This was the exact week last year that Target marked the majority of the clearance toys down to 75% off. Due to the new clearance markdown system, the toys will only be going down to 70% off this year.
All of the toys have been condensed to their own aisles/shelves at my store (Kent, WA), which is a good sign that they markdown may be coming soon. I have had several people mention that they saw Target employees working in the toy department last week on a Wednesday, which means there is a chance that some of us could see the markdown happen as soon as Wednesday, January 11th. However, if it is the same as previous years, it will more than likely happen on a Thursday.
Please check out the following posts for all the necessary information and tips regarding this sale:
- How the Target toy clearance works
- How to make a game plan for the sale
- 10 tips for shopping the day of the toys sale
The best way to stay informed of when the sale starts, is to make sure you “like” the Thrifty & Thriving Facebook page. I have several readers that plan on posting on the Facebook page as soon as they know if their stores have gone to 70% off. Anyone is welcome to post their news on the Facebook page, we would love to know what you are finding at your store too.
Here are some examples of items you may find at 70% off (and the price you would pay):
Polly Pocket Aventure Jet (reg $42.99)
70% off = $12.88 each
Matchbox Mega Rig Shark Ship (reg $38.99)
70% off = $11.68 each
Lego Duplo set (reg $19.99)
70% off = $5.98 each
Bop-It Bounce (reg $14.89)
70% off = $4.48 each
Barbie doll (reg $4.99)
70% off = $1.48 each
Wheebles Turn & Tumble Home (reg $29.99)
70% off = $8.98 each
Cars 2 Shake & Go Drag Strip (reg $39.99)
70% off = $11.98 each
Lego Atlantis (reg $42.99)
50% off = $21.48 each
70% off = $12.88 each
There is a good chance that when the majority of the toys go to 70% off, the Lego’s may only go to 50% off.
I can’t wait until the fun starts!! I would love it if you would email me photos of your finds at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post them directly on the Facebook page. It’s always fun to see what others have found!