11 secret ways to save money at Target

  • 5. Know the clearance codes

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    Clearance items are some of the best deals at Target, Palmer said, and they are marked down to certain levels in a certain order. "First, items will get marked down to 15 percent or 30 percent off, then to 50 percent off, and finally end up at 70 percent off," she said.

    These items have a red "Clearance" sticker with the original price, the new price and the percentage of the markdown in the top right-hand corner without a percent symbol. "Check the number in the upper-right corner of the price tag." said Palmer. "If it says '70,' it's been marked down to 70 percent off."