How to Use Target Cartwheel

Cartwheel by Target

Have you started using Cartwheel at Target yet? Even though Target debuted this coupon program over a year ago, I used it for the first time last month now that non-Smartphone users can, too. Let me walk you through this program for those of you who want extra savings for the times when you shop at Target.

Cartwheel is a coupon program specific to Target that can be stacked with manufacturer and Target coupons. What does this mean? Target is the only place where you can now use three coupons on one specific product. You can always use one manufacturer coupon and one Target coupon, but then the Cartwheel takes an additional percentage off your purchase after the other coupons are applied. That is quite nice!

To use Target Cartwheel, there are 4 simple steps.

  1. Sign up for / log in to your Target Cartwheel account. You can link your account to Facebook or sign in with email. The choice is yours.
  2. Select your savings. Browse the current offers available and select the ones you like. I would recommend doing this after looking at the Target ad for the week. If you have a Smartphone, the offers will be loaded to your phone. If you do not, print the barcodes for your deals (look for the link at the top of the page).
  3. Go to Target. Pick up the items on your list and bring along your Smartphone or printed page.
  4. Have the cashier scan the barcodes at checkout. Your additional savings will be be taken off for all the offers on your list that you purchased.

Does that make sense to you now? It really is much easier than I anticipated. If you have a Smartphone and shop at Target, you will want to add this app to your phone. Even if you don’t have a Smartphone and shop at Target occasionally (like me), it is still worth your time to check out Cartwheel.

You can sign up for a Target Cartwheel account here. If you have more questions, the Cartwheel site answers many of them right here. I’m curious to know who already uses Cartwheel. If you do, do you have anything to add to what I already shared?

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  1. You’re indeed welcome, Ashley! It took me a bit of figuring out, too, but after I used it once, I realized it was far simpler than I realized. Thanks for stopping by my site, and blessings on your journey to become a SAHM. I’m looking forward to that change myself!

  2. LOVE this app! I got a full zip Merona fleece for $8 earlier this fall, because it was on sale, and I could use Cartwheel on top of the sale, AND then used my Target red card. Yay for good deals! 🙂

    1. That’s a great deal, Allison! Target is one of the only places left (that I know of) that allows the stacking. I love that the Cartwheel app actually encourages the stacking, too!

  3. So this app is amazing for the non-couponer. I went to Target and bought my things, searched the app for some deals while I was waiting in the check out line. And ended up saving $4.00 on my purchase.

    Have you read The Frugal Girl’s post on how to do a smartphone on the cheap ( I thought it was a really good way to mitigate the cost of smartphone. (Though I love our data plan.)

    1. Yay for helpful money saving tips for the non-couponer! 🙂 I have read Kristen’s smartphone post. For now, I’m hanging on to my basic cell phone. Her points are excellent though!

  4. I used cartwheel from Target for the first time with the B1G1 Digiorno pizza coupons. This was quite the deal with the free soda. I used 2 of them, and had the mfg coupon and cartwheel, and this was a sale. I don’t have a smart phone, so I printed out the barcode. This was used to gift someone the soda and pizzas for their dinner. What a wonderful way to save money and give a nice supper gift. Thank you Kristen for all the money saving tips. I do appreciate it!

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