Walmart $1 or Less 6/16

Clorox Wipes, 9 ct $0.92

Use .75/1 ANY Clorox Coupon www.clorox.com/laugh/ick-tionary/coupon-preprint/

Pay: .17

N.Y.C. New York Color Ultra Last Lip Wear, 1 ct $1.72

Use $1/1 N.Y.C Color Couponwww.coupons.com/

Pay: .72

John Freida Frizz-Ease Hairspray, 2 oz $1.47

Use $1/1 John Frieda Styling Product from SS 6/9

Pay: .47

Head and Shoulders 2 in 1, 6.8 oz $2.67

Use $5/2 Head and Shoulders from  RP 6/16

Pay: .17 each or .34 for two

L’Oreal Paris Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 1.7 oz $0.97

Use $1/1 ANY Loreal www.lorealparisusa.com

Pay: FREE .03 Money Maker

Neutrogena Beach Strength Sun Care, 1 oz $1.97

Use $1/1 ANY Neutrogena Sun Care www.Neutrogena.com

Pay: .97

Pull-Ups Big Kid Flushable Wipes, 42 ct $1.64

Use $1.25/1 Pull-Ups Wipes Coupon www.pull-ups.com/na/special_offers.aspx

Pay: .39

Pure Silk Shave Cream, 8 oz $1.68

Use .70/1 Pure Silk Shave Cream from RP 5/5

Pay: .98

Carefree Pantiliners, 20 ct $0.94

Use .50/1 ANY Carefree Product www.coupons.com

Pay: 44

Aquafresh Fresh and Fruity Kids’ Toothpaste, 4.6 oz $1.88

Use $1/1 Aquafresh Kids Coupon www.aquafresh.com/coupons

Pay: .88

Neosporin Lip Health, 0.35 oz $2.50

Use $2/1 Neosporin Coupon www.healthyessentials.com/printable-coupons/

Pay: .50

Curad Hydrogen Peroxide, 16 oz $0.52

Use .50/1 Curad Coupon www.curad.com/

Pay: .02

Gas-X Softgels, 10 ct $1.98

Use $1/1 Gas-X Coupon www.gas-x.com/

Pay: .98

Kraft Miracle Whip Dipping Sauce, 12 oz $2.48

Use $1.50/1 Miracle Whip Dipping Sauce www.kraftrecipes.com

Pay: .98

Campbell’s Skillet Sauces, 9 oz $1.98

Use $1/1 Skillet Sauces from SS 4/14

Pay: .98

S&W Kidney Beans, 8.75 oz $0.75

Use $1/2 S&W Beans www.facebook.com/SWBeans/app_204321749589854

Pay: 25 each or .50 for two

Kikkoman Seasoning Mixes, 1 oz $0.78

Use $1/1 ANY Kikkoman www.smartsource.com

Pay: Free .22 Money Maker

Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, 1.25 oz $0.68

Use $1/2 Ortega Coupon www.ortega.com

Pay .18 Each or .36 for two

Vlasic Dill Pickle Relish, 10 oz $0.98

Use $1/1 Vlasic Product www.vlasic.com

Pay: FREE .02 Money Maker

Tillamook Lowfat Vanilla Bean Yogurt, 6 oz $0.54

Use B1G1 Free Tilamook Yogurt www.coupons.com

Pay: .27 each or .54 for two

Dove Ice Cream Bars, 3 ct $1.97

Use $2/1 Dove Ice Cream Multi Pack www.coupons.com

Pay: FREE .03 Money Maker

Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakers, 4 oz $1.50,

Use .75/1 ANY Dole Smoothie Shakers www.coupons.com

Pay: .75

Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits, 6 ct $0.58

Use $1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Products from SS 5/19

Pay: .08 each or .16 for two

El Monterey Breakfast Burrito, 4.5 oz $1.00

Use .75/1 El Montery Breakfast Item www.coupons.com

Pay: 25

Schar Gluten-Free Hazelnut Wafers, 1.8 oz $1.67

Use: $1/1 ANY Schar Gluten Free Item www.coupons.com

Pay: .67

Glutino Gluten Free Chips, 5 oz $2.78

Use $2/1 Glutino http://www.hannaford.com/catalog/coupons.cmd

Pay: .78

Folgers Instant Coffee Crystals, 7 ct $1.00

Use $1.50/1 ANY Folgers http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vg&tqnm=wd4mcsl48898396&o=111785&c=KF&p=WCOixTJK

