Y’all. Target has fully betrayed me.
It started last year, with the advertising of “Holiday Dash Clearance.” When people who never bothered with clearance sales were suddenly alerted to the trove of treasures they were missing out on. Now, I cannot be mad that more people get great deals. There’s deals enough for all of us. Come get your deals, people!
But the problem was, these inexperienced deal chasers didn’t know that 30% is just the starting point for negotiations. They didn’t know that the real good dealing happens after 50%. So they scrambled to buy everything at 30% off, and because things were flying off the shelves at 30%, Target had little incentive to move up to higher discounts.
This year, Target advertised their sales once again. But this time, they started earlier than EVER. It was 30% off on Christmas Eve! Now, on New Year’s, we’re seeing 50% off for food and 70% off merchandise. Crazy fast! And the way my local stores were looking, we won’t hit 90% off at all. Great for Target, not as great for me.
But there are still deals to be found, while company is true. So let’s get to it!
50% off select Hearth & Hand Merchandise.
These playing cards would be a great White Elephant gift, or stocking stuffer.
The vibe this Christmas clearance. NONE of my stores had any wrapping paper.
Wreaths were running $3 to $5 with the discount.
Lots of fun Bullseye’s Playground type gifts were marked 50% off, but actually scanning at 70%. These pencils were $.30.
Decor and decorations like little trees and pillows as low as $3!
$2.50 for these ornaments.
Great deal! $5 for Wondershop craft kits that can be used all year round!
Be sure to check the Beauty department for gift sets, like this fun scrunchie set. They might be in holiday clearance, but they might also be in their regular department.
Or they might be on a random table between the wine and checkout. Life’s a journey.
$5 for all these nail polishes. It comes out to $.50 a polish. Stocking stuffers! Birthday treat bags!
Troll and Frozen Teapot sets were down to $7.
A bow and ribbon set for $2.50.
Okay, so I love when Target does these kinds of gift sets because we all have like, three uncles we never know what to buy for Christmas, right? There was a flashlight set for $7.50, A Multi-Tool for $8.50. They also had a cool old time looking mug with pliers inside for $5.
Festive LED lights for $5.
All the bags! As low as $.75.
This cute 3D puzzle was $3, but scanning at $.90!
I love Stocking Stuffers that can also easily double as Easter Basket stuffers.
Game sets like Pachisi and Backgammon were 50% off at $5. Some of these games are also available on the website, but for $8.
This Llama Stainless Steel cookie cutter is $.50. They also had Gnomes!
Ain’t no shame in eating Christmas cookies on New Year’s.
Build Your Own Gingerbread (but actually paper) Dollhouse is $5.
Y’all help me out. Why is this moose blue? Is there a Christmas moose situation I am unaware of? Anyway, he was $.90 and now I am thinking I should have gotten one because if there is no blue moose tradition on Christmas, there should be. I could start the trend!
Ornaments as low as $3, though the pickings were slim.
They are wasting NO time getting the Valentine’s set up going.
I grabbed this coloring book for 70% off at $.90.
Also these cheap Skittles.
50% off holiday hand sanitizer! $2 a bottle to have clean, Christmasy smelling hands!
Be sure to check ALL the departments. Baby Christmas Clearance was surprisingly hopping. This cute Mickey Christmas set was down to $17.
I don’t have a baby anymore (she’s full on toddler) but that reindeer teether for $11.04? Get out of here…
Baby outfits and jammies starting at $7.
More Christmasy scented cleaning discounts.
$.75 for these mini sanitizers. I bought these when there was a 30% off Cartwheel deal during the 56 day Black Friday event and can confirm that the Sugared Lemon smells amazing.
All of the holiday clothes were hidden away in a random corner of the Women’s department. Pajamas and festive shirts as low as $2.
$7.50 for this adorable dog treat advent calendar.
These blankets don’t scream Christmas, making them a good year round gift for anyone who likes being warm and cozy. $14.
Even though pickings were a little slim, there were still some merry deals to be had. Have you been to Christmas clearance at your Target yet? Think your store will get to 90% off? Any great scores? Tell me about them in the comments!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey six years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!