A couple of questions I get asked a lot is, “Is it is worth a trip to Target the day after the 90% off holiday markdown has happened?” “Will there be any clearance left?” The answer is YES, a trip to Target is always good! Seriously though, here are some thoughts on whether or not a trip to Target a day or two after the markdown is worth your time.
If your Target is far away, it’s probably not worth a special trip. If you are driving by a Target and have some free time, by all means stop and look around. If you have a bunch of little kids you have to bring along, I’d save your Target clearance shopping for the really good clearance days coming up.
There will still be some deals to find and here are the reasons why:
- People return stuff.
- Some of the deals are “hidden” and been returned to their respective departments. (I will share examples of this below).
- On a few occasions Target has been known to restock the Christmas items when the markdowns have already taken place.
I stopped by one of my Target stores and these were the items I found in the middle of the day the day AFTER the 90% off markdown took place.
I found these cute pajamas for $1.69 in the Christmas clearance section. I knew there was Maybelline mascara on clearance so I checked the regular make-up aisle and sure enough these bonus packs were in the aisle with all the other Maybelline mascara. I knew people were finding the Wet brushes so I checked the brush aisle and looked for any of the brushed with the metallic finish, I found two. I found the boys boxer briefs on an end cap near a scanner. The scanners are also great places to check because sometimes people don’t want to walk stuff back where they found it and they just leave it by the scanner. It seems weird that people would scan an item they are interested in, find out it 90% off and then leave it behind, but it does happen.
I found the Santa Stops Here sign in the Christmas clearance, it was only $1.50. I also picked up the gift bag in the Christmas department. The print on it is perfect for everyday use. It is the perfect size for the water bottles I plan on gifting. Lastly, I found the Sugar Paper gift wrap on a random shelf in the bedding department. I’m kind of excited about this one, because wrapping paper was the one item I wasn’t really able to find at 90% off and this print can be used year round or for Christmas.
My all-time favorite find after the Christmas clearance was this marble table. I got it for only $8.99 and it was found 2 days after the 90% off markdown happened. Furniture is one of the items that I think gets returned more frequently than other items.
I’d love to hear about your favorite items you’ve found a day or two after the big markdown took place. Leave a comment and let us know!