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Are you ready for another great way to find coupons and earn rewards? Shopkick is a mobile app that uses your GPS to determine your shopping location and then loads coupons on your phone to use when you walk into the store! You can also earn rewards and gift cards by accruing points for completing tasks on the app or in-store. Here’s how it works:
Once you’ve walked into a store and Shopkick has loaded your available coupons, just click on the coupon you want to use (you can also select your coupons within twelve hours prior to use), and Shopkick will give you a barcode on your phone to show to your cashier at checkout.
For example, our coupon was for $2 off an $8 holiday item. To save the most, we chose an item that was as close to $8 as possible. When we got to checkout, the cashier scanned our barcode, and we got our discount!
Here are just a few of the stores you can find deals for on Shopkick:
- Best Buy
- Old Navy
- American Eagle
- Toys ‘R’ Us
- Bed Bath & Beyond
Shopkick also allows you to earn points, or “kicks,” for performing tasks. Browse through the deals before you shop to unlock kicks, then just open the app when you walk into the store to add those kicks to your balance! You can also earn kicks in-store by scanning the barcodes of featured products while you’re shopping (no need to buy the item). While you may feel a bit silly, it’ll be worth it when you redeem your “kicks”!
Kicks can be redeemed for gift cards to a variety of stores, from everyday destinations like Target and Starbucks to high-end merchants like Tiffany and Co., Coach, and the Ritz-Carlton. You can also redeem kicks for specific products, like MAC eyeshadow, magazine subscriptions, electronics, and even a cruise vacation! Kicks can add up quickly — for example, we earned 100 kicks for scanning a jar of peanuts on our shopping trip, and 500 kicks will net you a $2 Target gift card. It’s an easy way to put a little money in your pocket!
If you’re already a ShopKick user, we’d love to hear your opinions on it in the comments below! Love it? Hate it? Sound off below!
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