Real Life, Easy Way to Save with the Target Cartwheel App

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.  
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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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105 comments:

  1. I would dearly love to upgrade my second-hand 4.5 qt Kitchen Aid mixer with a 5-qt Artisan model from Target!

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  2. I use the Cartwheel app all the time! I never remember to look before I shop so you can often find me in the aisles scanning bar codes. I love me some Cartwheel!

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  3. I would update my kitchen utensils and pots and pans!!

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  4. i'd love to save on the Method products i always buy at Target pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  5. i tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/428961110411460611 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  6. Oh wow, if I won a $1,000 Target gift card I would probably buy go all buck-wild Price-is-Right style and run down the aisles dancing and screaming. You know, like my 2 year old on a normal day. I would love to save on diapers or medicine... because that is where all my money goes. Besides kid clothes. Or home decorating stuff. Yes, I have a Target problem.

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  7. I'd love to save on clothes for my grandchildren:)

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  8. Saving on baby wipes would be nice.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/428973576490737664

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  10. Targets diapers and wipes are my FAVORITE... along with their clothes, household products, and everything else. It wouldn't hurt one bit to have something that would help save on all those things!

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  11. I am so OFF trend...I've never used it before. Free savings?? Yes, please!

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  12. I love using the Cartwheel app for groceries!
    amabbate at gmail.com

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  13. I would buy some new hand weights and spring clothes for my son.
    ellieracey@gmail.com

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  14. Thanks for this great post on how you use Cartwheel. I have it and know I SHOULD use it, but never remember. You've inspired me!! And a $1000 shopping spree would mean that my girls could get all the sparkly shoes they want :) spitard at yahoo dot com

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  15. I want to save money on groceries

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  16. I would purchase a new grill for my husband with the $1000 gift card from Target. His current grill is rusting away leaving deposits here and there on the patio. And I know he will appreciate the use of the Target Cartwheel app to save money.

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  17. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/429277206779416576

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  18. Women's underwear! =) I need them and never feel the need to "treat" myself. I love the Cartwheel app and use it often!

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  19. I would like to save on groceries and household items with this app! Thank you for the chance to win this.

    lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  20. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/lolaviolets2010/status/429375254276763649

    lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  21. Household items and clothes are my main items I would love to see discounted :) I have the app and love it!
    brandonfam@cox.net

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  22. I am decorating my boys rooms! I would love some home dec savings! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  23. I'd like to save on clothes for my children

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  24. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/429727887378219009

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  25. I want to save on clothes.
    austma7@aol.com

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  26. I would love to save on clothes for my children
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  27. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/429771744757305344

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  28. Seventh Generation brand and CA Baby brand
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  29. 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.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I'd love to to save on a camera lens. :)

    Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

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  31. I would save on the everyday household items I buy a lot of, like cleaning supplies

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  32. I would love to use the Cartwheel app to save money on girl's clothing and toys.

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  33. Target is a great place to shop and to save money.

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  34. I would like to save more on work out clothes.

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  35. I want to save on toiletrees like paper towel, toilet tissue, laundry detergent
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I'd like to save money on any groceries I can

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  37. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/430081858294935552
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. https://twitter.com/cnebulosus/status/430082137824325632

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  39. I'd love to save on apparel! A Mossimo brand savings would be great!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  40. I tweeted too!

    https://twitter.com/channynn/status/430093960887820290

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  41. I love finding home decor items at Target.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  42. I'd like to save money on paper towels. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ChrisMarie510/status/430119209025036288

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  44. I'd love to save on clothes and housewares. tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  45. About the only thing I buy at Target is home decor so I'd hope for savings on it.

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  46. I would like to save on sheets and towels and rugs

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  47. I would love to save on Hello Kitty appliances and other kitchen gear.

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  48. I would love to save on clothes for my daughters and soda! We buy soda all the time and are always looking for the best deal. And we'd LOVE to buy clothes all the time too, if we can get a good deal on them :)
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  49. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/430252529188761601
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  50. I would love to save on clothes for my son

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  51. NOT VALID IN CANADA!!! TOO BAD TARGET!!!

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  52. It is cereal here
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  53. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/430430916062629889

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  54. I want to save on apparel and grocery items
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  55. I would love to see a big coupon off on a Sony Playstation 4 system

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  56. I would love to see discounts on storage bins, Tom's toothpaste, and socks! (We buy lots of socks.)

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  57. I would like to save on anything home décor and any kind of storage/organization supplies.

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  58. Tweeted https://twitter.com/nurturedsongs/status/430907172885516288

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  59. i want to save on groceries
    stigay at comcast.net

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  60. I'd love to save on clothes for spring!

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  61. https://twitter.com/kelliechio/status/431144960901914625

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  62. I'd like to save on personal care items and pet items.

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  63. I could use the 20% off bedding discount!
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  64. I'm jumping on the Market Pantry baking goods for 5% off so I can get started on Valentine's baking!

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  65. Cereal... my boys go thru so much.

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  66. Shoes for the granddaughter, love their little girl shoes :)

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  67. I want to save on clothes.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  68. I love using cartwheel to save on groceries!

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  69. I want to save on maternity clothing.

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  70. I'd like to save on groceries for sure. But pet supplies would be good too!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  71. I seem to buy multiple pairs of sunglasses there so I hope to save on that! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  72. Groceries and clothes.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  73. like the Mossimo Supply Co. Yoga Pants

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  74. Ashleigh, I miss you. And I want to save money on groceries, especially produce. :) I love Target.

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  75. I want to save on clothes for the entire family! angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. tweeted https://twitter.com/angelgenius27/status/437067298713915392 angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I want to save on groceries and clothing
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  78. I'd want to save on a plush heated blanket!

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  79. i want to save on organic groceries!

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  80. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/437993436600233984

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  81. I want to save on a laptop. I need a new one.

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  82. I want to save on their great clothes!

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  83. I would love to save money on a new camera or laptop. And a swim suit for me!

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  84. Right now, I need some light weight pants and jeans--would be great to save on them.

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  85. I want to save on things my kids need, like school clothes, school supplies, toys and clothes and shoes
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  86. I would love to save money on clothes for my kids.
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  87. Link to tweet:
    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/439234960340172800
    Thank you! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  88. I want to save on food at target!!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  89. WOWZERS! I would LOVE to save on outdoor toys! We love being outdoors but also LOVE Target! What a great read and neat app. Thank you!
    deahnarosch@gmail.com

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