Every year in January, Target resets the toy section, and when this happens Target has major toy clearance and eventually a BIG portion of whatever survives moves down to 70% Off all at once. Many of you are already seeing big clearance going on with toys in their own aisles, marked at anywhere from 30-50% and some select toys I hear are as much as 70% Off.
While some of you may be finding some toys at 70% Off right now, many brand-name popular toys usually hold out until mid January before most go 70% Off at once if they survive the lower discount. Last year for me, the big drop happened on Thursday, January 12th at one of my stores and Friday, January 13th at the other. But stores can vary and the day of the week that it happens may also depend on your store’s markdown schedule. While many stores do markdowns on Wednesdays in Toys, not all stores do. For example my stores typically do toy markdowns on Thursdays AND sometimes Fridays.
This year- I am thinking it may not happen ’til next week- on the 16th, 17th or 18th of January- but I could be way off and maybe it will be this week and happen in some stores as early as tomorrow, but I don’t think it will. But unfortunately I do not have any definite answers for you, and can offer you no set schedule, just my past experiences. It’s just something to carefully watch on your own too, and worth a good long look in the toy aisles now to see if anything interests you- since there is no way of knowing if what’s there now will survive a bigger discount.
Well if you are not tired of clearance hunting at Target yet- here’s even a few more things to watch for at your stores that may not have gotten moved to the back with all the rest. It certainly can’t hurt to look if you have the energy left. The pickings are defnitely getting slimmer, but if you are up for the challenge & are feeling lucky…
BETTY CROCKER SNICKERDODLE MIX: Be on the lookout for the purple-colored Snickerdoodle Cookie Mixes marked as $2.09 that are included in the offer for a FREE Betty Crocker Frosting wyb 4. Although tagged at $2.09, Heather found them ringing up as low as .20 cents if your store is at 90% Off. There are several different variations of the Betty Crocker Cookie Mix coupon in the 12-09-12 SS too which will make them as low as FREE.
SCOTCH TAPE In addition to the single rolls of purple Gift Wrap Tape that have the gold gift boxes towards the top corner- you may also be able to find these varieties of Scotch tape also at 90% Off.
On the double-sided the packages are identical, and the UPC Code you are looking for ends in 3762 and ringing up .30 cents. On the Green Invisible Magic tape – it again comes down to a bar code.
The one you are looking for ends in 46647, and will be as low as .20 cents if your store is at 90% Off. Also look for the Scotch Pup Up Hand Band Dispenser. There are identical packages of full-priced ones and clearanced ones- just different bar codes. The one you are looking for ends in 6188. -Thanks Christie!
FLAMELESS CANDLES: Check the regular aisles for these Energizer brand flameless candles. There are several different types and Monique found all of them on the regular shelves mixed in amongst the others. Just look for the snowflake design on the box like in the picture. She found them as low as $1.30 at 90% Off.
STACY’S CHIPS: Aside from the Stacy’s Gingerbread varieties- your store may have carried other varieties of the Snowflake Packaging. Emily found a ton of the Simply Naked variety also with the little snowflakes on an endcap at her store today unmarked and these are also ringing up at up to 90% Off at .29 cents. Be sure and check the regular aisle too- they may be mixed in with the other bags. Just look for those snowflakes at the top. 😉
NORDICWARE: Some of you have been having luck finding Nordicware for as much as 90% Off. You can look for the green & white striped packaging like shown in the photo, but I had no luck at any of my stores. They were not 90% Off for me, but Laura found some good deals including a Whisk for .49 cents, so it can’t hurt to check.
GOLDFISH: The Santa Hat Goldfish little boxes, bags & medium boxes all seem to have hit 90% Off. There are Christmas Shapes and then Chocolate Grahams. Check the regular aisles for the medium sized boxes, and one other place to check for the small boxes is up by the registers. Dusti found her little boxes of Chocolate Grahams ringing up for just .09 cents.
Also watch for Smith & Hawkin Bulb Kits that may still be in the home section for as low as $1.49, Totes Radio Flashlights $1.50, Cherokee hair clips, glitter clutches and other boys and girls accessories with a silver Cherokee tags for as low as .50 cents, Xhilaration Tights & other accessories with this silver type packaging. Not all of these tags are scanning as clearance so you really need to put the scanners to work!
You can also sort the blog by Clearance to see more of the latest clearance finds at Target!
-Big thanks to Emily, Monique, Laura, Dusti, Heather & Theresa for the heads up!
Here’s even more hidden clearance finds to look for at Target. I know many of you spoke about finding bonus packs of Character toothbrushes & toothpaste for super cheap- but here’s another deal to look for on select battery operated toothbrushes ringing up as much as 90% Off.
ARM HAMMER SPINBRUSH MY WAY IN PINK: These can be found as low as .49 cents right now and found hanging up in the regular aisle. The trick is to hunt for the Black UPC codes as only these are the ones that will scan at up to 90% off. So you can easily glance at all the pink My Way bushes from the sides of the boxes. Most of them have bar codes that are blue- but you may find ones with a black UPC code and that’s what you are looking for. When you scan them you should get a nice surprise of a price as low as .49 cents. The DPCI # is 049-09-0870. There is also a $1/1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Kid’s Product, any – 12-09-12 SS x2/23 or a $2/1 SPinbrush on the Arm & Hammer Site HERE to make them as low as FREE after coupon.
