Shopkick is a FREE mobile app for both Android and iPhone users. One of the best things I like about Shopkick are the Target Coupons but there is a lot more to this app like opportunities to earn rewards, so I thought I would do a post letting you know about all the great features and hopefully help you on your way to making the most of this app.
With this app, shoppers can collect points or “kicks” and exchange them for cool rewards including Target Gift Cards. Plus, you can get 50 Bonus Kicks when you sign up HERE. Once you sign up, you will then receive a text message with a link to download the app. Once the app is downloaded, the kicks will automatically be added to your account. Now lets take a closer look at how you can earn, access coupons and much more…
When you open Shopkick, you will see a stack of Lookbooks, which are just like catalogs. You can swipe thru these to find the store you want or you can tap on the tab above to show them in list format and then scroll. To return to the stack format, just tap at the bottom of the screen.
Let’s take a look at Target’s Lookbooks. Notice the kicks value and the lock symbol in the top right corner. Tap on it and then choose a Lookbook to browse thru. As you swipe thru the stack, you’ll notice the bar at top move. This unlocks the kicks for your next walk-in.
MARKING FAVORITES AND MORE
If you see something you like and want to mark it as a favorite, just drag it down into the slot at the bottom. A pink heart will come up and now Shopkick will remind you about this item the next time you’re in the store.
For more information about any item, just tap on the image only and any available details will come up as well as the option again to mark as a favorite or email/text to a friend.
As you go thru these stacks, watch for the instant surprises! You can tap on the star to open. When you finish one Lookbook, another one will open automatically. You can exit at any time by clicking on the arrow at top left.
When you go thru Target’s Lookbooks, watch for the “big deal book” –this book has your Shopkick coupons. You can browse thru these, but remember to wait until you are at the register to use the coupons- they expire 12 hours after tapping the word “use”. Once you are at the register – tap the words Use This Deal, and up will come a coupon & bar code for the cashier to scan.
For more details about an individual offer including any exclusions, just tap on the image only and any available details will come up. You can also find a complete list of Shopkick coupons on the blog along with any manufacturer’s coupons that match up on my Target Coupon Page.
OUT & ABOUT – FINDING KICKS NEARBY
Shopkick can also tell you how many kicks you can get from nearby stores. Just pull on the blue tab at the bottom, labeled “Finding kicks….” This will pull up all the stores nearby and show you how many kicks available at each one. Remember, you can always increase the number of kicks by looking thru the Lookbooks at home beforehand.
You can also use this map to get fast access to your favorite store. For example, if you tap on the Target Logo at the top of the screen, the blue circles where Target is located will be highlighted. Choose the store you want to go to, and it will open right up to your Lookbooks again. If you are already at Target, ready to walk-in, just open your Shopkick app, and it will automatically recognize you and award you kicks for walking in. NOTE: If you have already collected your kicks, it will tell you.
HINT: If the wi-fi connection is weak and Shopkick is having trouble, you can pull on the blue tab and then look at the bottom left corner for the compass icon. Tap on it and this will refresh the screen and hopefully reconnect you. I have noticed that one of my Target stores frequently has trouble. When this doesn’t work, and I walk-in anyway, Shopkick tells me that I will get my kicks as soon as the reception improves which is exactly what happens.
USING THE BARCODE SCANNER
When you have the screen of nearby stores up, tap on a Target location. The next screen will have a barcode icon at the top left corner with the number of kicks you can collect if you scan all the items in the list. Just tap on it and choose the product you want to scan. A screen comes up showing where to align the bar code and as soon as its set, Shopkick automatically scans the product. If it says its not a match, it could be the wrong size or color. Just try a different one.
BUY & COLLECT KICKS
Another way to collect kicks, is to link your Mastercard or Visa to your Shopkick app (if its a debit card, you must be able to choose the CREDIT option for the purchase to earn kicks). And, you can now get Bonus Kicks for qualifying purchases at Target using your linked Mastercard or Visa card.
To link your card, go to your profile by selecting the icon in the top left corner on the main page. Then tap the gear icon on the right side and choose settings. Now tap on Buy & Collect to link your card and follow the prompts. Your linked card account number is not saved by shopkick and is managed through Mastercard’s and Visa’s secure sites.
Once your Visa or Mastercard is linked in Shopkick, you’ll get kicks just for making purchases with this card. You do not need to open the Shopkick app on your phone during the transaction, you will receive your kicks automatically within a few days.
Before you can redeem your Buy & Collect kicks, they are temporarily “banked” in the profile kicks bank during the store’s return period. You will receive a notification to your phone when the kicks are available and added to your account. For more details about Buy & Collect Kicks, just click on the “i” symbol on the screen.
You can choose a reward to save for and Shopkick will keep track of your progress and remind you when you walk into the store. Just tap on the gift icon at top middle of the home screen. Scroll thru to select a reward and the points needed will come up. You can change your reward at any time, just click on the gift icon again and then click edit at top right. You’ll also notice that your total number of kicks accumulated will be listed under the icon.
When you’re ready to redeem your reward, just tap on the white gift icon in the top right corner. Select your reward and review the details on the next screen. When you’re ready, tap on the blue bar at the bottom, “I want this” – this is final so be sure its what you want. To access your reward, you can check “My Stuff” in your Profile. To access your Profile, just tap on the figure in the upper left corner of the welcome screen.
You can also learn more about Shopkick by checking out The FAQs & Rules section. Shopkick has made this section a fun and easy reference so you may want to browse thru it or just use it when you have a specific question. From your profile, tap on the settings icon in the top right corner. Scroll down past the Tour Video to The FAQs & Rules.
Shopkick has many great features and you can maximize your “kicks” by taking advantage of all of them. Sign up HERE and start earning your rewards & using those Target coupons!