Target is one of my favorite stores to shop. On a side note, it was also one of my first jobs as a teenager, I was a cashier at Target. I much prefer shopping there rather than being a cashier though. These days I am totally loving the two Target apps also so I’m going to share about those and giveaway a Target gift card! By the way, this is not a sponsored post, I’m acting on my own here just sharing things I like.
The apps are available for Android and iOS right now. I am hoping they add Windows Phone apps soon too. Are you listening Target?
- Android: Target Store App
- Android: Target Cartwheel App
- iOS: Target Store App
- iOS: Target Cartwheel App
Target Cartwheel App
Cartwheel is the newer app. What I like is that it is all on the phone. I do not have to print out anything or clip any coupons. Target puts in special offers on in-store items and you browse through them and add them to your cartwheel, which is a very cute name for this app I think. Then when you go to Target you buy those items. Don’t worry, if you change your mind you do not have to buy everything on your list. At the checkout counter you just show the cashier your my Cartwheel page (like image below) and she will scan it and it takes off the extra discounts from your total.
In the app you can browse all the different categories for offers. There are subcategories for many also so that you can more easily manage finding the deals you can use.
When you view the actual offers you will see an image of the item and what the discount is. You can also see if any of your Facebook friends have redeemed that offer (if you authorize that). Just click on any item for all the details and then add it to your Cartwheel if you want to use it. You have limited spaces, 16 to start, but you can “earn” more spaces. I have not yet filled up all my spots yet though.
I love the collections area too. They are curated collections of the different offers, including the “Weekly Ad” which shows you everything that is on sale that also has special Cartwheel offers. They make it easy for us!
The other feature of Cartwheel I really like is the search feature. You can do this in two ways. First you can scan the barcode of an item, either at home or in the store, and the app searches to see if there are any offers for that item. If there is, you can easily add it. So as you are shopping you can scan items you decide to buy so you are sure not to miss out on Cartwheel savings. You can also simply use the search magnifying glass icon and search by typing in what you are looking for.
I just started using Cartwheel recently and have already saved over $11.00 which is pretty good I think. Again, no printing and no clipping required! Yay! Plus, you can stack coupons on top of these offers too!
Target Store App
The original Target store app has been around longer. It is a typical app for a retail store, but done very well. I use this app fairly often too. I use it mainly to view items that I might want to buy in the store, but you can shop with this as well. The home page of the Target app shows you their featured offers plus a quick link to coupons, weekly ad, and even the clearance section.
You can see on the menu for the Target app that there is really a lot packed into this app. I love the store finder for when I am not near my regular Target. The registries section is awesome for buying gifts. I do not use the Target pharmacy, but they have a section for that even.
Even more savings with the mobile coupons section. You can stack this with your Cartwheel savings too! Just have the cashier scan this barcode too when you checkout. How easy is that?
I never buy a Sunday newspaper anymore so I do not get the weekly shopping ads. No worries though. The Target weekly ad is available right here within the app!
You can even check your Target GiftCard balances in the app. That is so much easier than calling a phone number I think.
So since I have shared with you some features of the Target apps I thought I would also give you all the opportunity to win a Target gift card so you can use these apps if you win and save money!
The Giveaway: $25 Target GiftCard
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