This is the secret markdown schedule Target follows every week

There’s nothing worse than buying an item at full price and then seeing it marked down a few days later. And while many stores will allow you to get that money back, they often make it a bit of a hassle. Luckily, if you’re a Target addict, there’s a way you can avoid this—as long as you know the trick. (You’ll want to know the secret code behind Target’s prices, too.)

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Monday: Electronics, accessories, kids clothing, books, baby and stationery

Tuesday — Women’s clothing, pets, and food

Wednesday — Men’s clothing, health and beauty, diapers, lawn and garden items, and furniture

Thursday — Housewares, lingerie, shoes, toys, sporting goods, decor, and luggage

Friday — Auto, cosmetics, hardware, and jewelry

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According to allthingstarget.com, a blog about Target’s many discounts and sales, the store follows a markdown schedule that’s pretty easy to understand. Apparently, each department’s clearance items are marked down on a specific day.

Allthingstarget.com makes it clear that this schedule could vary slightly from store to store. If you think your Target might be different, get to the store early and keep an eye on where employees are adding those little red stickers, recommends one Target employee who spoke to rd.com. Don’t miss these 11 money-saving secrets Target employees won’t tell you.

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GOODFELLOW & CO MEN'S STANDARD FIT SHERPA FLEECE JACKET

Price: $30 | Buy it 
Every man needs a basic jacket in his winter arsenal. This comfortable zip-up comes in black, charcoal gray, or olive, and features a warm sherpa lining.

WOMEN'S VELVET SKIRT

Price: $12 | Buy it 
One of Target's newest exclusive brands, A New Day, features soft, feminine looks that are simple and practical. This velvet skirt is a top seller that users say is cute and comfortable.

HEARTH & HAND EUCALYPTUS WREATH

Price: $35 | Buy it 
Fresh and sophisticated, this eucalyptus wreath comes from the new Hearth & Hand collection, an exclusive collaboration between Target and Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV's 'Fixer Upper.' It's the perfect accent for year-round decorating inside or outside.

LG 55" CLASS 2160P 4K ULTRA HD SMART LED TV

Price: $500 | Buy it 
Reviewers praise the picture quality on this 4K LED TV. It's the perfect size for enjoying a family movie night or jumping into a basketball game.

L'OREAL PARIS ADVANCED HAIRCARE OIL-IN-CREAM

Price: $6 | Buy it 
With heaters constantly blowing to stay warm, your hair can take quite a few hits of damage. Transform dry, broken hair back to its fresh, luscious state with this nourishing cream. Reviewers truly love this product and say that it's long lasting.

THRESHOLD FUZZY BLANKET THROW

Price: $12 | Buy it 
The Threshold throws always seem to pop up as one of Target's best selling items. Cheap and cozy, it's a smart way to stay warm this winter.

MINECRAFT CREEPER XBOX WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Price: $65 | Buy it 
Kids (and adults) will go nuts for this Minecraft-themed controller. It features twice the wireless range as previous controllers, and is also bluetooth enabled.

SUCCULENT WALL GEOMETRIC HANGING

Price: $13 | Buy it 
Geometric design, gold wiring, and succulents -- if that doesn't say Target hipster, I'm not sure what does. But in all seriousness, this wall hanging is a clean and classy piece to liven up a room.

WOMEN'S FITTED LONG SLEEVE CREW T-SHIRT

Price: $10 | Buy it 
Go back to basics with this fitted t-shirt that will soon become a staple in your wardrobe.

CAT & JACK BOYS' JALEN WINTER BOOTS

Price: $30 | Buy it 
Let the kids enjoy their perfect snow day in these winter boots. Parents say that they're good quality and comfortable.

MOSSIMO SUPPLY CO SLOUCHY BEANIE

Price: $5 | Buy it 
The slouchy beanie is a signature style that makes almost anyone look cooler, and it flatters most head shapes. Perfect for covering up that not-so-great-hair day, or sipping coffee at your local artisan roaster.

AMAZON FIRE TV STICK WITH ALEXA VOICE REMOTE

Price: $40 | Buy it 
The next-generation Fire TV Stick from Amazon gives you access to thousands of games, movies, apps, and live television streaming. Plus it has voice control capabilities.

