Cartwheels for Target Cartwheel!

I really pride myself on keeping my blog heavy on projects and home updates and super light on campaigns, advertisements, and sponsored posts. In fact, I’ve only done two other sponsored posts in my 2+ years of blogging. When review or campaign opportunities come across my inbox, I do give them all consideration; because let’s be honest, fabric and paint and lamps and rugs definitely add up (even when done on the cheap!). Most times, a particular campaign isn’t a right fit for me or my blog; but whenever an opportunity for a brand I love comes along, I am more than happy to work it into my blog schedule. When I’m doing a review or promo, you better know it’s something I love.

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When approached to review Target’s Cartwheel app, I jumped at the chance. You see, I.Love.Target! Target is one store I have remained brand-loyal to for many years. It is my happy place. It’s one of my favorite stops when I am (rarely!) kiddo-free so I can browse the home decor sections and (especially) the clearance end caps at my leisure! I give Target a fair amount of business, between household products, home decor, clothing, office supplies, and groceries, so I am always on the lookout to save money where I can. I didn’t know the Cartwheel app existed before this blog opportunity, so consider me one excited and money-saving Target shopper!

What is Cartwheel?

 Cartwheel is a one-stop shop for all current coupons and discounts. Forget having to clip, carry, and remember all your coupons; or scroll through coupon after coupon while standing in the checkout line. Simply download the Cartwheel app, browse through the over 700 available coupons, add them to your account, and present your mobile device (iPhone or Droid) to the cashier when you check out. With a quick scan of the ONE barcode on your phone, all your coupons are applied to your purchase.

Here’s what I mean: once you download the app and sign in via Facebook OR your Target.com login, you are able to get started right away. One of the best things to do is search or browse current offers for things you are 1) shopping for or 2) buy frequently. I went ahead and loaded all of the relevant coupons for home decor items as well as the The One Spot into my Cartwheel. (See below: there are currently coupons for 15% off all Table & Wall Frames, as well as 20% off everything in The One Spot!)

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I also noticed there was a 15% off coupon for Circo Kids Bedding. I am in the process of collecting color and design ideas for my son’s “big boy room,” so I went over to check things out. These Circo sheets were already marked down to $15 and then my Cartwheel app would have gotten me an additional 10% off – that’s right, Cartwheel discounts stack on top of current sales and promotions already going on in the store! I almost scooped up these sheets because they would be a great jumping off point for the room, but I wasn’t quite sure. The Cartwheel app shows that my coupon is good for 4 more days, so I have some time to think about it!

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There are so many coupons that I didn’t have time to check and browse them all for things I might be interested in. Thankfully, the Cartwheel app has a barcode scanner (that’s really easy to use, I might add!). To see if there is a coupon available for a particular item, scan the item’s barcode in the store and the app will search to see if there are any applicable coupons. I was really digging this huge turquoise jug vase. The scan revealed no additional discounts at this time. Bummer!

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The one feature that I really, really love about the Cartwheel app is that all of my coupons are in one spot, so I don’t have to pull up multiple coupons for multiple scans to get multiple discounts. On my most recent stop in Target, I had a small haul in my basket: some thank-you cards from The Dollar Spot, some Starburst candies for my son’s Valentine’s Day teacher gifts, and some granola bars.

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One simple scan at the register applies all of these coupons in one swoop. And you know what’s even better? You can continue to use your coupons over and over until they expire. So if I decide I want to go back for more Starburst, I can still get the same 10% off!

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I was pretty giddy to see all my savings reflected right on my receipt. On this small shopping trip, I saved $1.60 – not huge, but discounts like these can definitely build up to some hefty savings over time!

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Some other fun things about Cartwheel:

  • Cartwheel discounts can only be applied to in-store purchases.
  • If you’re in to sharing all your money-saving savviness with your friends on Facebook, Cartwheel has a built-in feature to share what you’re saving on as well as see offers your friends have in their Cartwheel lists! This is a totally optional feature and can be managed via the privacy settings.
  • When you first sign up, you are allotted 10 coupon “spots” in your Cartwheel list, but you can earn additional coupon spots by reaching savings milestones ($10, $25, $50), interacting with Cartwheel, or via social sharing.
In all honestly, I am pretty psyched and hooked on the Cartwheel app. I love having coupons and getting extra savings on things I’m already buying (or are simply waiting to go on sale to take the plunge on!), but I am HORRIBLE about clipping and (more so) remembering to bring my coupons along. The Cartwheel app allows me to get and use the coupons I need when I need them, without any worries of expiration dates, clipping or forgetting!

One more fun thing, who wants $1,000 Target GiftCard®?!?

