November 19, 2012

Get a KICK out of this!

Maybe I'm late to the party, but I found this awesome app on my phone the other day that I just HAVE to share with you all.  Ok, I can't take all the credit, my husband told me about it.  But as soon as I downloaded it, I was hooked.  And by the way, it's FREE!

It's called Shopkick.  Have you guys heard of it?  All you have to do (once you download the app) is go shopping.  Sweet, right?  When you walk into Target, pull out your phone and open the app.  It magically recognizes that you're in Target and gives you "kicks" (points, basically).  You don't even have to buy anything, you just get kicks for being in the store.  And then you can save your kicks and redeem them for something.  I am currently saving up for a Target gift card.  I get 100 kicks every time I step into Target (which we all know is a lot) and it only takes 500 kicks for a Target gift card.  It doesn't say how much the gift card is worth so I will let you know when I get it.  I'm thinking probably $5, but still, it's free money!

Tyler is saving up for a Fandango gift card so he can take me out on a date night to the movies for free.  His kind of date ;)  There are tons of other things you can use your kicks for though.  Starbucks, Old Navy, Best Buy, Shutterfly and much more!

You can get kicks at pretty much every store in the mall so that's an easy way to get lots of quick kicks.  It can tell where you are and let you know what stores near you will give you kicks.  Oh, I love technology!  Now I don't have tons of time to just walk around earning kicks.  But for me, just getting the 100 kicks every time I go to Target is awesome.

There are other ways to get kicks too.  Tyler said when he was at Target the other day, it said if he took a picture of some Christmas lights, he would get kicks.  He was in a hurry so he didn't do it.  But how cool is that?  Obviously they're hoping you buy some lights, but you don't have to.

I have to admit, I haven't done this much yet.  I was going to wait to share this until I was an expert and could answer your questions.  But with a big shopping weekend coming up, I wanted to share it with you all so you could get out there and get some kicks and start earning some gift cards!  So I'm sure there is a lot more to it that I don't even know yet!

If you do want to sign up, you should go through this link RIGHT HERE and I will get some extra kicks.  I did not get paid to write this or anything like that.  My husband told me to download the app since he knows how much I go to Target and now I'm hooked.  Let me know what you all think!  And if you already use it, let me know what I'm missing!

Oh, one last thing...I just started following @shopkick on Twitter and it looks like they're going to have some deals this week for Black Friday.  They're kicking it off today with 200 kicks for going to Target instead of 100.  That gets you almost halfway to a gift card!



  1. How awesome! I must get this app for my phone.
    I LOVE target. Every time I go, I never walk out of there empty handed. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Very cool! My phone is too oldschool to participate lol...but sounds neat!!

  3. This is the best app ever! If you just check if everyday you get gift cards!

  4. My friend told me about it back in August and omg its awesome!! :) glad you discovered it too!

  5. That's sweet! I'll have to see if I can get it when I eventually get a new phone.. lol.

  6. Is there a restriction on how many times in a day you can check into a store? lol there are days where I need to run to target more than once! ;) This app could be dangerous, or just awesome! Newest follower here, came over from Shanna's! :)

  7. Great post! Your blog is cute and I am now following you!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  8. This sounds really cool - I will have to try it cuz Lord knows I love me some Target, haha!