Last year, I discovered an app called "Target Cartwheel." I stumbled upon it somehow, like everything else in life.
The app is fairly simple, although when I first started using it it did take me a good few minutes to get going. Okay a few good days. Basically, the Cartwheel app is just a place chock full of mobile coupons. You can browse the categories, which are fairly descriptive, and select offers such as 5% off bagged apples, or 15% off Cherokee tops for boys.
When you choose an offer it goes into your "Cartwheel." Think of a cart full of offers.
You get so many "slots" to put your offers in, and as you continue to use Cartwheel you can open up more slots to save. The more you save the more offers you can choose. When you go to the check out, the cashier scans the Cartwheel barcode on your phone to apply your savings and discounts to whatever you bought.
You don't fumble with coupons, you just flash your Cartwheel barcode. If you also have Target mobile coupons, you can combine these. You can even use manufacturers coupons.
Cartwheel offers aren't going to save you hundreds in a month, but a few dollars every time you shop will add up. I promise. I saved over $170 in my first five months of using the app. There are great offers if you pay attention - I scored Halloween costumes at 50% off last year. BEFORE Halloween. Cartwheel had a two day offer running and I took major advantage. The app has become a "see how much I can save with Cartwheel" game. To date? One year after download? Over $400!
If you're a Target shopper, consider downloading Cartwheel, because using it will make you even happier in Target.
Hard to believe, but true.
For the record Target has no idea who I am. Well, the local Target does because I'm there every day. I'm just saying that I shared this because I love to save.
And I know you do too. Try the Cartwheel app and let me know what you think!
Check out my post "Save BIG at Target" for even more moneysaving tips!