As you all may know since I talk about it all the time, my favorite place to shop for all things decor (and even way more than that, clothes, food, baby stuff, cleaning stuff, etc) is Target. I have been a Target lover for years now. Me and my husband use to go there when we were bored. We spend our Friday nights there now...yes, I know. I'm a hard roller lol. If we get too crazy, we may even spend our Saturday night there too :)
I have written a post or two about how to save at Target. They already have great deals, but its even better when you get better deals than what's on the tag. I never pay retail for anything. I say that all the time. And Target offers great ways to bypass the whole retail thing...which is pretty much awesome. Besides their online coupons, mobile coupons, printed coupons, and RedCard, Target also has CartWheel. I can't tell you how much I love this thing. I always make sure my phone is charged before I go into the store so I know I'll be able to use it :) Trust me, it died once while in the store, and totally sucked lol. Learned my lesson.
Target offers amazing Cartwheel deals on everything. They have over 700 discounts. And a ton of those are for the home and home decor. For decor, to save even more, I usually wait until the item I want goes on sale and then use the Cartwheel deal. Right now, they have a 25% discount on Threshold Bedding! That's super amazing.
There discounts change over often, so if you don't see something you want that's on sale and you don't need it asap, it's good to wait and see if it comes available ;)
And now that I have the little babe, I really think half of my budget goes to her stuff. And luckily, Cartwheel has a slew of items to save on for babies and toddlers. Diaper discounts...all the time. Organic food discounts, clothing discounts, shoe discounts, wipe discounts, discounts on nursery items. It's crazy. I save about $5 every time I go in just on her food alone because of Cartwheel.
I've noticed that you can pretty much save on every household essential too...garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, foil, laundry detergent, etc. All the stuff you hate spending money on already :)
So, when Cartwheel first came out, I wanted to use it. And went to use it, and noticed that you had to sign up for it with Facebook. I then noticed that it would post to your feed. That completely deterred me so I didn't sign up for it. But then after seeing some really good deals I was passing up, I decided to sign up anyway, and then noticed that you can make it 'private' where Cartwheel won't post to your timeline so everyone can see. Cuz, as much as I would love all my friends to know I was about to save on tampons.... :) So, if you are like me and want to keep your personal buying and spending habits a secret, you still can.
Another awesome thing about Cartwheel, it's completely different than using coupons. You can use the discount over and over again until it expires and on multiple items. But don't worry if something you love expires, I noticed that the deal usually comes back up again pretty quickly.
So, to summarize. If you aren't using Cartwheel when you shop Target, you should. You are totally missing out on savings...and essentially missing out on free money. You can shop the discounts or shop and find the discounts on the every day things you are already buying. I have to add this in too, you should also use their RedCard. Especially if you are a serious Target shopper. It scares me to think of how much money I spent there last year when it says my savings are over $250. That's a 5% discount on everything I buy. You do the math. :/ Yes, that is how much I love Target lol. Not to mention the $70 savings I have already saved with Cartwheel.
Now, on to the Sweepstakes!
You can enter to win a $1,000 Target GiftCard®!!Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
- Leave a comment telling me what you would buy if you won the $1000 Target GiftCard.
- Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
- Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
- For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 1/30 - 2/28.
Be sure to visit the Target Cartwheel brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!