Cartwheel by Target is an incredibly easy app to use.  It’s just like an extra coupon to use in the store!  It gives a percentage discount on certain items.  Plus, you can use it even if you don’t have a smartphone!

The first step is to download the app and create an account (or create an account online). You can do that here!

When you open the app, it will look like this:

There is a large variety of discounts here, including items that otherwise may not have coupons, such as milk and baking items.  From here, you can click the barcode icon in the top right to scan barcodes and see if there are any offers for the item you are buying.  You can also go to the search box and type in any rebates you are looking for.   For example, if I type in “Gillette”, this comes up:

There are different offers that will give a percentage discount which can be used on up to four items per transaction, like the 5% off Gillette Series Shave Gel.  Occasionally there are single-use offers that act as regular manufacturer’s coupons, such as the first Gillette coupon listed for $2 off.  These can only be used one time on a single item.  If I want to add these offers to my list, I click on the red plus sign to the right of it.  Then when I am ready to checkout at the store, I click the shopping cart at the bottom of the page that says “Checkout”, and my personalized barcode with all my saved offers will appear.

I blacked my barcode out just so people wouldn’t try to use it, but obviously yours won’t have black marks all over it!  The cashier scans the barcode just like any other coupon, and your savings immediately come off!  It is so simple to use and saves me a ton of money!  If you don’t have a smartphone, you can create an account online, add your items, and print off the barcode to scan in the store.  If you do have a smartphone, make sure to download the Cartwheel app here!