I've always admired my frugalista friends. Some people seem to get deals on everything! I've tried to be a "couponer" but I just couldn't hack it. I'm not dedicated enough to get multiple newspapers, clip a ton of coupons, organize them in a binder, scan multiple couponing blogs for tips on deals, and go shop at 5 different stores. I wish I was that awesome, but it's just not in me.
But what IS in me, is the feeling that I need to be doing the best I can to be prudent with our means.
So I need a happy medium of REAL SAVINGS with VERY LITTLE TIME AND PLANNING.
Well, my friends, Target answered my call!
I first heard about the Cartwheel App from one of my cutest and most "on trend" friends. I knew if she approved, that I would love it too. I already love Target. And I mean LOVE Target. It is my happy place. My kids beg me to take them when I'm going there, so I have successfully instilled a love of Target in them as well.
Let me tell you how this app works and how easy it is to use!
There are over 700 offers on this app, waiting for you to save big on your next little Target run. It takes one or two minutes to scan the deals, by department, and see if there are any items you already need. If you want that deal, you add it to your "Cartwheel" on your iphone or Droid phone.
I usually do it after I pull in my parking space at Target. I give the app a quick scan, then go in and do my shopping as planned. Then when I check out, I have the checker scan my phone ONCE (not like using multiple coupons, even though I am). The savings are applied and I am good to go!
This is not hard. I have this soap dispenser (from Target) by my kitchen sink. I refill it with Target soap because I like the smell. It was already on my list, and now I used a coupon on it.
The app also lets me know of other things I might "need." When I saw that Giada De Laurentiis kitchen tools were on sale, I thought I should go check them out. When I saw some mini spatulas I need for my icing escapades, I put this coupon in my Cartwheel.
I love this brand of clothes for my little boy because they're stylish and fit him well. I saw that it was 25% off with my Cartwheel so I grabbed a shirt and I'm started on his spring wardrobe!
Another handy thing is the scanner. Say you don't look at the app before you go. But you see something you must have and wonder if there might be a Cartwheel deal on it. You can just scan the barcode! If there is a deal that applies, it will bring it right up and you can use it right away!
The very best thing about this app is that all of these savings work ON TOP of my red card discount. I'm a huge believer in my red card where I get 5% off my purchase every time. With Cartwheel and my red card, I can feel good that I'm making an effort to save on the everyday items my family needs! And for all of you people dedicated enough to clip coupons and have the binder or card file, you can use those bad boys with the Cartwheel discounts too!
Honestly, this is something I tell my friends about already. When I get excited about something, you usually hear about it too. This is real life stuff here. On my last little Target run, my total was $31.00 My Cartwheel saved me $6.65. My red card saved me an additional $1.50
I saved more than $8.00 on a $31.00 Target trip. Sometimes I impress, even myself!
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Just leave a comment telling me what item from Target you want to save on! p.s. The app is FREE
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