Pay: FREE .50 Money Maker

Jolly Time Popcorn, 3 ct $1.48

Use $1/1 Jolly Time Coupon www.healthypop.com

Pay: .48

Kit Kat Minis King Size $1.00

Use $1/1 Kit Kat Minis www.walmart.com

Pay: FREE

Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz $1.48

Use $1/1 Starbucks Iced Coffee http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vg&tqnm=weowfyr29533737&o=112050&c=SB&p=5J2ch8Tq

Pay: .48

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz $1.00

Use $1/2 Kraft Barbecue www.coupons.com

Pay: .50 each or $1 for two

Hot Target Deals – Week 06/16/13 – 06/22/13

Hot Target Deals – Week 06/16/13 – 06/22/13

➶ Please note, that prices and deals may vary.

Campbells Go Pouch Soup 14 oz @ $2.00 each

PLUS

Final price: FREE

Tide Boost Duo Pacs 18ct @ $2.99 each – MISPRINT in AD – Target WILL NOT HONOR PRICE!!

  • $2/1 PG 06/02/13

PLUS

  • $1/1 Target Coupon RP 05/12/13

Final price: FREE

Tide to Go Stain Eraser 16 ct @ $2.99 each

  • $1/1 Tide to Go Stain Eraser or Pen, any, TARGET Coupon – RP 05/12/13

PLUS

Final price: $1.49 each

Stayfree Ultra Thin Maxi Pad with Wings 18ct or Stayfree Ultra Thin Overnight Pads with Wings  14 ct @ $2.89 – $3.29 each – Buy 3, get $5 Target Gift Card

  • $1/1 Stayfree, any, SS 05/05/13

  • $1/1 Stayfree, any, May 2013 All You Magazine

Final Price: After using 3 $1/1 coupons and getting $5 GC = As low as $0.22 each for the 18ct, and $0.62 each for the Overnight 14ct!

Aveeno Mens After Shave 7 oz @ $3.99 each

PLUS

Final price: Buy 2, use 2x mq and 1x sq = $0.49 each

Aveeno Facial Exfoliant Facial Scrub 5oz @ $5.10 each

PLUS

Final price: Buy 2, use 2x mq and 1x sq = $1.60 each

Centrum Kids Chewable Flavor Burst Multi Vitamins 60ct @ $7.99 each – Buy 2, get $5 Target Gift Card

  • $3/1 RP Centrum – RP 06/02/13

PLUS

Final price: Buy 2, use 2x mq and 2x tq, get $5 GC = $1.49 each!

Head & Shoulders 23.7 oz Shampoo or Conditioner @ $6.29 – $6.99 ( I saw 2 different prices in 2 stores…), Buy 3, get $5 Target Gift Card

  • $5/2 RP 06/16/13

  • $2/1 PG 06/02/13

Final price: Buy 3, use $5/2 and $2/1, get $5 GC = as low as $2.29 each!

That’s all I spotted so far. If you saw another that you would like to share, you can comment below, or comment on the Coupon Queen-Just Add Coffee page! Thank you, and have fun shopping & saving!

RARE Fresh Pork Printable Coupon!

RARE Fresh Pork Printable Coupon!

HURRY and print this super rare meat coupon for $1 off fresh pork! I have a feeling that these coupons won’t be available for long…

You can use this on the Publix sale on fresh pork chops that is going on this week! They are BOGO at $4.99/lb! Use 2 of these coupons, and you should be able to get 2 pounds of pork chops for just $2.99!! Also, if you were one of the lucky Florida residents that received the $2 off any $2 purchase coupon in your Sunday papers, you can score 2 pounds of pork chops for $0.99 cents!

PS: You can also have this coupon mailed to you if you can’t print, or if you just want to save ink. Just choose the “help” option at the bottom right of the coupon print page, and you will be directed to a page to type in your address and submit.

