This Is the Secret Markdown Schedule Target Follows Every Week

Need to buy some sports equipment? There's a special day that—and everything else—will be on sale.

There’s nothing worse than buying an item at full price and then seeing it marked down a few days later. And while many stores will allow you to get that money back, they often make it a bit of a hassle. Luckily, if you’re a Target regular, there’s a way you can avoid this—as long as you know the trick. You’ll want to know these 12 items you should always get at Target, too.

According to allthingstarget.com, a blog about Target’s many discounts and sales, the store follows a markdown schedule that’s pretty easy to understand. Apparently, each department’s clearance items are marked down on a specific day.

Monday — Electronics, accessories, kids clothing, books baby and stationery

Tuesday — Women’s clothing, pets and food

Wednesday — Men’s clothing, health and beauty, diapers, lawn and garden items and furniture

Thursday — Housewares, lingerie, shoes, toys, sporting goods, decor and luggage

Friday — Auto, cosmetics, hardware and jewelry

Allthingstarget.com makes it clear that this schedule could vary slightly from store to store. If you think your Target might be different, get to the store early and keep an eye on where employees are adding those little red stickers, recommends one Target employee who spoke to rd.com. Don’t miss these 11 money-saving secrets Target employees won’t tell you.

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