How many of you shop at Target?
This time of year can be rather stressful for parents trying to master the art of back-to-school shopping and staying within a budget while doing so. Typically, we all leave room in the budget for the obvious school supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, and backpacks but what many of us fail to remember is that back-to-school shopping also consists of stocking up on numerous personal hygiene essentials. The latter is often the priciest of anyone’s back-to-school shopping and often is what breaks the budgets that we have put in place. However, because of the necessity of these items, we often toss them into the carts despite our budgets and then end up kicking ourselves when we get to the register. Thankfully, there is help, there is an answer. You see, that is where Cartwheel by Target comes in.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Cartwheel by Target, it is a handy little app that helps you save money every time you shop at good ol’ Target.
The first-of-its-kind mobile savings app that makes saving money on the things you already buy at Target fun. Choose your savings from over 500 offers. See what your friends are saving on. It’s Target savings, mobile style. And there’s never been anything like it.
I make it no secret that Target is one of my most favorite places to shop and, thanks to the pure genius that is Cartwheel by Target. After all, it is your one-stop shop for all of your family’s favorite brands and then some. Now, there are a few different ways to take advantage of the savings that Cartwheel offers.
- The Computer:
You can access the app through your computer while making your shopping list and add each savings offer to your cart.
- The Smartphone:
You can browse the store and access the app through your smartphone to add the savings offers as you go.
After utilizing the Cartwheel by Target app in either way and after you’ve completed your shopping, simply have the cashier scan your personalized barcode that contains all of your savings. It’s that easy!
Of course, speaking of shopping, stocking up, and the greatness of Cartwheel, here’s a little peek, a snippet of my most recent haul…
August 9th through August 15th Promotions with Cartwheel by Target
-Desitin, 5% off
-Johnson’s Baby, 5% off
-Aveeno Baby, 5% off
-Neutrogena Cosmetics, 10% off
-Neutrogena FSC, 5% off
-Listerine Floss, 10% off
-Hand & Body Lotion – Neutrogena, 5% off
-Hand & Body Lotion – Aveeno, 5% off
-Sun Protection – Neutrogena & Aveeno, 5% off
After having added many of these savings to my own personalized barcode through the Cartwheel by Target app, away we went!
First up, were the AVEENO products. I have been a huge fan of the Aveeno brand for quite some time and anyone visiting my home or even seeing me out and about would know that. Whether it’s the shampoos and conditioners in the shower, the various lotions that stock our medicine cabinet, the makeup wipes that I keep handy, or even the sunscreen that my family and I use daily, Aveeno has certainly found a place in our lives. This past weekend, I made sure that we’d have plenty on hand to last us for the back-to-school season and well into fall.
AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Over the years, I’ve had a hard time finding a lotion that was great for daily use. Many have not been up to par so I was incredibly glad when I came across the AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion.
This nourishing lotion is clinically proven to improve the health of dry skin in 1 day with significant improvement in 2 weeks. Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS Colloidal Oatmeal and rich emollients, it helps prevent dry skin for a full 24 hours. This lotion leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and naturally healthy looking and is gentle enough for everyday use. It’s also fragrance free, nongreasy, and noncomedogenic.
I have personally been using this lotion for some time now and I absolutely love it. Not only does it work extremely well but I am pleased to say that it feels utterly amazing.
AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion
Much like the original AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Lotion, the Sheer Hydration version is a spectacular addition to your daily routine.
This naturally hydrating, ultra sheer lotion absorbs in seconds, for a fresh, powder like feel you’ll want to use year round. The unique formula with ACTIVE NATURALS Oat goes on feather-light to replenish and hydrate your skin. AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion moisturizes for a full 24 hours, for a velvety soft, beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
I use this particular lotion rather frequently and it truly does make one’s skin feel smoother, softer, and even have a healthier glow after every day of use. My skin feels amazing and I’m glad to be able to thank AVEENO for helping to make it so.
AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash
Through the years, I’ve found that it was often my choice of soaps and body washes that did the most damage to my skin. After taking the time to look further into various products and run through a trial period with each, I found that the AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash was the only body wash that truly felt refreshing.
