I saved this giveaway for the middle of January for a reason - the holiday sales are just about over, the Christmas tree is down, and the long winter stretches ahead of us (with more snow to come, I'm sure).

I thought it would be nice to offer you a chance to treat yourself a bit with a little mini shopping spree courtesy of Marshalls!

I haven't shopped at Marshalls for a few years but when I was in college (way back when!) at Maryland, I loved hunting for deals at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. From clothes to stuff for my dorm room, I found all sorts of goodies at both stores.

In case you've never shopped at Marshalls and you're wondering what kind of merchandise they carry, their stock ranges from brand name fashions to jewelry to housewares, toys and electronics. You can even find gourmet food sets and unique gifts - shopping at Marshalls is like retail therapy with a dash of treasure hunt!

The prices can't be beat - everything in the store is at least 20% off retail and usually much more. And the stock in store is first quality and ever-changing since Marshalls receives thousands of new items each week.

Just be sure to give yourself a good amount of time if you're shopping in-store at Marshalls so you have plenty of time for bargain hunting; there's just SO much to browse; this is the biggest reason why I haven't shopped there recently. With three kids, my shopping time is limited! ;-)

Onto the giveaway!

I've been graciously given (1) $25 Marshalls gift card to give away to one lucky reader.

All you need to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment sharing your best in-store or online bargain hunting tip - no idea is too small! ;-)

You can earn an additional (3) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted (add the url from your tweet please).

2. Post about this giveaway at your blog with a link both to this post; come back and leave the URL of your post in a separate comment.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you MUST leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog - and if you do have a blog that is not public, be sure to leave me a means of contacting you. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on TUESDAY, January 26, 2010, at 10:00 pm EST . I will announce the winner (selected by Random.org) on WEDNESDAY, January 27, 2010.

Good luck!

Do you have a giveaway going on at your blogjoint? Drop your giveaway post link URL below and visit the other links to find more great giveaways, too! In the title of your link, please include this info: (Site Giveaway::Item::End Date of Giveaway). Thanks!

*DISCLOSURE: I also received a gift card to TJ Maxx as part of this giveaway; TJ Maxx and Marshalls are owned by the same parent company. For more about my personal disclosure policy, read my disclosure page.


  1. Kim // January 20, 2010 5:07 AM  

    The internet is my biggest tip, I try to plan my mall shopping trips by going on the internet to see what coupons I can use for my trip. I haven't had to buy panties for 13 year old in a year because of all the free ones we get from Victoria Secrets.


  2. The Bookworm // January 20, 2010 5:14 AM  

    Whenever I bargain hunt online, I always check retailmenot.com for coupon codes to get an even better deal on online sales.


  3. The Bookworm // January 20, 2010 5:14 AM  

    I'm a subscriber, via Google Reader.


  4. Kelli // January 20, 2010 6:16 AM  

    My tip: set your budget before leaving the house. It's too easy to get caught up in finding good deals!
    knh391 [at] gmail.com

  5. Kelli // January 20, 2010 6:23 AM  

    I tweeted about the giveaway ... http://twitter.com/knh391/status/7986901930

    knh391 [at] gmail.com

  6. Kelli // January 20, 2010 6:23 AM  

    I subscribe to your blog using Google Reader (as kelli.heath)
    knh391 [at] gmail.com

  7. Rebekah // January 20, 2010 8:14 AM  

    new subscriber through google reader

  8. llamamama // January 20, 2010 8:16 AM  

    I love this giveaway! When I shop online I always do a search for that store's coupons. I usually find something - even if it's just free shipping it helps!


  9. llamamama // January 20, 2010 8:17 AM  

    I also subscribe to your feed through Google Reader!


  10. suburban prep // January 20, 2010 9:33 AM  

    I follow you.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  11. suburban prep // January 20, 2010 9:35 AM  

    When it comes to grocery shopping my husband and I basically shop for what is in the flyer for the week on sale and we have a coupon box so we see if there are coupons that measure up to what we would like from the store. We also scour the internet for online coupons for particular items.

  12. The Fam // January 20, 2010 3:27 PM  

    I just look for the clearance signs! I go strait there and don't even look at full price items.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  13. The Fam // January 20, 2010 3:29 PM  

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/8004478581

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  14. The Fam // January 20, 2010 3:30 PM  

    I subscribe via reader!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  15. The Fam // January 20, 2010 3:32 PM  

    I blogged about this great giveaway here: http://finerfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-frugal-mom-marshalls-gc-giveaway.html

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  16. Tamara B. // January 20, 2010 5:38 PM  

    I a member of Shop At Home site and earn cash back on my purshases. They also have coupon codes to stretch your money further.

