T.J. Maxx/Marshalls Back to School Shopping + Huge Discounts = Happy Mom!

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Back to School shopping can be a busy and financially stressful time for parents.  In a recent poll done my Mom Central Consulting they found that 25% of moms waited til the last minute to do their back to school shopping.  I was one of those moms.

This was my first time doing back to school shopping for a child (I’ve done some back to school shopping for my husband before).  Because Big Brother is only in Pre-K he wasn’t demanding or at all particular about what kind of clothes he got.   Even though Big Brother hadn’t requested any new clothes for school, he is outgrowing his size 4 clothes and will need some size 5 clothes pretty soon.

My whole married life has been lived on a student income so I consider myself fairly expert in knowing the best stores to go for the best deals.  “Off-price” stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls are great because you can buy high quality (oftentimes designer) apparel at a fraction of the price you’d pay at a department store.  TJ Maxx and Marshalls buyers are “trend experts” who keep up with cutting-edged trends so we moms can have the latest trends at our fingertips.  No having to settle for last year’s styles.

When I went to Marshalls it was to buy a few specific things Big Brother was in need of: a button down shirt, jeans, and a pair of khakis.  As is often the case, I was underwhelmed by the selection of little boys clothes.  It is a rare store that has an adequate selection of little boys clothes.  They didn’t have any pants other than jeans and warm-up pants.  The only brand of button down shirt they had was Ralph Lauren.  That is great if you’re looking for a high end brand, but even at $16.99, it is more than I usually spend for a child’s shirt.

My favorite finds were the jeans I got for Big Brother.  I got a pair of Hurley Jeans, regularly priced at $35, for just $10!  I also bought a pair of Paper Denim & Cloth jeans, regularly priced at $62, for just $13! Score!

Head on over to Mom Central where you can enter to win a $100 Gift Card to T.J. Maxx & Marshalls!  Just click the image below to go there.

What do you do to to save money on your back to school shopping?  What was your best back to school find this year?

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and received a gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.