So, I have posted about some of my favorite Target clearance finds today, but I also need to post about what I actually bought. I spent a lot of money today, but it was for purchases that I had been waiting for, so I saved a lot of money, and I even got three gifts too.
Last week my oldest son came home from school with a broken backpack….a very expensive broken backpack. I won his Northface backpack on the former Club Bing several years ago, and it has worked very well for my son for several years. The backpack was still in great condition, but my son got the zipper stuck in the side, and when he tried to fix it, he used too much force and actually ripped part of the backpack. The backpack could not be fixed, but instead of getting upset, I was just thankful for the timing. I knew the 70 percent off Target back-to-school sale was coming, and if he had broken his backpack a few weeks later, I might have had to pay full price.
This past weekend, I took my son to Target, and he picked out his favorite backpack. Of course the Target backpack clearance was only at 30 percent off, but I decided to buy the backpack just in case. I did not let him use it though, it was left in a bag with the receipt attached. Instead we found a small cheap backpack in our closet that he could use until I found a better price.
I had the feeling that today (The second Thursday in September) would be the day that our local Target stores moved their back-to-school clearance to 70 percent off, so I made it there early this morning.
When I saw the 70 percent off clearance signs, I almost exclaimed hallelujah. I quickly went to search for my son’s favorite backpack, and it was there. The new price was $39.99, last week we bought it for $27.98, and this week the clearance price was $11.98! I quickly grabbed the backpack at $11.98, and the one we bought last week will be returned tomorrow. Sometimes a little patience can save you a lot of money
My son got the backpack he wanted, and I got the price I wanted. Savings $16 by waiting five days!
Okay, let’s get to my 70 percent off clearance deals…
Target Clearance Deals:
Ful backpack on clearance at $11.98 (Was $39.99)
4 x plastic pencil holders on clearance at $0.28 (Was $0.99 each)
Batman lunchbox on clearance at $2.98 (Was $9.99)
4 x beach towels on clearance at $2.08 (Was $6.99 each)
2 x Weber Grill Mits on clearance at $2.68 (Was $8.99)
Speedo Snorkel set for kids on clearance at $5.38 (Was $17.99)
Off Clip On Starter on clearance at $5.94 – $3 Off Clip On coupon from Recyclebank = $2.94 (Was $8.49)
– $0.15 in Target Reusable bag discount
– $10 Visa gift card from mail-in-rebate
– $1.76 from Target gift card (from previous transaction)
Total out of pocket $28.63
Total saved after gift cards $105.31
(Total saved before gift cards $93.55)
I went back to Target Friday to return the backpack, and I picked up some notebooks and A&D, which I had not been able to find at the other Target store yesterday.
Second Target Trip
10 x Notebooks @ $0.09 each
A&D Ointment on sale at $3.39 – $1 A&D Target coupon and $1 A&D coupon = $1.39
Up & Up floor cleaner $1.97 – $1 Up & Up cleaning coupon = $0.97
– $0.10 Target reusable bag discount
Total out of pocket $3.36
Total saved $6.77
Total spent at Target $31.99
Total saved at Target $112.08