Win A $50 TJ-Maxx Gift Card!

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | April 5, 2011 at 8:48 am


Congratulations Emma!

So earlier when I got to visit the special Spring line-up for TJ-Maxx I was so eager to do some changes at home. In fact when I mentioned it to the kind folks of TJ-Maxx they were keen to offer my readers a chance too.  Since I knew many things were affordable I struggled choosing a room to buy stuff for, I could have just as easily bought something for me (in fact I almost did) but decided to get something I would never have anyway.

To make birthdays more intimate we are having 3 parties for the 3 girls. One each for their class, and one fore an excuse for our friends to get-together. I wanted a theme that would would manage many kids (other than a miracle) but be affordable and used in all the parties. I mean it is pretty unreal to throw loads of money of parties but in poor taste in this economy but we all want to create a memorable time so we have that dilemma too. We decided to just have a movie day for each birthday but change the movie for each party based on the birthday girl’s favorite. I made invitations like tickets to send out.

So I was really tempted with all the wonderful patio seating, especially seeing the fresh colors and you can see why!

Even the kitchen stuff called my name, especially when I saw they had dishes inspired by the Palm Restaurant. I ate there once and was pretty impressed. The girls’ room furniture was too cute and may deserve a revisit.  I decided to do the one thing that I never do – splurge! At the prices at TJ-Maxx you can. You know the cool neat stuff you get as gifts but seldom indulge in yourself? Yes, that stuff.

So I thought why not get those big popcorn machines??? I mean NOTHING says movies like popcorn, right? I dabbled at getting some smaller ones to save more money but decided I could host many a party with the big baby! So to set the theme I got the biggest popcorn machine which even had the movie LED lights on it but used regular popcorn. also managed to get some fancy popcorn boxes. They had various styles from basic to girlish to scaryish.

Then I got a pitcher which guests could serve themselves (yeah I am ready for the little clumsy hands too) and since the ice is at the bottom the drinks won’t water down, plus I can throw in some colorful fruit for eye-candy. Speaking of fruits, I spied some longer toothpick like skewers and I thought they would be fabulous for fruit kebabs I would make. Moms would thank me for that.

Now your turn.

Want to Win a $50 Gift Card to be used at TJ-Maxx or Marshalls?

To win tell me what would you by at TJ-Maxx? Contest closes 16th April  2011 . Winners chose by

To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do (please don’t leave your email address in the comment).  This gives you additional ways to win the contest but are optional entries.

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Disclosure: I received giftcards to use towards part of the purchase.


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    becky says:

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    Meredith says:

    I would buy some new summer clothes… I live in Boston and I buy summer clothes early to help get me through the long winter! Thanks for the chance!

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    I would get some sandals and summer stuff.Thanks for the chance.

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    Sharon Harmon says:

    I would buy some t-shirts and capris pants! ;)

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    Patrice says:

    I love TJ Maxx! I would buy some shorts and a knit top and some of their kitchen gadgets.

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    Christy says:

    I’d buy my daughter’s Easter dress

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    chris says:

    would buy t-shirts

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    Heather S says:

    I would get khaki capris and a cute top

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    clarissa says:

    i would get something for my upcoming baby. I was at TJ Maxx the other day and saw great prices on onesies and other baby basics

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    nicole says:

    I would get some new kitchen utensils.

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    Sharon R says:

    I would love to buy new sheets

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    Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to get some infant clothing for my baby on the way.

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    Jennifer T. says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

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    Stephanie Hodges says:

    I would like to get a king size sheets for our new bed.

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    Chelsei Ryan says:

    I would buy some decor items to spruce up my home like some bright frames and candle holders…etc.

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    Laura Emerson says:

    I would buy a new skirt, shirt and comfortable shoes. My job ends at the end of this month and I have to go job hunting. A new outfit will boost my confidence as I am scared to death.

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    Kristen says:

    There’s so much i would buy! I definitely need some summer clothes. I had a baby a few months ago and still don’t fit into any of my old clothes :(
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    Kristen says:

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    Kristen says:

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    Melanie says:

    I just lost 25 lbs. I need new clothes!!!

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    CJ Lucke says:

    You had me at Giant Popcorn Machine.

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    Melanie says:

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    Kristi C says:

    I would buy me some new sandals for summer.

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    Lori Hart says:

    I would buy a nice blingy spring handbag!

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    Ruth LeGrand says:

    I would buy a lamp that i have been looking at.

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    Ashley says:

    Some new summer clothes for myself!

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    John says:

    I need nice backpack.

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    Natalia says:

    I would like to buy some summer clothes.

