January is by far my favorite month for shopping at Target, mainly because there are so many great clearance deals. Here are the clearance deals you can expect to find at Target in January:
Christmas – We’ve already seen the Christmas clearance get marked down to 70% off. There is a slim chance the 90% off markdown could happen on December 31st, but I am thinking the 90% off markdown will probably happen on January 1st or 2nd. Last year the markdown to 90% off happened on January 2nd. If you want to see what items are part of the Christmas clearance this year, we have a TON of posts for you to look through.
- Target Christmas Clearance Deals
- More Target Christmas Clearance Finds
- Target Christmas Clearance 70% off
- Readers’ Target Clearance Finds (including Christmas)
- More Readers’ 70% off Christmas Clearance Finds
- Target Clearance Deals from Readers
Make sure you “like” All Things Target on Facebook, because lots of readers and I will post directly to the page when they know that the Christmas clearance has gone to 90% off.
Toys – January is a big month for toy clearance, because they are clearing out all of the extra toys they brought in for Christmas, so they can make room for the new spring and summer toys. Generally, there is one day in January where they markdown the majority of the clearance toys to 70% off. You can see a nice variety of toys that are included in the clearance this year. I also have a post dedicated to all the great LEGO sets on clearance (there are a TON this year).
Last year, the markdown happened on Thursday, January 15th. If I had to take a guess when it will happen this year I am thinking the toys will be marked down on either Thursday, January 11th or Thursday, January 18th. We will have a better idea as we get closer to the middle of January. Again, make sure you “like” All Things Target on Facebook for the latest news on the toy clearance.
You can learn more about the toy clearance in these posts:
- 70% off Target Toy Clearance (January & July)
- Getting ready for the 70% off toys clearance
- Tips for shopping the day of the 70% off toy sale
Sporting Goods – The sporting good department usually has a nice clearance selection too. I find that they usually get marked down to 70% off a week or two after the toys do. The markdown day for the sporting good department is Thursdays.
Shoes – January is a great month for buying shoes and boots! Usually a huge selection of shoes will go 70% off due to the fact they need to bring in the new spring styles. Last year the markdown day varied at each store, but keep in mind that the markdown day for the shoe department is usually Thursday. So many great departments get marked down on Thursday!
Baby – There is a TON of clearance in the baby department. You will find all things baby being cleared out to bring in the new models, colors and styles for the new year. Look for clothing, bedding, furniture, car seats, strollers, diaper bags and so much more. It is very possible to find baby gear at 70% off. Monday is the markdown day for the baby department. If you want a stroller, car seat or any type of baby furniture I would check Target on Monday, January 1st and Monday January 8th for the newest markdowns.
Home – Lots of curtains, bedding and bath items go on clearance to make way for the pretty spring colors coming in. Keep an eye on this department if you are in need of new bedding.
Clothing – We should see lots of clearance in the clothing department to make way for the new spring clothes. This is every department, men, women, kids, infants, etc. There is also a nice selection of women’s clearance accessories too.
Everywhere else – Every department will have a nice selection of clearance, so just make sure you check those endcaps and watch for the new yellow stickers stickers. Also, remember to scan the items, if you think the price may be lower than the sticker says. I do this when I have heard reports of certain items being marked down or if there is an item that I know has been at a certain price for awhile.