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Did you land here after searching for Target Cartwheel? Oops! Target Cartwheel is now Target Circle, and while Target Circle offers are comparable to Cartwheel offers, there are some notable differences. Regardless of your couponing level, if you’re a Target shopper, you need Target Circle.


What is Target Circle?

Think of Target Circle like the secret Target reward program. Target Circle is a loyalty program where you can earn 1% in Target Circle earnings with every non-RedCard purchase. Target Circle features coupons, discounts, exclusive offers, and birthday rewards. You can use Target Circle offers online, for curbside pickup, and in store.

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Remember to download the official KCL app and keep an eye on all the best Target deals.


1. You don’t need a smartphone to save using Target Circle offers.

A person typing in their phone number for Target Circle at self-checkout.

Target Circle was made for mobile, but you don’t have to have a smartphone to access the savings. You can browse through and add Target Circle offers to your phone number on a computer as well. Then just enter your phone number on the credit card reader at checkout. All the offers you added will come off automatically.


2. Use Target Circle offers for grocery pickup orders.

A person loading bags of groceries into the trunk of a vehicle next to a Target shopping cart.

You can even use Circle discounts on your Target grocery pickup orders. In the Target app or on Target.com, view the Circle offer you wish to redeem and look at the icons under the heading “Valid when you shop…” to see if the offer qualifies for Drive Up. If so, you can apply it to your order to save without even getting out of the car!


3. Stack Circle offers with a 5% RedCard discount, a manufacturer coupon, a Target coupon, and a rebate.

A person's hands holding Lindt Lindor chocolates, a paper coupon for $1 off, and phone displaying the user's Target Circle Wallet next to Target shopping basket.

Along with store and manufacturer coupons, Circle discounts can also be stacked with rebate offers (like those from Checkout 51 and Ibotta), as well as your Target RedCard discount. Circle also has manufacturer coupons in their app. Anytime you see “MFR single-use coupon” under an offer, you can save it like any other and shop accordingly.

Find Target Circle coupons and deals right on KCL.

The Target Circle app offers these types of coupons:

  • Target store coupons
  • Manufacturer coupons
  • Percentage-off coupons
  • Dollar-off coupons
  • Dollar-off-entire-purchase coupons

Tip: Having a Target RedCard doesn’t mean having another credit card — you can use the free debit card version at any Target store and online for extra savings and exclusive cardholder perks.


4. New offers and coupons come out on Sundays.

A person's hands holding a phone displaying the Target mobile app's Offers page in front of a Target shopping cart's basket filled with products.

Every Circle user has access to many of the same offers, and most get released on Sunday alongside the weekly ad. Personally, I check every time before I shop since some high-value offers get released randomly. Also be on the lookout for personalized Target Circle offers that vary by user, like $10 off a $60 purchase or $15 off a $75 purchase.

Related: Twice a year (in March and September), you can shop the Target Circle Week sale and find even more deals to stack.


5. Circle offers are deducted after Target coupons and before manufacturer coupons.

A woman handing coupons to a cashier at a Target checkout lane.

Most cashiers have been trained to scan your barcode after all coupons have been handed over; however, Circle offers don’t come off last — they come off after a Target coupon and before a manufacturer coupon.

The 5% RedCard discount, on the other hand, does come off last. To redeem rebate offers, just upload your receipt into a rebate app (like Ibotta) when you get home (you’ll still need to claim the offer in the rebate app before you shop). Also, you can link your Target account to Ibotta for even faster redemption.

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6. Check if a product has an offer by using the built-in barcode scanner in the Target Circle app.

A person using the Target mobile app's barcode scanning feature to scan an item in front of a shelf at Target.

Check if there’s a Circle offer available for a specific product by scanning the product barcode in the app. Just open up the Target app, tap the barcode in the search bar, and scan the product. If there’s a Circle offer available, it’ll be added to your account immediately. I make sure that everything I grab off the shelf, I scan in the app. This is the best and easiest way to make sure you don’t leave any money on the table.


7. Use Target Circle offers at self-checkout.

A woman scanning folders at self checkout at Target.

Use coupons, receive gift cards, and use Circle offers at self-checkout. It’s super simple and convenient. In fact, if you’re only using Target Circle offers, you won’t need to interact with a cashier at all. But if you use a newspaper coupon or printable manufacturer coupon, a Target employee will have to verify and collect your coupons.


8. Get a special 5% off Target Circle discount for your birthday.

A phone graphic showing a 5% birthday discount in the Target app.

Since your Target account has your date of birth information included, you’ll get a special Circle offer on your birthday for 5% off any item. This can be combined with the RedCard 5% discount and a manufacturer coupon, but not with any other Circle offers


9. Use Circle offers to get free Target gift cards.

A person's hands holding up a Target gift card, a Target Red Card, and a receipt in front of the self-checkout scanner at Target.

One of my favorite ways to get free Target gift cards is through Target Circle offers. Select gift card offers are available on the app every few months, typically for beauty or household items. (You’ll find more free gift card offers available as promos in the store.) Here are a few I’ve seen recently:

  • $5 Target gift card when you buy four soaps/deodorants
  • $10 Target gift card when you spend $40 on household essentials
  • $15 Target gift card when you buy two giant diaper packs


10. Use the free Target guest Wi-Fi to add Circle offers while you shop.

A person's hand holding a phone that is displaying the welcome screen for connecting to Target wifi above a Target shopping cart.

What’s worse than Starbucks being closed during your Target trip? Your phone having no signal to check the deals! Every time I head into Target for a store run, I make sure to connect the Wi-Fi first. It’s always fast and lets me save my mobile data so I can scroll through Circle offers while shopping without worry.

Maybe it’s because I’m there so often, but Target Wi-Fi automatically connects to my iPhone every time I go in.


10 Things Smart Shoppers Should Know About Target Circle Offers