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Why TJ Maxx Is Great

This past weekend, I was doing a bit of holiday shopping, and to my surprise I stumbled upon some amazing cruelty-free body care product deals in the most unlikely of places.

Maybe everyone else has known this for eons, but while shopping at TJ Maxx and Marshalls, I saw some fantastic bargains on products from companies like Nature’s Gate, Jason Natural, EO Products, Mrs. Meyers, and more. You just have to look in their special health and beauty care sections.

Furthermore, both stores had a lot of great nonwool sweaters and scarves and even a few synthetic-down jackets. There were also lots of nonleather shoes at a fraction of the price that they would cost in most department stores.

Another store where I have recently spotted some over-the-top deals on cruelty-free products is Big Lots. Big and bright orange on the outside—a virtual treasure chest of cruelty-free finds on the inside. On recent trips, I have seen everything from cheap tubes of Tom’s of Maine toothpaste to highly discounted bottles of Method laundry detergent. Last time, I even scored some Freeman face wash for $1.50.

So, if you’re looking to stretch your holiday budget by buying cheaper personal-care products for yourself so that you can spend more on gifts for others, you might want to give TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Big Lots a try. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list in the process.

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  • Chantalle says:

    i am looking for actual products that say natural that really are natural like shannon from texas says some natural stuff says natural but they still contain several forms of parabens

  • Chantalle says:

    Alot of the things say they dont contain parabens but they dtill do they just used different names you must careful

  • Shannon in Texas says:

    Good to know about some of these products. However, one has to be careful about the”not tested on animals” claim, not only because some of them may contain animal products, but also they can make that claim if they do not tyest the final product on animals, btuthe constituent chemicals and raw materials that they put into the product can and maybe tested on animals. Also, I’ve noticed that while otehr companies have phased it out, lot’s of Nature’s Gate products, including their toothpastes, contain several forms of parabens.

  • Janna in Indianapolis says:

    However, remember also that just because a company doesn’t test on animals, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t use animal ingredients in its products.

    Carly: toothpastes that are owned by companies that test on animals include Crest (Procter & Gamble) and Colgate (Colgate-Palmolive), as well as others. Check PeTA’s shopping page for a list of companies that do and don’t test on animals, as well as companies that do not use animal ingredients.

  • Alicia says:

    I found lots of cruelty-free products during my last trip to Big Lots, too – particularly Physicians Formula.

  • Kiki says:

    I did know this. I score on Jason products and much more!

  • Alicia E says:

    T.j. Maxx and Marshalls are fantastic to get face and body products.The stuff goes to those stores when They have a label change or it has been discontinued.Right now they have E.O room spray and hand soap in candy cane mint in.

  • Maurisa says:

    Mary-Kay makeup isn’t tested on animals either…..it’s all I use!

  • Patrice says:

    I was just at TJ Maxx the other night. I wish that I had known about their health and beauty care products. I was glad to see some soy candles for sale from For Every Body. This company uses natural ingredients and is cruelty free–their products are never tested on animals.

  • Felicity Brach says:

    I also have found some cruelty free products at Big Lots, & Marshalls. Along with Avon, I am all set. The mail order firm called Yves Rocher is supposed to be cruelty free, but I am not sure about the ingredients. Does anyone know?

  • Carly Ongassa says:

    Which brands of toothpaste aren’t cruelty-free? I wasn’t aware of this problem and would want to avoid them if possible.

  • Lynn says:

    YES! I definitely found the products at BIG LOTS!! What a nice surpise. I bought some really good foot creams at Marshalls! These companies deserve the props.

  • Mylie says:

    Hey Joyce. Yes, you are correct. Avon products are not tested on animals. :)

  • Joyce Cinelli says:

    Thank you for the information for cruelty free stores. I will only shop at these stores to support their good will toward animals. Please post more stores as you see are cruelty free. I am so pleased to see these stores going and doing the right thing for our animals who cannot speak for themselves. Also, I heard AVON is also cruelty free. Is this true? Please let me know. Thanks so much for all your hard research keeping us animal lovers up to date.

  • indycar01 says:

    hey PETA!, thanks for the tip!.. CRANK EM UP!..