Well, not THAT kinda cartwheel, although it does make me wonder if I can still do a cartwheel these days… But I’m talking about the Target Cartwheel app! I’ve briefly heard about the Cartwheel app before, from a website that highlights coupon deals, but I never really looked into it much. Well, this morning, I saw a Facebook post from that same savings website, and it mentioned that all Target Up&Up brand products were 10% off when using the Carwheel app. SO, I decided, this was just the interesting push I needed to download it.
Yes, it’s free to download. You just need a Target account to log in, and you can begin immediately searching for deals! It’s similar to the Target Coupons site except the coupons from the Target site require you to print them out. Using the Carwheel app, you simply pick deals via the app, and have them scan the barcode on your phone at the register. (Kinda reminded me of scanning my phone via the Starbucks app at Starbucks to use my Gold card when buying drinks)
This app is so easy to use that after running some errands with my family today – and having 2 out of the 3 kids fall asleep in the car (Marv stayed with them in the car) – I was able to make an impromptu trip to Target and add some deals directly while in the store (using Target’s nifty wifi too…). I originally ran in for a pair of workout capri’s (I already own an all black pair that I LOVE) since they were on sale from $17.99 to $12 this week. Of course it’s nearly impossible to leave Target with just ONE thing…..I ended up picking up a few other odds and ends along the way too. Before checking out (since the lines were SOOOO long…on a Sunday, I should’ve known…) I quickly scanned the deals on the Cartwheel app and was pleasantly surprised to find a deal for almost everything in my cart!
Here was my “haul” :
– Blueberry bagels ($1.37)
– Market Pantry brand cream cheese ($2 on sale and 5% off w/ Cartwheel = $1.90)
– Up&Up brand lysol spray ($2.84 on sale and 10% off w/ Cartwheel = $2.55)
– Mirrored edge picture frame (on clearance for $4.78 and 15% off w/ Cartwheel = $4.06)
-Mossimo brand stretchy capri’s ($12 on sale and 15% off w/ Cartwheel = $10.20)
– flossers for the kids ($2.99 regular price)
My 2 particular favorites were the capris (the only item I actually set out to specifically get…) and the mirrored picture frame. The capris, as I mentioned earlier, I also own in black. It has a fold over waistband, is stretchy and is SO super comfortable! I use these as lounge around the house pants, AND workout capris. Since my body is still kind of in an in-between stage after having Monroe, the stretch waistband is perfect! I wore the black pair a TON in my later stages of pregnancy with Monroe and recommend these to anyone who’s pregnant! So comfortable and at only $12, the price is hard to beat….except of course you have the Cartwheel app… Had I known these were an additional 15% off with the app, I very well may have just had to get another pair. 😉 My other favorite item was this mirrored picture frame. I had my eye on it about 2 weeks back when it was marked down at 30% off. I just couldn’t spend the money on it though. Well, today, when browsing the household goods clearance section, I found this hiding – and marked down to 70% off!! With the Cartwheel app, add on another 15% off and this became (to me) a steal at just $4.06. It’s so unique and classy looking. Now to just find the right picture for it…
Anyways, at the register after scanning all your items, all you have to do to use your Cartwheel app (after adding all your discounts onto your app beforehand of course) is to show the cashier the barcode on your phone – they scan it, and voila, discounts applied! Today, I saved $2.94. May not seem like a ton, but I was ecstatic! I LOVE saving money and getting deals. Yep, you could say I “won” today at Target 😉 SO, moral of this post = Cartwheel app is amazing, free and so easy to use…if you didn’t know, now you know!