Target 70% Clearance on Backpacks is Coming… (Wait for it!)


Jamie here, I don’t know what your finances are like at this time of year – but if you’re struggling to buy the kids new backpacks (on top of the shoes, clothes, and supplies they need) I want to share a tip with you.  I make my kids wait until the first or second week in September for new backpacks.

Gasp!  I know – I’m a mean, mean mommy – what amount of therapy can ever heal them from such shame!  Just kidding – my kids actually are FINE with this.  When else would they hear the words “Choose any one you want – don’t worry about the pricetag!”


Last year I just couldn’t swing new backpacks before school started – there were too many other expenses pouring in.  SO we waited.  When Target finally marked backpacks down around the first week of September – we pounced.  (Of course, if you need a new backpack pronto – we found some surprisingly low prices here!)

To give you an idea of what to expect, Embark Backpacks were $4.50 (Reg $15) and the Puma ProCat backpacks were only $12 (Reg $40).  My little one was SO excited to pick out this regularly pricey Puma Procat backpack. (I later saw on a magazine cover that it’s the same one Gwyneth Paltrow’s kid has!  :) )

In addition to backpacks – other back to school stuff is also on clearance come early September.  Think lunchboxes, dorm room decor (aka – stuff for my kids’ rooms) and patio furniture.

Here’s my post from early September last year with some goodies we found:

I’d told my kids at the beginning of the school year that they needed to wait on new backpacks until the prices went down – and boy am I glad I did!  The entire wall of backpacks was 70% OFF so they were thrilled when the words “choose any one you want” came out of my mouth :)

I was BLOWN AWAY by the amount of 70% OFF Clearance I found….

One of the first thing I spotted was a couple Patio Tables for 70% OFF – making them only $20!  I don’t need anything glass in the vicinity of my rowdy boys and their friends – so I passed on this one.  Right next door to the patio aisle was a wall of backpacks that had me beating a swift path in that direction….



Patio and School Whatnots 70% OFF

Besides Backpacks – a lot of school supplies and lunch kits were on sale as well for 50% – 70% OFF.  This BYOB Neoprene Lunch Bag by Built was only $3 (Reg $12) – so cute!  This RE waste basket was around $1.50 (Reg $5).  I also picked up a pack of LEGO Ninjago Pencils for asteal.


Dorm Room Clearance 70% OFF

I wanted to see if there were any more of those great clearance stools or ottomans we posted back here. The Dorm Room stuff I’d picked up last week for 50% OFF was now 70% OFF!   That made both of these lamps $5 each, and this cute stool only about $5 as well!


Bedding Clearance 70% OFF too???!!

At this point I thought I’d probably give my husband a heart attack when I came home – but then I also found a King Size Comforter & Shams for only $29.99 (Reg $99.99) and a couple pillows that look nice together for about $7 each! (Reg $24.99)   At this price, I just honestly couldn’t walk away.  It’s been about 10 years since we got a new comforter – it was time!

All in all I walked away with some awesome deals – the backpacks alone at full price would’ve costwhat I spent on everything else combined.




I’d LOVE to hear what you found in your store – please share in the comments!

Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack as low as $5.75!!

Get a crazy good deal at Target right now on the Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack – as low as $5.75!

Right now select Swap Force Starter kits are on sale, the 3DS version is $22.99, the Wii and Xbox versions are $39.99.
Use the 75% off Cartwheel offer (in store only)
Makes the 3DS version just $5.75, and Wii and Xbox versions just $10!


If you don’t live near a Target, or they’re out of stock – Amazon also has a pretty nice deal on these right now, console versions are as low as $17.99 which is much cheaper than normal!


- Thanks, MissiontoSave!


Target: Lay’s and Doritos only 92¢ per Bag!

This week at Target, there’s a great coupon for $5 off a $15 Lay’s/Pepsi purchase.  Stack it with several other discounts to get a killer deal!

Here’s a Target chips scenario:

Buy (3) Wavy Lay’s potato chips and (3) Doritos on sale $2.50 each = $15.00.
Use the $5/$15 Target in-ad coupon (or text PEPSI to 827438 for mobile version).
Use 30% off Lay’s & Dorito’s on Cartwheel (will apply to four items).
Use $.50/2 Lay’s Wavy chips printable here 
Use the $1.00/2 Doritos printable here (limit one per person).
Pay $5.50 for 6 bags of chips, or just $.92 per bag!


- Thanks, MashupMom!

Check out all the other deals in this week’s Target Ad!

Target: FREE $20 Giftcard when you spend $100 on College Essentials

Right now at Target, you’ll get a $20 Giftcard when you spend $100 on Back to School Essentials.  This makes for a really nice deal if you need a comforter and a mini fridge!
Buy Room Essentials Comforter $13.99
Room Essentials Pillowcase $2.99

Buy Emerson 1.7 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge $84.99
Get back $20 Target Giftcard!
(makes your total $81.98)
Check out more Online Deals


Target Black Friday ends TONIGHT | HUGE Deals on Kitchenaid, Dyson, Keurig, Toys & More!

Just a reminder that this week’s Target Black Friday in July Deals end TONIGHT!  With that being said, if you’ve been looking for a Kitchenaid Mixer Deal, this might be your lucky day!

As part of this sale, the Kitchenaid Professional 5 Qt Mixer is on sale for $199, plus an extra $5 off $50 for using THIS LINK makes it $195! (Reg up to $499, depending on )

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BOGO Horizon Crackers/Grahams Coupon


Hurry over to to print out this new BOGO Horizon Crackers/Grahams Coupon – you can find these at the supermarket or Target – and this should make them really affordable!


These will come in handy when you’re trying to save money later for school lunch box snacks.  These Make-Ahead lunch box snack baggies can be a big money saver!


Check out more of this week’s Target Deals!