NUTRIBULLET MAGIC BULLET 8-PIECE SET

Price: $70 | Buy it 
The best way to stay on track with healthy eating is to make food you actually enjoy. Whip up new smoothie recipes, make healthy banana ice cream, or savor warming soups with this compact blender.

SNOW JOE SINGLE STAGE SNOW BLOWER

Price: $283 | Buy it 
Don't let the snow get you down. This cordless, rechargeable snow blower will clean up that driveway or sidewalk in a flash. Plus, users say that it's lightweight and easy to use.

PILLOWFORT UNICORN HEAD WALL DECOR

Price: $19 | Buy it 
Only slightly off-putting, this faux taxidermy unicorn head is a popular pick to add a whimsical touch to your kid's room. If unicorns aren't your thing, try a shark instead.

GIRLS' 3-PACK SOLID GLOVES WITH TECH TOUCH

Price: $4 | Buy it 
You can't beat the price on these comfy knit gloves. And for the digitally inclined, they also include two-finger touch technology.

INSTANT POT 7-IN-1 PRESSURE COOKER

Price: $100 | Buy it 
People are going nuts for the Instant Pot, and it's easy to see why. A 7-in-1 cooking device, this machine's recipe capabilities are endless.

KITCHENAID CLASSIC 4.5-QUART STAND MIXER

Price: $199 | Buy it 
If you're still using a hand mixer, it’s time for an upgrade. This KitchenAid Classic stand mixer is a worthy candidate: It has 10 speeds, an easy-access tilt-head design, and a power hub that can accept attachments like pasta makers and more.

GOLD BOND ULTIMATE HEALING LOTION

Price: $10 | Buy it 
Dry, cracked skin can occur year-around, but it's especially prominent during the colder months. A healing body lotion is crucial to keep your skin soft and hydrated. You can keep the whole family protected with this family-size bottle of healing lotion.

NEOPRENE HAND WEIGHTS

Price: From $3.50 | Buy it 
With the abundance of free workout videos on Youtube and the onslaught of fitness programs such as Beachbody, P90X, and more, it's easier than ever to get in shape from the comfort of your home. All you need is motivation and a good set of free weights. These bright neoprene ones are sold separately so you can choose your level of difficulty.

BLACK+DECKER LIGHTWEIGHT COMPACT UPRIGHT VACUUM

Price: $40 | Buy it 
Get it while it's hot, according to reviewers. This is a great vacuum for the price, and has the added benefit of being lightweight.

GOOGLE HOME MINI

Price: $50 | Buy it 
Get Google's answer to the Amazon Echo Dot and ask it anything: What's the weather? What's playing at the local theater? What are the news headlines? It can also control compatible smart-home devices.

"HELLO GORGEOUS" STACKABLE MUG

Price: $6 | Buy it 
Get a little morning motivation from this inspiring mug. Mondays won't seem so bad while you're sipping your favorite warm beverage.

SIGNATURE SOY COZY NIGHTS CANDLE

Price: $10 | Buy it 
The name says it all -- this candle is perfect for relaxing at home on a cozy night.

THRESHOLD FRETWORK RUG

Price: $68 | Buy it 
This fretwork pattern rug is classy and functional. Take your pick from seven different colors to match your design flow. 

WOMEN'S CHAIA SUEDE MOCCASIN SLIPPERS

Price: $20 | Buy it 
Stylish and supremely warm, these moccasin slippers are perfect for keeping toasty around the house. You may even get away with wearing them on a quick errand.

FABRIC CUBE STORAGE

Price: $4 | Buy it 
Add a pop of color and some useful storage to your space with these fabric cubes. There are 22 colors to choose from so you can mix and match to fit your style.

GRACO 4EVER ALL-IN-ONE CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT

Price: $255 | Buy it 
There are plenty of popular items in Target's baby department, but this car seat continued to pop up as a best seller. You won't have to worry about your child outgrowing it as it converts for 10 years of use.

MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY MATTE INK LIP COLOR

Price: $8 | Buy it 
This popular liquid lipstick comes in 20 colors and is at an extremely fair price. Users love the saturated color and its smudge-proof abilities.

LEGO NINJAGO BLU-RAY + DVD + DIGITAL MOVIE

Price: $23 | Buy it 
Another installment in the popular LEGO movie franchise, Ninjago blends kid-friendly action and adventure with a touch of humor for the adults.

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