This body wash cleanses and moisturizes for visibly healthier skin long after you shower. Its breakthrough formula combines ACTIVE NATURALS Colloidal Oatmeal – long known to soothe skin – with a unique blend of natural oils and emollients to help replenish skin’s moisture for softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin. It’s lightly fragranced, soap free, dye free, and hypoallergenic, so it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.
I love that with this particular body wash, I no longer have to stress about whether or not the washing aspect will be damaging to my skin in the process. Instead, the AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash combines the expected cleanliness of a body wash with the bonus of soothing and nourishing of the skin that has become synonymous with the AVEENO brand.
Of course, it’s not only what we see on the outside that is important. I’ve always been one that is keen on taking notice of the little things as well as trying to improve my body from the inside out. Many people would simply chalk that up to another “you are what you eat” type of statements but, in thinking about what we choose to put into our mouths, we also have to think about how we choose to clean them. After all, a simple smile can brighten even the darkest of days so we might as well make sure that those very smiles are beautiful and bright. For that, there’s LISTERINE.
LISTERINE Cool Mint Floss
I have been using the LISTERINE brand for about as far back as I can remember. The mouthwash has been a staple in my household since before I was born, the Oral Care Strips are almost always within reach whenever I’m out, and now I’m glad to be able to say that the Cool Mint Floss has worked its way into our medicine cabinet as well.
LISTERINE Floss offers comprehensive LISTERINE Brand benefits bringing the trusted science and technology behind the brand’s mouth rinses to the floss collection. Now you can floss your way to a cleaner, fresher mouth with a burst of mint flavor every time you floss. With the patented LISTERINE Cool Mint Dental Floss, you’ll remove up to 61% more plaque than with Glide Mint Floss, removing the plaque that brushing simply can’t reach.
Oral hygiene is, of course, an integral part of everyone’s daily routine. With the kids especially, we’ve made sure to stress its importance. Flossing is typically one of those steps that many often forget or opt out of but, thanks to the LISTERINE Cool Mint Floss, it is now an enjoyable part of the day.
Speaking of family life and daily routines, one thing that we’ve made daily use of are the products from JOHNSON’S Baby. After having seemingly forgot of these products since my own birth, I was glad to have them reintroduced into our lives alongside the births of our little ones.
Many of the JOHNSON’S Baby branded items have made their way into our house and the kids and I have certainly become big fans of more than a few of them.
You put your baby’s safety first and so do we. All of our baby products are formulated to care for your baby from top to toe with mild and gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and protectants.
The JOHNSON’S Baby Head-to-Toe wash was the first body wash ever used on my sweet baby boys and, today, they’re still using many of these products. Our oldest has linked the smell of JOHNSON’S Baby products to the smell of his once newborn baby brother and loves the washes even more so because of that. The company prides themselves on being there to nurture babies with their mild and gentle products and, although my babies are not “babies” any longer, I’m glad that JOHNSON’S BABY is still there for all of us.
Now, as many of you already know, I’m the momma to two little boys so I’m really the only one in our house that’s familiar with the NEUTROGENA brand. Up until now, I’ve only been accustomed to their cosmetics line so I was glad to see that their products extend far beyond that.
NEUTROGENA Body Oil
For me, body oil is synonymous with those oh so wondrous massages. Of course, I was thrilled to learn of a fabulous new body oil that I can use at home.
A light sesame formula so sheer it vanishes into shower-damp skin, sealing in the moisture. In just a few seconds, skin is left soft and silky, ready to slip into the sheerest of fabrics. The special moisturizer uses a light oil extracted from pure white sesame seeds which helps skin maintain its moisture balance, while providing a subtle fragrance that soothes the mind and body. For special skin attention, smooth on NUTROGENA Body Oil after showering, bathing, sunning, or shaving. Or indulge yourself by adding a few drops in the tub for a moisturizing bath.
The back-to-school season can be a bit chaotic so having something like the NEUTROGENA Body Oil on hand to help unwind at the end of the day is a huge bonus.
NEUTROGENA Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
In the midst of the whole back-to-school shopping process, we can’t forget about good ol’ Dad. With the rest of the family in tip top shape and ready for the back-to-school fun, he needs a little loving too. As a guy that suffers from dry, cracked skin due to damage sustained at work, it’s nice to know that products like this are there to help.
