I always go to the outside walls of the store or what my husband affectionately calls “the gauntlet.” That is where all of the clearance stuff is. Usually if it’s in the main shopping area and not on sale, then soon it will be in the clearance rack. I am waiting for a light to go on clearance right now. My son (3) and I visit it every time we shop, which is at least once a week. Hope this helps you. — Michele Ferguson
I have some advice about saving money at Target stores. I used to work for Target and mark down/clearance the merchandise everyone wants. The best time to go looking for goodies labeled with the bright orange stickers is Monday-Friday. We never worked weekends. So your best bet finding new reduced items would be Monday – Friday. We also use to get off work around 2 PM so that would be all that would get marked down till the next day. Most stuff gets put on the end caps at the end of each isle. (In that back where you don’t always go.) Most people know this already, but if you are new to the game, that’s where to look. Hope this helps a few readers! — Stacy, 28, TN
I’m a bit of a pro at shopping for bargains at Target. My Mom is an employee of a Target store here in Chicago and has been for the past 5 1/2 years so I’ve found out most of the worth while tricks. One way, at least for the Targets here in Illinois is if you walk around the outer edges of the aisles and look at what are called the end-caps (the small areas at the edge of every aisle) you will find a great amount of clearance items, and worth while ones at that. One thing I love about Target clearance is the stuff is usually still in great condition, not like most other store where the stuff is badly damaged or completely broken. Usually it’s things that they have to move out to make room for more great stuff. Every department has at least one clearance section and there is always stuff on clearance. Another thing is at the Target here in Chicago just inside the Men’s fitting room they have a ton of underwear, socks, boxers, undershirts and things of that nature, for the whole family. I just bought my son (who is beginning potty training) 11 pairs of underwear for 11 cents a piece!!! Not only that, but Target has some pretty good prices and some really good deals at times and I’m not just saying that because my Mom works there but my advice to you is if you love the service and quality at Target as much as I do get there early and allow yourself some time and just cruise all the edges of the aisles!!! — Melissa Hansen, Mother of 1 son Isaac, Chicago, Illinois.