Shopkick is a free mobile app for both iPhone and Android devices that rewards shoppers from the moment that they walk into a participating store (participating stores include Target, American Eagle Outfitters, Toys’R’Us, Macy’s, Best Buy, Wet Seal, and Old Navy). That’s right – Shopkick rewards you just for just walking into any participating store! All you have to do is show up to shop, and you are instantly compensated with credits (or “kicks”) for doing so. How easy is that? Each participating store is outfitted with equipment that picks up signals from smartphones that have Shopkick installed on them, so you don’t have to worry about filling out applications, and you are awarded points regardless of whether or not you go on to make a purchase. This feature alone makes Shopkick a must have product, but the rewards of downloading and using it don’t stop there.
If you link your Visa or Mastercard account to your Shopkick account, you can get even more kicks for using your cards to make purchases. Kicks can be redeemed for items ranging from cups of coffee at Starbucks to designer clothing at stores such as Tiffany’s. Shopkick has proved to be immensely popular since it was launched a little over three years ago – three million people have downloaded it so far, and new users continue to download it every month. If you frequently go shopping and can use any help whatsoever in saving money and cutting corners, Shopkick may be ideal for your needs.