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When you open the app you can see how many “kicks” you can receive for either walking into the store and/or scanning products once your in the store. You can get Kicks for both.
As you can see on the home screen above you can earn 135 kicks for scanning products at CVS. Whereas at Costco you can earn 35 kicks just for walking into the store and another 125 for scanning products. JC Penney is very similar but they offer you more kicks (75) just to walk in. Each store has a different amount of kicks they offer per day – and the stores and amount of kicks can change each day. There are TONS of stores you can earn kicks at just for walking into.
So how this app works is once you walk into a store you will open the app. I always just kind of stand at the entrance by the doors when I do this. The app will use the location of your phone to see what store your at. You will hear a chime-like sound once it has located you and a blue circle saying “Hi (whoever you are)” will appear and show you the number of kicks you just received.
Then if you want you can scan products for kicks. I don’t usually go hunting for the products – I will do a once-over of the list and just scan products I know I will already be by when I shop (if I even remember to do this).
I will say that if i’m only a few kicks away from a reward – I will almost always hunt a product down to scan because it’s usually really easy find them and I want to hit my reward.
Now for the fun part – the rewards! I usually do not sit on my kicks for too long before cashing them in – basically once I hit a reward minimum I will cash them in. It’s almost always for a Target Gift Card (helps me a lot when I coupon there).
So 500 kicks gets you a $2.00 Target gift card. I know it’s nothing to write home about – but think about it for a second. All you do is walk into stores, get kicks for being at the store you were already going to be at, then cash in those kicks for gift cards. You literally get paid for going places you were already planning on going to! It’s great!
Once you cash in your reward you will go to the “Rewards” tab and click on “my rewards” and you will see your gift card sitting there. You simply click on it and have the cashier scan the bar code to use it.
Plus it’s a pretty fast turn around. I have walked into Target before – redeemed my kicks for a gift card at Target once my “walk-ins” registered – went about my shopping – and used that same reward when I checked out.
You can sign up for Shopkick Here.
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