February 19, 2014 by EmilyCRios
As a self proclaimed cheapskate and a person who is always on the hunt for a good deal I gravitate towards any app that’s incentive is saving me money. I typically go to Target at least once a week so I jumped at the chance to download their Cartwheel app.
Cartwheel offers a variety of discount throughout the store and the more you use the app the more spaces your ear to add deals. Users can sign up via their Facebook or using their email address.You can browse through all the items with cartwheel deals or your can browse through collections. Recently Target implemented a barcode scanner into the app so that you can simply scan a item’s barcode and the app will tell you whether or not their is a deal available. After adding deals to your cartwheel you then show the barcode that appears at the top of the app to the cashier to earn your savings.
When the app first launched it could take a while to connect depending on if you were using 3G or 4G, but Target now has free WiFi in the stores and they have been advertising that when you first walk in which is great for Cartwheel users.
One of the greatest things about Cartwheel deals is that you can them in addition to sales prices, coupons and with the 5% discount you receive when making purchases with your Target RED credit or debit card. There are terms to this and no more than one manufacturer coupon, one Target coupon and one Cartwheel can be combiners per item and each Cartwheel can be used for up to four qualifying items per transaction and you can use your Cartwheel barcode six times a day.
For someone who frequents Target a lot, their Cartwheel app is extremely useful because it allows you to save money an keeps track of how much you are saving.
One of the downsides of Cartwheel is that it does not incorporate the mobile Target coupons you can receive via text message so if you are using both you have to switch between the app and your text messages when you go to pay.
I use Cartwheel every time I go to Target and at times it is a deciding factor in whether or not I purchase a product.