I went to Target (Algonquin, IL) and saw that all of their summer gear is on clearance at 50% off — including these large utility totes! These totes, originally $14.99, are on sale for $9.99. And look…
At 50% off, these $9.99 totes are now just $5.00! That’s a great price for a bag this size. I’ve written about my love for this style of tote before. Thirty-One Gifts popularized them, but theirs are priced around $35 each. I picked up a utility tote at Meijer two years ago for $11.24 and still use it all the time as our pool and beach bag.
UPDATE: Several readers have written to say their stores’ clearances are now at 70% off, and these totes are just $3!
I’ve never seen utility totes priced so low! The quality of Target’s version does not seem to be as good as the Thirty-One and Meijer versions (the fabric is stiffer and the straps are lacking the grommets that other versions of this bag have) but hey — it’s five bucks! You could buy seven of these babies for what you’d spend on one name-brand bag. It does have the wire frame that keeps the bag in its always-open state.
These Target utility totes also have a zipper pocket built into the inside to hold your keys, wallet or other items — a feature I really like on my Meijer version of this bag.
Other summer lawn & garden items are 50% off at Target too.