App of the Week – Shopkick
Published on April 13, 2017
Is heading to the store for some retail therapy your idea of a perfect day? Or does the thought of browsing the aisles for new clothes make you break out in anxious sweats?
Whether you love shopping or hate it, there’s an easy way to make heading to the store a more valuable, rewarding, and all-around enjoyable experience: Just start using Shopkick!
The Shopkick app turns going to the stores that you already frequent into a sort-of mobile game, complete with plenty of appetizing incentives and rewards. All you need to do is sign up for the app and head for the mall!
Once you’re in a participating store, you can earn “kicks,” or points, for all sorts of actions; besides getting kicks for visiting, you can earn them for scanning items, making purchases with your linked credit card, or submitting a receipt. You can also earn kicks for easy in-app tasks, like inviting friends to join or even watching ads. As your kicks add up, you can redeem them for gift cards for your favorite stores, including Starbucks and Sephora.
And with dozens of major retailers and brands partnered up with the app, you can be sure that you’ll get plenty of mileage – and lots of sweet, sweet kicks – without having to really change your shopping habits at all.