*Please note that this option takes 7-10 days for delivery, so if you choose to have the coupon mailed to you, you won’t get it in time for the Publix sale above.

Publix BOGO Deals 05/16/13 – 05/22/13

Publix BOGO Match-ups for Week of 05/16 – 05/22

DiGiorno Cheese, 5 or 6 oz pkg, deli cheese section, save up to 4.99

Dortitos Tortilla Chips, 10 or 11 oz bag (excluding Baked), save up to 4.29

Lloyd’s Meats in Original BBQ Sauce, 15 or 16 oz tub, save up to 5.99

Hebrew National Beef Franks or Knockwurst, 11 or 12 oz pkg, save up to 4.99

Concord Potato Topping or Roasted Potato Seasoning Mix, 1.1 or 1.25 oz pkg

President Feta Cheese, 6 oz pkg, deli cheese section, save up to 5.39

The Alternative Bagels, Roasted Onion, Wheat, Cinnamon Spice, Blueberry or Country White, 10 oz pkg, bakery, save up to 3.19

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, 16.25 to 18 oz bottle, save up to 1.31

Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz bottle, save up to 2.63

  • $0.75/2 Target Printable
  • $1/1 Wishbone Publix Best Meals Happen at Home Email

A.1. Steak Sauce, 10 oz bottle, save up to 3.41

  • $0.55/1 Printable
  • $0.55/1 Printable
  • $0.55/1 Digital Coupon
  • $1/3 Peelie, Check for: Fresh meat, pork, poultry or seafood wyb 2 participating Kraft items (includes A.1.)

Lipton Tea Bags, Iced Tea Brew, Family Size, 24 ct box, (excluding Decaf, 24 ct box), save up to 2.99

  • $0.30/1 Inside Package
  • $1/1 Printable, Recyclebank 150 points

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 32 oz bottle, save up to 11.99

Gatorade Perform 02 Thirst Quencher G Series or G2, 64 oz bottle, save up to 2.75

Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice Blend, 64 oz bottle, (excluding 100% Grapefruit Juice, Grapefruit Juice Cocktails, Light Juice and Juice Cocktails, 64 oz bottle), save up to 3.13

Juicy Juice 100% Juice Blend or Fruitfuls Flavored Juice Beverage, 8 pk, 6.75 oz box, save up to 3.25

Del Monte Tomatoes, 14.5 oz can, save up to 1.59

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal 10.5 oz box, or Chocolate Frosted Flakes 14.7 oz box, or Krave or Corn Pops, 11 to 12.5 oz box, save up to 4.29

  • $0.50/4 Inside Package, Eggs any wyb 3 Kellogg’s Cereals
  • $1/3 Printable
  • $1/3 04/07/13 RP

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Big Chewy or Dipps, 6.1 to 7.4 oz box, save up to 2.34

  • $1/3 Tearpad, Produce, any wyb 2 Quaker
  • $0.75/1 or $1.50/2 04/14/13 RP
  • $0.75/1 Inside Package
  • $1/2 Magazine, February All You

Duncan Hines Decadent Brownie Mix, 16.76 to 18 oz box or Decadent Cake or Cupcake Mix, 19.4 to 21.4 oz box, save up to 2.79

Krusteaz Cookie Mix, 15.5 to 18 oz box, save up to 2.39

Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn, 6 ct, 16.14 to 19.8 oz box, or Single Serve 10 ct, 11.64 or 15 oz box, or 30 oz jar, save up to 3.89

  • $0.75/2 4/7/13 SS
  • $0.50/1 Inside Pkg

Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies, 9.5 to 13 oz pkg, save up to 2.89

Nabisco Munch Pack Variety Pack, Single Serve Tray, Variety Packs or Kraft Handi-Snacks, 12 or 15 pk, 12 to 25.2 oz pkg, save up to 6.49

Arnold Bread, 24 oz loaf, (excluding Dutch Country Breads), save up to 4.29

  • $1/2 4/21/13 SS

Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies, Country Style, Soft Batch, Cinnamon Roll, or Sandies Shortbread, 10 to 15 oz bag, save up to 3.69

