Target Cartwheel App 101


Target launched Cartwheel, a free savings program! Cartwheel is similar to shopping apps, like Ibotta, in that the offers can be combined with other coupons. The site states: “Start saving on the things you already buy at Target.”. You don’t have to own a smartphone in order to use Cartwheel.  You can still get the discounts on your desktop (or laptop).

Here’s how to use Cartwheel coupons if the Computer/Laptop is the option for you:


  • Log into Cartwheel.Target.com.  You can sign up using your Facebook account or you can create an account using your email.
  • Find the offers you want to stack your coupons with.  Just click on the category you want, or type in the product you want to find. It's easy as that!
  • Add the offer to your account.  Once you find the item you want, just click on the red add button. The offer will then be added to your account.
  • Review your offers and print.  You can add up to 16 total offers into your account at any given time. 
  • Click the Redeem in Store button at the top of the list and then click the print.  Take this with you to the store and hand it to the cashier to scan and you’ll start to save instantly!

Here’s how to use Cartwheel App if the Mobile option is the option for you:

  • Download the app. You can download it via Google Play (Android Market) or iTunes.
  • Again find the offers you want to stack your coupons with.  Just click on the category you want, or type in the product you want to find OR hit the scanner button and start scanning items if you are in the store. 
  • Add the offer to your account.  Once you find the item you want, just click on the red add button. The offer will then be added to your account.
  • Redeem your offer.  Once you have added the offer, you will click on the Menu (the red button with three white lines at the bottom of the screen(.  That will take you back to the main menu.  There you can click on My Cartwheel to look at your offers. You will find the barcode you will show to the cashier which will be scanned and the offers will be applied to your account.

Some Useful Tips you need to know!

Are there limits on the Cartwheel redemptions?
  • Every offer can be used towards the purchase of 4 items (unless otherwise specified in the details section of the offer).  The purchase does not need to be made all at once but can be done in more than one transaction or across different days until the offer expires.
How is the discount applied when redeemed?
  • If you are using only the Cartwheel offer, the discount is taken off of the top of the purchase price.  You can use these offers with both Target store and/or manufacturer’s coupons.  The way the deduction is applied varies based upon the type or types of coupons being redeemed on that item.
Why did my offer get removed from my account before I used it?
  • All offers have expiration dates on them just like coupons.  If the offer has expired, it will automatically be removed from your account and a notification will appear the next time you log in into your Cartwheel account.  It may also be removed if you have reached the purchase limits allowed.
What are badges and what is their significance?
  • The more offers you redeem, the more badges you unlock.  You start with only 16 slots available to add your offers. The more badges you earn, more slots will open up. So that you can add even more offers to your account!

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