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Back-to-School Giveaway: $25 Gift Card to TJ Maxx or Marshall’s

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 18, 2009 · 572 comments


Tune in all week for hot Back-To-School Giveaways. I’ve got some great prizes for the kids, with a couple of special prizes to pamper mom!!! Look for a new 48-hour giveaway each morning and each afternoon, and be sure to check out all of the current giveaways for other great prizes!

Looking for more ways to stretch that back-to-school budget? If so, T.J. Maxx and Marshall's may just be the way to go. With name brands and high quality clothing at bargain prices, both of these stores get you more for your money, which is a huge help when you've got growing kids and changing fashions each season!

Two lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a $25 gift card – one to T.J. Maxx and one to Marshall's – to help you dress your kids as they head back to school.

To enter, tell me your best tip for getting more out of your kids' back-to-school wardrobes. Do you layer summer tank tops to get more wear? Do you throw capris under summer skirts to take them into fall?


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Share your best tips for stretching your kids' wardrobes and dressing them for less!

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3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(1) $25 T.J. Maxx gift card
(1) $25 Marshall's gift card

This giveaway ends at noon EST on Thursday, 8/20. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Larena August 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I use hoodies to wear over t-shirts for fall.

2 Lindsey August 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm

I buy long sleeve undershirts so he can wear his short sleeve shirts during the winter too. I also buy him hoodies. Sometimes (if he doesn't grow too fast and is inbetween sizes), I am able to buy things a little bigger and then he can get two years out of it.

3 Katie August 20, 2009 at 12:18 am

I pass clothes down from older kids to the younger ones. And I look on ebay or craigslist.

4 Heather August 20, 2009 at 12:27 am

We shop at local children's consignment shops and also hit the "end of summer" sales for basics like t-shirts, leggings, tank-tops. My daughter likes to layer skirts/leggings and tank-tops over long-sleeved and shirt-sleeved shirts. I also try and take advantage of sales and coupons as much as possible.

5 Adina August 20, 2009 at 1:06 am

hand me downs!

6 Adina August 20, 2009 at 1:07 am

I'm a subscriber.

7 Cynthia August 20, 2009 at 1:41 am

Layering. We buy long sleeve shirts and layer underneath short sleeve shirts for the fall/winter.

8 Cori Westphal August 20, 2009 at 1:52 am

I always try to buy off season so that saves a ton of money. Also, I do layer clothes for them. We buy some plain long sleeve tees to wear under tanks and tee shirts all year round!

9 Cori Westphal August 20, 2009 at 1:53 am

I'm a member of the forums: coriwestphal

10 Cori Westphal August 20, 2009 at 1:53 am

I'm a subscriber.

11 Deni August 20, 2009 at 3:03 am

We buy a lot of t-shirts and then the kids layer with their favorite hoodies all year.

12 Rebecca Manning August 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

I purchase plain, long sleeve cotton shirts for my kids. I can usually get them at consignment shops or even thrift stores. When the weather gets cooler, my kids wear them under their short sleeve shirts to extend the life of them.

13 Danielle Meek August 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

One great way to stretch my boys wardrobes are hand me downs, but I also layer short sleeves over long sleeves so they more use out of their short sleeves and keep their long sleeves stain free for longer lol.. I'm already subscribed to your emails and love them! Thanks!

14 Vicki Wurgler August 20, 2009 at 10:11 am

hand-me downs help and I buy basic colors and styles and layer them

15 Mindy August 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

To make the most of our money for the kids wardrobe we try to buy to main things, tennis shoes and jeans, at Sears to use the kidvantage program if they get holes or wear them out before they grow out of them. ya gotta hate the holes in the knees of the jeans thing.

16 Mindy August 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

I subscribe already.

17 Sharon August 20, 2009 at 10:58 am

If jeans or pants get holes in them, we cut them off and sew them into shorts.

18 Pietra August 20, 2009 at 11:56 am

I'm already a registered subscriber.

19 kimberly August 20, 2009 at 11:57 am

Always looking out for clearance for the next season!

20 kimberly August 20, 2009 at 11:57 am

RSS subscriber

21 kimberly August 20, 2009 at 11:57 am

Forum member as well

22 Pietra August 20, 2009 at 11:59 am

I shop clearance racks for all of my family or end-of-season sales. We layer our tank tops under button up shirts, one of my daughters wears her leggings under jean skirts with layered tees.

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