  • $0.50/1 5/12/13 RP
  • $0.50/2 5/12/13 RP

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis, Rolo, or Kit Kat, or Reese’s Pieces or Hershey’s: Drops or Simple Pleasures, 5.6 to 10.5 oz bag, save up to 3.85

  • $1/2 any Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups 3/17/13 SS
    $1/1 Simple Pleasures 4/21/13 SS

Smart Balance Spread, 13 or 15 oz or 2 pk, 7.5 oz tub, or Spray 8 oz, (excluding Organic), save up to 2.69

  • $1/2 or $0.50/1 5/12/13 SS
  • $1/2 4/14/13 SS

Daisy Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream, 16 oz cup, save up to 2.50

  • $0.50/1 3/10/13 SS
  • $0.55/1 Magazine, “Shape” January 2013
  • $0.55/1 Magazine, “Fitness” Feb 2013

Klondike Ice Cream Treats, 16 to 27 oz box, save up to 3.15

Aunt Jemima Pancakes or French Toast, 6 to 40 ct, 12.5 to 14.8 oz box, save up to 2.99

Green Giant Vegetables, Valley Fresh or Seasoned Steamers, 11 to 12 oz bag, save up to 2.59

  • $1/1 Green Giant Publix Best Meals Happen at Home Email

Breyers Ice Cream, Blasts! Frozen Dairy Dessert or Light Ice Cream, 48 oz carton, save up to 4.99

  • $1/1 Breyers Publix Best Meals Happen at Home Email

Gorton’s Fish Sticks, Portions or Fillets, 18.2 to 24.5 oz pkg, or Popcorn Shrimp, 14 oz box, save up to 6.49

Whole Fruit Sorbet, pint carton, save up to 3.19

  • $1/1 5/12/13 RP
  • $0.50/1 5/12/13 RP
  • $1/2 5/12/13 RP
  • $1/2 Magazine “Family Fun”, Mar 2013
  • $1/2 Magazine, “Better Homes & Gardens” May 2013
  • $1/2 Magazine, “More” May 2013
  • $1/2 Magazine, “Ladies Home Journal” May 2013
  • .35/1 Printable

Irish Spring Body Wash, 15 oz bottle, or Softsoap Body Wash, 15 or 18 oz bottle, save up to 3.99

  • $1/1 05/19/13 SS

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution, Easy Rub Formula, 12 oz pkg, save up to 8.99

Fab Laundry Detergent, Powder or Liquid, 2.1 or 3.41 lb box, or 50 oz bottle, save up to 3.99

Yoplait Go-Gurt Portable Yogurt, 8 pk, 2.25 oz tubes, save up to 2.39

  • 0.75/2 5/5/13 SS

Yoplait Light Yogurt with Nature Valley Granola, 2 ct, 6 oz cup, save up to 2.39

  • $1.50/1 5/5/13 SS

Betty Crocker Hamburger, Tuna or Chicken Helper, or Suddenly Salad, 4.4 to 12.2 oz box, save up to 1.99

  •   $1/2 Suddenly Salad Best Meals Happen at Home Email

If you see something I missed, please comment below! Thanks!

Baby Match Ups for the Week of 5/12

Walmart:

Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes, 64 ct $1.97, rollback price

Use Coupon for .50/1

Pay $1.47

Similac SimplySmart Bottles, 8 oz 2 pk $6.97, rollback price

Use Coupon for $2/1

Pay $4.97

Children’s Claritin Chewables, 20 ct $17.84, regular price

Use Coupon for $3/1

Pay $14.84

PediaSure, 8 oz 6 pk $9.97, regular price

Use Coupon for $2.25/2

Pay $8.85 Each or $17.70 for Both

Pampers Easy Ups Jumbo Pack $8.97, regular price

Use Coupon for $2/1

Pay $6.97

Pampers Cruisers or Swaddlers Jumbo Pack $8.97, rollback price

Use Coupon for $1.50/1

Pay $7.47

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers $8.97, rollback price

Use Coupon for $1.50/1

Pay $7.47

Huggies Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes, 42 ct $1.64, regular price