GUM BRAND CRAYOLA & STAR WARS TOOTHBRUSHES: Certain Crayola & Star Wars battery operated toothbrushes are also ringing up at up to 90% Off in the regular aisle. Again the ones clearanced & not clearanced are identical to one another, just different bar codes. But these are also easy to spot & you just have to look at them from the back. The ones clearanced will have a UPC bar code sticker over the original bar code, the full-price ones will not.
SCOTCH PRECISION SCISSORS: Who doesn’t need scissors? I feel like I have bought 100 pairs over the years, yet they always seem to disappear! This is another one that looks identical to the full priced ones, the only thing different is the Bar code. They are teal & black handled and will be around $5 regular price and unmarked. Just check the backs- and you are looking for the following bar code: 0 51141 93884 4. These will be the ones ringing up just .50 cents! WTVOC also just left a comment that the Precision Scissor can also be found in red with the same bar code too. -Thanks WTVOC!
Also watch for these cute Fisher Price Cupcake Rattles. You can check with the other rattles but Teena found hers on a shelf amongst the larger Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Toys. They are super-cute and may ring up at just .48 cents if your store is at 90% Off. The DPCI # is 204-10-0013. I hope many of you have some luck finding these geat deals! You can also sort the blog by Clearance to see more of the latest clearance finds at Target!
-Big thanks to Bre, Teeena, Leslie & Heather for the heads up on these deals!
There are a few more hidden clearance finds that some of you may want to hunt for. While there is no guarantee everyone will find what is mentioned- thanks to some comments & emails I have gotten- here are some things you may want to watch for.
First you may want to check out clearance in the Women’s Pajama section. Several of you report finding Xhiliration silver tag pajama sets and sleep shirts in the regular racks on clearance, with no mention of clearance signs or stickers anywhere.
If your store is at 90% Off- these sets will be as low as $2.49 (regularly $24.99) or the sleep shirts will be as low as $1.79 (regularly $17.99). As you can see these sets do not look Christmasy at all- so be sure and check out the regular sleepwear section for them and scan to check. There may be different styles too- just look for a silver Xhiliration tag.
Also check around the toy aisles for these little blister pack Chuck & Friends cars- you can check regular aisles, or clearance endcaps for them. Or if your store has started to move their clearance toys to one aisle you may want to check there too. You may not find them stickered, but upon scanning you may just find them included in holiday clearance as low as .39 cents if your store is at 90% Off. They would make great Easter Basket stuffers if you find them too. (-Thanks Bre!)
Next there were iphone & ipad covers by Pure Gear that seem to be part of the Christmas Clearance. I have heard they are being found in the regular areas and in with the clearance, although those found hanging on a clearance endcap did not have stickers. The brand you are looking for is PURE GEAR and if your store is at 90% Off- the iphone covers will be as low as $1.99 and the ipad covers (regularly $19.99) will be as low as $2.99 (regularly $29.99).
Also to watch for are the Men’s Totes Elements Moccasin style Slipper Gifts that were also found (originally $15) now ringing up as low as $1.50 if your store is at 90% Off. Just look for the silver boxes shown above with a little red snowflake on them. Also Men’s Beavis & Butthead Pajama Christmas sets & possibly other kinds too. You can check in the men’s clearance for these and even if the stickers don’t reflect the bigger discounted price- you may want to check at the scanner. If your store is at 90% Off- these will be as low as $1.99. Also you may even be able to find some of the Christmas-themed Holiday boxer shorts like a Christmas Story that come in tins for as low as $1.19. You can also sort the blog by Clearance to see the latest finds at Target!
-Thanks so much to Whitney, Adrry, Bre & Heather & for the pics to Bill, Kelley & Vanessa!
Keep an eye out for the Ritz Fudge Covered 7.5 oz Crackers that may be as low as .29 cents if your store is at 90%. Watch for them to possibly be in the regular aisles, and unmarked & unstickered. Heather found a bunch of them in the regular aisle and if you got the .75/2 Nabisco products 3.7oz – 25.2oz coupon in your 1-6-13 SS#1 today- they will be as low as FREE after coupon if you find them too!
-Thanks Mar, Vanessa & to Heather for the picture!
Here’s another nice little hidden find thanks to Whitney, who mentioned that she found Bathery Mini Bath Sponges for just .09 cents- as part of the Christmas clearance. So depending on the percentage you are at is what you will find them scanning for- if you are at 90% off they should come up as .09 cents. It seems to be all colors of the minis too – teal, orange, cream colored & more.
These are not marked as clearance and there are 3 different places you can check for them. FIrst check in the travel section- some stores may have them there or they may be mixed in with other brands (only the mini Bathery brand like the tag shown in the picture is clearanced). You can also check in the regular Beauty aisle with all the other bath poufs- usually near the higher end body care products. You can also take a glance in the Body Wash aisle as some stores keep containers of sponges near or amongst the body wash.