  17. Tamara B. // January 20, 2010 5:38 PM  

    I am a subscriber by email.

  18. JamieJ // January 20, 2010 6:00 PM  

    To think outside the box is my greatest tip and to sign for samples and freebies from reputable companies because they usually come with coupons as well. Thanks.


  19. JamieJ // January 20, 2010 6:01 PM  

    I subscribe to your email! Thank you!


  20. Haydensmommy05 // January 20, 2010 6:42 PM  

    When I shop online I make sure I check to see if there are any promo codes before checkout you usually can save soo much by this!!

  21. Haydensmommy05 // January 20, 2010 6:42 PM  

    I subscribe by email!

  22. Haydensmommy05 // January 20, 2010 6:42 PM  

    I tweeted!

  23. * // January 20, 2010 7:00 PM  

    I do loads of reasearch online before actually buying anything....I have saved a ton of money!

  24. * // January 20, 2010 7:00 PM  

    I subcribe to your RSS feed

  25. Tami H. // January 20, 2010 8:17 PM  

    I am a new subscriber on google reader as of this month. I love having the tips for Kroger! Thanks.

  26. Tami H. // January 20, 2010 8:18 PM  

    sorry, my info is tsb32@hotmail.com

  27. Dawn // January 21, 2010 5:59 AM  

    When I go shopping I always go straight for the sales racks. Kohl's is one of my favorite places to shop for clothes b/c they always have great sales racks.


  28. Dawn // January 21, 2010 6:00 AM  

    I am an e-mail subscriber.


  29. cpullum // January 21, 2010 7:07 PM  

    My deal this week is Von's has 3-12 pack of pepsi and a bag of Doritos for $7.99. This isen't in the ad but I saw a poster in the store and confimred it! I love Von's. I also get United Miles from Von's!! yeah!
    Carla in California!

  30. JC // January 21, 2010 10:23 PM  

    My best in-store hinting tip is always look for the clearance first. Online bargain hunting tip is to track the item daily, add it to your wishlist or shopping cart so you'd know the price varies.

  31. JC // January 21, 2010 10:24 PM  

    @tcarolinep twitter follower and tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/8060082327

  32. JC // January 21, 2010 10:24 PM  

    I'm a subscriber.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  33. JC // January 21, 2010 10:28 PM  


  34. Lori Sifuentes // January 22, 2010 9:53 AM  

    I am always reading the blogs to find out about any coupons to match sales when I go shopping.


  35. Lori Sifuentes // January 22, 2010 9:53 AM  

    Email subscriber.


  36. Maggie M.- maggiebugjuice@aol.com // January 22, 2010 10:15 AM  

    My one tip is to ALWAYS check the clearance racks and tables, even if I am running into CVS to get a prescription I check, I have gotten $25 games for my nieces for $2 on the clearance table!
    Maggie M.

  37. Sarah // January 23, 2010 8:47 AM  

    when shopping online, always go through ebates.com and do a google search for online coupons

  38. Coupon Clippin' Mommy // January 23, 2010 5:49 PM  

    Find places that double coupons!

    couponclippinmommy (at)yahoo(dot)com

  39. Nancy // January 24, 2010 5:37 PM  

    Love your blog!
    I'm an e-mail subscriber!

  40. Nancy // January 24, 2010 5:47 PM  

    My favorite on-line bargain hunting tip would be to set the search "lowest to highest" price. Most sites and search engines let you do it. I also go directly to sales and clearance sections of the sites. As others have mentioned "retailmenot" or googling the store name and "coupon code" works for me too.

  41. Emilie // January 25, 2010 10:43 PM  

    I shop Target clearance! I'm like a stalker when that stuff goes 50%-75% off! Have gotten many great deals that way. :)

  42. Carolsue // January 26, 2010 12:44 AM  

    I found a really pretty semi formal dress for my daughter's Winter Ball at Marshalls. Only $22.

  43. Carolsue // January 26, 2010 12:44 AM  

    I subscribe to your blog via e-mail

  44. Candes // January 26, 2010 2:53 AM  

    In privately owned electronic stores, I have often asked for discounts for paying cash. And it works!

  45. Simply Being Mommy // January 26, 2010 9:34 AM  

    My best tip is to always search google for online shopping codes for a percantage off or free shipping! Sometimes shipping can be a real deal breaker. Thanks for the chance to win!

    crystal_reagan at hotmail.com

  46. Simply Being Mommy // January 26, 2010 9:34 AM  

    I'm an email subscriber.

    crystal_reagan at hotmail.com

  47. Lynn // January 26, 2010 1:03 PM  

    I only shop the clearance racks or sales racks when shopping for clothes, and always try to find a coupon online if I'm going into a store!