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A recently released iPhone and Android customer rewards app called Shopkick has gone nationwide in a number popular retail chains in America. Unlike other rewards programs, Shopkick provides users rewards points for simply walking into a supported store.

With Shopkick installed on your iPhone, you launch the app when you walk into a supporting store and the Shopkick app process will reward you with what they call “kicks”. The app lists nearby retailers in your geolocation, and the number of walk-in kick points you will receive when you walk into the store. There are limits, however, to the number of times you will receive kicks for walking into the same store.

You can get additional rewards for inviting your friends via the Shopkick app or your Facebook account. Users can earn 25000 kicks for each friend that joins Shopkick. Regular sample rewards include 25 kicks for a 1 Facebook Credit, 500+ kicks for a Best Buy gift card, and 6250000 kicks for a Princess Cruises trip.

The Shopkick app was launched in 2010 and used in a handful of US states, but now it has gone nationwide. Supporting store chains include Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Crate&Barrel, The Sports Authority, Old Navy, and Toys “R” Us.


Shopkick claims that inside of 18 months over 3 million people have used the app. It also claims that it has driven over $110 million in revenue for brands and retailers.

Shopkick is available for free for iPhone and Android phones. Visit this page to register and get the direct links to the app.


  1. Charlie
    August 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I like ShopKick when I get easy opportunities! Being in between jobs has not been easy and I really enjoy doing the missions for some of the other guys. My favorite newbie is iPoll. I have it on my iPhone and my wife on her android.

    Just yesterday, I got to do some really cool things for the Olympics at a local restaurant! Last week I went on a secret mission into a Target store and snapped a picture of a yoplait yogurt. The company is pretty good about catching cheaters so be careful!

    All in all I have made $480 on iPoll and but only points for rewards on ShopKick.

    A couple others that I downloaded and am starting to use lately; Gigwalk and CheckPoints! Some missions, discounts, no real cash rewards either

  2. Paul Werner
    May 26, 2012 at 1:22 am

    This article is wrong. You don't get 25,000 kicks per friend that joins you get 50 kicks. Now when you get 25 friends to join then your next walk in will be worth 25,000 kicks.

    Please go to my link so I can get closer to that 25,000 kick walk in by signing up with my link:

    • Bakari Chavanu
      May 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Hey Paul, thanks for that correction. But look at the next to last screenshot and it says, "Earn 25000 for each friend that joins shopkick." That's where I got the information." I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm saying that's where I got the info.

      • Paul Werner
        May 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm

        Ah, I gotcha, I never seen that in the Android version. If I could add a screenshot to my posts on here I'd show you. On the invite page in Shopkick (at least on Android) it says the following:

        You Get:
        When 25 friends join shopkick and walkin to a store you get 25,000 kicks!

        Friends Get:
        Your friend also gets 50 kicks!

        Now this used to be worded differently (since I've been using Shopkick for a little over a year now) and all I've ever gotten as soon as they signed up was 50 kicks.

        I could also see how even on Android it can be a bit confusing though, like does that mean 25 friends join and they all have to walk in somewhere for you to get 25,000 kicks or do you get these after 25 join and then you walk in somewhere. Strange but I do love using Shopkick. I'm sitting at 66,884 kicks as of today and I really want to earn a bigger reward

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