I am not a coupon-er, although I wish I were. I have some really good friends that are mind-blowing at it….but I just couldn’t keep up. The clipping, the filing, the wrong math additions (that’s a personal issue) was just more than I could do—which is completely my fault. But I know that there are good savings (my brain says it)! And every time I walk into a store, part of me wants to follow someone around with a coupon binder to soak in all of their couponing knowledge because let’s face it, we all really do need the coupons. But then the realism hits and I don’t ever do it.
So recently when we were approached with a new app that holds clips and scans the coupons for you—I was all about it. Because, hey, there was no clipping or filing involved. It’s Target’s new Cartwheel App and if anyone knows me, I am in Target at least once a week. Sometimes more than once a week because I will share a secret with you……when I need a break from kiddos, I go there and walk the aisles and peruse all the pretty things. Please tell me at least someone else does that?
But you also have to know something else about me. I am technologically challenged. Majorly. Like, I “just joined the world of smart phones in the last 60 days challenged only because my husband pulled me into modern society” and I have to get my kids to show me how to work ANYTHING on my phone. I wish I were joking. I am constantly asking an 8 year old or an 11 year old how to do anything.
But I was going to give this one a try. I was going to download my own app. So, I text my husband. I think whenever my husband gets a text from me, he is shocked.
“How do I buy an app?” (The kids were at school.)
“Umm….go to the app store.” (Okay, that was the most brilliant answer ever.)
Where is the app store?
So, I find the app store icon and download Target’s new Cartwheel App–ALL. BY. MYSELF. (I was so proud….it’s the little things sometimes.) But guess what– it is EASY! Even a technologically challenged person can do it! Hip, hip hooray!!! For real. And do you want to know what the first two coupons clipped were?
Yes. Because they are just yummy.
But I did learn all about the program which they are calling “coupons with a whole new spin” and I certainly believe them. Their belief is to add to the savings on things you already buy onto your phone. Score one for Target. AND (I am so excited to try this out) you can scan barcodes on the shelves to see if there is a coupon for that item. WOW! Now, I only need to take my 8 and 11 year old with me to the store next time to teach me how to use the barcode scanner.
Thanks Target for saving my couponing. I do think that this is one thing that I can do!!!
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