They're just jealous.
Being in there so frequently means I catch lots of deals! I stalk the clearance racks until items are marked down at least 50%. (Cheapness runs very deep in my family.) Afterall, retail prices never reflect value, even at Target, right? It is like a game. I have to weigh how many items are in stock and whether or not they will be sold before they got to the 50% or if I am lucky, even 75%. Turkey and I go early in the morning when there is no one there but the workers and the other Starbucks Shoppers*.
Since I clearly posses a rare expertise in the field of Target stalking, I have decided to share with you, my buddies, some of the great deals I find. After all, the ads do not reflect clearance items: just sales items. You're so lucky you have me!
NOTE: Unfortunately Target does not make it easy for me to funnel buyers their way, so you may have to put up with less-than-great pictures when I forget my cell phone (like today!)
One little disclaimer: I do not work for Target and I am not affiliated with them in any real way (aside from the fact that the employees in my local store now know me!) I have no way of knowing if your store will have the same items my store has or if those items will be the same price...so don't quote me on prices, OK? ;)
Bargain Number 1:
Mossimo makes these cute totes, selling at $14.99. Target is stocking them in several colors this season and guess what! Many of those colors have been moved over to the clearance rack! I saw one of my favorite patterns (the floral one) on sale for under $4!
Bargain Number 2:
Merona Solid Wraps used to retail at $12.99. I saw black, cream, grey and hot pink on clearance for under $4! These are a great staple. For me, there is an added benefit to them being cheap and possibly lesser quality than a more expensive scarf: when someone barfs on it, I will have zero guilt about tossing it!
Bargain number 3:
I found these Circo jeans for girls hot off the markdown cart! These normally only retail at $9.99, which is a great price, since in my experience, they fit well and hold up well. Right now these jeans are going for under $7! Seriously. You cannot beat this! (These are also some of the best jeans for you embellish-ers out there!)
That's it for me, but you can look for more bargains coming up as I find them.
*Starbucks Shoppers: people who come to Target early because they needed to hit the Starbucks. They may or may not even venture into the actual store.