Good luck & Thanks to Whitney for the heads up!
If you have a REDcard for FREE shipping, thru January 6th, Target.com is offering up an extra 10% off all clearanced apparel, shoes and accessories with code CLEARANCE10. Offer excludes Kirna Zabete, Odin New York and Nieman Marcus collection. In addition to the extra 5% Off you’ll get by checking out with your REDcard, you can also go through ShopAtHome.com who is offering 4% Cash Back or EBATES who is offering 2% Cash Back on Target.com purchases today. Also, if you find any Dora Apparel Clearance- you can also stack the code TGT56RZF for an additional 20% Off.
And if you are new to ShopAtHome.com you can earn a $5 bonus for signing up, and if you go through EBATES, you will also get a $10 Gift Card to your choice of Target or other popular stores as a bonus in your account for signing up if you spend $25 in one transaction within 30 days.
I was MIA this morning since I was certain I would see 90% Off today at my store and it sure was! My store had quite a bit left- lots of gift bags, lots of wrapping paper, stockings, pre-lit trees, ornaments, ribbons, bows & more. I know many of you aren’t as lucky to have this much left- if anything at all, so I was happy to find it pretty full this morning.
I didn’t not find very many surprises- everything seemed to have been moved to the clearance aisles, although I did find 2 Christmas Goldfish in the cracker aisle- one box for .30 cents and the bag for .21 cents. I had stocked up quite a bit on wrapping items last year, but was also shopping for a friend this year who had to work. So I got several gift bags, lots of tissue (the solid red, green & white will work fine for any time of year), a few rolls of wrapping paper, and some other odds & ends.
My candy was at 70% but there was not very much at all left at my store. I managed to get 4 bags of M&Ms for .14 cents each after my $1.50/2 Target coupons since hubby was with me. I was so glad he came with me since I ended up buying a 7.5 foot pre-lit Christmas tree that was $18.50 down from $185 and he was in charge of keeping an eye on that while I shopped. 😉 All in all together we spent just over $43 and saved around $364 and almost $20 of what was spent was the tree. I had a lot of fun this morning, and I hope lots more of you out there found 90% Off today too and had some luck!
Just a heads up that more of you should find after-Christmas clearance up to 90% Off at Target today. There is no schedule set in stone, not all stores drop together at once, so if you have anything left at your stores and don’t find 90% Off today there’s a good chance you will find it tomorrow. There will be a few stragglers who don’t drop by the 5th, but the majority of you should drop by tomorrow. Be sure and scan though even if your signs say 70% because you never know! They may just not have their signs out yet.
Kelley headed out to 2 of her local Maryland stores this morning- and found 90% Christmas / 70% Off Holiday Candy at only one of them. The other, only 10 minutes away was still at 70% / 50% Candy, so really it’s just luck and you just have to watch.
Even though there was not much left at the store that dropped to 90%, she did find a nice little batch of items at great prices including Vanity Fair Napkins with the Snowflake Packaging 90% Off for just .26 cents and used the $1.00 off TWO (2) Packs of Vanity Fair Napkins coupon to make them FREE. She bought Tissue paper for .09 cents each, Winter Oreos at .29 cents, a couple ornaments at .39 cents each, Nestle Tollhouse Christmas Morsels for .22 cents and a few other things. SHe didnt find as much as she would like, but she may head back to the other store that was still at 70% tomorrow, since they had a lot more to choose from that will hopefully survive until tomorrow.
As far as the candy goes- keep in mind- if you find it at 70% Off down to .89 too- there is still the $1.50/2 M&M’s chocolate candy 9.3-oz.or larger Target Coupon x1/10 to make them just .14 cents. For the holiday Kisses – we also still have a $1.10 off 2 HERSHEY’S KISSES, HERSHEY’S Nuggets too which will make them .34 cents after coupon.
And be sure to take a good look around the store for those hidden finds in the regular aisles. Not everything gets stickered or brought to the clearance section, so some good old fashioned hunting around in the regular aisles can yield some possible surprises. You can still access the Christmas Clearance Prep List for some inspiration on what to look for, but please keep in mind at this point, many of our coupons have expired and the popular items on the list like tissues, paper towels etc will be extremely hard to find at this point. Good luck everyone & I hope many of you are able to find some nice goodies at 90% today or tomorrow!
Right now you can grab a new $2/1 Any Mam Product Coupon up on their Facebook Page HERE. Just Like them first, and then Like the coupon to print yours. Just a heads up that this coupon prints at the bottom of the page with an ad above it. While clearance can vary by region, watch for select 2-packs of MAM Pacifirs on clearance for as much as 50% Off down to $2.74. These would be just .74 cents after this coupon.
Also to note- Target sometimes releases store coupons for MAM products too, and while we have none at the moment, this manufacturer’s coupon prints with a nice super-long expiration date of 6/30/13, so plenty of time for a stack to possibly roll around.