How to Score the Best Toy Deals at the 2019 Target Semi-Annual Toy Sale (Up to 75% Off)
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Dear Target, I love you most in July!
One of the best toy sales you’ll see all year happens this July at Target! Whether you’re planning ahead for birthdays, stocking up for holiday donations, or stashing away early Christmas gifts, these amazing toy deals are too good to pass up! Read on for everything you need to know + the best shopping tips and tricks to score up to 75% off! 😉
1. Keep your eyes peeled: The huge 2019 Target toy sale starts mid-July.
Based on history, you can expect the huge two-week Target Toy Sale to hit the middle of July, with the biggest 70% discounts toward the very end of July. The sale is most likely to start on a Thursday (the day stores typically mark down toys).
2. Make your shopping list and nix the toys with bad reviews.
Before you shop the sale, read the online toy reviews. Even at the deepest discounts, some buys just aren’t worth your hard-earned cash.
3. Get there as the doors open to score your top toy picks.
This sale is no joke, guys! Customers looking to score the most popular discounted toys are going to arrive early! Beat the crowd by knowing when your store opens and rock and roll the first day of the sale.
4. Know the markdown schedules to save the most.
Historically, when the sale starts, toys are discounted at 30% off. Over the two-week sale, these discounts increase to 50% off, then to 70% off – and some shoppers have seen select toys go straight from 30% off to 70% off!
The most popular fly off the shelves fast, so if there’s something you have your eye on, scoop it up at 30% or 50% off so you don’t miss out!
5. Brands that go on sale include LEGO, Barbie & Fisher-Price.
While the specific toys going on clearance this year won’t be determined until the sale actually hits, here’s a list of some of the top brands we’ve seen in the past during this sale.
- Mega Construx
- B. Toys
- Baby Alive
- Smarty Partz
- Tons of games… and so much more!
6. Price check using the scanners to possibly save more money.
Employees can’t always keep up with pricing during the Big Toy Sale, so don’t necessarily trust the discount sign. Scan the actual clearance tag on the item you want, and you may be in for a bigger sale surprise!
7. Save an extra 5% by using your Target REDcard.
If you’re not already a Target REDcard member, now is the time to sign up! Not only will you be able to score toys up to 70% off during their big toy sale, but you’ll also receive an additional 5% off your total. Plus, as a REDcard member, you’ll get exclusive deals and extended returns online and in the store.
8. Buy a Raise.com gift card to save up to 5%.
Don’t own a Target REDcard but want to save during the big toy sale? Download the Raise app and purchase a discounted store gift card to score up to 5% (and occasionally more) OFF your purchase! How does this work? Just buy a gift card at a discounted price, and then use it toward your in-store purchase!
For example, if you combine a toy savings of 70% off + a discounted Raise gift card, that’s a possible discount of 75%!
Hip Tip: Buy your gift cards to save during slow times of the year. They disappear quickly during sales!
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