7 Target Clearance Tips: Learn How to Save BIG at Tarzhay

Updated October 10, 2022 by Kyle
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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.

7 Target Clearance Tips: Learn How to Save BIG

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 Target.com

Target.com

Don’t forget about the clearance section on the Target website.

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

When Does Target Restock? Insider Tips to Help You Score a Deal

November 8, 2022 by Kyle
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There’s no greater fear than driving to Target just to find the specific item you need is out-of-stock. To prevent this from ever happening, I wanted to learn everything there is to know about when Target restocks and use it to my advantage. After all, if you have a few beloved Target products that you look forward to purchasing, chances are other people also love those products. Inevitably, this increases the chances of your Target “fan-favorite” items being out-of-stock. So I went out and learned how to use the Target restock system to my advantage. I hope these helpful tips and tricks will get you what you need from Target… the first time around.

When Does Target Restock? Insider Tips to Help You Score a Deal

Does Target Restock Food Daily?

Yes.

Target definitely restocks food daily, this includes mainly perishable grocery items.

They do this to ensure the quality and freshness of their food.

So, expect to find these specific food items restocked daily at your local Target:

  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Dairy Items
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meats
  • Hot Foods
  • Bakery Items

Since these items get restocked daily at Target, they provide an EXCELLENT money-saving opportunity.

Why you might ask?

Well, start looking for slashed prices on “day old” breads and meats at Target, stuff that’s still within the expiration date…but getting close to expiring.

Target doesn’t want to throw this stuff away at a big loss, so they’ll happily slash the price and sell it for a big discount.

I’ve seen deals in the 70-90% off range on bread, doughnuts, deli meats, and even steaks.

If you know you’ll use it that day, or that night for dinner, take advantage of the HUGE savings and always check out the clearance “shelf” in the meat and bakery department.

If you can’t find the clearance stuff, just ask an employee and they’ll point you in the right direction.

See Also: What’s a Target Salvage Store? and How to Find One Near You

Can You Sign Up For Alerts When Items Come Back In-Stock?

Target Restock Alert

Absolutely.

Stay ahead of the game by signing up for Target restocking alerts.

Target Restock Alert Via Text: On your Target app on your phone, click on the “notify me” button next to the item you want to be notified of when it is back in stock.

Target Restock Alert Via Email: On your Target.com account, click on the “notify me when it’s back” button to receive a notification via email when that specific item is back in stock.

What About Restocking Online at Target.com?

Unfortunately, there is no hard-set rule when it comes to what and when products are restocked online at Target.com.

However, don’t lose all hope for Target’s online shopping experience just because an item is out of stock.

Instead, sign up to be notified when the product you want is back in stock.

Is There A Best Day To Shop For “New” Target Clearance Items?

Sometimes Target restocks come in the form of newly added products to the clearance section.

Each weekday there is a certain section of the store where new clearance markdowns and restocks occur.

Keep your eyes on the prize and take note of the following days when new Target clearance items drop:

  • Monday – Electronics, Accessories, Kids Clothing, Books, Baby, Stationery
  • Tuesday – Domestics, Women’s Clothing, Pets, Market (food items)
  • Wednesday – Men’s Clothing, Health and Beauty, Diapers, Lawn & Garden Items, and Furniture
  • Thursday – Housewares, Lingerie, Shoes, Toys, Sporting Goods, Décor & Luggage
  • Friday – Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, Jewelry

There’s most certainly a science involved when it comes to understanding Target clearance tips and tricks. and this tip certainly fits the bill.

Shopping on the right day of the week is not exclusive to Target, check out my article on other store markdown days and learn to save BIG at your favorite retailer.

Is There A Best Time Of Day To Shop At Target?

Yes.

The absolute best time to shop at Target is first thing in the morning.

The majority of Target locations restock their inventory between 12 am and 6 am because the stores are (obviously) closed.

This makes it easier for workers to stock shelves more efficiently without the constant interruption from busy shoppers.

As a result, expect shelves to be fully stocked in the morning, especially for daily restock items like perishable groceries discussed earlier.

If you’re on the hunt for your favorite little Christmas cookies from the bakery section, be sure to set your alarm and don’t take the risk of them not being there later on in the day.

The same goes for popular gaming system like the PS5, shop early in the morning and your chances of scoring the PlayStation 5  greatly increase.

