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.)
Target's markdown schedule
Target's markdown schedule
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
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.