Say hello to Shopkick! Today, for the most part, we shop online. We can sit in the comfort of our own home and search the web for unique products, consumer reviews, and better prices than we can find in stores.
For a few years now we have seen the amount of items one can get online grow exponentially. You can order shampoo and groceries from CVS.com and Pea Pod grocery delivery service and have them delivered to you in a few days. So how do retailers get us off our lazy butts and back into their stores?
That is where Shopkick comes in. This new app for android and iPhone rewards you with "kickbucks" just for walking into a store. Talk about incentive. You get points, I kid you not, for just walking in the door, not even buying anything. Once you are in the store, if you scan a barcode with your mobile device you get even more kickbucks.
Okay, okay I know at this point you are wondering..."so what, mythical kickbucks, what will these do for me?" Hold on to your knickers because you can use them for actual merchandise! Collect enough kickbucks (which may I remind you, you don't even have to buy anything to collect) and you can redeem them for anything from iTunes gift cards, restaurant vouchers, Best Buy/Target/Macy’s/American Eagle/Sports Authority gift cards, Facebook Credits, movie tickets, or if you go all out, True Religion jeans, a Coach handbag, or a 3D 55” Sony Bravia HDTV.
So get off your butt go to the mall and turn a day of window shopping into a pair of True Religion jeans! Will you be downloading this app?