Target Easter clearance is an essential stop for any bargain hunter. I’m talking about items you can repurpose and use the rest of the year or stuff you can save until next Easter.
Target’s holiday clearance schedule starts at 50% off holiday items the day after the holiday, climbs to 70% off a few days later, and hits 90% off after a week.
Once you know these tricks, you’ll never see Easter clearance the same way again.
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1. Save at least 70% on Target Easter clearance baskets and repurpose them.
In years past, Target has offered wicker and wood baskets for 70% off, and the only thing that says “Easter” about them is a bit of fabric that can easily be removed. I’ve even seen them 70% off the day after Easter.
The possibilities are limitless — use them for storage when you do your spring cleaning or to organize toys in children’s rooms.
If you’re crafty, you could make gifts for people using baskets and your couponing stockpile, perhaps even get a head start on Christmas gifts for teachers!
PRO TIP: Use your Target RedCard for an extra 5% off
2. Grab 90% off Target Easter clearance decor for next year.
You’re safe to wait a few days for the deepest discount on Easter tableware, like plates and napkins. These are typically the last items to go, because people are thinking about putting away their Easter decor, not adding to it.
For example, it’s not uncommon to see Easter ceramic plates for $0.59 each (reg. $5.99 each) and large Easter ceramic serving platters for $5.99 (reg. $19.99). In past years, glass pitchers were $2.99 (reg. $9.99).
3. Buy chocolate Easter bunnies for next year when they reach 70% off.
Don’t think Easter bunnies are worthless after the holiday. Chocolate can last for a year — throw it in the freezer to get the most mileage out of it.
Or buy solid chocolate Easter bunnies to top baked goods with shaved chocolate pieces.
While 70% is usually the ceiling, I’ve seen Hershey’s chocolate bunnies marked down from $3.99 to $0.39 a week after Easter.
4. Pick up non-Easter candy like M&M’s and mini Reese’s cups when they’re 30-50% off.
You can usually find popular candy that you could use later in the year — like M&M’s and Reese’s.
Sure, they might have pastel wrappers or they may be pastel-colored, but they’re still useful in cookies or Rice Krispies treats.
5. Stock up on Cadbury Creme Eggs and make an omelet with them.
Not kidding — there are some Cadbury Egg recipes that’ll have you wishing you had a stockpile once they leave the shelves for the year.
The best deal I’ve seen is Cadbury Mini Eggs (reg. $3.99) for just $0.39 a week after Easter.
6. Hunt for less Easter-focused toys and use them as stocking stuffers.
Don’t wait for the 90% markdown to do this, because these items will sell out quickly.
We’ve seen gel pens, lip balm, notepads, and more for half price the day after Easter.
Even a bunny-themed zip pouch for makeup or pencils doesn’t necessarily shout “Easter” for anyone who likes bunnies. Those were marked down to $0.49 each (reg. $4.99).
7. Buy next year’s Easter dye kits and grass when they’re 90% off.
Wait for Easter basket items and dye kits to reach 90% off — the shelves are always full of them.
You’ll score bags of Easter grass for $0.05 (regularly $0.50) and dye kits for $0.30 (regularly $3).
8. Check Bullseye’s Playground for random discounts on spring-themed items.
Once you’ve shopped the Easter section at Target, stop by Bullseye’s Playground at the front of the store for more spring discounts and even a few Easter items.
One year we found glass jar candles for $0.30 (regularly $3.)
9. Buy children’s Easter clothes for your gift closet when they’re up to 90% off.
Grab Easter-themed items for your baby that won’t look out of place the rest of the year.
I’ve seen baby onesie outfits for $2.99 (reg. $9.99) and girls’ bucket hats for $0.30 (reg. $3).
10. Look for sales on year-round items like sidewalk chalk.
While you’re shopping Easter clearance, keep your eyes peeled for items that are not fully Easter-themed, like sidewalk chalk, pencils, flashcards, and more.
I’ve seen a box of sidewalk chalk for $0.50 (reg. $1).
11. Grab clearance baking supplies that you can use all year.
Last year, Target discounted paw print cake molds by 70%.
The intention, of course, is to use the paw prints as bunny paws for an Easter-themed cake. But they could easily be used for cat or dog paw prints on a birthday cake any time of year.
12. Always scan barcodes in the app to see the current price.
Since markdowns are happening fast, don’t trust the signs. It’s possible your items cost less than you think!
Check current prices on the Target app or at the price checker station in the store.