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How to Read a Target Clearance Tags

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Comments (11)
  1. Janell says:

    I found this post from the Frugal Friday Link Up Party. I shop at target all the time, and had no idea about reading clearance tags. Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jen says:

    I have found a clearance item for $13.98 with a 30 in the upper right corner.
    Original price was $19.99 so it was marked down by 30%.
    When I did a price check the item came out to $5.98 reducing it further by about 57%.
    Is there any indication on the label to know that it’ll be an additional 50% off at the register on top of already reduced 30% price?
    I have tried with difference clearance items, however, the price stayed the same as marked without any further reductions.
    Looking forward to your reply.

    1. Passion For Savings says:

      I’ve never seen them come an additional 50% off the clearance price like that. Maybe that was a one time mistake. I have seen things that are tagged 50% off ring up 70% off but typically things are 15%, 30%, 50% and then 70% off at Target. Rarely are they some other odd % discount.

  3. shelly says:

    This seems like great advice. However, the past several times I’ve looked at clearance tags, they never end in a 4 or 8.

  4. Kelly Shearer says:

    Targets price change team works Mon-Fri …the schedule for what gets marked down depends on whether they are behind or up to date on their price changes…..sometimes items are misplaced and can actually be cheaper then marked if the item was not in an area where it belonged or was returned…..all markdowns at all stores are subject to human error……And yes 90% is usually the lowest markdown….

  5. Xxxiongness says:

    Im not sure I believe a commentor who doesnt know how to use punctuations. Just because you work there doesnt mean you know everything because, in fact, most cashiers are ignorant to their company policy and when they feel like it they deny anything until proven otherwise.

  6. Crystal says:

    This information is somewhat false I work at target and do price markdown the number on the clearance tag is the target item number has nothing to do with when it is marked there is a schedule that is daily sun-Thursday and changes every two weeks

  7. Kelly says:

    I’ve also found that they do markdowns after Monday. So check back Tues or weds on less bust days. They were marking down garden stuff yesterday while I was shopping.

  8. Amy B says:

    I was wondering if you knew what it meant if the clearance sticker ends in a “0”. There are a few school supplies on clearance (Lego pencils, folders, erasers) that are on clearance from $2.00 to $1.40 (30%). I’m waiting for them to go to 50% before I snag some, but I can’t tell when that’s going to happen. Any thoughts/advice on this?

  9. Amy Gonzales says:

    they also can be marked down to 90% and you can tell by the little number marked in the upper right corner.If it says 30 that means its 30% off.

  10. coupon shirley says:

    Thanks so much for the very helpful information

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