I know many of you are wondering about the progress of the Big Summer Toy Clearance. While we have been seeing clearance toys for weeks now anywhere from 30-70% Off, usually at the end of July we see a big drop on lots of toys all at once to 70% Off. It is time to reset the toy shelves for the new season, so it’s out with the old to make room for the new.
Most stores drop their toys on Thursdays, and – tomorrow, the 29th is the last Thursday in July so a good bet that many of you should see more toys drop to 70. A small percentage of stores drop toys on Wednesdays so if any of you have seen some movement today let us know!
Many stores will have consolidated by now, with a large number of clearance toys in their own aisles, but this isn’t always the case, some stores may not have the room to do this, and you’ll have to browse your endcaps & aisles.
There is no guarantee that all stores will go tomorrow- and as always – my best advice is to get there early and be ready if you have interest in this clearance. Be sure and scan the toys you are interested in too- signs and sometimes even stickers don’t always reflect an accurate price, so it’s always wise to check for yourself up at the scanner. For example – Kelley’s aisles were only marked with 30% Off – but all the Olaf plush toys were actually stickered 50 and all her Craftabella were stickered at 70, so don’t let the signage scare you away prematurely.
One more thing to mention is that this week thru 8/1 Target is offering up a B1G1 50% Off deal on select character merchandise, including some select toys. The characters mentioned were Star Wars, Disney Frozen, Minions, Minecraft, My Little Pony and Marvel Avengers and there may even be others, so be sure to keep that in mind since this does not seem to exclude clearance toys.
Kelley found Frozen toys marked on clearance that are still ringing up B1G1 50% Off that will save you even more. This is another reason to become best friends with the scanner machine, and a quick way to tell is to scan and if they come up as “Special Purchase” on the screen. If they do, the lower priced item should ring up for an additional 50% Off.