Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I should be ashamed that one of Maclane’s first one hundred words was “Target,” but the truth is, I’m not. I’m not ashamed in the least. Why? Because let’s face it, Target is much like Disneyland in that it’s one of the happiest places on earth. Don't let that face fool you.
There’s just something about strolling through those large silver doors, making a pit stop for a cake pop and heading right for the dollar spot that puts a smile on everyone’s face. Whether it’s a forgotten ingredient in that evening’s dinner, a birthday present for one of Carter’s pre-school buddies or a new
shower curtain set
of candles throw pillow coffee mug maternity top for this
ever-growing belly of mine, Target has become our go-to shopping spot for all
of the above.
What’s even more to love about Target is that it recently rolled out a brand new app, the Target Cartwheel app, which allows shoppers to save even more on their purchases without having to clip a single coupon. This savings is in addition to any other available Target discounts or coupons, manufacturers’ coupons and their REDcard discount!
I’ve been using the Cartwheel app for a little over two months now and each time I shop, I save, on average, upwards of $15-20 and this is on items that we use every day. Things like groceries, diapers, vitamins and household cleaning products.
For a busy mom who rarely has the time, energy and focus to sit clipping coupons (and let’s face it, the wherewithal to remember to bring them along to the store), this app had made such a difference in how we shop. Most trips I pull up into a parking space, glance over our shopping list and before stepping out of the car, log into the app and begin compiling my “cartwheel” of useful coupons.
One of my favorite features of the app is a single bar code that is generated by the offers selected and is unique to each user. It is this single bar code that the cashier must scan at checkout making the offers valid on purchases made. Talk about quick and easy!
Some other neat features to note about the Target Cartwheel app:
o Cartwheel can be used on your desktop, tablet, mobile web or iPhone and Droid apps.
o Using either the iPhone or Droid apps, shoppers can scan any bar code in store to see if that item has a Cartwheel offer available.
o Guests are able to use their Facebook login to sign up with Cartwheel. This enables them to see what offers their friends have on their Cartwheel lists in the app! If you do not want your offers posted to Facebook, this can easily be managed in the app’s privacy settings.
o Multi-use offers- shoppers are able to use any offer on their list as many times as they wish until the offer expires, with the following exceptions: limit of 4 items per offer, per transaction; limit of 6 Cartwheel scans per day. For instance, if there was an offer for 10% off 20 ounce bottles of Diet Coke, a shopper could purchase 4 bottles of Diet Coke in one transaction and the offer would be applied to all 4 bottles. That same shopper could do this up to 6 times in order day, for a total of 24 bottles of Diet Coke.
If you like shopping at Target and love saving money, then you need to start using Cartwheel. You won’t regret it!
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The ultimate deciding factor this time around? Collins will share the same initials (and therefore, monogram) with his older brother Carter making all of those monogrammed pieces re-usable. My husband couldn't be happier ;)
But between you and me? I'm just grateful that we'll never have to name another human being again.
So, tell me! Did you struggle with baby names also? Or was it an easy decision for you?