If you’re like me, you’re eagerly awaiting the Target Christmas markdowns. Target holiday markdowns usually follow a 3-3-2 schedule. Clearance merchandise goes to 50% off the day after the holiday, then 3 days later 70%. One exception: Bagged candy starts at 30% then goes to 50% and 70%. Again, 3 days after that what’s left is 90% off. 2 days after that it goes to salvage (Goodwill). More on that here: Target Clearance Today, Goodwill Tomorrow.
Christmas markdowns are a little bit different. They’re done mainly on manager discretion, and the process takes a little bit longer than other holiday markdowns (depending on how much inventory is left at your store). However, they’re still fairly predictable within a day or two.
Target Christmas Clearance 2012:
- December 26th = 50% off (bagged candy 30% off)
- January 1st = 70% off (bagged candy 50% off)
- January 4th = 90% off (bagged candy 70% off)
However, don’t wait! There are already some fun clearance finds in the home decor section. Plus, lights, Christmas trees and cards are already 30% off.
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These photos were taken at the Target store in Mankato, MN on 12/20. YMMV.