Knowing the information on price tags could add up to big savings

Knowing the secrets to the information on a price tag could mean big savings at checkout.
March 11, 2014 2:47:06 AM PDT
The price tags you find at the store have a lot more information on them than just the price you are going to pay. Knowing the secrets could mean big savings at checkout.

"A lot of people look in the store and they look at the dollars, well this tip is all about the cents. If you know what the cents mean you can figure out if it's a full price, marked down price might it be marked down even more," blogger Kyle James said.

Price tags decoded: (All information from James' blog "Rather Be Shopping")

American Eagle Outfitters

Prices ending in .95 - Full price

Prices ending in .99, .00 - Item is a sale price and on clearance

BJ's Wholesale Club

Prices ending in 9 - Full price

Prices ending in .90, .00 - Manager's special, discounted 10 percent per week until gone

Costco

Prices ending in .99 - Full price

Prices ending in .97, .88, .00 - Marked down prices

Prices ending in .79, .49, .89 - Manufacturer's special price

Prices tag with * - Discontinued item with the best price possible

Gap and Old Navy

Prices ending in .47, .49, .97, .99 - Discontinued or clearance items

JC Penney

Prices ending in .00 - Full price

Prices ending in .99 - Clearance items

Prices ending in .97 - Reduced clearance item, your best bet

Kohl's

Check letters in top right corner of digital shelf tag

NM = New Markdown: This means the product will be going on clearance that night/the next day. Wait to purchase and save.

BB = Bonus Buy: Limited time price drop

S = Sale Price

Land's End

Prices ending in .00, .50 - Full price

Prices ending in .97, .99 - Marked down price. Often a clearance or temporary sale item

Office Depot

Prices ending in .00, .99, .50 - Full price

All other prices - Marked down or clearance item

Petsmart

Prices ending in 9 - Full price

Prices ending in 7 - Clearance or reduced items

Pier 1 Imports

Prices ending in .95, .00 - Full price

Prices ending in .98, .95, .48 - Clearance or discontinued items

Sam's Club

Prices ending in 1 - Item is a sale price and on clearance

Shelf tag letter - A=Active item, N=Never sold out, C=Canceled item (your best bet)

Target

Prices ending in .99 - Full price

Prices ending in 8 - Marked down clearance items

Prices ending in 4 - Marked down clearance items

Key: Tiny print in upper right-hand corner of clearance price tag indicates the markdown percentage, the higher the better

The Home Depot

Prices ending in .06 - Final markdown and lowest price possible

Item with green shelf tag - Closeout or discontinued item

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