In the last week I've had a few friends mention that they have heard of the Target Cartwheel app, but weren't sure about how to use it. At the suggestion of a friend, I'm sharing this special little bit of Target love with you!
Set up your Sign In (you can use Facebook to sign in) and let's get started!
The above is what you'll see when you tap the shopping cart on the top left. Tap "offers" on the menu that appears. As you can see, you can choose a category or just choose "All" to browse.
Let's choose "All" to see what's there.
Oh, look! More video game stuff for my poor children who are deprived of semi-violent visual stimulation! I need that!
Tap on the picture of the item you neeeeeed. An "add" button shows.
Tap that baby and it is now in your cartwheel. Remember that shopping cart menu at the top left? Let's tap that again and hit "My barcode".
Look! There it is! Now, when you purchase that item at Target, that offer is tucked away just for you. When you get to the check out, pull up your barcode and have the cashier scan it. The savings are yours! I blocked out my bar code because, hey, these are MY offers.
You can have up to 21 offers in your cartwheel at one time. If you are out shopping and find an offer that is perfect for what's in your actual shopping cart, use the "x" next to an item you don't need that day to make room for the new one.
As you can see, there are expiration dates for each offer so some will fall off and leave you more room for new ones.
Here is my real-life example of why I love the Cartwheel app:
See that deal I loaded for 20% off Clearance Apparel? I went to purchase jeans for my preteen last week. A certain brand was on sale for $10 a pair. On a clearance table in the boys' section was almost the exact same pair of jeans but at less than half the sale price. I scanned my Cartwheel barcode at check out and scored them for even less!
THE BEST PART (worthy of shouty caps):
You can use a Target coupon (printed from their website), a manufacturer's coupon AND a Cartwheel offer all on one item. The triple stack is totally legal here.
Let's say your kids eat those Nutrigrain bars. It's almost time to start packing lunches again and you need to stock up.
Tap on that 25% off of those Nutri Grain bars, baby! Now, say that Target has a store coupon for those on their website. Print it and bring it in. Oh? You found a Kellogg's coupon for those as well? Bring it all. Show the coupons, then show your Cartwheel barcode at the end. SAVE BIG.
Here's all the stuff you need to know, straight from the app:
My non-smart phone friends (and yes, I do have some. One. I have one friend that doesn't have a smartphone.) You can absolutely pull up the Cartwheel page on your PC. When you click to show your barcode, you are given an option to print that page (on the right hand side, under your pretty picture) and you can take that into the store with you. Target has love for you, too.