We have another style of clearance Beats headphones to share with you today. Stephanie found these Beats Studio Noise Cancelling Headphones for $89.98 (reg $299.99). Many of you have reported finding these headphones at 70% off.
Here are some more fantastic photos of 70% off toy clearance deals our readers scored!
Valerie had an amazing toy clearance shopping trip and picked up a ton of super items!
Kara was thrilled with all of her clearance finds! She also found a really cool Twister game!
I love this Finding Dory Bike Melissa scored!
Here all of the cool items Heather brought home. Everything was 70% off except the LEGO items.
Krista picked up all sorts of fun items including an Easy Bake Oven, Play-Doh, 5-pack of Monster High dolls and more.
Check out Jennifer’s haul! She was able to find a ton of great items!
It has been so much fun looking at all of your terrific photos of your awesome toy clearance finds! Please feel free to share any photos you may have any of the following ways:
It seems as if Target is clearing out the toys at a much slower rate this year. They have actually done this once before, so it’s not necessarily a new thing, but it is out of the norm. Many stores had some of the items hit 70% off last week. The majority of these stores kept the LEGO and Barbie items at 50% off. Generally, the markdowns happen every 2 weeks so if you didn’t see the toys get marked down further today there is a very good chance the majority of the remaining clearance toys will hit 70% off next Thursday. I don’t think they can wait much longer than that, I already noticed them stocking the new toys at my Target yesterday. They need the room for all the new toys they are bringing in for the holiday season.
Here are a few photos we received from readers of toys they found at 70% off today.
Here are the items J M found, I love the NERF bow she found. That Play Mask kit looks pretty fun too.
Here is what Heather picked up today.
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Our readers have been finding some amazing clearance deals, here is a peek at what they have been finding in toys and baby.
Check out all the great things Staci picked up! All of these were 70% off except for the LEGO beach hut and the mobile police unit they were only 30% off. The lego deep sea sub and DC comics LEGO were 50% off.
Anna lucked out and found these LEGO sets at 70% off. I’m jealous!
Here is what Stacey found, some are for her kids and some for a foster kid camp where she volunteers. The nerf guns were a hit this year and will be this next year too. Target helps her donations stretch so much farther and helps to actually get them their dream toys!! I love that Stacey! (P.S. I’m am totally jealous of the VEX Robotics set, my youngest loves those).
Rachel found these cute toys. I love when you can find Melissa & Doug items at 70% off. Those have always been a big hit at our house.
Amanda found this at the Bloomington, IL store. She didn’t buy it but she was kind enough to post on Facebook in case anyone was looking for one. You all are the best!
Kim found this Chicco high chair at 70% off.
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Here is a peek at some of the great shopping trips are readers have shared with us.
Heather did awesome today! She scored some fun things I haven’t seen before.
Here is Crystal’s haul. This may sound silly but I think I am most jealous about those dodgeballs. Our family loves those!
Here are the great toys Jessica found including a Dory bike.
Here are Andrea’s finds.
Krystina found this cool Frozen Storytime theater.
Aisha scored the Mecccano Tech robot for $44.98 (reg $150) that several people are finding today.
Here is Anne’s shopping trip.
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It sounds like not all Target stores have marked down the toys to 70% off. It seems like a mixed bag this year, some are saying there are no markdowns, while other mention some of the items going 70% off and then other say the majority of their toys went 70% off. I’m hearing from most that LEGO and Barbie items have not been marked down to 70% off.
Here are some tips:
- Don’t believe the percent off signs, you will want to check the individual stickers and even scan items.
- Melanie share a great tip! You can use the target app to scan items! It will show if it’s 70% off or not.
- There is a chance the markdown can happen later in the afternoon.
- If it didn’t happen today there is a very good chance a markdown will take place next Thursday.
While as a whole there isn’t a ton of “Today is the day!” comments on Facebook we are getting some great photos of items readers did find at 70% off.
