My newest shopping obsession is an app called Shopkick. It’s free in the app store, and I downloaded it a few weeks ago but just recently tried it out. Unfortunately no Dollar Tree in the Shopkick app or I would have been tried it out much sooner. I wanted to test it before I talked about it to recommend to all my blog readers. It’s surprisingly easy to use, and actually kind of , dare I say, fun. I thought it would be a great little addition to your Holiday shopping while you are out in the stores already!
Once you download the app you will have to create an account. It was quick and painless, and in an instant I was exploring the app. Before I had a chance to get into a listed store, I would randomly open the app and would receive a surprise “kick” (what the app calls points).
I finally got a chance to go for a little scavenger hunt around Walmart. The app tells you what stores in your area have kicks, but you must have your location turned on in your phone in order for it to work.
There were more kicks available for Walmart but there were several other area stores that had a few. For some stores you can earn kicks by just walking in. I followed the instructions to launch the app while walking in, and sure enough while I was approaching the front doors, the notification came up to let me know I had earned my 35 walk in kicks.
While traveling through the store, Shopkick has made it really easy by dividing the products available to scan into categories. I really liked that I didn’t have to think about that on my own! I could go right over to the grocery section, personal care, toys, etc. and get all the scans in an orderly fashion. It was surprisingly easy how quickly I was able to find the products to scan. Seeing the product image helps a lot with that too.