Saving with 6abc: Savings at discount retailers

September 17, 2013 2:22:04 PM PDT
Find out how to maximize your savings at discount retailers like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and Target.

We're going to tell you what days of the week items are marked down - so you can get the absolute lowest prices!

This advice comes compliments of Consumer Reports' ShopSmart magazine. The editor-in-chief tells Action News that retailers usually mark down items on the same day every week.

Marshalls and TJ Maxx usually further slash prices on Wednesdays. At Target - women's clothes are generally marked down on Tuesdays, men's on Wednesdays, and kids' on Mondays. Kohl's shoppers who are age 60-plus get an extra 15% off in stores every Wednesday.

The hottest selling items from H&M's latest campaigns usually hit floors on Thursdays.

Plus, you're leaving money on the table if you don't sign up for a store's credit card. Kohl's gives cardholders 15% off their first purchase plus exclusive coupons and discounts all year long. Target Red Card users get 5% off everything and free shipping for online orders.

TJ Maxx credit card holders get $10 back for every $200 they spend at Marshall's, TJ Maxx or HomeGoods . Plus, there's no annual fee for the card.