Spurge or Steal TJ Maxx Contest Winner & Prices

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!  I spent it with my family in my hometown, and I ate turkey, but I actually had more honey glazed ham this year.  Remember that tomorrow is Cyber Monday, the best day of the year to shop online.  Make sure you check the online sales out!

Prices of Steal or Splurge outfits

Here are the answers to the Splurge or Steal contest:

I asked you to leave a comment telling me which outfit you thought was the steal (from TJ Maxx) in both photos.  You should have answered Left for #1, Right for #2.

#1: Splurge: $707.99, Steal: $346.94.  The white shoes cost $99.99 at department stores, while only costing $19.99 at TJ Maxx.


#2: Splurge: $734.49, Steal: $334.95.  The purple Frye boots (which I bought) only cost $129.99, versus $279 at department stores.


Congratulations, Jennifer! You guessed right and were randomly chosen to win a Shoe Smitten Wine Glass.  I will be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address so that I can send your glass to you asap.

And kudos to those of you who also guessed correctly: Elisa, chris s, Shauna Owens, sandy, Elizabeth M., Susan Ledet.

Isn’t it amazing what deals you can find at TJ Maxx?  I highly recommend you take a shopportunity when you have some time.  You’ll be blown away by what you might find!

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2008 Shoe Smitten Holiday Gift Guide

After returning from Boston, I suddenly realized that Christmas and the New Year are right around the corner!  So I’ve put together a Shoe Smitten holiday gift guide that I hope will make your gift shopping a little easier when it comes to the shoe fanatics on your list.

Below each item on the guide, I’ve listed the price, where to buy it and the last day you can order it to make sure you receive it before Christmas.  You have 5 weeks (in some cases, less)…and…GO!  Happy shopping!

View the complete Shoe Smitten 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Shopping!

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You Guess – Splurge or Steal? Win a Shoe Smitten Wine Glass!

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls put on a Splurge or Steal Runway Show to show us how the fashions found in their stores are just as good as those found in full-price department and specialty stores.  Which of the outfits below do you think came from T.J. Maxx or Marshalls and cost less?  Enter the contest below!



To enter, leave a comment including ALL of the following:

  • Your name and email
  • Which outfits in these two pictures are the Steal – left or right (which outfit cost less?)
  • What it is about the TJ Maxx/Marshalls shopping experience that dissatisfies you?

Contest ends Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 11:59pm Central Time.  Out of those entries with the correct answers, I will randomly pick one winner Wednesday, Nov. 26th and notify them via email.  The winner will receive a free Shoe Smitten wine glass!  I will update this post after the winner has been announced with the answer and a full price rundown for each outfit pictured.  Good luck!

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