What About Toys, Electronics, Clothing, And Home Décor?

Depending on the availability and demand for the item, Target usually restocks general merchandise 2 to 3 times a week.

Yet, there is no specific time or schedule Target follows to restock these types of items.

Therefore, if you are curious when your local Target is restocking toys, electronics, clothing, and/or home décor, contact your store directly for more information.

Ask the Reader: Do you have any insider tips on when Target restocks certain items that I may have missed? Let me know in the comments.


By Kyle James

The Target Teacher Discount: Here’s EXACTLY How It Works

Updated November 1, 2022 by Kyle
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Back-to-school shopping can be an exciting time for teachers to stock up on must-have school essentials. But, with all the crayons, pencils, markers, folders, notebooks, and more needed, all these items can add up quickly. Sadly many teachers will never get fully reimbursed on these costs. However, the Target teacher discount provides the perfect opportunity for teachers to cash in on major savings. Yet, you can only cash in on this discount for a limited time during the Target Teacher Prep Event which only happens once a year during the summertime. If you’re a teacher, learn how you can stock up and save at Target to have everything you need to have a great school year.

The Target Teacher Discount: Here's EXACTLY How It Works

How Much is the Target Teacher Discount?

15% off.

If you’re a teacher, you can expect to get 15% off select school supplies and more during the Target Teacher Prep Event.

This event is a chance for teachers to stock up on back-to-school essentials at a nice discount.

Typically, the event runs from the middle to the end of summer leading into the new school year.

For example, this year the Target Teacher Prep Event took place from July 17 to September 10, 2022.

See Also: 50+ Places Where Teachers Get a Sweet Discount

How Do Teachers Qualify for the Discount?

Any teacher who is a Target Circle Member and applies for verification can qualify for these sweet savings.

If you aren’t a Target Circle Member yet, click here to follow these on-screen instructions to create a Target Circle account.

Then, you’ll want to verify your teacher status.

Here are the steps you need to follow to verify your teacher status:

1. Click HERE to verify your teacher status.

2. Once you’re verified, save your teacher savings offer.

3. Once saved, your 15% discount will automatically apply to ONE eligible purchase when you buy eligible items on Target.com or in-store using your Target wallet.

Therefore, you must uncheck the coupon from your Target wallet until you are ready to use the discount.

The last thing you want to do is accidentally use the discount on a small purchase.

Is It For Grade School Teachers Only?

No.

All teachers, including grade school teachers, can receive this Target teacher discount during the Target Prep Event.

This includes these teachers:

– K-12 teachers (both private and public school)

– Homeschool teachers

– Daycare center teachers and teachers at early childhood learning centers

– University and College professors

– Vocational/trade/technical school teachers

Be sure to have a valid form of teacher identification for proof of eligibility.

This includes a recent paystub or employee contract.

See Also: Target Student Discount: Yes, it Exists…Go Use It

Are High School and College Professors Eligible?

Yes.

High school and college professors are eligible for the Target teacher discount.

Do Teachers Have to Show Proof of Employment?

No, not unless you are a new teacher.

If you are a new teacher and don’t have the proper credentials yet, you can show proof of employment as a way to show an eligible ID.

However, if you are an existing teacher, simply verify your status (mentioned above) by clicking HERE.

How Do Teachers Use the Discount?

Once you have successfully verified your teacher status and saved the offer, your discount will automatically be linked to your account.

This means that whenever you make an online or in-store eligible purchase during the Target Teacher Prep Event, your 15% teacher discount will automatically be applied.

However, again it’s important to note the discount can ONLY be used ONCE per year.

Therefore, if you want to save your discount for later but still want to make Target purchases during the Target Prep Event time frame, simply uncheck the coupon from your account.

Are Any Products Exempt From the Discount?

Yes.

There are certain products that are excluded from the discount, these include:

– Electronics

– Backpacks

– Lunch bags

– Clearance

– Items sold and shipped by Target + Partners

Can Teachers Share the Discount with Other Teachers?

No.

Unfortunately, you can only use your teacher discount based on your own eligibility.

However, you can buy supplies for other teachers (if you are a teacher yourself) using your discount and buy supplies for yourself too.

Other teachers can also sign-up themselves to grab these money saving opportunities for their classroom.

Ask the Reader: Have you taken advantage of the Target teacher discount in the past? Was it an easy process? Let me know in the comments.


By Kyle James