What to Expect Target in July (70% Toy & 90% off Summer Clearance)

July is a BIG month for clearance deals!   Here are some of the sales and clearance deals you can expect to find at Target in July.  These are the major departments that we will see clearance in, but really almost every department will have great clearance deals this month.

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Toy Clearance: The BIGGEST deal at Target in July is probably the 70% off toy clearance.   Toward the end of July, Target marks down a nice selection of clearance toys to 70% off.  They do this in order to make room for the new toys that are coming in for the holiday season.   You can learn more about the Target 70% off toy clearance HERE.   The markdown usually takes place the last week of July.

Remember, most stores markdown their toys on Thursdays, so that is the day the markdown will probably take place.   I do know of some stores that do the markdown on Wednesdays, so there is a chance that your store will do the markdown on Wednesday.   There is no guarantee which day it will happen, it’s just a “wait and see” kind of thing.    I will be posting lots of information regarding the clearance sale throughout July in order to keep you informed. Make sure you “like” All Things Target on Facebook to stay up-to-date on this big sale.

If I had to make a guess, I would say that the markdown will probably take place on Thursday, July 30th.   Having said that, I have noticed my store already has some toys at 50% off, so they may mark things down in waves instead of all at once.

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Summer Clearance:   Another great section that goes on clearance is the summer section.   All of the items they brought in for summer will get marked down in July.   These items will go as low as 90% off!!     Here are the days the markdowns took place last year (just to give you an idea of when they may happen this year):

  • 70% off happened around July 13, 2014
  • 90% off happened around July 16. 2014

School Supplies:  July is a great time to buy school supplies, before you know it we will see the pack of the store filling up with lunch boxes, folders, crayons and more.  We should see some great sales as well as coupons for school supplies that can translate to FREE items.   Last year we saw FREE pens, Scotch tape, Sharpies, Rose Art items and more.

Patio & Garden Clearance:  The remaining patio furniture  and garden clearance should go down to 70% off sometime in July.    Last year most people saw these items go to 70% off the first week in July.     There is a very good chance we can see the same happen this year, they need to clear out the department so they can make room for all the school supplies.

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Baby, Shoes & Clothing:  We should also see some baby items, like car seats go on clearance to 50-70% off during the month of July.   Most stores reported the 70% off markdown happening the last week of July last year.   We should also see some shoes and clothing get marked down to 70% off this month too.  The baby markdowns usually happen on a Monday.

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Eddie Borgo for Target:  July 12th the next designer line will hit Target stores and Target.com.   This line consists mainly of jewelry and bags.   You can head HERE to view the Eddie Borgo lookbook.

With so many departments clearing things out we will see lots of brand new items at Target too.   I love, love, love shopping Target in July!!

Readers Shopping Trips & Clearance Finds

Here are some fantastic photos of readers clearance finds and shopping trips. Keep those pictures coming!

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Monica found this Samsung vacuum marked down to 70% off.

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Wow! Affton found this Charbroil 2 burner infrared grill priced at only $134.98 (reg $269.99), that is 50% off. NICE!
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Monica found a great variety of women’s scarves 70% off.

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Kellyanne scored both of these really nice chairs for under $50.

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Monica came across these big flower pots which were 70% off.

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Monica also found a bunch of different patio chairs on clearance for 70% off.  These were only $16.50.

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These Threshold patio chairs were also 70% off at Monica’s store.  Super deal!

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Vanessa picked up a pair girls shoes for only $8.08 (reg $26.99).

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Kristi got lucky in the Dollar One spot, she grabbed boy and girls hats for only $1.50 (reg $3.00 each).

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Kristi also found a cute Inside Out activity book, socks and a cup for 50% off in the Dollar One Spot.

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More Readers 70% off Target Toy Clearance Shopping Trips & Finds

Today we are sharing even more terrific photos of reader’s 70% off toy clearance finds and shopping trips!  Keep those pictures coming!

