Homegoods for the Holidays (and a $50 Giveaway!!)

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and HomeGoods.



Can we talk about how much I love TJ-Maxx/Homegoods?  I shop there all the time.  It is such a great place for bargains.  I am especially fond of the shoes. And the clothes, And the home decor.   All of it.
So when Homegoods asked me to go Christmas shopping with a $50 gift card, it did not take much arm-twisting.  (I might have actually exclaimed to my husband, THIS IS THE BEST BLOGGING PERK EVER!)

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Can you see the joy on my face behind the squinting? 

This morning I set out on a mission.  My goal: find a gift for everyone in my family for UNDER $50.
But as I walked in the door, I was sidetracked by this adorable wallet.  It’s yellow!!  What to do?  Buy it for
myself, or focus on the family?  Let’s just put it in the cart and decide later.

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Oooh!  Cute wreath!!  That would look so cute on my orange door.  WAIT!  Keep walking.  Focus on the family . . .

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Okay.  Here we go.  Toys.  TONS of them.  Name brands, characters my kids like, in a variety of prices.  All marked well below the prices at other stores.

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So much to choose from.  Until I turned around and saw even more:

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Oh my.  It’s a good thing I came without the kids.

My first find was a fairy doll.  My 4-year-old daugher is a huge Tinkerbell fan but she didn’t yet have this particular doll. She will be thrilled to add it to her collection.  Price: $7.99

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Then I found a two-pack of Batman action figures.  My 5-year-old Jafta loves Batman . . . and it was marked down to $5.  Score!

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Now, on to my toddler.  This ball bopper looks like a lot of fun.  And if I know my kids like I think I do, I have a feeling my boys will be playing with this one, too.  $9.99.

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Then, I found this Little Einsteins toy for Kembe.  It combines two things he loves: Little Einsteins and water play.  A steal for $6.99.

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Before I left, I went in search of something for my husband.  He had for some casual t-shirts, and he likes Quicksilver, RVCA, and Billabong.  I saw each of those brands at Homegoods, but settled on this brown Hurley t-shirt for $9.99 in a supersoft cotton.

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So, my grand total so far:

Tinkerbell doll: $7.99
Little Einsteins doll: $6.99
Ball bopper: $9.99
Batman action figures: $5
Hurley tee: $9.99

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?  Yeah, that’s right.  I can go ahead and grab that $9.99 yellow wallet for myself, too. 

Grand total for a gift for each person in my family of six (including myself):

$49.95

And now, the best part (for you): I have a $50 gift card to Homegoods to give away!  You can get one entry by simply leaving a comment. 

Rules:


No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) Read the official rules here for alternate form of entry.

Sweepstakes ends at 5 PM PST on December 29, 2010. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.  For more chances to win, visit the other bloggers offering their own Homegoods gift card!

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