These Target Clearance Tips Will Help You Save Money

Updated March 20, 2024 by Kyle James

Would you believe me if I told you there was a science to finding the best Target clearance deals? I’m not gonna lie, it’s kinda true.

Not only is there a science to reading their clearance stickers, but also knowing which day of the week will score you the best deals.

It’s with this in mind that a present 7 Target clearance hacks that’ll guarantee you get the best deal and save money on your next shopping haul.

These Target Clearance Tips Will Help You Save Money

1. Learn How to Read Target Clearance Price Tags

Target Yellow Clearance Price Tag

You’ll never look at a Target price tag the same way again.

When looking at a yellow clearance price sticker, there is some hidden info you’ll want to know.

Here’s how it works:

– Prices Ending with .88, .98, .48, .24, or .04 – These are all clearance items.

– Check Upper Right Hand Corner – You’ll see a tiny number. It will be either a 15, 25, 50, 70, or 90. This is the percent off the original price.

You’re probably thinking, “So what?”

Well, I had a Target employee tell me that they continue to mark things down weekly until they’re ALL gone.

But she also told me that NOT all clearance products get marked down every week.

So if you see an item with a 15 in the corner, and they have a ton of inventory, there’s a great chance you can get it next week for 25% off. And so and and so on.

The holy grail at Target is the 90 as that’s the lowest clearance price you’re EVER going to find.

Note: These clearance stickers use to be RED but my local Target now has YELLOW ones. It’s worth noting that some stores might still be using the red ones.

See Also: The Only 5 Target Shopping Hacks You’ll EVER Need

2. Shop on the Right Day of The Week

Clearance Electronics

Did you know Target has a clearance markdown schedule?

Every weekday they take a specific section of the store and do their markdowns.

Shop on the right day and get “first dibs” on all the newest clearance deals.

Here’s how their schedule currently breaks down:

– Monday – Electronics, Accessories, Kids Clothing, Books, Baby and Stationery

– Tuesday — Domestics, Women’s Clothing, Pets and Market (food items)

– Wednesday — Men’s Clothing, Health and Beauty, Diapers, Lawn & Garden items and Furniture

– Thursday — Housewares, Lingerie, Shoes, Toys, Sporting Goods, Decor & Luggage

– Friday — Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, & Jewelry

Use this insider info to your advantage and save money on stuff you’d be buying anyways.

See Also: What Day to Shop? 12 Insider Tips on Store Markdowns

3. Know the Christmas Clearance Schedule

Shop right after Christmas this year at Target and save HUGE.

Here’s how their holiday clearance schedule currently works.

December 26th – 29th: Score 50% off Christmas clearance stuff and 30% off food items.

December 30th – Jan 2nd: Score 70% off and 50% off food items.

January 3rd – January 5th: Score 90% off and 70% off food items.

Be aware that your mileage may vary on this schedule as some stores seem to play be their own rules.\

Let me know in the comments if you see any different clearance schedules in your neck of the woods.

4. Find Clearance Deals on

Don’t forget about the clearance section on the Target website as well as the Target “Dollar Spot” when shopping in-store..

While you might not find the same screaming deals as you’ll find in-store, there definitely is some great opportunity for savings.

This is especially true in these online categories: Clothing, Baby, Furniture, Home, and Toys.

For example, I recently found a sweet Goodfellow & Co. Fleece Jacket for $14.99, regularly $29.98.

I also noticed a Peoria Loveseat for $134.99, regularly $299.99.

5. Shop the Aisle End-Caps

Target End Caps

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out where the clearance items are hidden at Target.

With that said, the one surefire place to fine them is on aisle end caps.

Not every end cap, but many of them. Especially the end caps that are facing an outer wall of the store. Those often have hidden gems on them.

You won’t find these near the front of the store, you’ll need to wander in a bit to spot them.

So before you go paying full-price for something, walk to the end of the aisle and see what hidden deals you might be able to find.

In the picture above, I found a Polaroid digital frame for 50% off the original price. It wasn’t even in the electronics section but the home goods department.

So be sure to snoop around the end caps, you just might be surprised with the deals you’ll find.

See Also: Find a Target Salvage Store in Your Town and Save a Bundle

6. These 4 Departments Have the Best Clearance Deals

Toy Aisle

Without a doubt you’ll find the BEST clearance deals in Electronics, Toys, Clothing, Shoes, and Home Goods.

The picture above is from the toy department and it had an entire aisle dedicated to Target clearance toys.

Granted this picture was taken a few weeks after Christmas, but I’d add Target to your list of retailers to visit when looking for an inexpensive toy around Christmas and birthdays.

7. Look For “Repackage” and “As-Is” Items

Target Repackage Tag

Keep a keen eye out for yellow stickers titled “Repackage” and “As-Is”.

They’re typically items that have nothing wrong with them and are usually items which were returned.

They come with the same warranty and lenient return policy that “brand new” items have. So why pay full price for them when you can score them at a major discount.

I’ve personally found them to be screaming deals in the 50% off range.

Ask the Reader: How do you find Target clearance deals? Do you have any insider hacks that I may have missed? Let me know in the comments.

By Kyle James

Here Are All the Target Stores Closing or Already Closed

Updated February 28, 2024 by Kyle James
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Target recently announced they’d be closing a bunch of stores citing “employee and guest” safety. In other words, due to theft and organized crime, it’s not safe, or profitable, to operate these stores anymore. Because this seems to be a growing trend, I figured it was time to keep a running list of all the Target closures so you can track if any stores in your neck-of-the woods are next on the chopping block.

Here Are All the Target Stores Closing or Already Closed

So…Which Target Stores are Closing in 2023

Here is the current list of Target closures.


