My Halloween Score (and a $100 T.J. Maxx Gift Card Giveaway!)
A few weeks ago, T.J.Maxx contacted me with a really fun challenge — they’d send me a gift card and I’d make the biggest “score” I could at a location — and then give two of you the opportunity to do the same!
Obviously, the intention was to give me the opportunity to discover the new fall fashions at T.J.Maxx at a time we were transitioning from summer to fall — but I felt conflicted…how does one rationalize buying bunches of new clothes when they are in the middle of a body transformation? (Or at least attempting one!)
Well, they shop for an OCCASION.
So, I took my $250 T.J.Maxx gift card and went shopping yesterday for the ingredients for my Halloween concept. (And got a few other things while I was there, obviously.)
Check out all I got:
4 sets of tights, various brands and shades. (Yes, I’m obsessed with brightly colored tights and wear them all the time– but I also needed a specific shade for last night’s look.)
An adorable little Tea N Rose dress (in picture at left, it was pivotal for my outfit – and only $16.99!)
Not one but TWO scarves (one pictured here) – it’s getting chilly outside. And, well, I needed that one for said costume.
Lingerie section: Yes, I bought stuff worn in this picture. Obviously, it is not pictured. But it involved 3 bra/panty sets – and new PJs!
Housewares: Yes, I bought myself a sexy new magenta frying pan (because frying pans CAN be sexy) AND a new mattress pad for my bed. Total cost of two combined? $25. How could I not? I’m so domesticated!
Denim: Not one but two pairs of jeans. It goes against everything I said above about not dressing for my current weight (I have 20 pounds to go, you guys!) — but obviously I need to not be naked right now, either! And we’re not talking cheap denim — Buffalo!
OK, so all these things, put together $218.Seriously. Crazy.
That means I have $31 left on my gift card to go back another time!
Now, your turn. TWO of you are going to win a $100 TJ Maxx Gift Card, so you can make your own score. To enter to win,
1. Make sure you are following @AlyWalansky and @TJMaxx on Twitter AND retweet this giveaway.
2. Comment below or tweet me and tell me what you hope to be able to score with this gift card this season.
3. Try to guess what my costume was! Make me feel validated. Believe it or not, most people couldn’t figure it out at the party last night and it made me sad! Show you are smarter than the Brooklyn bar scene!
Deadline to enter is November 15. Good luck!