What is Shopkick?
Shopkick is a rewards app game. You earn free gift cards just by walking into stores and scanning barcodes. You earn points, called kicks, and can cash them in for gift cards. It was founded in 2009 but started to gain popularity around 2013. It’s free to register and start using. There is a large selection of reward options.
How You Earn Kicks
Entering a Store- There are stores associated with shop kick that give you between 30 and 100 kicks just for entering the store.
Online Kicks- There are some stores where you can earn kicks online. There are sometimes specials where instead of (for example) 2/$1 kicks you can earn 10/$1. It’s worth checking out if you are going to be purchasing something online for sure!
Scan a Specific Item- There are specific items listed for some stores that when you scan them you get kicks (10 kicks is average)
Buying an Item- You can earn kicks by purchasing certain items at a participating store. The number of kicks you get depends on the store that you are at.
Refer Friends- you can earn kicks by getting friends to sign up (speaking of, if you’d like to you my referral code it’s EARN457515)
Connecting a Credit Card- it isn’t required, however it will allow you to earn kicks on qualified purchases.
To Get Started
1. Download from Google Play or iTunes
2. Go shopping and refer friends for more points
3. Use your kicks to earn a reward like a coffee or save for more expensive items.
Where Are The Rewards Good At?
You can use rewards to get several different things at different price levels. Gift Card options include:
American Eagle Outfitters
Crate and Barrel
Tiffanys (yep, even Tiffanys however this one is a $300 gift card and will require 75,000 kicks)
Is It Legit?
Yes! It does take some time if you want to save up kicks for a decent gift card, but it’s totally legit and you’ll receive your reward. I was speaking to someone recently who used their rewards to get gift cards to give out as Christmas presents. Hey, work smarter not harder!
What’s Cool About It
It’s easy. You can earn kicks just by visiting a store, you can also make it seem like a scavenger hunt to look for the items to scan. There’s not a lot of hassle to it which makes it nice. You have the option of earning kicks both in store and online which is convenient. No, you won’t become a millionaire off of it or get actual cash back but the gift card offerings are pretty sweet.