Friday, December 26, 2008

Marshalls Winter Wonderland of Savings

Okay, so I am a self proclaimed last minute shopper! Anyone with me? So, when I was contacted to participate in Marshalls Winter Wonderland of Savings Promotion I was very excited! They sent me a $25 gift card to use at Marshalls to finish some of my last minute shopping.

In case you haven't heard of Marshalls they are a group of stores that provide the same quality merchandise for 20-60% less than department stores and high end boutiques. These excellent prices are not just holiday magic. While other retailers are cancelling holiday orders, Marshalls buyers are swooping in to make purchases for less, which they then pass on to shoppers. Now that’s spreading some holiday cheer! From great gifts, to designer clothing and shoes to entertaining and seasonal d├ęcor items, Marshalls has everything you need for a holiday season worth celebrating.

So on Christmas Eve (yes I did say last minute!) I headed to my local Marshalls to see what I could find. The store looked great and was playing some really festive music. They still had a really great selection of items even though it was Christmas Eve. I wasn't really sure who I had in mind to buy for, but I did know I wanted to find some great bargains!

First a quick stroll through the shoe department (you can never have enough shoes). If you are looking for great designer shoes this is the place for you! But, I wasn't here to shop for myself, so I moved on!

My next favorite thing, bags and purses! This is where I found these cute little Bring It On bags by Nike.




These cute little bags fold up really small and tight to fit in your purse or diaper bag so you always have your own eco friendly bag when you take a quick trip to store! I'll take 3, one for mom, one for a friend and yep one me! I just couldn't resist! I wish they would have had more.

Next, I browsed through the gift section. Wow, they had everything you could ever imagine! Bath sets, cookbooks, frames, vases, gourmet gift sets, pet items, tons of kitchen gadgets, pots, pans, home decor, books the list goes on and on! The thing I really like about this section of Marshalls is that they have really unique items. Just when I think I can't find something for that hard to buy person on my list, there it is right in front of me at Marshalls and at a great price too! I have to remember to come here next time I need a cool birthday gift.

Next stop, kids section. They had so many nice name brand toys at great prices. I saw a lot of things that looked really neat that I had not seen in the local toy stores. I was already done shopping for all the toys on my list so I figured I better not buy any more! I decided to look at the clothes. I found these 2 really cute Carters items for my 3 month old nephew. As I was heading toward the checkout lines, I spotted a section of Pittsburgh sports items. Lots of Steeler, Penguin and Pirate stuff. My hubby is a huge sports fan and I found this nice Penguin t-shirt for him and a really cool Steeler hat for my son.









My hubby is also a hunter and a baseball coach and I found this really nice Duoflod Varitherm shirt to keep warm on those cold days outside. I looked around a little more and managed not to buy anything else for myself, but I found some really great stuff I want to go back for after Christmas!

So, off to the checkout! Here is the breakdown of what I purchased

3 Nike bags ------------- retail $24.99 ~ Marshalls price $4.99
Carters Christmas onsie --- retail $7.99 ~ Marshalls price $2.99
Carters onsie gift set ---- retail $12.00 ~ Marshalls price $6.99
Pens t-shirt ------------- retail $16.00 ~ Marshalls price $9.99
Steeler fitted hat -------- retail $16.00 ~ Marshalls price $7.99
Mens Duofold shirt ------ retail $24.99 ~ Marshalls price $12.99
TOTALS
--------------- retail $151.95 ~ MY PRICE $55.92!!!!!!!!!

I saved over 70% by shopping a Marshalls. Now that's a deal worth sharing.

Now it's my turn to spread some post holiday cheer! I have a $25 T.J. Maxx gift card to give away to one of you! T.J. Maxx is owned by the same company as Marshalls and they have the same brand name merchandise at rock bottom prices!

Main entry: complete both parts to be eligible
1. Subscribe to my blog via reader (left sidebar) & leave a comment telling me who you would shop for with the gift card 1 entry
2. Follow my blog (left sidebar) & leave a comment that you are following. 1 entry
Bonus entries:
1. Follow me on Twitter
http://twitter.com/craftymamaof4. Leave a comment.
2. Follow TJ Maxx on Twitter http://twitter.com/tjmaxx. Leave a comment.
3. Post my giveaway on a social networking site like Twitter or Facebook and leave a link to your post in your comment. Can do this 1 time each day.
4. Post a link to my contest on your blog. Leave a link to your post in your comment.

5. Grab my button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog.


PLEASE don't forget you leave your Twitter ID or email address in one of your comments for notification. I will not hunt you down if you win.

This contest will end at 11:59 pm on Saturday, January 3rd. The winner will be chosen by random.org. The winner will be posted on this site on Sunday, January 4th and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Thank you to Marshalls and TJ Maxx including me in this exciting promotion! I had a great time shopping :)

Good luck!

97 comments:

Toni-Lynn said...

I so love those bags! OMG how cute!

#1 NEVER wins but I am doing it anyway LOL I will spread my entries out haha! (unless someone posts while I am!)

I am a subscriber (that's how I found it so fast!) and I would definitely spend it on my Boys (6 and 19m) They always need something growing like weeds!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Toni-Lynn
@Holly_GPB
Grocery Price Blog

Toni-Lynn said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Thanks for the Giveaway!

Toni-Lynn
@Holly_GPB

Kim @ What's That Smell said...

I subscribed by Feed Demon

I would spend the gift card on clothes for my kids.

kim@accidentalmommies.com

Toni-Lynn said...

