Cartwheel Time at Target

Is there anything better than strolling aimlessly through the aisles at Target? At 32 weeks pregnant, it’s right up my alley. I can pretend I’m doing something productive, even if I’m clearly not. Maybe next time I’m there I should look for a coat that I can actually button up…


Some of you may know that I used to be one of those crazy couponer ladies. Seriously, I was. I loved doing it and the deals I got, but with almost four kids now, if we actually make it out of the house to the store, that’s a feat all in itself. Clipping coupons is a thing of the past for me. It’s more about survival these days :).


Target deserves a big ol’ pat on the back for bringing us red bulls eye lovers a new easy way to save on specific items. When I heard about Target’s new Cartwheel app, it took me about 0.5 seconds to say, “Sign me up!” It’s a new easy way to load discounts right onto your smartphone (you can also print your discounts from your online account and bring it to the store with you). The app lets you pick what discounts you want, which you can look through according to category, new, trending, etc, and then you simply have the cashier scan your barcode when you check out!


I loaded several discounts onto my Cartwheel, including 25% off all Circo apparel and 20% off The One Spot (just when you thought that section couldn’t get any better, right?). You can see the check marks in the corners of the discounts I selected.


My family and I headed off to Target and you probably know where our first stop was…


The boys love to pick out a special something from The One Spot every time we go to Target. Usually I’m a mean mom and let them pick out what they want and make them wait until we’re done with our other shopping before we can go back and get it. It’s always good bribery positive reinforcement. And I of course always find a few treasures for myself. I thought the little turquoise cans would be perfect for sewing room storage, and I couldn’t resist the cute gift bags. Some discounts have a maximum number of items per transaction (which I definitely exceeded in The One Spot), so keep that in mind as you’re checking out.


We also headed to the little girls’ clothing section. A girl can never have too many clothes, right??? It wasn’t long before Lola started hoarding her favorites into the cart, as usual. Don’t let her sweet face deceive you, there was a lot of screaming when she realized she wasn’t bringing it ALL home with her.


One thing I really like is that Cartwheel also allows you to scan an item’s barcode to see what discount may apply to it. It’s handy if you’re like me and have a major case of pregnancy brain :).



I loved how user friendly Cartwheel was, even as a first time user, and the cashier even commented that she was going to be using it for some shopping after her shift too. It’s a great new tool that I’ll definitely be using every time I’m at Target!

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  1. Their children’s clothes are the cutest! I also like their makeup selection. But really, I just like how clean the store is.

  2. I love using cartwheel. I just saw today they have 40% off coupon for a maternity item. I can’t wait to use that one.
    I love just wandering target too. It’s therapeutic.

  3. I love Target. Their attention to design–merchandise, store, marketing, and web–are so pleasing to my eyes. The prices are pleasing to my budget. I purchase a lot of children’s clothing and women’s clothing. Their women’s dresses are adorable, and I love both the regular store lines as well as the featured designers. Home goods as well as nontoxic beauty and household products are regular purchases, and I’m known to leave the store with either a latte or a hot pretzel and a Coke.

  4. I buy a lot of our clothing there, and if my toddler is with me, we usually pick out one matchbox car as a reward for no freak-outs while putting up with a shopping mama.

  5. what do i not buy at target :) I didn’t know that the cartwheel app let you scan a product. i’ll be trying that out next time that I’m shopping for pjs for my little guys.

  6. Oh my gosh, everything! I love the Dollar Spot stuff…I find all sorts of great little post its and pads of paper or snacks and pens! I find cute clothes there too and great priced shampoo and other health care stuff. Now that there’s food I love to pick up something for dinner during my trip too! Now I don’t have to choose between Target and a grocery store! Yea!

  7. I love buying office supplies there. They usually have cute organizational accessories and a good selection of pens and notebooks.

  8. My favorite thing to buy at Target is unnecessary items! I swear I walk out with more impulse purchases than planned purchases.

