The semi-annual big unadvertised toy clearance has started at Target. Twice a year (January and July) Target clears out a large portion of their toys to make way for new toys.
In previous years the 70% off markdown has happened the very last week of July. If the same happens this year the markdown should take place on Thursday, July 30th. Please note this is just a guesstimate there is no way to know for sure when it will happen.
This year I have noticed quite a few toys already marked down to 50% off so there is also a good chance that they may mark down more toys in waves this year instead of doing the majority of the toys on the one day.
If you aren’t familiar with this clearance here are a few posts you can read to get you informed. You won’t want to miss this sale, it’s a great way to buy birthday gifts and even get some Christmas shopping done in July.
- 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
Here are some things I have found on clearance this time around. Keep in mind that clearance will vary by location so you may not find the exact same deals at all stores.
I have noticed quite a few infant and toddler toys on clearance this time around.
A good portion of the Hape toys are being marked down. This is a great brand and I wouldn’t hesitate picking some up for gifts especially if you seem them at 70% off.
Several of the classic Fisher-Price toys have been marked down.
This Fisher-Price puzzle is one of the items I already found marked down to 50% off at my store (Federal Way, WA).
One of my absolute favorite things to pick up at this clearance sale are games. I noticed almost every store I have been to recently has a nice stock of The Resistance game. We own this one and we absolutely love it. It’s a great group game that I highly recommend. I would even pay full price for this one (but you don’t have too since it’s on clearance).
Another game we love that I noticed on clearance is The Ladybug Game. Two big thumbs up for this game too. If you see it at 70% off…grab it! It will make a great gift.
The majority of the Craftabelle kits and organizers are on clearance. These were already marked down to 50% off at my store.
We usually find several dolls on clearance at these sales and I noticed several Monster High dolls being marked down. They will need to make way for the new dolls that will be brought out for Christmas.
For those of you with boys, I didn’t notice as many boy toys at my store this time around. Hopefully your stores will have more variety. I did notice these Air Hogs toys.
Sadly, I haven’t seen too many LEGOs on clearance, but I did see this Duplo set marked down to 50% off.