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 tabs to sort by: Store, Area, or All. You can also tap the flag icon with the 3 lines on it to filter for what you want instantly: editor’s books, promos & deals, products and more. To refresh the screen, just pull down the screen (from the middle) and release.
Let’s take a look at the Target store. To change the store you are in, just tap on the name at the top and you’ll be returned to the main screen. You can also tap the down arrow on the right side to list the stores on the screen. Once you have Target selected, you’ll see the following info listed directly under the store name: # of kicks you will get next time you walk into Target, the number of kicks you can earn by scanning products in the store, and the # of kicks you can earn when you buy items on your phone from Target thru Shopkick. The last number on the far right next to a heart represents anything you’ve tapped on as your favorites.
When you’re browsing thru Target, check out “Deals & Finds” – tap on this and it will bring up the Big Deal Book with your Shopkick coupons. You can browse thru these by swiping to the left, 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 located at the bottom of the screen, and up will come a coupon & bar code for the cashier to scan. The expiration date is located in the circle on each coupon.
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.
USING THE BARCODE SCANNER
You can also scan products to earn kicks. From Target’s home screen, click on the blue bar code icon. Note the number next to it, this is the current number of kicks you can earn scanning products. Just tap on it and choose the product you want to scan.
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see how many kicks you can get if you scan that product, tap on that number and a screen comes up showing where to align the bar code. Once the window is aligned and in focus, Shopkick automatically scans the product. If it says its not a match, it could be the wrong size or color so try a different one. Kicks can add up fast this way!
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. You can also make purchases right from your phone once your card is linked!
To link your card, tap on the flag icon with the 3 lines on it in the top right corner. Then tap where it says Buy 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. Earn 3 kicks for every $1 spent in Target books. You do not need to open the Shopkick app on your phone during the transaction, your kicks will show up in your piggy bank within 3 days and are ready after the 60-day return period.
To check out rewards you can earn with Shopkick are listed under your profile. Just tap on your profile in the top left corner of the home screen and scroll down to Browse Rewards. The kicks needed for each reward are listed underneath the item. When you’re ready to redeem a reward, just tap on it and review the details on the next screen. Then tap on the blue bar at the bottom, “I want this” – this is final so be sure its what you want. You can read more about how Shopkick works on their help page HERE.
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!