Christine got to her store at 8 am and had to wait a bit for markdowns but they were pretty fast. The robot was $149 and I got it for $49! Lego City was 70% off too at $13!!! I’d be super excited about that one! It’s rare to find LEGO at 70% off this early.
Here is what Karen scored at 70% off. She found quite a few things I haven’t even seen before.
Wendy got all of these at 70% off, with the exception of the Munchkin game which was 50% off.
Anna found the one toys she was hoping to find. I love when that happens!
Here is what Stephanie found, she scored a nice variety of toys.
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If you are new to this unadvertised clearance sale, here are a couple of posts to get you up to speed:
Learn about the 70% off Toy Clearance at Target (Usually happens January and July/August)
Getting Ready for the Target 70% off Toys Clearance (things to do before the sale starts)
Here are some tips for shopping the day of the sale:
Once word gets out that the markdown has taken place, things will start to go quick. At some stores everything may have already been marked down when the stores open, at other stores you may have to shop while the employees are marking stuff down. There is no way to know what it will be like at your store.
Leave the kids at home:
The aisles get crowded, if possible it’s so much easier to shop if you can leave the kids at home. Maybe a friend can babysit for you while you pick up items she wants. Team work! If you do have to bring your kids, I usually say stuff like “Oh, don’t you think your cousin Cason would love this Lego”, so it’s totally tricks them into thinking I am not buying the Lego for them. (Do you think that works?) I have had years where I have had to bring my small children, so it is possible, it’s just not my idea of fun. (once I even brought 4 of them – crazy, huh?)
Don’t believe the signs (check the stickers):
When you get there the signs in the toy department may say 30% or 50% off – don’t believe them!!! I would walk down the aisles and check the individual stickers, you will probably find the items are in fact 70% off. The employees are so busy scanning and changing prices, they don’t get the chance to change the signs.
The scanners are your friends:
If you see an item that is only 50% off, scan it to see if it is actually cheaper. It takes the employees awhile to actually switch out all the price tags on the toys so they may not have gotten to all of them yet. If you scan and see the toy is 70% off, a happy dance is required!
The employees are your friends too:
They employees with the pricing guns are the ones that are changing all the prices on the toys. In order for the new discount to take effect, they have to scan each one of the items with their pricing gun, if the price is lower they will have a little red price sticker print out with the new price. If there are 3 identical Leap Frog items, only one item needs to be scanned, once one item is scanned all the exact same Leap Frog items will ring up at the new lower price.
Since there are a lot of toys it takes the employees awhile to price all the toys. Maybe you found a 50% off toy on the next aisle over that the employees haven’t gotten to yet.
When I first started shopping this sale (about 15 year ago) nobody knew about it. It was kind of like my own little secret! Asking the employees to check to see if an item was lower with their little pricing guns was a piece of cake. Now, the employees have a long line of people wanting price checks and it is not easy on them. I ask politely if they can check and item or two (not a whole cart). I have never had anyone turn me down. They employees at my stores have always been more than polite and I appreciate them so much for it!
I have had great experiences almost every time I have shopped this sale. I find that most everyone is willing to point out where they found an item or share their thoughts on toys. I have run into several Grandmother’s that love to chat about their grandchildren. It can be fun and friendly experience! Make the most of it, even if it’s chaotic and you see and people buying tons of items for Ebay.
Share your Photos:
One of my favorite parts of this big sale is seeing all the fun stuff people bought. I LOVE PHOTOS!! Please email me photos of your finds to email@example.com, or you can post directly to the All Things Target Facebook wall if you want.
Oh, and I should mention if you end up shopping at more than one Target, it doesn’t make you crazy, it makes you dedicated!! Have fun everyone!!
We are getting closer to the time when lots of the clearance toys will be marked down to 70% off at Target. The markdown should happen at most store on a Thursday, but it is possible for stores to mark them down on a Wednesday or even Friday. If it happens like previous years I am guessing that the markdown could take place on Thursday, July 28th.
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
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