I am up to 20!
honeydew / 7811 posts
I don't know how cartwheel works! Explain!
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28891 posts
@Mamaof2: how do you get more??
pomelo / 5819 posts
I have 22! I'm a total Cartwheel addict.
GOLD / grapefruit / 4734 posts
Yes...can someone explain how cartwheel works? I keep hearing about it, but I'm just too lazy to figure it out myself.
hostess / wonderful clementine / 24039 posts
What's a spot?
It's an app you download for Target. You can browse through the available coupons and add them to your cartwheel coupon list. When you checkout, you just show them the barcode in the app, the cashier scans it and then you save! It keeps track of how much you've saved, and you earn badges based on the amount you've saved. Each badge opens up more slots for coupons.
You have to link through Facebook, which initially turned me off, but you can hide all Cartwheel activity, so nobody will be spammed with your coupon activity, haha. Also, the app has never posted anything on my behalf.
I've saved over $150 so far... mainly because I needed curtains for our new house and there was a coupon for 20% off all curtains! I also pretty much do 90% of my shopping there, and I use Cartwheel every time.
honeydew / 7909 posts
@Pepper: they have a new email option!
I only have the 16 spots because for the first few times I used it, my barcode wouldn't work so they manually entered my savings in. But I love it!
@mediagirl: how many coupons you can save to your cartwheel.
I have 18. How do you get the Holiday Hauler Badge?
@Ash: Oh nice! I would have used that instead just because I hate linking stuff to Facebook.
@locavore_mama: I just got it... All it said was "way to beat the holiday rush!" I went shopping yesterday, maybe that's why?
GOLD / eggplant / 11635 posts
I think Pepper did a good explaining. It is an app on your phone that gives you additional % off - there is TONS of items and you pick the ones you want to add to your cartwheel. the more you shop the more spots you get! I think after your 1st shopping trip you get 1 more spot. Then you get more if you were a super saver and saved so much or a super shopper and spent x amt of dollars.
Plus you can use your 5% target debit discount and a target coupon!!!! Big savings!
As they expire the space opens back up and you can add a new coupon. Also I have found the clothing ones are good for 4 items - last week I had a 15% off toddlers Cherokee and I found t-shirts for $1.50 then I got 15% off so it was like $1.27 each and the discount was on all 4 t-shirts.
Also I was leary to use at 1st cuz I hate FB but whenever it asks permission to post to my wall I always say NO!
@Pepper: ah, makes sense.
grapefruit / 4930 posts
@Pepper: oh wow! That much saving potential is incredible. I downloaded it then deleted the app because I didn't really like how it's linked with Facebook. Glad to know I can hide the feed!
oh man! I need to learn to use this. I have it downloaded but last time I was in target there weren't any coupons I could use for the stuff I was buying (christmas stuff, and a bowl).
GOLD / coconut / 8549 posts
I have 17 spots. I got the Holiday badge for our Sunday shopping trip there. I make a point of checking what we need against Cartwheel. I've saved $5 so far.
clementine / 896 posts
Only 11. I just discovered the Cartwheel app though. I tried it for the first time buying a few groceries last week and saved $1.90! Woohoo! Haha. There are so many good deals though! We shop at Target a lot so I see myself using it a lot in the future.
grapefruit / 4209 posts
ooh, 17 now. I think that's more than I had before. Saved $8.21 so far.
Oh and lets not forget the deal last week I think it was for boots - 40% off!! I saved $30!
pomegranate / 3574 posts
Ooh, I feel silly. I've been doing it wrong! I didn't know you had to show them the barcode lol. I don't know how I figured they would get my deals, oy. Can I blame this on pregnancy brain? Good to know!
cantaloupe / 6782 posts
I have 17, I think. I'm so glad they added the feature that you can scan things right in the store to see if they have a coupon for them! I hated having to search for something! I have gotten a few groceries at 50% off! LOVE Cartwheel.
wonderful olive / 19156 posts
I have 18 and have saved $4.42 so far!
cantaloupe / 6164 posts
I have 20 spots & I've saved $41.19 so far! I never fill all my spots though.
@locavore_mama: You have to buy something by today to get that badge. I think it's a pre-holiday shopping thing.
grapefruit / 4045 posts
19 spots and have saved $15.55 so far! I just started using it though... I've only used it 3 times in the past few weeks.... I love it already and wish I knew about it sooner!
honeydew / 7417 posts
I only have one more than the minimum right now because I started over with a new email account (as opposed to FB account). I just didn't want all my FB friends knowing that I had put a coupon for maxi pads in my spot!
@littlebug: oooh how do you do that?>
@Pepper: @Kimberlybee: I think they added a new feature where you can sign in via email instead of FB. I started over since I'm wary of FB attached apps.
pomegranate / 3650 posts
Sure wish they had an app for Blackberry.
@T-Mom: haha for the record though tampons and maxi pads are "hidden" coupons so no one knows.
@locavore_mama: When you pull over your menu to search for an item, right next to the search button, there's a little barcode. Click on that and it'll pull up your camera to scan the barcode. Best EVER!
ETA: Here's a screenshot, cuz I don't feel like I explained that well.
@Mamaof2: awesome! Well that makes me feel better
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16442 posts
I have the app but I don't know how many spots I have.
I usually save about 20% on some items.
Oh, FYI, if you forget to show your coupon code, they won't let you redeem coupons after the purchase. You'll have to return the items and re-buy them. I was rather annoyed about that.
honeydew / 7589 posts
I have 21 spots and I've saved $87.45! I love cartwheel!
@bluestriped bee: My store went back and corrected it for me! I forgot to show my barcode, but went back to customer service and they basically did a price adjustment. She had to bust out the calculator to do it, but she did it! Saved me $6!
@littlebug: Ugh, no fair. The lady at customer service said they don't do price adjustments for mobile coupons. I'm usually fairly happy with Target and their policies but that one just totally pissed me off. I think it was at the end of the night and right before they were closing and I don't think she wanted to do the return for me.
@T-Mom: oh that's great news! Downloading the app now and I have a red card too so can't wait to combine the savings.
coconut / 8305 posts
I'm still new to Cartwheel & try to avoid the "buy everything in sight" black hole called Target b/c my budget *hates* Target BUT I've still managed to gain 2 spots giving me 12 & have saved $5.24.
Right now a big one for us is the Happy Tots pouches b/c P can eat those!
pear / 1861 posts
I've got 19 spots and saved $15.82.
GOLD / coconut / 8266 posts
I have 18 spots and I've saved $6.05 so far.
hostess / watermelon / 14824 posts
I think 19 spots. I have really only used it for food, and I've saved $28.26 so far!
bananas / 9628 posts
I have 17 spots and have saved $21.60.
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