Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Shopping Target Cartwheel Style

Disclosure: This is a Target sponsored post. I have personally tested the product myself and all opinions on the product are my own honest opinions. I have been compensated for my time to review this product. I am not employed by Target.

I love shopping at Target, and I'm fortunate to have one just a few miles down the road from where I live, so when I had the opportunity to try out the new Target Cartwheel shopping app I was excited to find out what it was all about!
I know the inside of  my Target like the back of my hand! Where do I go once inside? Well no matter what the purpose of my trip, there are a few departments that I always check out. I call it my Target B-Line! Check it out!
Some of my favorite departments to visit at Target are:
1. The lamp section in home decor – Target always seems to have a nice selection of stylish table lamps. Target has artsy and a nice mix of modern and new vintage style lamps. I always seem to find one that is just my style.  I like that the shades and bases are marked small, medium, or large, and that you can mix and match different shades to different bases. I also recently bought some pretty white paper star lights on a string that I just love.
2. Frozen food - The Archer Farms Cook-in-a-bag homestyle seasoned whole turkey breast that comes frozen and bakes in a bag is to die for, and my kids constantly ask me to make that for dinner (I keep a few in my basement chest freezer!) There’s nothing like putting a frozen solid 3.5 pound turkey breast in the oven and within about four hours you have Thanksgiving in January!
3. Beauty section – I’m not a makeup junky by any means, but I always like to pick something up for myself that's just for me. We busy moms spend most all of our time taking care of our children, and often during the process, we forget to occasionally treat ourselves. My treat? Sometimes I'll pick out a new product to try, or I may buy a trendy new nail polish color, just for fun.
What does the Target Cartwheel app do? 
It's like your own secret treasure trove of savings! Cartwheel is an app that you use on your iPhone, Droid, mobile web, table, or desktop that has secret savings and coupons that can only be found and used with the Cartwheel app. Cartwheel has over 700 offers (coupons) that you use on in-store purchases. (Note that Cartwheel offers are only used when shopping in the store and not available for online purchases.) Each guest starts with 10 "spots" for Cartwheel discount offers on your list.
How do you use Cartwheel? 
After you sign into the app with either your email or Facebook login on your iPhone or Droid, all you do is scan any barcode on any item at Target and the app will show you if there is a Cartwheel offer for that item. You can also browse within the app before you leave home to see what Cartwheel savings are being offered by browsing each department right within the app.
(Facebook option: If you use your Facebook to sign in to the app, there is an option where you can see what Target Cartwheel offers your Facebook friends are using and vice versa. Of course, there is also the option to keep your Cartwheel list private so that only you can see it. No need to connect the app to Facebook if you do not want to, but it can be a nice way of sharing current Cartwheel discounts with friends.)
One of the best benefits of using Cartwheel is that all the Cartwheel offers that you receive can be used with any other Target discounts, coupons, any manufacturers' coupons, as well as your REDcard discount! Cartwheel offers are also multi-use. That means that you can use any offer on your Cartwheel list as many times as you wish until the offer expires, with the following exceptions: limit of 4 items per offer, per transaction; limit of 6 Cartwheel scans per day. For example, if there was an offer for 10 percent off 20 ounce bottles of Coke, a guest could purchase 4 bottles of Coke in one transaction and the offer discount would be applied to all bottles of Coke. You could do this up to 6 times in one day, for a total of 24 bottles of Coke. That's great savings!
Another thing that's interesting about the Target Cartwheel app is that each barcode generated by Cartwheel is unique to you and holds all of the offers on your Cartwheel list. All you need to do is simply scan the barcode one time at the point of purchase (after scanning any other discounts or coupons) and all the discounts on your list will be applied. How easy is that? If you shop at Target, you need to check Cartwheel out!

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