Saturday, October 26, 2013

How to Save Big Money at Target with the New Cartweel App

I am going to be creating a new, second blog about saving money and frugal living. I have yet to decide on a title, however, and designing a blog takes a lot of time, so it will be a while before it's up and running.

But I have deals to share that expire very soon so this is a problem! So I am going to write the posts here for now, and then when I create my new, thrifty blog I will move them over.

{Note: Very unfortunately for me, I am not an affliliate for Target or it's Cartwheel app, so this post does NOT contain any affiliate links.)

Have you heard of Target's new savings app yet? It's called Cartwheel, and it's awesome.

How it works:

  • Once you've downloaded the app, you can add offers on specific items to your "cartwheel."
  • Careful, because you have a limited number of "spots" that you can add offers to. You start with ten, but you can earn more.
  • Offers are usually given as a percent off, such as "5% off Dove hair care."
  • Offers can be used in conjunction with sales, store coupons, and manufacturer coupons, so it's like triple stacking on top of sales. Bring on the savings!
  • Redeem your offers by going to "My Cartwheel" when you're in the checkout lane. The Target clerk then scans your "My Cartwheel" barcode. Anything in your cartwheel that you bought automatically gets taken off your total. Nice, right?!
  • If you have a Target Red Debit Card, you get 5% off ON TOP of your sales, store coupons, manufacturer coupons, AND your cartwheel offers. Major savings stacking!
  • (I never promote credit cards, but did you know that Target has a Debit Card? It gives you 5% off in the store and online at Target.com. It also gives you free online shipping. Great way to save some extra cash! Something to note, though: it can take several extra days for purchases to show up in your bank account, so make sure you keep track of your Target purchases, especially if you do most of your banking online.)

Things to note about Cartwheel:
  • You have to have a facebook account to use Cartwheel. Logging in with facebook is the only way. 
  • The My Cartwheel scan has to be AFTER all paper coupons are applied. The system won't let you do it before.
  • If you prefer, you can also print off your cartwheel and the clerk can scan the paper copy. 

Excellent deals coming in the next post!


  1. Very cool! We don't shop at Target much, but I will definitely keep this in the back of my mind and send it to some people who do!