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Holiday clearance sales give you plenty of reasons to keep celebrating for the season. Because after any major holiday, stores like Walmart, Target, Macy’s, Home Depot, and Walgreens are desperate to get rid of whatever holiday items are left in stock. The result? Unbelievable holiday clearance sales on decor, candy, gifts, and accessories — with discounts reaching up to 90% off.
We dug into the stores with the best holiday clearance sales and rounded up all the details for you, including when the sales start, how high the discounts go, and which items to look for as you browse the holiday clearance shelves.
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1. Walmart Holiday Clearance Sales
Walmart’s Christmas Clearance has holiday decor for up to 90% off by early January.
Walmart’s Christmas Clearance starts at 50% off on Dec. 26 and then jumps to 75% off a few days later. A week or so into January, you’ll see it go up to 90% off.
Buy toys for up to 90% off during Walmart’s December Toy Clearance.
Walmart’s Toy Clearance hits just a couple of days after Christmas and lasts through the end of January. Deals are available online, but they tend to be much better in stores. We saw a Fisher-Price Learning Game for just $1 (regularly $19.88) hanging out on the shelf last December.
Related: We rounded up all the best secrets to finding Walmart hidden clearance deals (beyond their everyday low prices).
2. Macy’s Holiday Clearance Sales
Shop Macy’s Christmas Clearance for 50% – 80% off decor, beauty, and so much more.
Macy’s Christmas Clearance starts Dec. 26 online and in stores. But here’s the thing: Macy’s typically drops an online promo code for an extra 15% – 20% off select clearance items (so online shopping is a no-brainer).
Macy’s Christmas Clearance starts at 50% off but may climb up to 80% off if supplies last.
Macy’s deals to shop now:
Macy’s has Carter’s Halloween apparel for under $4 about 1 – 2 months before Halloween.
Macy’s marks down Carter’s Halloween apparel in August and September (and sometimes in October). Most recently we saw Halloween bibs for $3.84 and Carter’s pumpkin bodysuits for $8.64. You’ll also find baby Halloween costumes for as low as $20 — about 50% off regular prices.
See the best Macy’s deals happening now.
Related: Want a cheat sheet for the best Macy’s sales? We cover it all in this complete guide to the best Macy’s shopping hacks.
3. Target Holiday Clearance Sales
Find holiday decor and gifts under $2 during Target’s Christmas Clearance.
Target’s Christmas Clearance kicks off on Dec. 26, but the discounts they start with tend to vary. In the past, clearance discounts started at 30% – 50%. But last year, clearance started at 70% off the day after Christmas.
You’ll see final markdowns on a ton of different items, like $0.40 cookie cutter sets, kids’ pajama sets for just $2.10, and multiple beauty gift sets for under $3. Last year we found gift wrap that was regularly priced at $5 but dropped to $1.50 during Target’s Christmas Clearance. The best stuff will likely be gone by the time clearance hits 90% off, so don’t sit on this sale.
Target deals to shop now:
Shop Target’s Halloween Clearance for costumes and decor under $3.
Target marks down all things Halloween on Nov. 1. Discounts start at 50% and rarely go higher than that. In SOME cases, you’ll see clearance hit 90% off a week after Halloween, but the selection will be scarce at that point.
Tons of Halloween decor, costumes, and accessories go on sale immediately after the trick-or-treat holiday. We found a Philips Skeleton Projector for just $5 and Toddler Halloween costumes for $7.50 last year.
See the best Target deals happening now.
Related: We dove deep into all the best Target clearance sales and listed every major event you need to know about.
4. Kohl’s Holiday Clearance Sales
Save up to 80% on top holiday gifts during Kohl’s Christmas Clearance.
Kohl’s Christmas Clearance starts Dec. 26, and discounts span (literally) every category. From women’s boots and fuzzy socks to pet beds and puffer jackets, you’ll find deep discounts tucked away in every department.
The best part? You can use all the Kohl’s Cash you earned from Black Friday and Cyber Monday to save even more on already marked-down clearance items.
Kohl’s deals to shop now:
Related: THIS is how to save 65% with Kohl’s Clearance every time you shop.
5. Lowe’s Holiday Clearance Sales
Shop Lowe’s Christmas Clearance for 75% off decorations.
Unlike most stores, Lowe’s Christmas Clearance starts before Christmas instead of on Dec. 26. You can expect discounts to start at 25% around Dec. 8 – 9. Clearance will hit 75% off just a few days before Christmas but may reach up to 83% off the week after Christmas. Even though Lowe’s marks down Christmas clearance early, you’ll still find the best deals later on in December.
Expect to score big savings on holiday trinkets, like 100-count Christmas lights for $0.75 and Christmas bows for $2.50. Last year we found a 12-Foot Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree for just $199.50 (regularly $798).
6. Home Depot Holiday Clearance Sales
Shop clearance holiday decor at Home Depot for 50% – 75% off.
Home Depot’s holiday clearance starts at 50% off two to three days after Christmas. If you’re looking for deep discounts on holiday inflatables, this is the clearance sale for you. Last year we found an 8-foot outdoor Christmas inflatable for $34 (regularly $68). We also found a 300-count pack of mini icicle lights for just $6.49.