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Ashley scooped up so many great items, including, Cra-Z-art easel, Baby Einsten activity bouncer and more.  She even found a few LEGOs at 50% off.

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Amy scored big with all of these super LeapFrog items.  She paid only $13!

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I absolutely love the Black & Decker tool workshop Cristi found along with many other great finds!

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Kristine brought home a super cute Frozen vanity, Hot Wheels, VTech, Fisher-Price & more.

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Woa!  Check out Julie’s HUGE haul which included everything from Star Wars, Tinkerbell, Little Tikes, Hello Kitty, Littlest Pet Shop and so much more!

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Kim got lucky and found some great items I hadn’t seen before.  Everything was 70% off except the high chair and LEGO sets.

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Here is a look at Stefanie’s super finds.  She even scored a Melissa & Doug toy!

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Stefanie was on a roll and added lots of great Disney items.

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Here is my haul from my very first 70% off toy clearance shopping trip.  In the years past, Christy has always done my 70% off toy clearance shopping for me.   This year I returned the favor and I shopped for her (and her sister).   I was thrilled to grab 2 Equestria girls dazzlings dolls sets for both of my daughter’s upcoming birthdays.  All of the LEGO sets were 50% off.  I had a blast!   I can’t believe this is my very first time hitting the sale in the morning the day the markdown happens.

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Readers 70% off Target Toy Clearance Shopping Trips & Finds

Today is the day that Target marked down the majority of their clearance toys to 70% off. Here are some fun photos of readers clearance finds and shopping trips. Enjoy!

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Kristin found this Frozen Vanity set for only $14.98 (reg $49.99).

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Cory picked up all of these at 70% off (the LEGO was 50% off). I’m impressed with the Magna Tiles set she found.

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Here are the great things reader Krilicam scored.   She found some quality preschool brands.


Here is Noelle’s shopping trip.   Lots of different items for boys and girls.

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Reyna and others found this Hello Kitty kitchen for $23.

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Check out Christy’s great finds. I would be jumping for joy over that KidKraft kitchen at 70% off.


Kerrie scored big time with this Innotab for only $17.98.

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Here are all the great items Angela picked up.    She found lots of great Disney items.

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Christy got everything here at 70% off, with the exception of the LEGO.   Most people are finding that the LEGOs only went down to 50% off today.   I’m totally jealous of the Nerf Rebelle.


Rebecca lucked out and scored this bad boy for only $56.

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Target 70% off Toy Clearance Today!! (1/15)

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Great news!   It appears as if the unadvertised 70% off Target toy clearance is happening today!   Keep in mind that there is a chance your store may not go 70% off today, but most should.   If not, it may happen tomorrow or even next week.

Remember!  Don’t believe the signs on the shelf, check the individual price tags to see if items have in fact been marked down to 70% off.

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Not familiar with this toy clearance that happens in January and July? Check out these posts to get you up to speed.

Thanks to Rebecca for the photo!

Get Ready for the 70% off Target Toy Clearance

It’s getting close to the time when a good portion of the clearance toys will be marked down to 70% off at Target.   The markdown should happen at most stores on a Thursday, but it is possible for stores to mark them down on a Wednesday or even Friday.

If history repeats itself, the markdown should take place on Thursday, January 15th 2015.   Please understand this is not a guaranteed date, it can happen the week before or the week after.    This is an unadvertised clearance, so we won’t know for certain when it happens until it happens.    Historically, the markdown has taken place the middle of January.

Here are some things you can do BEFORE the big sale happens to make sure you are ready for the big day!

Make your list and set your budget:
Figure out your budget now, and stick to it.   It is so easy to go overboard when you see all of the great deals.   I would also make a list of potential gifts you will need for the year.   It’s much easier to decide what to buy when you have specific people in mind.   When I make my list I usually ad a few items for birthday parties my kids may get invited to through the year   (Example: My son is 8, so I will look for items that will work for boys turning 9.)

