While this is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% genuine and mine.
I used to be secretly jealous of those extreme coupon-ers. They'd buy a whole cart of items and hand over a huge handful of clipped coupons and then the store would have to pay them for shopping. I even went to a coupon class with hopes of learning a few tricks of the trade. And I did. I learned the websites and about both the manufacture and store coupons and to go on days that the store doubles offers. I learned, but my problem is I don't usually plan ahead. I have an unexpected hour until I have to go pick up the kids from school, so I stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things I know we need. No coupon binder in my purse.So when I was asked if I'd try out the Target Cartwheel app, a mobile coupon/discount app for one of my favorite shopping retailers, I thought I'd give it a go. What did I have to lose? If it wasn't a fit, I'd just delete it! But I won't be. I think Target made this app for me. Or people like me.
One of my issues with coupons is they are rarely for the things I really want to buy. I don't need 3 dozen disposable razors and 10 boxes of Hamburger Helper. We just don't use most of what is offered via coupons. Cartwheel, however, actually has coupons for things like raspberries and eggs. I buy those things regardless. Even if it's just 5%, I'm saving on things I actually use. I like that.
Another feature I like on the app is you can scan things you put in your actual cart with your phone to see if there's an offer on it. My kids like to scan barcodes. Let's be honest. I like to scan barcodes. Being able to save a few dollars on something you're going to buy anyway, like a couple of those Circo t-shirts for the kids, that makes life easier (and cheaper!)
For those of you who actually plan ahead, or need something to do while waiting in the carline at school, you can browse all the offers by various categories that are available. When you find something you plan to buy, you add that offer to your Cartwheel cart. Once you have all the offers you plan to use, it creates a single barcode for the cashier to scan that automatically gives you all the savings from your app. Also, for you couponers! You can stack your Cartwheel savings with your clipped coupons! Double deal for you!
If you're on facebook, you can choose to share your Cartwheel choices with friends so they can get the same deals you find. And there's always a deal to find.It's easy to use and doesn't take any planning to reap the financial benefits. ;)
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