July is a BIG month for clearance deals! It is one of the best months for saving at Target. Here are some of the sales and clearance deals you can expect to find at Target in July. In listing the major clearance deals that will happen in certain departments, but really almost every department will have some great clearance deals this month.
Toy Clearance: One of the biggest deals at Target in July is probably the 70% off toy clearance. Toward the end of July, Target marks down a nice selection of clearance toys to 70% off. They do this in order to make room for the new toys that are coming for the holiday season. You can learn more about the Target 70% off toy clearance HERE. The markdown usually takes place the last week of July.
Remember, most stores markdown their toys on Thursdays, so that is the day the markdown will probably take place. There is no guarantee which day it will happen, it’s just a “wait and see” kind of thing. I will be posting lots of information regarding the clearance sale throughout July in order to keep you informed. Make sure you “like” All Things Target on Facebook to stay up-to-date on this big sale. I already have a post up sharing some of the Target toys that are part of the clearance this year.
If I had to make a guess, I would say that the markdown might take place on Thursday, July 26th. Having said that, I have noticed my store already has some toys at 50% off, so they may mark things down in waves instead of all at once.
Summer Clearance: Another great section that goes on clearance is the summer section. All of the items they brought in for summer will get marked down in July. These items will go as low as 90% off!! Check out this post for a peek at some of the items that will be included in the summer clearance. This clearance should also include the 4th of July items and other summer items from the Target Dollar Spot.
I have noticed at most of my stores that the summer section has been really popular this year and we may not see as many clearance deals this year. These are the types of sales that I use to stock up on items to give as gifts. Think ahead and buy things for teacher gifts, party favors and more. Here are the days the markdowns took place last year (just to give you an idea of when they may happen this year):
- July 9th – 50% off
- July 11th – 70% off
- July 14th & 15th – 90% off
Patio & Garden Clearance: The remaining patio furniture and garden clearance should go down to 70% off sometime in July. Last year many people saw these items go to 70% off the first week in July. You can get a peek at some of the patio and outdoor items I found on clearance at my store. They need to clear out the department so they can make room for all the school supplies.
Baby Clearance We should also see some baby items, like car seats , strollers, bedding and more get marked down to 50-70% off during the month of July. We have a bunch of photos of baby items we found on clearance this year. Last year, most stores reported the 70% off markdown happening the last week of July. If you want to check this department each week the best day to go will be Monday, because that is usually when the markdowns in the baby department happen. You can check our guide for what days all of the markdowns happen in each department.
Clothing & Shoes Clearance – We see a larger amount of clearance in the clothing and shoe department due to the fact that they will now be bringing in clothing for fall and winter.
School Supplies: July is a great time to buy school supplies! We should see some great sales as well as coupons for school supplies that can even translate to FREE items. Soon, we will add a school supplies section to our weekly coupon match-ups to keep you posted on all the best back-to-school deals.
Harry Potter Kids’ Event – Most Target stores will be hosting a fun event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The event will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 11am – 2pm. They will have giveaways, readings, toy demos, photo ops and other activities celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You can use this Target store locator to see if the stores near you will be participating in this event.
With so many departments clearing things out we will see lots of brand new items at Target too. The Dollar Spot will be re-stocked with school supplies and more. I love, love, love shopping Target in July (or any month really)!!