NEUTROGENA Norwegian Formula Hand Cream was developed to relieve extremely dry, thirsty skin, and to protect it from further abuse. This deep moisturizing hand cream shields the skin as it helps restore and retain its natural moisture balance. Clinical testing proves that Norwegian Formula Hand Cream is unsurpassed at healing dry skin and providing lasting relief. If you’ve tried everything and nothing has helped your hands, try NEUTROGENA Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.
Most guys aren’t too keen on regular beauty regimens but I was pleasantly surprised at how well this particular product worked. Without leaving any greasy residue and without any unpleasant fragrances, the NEUTROGENA Norwegian Formula Hand Cream is one that works amazingly well on even the toughest and driest skin. Whether used by us ladies or our male counterparts, it is the perfect addition to anyone and everyone’s beauty regimen.
NEUTROGENA Healthy Skin Blush
I am quite lax when it comes to cosmetics and, more often than not, I’m typically going “au naturale.” Typically, it’s only when I’m out and about that I ever really put anything on. Of course, with the back-to-school season upon us, I have to stock up on cosmetics once more. After all, I can’t have it looking like I just rolled out of bed while at morning drop offs. Thankfully, NEUTROGENA is there to help.
A light-weight blush enriched with Vitamin C and botanical conditioners, is designed to blend evenly and beautifully to instantly enhance skin’s healthy glow. The powder technology incorporates advanced gel systems for easy application and soft feel.
My makeup routine is rather simple but blush is certainly one of my must-haves. The little touch of color helps to bring back the idea of rosy cheeks and happy days. I love that the NEUTROGENA Healthy Skin Blush not only gives you a beautiful pop of color but it does so in a manner that helps to keep your skin feeling and looking smooth.
NEUTROGENA Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer
As a kid, I remember being upset that I have dark eyes as opposed to the beautiful blues and stunning hazels. However, as I’ve grown up, I have learned that playing with varying shades of eye shadow can help to bring out and accentuate the brilliant brown eyes that I do have. Unfortunately, with so many products on the market, I never quite found the perfect eye shadow for me until now.
New NEUTROGENA Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer combines a built-in primer to help prevent creasing and smudging with long-lasting beautiful color to enhance the eyes. Tested to provide up to 12 hours of rich, nourishing color, the formula is infused with vitamins and skin-nourishing conditioners for the delicate eye area. For beautiful, healthy color that lasts!
The NEUTROGENA Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer not only adds that desirable touch of color to help enhance one’s eyes but it is a long-lasting color that is beautiful and comfortable from the second you put it on until the moment you take it off.
With so many great products to choose from, you would think that it’d be difficult to stock up on them all. As we all head out on our own back-to-school shopping adventures, we’re looking for that one-stop shop that truly has it all; from notebooks, pens, pencils, and backpacks to all of these personal hygiene essentials and more. That, of course, brings me right back to where I started from – Target.
As I previously mentioned, I visited our local Target this past weekend and made sure to keep my Cartwheel app handy. I was able to get all of the above and then some and – bonus! – I was able to save money in the process. With it being as simple as remembering to bring my phone along for the trip (something I always do), it was easy to stack the savings and stock up on a ton of great items. Now, I’m not usually one to shop in bulk or bring home those Pinterest worthy shopping hauls but this was a fun new experience for me.
I prepped myself in advance and opted to add the savings to my Cartwheel app from my computer.
- Add each of the savings to my Cartwheel app
- Go shopping (yay!)
- Have the cashier scan my personalized savings barcode
It was an incredibly simple process and, of course, I’ve gone ahead and documented all of it for you because why not? Take a look at the whole process in action here:
At the end of the day, I’m glad to be able to cross back-to-school shopping off of my to-do list and even happier that we were able to save our wallets in the process. This year, be sure to head to Target for all of your back-to-school shopping needs and stock up on great family favorites like these. Forget splurging, with the Cartwheel by Target app, which products do you plan to save on?
You can purchase all of the products seen here direct from the brands’ various websites as well as at Target both online and in stores nationwide.
Be sure to keep up with Target and each of the brands on their social media pages to stay up to date on all of the latest news, new product releases, sale pricing, and more.
You’re sure to save big!