Target! We all love Tar-jay, and most of all, we love those glorious little red clearance stickers. Frugal shoppers have keen eyes, and we can spot those little suckers at 20 paces.
If you search across the web, or just hang around in your local Target long enough, you will find that the basic clearance schedule goes like this:
Kids Clothing, Stationary Items, Electronics, Baby Items
Then there are the holidays. The day after a holiday, all holiday merchandise is 50% off. Three days later it drops to 70% off. Three days after that, 90% off. Whatever is left after 2 days goes to Goodwill (who then turns around and ups the price… what’s that about?) I have found that Christmas merchandise doesn’t exactly run on this 3 – 3 – 2 mark down schedule. You just have to keep checking back.
Also? I always scan the price. Sometimes it is mis-marked and might be even less than you think. Sometimes it is in the clearance section but is still full price.
One other tip. Target’s full prices all end in 9 (as in $3.89… $19.99 etc.) The first and second time it is reduced to clearance the last digit in the price will usually be an 8. Once the last digit in the price is a 4, you can assume there will be no further markdowns, and you should get while the gettins’ good.
|I could’ve been patient & waited for this to go down again. But I’m not patient.|
Do you have any Target shopping tips?