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.

  • Subscribe to Mommy Niri (and verify the subscription to be valid) and leave a separate comment that you did. Already a subscriber (thank you) then leave a comment stating you are
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  • Tweet it using the green Tweet button above. Then leave a comment you did.
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Disclosure: I received giftcards to use towards part of the purchase.


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    kittycardero says:

    I would buy new towels at TJ-Maxx.

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    Claire says:

    I would get myself a new pair of shoes!

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    nanjhall says:

    I need new sandals this year so that is probably what I would look for.

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    patricia says:

    With summer just around the corner, I need a new bathing suit and would love to win your contest and purchase it at TJMaxx this year!

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    aubreylaine says:

    I’d get a new lamp for my living room!

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    ashley says:

    something pretty for me for summer – probably a shirt, and new shoes for my kid… he goes through them tooooo quickly!

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    Martina says:

    I would buy clothes for my baby who’s due in the summer at TJ-Maxx.

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    Barbara says:

    I would buy some new bath linens. Towels, bath mats, etc.

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    Valeen N says:

    I’d buy my daughter a new dress!

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    Karen says:

    I would buy my boys some much needed summer clothes.

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    Debbie C says:

    I would buy a new handbag at TJ Maxx.

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    Happi Shopr says:

    Mama needs new shoes!

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    Jenny says:

    I would get a new set of summer plates and cutlery!

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    Gail W says:

    I like to buy sandals at TJMaxx!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I would buy clothes.

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    Jessica says:

    I would get a new pair of sandals for spring

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    Erica C. says:

    I’d love to get a dress for spring.

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    gala2 says:

    I’d by a set of sheets for my new bed

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    Hilary says:

    I would shop for my girls

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    Karen M says:

    I would definitely buy something for our backyard patio. We will be spending a lot of time outdoors. Thanks.

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    I would buy running clothes for the summer!

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    Tonya Dean says:

    I need some new bras, so that is what I would get.


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    Theresa says:

    I’d buy my daughter some new jeans. Just this week she has ripped out the knees in 2 pairs! I can’t wait for summer to roll around. We are going broke replacing jeans!


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    I am already a facebook follower (Theresa Haga Mahoney)

    Thank You!

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    Erin T says:

    I just bought a cool dress at TJ MAxx. I would love to get a cute pair of sandals to go with it.

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    Steph A says:

    I would buy some new spring shirts and maybe a sundress!

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    Nancy Meyer says:

    I’m starting graduate school in June and I need to get some new clothes to look like a professional for my internship. It’s so expensive to dress like an adult!

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    chastidy says:

    I need some new shoes :)

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    Oops! Forgot the first entry :)

    I’d love to gift this to my daughter-in-law. She saw some cute dresses at TJ Maxx last week and was wishing she could get one!

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    Geoff K says:

    My local TJ Maxx has a Home Goods section, so I’d definitely buy some new sheets and pillows for the bed from their vast collection. Thanks!

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    Tracey Byram says:

    I’d look for a cute bag and sandals for spring.

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    clynsg says:

    I would look for some summer sandals.

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    Colleen S says:

    I would pick up some bed pillows, I just noticed ours were a mismatched tragic mess!

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    Rosey says:

    I would buy some new shoes for Spring.

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    amie d says:

    I would buy my son some new summer clothes! Thanks!

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    I’d get new summer sandals, preferrably red ones.

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    I would buy pretty spring clothes!

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    Darcy Bishop says:

    I would buy a new pair of shoes!

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    barbara wright says:

    TJ Maxx has GREAT college-themed stuff, and their selection changes regularly. So I’d buy…. whatever they had…. for my college kids!

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    Jean D. says:

    I need new clothes of every variety, but I’d especially love to find some pretty spring tops.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    a new purse

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    I would buy shoes.

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    I’d buy some new summer clothes.

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    I’d get a new pair of sandals

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    Justine says:

    I would buy some shirts or hoodies at TJMaxx, they always have a great selection!

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    Pamela S says:

    I have a graduation party the end of May or early June, so I could use some party supplies too! I didn’t even know they had that stuff!! Thanks.

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    Tia Carter says:

    a new wardrobe

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    Sarah L says:

    I’ll buy some summer clothes for a trip I’ll be taking.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Jean N. says:

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    I would buy spring dresses!

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    Chrysa says:

    I would buy new sandals.

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    josie says:

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    Jennifer R says:

    I would get some new summer non breakable dishware for eating on our patio.

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    I would buy some work clothes that I desperately need