More Target 70% off Toy Shopping Trips

Here are some more great photos of what readers have found at the 70% off Target toy clearance that is taking place at many stores today.  If your store didn’t go 70% off today there is a good chance it will happen next Thursday.

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Kristine found the following items.   You can go wrong with Play-Doh and I love the Mega Bloks and Thomas & Friends sets she found.  All items were 70% off.

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Here is what Kristine found at a 2nd Target at 70% off.   That Target shopping cart is adorable!

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Janeda scored this Barbie Dreamhouse for $32.   Amazing!

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The retail price of all these toys was $230, but Alaina paid only $69!  Lots of great Princess and Barbie toys.

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DeAnna scored at Dino Zoomer at 70% off.   I also like the cook Leap Frog tool set, I haven’t seen that one before.

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Laura paid $55 for everything pictured here including that KidKraft doll house.   Awesome finds!

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Here are Noelle’s finds.  I love the Imaginext set she found, my kids always loved those.  The Melissa & Doug set is an excellent find too.

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Readers 70% off Target Toy Clearance Shopping Trips

We’ve been hearing from lots of people about the great clearance toys they are finding at 70% off.   Here are some great photos for you!

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WOW!!!   Sarah hit the jack pot and found a Frozen battery powered car, it was priced at only $56.98!!

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Nikki scored big time and pick up a cool Cra-Z-art easel, LeapPad tablet, Little People airport and a quite a few popular games.

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Check out the Frozen Ice Palace Shannon found, this was only $38.90!  She also got a Barbie for $5.98 and a couple of Big Hero toys for just $2.81 each.

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Here are the items Karen brought home at 70% off.  She grabbed a nice variety of dolls, My Little Pony figures & more.  The Disney LEGO set was 50% off.

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Hannah paid only $20.98 for the wooden table train set!   She also scored a neat Mega Bloks set and son fun Fisher-Price toys.

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Amanda got lucky and picked up a Star Wars Hero Mashers set!   Plus, I adore the fun Melissa & Doug money set she found.

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Check out all of the super toys Brielle scooped up, everything was 70% off except for the LEGO set.   That Tegu wooden block set is awesome!  I notice she also found some baby items at 70% off.

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Target Toy Clearance 70% off

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We are getting some reports that Target has marked down the toy clearance to 70% off. It appears that at most stores the LEGOs have only gone to 50% off, which is normal. Many have reported that not all the toys have gone 70% off, but a good portion has. I have also heard that some stores are only at 50% off. How’s that for a report…yes, no, maybe.

We’d love to hear what you have found at your store. We will be posting tons of your photos on the blog today too.

Thanks Nicky for the photo!

Tips for Shopping the Day of the Target 70% off Toy Sale

Tips for Shopping the Target 70% off Toy Clearance

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:

Arrive early:
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!

Have fun:
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 allthingstarget@gmail.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!!

Getting Ready for the 70% off Target Toy Clearance

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.   The markdown could take place on Thursday, January 14th or Thursday January 22nd 2016,

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

Next up:  I will be sharing some tips for shopping the day off the sale!

Readers 70% off Toy Clearance Finds & Shopping Trips

Here is a new batch of photos of our readers shopping trips and 70% off toy clearance finds. Some of these photos include items we haven’t seen before.

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SCORE!!! Kelly got super lucky and found this Step 2 Day at the Beach sand & water table priced at only $14.98 (reg $49.99), that’s 70% off!

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Young paid only $4.48 for this super cute Melissa & Doug Make a Cake wooden play set.

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Deanna’s haul included Mooskhia, Lala Loopsy dolls, FurReal pets, Disney activity sets & more.  Her total was only $155 for everything!

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Here are the super items Kelli brought home at 70% off.  She grabbed some nice variety of super hero toys.

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Andrea scooped up a cool Street Hawk toy along with some LeapFrog and Hape toys.  Cute cat not included in the sale.

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Check out all of the 70% off toys Ashley found which included a couple of adorable dress-up costumes.

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Stacey hit the jack pot and found an Imaginext toy 70% off at her store.  She also added a couple of Zoomer dogs, Magformer toys & more.

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Stefani paid only $80 for her 70% off haul and save $205! NICE!!

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Readers 70% off Toy Clearance Finds & Shopping Trips

Here are even more awesome photos of readers 70% off toy clearance deals!   Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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Wow! Ashley did amazing and found so many great items, VTech, Fisher-Price, Hape Play-doh sets and so much more.

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I am totally jealous of the InnoTab Kristin picked up for only $33.99 (reg $112.99).  She also grabbed Spot It! game, Minnie tea set, FurReal pet & more.

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Check it out, Wendy scored a Circuit Maker & Nanoblocks along with other super finds!

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WOW! Andrea’s Target store in New Mexico had a nice variety of LeapFrog Tag Reader systems, Zoomer Dog and a LeapFrog LeapPad XDI.

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Here are the other fantastic deals Andrea added to her 70% off clearance shopping trip, Doc McStuffins playsets, Aquadoodle and a Harpe toy.

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Kourtney did super and picked up a B. easel, play kitchen, games, John Deer truck and more.

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I love the Disney Frozen items Chasity found, she also brought home Trivial Pursuit and Taboo Buzz’d electronic games.

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Liz 70% off shopping trip was a huge success, she even found many great brands like Black & Decker, Thomas & Friends, Disney, Harpe and more.

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Rachael was thrilled with all of her toy clearance finds which included, Sesame Street, FurReal Friends, VTech, Melissa & Doug pizza toy.

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Sarah plans to add these awesome 70% off toys to her therapy clinic and gift closet!

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Target: Clearance Toys 70% off Today + Readers Shopping Trips

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Today is the day that most Target stores marked down their clearance toys to 70% off.   Many stores were in the process of marking down while people were shopping.  Some people also found that the toys weren’t all on one aisle, they were scattered all over the department.

Our readers have been sharing photos of their shopping trips (which I love)!   We are sharing several with you right now.   It’s fun to see what other find and helps you to know what to watch for.   Keep in mind that clearance deals will vary by location, so I can’t promise you will find the exact same toys marked down at your store.  (Please note, image at top is from a previous sale not the one happening today)

Not finding toys marked down to 70% off at your store:   There are a couple of things that could be happening that you can keep in mind.

  • They employees may be marking down the toys later in the day
  • The 70% off markdown may happen next Thursday instead

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I am totally impressed with Jessica’s shopping trip.  She scored so many amazing brands like Hape, Melissa & Doug, Play-Doh and more.   We own that Ladybug Game and highly recommend it, if you spot that on clearance I would totally pick that up.

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Heather found a popular Zoomer dog marked down to 70% off, plus other goodies.   She had just started shopping.  I love that she shared a photo before she even left the store.

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Chelsea also scored some great brands like B. and Hape.  That dog game in the back is super too!

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Ashley found these great toys at 70% off.   She scored some great Leap Frog & Hape toys.   (Dog was not 70% off).

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Cheyenne found these items.  I love the Duple and Tinkertoy set she found at 70% off.

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Leah found this Palace Pets toys marked down to only $17.98.

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Dani found Vtech, Fisher-Price, FurReal Friends and so many other great toys.

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Karen found some amazing LEGO sets at 50% off.   All the other items were 70% off.  I would have been thrilled to find that Imaginext set at 70% off my boys loved that one when they were little.

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More of Karen’s finds, including a NERF Rebelle set!

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Check out all the great toys Noelle found at 70% off.

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