Ooooo – me, me, me, I do, I do!!!!

Entering is easy and quick: all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and/or Tweet about this promotion (but be sure to include this in your tweet: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post). Let me know what you would go shopping for with the Target Cartwheel app! All of the nitty gritty can be found below!

Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/30 – 2/28.

Be sure to visit the Target Cartwheel brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

Good luck my friends, and go check out that Cartwheel app. You and the extra change in your pockets will thank you!

Megan

This post was brought to you by Target Cartwheel and BlogHer. I was compensated for this Target Cartwheel campaign blog post. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

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116 Responses to Cartwheels for Target Cartwheel!

  1. Came across your blog the other day and have been enjoying it very much 🙂 This is such a cool app, just wish I had a smartphone!!! Wonder if this can be used with an iPad? I would use this app to source some lamps for my master bedroom at a good price and if I won the thousand bucks I think I could outfit every room in my house with new lamps 🙂

  2. hey megan! i chuckled when i checked your blog this morning, because i just discovered the cartwheel app the other day myself! i now have a target 1.5 miles from my house (in a mall, with a costco, dangerous!!) so i've been looking for coupons and stumbled upon the app. i hope that you are braving the winter storm and not going stir crazy yet. miss you guys!

  3. Thanks so much for this post! I had downloaded the Cartwheel app, but wasn't completely sure how to use it. This totally cleared it up. If I were to win the $1,000 gift card, I would definitely use it to decorate my living room and if anything was left over, my bathroom. They both desperately need help. Hope I win!

  4. ooh, I love Cartwheel!! I use it every time I'm in Target. I'm in the "saved >$50" group! I also love that you can stack store and manufacturers coupons with the sales and Cartwheel…then use your RedCard (debit or credit!) and get another 5%! I got 2 bags of cat food for almost free once! Anyway….i could burn up Cartwheel with a $1000 giftcard!

  5. love my cartwheel app, i saved $10 last night with it! i loved having the scotch expressions discount around the holidays… i'm a bit of a washi tape addict! Right now i'm loving all the children's and baby discounts, circo bedding and clothing 20% off, yes please!

  6. There's a Target a couple of blocks from our house and it's the best/worst thing ever. So many pretty things. So little time! I've turned all of my coworkers on to Cartwheel. It's so much fun to scan things as I shop and see a matching discount come up!

  7. I love the Cartwheel app!! I appreciate that you can stack Target paper or mobile coupons, plus manufacturer coupons with the Cartwheel discounts for awesome savings I things I would buy anyway. I use it with my Android phone, but it also works if you don't have a smartphone. You just print the barcode from the website and present at the checkout…the barcode doesn't change so it's easy to keep in your wallet for later shopping trips.

  8. THANKS for the info on this app!!!! I came across the app and downloaded it but haven't had the chance to figure it out so this information was AWESOME!!!!!!

  9. Love Cartwheel! The search feature is awesome. I use coupons all the time, and it saves our family lots of money. I like using it on clothes, baby things, groceries- everything! If I won, I'd love to buy furniture/home decor.

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  10. Cartwheel is the best! I use it mainly for groceries and household items. I love Target so much. My absolute favorite tip that I've shared with friends – you can use a manufacturer's coupon, a Target coupon, Cartwheel discount, and the 5% Red Card discount all on one item. There's some huge savings potential in there!

  11. I love Cartwheel! I get almost all of my groceries at Super Target and have saved over $100 using Cartwheel! And for those of you who do cut paper coupons, you can use manufacturers coupons along with the Cartwheel discount and "double-dip"!

  12. I just found your blog because of a post on The Paper Boutique about your new craft room make over. It is really nice. I love your color choices. Anyway, I will going through your blog and found this one about CartWheel. In December I started shopping at Target for more the groceries because they opened a Super Target a little closer to me. It's still a drive so it won't be my main grocery store. I tried CartWheel application to save some money. I still haven't reached one of the milestones but I am saving money. Thanks for opportunity to win a gift card. It would definitely make it worth the drive! LOL!

  13. How have I not used this yet? I can't wait to download the app! I will probably mostly look for home décor, clothing, and kid supplies, I don't do most of my grocery shopping at Target. sweets3505(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. I've been wanting to try this app for a while and now I think I will. I love that there is a barcode scan option!
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  15. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I LOVE Target for their cute and quality products and the opportunity to save in so many ways (Cartwheel, manufacturer coupons + Target coupons, gift card offers).

  16. Target isn’t a primary shopping site for me (the nearest one is almost 40 miles away) but the app might make it more likely to do my grocery shopping there at times.

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