Apps You Need: Target Cartwheel & $1,000 Target GiftCard® GIVEAWAY!

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This may come as a shock to some of you, but I LOVE to clip coupons. I always have! I remember when I was little I used to sit there with the ads and clip every single coupon out, even if it was for cat food… and we never owned a cat. This was the 80’s and way before the binders of extreme couponers, so our storage solution was a huge shoebox.

Here’s the part that won’t be a shock… I always forget them at home. What the heck is the point in all that coupon clipping when you don’t even bring them to the store?! I still clip, I still forget, even 20-some years later. Old habits die hard, I guess.

Target got into my head while I was either sleeping or having a pre-senior moment and developed an awesome app for people like me. Cartwheel is an app for your desktop, tablet, mobile web (iPhone or Android) that has over 700 offers (read: coupons) on in-store purchases. If you’re using on your phone all you need to do is scan the barcode on an item in-store and it will immediately tell you if that item has an offer. 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 coupons, discounts, etc.) and all the discounts on your list will be applied! target4Easily sign up with your Facebook info to see what your friends are buying. Don’t worry, if for some reason you want to use an offer for something secret simply make your list private and it won’t post publicly. For your eyes only! If you don’t have Facebook you can also sign up with your Target login information (email).

Okay, all of you extreme couponers… this is for you – yes you can stack coupons and discounts (use Cartwheel with any other Target discounts or coupons, manufacturers’ coupons and REDcard discount) and also take advantage of multi-use offers (restrictions: limit of 4 items per offer, per transaction; limit of 6 Cartwheel scans per day). target2014Another fun aspect of Cartwheel is earning badges (which makes this all the more addicting for me). Badges are awarded for reaching savings milestones ($10, $25, $50, etc.), interacting with Cartwheel (adding an offer to your list), and via social sharing (an invited friend who joins Cartwheel). For each badge that is earned, a new spot on your Cartwheel list is opened (each guest starts with 10 spots on their list. More spots are earned when badges are awarded). target5They also offer Cartwheel collections which are curated lists of offers that make it easy for you to add items to your list on-the-go. The collections are created to support seasonal offerings and categorical offers (grocery, women’s apparel, baby items, etc.). Collections are not comprehensive lists of all offers. No more clipping, no more storing, no more saving scraps of paper in a shoebox… ahhhh… organization and de-cluttering makes me crazy happy.

Comment below and tell me what products you’d use Cartwheel the most on to earn an automatic entry into a random drawing for a $1000 Target GiftCard®! One lucky winner will be picked from participating blogs. 


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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.


The Official Rules are available here.


This sweepstakes runs from 1/30 – 2/28.


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  1. Rosey says

    I think I’d use Cartwheel most for grocery items. Target has a great selection of K-Cups so that will be my first thing to look up!

  2. susan smoaks says

    i would use the cartwheel app on clothes the most. i love to shop at target and now i have another excuse to shop there.

  3. Regina Marlborough says

    school supplies like mechanical pencils & those tri-fold cardboard panels for science fairs. even though there’s a Staples next door to a neighborhood Target their prices are usually better!

  4. Chrysta says

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I LOVE Target for their cute and quality products and the opportunity to save in so many ways (Cartwheel, manufacturer coupons + Target coupons, gift card offers).

  5. Birdiebee says

    I would buy a dresser (as I don’t have one), my grandson’s birthday gift, my daughter’s birthday gift, printer ink, toilet paper and groceries.

  6. Andrea Darst says

    I use and love Cartwheel! I use it to save on soda and dog food the most, but have also saved on food, cleaning supplies and clothes!

  7. Nicki M. says

    I would use it on makeup, definitely. Also, household items; sheets, towels, etc. Love their Threshold items!

  8. Anastasia says

    I know I would use it most on soda and kids clothes! Those are two things that I try to find savings on before buy them, and I want to buy them all the time :)

  9. Crystal F says

    My daughter is all about makeup right now so I would use it to find deals on makeup. thank you!!

  10. Denise S says

    I don’t have a device that uses apps. I love finding home decor items at Target.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  11. Tamar says

    I buy everything at target – housewares, clothes, groceries, shelving, storage, etc etc. ALL of it! :)

  12. Petunia says

    I buy everything at Target, so I would use it on everything from paper goods, household items, to food, to clothes and beauty supplies.

  13. Stephanie V. says

    would use it on all items but especially Seventh Generation and CA Baby – my 2 favorite brands
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  14. Jammie says

    I would use it most on household items, the more I can save the better. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  15. says

    Cartwheel sounds great for the staples I buy at Target, as well as bigger seasonal items (thinking back-to-school). Thanks for the contest!

  16. Mary W says

    I would use Cartwheel for pet food, household items and groceries – almost anything where I could match manufacturers coupons with Target coupons.

  17. Glorya says

    I was at Target this past weekend to buy Tide detergent, SmartWater and ELF brushes. If I received the $1,000, I would use the cartwheel on:

    Computer Accessories (I need a new printer as mine died)
    Home Decor items (love the towels and decor items_
    Assortment of Make up Products
    Cleaning Supplies (Tide Detergent, Bleach, Clorox Cleaner
    Clothing and (easy wear, dresses and shoes)
    Candles, (love the scented ones_
    and some kitty liter for my two cats.

  18. Katie Y. says

    I would definitely use it in makeup (especially Sonia kashuk) if they had them! And I would also love to use some in their home decor section.

  19. Yanira says

    I would use it mostly on beauty products (lots of nail polish), my dog’s favorite food (Cesar Canine Cuisine) and household products such as cleaning supplies. Also on hair products and hair styling tools :)

  20. Christie says

    I would use it the most for groceries and cleaning items. I love Target for all my household essentials!

  21. Stephanie Gossett says

    I would use it on groceries, especially party foods. I also love the deals on women’s clothing! Thank you for this chance. It would be a blessing to my family!

    beach mommy 915 at gmail dot com