Use Coupon for $1/1

Pay .64

Beech-Nut Applesauce, 2.5 oz $0.46, regular price 

Use Coupon for $1/3

Pay .13 Each or .39 for three

Gerber Graduates Rest Easy Spoons, 5 ct $2.97, regular price

Use Coupon for $2/1

Pay .97

Gerber Graduates Advanced Spill-Proof Cup, 1 ct $2.97, regular price

Use Coupon for $1/1

Pay $1.97

Huggies Little Swimmers, 17-20 ct $9.97, regular price

Use Coupon for $1/1

Pay $8.97

Beech-Nut For Baby Rice Cereal, 8 oz $1.50, regular price

Use Coupon for $1/2

Pay $1 Each or $2 for Both

Wet Ones Baby Wipes, 40 ct $2.28, regular price

Use Coupon for .75/1

75/1 Wet Ones Wipes Product, Canister or Singles, excludes 15 ct or 20 ct travel packs from SS 4/21 (exp 6/2)

Pay $1.53

Target:

Pampers Swaddlers Economy Pack Diapers $37.99

Buy 2, Receive $20.00 Target Gift Card

Use Coupon for $1/50/1

Pay $26.49 Each or $52.98 for Both

Pampers Easy Ups or UnderJams $19.79

Buy 2 Huggies or Pampers Big Pack Training Pants, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card

Use Coupon for $2/1

Pay $15.29 Each or $30.58 for Both

Huggies Wipes, 56 ct $1.97, regular price

Use Coupon for .60/1

And use Target Mobile Coupon for $1.00/2

text BABY4 to 827438

Pay .80 Each or $1.60 for Both

Gerber Good Start Protect or Good Start Gentle Formula, 23.2 oz $16.99, sale price through 5/18

Use Coupon for $3.25/2

And Use Target Printable Coupon for 25% off Gerber

And use Target Mobile Coupon for $5/1

text BABY4 to 827438

Pay $10.74 Each or $21.48 for Both

HappyBaby Stage 1 Organic Baby Food Pouch, 3.5 oz $1.05, sale price through 5/18

Use Coupon for .50/1

Pay .55

Plum Organics Just Fruit Pouch, 3.17 oz $1.16, sale price through 5/18

Use Coupon for .50/1

Pay .66

Kmart:

Huggies Big Pack Diapers or Training Pants $19.97

Use Coupon for $2/1

Pay $17.97

Huggies Wipes, 64-72 ct $2.50

Use Coupon for $1/1

Pay $1.50

Huggies Diapers or Training Pants Jumbo Pack $10.00

Spend $20.00, Receive $3.00 Coupon

Use Coupon for $2/1

Pay $6.50

Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants or GoodNites Underwear $10.00

Spend $20.00, Receive $3.00 Coupon

Use Coupon for $2/1

Pay $6.50

Huggies Little Swimmers, 17-20 ct $10.00

Spend $20.00, Receive $3.00 Coupon

Use Coupon for $1/1

Pay $7.50

Evenflo Bottles, 3 pk $2.99, regular price

Use Coupon for $1/1

Pay $1.99

Target Match Ups $1 or Less as of 05/09/13

 

Lucini Italia All Natural Microwave Sauce Pouch, 13.5 oz $2.99, Sale Price through 5/11
Use Coupon for $2/1
http://d1conslekb6a5f.cloudfront.net/images/uploads/pdfs/Save2_ALL_LUCINI_expMay2013.pdf

Pay .99

Minute Maid Punch, 59 oz $1.00, sale price through 5/11
No Coupon Needed For This Deal

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix, 18.3-20.5 oz $1.19
No Coupon Needed For This Deal
Use Coupon for .75/2
.75/2 Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, Box Muffin Mix or 17.5 oz or larger Cookie Mix from SS 3/24 (exp 5/18)

Pay: .82 Each or $1.64 for Both

Pure Via Sweetener Sticks, 40 ct $1.79, Sale Price through 5/18
Use Coupon for $1/1
$1.00/1 Pure Via Product from SS 5/5 (exp 8/5)

Pay: .79

Chobani Bite Greek Yogurt, 4 pk $2.00
Use Coupon for $1/1
http://chobani.com/coupons/

