Counting the days at Target

Attention all Target Shoppers: You can get some great deals at the popular discounter, but because of the haphazard way the store marks down its merchandise, there had better be some method to your madness.

This Wisebread blog post provides the key to the puzzle. Among other tips, shoppers are advised to understand the daily markdowns; Target marks down different segments of merchandise on different days of the week.

To wit:

  • Monday: Electronics, Kids clothing and stationary (Cards, gift wrapping paper, etc.).

  • Tuesday: Domestics, women's clothing, pets and Market (food items,etc).

  • Wednesday: men's clothing, toys, lawn & garden, health and beauty items.

  • Thursday: House wares, lingerie, sporting goods, shoes, music, DVDs, books and luggage.

  • Friday: Auto, cosmetics, hardware, and jewelry.

For the best deals, get there early the day of the markdown. And be sure to make liberal use of the in-store scanners to find deals that haven't been otherwise marked...that's another Target retailing puzzle that can work in your favor.