Thrifty Tip Thursday

You all know by now that I LOVE a good clearance sale! And since you are reading a blog with the word "Thrifty" in the title, I have to assume you do as well!

This little tip may be old news to some of you, but maybe some of you didn't know how to read a clearance price sticker at Target. And with Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, knowing how holiday items are clearanced, may help save you some money!

Here is the low-down of clearance stickers at Target.

*Regular priced items end in "9" - $10.79
*Clearanced (discounted) prices end in an even number.
*Red stickers represent clearanced items
*And generally, if the item ends in a "4" that will be the last time it is marked down. (once in awhile a manager may choose not follow this rule but, it is a pretty standard rule)

If you look at the top right corner of the price sticker you will see a number. That number indicates the percentage off the original price of the item - "30" means the sticker price is 30% off the original price.

And it is rare to find an item with more than a 75% discount. Generally at that point, they pull the merchandise off the floor.

These tidbits are basic standard Target practice. Individual stores with different managers do change things up here and there.

Target also has a "Markdown Schedule" :

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 items
Thursday - House Wares, Lingerie, Sporting Goods, Shoes, Music / Movies, Books, Decor and Luggage
Friday - Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, and Jewelry

Target's Holiday Markdown schedule (with the exception of Christmas) is:

50% off the day after holiday for three days
75% off the fourth day after holiday for three days
90% off the seventh day after holiday for 1-2 days.

I hope these tips help in your quest for the best thriftiness!

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  1. Wow! I had no idea of most of this. I always look for those red stickers, but that's as far as I went. Thanks for the great information!

  2. This is great info! Just out of you know when Hobby Lobby marks down their Fall/Halloween decor to 75-90% off?

  3. Great information...thanks!!

  4. Thanks! This is great info! I am a huge Target shopper and these tips will come in very handy!

  5. WOW, I had no idea...this will come in handy!
    Thanks for the information.


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