Buy Christmas trees for as low as $5 during Home Depot’s clearance in January.
January is the best time to shop for artificial Christmas trees from Home Depot. You’ll save 75% on trees of all sizes. Here are some of the best tree deals we saw last year:
- 3-Foot Tacoma Pine Unlit Artificial Christmas Tree, $5 sale price (
- 7-Foot Amelia Pine LED Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree, $49.75 sale price (
- 7.5-Foot Westwood White Fir LED Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree, $69.75 (
Home Depot deals to shop now:
7. JCPenney Holiday Clearance Sales
Save 80% on holiday gift sets, jewelry, clothes, and more during JCPenney’s Christmas Clearance.
Christmas Clearance starts early at JCPenney, about one week before Dec. 25. It’s one of the best times to save on all sorts of things from JCPenney, like leftover holiday gift sets, ornaments, diamond jewelry, and more.
Last year we scored haircare gift sets from Redken, Paul Mitchell, and Biolage for as low as $8.99 plus diamond accent jewelry for just $20 (regularly $125). We also found a 70-piece ornament set for just $13.99 (regularly $50).
Look for JCPenney clearance deals to start as early as Dec. 10, but don’t stop there. New clearance markdowns will drop throughout the month of December.
JCPenney deals to shop now:
8. Walgreens Holiday Clearance Sales
Walgreens’ Christmas Clearance has gift sets and holiday decor for up to 70% off.
Walgreens’ Christmas Clearance starts at 50% off on Dec. 26 and usually goes up to 70% off the first week of January.
You’ll find great deals on holiday sets, like $1 pedicure kits and $5 Dollar Shave Club gift sets. If you’re looking for clearance holiday decor, wait until the discounts get a bump in early January. Last year select holiday decor was just $0.90, and Hallmark card sets were as low as $3. You may even snag some holiday candy for up to 90% off.
Walgreens clearance deals to shop now:
Don’t miss Walgreens’ Easter Clearance for up to 90% off toys and treats.
Easter clearance starts at 50% off at Walgreens the day after Easter, but we recommend waiting for even better clearance deals.
Walgreens will continue to mark down Easter clearance if supplies last, so they’ll bump up the discounts to 70% about two to three weeks after Easter. We’ve seen a 10-pack of Easter eggs for just $0.60 and pre-made Easter baskets for just $7.50 (regularly $24.99). If Walgreens still has Easter stuff left on the shelves after that, you’ll see items for up to 90% off (like candy bars and sweets for as low as $0.15).
See the best Walgreens deals happening now.
9. CVS Holiday Clearance Sales
Shop the CVS Christmas Clearance for up to 90% off cards, gift wrap, and holiday accessories.
The CVS Christmas Clearance comes in three waves, starting at 50% off on Dec. 26. You can expect the holiday clearance to hold steady at 75% off through mid-January, but if supplies last, CVS will give all remaining holiday clearance a 90% discount before the end of the month. We suggest waiting until holiday clearance hits at least 75% off — you may not get the best possible discounts, but you’ll still have a decent selection of items to choose from.
Look for kids’ toys under $3 and holiday trinkets for less than $1. Last year we found a 4-pack of holiday gift wrap for just $0.80 (regularly $7.99).
Current CVS deals to shop in store:
The Valentine’s Day Clearance at CVS has decor and gifts for as low as $1.24.
You’ll find tons of discounts on heart-shaped decor and candy in CVS’ Valentine’s Day clearance. Discounts start at 50% on Feb. 15 but go up to 75% before the end of February.
Browse the CVS shelves for pink plush toys and bulk candy bags under $3.
Shop the Halloween Clearance at CVS for up to 90% off trunk-or-treat sets and more.
Just like any other holiday clearance sale at CVS, Halloween discounts start at 50% on Nov. 1 then jump to 75% off about a week later. In 2021 CVS’s Halloween clearance tapped out at 90% off just a few days before Thanksgiving.
We’ve seen adult Halloween costumes and trunk-or-treat kits for just $1.99 (regularly $19.99) at CVS.
See the best CVS deals happening now.
10. Rite Aid Holiday Clearance Sales
Save 75% on holiday decor during Rite Aid’s Christmas Clearance.
Rite Aid’s Christmas Clearance starts at 75% off on Dec. 26, which is a bigger opening discount than most stores will offer. The only downside? You probably won’t see bigger clearance discounts after that.
See the best Rite Aid deals happening now.
Use these holiday clearance tips to save more:
1. Scan your clearance finds in the store.
If you find an unmarked item in the clearance section, check its price using the in-store scanner. Even the store’s mobile app could show a clearance price that’s better than the one on its store tag, so ALWAYS scan your clearance finds in store to get the best deal!
2. Wait for deeper discounts, but don’t wait too long.
Retailers need to make room for new items, so they’ll drop clearance prices even further to entice shoppers. If you find something you can’t live without, buy it at 50% off. If it’s worth the risk of missing out, wait for discounts to hit 70% – 90% off. Selections will be smaller, but you’ll get better deals if you wait.
3. Use BrickSeek to check in-store clearance selections.
Brickseek.com shows you what’s in stock at your local store, so you can view their selection of clearance items before making the trip there. You can use Brickseek to check store inventories at Target, Lowe’s, and other major retailers.