Target marks down the clearance items in each department on a specific day. Please keep in mind the Target schedule may vary a bit from store to store, but for the most part these are the days that each departments get marked down:
Here is the schedule for each department:
Monday – Electronics, Accessories, Kids Clothing, Books, Baby and Stationery
Tuesday — Domestics, Women’s Clothing, Pets and Market (food items)
Wednesday — Men’s Clothing, Health and Beauty, Diapers, Lawn & Garden items and Furniture
Thursday — Housewares, Lingerie, Shoes, Toys, Sporting Goods, Decor & Luggage
Friday — Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, & Jewelry
By knowing exactly what day target marks down their items for clearance this will allow you to know exactly which day to shop for each item on clearance. It can also help you know if you should wait a few days to see if you can get an even better deal. Every other week Target usually increases the markdown price of a clearance item to 70% off then to 90%, just don’t wait too long if you think it’s a hot item!