Happy Friday: Always Stalk The Clearance Aisles

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Sent from reader, Sammie:

Hey there, Mrs. HIP, or if I may, Collin! Loved watching your videos over the Christmas holidays, it is so cool to see how much you all love to help those of us who LOVE a good deal!

A quick story that I thought you might like, because I can’t get over my “luck”! I always troll the clearance aisles in Target, because um, it’s Target and why not and everyone loves Target.

I noticed a Project Scorpio Xbox One X box in the electronics section (this was January 6th) – which caught my eye because A) THESE ARE LIMITED EDITION Xbox One Xs and have pretty much been sold out for 2 months and B) THERE WAS A RED TAG ON IT.

It turned out it was a repackage, selling for $350 (a $150 price drop!!!!) and upon asking the Target dude, he was more than happy to allow me to open up the box…THIS THING WAS UNTOUCHED, wires still wrapped up, sticker still on the Xbox, all contents accounted for. So (after calling my wife) I jumped – after using the Red Card and a gift card, I got the latest system for $320!!! I was crying tears of joy…

Lesson: ALWAYS STALK THE CLEARANCE AISLES, and be nice to Target people (they did NOT have to allow me open up the box, but had the best attitude)! Peace to you, your Hipsters, and your family! Happy 2018!


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Comments 39

  1. Kim B

    What an awesome story! Got that for my husband (waited in line for hours to pre-order) and he loves it 😀😀.

  2. Kerryiu

    That’s an awesome find! Will definitely be on lookout at my store

  3. Leibei23

    Because Target rocks! Great find. Im a clearance stalker myself

  4. Erika

    LOVE this post!

  5. Jessica

    I love the moral of this story, which is “ask your wife before making a big electronic purchase,” …. unlike my husband☹️

    • Vivian


    • Sammie

      👍🏿 I called and she said, “I can hear the joy in your voice…get it!”

  6. Marie

    Yup. Thanks to Hip2Save I troll all the clearance aisles at the major stores. I find such awesome things sometimes! My last great find was a pair of $200 headphones for $20 (brand new on clearance at Target). Crazy. Thanks so much, team Hip!

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow, great find!! You’re so welcome!

  7. Sandy

    This is amazing wow!

  8. Lpmousse

    I got some kcups for $.30 each on clearance the other day at Target. I was delighted! Thanks for teaching me to look at the end caps.

  9. Dora

    I think a lot of the clearance at Target that have big markdowns are online returns. My sister used to work at Target and they would mark them down so they can be a hit or miss as far as finding this deal…

    • Gwen

      I believe you are correct a store worker mentioned that to me in the past. Think it was a great deal I had gotten at Kohl’s on a baby monitor because it was an online return

    • FloridaMom

      Online returns actually come with a sticker that says online return.

  10. Missmarie05

    That’s a great story. I adore browsing the target clearance endcaps. This past week I found a micro scooter for my daughter for $23 and the Lego Friends roller coaster set for $25. I have drooled over that lego set for a year.

    • Joy

      So jealous of your Lego find!

  11. Queenjen87

    I found kids bralettes for $1.40 at kohls today. So 1.08 I think after my 30% off for cardholders. Perfect for my 8 year old who wants to go for cheer next year at school!

  12. Weber14

    I found a Britax convertible car seat on clearance for $150 off because it was an online return. Unfortunately, it’s so nice I need another one for my husbands car lol

  13. Luna

    Yes I noticed that they mark down online returned items found great throw pillows one day. Love ❤️ target clearance! Best thing about the post “called the wife “ 🤣

    • Sammie


  14. Deb E

    On Target’s clearance end cap yesterday, I found one package of natural coffee filters that I’ve been searching for (on sale) many months now. I mostly use K-cups but have several sample bags of ground coffee I collected as freebies and ran out of basket filters since I switched to K-cups. I used to find them on sale all the time so that’s why I waited and waited for a sale (I know, I’m a true penny-pincher!) The natural (brown) ones are expensive but found that one 200 count package for 78 cents and tax. Yay! Can’t wait to try my coffee samples now.

  15. Nina

    So funny reading this today. I frequent a Target by me and today just noticed for the 1st time a clearance section tucked way back into the very end of the store, way back where no one would probably find it..ever. I just needed something n happen to go way back there, but there were a lot of good finds.

  16. Dorothy

    I’d love to stalk the clearance aisles everyday, but I’m afraid Target surveillance might be thinking I’m “casing” the place…lol.

  17. Cindy

    Great find!

  18. Jessica

    Great find! Because of Hip2Save, I won an Xbox One X from a Taco Bell contest and I gave it to my nephew for Christmas! It was a huge hit! 😌🤗

    • Jill

      Rockstar Aunt!!!

      • Jessica

        Thank you, Jill!

    • lindak

      I won one from Taco Bell too and gave it to my son. Turned out it din’t work. After several phone conversations Microsoft replaced it.

      • tr ham

        my son, with his first paycheck, bought himself and his best friend the 5$ box when playstation 4 was the price. his best friend won. my son was a bit hurt that friend didn’t want to share but brushed it off knowing he would just buy his own. the free one came broken and it took playstation about 3 months to ship a new one, my son had been playing his purchased one for about 2 months in the meantime so he got his revenge lol

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Woohoo! That’s SO awesome!! Congrats on such a great win!

  19. erin

    I just got bikes (mongoose and schwinn) for my kids and husband and nice rollerskates for my kids for 70% off at Target! Amazing prices.

    • lori

      was this online or in store???

      • erin

        In store.

  20. Jennlk84

    That’s awesome! I love hidden Target Clearance deals! It always pays to search the aisles when you have the time. 🙂

    • lindak

      Wish they opened prior to 8. I pass by a small Target on my way to work.

  21. Kristy

    Great find!! Thanks for sharing your awesome deal! Love that you called the wife (and asked before opening).

    • Sammie


  22. Nina

    I also think Target deals are regional, a lot like Walmart. I know in the south, you get much better deals then say by NYC.

  23. Meredith

    Great find! Congrats! 😊

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