Shopkick Now Available on Apple’s App Store


Shopkick is now available at Apple’s App Store. It will be coming to Android soon as well. What is Shopkick?

“shopkick is the first mobile app that gives you rewards and offers simply for walking into stores. You can collect kickbucks and bonuses at nearly all places around you.”

Shopkick offers a number of rewards just for shopping in your local stores. You’ll be able to earn rewards at one of Best Buy’s participating stores, and can earn more rewards by offering your phone number at checkout. Macy’s is going to offer Shopkick rewards soon, as are a number of other retailers. Shopkick points can be redeemed for Best Buy or Sports Authority gift cards, Facbook credits, donations to causes, and more. You don’t have to make a purchase to get points. You just have to physically be inside of a participating retailer. Check-in is automatic and fraud-resistant. You can earn additional points by scanning promotional items with your mobile phone.

The program is scheduled to launch tomorrow. You get a couple of startup “kickbucks” just for installing the app. I see a few retailers near me are participating, so I’ll be swinging by to see just how easy it is to earn points. I imagine you’ll get more mileage out of an iPhone, but I am going to try it out on an iPad too. If you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, New York City or Chicago you get first crack at Shopkick. Additional markets including Dallas, Miami and Minneapolis will be available by October.

If you live in one of the target areas, go ahead and install the app and check it out. You can also go to to learn more.

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