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    linda lansford says:

    would buy a nightgown at TJ-Maxx

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    pamk says:

    I would spend it on a new spring wardrobe

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    karen M says:

    Love to have the Popcorn maker you have pictured or a few fun dishes for cookouts

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    already a subscriber

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    Michelle says:

    We are finally using our kids playroom for its intended purpose (dining room) and it is in serious need of some funky new decor!

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    Richa Verma says:

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    Sheila K. says:

    I would buy some new clothes for my boy Joey!

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    elizabeth says:

    I would buys some sandals for summer!

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    i am a facebook fan (elizabeth s.)

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    elizabeth says:

    i liked this post via facebook

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    debp says:

    We have a marshells here. I love their food section. I always shop there, and find things I can’t get in the grocery stores.

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    Heather M. says:

    I’d get my son some new clothes for Spring.

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    Patricia says:

    I would get a new pair of shorts and some sandals.

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    jennifer b says:

    i would get some new shoes and a nice bra

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    wcc says:

    I would love to buy a nice Summer dress. Thanks for the chance! :)

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    Carol Bryant says:

    I would buy summer clothes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Deb Hess says:

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    Deb Hess says:

    I would buy a new swimsuit..oh, and a cute little summer dress! I can think of sooo many other things I would buy from TJ-Maxx. LOVE looking around in there and finding treasures :)

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    Deb Hess says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

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    Deb Hess says:

    I am already a fan on Facebook :)

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    I “liked” this contest on Facebook :)

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    Susan C says:

    I would get a new summer beach bag.
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    Susan C says:

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    Erin M. says:

    I would love to buy myself a purse at TJMAXX!
    They have some great brands

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    I’m a fan on Facebook!

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    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Pick up some new bedsheets for the house

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    Jennifer G. says:

    I would by a few pairs of cute summer sandals!

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    Annmarie W. says:

    I would love to get some new capris at TJMaxx!

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    Annmarie W. says:

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    katfam says:

    I would get some spring clothes for myself. I’ve lost weight since last year, so I don’t think any of my spring and summer clothes are going to fit any longer.

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    Tabathia B says:

    I would get a few bathing suits and sandals

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    Suzanne K says:

    I’d either get myself some new jeans or a nice rolling carry on suitcase

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    Pat says:

    I would buy shoes.

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    Liz says:

    I would get either some clothes for my daughter and upcoming daughter or decor for my daughter’s new bedroom

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    Sylvie W says:

    I would like to purchase several spring/summer scarves. It changes an outfit so much and brights a face.

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    Meaghan F. says:

    I would definitely get some nice, professional clothes. I’m going to graduate college soon and need more dress clothes. Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

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    jolene says:

    id buy some outdoor stuff, chairs or decorations

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    Sarah Matos says:

    If I won I would buy some home decor. I love that section of there store.

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    Kristy T says:

    I’d love to buy some new baby clothes for my growing girl! Thanks for hosting :)

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    Patricia Treskovich says:

    would buy shoes or slacks

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    Daniel M says:

    need some shorts for the good weather

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    Penny Snyder says:

    Would love to buy some new clothes for work!!

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    megan says:

    I would buy my husband a new pair of sneaks. It’s long overdue.

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    MelissaO says:

    I’d buy some accessories…maybe a belt and a bag. And some new yoga clothes.

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    angie says:

    I would buy some sneakers.

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    John S. says:

    I want new cargo pants for my son; he is growing quickly. Thanks for the chance.

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    Jammie says:

    My daughter is in need of some Summer clothes, so we would buy her a few new outfits.

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    ferriz says:

    good question! i could use some new jeans!


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    Hoa says:

    I would buy a new summer dress.


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    Hoa says:

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    Hoa says:

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I would use it to buy a new swim suit, thanks!

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    Diana says:

    I am a follower and also LOVE TJMaxx – I even know when the trucks come at our local stores….there isn’t anything you can’t find there!!!

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    Melinda Gordon says:

    Ahhh, I just returned from a trip browsing every aisle of TJ. Why is everything SO amazing there? I would buy my baby girl a new dress, my hubby a new pair of sandals and um..a toliet paper holder. hahah!! I have been wanting one but don’t have the money to blow ;-)

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    Kendra says:

    I would get a new handbag.

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    Kendra says:

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    Kendra says:

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    Martha Payne says:

    If I were the lucky winner, I’d get clothes for my oldest son and things to decorate our new house with. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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    Martha Payne says:

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    Martha Payne says:

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    joanne major says:

    i would buy summer clothes for the grandkids

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    Theresa D says:

    I would buy a new pair of summer sandals.