Shopkick is a free location-based rewards application available for the iPhone and Android platforms. Users can earn “kickbucks” (rewards) when they check-in at participating businesses and also when they scan the barcodes on specific products.
How Shopkick Works
Users can simply open the Shopkick application and it will show nearby retailers offering a large number of kickbucks for walking in, where to earn a few for checking in and what partner brand products are available to scan for additional kickbucks.
Customers can earn more kickbucks by scanning specific products. The kickbucks can then be redeemed for items such as iTunes gift cards, restaurant vouchers, retail gift cards, Facebook Credits, movie tickets, or products including a 3D Sony Bravia HDTV.
Stores may also send Shopkick users exclusive store incentives and discounts for extra savings.
How Many Stores Partner With Shopkick?
The number changes all the time as the app grows in popularity. Currently some of the major stores offering rewards to users who visit includes: Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, American Eagle, Sports Authority, Target, Wet Seal and major Simon malls, in 18 major markets.
Currently the majority of businesses nationwide qualify for check-in rewards.
How Many Rewards Can You Earn?
Unlike some apps that offer a little bit of nothing, Shopkick has a pretty impressive rewards system.
- There are currently are more than 1,100 retail locations nationwide that offer high-value rewards for visiting (usually 60-200 kickbucks).
- Smaller rewards are offered for “checking in” to more than 3 million businesses across the nation (usually one to two kickbucks)
How Much Can You Earn Scanning Brands?
Scanning partner brand products from Kraft Foods, HP, Proctor & Gamble, and Unilever at any store where they are in-stock will usually reward 10-20 kickbucks.
What About Deals and Offers?
Companies will often offer many deals or coupons for their store.
Examples of deals:
- American Eagle frequently offers 15 percent off a purchase.
- Currently there is a Target coupon for GE light bulbs which will make them FREE – read more about that