Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Target Markdowns

Huh? I just found all of this great info on Target markdowns. Since I can't shop right now (no place to put it!!!) maybe I can shop vicariously through my blog readers! Let me know if you're able to get any good deals!

Daily Markdowns – In addition to the odd lot items that may be lurking among the regular merchandise and could be haphazardly stashed at the end caps, Target has a system for marking down their merchandise weekly: Monday - Electronics, Kids Clothing and Stationary (Cards, GiftWrap, etc.)Tuesday - Domestics, Women's Clothing, Pets and Market (food items)Wednesday - Men's Clothing, Toys, Lawn & Garden, Health and Beauty itemsThursday - House Wares, Lingerie, Sporting Goods, Shoes, Music / Movies, Books, Decor and LuggageFriday - Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, and Jewelry By closely following the markdown schedule, and hitting the stores early in the morning, it is possible to get what you want before anyone else knows about it. (We often hit the food items on Tuesday morning and come home with armloads of canned goods, boxed dinner kits, and gourmet juices for pennies!) Holiday Deals – Target participates in a generous markdown after major holidays, as well. Clothing is at a fabulous price during their after-holiday clearance, with many Valentines or Independence Day t-shirts for under a buck. (By picking some generic prints and designs, they can be worn year-round.) Their holiday markdown schedule is usually as follows (with the exception of Christmas, which can vary):50% off the day after holiday for three days75% off the fourth day after holiday for three days90% off the seventh day after holiday for 1-2 days. Some additional points to note about Target shopping: If you find an item at 75% off, and you want it, don’t let it get away! They rarely mark down non-holiday items below this discount. If it the price ends in the number 4, you may be looking at your last chance to buy.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Also, any of the clearence merchandise that Target does not sell after "X" amount of days on clearence goes to GoodWill stores. Most times you can pick up items that you may have missed for a buck or two. And these items are NWT still. ;-)