All week long I will be focusing on the individual departments on their respective mark down day. I will go more in depth as to what you can find in each of the departments. Today I will focus on the departments that have their markdowns on Thursday, which are Housewares, Shoes, Toys, Sporting Goods, Home Decor & Luggage.
Thursday is my favorite day to shop at Target! Today, I thought I would show you exactly what I do if I head to Target on a Thursday, you will be able to see everything that I found today (locals: I shopped at Issaquah).
I usually head straight to the department that I think will have the best clearance selection and the lowest prices. I know that last week there were a lot of clearance items in the home department that were 50% off, so I headed there first.
All of the colorful frames that I saw last week (50% off) were now down to 75% off. Woo Hoo! I was waiting for these to go down, I needed several of the 5×7 frames that came in a 3-pack for some gifts I am making. If you shop Target on the same day every week, you can really get a feel for when the next markdown will take place and if there will be any left at 75% off. Waiting paid off for me in this case.
I found a ton of 2 piece wall shelves and corner shelves. These were $3.74 for 2 shelves (regularly $14.99). Notice the sign says 30% off, but everything on this shelf was actually 75% off. Remember don’t go by what the signs say!
I also found wall decals at 75% off.
The home departments is one that will often have a good selection of clearance items, the merchandise in this department is always changing with the seasons. You can use these items to decorate your home for cheap. To save the most money, my home is kind of a work in process. I don’t rush out and get everything I need to complete a room, I do a little at a time and add items when I find them on clearance (and that I love).
Next, I headed to the toy department. They have had a couple of endcaps with some clearance toys, so I thought there might be some items at 75% off today. I was right!
I found Moon Dough at 75% off, these were only $4.98 (reg $19.99).
There were a couple Squinkies items at 75% off, both of these items were $3.74 (reg $14.99)
They had an entire endcap full of Bakugan’s at 50% off. When you notice an abundance of an item that is currently marked down to 50% off, there is a pretty good chance that it will make it to 75% off. (Unless of course we are talking about something really cool like Lego’s.)
The toy department is one of the most popular ones for clearance, especially in January and July when they mark down a larger amount of the toys.
Since the sporting goods department is right next to the toys I usually head there next. I found a few misc. items on clearance today, but was very happy to find about a dozen bike locks that were marked down to 75% off. One of my boys was in need of a bike lock! Don’t you love when you find the item you need on clearance? I love it!
The sporting goods is another one of my favorite departments at Target, this one changes with the seasons too. We have been able to find so many great items in this department all at 75% off. Here are some items you can find:
- Tents (Yes, you can get tents at 75% off)
- Sleeping Bags
- Tennis Rackets
- Soccer Gear
- Baseball Equipment
- Pocket Knifes
- + lots more
One of the reasons this is one of my favorite departments is because it is so easy to find gifts for men in this department. Those men can be so hard to shop for! I have found Swiss Army knives at 75% off and they make great gifts. The main thing to remember with this department is that they will clear out items at the end of each season, for example after camping season is over they will clear out the tents and sleeping bags.
I know I have said this like 24 times today, but this is also one of my favorite departments for clearance. I wasn’t expecting to find much today, because I already found lots of 75% off items in other departments, but I found several deals here too! These canisters and serving trays were 75% off, and they just happen to be the color in my kitchen.
They had lots of plastic bowls at 75% off. These came in a 4-pack and they were only $ .48 for all four.
I also came across a Allergen Remover at 75% off, it was $18.74.
Like most other departments, they will bring in housewares that are specific for each season or holiday, once they season is over, you can find the items marked down. You won’t find too many appliances that go 75% off, but there is still a chance (I saw a Food Saver at 75% off last week).
I didn’t find much in the shoe department today, but I can’t really complain, it was a great Target day! When it comes to the shoes, you will see tons of flip flops at the end of summer and a ton of boots on clearance after winter. The best thing to do to save money is buy them for next year when you can get them for 75% off. I already have several pairs of flip flops that I picked up for my daughter for next summer.
They usually have a large amount of shoes that go on clearance around the same time in January that the toys go on clearance, so you will want to watch for that.