Pay: $1.00

Chobani Greek Yogurt Cups, 5.3-6 oz $1.00
Use Coupon for .30/1
http://chobani.com/coupons/

Pay: .70

Buy 2 Kashi Cereal, 1.4 oz $1.35, regular price
Use Coupon for $2/2
http://strk.enlnks.com/aff_c?offer_id=118&aff_id=473&url_id=103&aff_sub5=17822196&affsrc=1

Pay: .35 each or .70 for Both

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Flavor Mix Packet $0.99, regular price
Use Coupon For $1/1
http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=JBHLRUTBE2ZSI

Pay: FREE

Buy 2 Coffee-Mate Refrigerated Creamer, 16 oz $1.99, regular price
Use 2 Coupons for .75/1
http://www.coffee-mate.com/offers/110243/Detail.aspx?source=10491870&DCMP=CM_2013_Q01_BETTER_FOR_YOU_BANNERS&utm_source=banner&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=CM_2013_Q01_BETTER_FOR_YOU_BANNERS
& Use Target Coupon for $1/2
http://coupons.target.com/

Pay: .74 Each or $1.48 for Both

Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner $2.99
Use Coupon for $3/2
$3.00/2 Pantene Products, excludes trial/ travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)

Pay: .99 Each or $1.98 for Both

All Mighty Pacs, 10 ct $1.99, regular price
Use Coupon for $1/1
$1.00/1 All Liquid, Powder or Mighty Pacs, excludes trial/ travel size from RP 5/5 (exp 6/16)

Pay: .99

Evenflo Zoo Friends Bottle, 8 oz $1.79, regular price
Use Coupon for $1/1
http://strk.enlnks.com/aff_c?offer_id=118&aff_id=473&url_id=103&aff_sub5=17797099&affsrc=1

Pay: .79

Purina Beggin’ Strips Dog Treats, 6 oz $2.24, Sale Price through 5/11
Use Coupon for $1/1
$1.00/1 Purina Beggin’ Package, 6 oz or larger from RP 4/7 (exp 6/7)
& Use target Coupon for $1/1
http://coupons.target.com/

Pay: .24

How to Read Target Clearance Tags

Who doesn’t love Target? It’s a favorite go-to store for everything under the sun: the hottest trends in fashion, affordable and cute clothes for the gym, cosmetics and beauty products, and so much more.

In addition to their convenience and amazing product offering, they stack coupons and ad match!

But when you understand their clearance tags and cycles, it is possible to score even better deals!

Learn Target’s Clearance System and Save More

Every section of Target has a specific clearance spot. Clothing has select clearance racks, and aisles have end caps with clearance products visibly displayed. Target routinely marks items for clearance near the end of a season as well as post-holiday and during their semi-annual big toy clearance sales.

Target Marks Down Products Weekly. All Target inventory goes through a markdown phase that is in set increments: 15%, 30%, 50%, 70% and so on, up to 90%.

Target’s “Unofficial” Markdown Schedule. Know the unofficial markdown schedule in order to take advantage of the best deals and know exactly when to look for them:

  • Monday: Baby items, children’s clothing, electronics, and office supplies/gift wrap/stationery
  • Tuesday: Home décor, women’s clothing, and domestic items
  • Wednesday: Food, health and beauty items, men’s clothing, toys, and garden items
  • Thursday: Lingerie, housewares, sporting goods, shoes, and luggage
  • Friday: Cosmetics, jewelry, hardware, automotive, and home improvement

The “Every Two Weeks” Markdown Schedule. Target typically further reduces unsold clearance merchandise every two weeks once the markdowns have begun, but this can vary based on region, amount of unsold inventory, and manager discretion. If you are watching an item and see that it has been marked down 30% or 50%, come back in another two weeks to see if it has been marked down further.

