My favorite time to shop at Target is at the Target Christmas clearance sale and at the Target toy clearance sale in January.
When the Target toy clearance sale goes to 75 percent off, I go Target clearance crazy. I actually purchase all gifts for my nieces and nephews, plus some gifts for my own boys and a couple of potential birthday gifts at the 75 percent off Target clearance sale in January.
I have a niece and several nephews overseas, and it becomes very expensive with shipping. So I get everything together early, and then once we have relatives visiting during the year, they get to bring some of the gifts home. I usually purchase most of the birthday and holiday gifts for my sons in July, because this is when all the beach and pool products goes on sale. My boys are all beach boys, so this is the perfect sale to pick up gifts for them.
After studying my past years’ Target after Christmas clearance sale and Target 75 percent off Clearance toy sales trips, I have come up with the likely dates for the 2011 Target Christmas Clearance and 2012 Target toy clearance sales.
Target Toy Clearance 2011 – January 2012
Thursday December 29th – 30 percent off Target toy clearance sale
Thursday January 5th – 50 percent off Target toy clearance sale
Thursday January 12th – 75 percent off Target toy clearance sale
I usually purchase what I really want at the 50 percent off clearance sale, and then I hold off with any bonus Target clearance items until it hits 75 percent off. I have purchased toys at 50 percent off, but then returned them after I found the product at 75 percent off with no problems. This way you will make sure to get the product you want at the best price possible. Only return 1 – 2 items at a time though, as Target might give you problems, if you try to return several items at once.
Now Target clearance varies from state to state and even from store to store, but the above Target toy clearance dates can be used as a guide to when you should head for your local Target store. I suggest going to your Target store around 9 a.m. on both the 5th and the 12th, because I do remember one year when they 75 percent Target toy clearance started around the 7th,. 9 a.m. is when the Target employees usually start their markdowns.
You can find my latest Target clearance finds here.