I am now following TJ Maxx on Twitter!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Toni-Lynn
@Holly_GPB

Toni-Lynn said...

I Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/Holly_GPB/statuses/1080381186

Thanks for the Giveaway!
Toni-Lynn
@Holly_GPB

valerie2350 said...

blogged
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2008/12/craftymama-tjmaxx-giveaway-1309.html

Liz said...

I subscribed via google reader. I would use this gift card on my children some new jeans, because they are running a little low on pants/jeans. Thanks

Liz said...

I am following you on twitter, I am lizzydear


lizzydearslife at gmail dot com

venarice123 said...

I subscribed to your blog as venarice123. Thank you.

Shel said...

I'm subscribed via Google Reader.

I'd shop for my 12 year old daughter, Danielle. She's growing like a weed and all her jeans no longer fit. She could use a new pair.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I follow you on twitter (username:auntiethesis)

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm now following TJ Maxx on twitter (username:auntiethesis)

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1080498370

shel704 at aol dot com

Shamrocker99 said...

I subscribed via google reader and I would use the gift card for my daughter to show her the beauty of shopping without paying full price!

Shamrocker99 said...

I just twittered! http://twitter.com/Shamrocker99/status/1080862834
Shamrocker99 at aol dot com

A Fly On The Wall said...

I followed you and TJMax pn Twitter and would love to follow your blog but the "Follow This Blog" link wasn't there?

Robyn Hawk
http://tucsongemshow.blogspot.com
@aflyonthewall

sewducky said...

I followed, posted on twitter and reposted the contest on twitter for you and suscribed.

And as to who I would do it for, I'd say me. Just because I haven't gotten anything new or a gift in about 8 years now.

sewducky on twitter

Ana said...

Hi there...
Subscribed to your blog via reader, and am following it. I would shop for my 6 year old boy...he's at that stage where he keeps growing out of pants before they really get a lot of use!

lisa said...

how fun - what a great idea! Ok, so I have my RSS feed set up, I'm following your blog, I follow you on twitter already, I'll follow TJ Maxx (love them, there's one right down the street from me), and I'll give your contest a tweet! That's 5 entries, right? I would use the GC to buy a Valentine's Day gift for the hubs! Although it will be hard not to buy myself a purse, they have great deals on designer bags!! :-) Thanks!
Lisa - lafemmepapier@yahoo.com

blueviolet said...

I subscribed via google reader and I would shop for my daughter. We always find something we like there!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

blueviolet said...

I signed up through my dashboard to follow your blog because it doesn't show the option of doing so on your site?!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

I also follow you on twitter (blueviolet)

DeAnna Troupe said...

I would shop for DH. He never gets anything but grief from his family.
I'm on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/deannatroupe
I also subscribed and I'll tweet after #gno.

This Military Mama said...

I have subscribed through bloglines :)

I would shop for my daughter. My friend was just telling me that have some great snow suits on sale in my daughters size.

grainsofhope said...

I follow you on Twitter.

I would shop for my 10 year old son. As the 4th boy in the family, he lives in hand-me-downs which, unfortunately, have seen better days - much better days in some cases.

Maryann
@grainsofhope

This Military Mama said...

I am following TJMaxx on Twitter too! Didn't even know they were on there, thanks for letting me know

@MilitaryMama

CTgirlinKS said...

I am a subscriber ~ I would shop (as usual) for my dd's and dh.

Great giveaway!

CTgirlinKS said...

Left a message on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600225860&ref=name#/profile.php?id=600225860&ref=name&pub=2915120374

PowerSweepstaking said...

following tjmaxx on twitter...
oops for both here and previous entry, username is sweepstaking

PowerSweepstaking said...

in the process now of placing your button on the sidebar at
http://www.powersweepstaking.com/SweepstakesWinners/

jennifer57 said...

subscribed to follow your blog :)

those bags look great :)

I would probably spend it on myself if i won since i'm always getting for everyone else but never myself.

Jennifer said...

HEY, I follow you on twitter @craigsbeardwax

I would definitely buy for my 4 boys...woo...

Great idea! I am also going to put your link on my blog @ craigsbs.blogspot.com

Thank you, Jennifer

6p00e554df2b238833 said...

I cannot follow you on Blogger because I'm a TypePad blogger, not a Blogger blogger!

But I am following you on Twitter :)

@KendraAnn

kendrah_11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

KendraAnn said...

Now subscribing to TJMAXX on Twitter! Awesome :)

I love shopping there, by the way. For one thing, you never know what you are going to find, and you also never know what kind of awesome deals you're going to find!

kendrah_11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Dianna said...

I've subscribed to the blog too! I would probably spend the gift certificate on myself, because I'm ALWAYS spending money on my three girls! They're more fun to buy for than me, but I need new workout clothes and shoes for work!

Dianna said...

And, because one entry is never enough, I also follow you on Twitter!

mamainpajamas

Dianna said...

And ONE more *lol* - a retweet on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/mamainpajamas/status/1094411630

ChristiS said...

If I won the gift card, I think I'd go looking for some black boots!

I've subscribed via bloglines!

Sarah said...

I subscribed via Feedburner... and I would honestly probably spend the gift card on myself!

A girl can never have too many shoes....

Donna said...

I subscribed to your feed, and I am following your blog.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I subscribed to your feed, and I am following your blog.

I didn't know if I was supposed to leave a second comment for the second entry.

 
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