How To Save On Everyday Items At Target
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How To Save On Everyday Items At Target

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As you know, I’m always on the lookout for ways to save! When my sister showed me this tip on how to save on everyday items at Target, I knew I had to share it with you.

Stop by and learn how to save on everyday items at Target. Take it from me, you'll never shop at Target the same way anymore!

Target’s Cartwheel program has been around for quite some time now, and if you follow along with my store deal posts you’ve seen me use it before.

Until a few weeks ago I’d only used Cartwheel on grocery items. Why? Because I thought you had to search through all of the deals to find one that fits the item you’re buying. (That it is definitely one way you can find deals, but call me lazy because that isn’t worth the work or time to me.) Today I’m going to show you how to use Cartwheel on everyday items that you’re buying at Target!

Here are the super simple steps you can take to find out if there are any Cartwheel deals for the items you’re plunking into your cart:

Load Cartwheel onto your smartphone and login.

To find out if there’s a Cartwheel deal for a specific item, click on the three lines at the top left of the screen.Target CartwheelYou’ll then want to click on the scan product option. A barcode scanner will open and you’ll be able to scan your product(s).

Target Cartwheel

Once you scan the barcode, one of two things will happen.

An offer will pop up and you’ll be able to add/remove the deal at the bottom right of the screen.

Target Cartwheel

Or you’ll receive the message that no offers were found.

Target Cartwheel

You can either scan your items for extra savings as you’re perusing the aisles, or all at once right before you check out.

When you’re checking out, simply hand the cashier your phone to scan your barcode and the register will automatically deduct your savings. Yes, it’s that simple, and as long as Cartwheel is around, I’ll never shop at Target the same way anymore!

The great thing about Target’s Cartwheel program is that you can use it along with clearance items and coupons (one manufacturer and one store coupon per item)!

You may think that 5% doesn’t make that big of a difference, but it’ll definitely cover your tax. (The tax rate here is 10%, so I’ll take all the savings I can.) Plus, I’ve seen up to 20% off Cartwheel savings. Not too shabby for simply scanning a barcode!

Have you used Target’s Cartwheel program? What did you think?

This is not a sponsored post, but the links in this post do contain my affiliate link. I simply wanted to share this fabulous tool with you in hopes that you too can save some of your hard-earned cash!

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12 Comments

  1. Megan
    Megan07-07-2014

    I’ve been using Cartwheel for a few months. I’ll update it whenever possible and when I am at the store I will take a quick look through the app to see what is in there that I have in my cart. I’ll have to start using the barcode scan.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson07-07-2014

      Definitely try the barcode scan next time you shop, Megan. I was amazed at what items there was a deal for that I was already purchasing!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sarah
    Sarah07-08-2014

    I love the deals I find at target. I didn’t know about that tip, I like it thanks!! Add your 5% discount for using you Target Debit card and now you are saving even more… use your own bags and save a little more… ok I will stop but you get the idea I LOVE my target discounts! :)

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson07-10-2014

      I love Target discounts too! Every little bit adds up doesn’t it?

  3. Megan
    Megan07-09-2014

    I had not been using Cartwheel for the same reason that you were. But now that I know I can scan an Item and pull up savings, that makes a difference for me. Thank you for sharing this :)

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson07-10-2014

      You’re welcome, Megan! Hopefully you’ll find all kinds of fabulous deals when you scan your items!

  4. Morgan
    Morgan07-09-2014

    Oh boy, I downloaded Cartwheel a long time ago and promptly forgot about it! I am so glad for this reminder, I am hoping to find some good deals for back to school shopping. And I had no clue that you could scan items, that is so great! Wonderful post :)

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson07-10-2014

      I’m excited that I could remind you about it! Hopefully you’ll be able to snag all kinds of deals!

  5. Sarah Mueller
    Sarah Mueller07-11-2014

    Sweet! I didn’t realize it had a scanner. My phone is slow and it’s a big pain to scroll through the offers. This is a much better way!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson07-12-2014

      I felt the same way when I learned about the scanner! Happy shopping (and saving), Sarah!

  6. Karen Soifer
    Karen Soifer09-07-2014

    I used Cartwheel all the time! Love it and yes I too
    Check to see if items are on sales with the scanner!
    Sometimes 30% off ,so worth it

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson09-08-2014

      Every penny counts, right Karen?!?

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