It’s Fall and TJ Maxx is featuring seasonal, fashion and clearance items galore.

The front of the store showcases Halloween and Thanksgiving.  There are home decorations,  candles and children’s Halloween costumes.  The Halloween costumes range in price from $19.99 -$29.99 (no costumes may be returned after October 31, 2012).

Scented  candles by Yankee Candle can be found for as low as $7.99.  The retail price of these candles is usually between  $18.00 and $25.00.

When it comes to fashion, the savvy buyer will be right at home at TJ Maxx.  The October In Style Magazine highlights bright colored handbags in it’s monthly “Your Look /Instant Style”  pages.  Primary colored  handbags are showcased with different ensembles.  The accessory department at TJ Maxx has the same color and style bags, but at much lower prices.  There is an evergreen Ralph Lauren purse with gold accents for $149.99, the retail tag was  $268.00.  A  golden yellow Tommy Hilfinger bag was $89.99 versus $198.00 retail.

The clearance rack  yields even better results:  There was a leather, tobacco colored  Steve Madden shoulder bag for $149.00, retail price  $378.00.  The shoe department is brimming with fall finds.  There were hiking shoes, dress shoes, sneakers and  boots.  A pair of black, Ralph Lauren boots with a 1 inch heel were an excellent value at $199.99 instead of  the retail $298.00. The selection at each TJ’s will vary, but their buyers  have their eye on the current trends.

Stores are  clearing out merchandise to get ready for the holidays.  Every department has items on clearance.  The clearance items are usually gathered on a separate rack or shelf and labeled as clearance.  There are outstanding buys on gourmet foods and  beauty products.    The food section had flavored coffees for $4.50 a bag and various cookies and pastas for  %50 to %75 off retail.   The beauty product area has deeply discounted  Nature’s Gate,  Elizabeth Arden and other similar facial products.

TJ Maxx has promotions to encourage  return customers.   They give a  %10 discount off your entire purchase when you open a store  credit card.  The online survey,  on the bottom of  the  receipt,  makes  the customer eligible to enter a drawing for a $500.00 shopping spree.   TJ Maxx.com  offers  two additional sweepstakes .   Sign up for TJ’s e-mail and you can enter to win a $50 gift card.  Click on the section called The Runway and enter to win a  $250.00 gift card.