  • Oakland – Broadway & 27th: 2650 Broadway (closing October 21, 2023)
  • Pittsburg – 4301 Century Blvd. (closing October 21, 2023)
  • San Francisco – Folsom and 13th St: 1690 Folsom St (closing October 21, 2023)


  • Minneapolis – 1300 W Lake St. (Small format store concept) (closed in May 2023)


  • Harlem – 517 E 117th Street, NY (closing October 21, 2023)

See Also: 7 Target Clearance Tips: Highly Clever Tips to Save


  • Portland Galleria – 939 SW Morrison St (closing October 21, 2023)
  • Portland Powell – 3031 SE Powell Blvd (closing October 21, 2023)
  • Portland Hollywood – 4030 NE Halsey St (closing October 21, 2023)


  • Philadelphia – City Center, 1128 Chestnut Street (closed in May 2023)


  • Seattle Area – University Way: 4535 University Way NE (closing October 21, 2023)
  • Seattle Area – Ballard: 1448 NW Market St, Ste 100 (closing October 21, 2023)


  • College Park – 7501 Baltimore Ave. in College Park, Maryland (closed in May 2023)
  • Falls Church – 500 S Washington St. in Falls Church, Virginia (closed in May 2023)

See Also: The Target “Dollar Spot”: Here’s EXACTLY Where It’s Located

What Stores Closed in 2021 and 2022?

The following Target stores shuttered their doors in recent years.


  • Cupertino – 19499 Stevens Creek Blvd. (closed in June 2021)
  • San Francisco – 1830 Ocean Ave. (closed in June 2021)


  • Gainesville – 250 NW 13th St. (Small format store concept) (closed in June 2022)

See Also: Walmart Stores are Closing Too…Here’s the List So Far

Ask the Reader: Do you know of any other Target stores that have closed recently? Let me know in the comments so I can add it to my list.

By Kyle James

Petco Return Policy: Can You Return Pet Food, Dead Animals, and Clearance Items?

Updated December 5, 2023 by Kyle James

Pets are lovable companions that can bring joy and comfort to any household. That being said, any pet owner knows that pets can be rather unpredictable. From the picky dog or cat that only plays with certain toys, to the pet whose stomach gets upset easily, this can make it difficult to find the right pet food, treat, or toy for your own unique pet. However, the Petco return policy makes it fairly easy to make returns on most of its products. Learn more about Petco’s return policy to get the most out of your refunds and not miss their return window.

Petco Return Policy: Can You Return Pet Food, Dead Animals, and Clearance Items

How Many Return Days Are Allowed?

30 days after purchase.

If you aren’t satisfied with your Petco purchase, you can return your in-store or online purchase within 30 days of purchase.

Do I Need My Receipt To Make A Return?


You need some form of receipt to serve as proof of purchase.

If you don’t have a receipt, be sure to also bring your government-issued ID when returning your items in-store.

Most managers will give you store credit on the lowest selling price of the item that you’re returning sans receipt.

Mileage can vary from store to store, especially if the items are opened or don’t have the original packaging.

See Also: The Chewy Return Policy is WAY Better Than Petco’s

Does Petco Have a Fish Return Policy?


If the fish you purchase at Petco sadly passes away within Petco’s 30-day return policy window you can return the dead fish.

A store associate will take care of the dead fish and properly dispose of it upon return.

Be sure to bring a water sample from your fish tank as that could determine whether they give you a refund or not.

What About Sick Animals?


You can return sick animals bought at Petco within their 30-day return policy window.

As always, remember to bring your government-issued ID and receipt of when you bought the animal.

Also See: The PetSmart Return Policy: Here’s the Lowdown on Pet Food Returns

Can I Return Opened Pet Food?


If you aren’t 100% satisfied, you can definitely return opened pet food to Petco.

This is great news for pet owners as many dogs and cats can be quite the picky eater.

Therefore, Petco accepting open pet food is a game-changer because you can return the food, especially if your pet doesn’t like the food or it doesn’t sit well with their stomach.

See Also: Easy Ways to Find Cheap Veterinarians in Your Town

Can I Return Online Purchases In-Store?


As long as you have a receipt and ID as proof you purchased the item, you can return online purchases in-store.

There are several ways to show proof of purchase from an online purchase that Petco will accept as a valid return in-store. This includes:

  • Store Return Receipt: On your Petco account, go to your Order History and locate the item(s) you want to return. Here, you should find a ‘Store Return Receipt’ that you can either print out and bring in-store or show on your smartphone at the store
  • Confirmation Email Of Purchase: Another way is to print out or show your confirmation email on your phone that you should have received after making the purchase.

It’s important to remember that online purchase returns will only be accepted 30 days after the initial shipment date.

Therefore, be aware that your 30-day return window DOES NOT start when you receive your Petco order, but RATHER from when your order is shipped.

Can I Return Clearance Items?


If you aren’t happy with your clearance item purchase, and its within the 30-day policy window, you can return your Petco clearance order.

See Also: Target Return Policy: Make Your Next Tarzhay Return a Breeze

What Items Does Petco Not Accept For Return?

There are a few items that Petco doesn’t accept returns for.

This includes pet prescriptions/ medicine, pharmacy pet products, and personalized pet products.

Other nonrefundable Petco purchases include services like grooming or dog training and you cannot return any saltwater fish purchased at Petco.

How Do Online Petco Returns Work?

You can either return an online Petco purchase in-store (with valid proof of purchase and ID).

Or, you can ship back any online Petco purchase for a complete refund.

Just be sure to make your return within Petco’s 30-day return policy window.

To ship back your online Petco purchase by mail, return it to the address below:
257 Prospect Plains Road, Ste. B
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Or, return according to the address noted on the packing slip which you can print out from your Petco account.

Ask the Reader: Have you ever had trouble with the Petco return policy? What was the situation and eventual outcome?

By Kyle James