Monday, February 15, 2016

Shopkick App

Hey all!!

I was introduced to this new app a few months ago. I ran into a friend who told me you could gain credits on this app, in exchange for gift cards, no purchases necessary.  I was a little skeptical, but played around with it anyway.

I even went as far to get an electronic gift card through this app, and it worked. SOOOO, now I am here to give you a review and school you about the Shopkick app.

 In the app, the goal is collect "kicks". Kicks are like points. You can earn them by simply having the app open when you walk into a store, by scanning certain items at the stores, and/or by simply making purchases at the stores. 

 I have noticed, that the more you participate, the less options you will have to gain kicks. For instance, I no longer get kicks for walking into my grocery store, and the list of items I can scan for kicks, is not as long as it used to be. BUT, I do get 1 kick for every $2 I spend in there. (Yes, you do have to hook up your credit/debit card for this method of kick collecting to work) So, simply just by grocery shopping, I can easily earn over 50 kicks.

You can click on the "Deals" tab to see sales that are going on in the stores local to you.

On the "products" page, it shows groupings of items that are popular right now, the prices and where you can buy them.  You can click on the like heart icon, to save it, so you can refer to later, if you happen to go to that store.

I have found a trick with these groupings on the products tab. If you click on each collection, about every 2 or 3 collections, scroll all the way to the bottom, and you will see an envelope that you can click to ear 1 kick. I have noticed that each day, the app created about 5 new "product" groupings. So every few days, I will go through them all and collect as many Surprise Kicks as I can. ( see below)

Once you collect a certain amount of kicks, you can earn Rewards. I typically collect Kicks, so I can gain a gift card, available on my phone, for 2 of my most shopped stores like Target and Walmart. You can then just have the cashier scan your e-gift card right from your phone. 
I tried to claim a Walmart card for my first time, as I seem to have the most trouble with them with coupons...IT WORKED!!! No issues.  Took $5 off my order without a problem.
 There is also a screen where you can see how and when you earned your kicks.

All in all, I am really liking this app. If there are a lot of things to scan at a store, I can give my kicks the phone and send them off to scan for me. Each time I grocery shop I automatically earn large amounts of kicks. And best of all, once you hit a certain amount, you have a money off coupon waiting for you to use, anytime you need.

I highly suggest you download this app today and try it out, if you are a frugal shopper like me.
Happy Kicks hunting!!!!