Check the clearance deals now:
If possible, you will want to visit all of your local Target stores now.   If you have 3 Target’s that are close to your house (LUCKY!) you will want to check what the clearance is like at each store.   This will help you know which store has the largest selection of clearance, and help you to see if there is a store that has more of the items you are interested in.  The store that meets most of your needs should be the one you shop at first.

Should you buy items at 50% off:
If you see an item that you are extremely interested in, but the stock is very low, you may want to pick it up at 50% off.   I do this for VERY FEW items!   I figure another amazing sale will always come along.

If you see an item that has been marked down to 70% off and you already purchased the item at 50% off, you will not be eligible for a price adjustment.   Target does not do price adjustments on clearance items.   You can buy the item at 70% off and then return the original item with your 50% off receipt.

Check reviews before you buy:
Once you have seen which toys are available, go home and check the reviews on Amazon.com.  Some toys aren’t worth the money even at 70% off.   You want to make sure you are bringing home quality items that will get played with and last a long time

Keep your schedule clear:
Don’t make any appointments on Wednesday or Thursday for the next couple of weeks.  I am serious about this one!!  It may seem silly, but you don’t want to miss the sale, because you had a dental appointment. Seriously, what’s more exciting – shopping for toys at 70% off, or getting your teeth cleaned?

Get your hiding spot ready:
Once you buy your toys, you are going to need a place to hide them.   I have kept things in my car a couple of times, because I wasn’t exactly sure where I wanted to store them.   On both occasions one of the kids saw something that I was planning to give them for their birthday.  I hate it when that happens!

Check for coupons or rebates:
Check to see if there are any coupons or rebates.  Make sure you check Target.com for Target printable toy coupons too.

Here is more information regarding the 70% off Target toy sale:

Target Toy Clearance has Started (Currently 50% off)

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If you are a regular here at All Things Target I am sure you are aware of the BIG 70% off toy markdown that happens every January (and July/August).  If you haven’t heard about this unadvertised clearance sale, make sure you check out these posts to get you up to speed.

The current Target ad shows a variety of toys currently marked down to 50% off.   I’m kind of surprised they’ve included a LEGO set in the photo.   I wouldn’t hesitate picking up that cute set at 50% off.    Most other toys I just wait until they hit 70% off then I buy toys for birthdays throughout the year and even classic toys that I can save for Christmas next year.    The majority of these toys will be part of the 70% off mark down as long as they haven’t all been purchased before they hit the next markdown level.

They 70% off toy markdown generally happens in the middle of January.  Last year the 70% off markdown happened on Thursday, January 16th.    I will be sure to keep you all up to date on when I think the markdown will happen and what toys you may find.

January is by far my favorite month for clearance shopping at Target, there are so many great deals in every department!

Keep in mind that Target could switch up how they 70% off clearance markdown happens, just because they have done it in the past there is no guarantee the markdown will happen the same way each and every year.

The Fine Print from the ad: Clearance quantities limited; no rain checks. Intermediate markdowns may have been taken. Previously purchased merchandise, now on clearance, is not eligible for price adjustments.


Target Toy Clearance 70% off Finds

Once again we are sharing more awesome photos of readers 70% off Target toy clearance finds!  We have had so much fun looking at all the great items you were able to score! Thanks for sharing with us.


Doreena was thrilled to finish up Christmas and birthday shopping for her triplets with her fantastic toy haul.


Check out Stacy’s incredible LEGO finds, I am a wee bit jealous.


Annaleis did a super job and found tons of Play-doh, Sofia the First, Barbie items & more.


Rachelle hit the jack pot with her LEGO movie find, wow!


Rachael snatched up a nice selection of Disney Planes, MobiGo games, Aquadoodle & more.


Jamie scored this super cute Cinderella dress-up dress.


Lindsey got lucky with her Mega Bloks, LEGO finds.


Jackie got an impressive mix of boys and girls toys, she brought home games, dolls, action figures and more.

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