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 a large group of additional toys all at once to 70% Off. It is time for Target 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 28th is the last Thursday in July, so it’s 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 take a close look at stickers 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 all still only marked with 30% Off – like the Bratz toys in my top picture. But upon closer inspection there were several dolls stickered at 70%. In fact, I feel like there have been quite a few toys that hit 70% before the drop this year – and I know some of you have already had some nice finds in the last few weeks.
So here’s hoping tomorrow yields our big drop on even more toys, and don’t let the signage scare you away prematurely – check out those stickers close up and then scan to check & verify. Good luck folks and happy hunting!