How to Read Target Clearance Tags

  • 15%: When an item goes on clearance at Target, the first markdown is usually 15%. You can tell exactly how much the item has been marked down by looking at the upper right hand corner of the red clearance tag. If you see the number 15, it is marked down 15%. The original price of the product will always be listed on the left-hand side next to the word “was,” and the new price of the item on clearance will be located on the right, next to the word “now.” The last digit of the item will mainly end in the numbers 6 or 8. Example: $7.48.
  • 30%, 50%, 70% and 90%: If you look closely at the red clearance tag, you might notice the higher clearance numbers 30, 50, 70 or even a giddy 90! These numbers correspond to the percentage off that product is now being sold for. The original price of the product will always be listed on the left-hand side next to the word “was,” and the new price of the item on clearance will be located on the right, next to the word “now.” E.g.: $3.88.
  • Price Tags Ending With $0.06 or $0.08: If the price of the item on clearance ends in $0.06 or $0.08, the item will be marked down again during the next markdown cycle as long as there is inventory in the store. The item typically will remain at the next percentage off for two weeks before progressing to the next level.
  • Price Tags Ending With $0.04: If the last number in the price of the item ends in $0.04, the item has been marked for final clearance, and this is the lowest price that Target will sell the item.
  • Random Price Tag Endings: Often, Target price tags end with $0.00, $0.01, $0.05, $0.07, etc. I spoke with some store managers and was told these endings are arbitrary and simply indicate an item is on clearance with no specific meaning, and the item will continue on its clearance cycle.
  • Sectioned Clearances: Seasonal merchandise such as holiday, back-to-school, and summer items are examples of these clearance products. Many of these are holiday branded and will be reduced at a much faster rate than the typical two-week increment because Target needs the space for new inventory. Often the products begin at 50% off, then are reduced to 70% off, and continue on up to 90% off within two weeks. Also, items may not be individually marked; the entire section will be at one discount rate.
  • Gift Card Bonus Price Endings: This has nothing to do with clearance items, but since we are talking about price tag endings, anything that ends with $0.49, $0.79, and $0.99 indicate a Target Gift Card promotion is in effect. The Gift Card offer details will be listed at the very top in red, and the amount of the gift card will be listed on the card or offer.

Other Savings Tips

  • Use the scanner. Sometimes the clearance team members miss an item that should have been re-stickered with a lower price. Take the time to check the price with a scanner. Also, scan things that are one of a kind to see if the price is even lower than listed.
  • Look for repackaged items. These items could be something that was purchased online and returned to the store, a return without a box, or two-piece clothing items missing a top or bottom. While they may not be the prettiest item in the store, you can often snag a great deal!
  • Watch for “As Is” items. Merchandise with tags labeled “AS IS” are typically items Target doesn’t carry anymore, and in an effort to move those products out of the store, they are sold at clearance prices.
  • Use Your Target REDcard. Cardholders making purchases with Target’s REDcard receive 5% off, or 5% cash back.
  • Keep your receipts. Target has a strict return policy that limits the number of returns you can make without a receipt ($75 per year). However, Target tracks every credit card purchase, so if you lose your receipt, have customer service scan the returned item and your credit card. If they find the transaction, they will let you return the item without the physical receipt. If you do have your receipt, Target will adjust the prices on items that go on sale within 14 days of the purchase. (Note: They do not adjust clearance prices.)
  • Take advantage of Target’s price matching policy. If you find an item in a competitor’s ad, bring it to Target and they’ll match the advertised price. The competitor’s ad must be local and current, and the product must be the identical item (brand name, quantity and model number).
  • Sign up for mobile coupons. Sign up to receive coupons via text message on your mobile phone. To redeem, simply show the cashier the barcode.
  • BYOB (bring your own bag). For each reusable bag used at checkout, Target gives back $0.05. It’s a great way to keep plastic bags out of landfills while putting a little money back in your pocket.
  • Use coupons. Not only does Target accept manufacturer coupons, they also can be stacked with their store coupons.
  • Will it get better? If you wonder if the price is the best possible, ask yourself if you really need the product now. If the answer is “yes,” perhaps it’s the best time to make the purchase since inventory won’t be replenished. If you want to see how low it can go, remember that Target’s policy is to mark down items in two-week increments. Try setting a reminder on your phone to check back and see if the item has been marked down again, or just look for the number with a price tag ending with the number $0.04.

This has been a post by Deborah from San Diego, CA

English: Logo of Target, US-based retail chain

English: Logo of Target, US-based retail chain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)