Target Savings Hack: How to Get the Most Out of the Target Circle App

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Have you ever bought something only to find out later that you could have gotten it for less? Never again! The Target Circle app, formerly known as Cartwheel, is like your own deal-obsessed personal assistant. Use the app to save 5%–50% off popular Target categories such as groceries, clothing, furniture, baby products, health, seasonal items, and more.

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What Is the Target Circle App?

The Target Circle app is a free, handy tool that eases the wallet strain of back-to-school shopping, gift-giving, grocery runs, projects, and daily essentials. When writing this article, we found savings for 35% off ground beef, up to 20% off laundry detergent, 10% off storage and organization items, money-saving diaper coupons, and hundreds of other offers.

Plus, the Target Circle App rewards you for shopping. Every time your Wallet barcode is scanned at checkout, you earn 1% back on the Circle App. You can then cash in those rewards on a later Target shopping trip.

Circle App members get birthday perks too. Lookout for a special email on your birthday to earn 5% cash-back rewards on one special celebratory birthday shop.

How to Use the Target Circle App

If you have a smartphone, using the Target Circle app is a breeze. Just follow these quick and easy steps to sign up for free.

Download the App & Find Offers

Download the app at or directly from the iTunes or Google Play stores, then log into your Target account. Start browsing for weekly deals and personalized offers in the app by tapping Target Circle Offers on the Shop tab or looking under Available Offers on a product’s detail page. You can even physically scan an item’s barcode to see if a discount is available.

Savings Tip: Target brands such as Market Pantry and Up&Up frequently have a discount.

Save Offers to the App

When you find an offer you like, save it to your wallet by clicking the + sign. You can add up to 75 offers on your Circle account at one time and each offer can be used for a maximum of four qualifying items per transaction unless otherwise noted.

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Use Offers at Checkout

At checkout, the cashier will scan your Wallet barcode (find it by hitting Wallet in the center of the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen) which combines all of your Circle offers, store ad coupons, and Target payment options.

Shopping online? Just tap the + Save button on the product page and then add the item to your cart; your discount will be applied at checkout. Circle offers are valid when you choose order pickup, same-day delivery, shop in-store, or choose shipping on qualifying items.


Do Target Circle rewards expire?

Yes, your Target Circle rewards will expire in a year if you have not earned or redeemed rewards within that time.

How many Target Circle offers can you use at once?

You can redeem up to 75 offers at once, so long as they’re saved to your list.

What if you use your Target RedCard?

You can still use your Target RedCard with the Target Circle app and get the same offers, but you’ll get the standard 5% off your order instead of earning 1% back. Click here to learn more.

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