12 things that are cheaper at T.J. Maxx than on Amazon

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12 things that are cheaper at T.J. Maxx than on Amazon
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If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper, you already know that the online retailer offers a convenient way to buy various products at a lower price than traditional retail stores.

But if you haven’t done much comparison shopping lately, you may not realize what you can find for less at stores like T.J. Maxx!

Read more: 12 money-saving secrets to know about T.J. Maxx & Marshalls

Cheaper than Amazon? Find these items for less at T.J. Maxx

Popular discount retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Ross say they save shoppers 20% to 60% off regular department store or specialty store prices on the name brand products that people really love.

Merchandise changes frequently, providing a treasure hunt experience that keeps shoppers coming back.

There’s no question that Amazon has hurt struggling department stores like Macy’s and Sears, which have recently announced store closings, but don’t underestimate the “T.J Maxx effect.”

Glen Zubia, a Texas man who paid off $50,000 of personal debt by flipping name brand merchandise for a profit, knows his way around discount stores.

He told me that T.J. Maxx is most likely to beat Amazon’s prices on these items:

  • Name brand clothing
  • Purses
  • Luggage
  • Tech accessories

Using Amazon’s app, we compared Amazon’s prices (including Prime) with T.J. Maxx.

12 things cheaper at T.J. Maxx than Amazon

If you haven’t used Amazon’s app to price check while shopping, just enter an item into the search bar or click on the camera icon to launch the barcode scanner.

So let’s get to the 12 things that you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx!

1. Underwear — Perry Ellis Portfolio boxers

  • Amazon price: $16.95
  • T.J. Maxx price: $8

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

2. Candles — Richly Scented Candle, Warm Tobacco Pipe

  • Amazon price: $22.02
  • T.J. Maxx price: $7.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

3. Adult coloring books — Color Me Happy

  • Amazon price: $11.39
  • T.J. Maxx price: $7.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

4. Backpacks — Adidas Prime backpack

  • Amazon price: $41.55
  • T.J. Maxx price: $39.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

5. Phone cases — Speck iPhone case

  • Amazon price: $17.99
  • T.J. Maxx price: $9.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

6. Clothing — The North Face men’s jacket

  • Amazon price: $199
  • T.J. Maxx price: $129.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

7. Luggage — Kenneth Cole Reaction suitcase

  • Amazon price: $89.95
  • T.J. Maxx price: $59.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

8. Perfume and cologne — CK2 women’s fragrance

  • Amazon price: $75
  • T.J. Maxx price: $29.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

9. Travel accessories — Sharper Image travel neck pillow

  • Amazon price: $27.99
  • T.J. Maxx price: $9.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

10. Purses — Michael Kors Austin large shoulder tote

  • Amazon price: $299.98
  • T.J. Maxx price: $89

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

11. Beauty products — Biosilk Silk Therapy shampoo

  • Amazon price: $29.91
  • T.J. Maxx price: $16.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

12. Bedding — Lauren by Ralph Lauren sheet set

  • Amazon price: $93.56
  • T.J. Maxx price: $49.99

Cheaper than Amazon? 12 things you can buy for less at T.J. Maxx

Look for the yellow tags!

As you may have noticed, several of the T.J. Maxx items I found had yellow tags on them, which means they’re part of a semiannual final clearance sale.

12 things cheaper at T.J. Maxx than Amazon

  • White tags: Regular price
  • Red tags: Clearance price
  • Yellow tags: Final clearance price

Read more secret ways to save at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls here.

Final thought

The bottom line is that developing a habit of comparison shopping, whether it’s using Amazon’s app or conducting a simple Google search, can save you a lot of money over time.

Remember to shop around and never assume that one retailer will always have the lowest price.

And finally, you should pretty much never pay full price for anything! Check out Clark Deals to find all the very best deals and discounts available every day.

Never miss another Amazon Prime deal again!

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Mike Timmermann About the author:
Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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