Okay, now I really do think they read this blog and they’re trolling me.
I was certain, certain, CERTAIN, by this week we would see a majority of toys drop to 70% off. I mean, how could we not? It is August. We’ve been doing this for a month. When I went to my first store this morning, the end caps of clearance were literally spilling into the aisles. A woman had to lift her son over the clearance as she mused, “I wonder why all this stuff is on sale?”
But it’s the same as it ever was. More items are being discounted, but the already discounted items aren’t seeing steeper drops. I’ve been waiting for a month for this Nella the Princess Knight costume set to drop from 50% to 70% and it will not budge. There are about 600 of them at BOTH my stores, so it’s definitely not a supply issue. I finally bought it, because the Glass Slipper’s birthday is Tuesday and Target is definitely trying to wait me out. I bought it for 50% off, but so help me I go back next week and it’s 70% off. I will definitely make a disapproving face. Maybe several.
There could easily be several children hidden in this pile of clearance toys.
Because, of course I’m going back. Aside from the blog of it all, I’m personally invested now. You, me, and Target are on a journey. I started this quest, and I will end it. I need to see how it plays out. Will the stuff I want ever drop to 70%? Will this toy clearance last forever? Are that woman and her son still trapped in a toy clearance avalanche? I have to KNOW.
This Sesame Street Collector Pack is super cute and at $8.48…only 15% off! This is what I am talking about. Don’t give me new discounts! Give me better discounts on all this other stuff, Target!
This guy is still hanging at 50% off.
My Little Ponies at 50% off, $9.98 for this cute crew.
Toy Story 4 again! $7.48.
Tons of Barbie sets on sale, all just hanging out at 50% off.
Blind Bags galore for 50% off.
This swan was 30% off, is now 50% off, but I’m pretty sure it’s been in clearance since the start of time.
$3.58 for the Tsum Tsums, but this picture is priceless.
30% off Duplos! I actually can’t get mad at that.
15% off the bigger Lego sets.
YOU GUYS! I found something for 70% off! The Genie is $5.98, originally $19.98.
Some great Fingerling stuff…that refuses to budge on discounts.
Another new discount, starting at 30% off.
Another drop! This set was 30% last week, now at 50% off.
Descendants 2 Dolls at 50% off. Who is watching the new movie this week?
Dumbledore joins Ron at 50% off.
Potty Dance Baby Alive is $19.98…you guessed it, 50% off.
$12.98 for this Polly Pocket Racer. You know the discount number. Don’t make me tell you.
Loads, and I do mean loads of OG stuff at 50% off. Dolls, accessories, and outfits.
Don’t forget the Arts and Crafts! $2.98 for 9 doughs ain’t too shabby.
I love this. Horses and arts: my Glass Slipper’s favorite things.
30% off for this Disney palace.
This truck that is also a bank is a super cool STEM toy. $27.98.
50% for Rusty Rivet’s dinosaur.
V-tech DigiArt is 50% off!
You guys, I’m typing 50% off so much my brain is starting to do that thing where it forgets that a phrase means. $12.48 for this Top Wing set.
This Drone came from the Sharper Image, can stream HD, and is 50% off. $39.98.
Nella the Princess Knight Costume Set-$9.98. Originally $19.99.
I went into today ready to throw down some cash, but ultimately all the “meh” deals just messed with my mojo. I’ll put this money away until next week.
What have you been waiting on to drop to 70%? Did you finally just bite the bullet and get what you wanted, even if it wasn’t the price you were hoping for? How long do you think Target will wait us out? Commiserate with me 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 five 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!