Finding clues for sales in the price tag!
Did you know some stores have secret ways of telling you whether you're getting their lowest price? And it's hidden in plain sight -- on the price tag! All you have to do is check the last number on the tag to predict whether or not it will drop.
Blogs devoted to finding patterns at Target say regular prices end in "9." If the price ends in "8," it may get marked down again. If it ends in "4," that's the lowest it'll get.
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For Sam's Club, you want to look for prices ending in "1." That means the price is below cost. A "C" on the price label means it's on clearance.
At Costco, look our for an asterisk (*), which means "sell through" (the item won't be reordered). Don't buy these items just yet! You'll want to wait until they go on clearance, which is when the prices end in "97."
Check out the video above to hear more tips from HLN Money Expert Clark Howard!