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What to Expect at Target in July

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July is a BIG month for clearance deals!  It is one of the best months for saving at Target.  Here are some of the sales and clearance deals you can expect to find at Target in July.  In listing the major clearance deals that will happen in certain departments, but really almost every department will have some great clearance deals this month.

Toy Clearance: One of the biggest deals at Target in July is probably the toy clearance.   During July Target marks down a nice selection of clearance toys and we see quite a few items hit 70% off.  They do this in order to make room for the new toys that are coming for the holiday season.   You can learn more about the Target 70% off toy clearance HERE.   In the past, the markdown usually took place the last week of July, but in recent years they have marked things down in waves.  We have already started a post with toys we have found on clearance this year, so check it out!

 I will be posting lots of information regarding the clearance sale throughout July in order to keep you informed. Make sure you “like” All Things Target on Facebook to stay up-to-date on this big sale.  I also recommend following me on Instagram because it’s super easy for me to share information in stories while I am still at the store. 

Summer Clearance:   Another great section that goes on clearance is the summer section.   All of the items they brought in for summer will get marked down in July.   In the good ol’ days all of these items would have gone 90% off, but Target has been marking down the summer section with yellow clearance stickers.  I’m not sure how things are at your store, but this section is pretty much already wiped out at my store.

Baby Clearance  We should also see some baby items, like car seats , strollers, bedding and more get marked down to 50-70% off during the month of July. Last year, most stores reported the 70% off markdown happening the last week of July.  The last few years they baby clearance has been a little lighter than previous years.

Patio & Garden Clearance:  The remaining patio furniture and garden clearance should go down to 70% off sometime in July.  The clearance in this department will vary by region. I’ve seen some folks report that they already have items at 70% off, but at most of my stores they are either still full price or just recently marked down.  They need to clear out the department so they can make room for all the school supplies.  You may find that most of this department is gone already because people snatched up the items already.  It’s slim pickins’ at my stores for sure!

Clothing & Shoes Clearance – We see a larger amount of clearance in the clothing and shoe department due to the fact that they will now be bringing in clothing for fall and winter.

School Supplies:  July is a great time to buy school supplies!   We should see some great sales and Circle offers for school supplies that can help you save even more.   My stores are already stocking the school supply section and we just got out of school a little over a week ago!   

New Hearth & Hand & Studio McGee collections – I’m thinking we’ll see some new Hearth & Hand and Studio McGee collections pop up online and in stores.  In fact, I’ve already seen a few new Studio McGee pieces at my stores already.

Teacher Prep Event:  Every year Target has a Teacher Prep Event where teachers can score a coupon for 15% off school supplies, storage, apparel and more.  Last year the deal included items from Bullseye playground.  We don’t have information on the coupon yet but once we do we will be sure to share.  The coupon is usually valid starting in the middle of July.

Last year you could save in the following categories:

  • School supplies
  • Classroom storage & organization
  • Bullseye’s Playground
  • Pillowfort furniture
  • Food storage bags
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Facial tissue
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Women’s apparel, accessories & shoes
  • Men’s apparel, accessories & shoes

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    1. Where are u located?.. Or rather which target store did you find it?..I’m really in need of baby stuffs..thanks

  1. I discovered your site a few days ago and I’m loving it. I see that you mentioned that toys typically go on sale on Thursdays. That’s a great tip. Can you tell me what days I would typically see cosmetics/beauty items go on sale? I love snagging a great clearance/sale deal on those Target endcaps. Also, what days do they typically mark down women’s accessories? Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this site. As a teacher, I spend way too much on school supplies for my classroom, I’m looking forward to getting some great deals this year!

    1. I was thinking it might happen on July 5th since many of the items are 4th of July themed. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. I’m in Chicago suburbs, and patio went 70% last week for us as well. They just started setting up back to school area today!

  3. Two stores went 70 on patio last week Wednesday or Thursday too. All cleared out today and back to school is already set. Also, I did see the toys being marked to 30 already on one half isle. This is in Honolulu hi.

  4. I just picked up a Navy Blue & White Chevron Outdoor Rug for $14- marked down 50%. And the other day I picked up two of their adirondack chairs plus two ottomans all for $140 (https://www.target.com/p/threshold-bryant-faux-wood-patio-adirondack-chair-brown/-/A-14671141#prodSlot=large_1_1&term=adirondack+chair). They were marked down 70%! And I picked up all sorts of different outdoor cushions and pillows for 30-50% off. I do find that if you see it and you like it, I wouldn’t wait to come back and get it. Especially with them wanting to clear that whole section out to make room for the school stuff.

  5. A manager in my store said patio was getting cleared out today and it wouldn’t go 70%, I’m in central California. She did manually mark down a chair for me on Sunday because she said everything needed to be cleared out this week. When I asked if they were doing another round of markdowns before then she said no.

  6. Summer items were marked down 30% today, hmm they seem behind this year, or maybe it’s just my store.

    1. It also happens on a Thursday and it usually happens a week or two after the toys get marked down.

  7. Hi, so 4th of July related stuff will be marked down to 50% the next day right, is that consider summer though? so are we going to see a sale for 4th of july stuff and then the summer sale?

  8. The 4th of July items aren’t usually marked down the next day, they follow the same schedule as the summer items. There is a chance the Dollar Spot items may go 50% off, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

  9. Wow, thanks for the tips! I find your website super useful. I saw a toy on sale for 50% off last week for my baby. Do you think I should buy now or wait until it’s marked down to 70% or even 90% towards the end of the month?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Whitney,

      The lowest the toys will go is 70% off. If there are quite a few of the same toys left you might be able to wait for 70% off, but sometimes they sell out before it hits the next markdown level. If it is something you really want and there are only a few left you may want to buy it at 50% off.

  10. I went to my local Target this morning and to my amazement and frustration, NOTHING Fourth of July or summer was marked down by any percentage. The employee stocking school supplies in the next aisle also thought it was bizarre. Now I have no idea of when to go back for deals (hauling 5 kids to Target isn’t as easy as it sounds!)!!!

  11. Thanks for the notice about the 90% off Dollar Spot! My kids are part of a cub scout pack which has an auction at the end of the year, having earned points for attendance and wearing their uniform. We’ve a smallish budget to buy prizes but I’ve had my eye on the Camping goodies and summer toys. Seeing from here to expect 90% off this week, I was happy to find a ton of things left at my store when I went this afternoon 🙂 10 cent foam rockets are going to be a huge hit, I’m sure.

      1. Sometimes they remain in the Dollar Spot or they are moved to the back of the store with the summer clearance. I think the Dollar Spot clearance for July is over though, at least it was at my store. Everything has been salvaged.

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