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As Valentine’s day is over, the clearance event at Target will be beginning. Visit your nearest Target where you’ll find Valentine’s Day items like paper plates, napkins, cups, and decor on clearance. See how long these deals will last with this listing of Target’s Valentine’s Day Clearance schedule.
Target’s Valentine’s Day Clearance Schedule!
Now that Valentine’s day is over, the clearance event at Target is right around the corner.
This is a great time to get stock up for next year or items that you can still use and eat anytime. We all love some good chocolate.
Please note that the Valentine clearance will also include some items from the Dollar Spot.
How Target’s Clearance Sales Work
Typically Target will begin reducing holiday items starting at 50%. Please keep in mind that once it reaches 90% off it will be on sale for a few days and then Target will pull the items completely out of their system.
Target holiday markdowns usually follow a 3-3-2 schedule.
What does that mean?
Clearance merchandise goes to 50% off the day after the holiday, then 3 days later 70%. Again, 3 days after that, what’s left is 90% off. 2 days after that it goes to salvage (Goodwill).
Which doesn’t give us a lot of time.
Target Valentine’s Day Clearance Tips
Don’t forget to check your coupon stash for candy coupons.
There is nothing wrong with eating Valentine’s day candy after Valentine’s day. In fact, it tastes better because it was purchased at a deep discount. Need coupons?
Check out our listing of the best coupon sites.
Thinking of purchasing items that may be great gift ideas for later on.
When shopping clearance, it is important to have a place to put what you buy (especially when stockpiling gifts).
Spending lots of money that are outside the parameters of your budget is never wise, so be sure to pay attention to your spending. You can easily get wrapped up in a sale and forget that your budget ever existed.
I highly recommend signing up for a Target RedCARD debit card.
This is NOT a credit card. It is a debit card just for Target that syncs with your bank account, AND you save 5% off on all purchases. I love this. Since I am shopping at Target anyway, why not save an additional 5% off?
The only thing to keep in mind is that it takes a few days for the money to come out of your account.
As a reference, here are the dates for Target Valentine’s Day clearance schedule.
Please note this is how they were marked down last year.
- 50% off ~ February 15th
- 70% off ~ February 17th
- 90% off ~ February 19th
Items you will want to purchase during Valentine’s Day Clearance Event
- Chocolates – You are bound to find name-brand delicious chocolate on sale at a great price.
- Baking Mixes – look for sales on red and pink frosting, sprinkles, red food coloring, marshmallows, muffin liners, heart-shaped pans, and candy molds.
- Jewelry – A selection of jewelry will go on sale after Valentine’s Day. Heart-shaped pendants and more. These will make thoughtful gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, and graduations.
- Heart-Shaped Items -Heart-shaped items can come in handy no matter the time of year. Keep your eyes peeled for items for those kinds of items.
Tell us what fun things do you plan on buying during this sale. We would love to know. Drop us a comment below.
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Carly Theresa says
Thank you for this helpful information! Do you think they will mark down items available online? or in-store only?
Jen @ Inspiring Savings says
You’re Welcome, Carly! Both (instore & online) will have sales. But your best bet is in store for the lowest discounted price.
Pam Harding says
I would like to get my mom a heart shaped necklace during you sale and give it to her on mother’s day.
I would also like to get your mom something.
I look forward to chocolate at a discount and sprinkles. I can always use pink for cupcakes.