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Get ready!! It was this week last year that the clearance toys at Target finally got marked down to 70% off. So, if history repeats itself, this Thursday, Januaray 10th (which is the day the toy department does their markdowns) most of the clearance toys should get marked down to 70% off. There is a very good chance that it could not happen until next week, but I wanted to make sure to give you a heads up in case this is the week. Keep in mind that there are a few stores that do markdowns on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays, if you aren’t sure if your store marks them down on Wednesdays and it is close by, you way want to stop by.
I do not recommend calling the store and asking if the 70% off markdown has taken place, most times the employees at the front of the store or not even aware of the markdown since they do not work in that specific department, if you want to know if other stores have been marked down you best bet is to either visit the store or check in on the All Things Target Facebook page, because many readers will post what they find at their store. I usually start a post directly on the Facebook page, so it’s easy to see what locations have been marked down or not. Make sure you check in on Wednesday too, since it is the start of a new year they could have changed their markdown schedule. They did that one year and I totally missed out!
I should mention that it seems like the selection of toys seems to be smaller this year, so you may not find as many items as years past. Also, if your toys are currently only at 30% off, don’t assume the markdown won’t happen this week, in years past some toys have gone straight from 30% to 70% off and skipped the 50% off all together. They need the room of all of the new toys that are coming in!
Your store could condense all the toys into one or two aisles, or you may have to search up and down each aisle and on the endcaps for the clearance items. Make sure you check the individual price stickers (scan them too!) and don’t just believe what the sign says. Sometimes they mark them down and don’t get the chance to change out the signs.
Here are some posts to get you informed and ready for the BIG sale:
- 70% off Target Toy Clearance (January & July)
- When do I think the BIG 70% off toy clearance will take place this year
- Getting ready for the 70% off toys clearance
- Tips for shopping the day of the 70% off toy sale
- See what I was able to pick up at the clearance last July
If you have any questions or tips, make sure you leave a comment!