  9. You can scan the barcode with your phone?! That is the best news EVER. I’m searching for the perfect curtain rod for the giant window in our living room

  10. I love housewares. I can spend a whole week in there and never get tired of looking and wishing! Thanks for the chance.

  11. Um…what’s not to love about Target?! My favorite things…clothes and the office supply section. Target has the cutest and best selection. Do I really need polka dot binder clips?!? No, but they are so dang cute!

  12. i LOVE Target!! I love their clothes, their decorating items, and their store brand things are awesome. It’s my fave store!

  13. I tell people that I am usually a walking billboard for Target, as I wear their clothes a lot! They have great things, with good quality, selection and price. I also can rarely go in the store without getting something from The Spot.

  14. I have the Target Cartwheel app and I use it and love it! My favorite department to shop is housewares! I love to buy rugs and lamps at Target. My email is laurabethlove [at]

  15. Some of my favorite things to by at target are the bikinis! I love how you can mix and match and not spend a fortune! There is usually a Cartwheel for them as well so that makes it even better!

  16. Everything! I buy food, beauty stuff, clothes, cleaners, etc. I grew up in MN (Target headquarters) so I have been shopping at Target ever since I can remember and LOVE it. I wish they had Super Targets out east, but I will have to settle for their expanded grocery section for now. I can’t wait to try out this app.

  17. Is there anything not to love about Target? I especially love their bedding and storage solutions, I don’t have an ikea but target is the next best thing!

  18. I love the cartwheel app, too! Just recently signed up (don’t know why I resisted) but I saved $8.00 in my first trip there using it. Woohoo! I tend to get a lot of our clothes there, and I love it when diapers come with a gift card bonus…that’s my fave! (How sad) : )

  19. I absolutely love Target! I’ve been using the Cartwheel App for a few months and have saved a ton of money. My favorites are the One Spot, clothing, and housewares.

  20. We buy almost all of our cleaning supplies at Target, but I also love the organization and houseware departments!

  21. I do love Cartwheel! Right now the 15% Mars Valentine Exchange would be my favorite. Is it wrong that I love m and ms that much…? Thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  22. I love scouring the clearance racks in the clothing department, especially the 70% off section. I have found the cutest clothing at the most amazing prices! I also love the home decor section. It always gives me a myriad of inspirational ideas for my home decorating. :)

  23. I buy everything there, from bread to clothes to bathroom stuff to shelves to toys to sporting goods to….I almost bought the front door of Target once.

    I kid on the last one.

  24. I love getting clothes for my kids, diapers, and snacks at target! I also love getting home decor their, they have everything!

  25. my favorite thing to get at target is snack foods for the kids because their prices are better there than at the grocery store

  26. This is super cool! I always spend all my money in the baby/toddler clothing section and am too broke to venture anywhere else… hehe.

  27. I love to shop at Target for so many things. I especially like to pick up organizing tools. Thanks for sharing how to use Cartwheel.

  28. I like to get dryer bars, and food. Sometimes clothes, office supplies… oh shoot, almost everything.

  29. I love getting my girls clothes there! They have SUCH cute stuff that I never seen anywhere else! For me, I love stopping by the deli section for some sushi :)

  30. Clearance items, lol! Seriously, my favorite thing to do is walk the perimeter of the store checking out clearance racks.

  31. Some of my favorite things to by at Target is clothing, housewares and cleaning supplies. They always have the best deals on cleaning supplies.

  32. I haven’t used the app yet but I will on my next visit! I love shopping for groceries and the holiday section.

  33. 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).

  34. I LOVE Target’s home decor stuff. They always have a collection that fits right into my style. I also adore their kids’ clothes. Target is a dangerous place to shop. Too much to buy!! ;)

  35. LOVE TARGET! I like the stationary and gift wrap section. There is always something cute. I also love The Spot. Great or little surprises for thegrandkids.

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