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Shopkick Black Friday Offers: Earn 10,000+ Kicks

7:58 PM MST
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Yeah! Shopkick, a FREE Android and iPhone app that gives you access to exclusive deals to stores like Best Buy, Target, Macy’s & Toys ‘R Us, is offering up some great offers. To take advantage of all these great offers (and to snag a free $25 gift certificate!), you simply need to download the app for FREE by clicking here.

Once you have successfully downloaded the app, be sure to check out the Black Friday offers that will allow you to earn extra kickbacks in the next few days…

* On Black Friday, visit Toys“R”Us and get 500 walk-in kicks. You’ll also get 300 walk-in kicks at Simon Malls, Crate&Barrel, Macy’s*, Target*, Arden B, Wet Seal and West Elm on Black Friday. *Select regions only, check app to see if your local store is walk-in enabled

* Shopkick is also doubling walk-in kicks for Black Friday VIPs. Starting Black Friday, 500 kick walk-ins double to 1,000 kicks and 300 kick walk-ins turn into 600. And, they’ll continue doubling kicks on Saturday and Sunday. To score your Black Friday VIP Pass, get 5 friends to join Shopkick….you’ll get 100 kicks for each friend that joins + the double kicks on Black Friday weekend walk-ins.

* Buy & Collect
 1,000s of kicks 
with your own
 credit card. Just link your eligible Visa® debit or credit card and collect thousands of kicks when you Buy & Collect. Spend $100 at Old Navy and receive 1,000 kicks. Spend $100 at Toys”R”Us and collect 800 kicks. Find your new Kicks Bank in My Stuff.  Keep in mind that you will need to upgrade to Shopkick version 2.3 (which is free, of course), find Buy & Collect Linking in the app under Settings, and then use your linked Visa card at participating stores.

Not familiar with Shopkick?!

Shopkick is a FREE location-based shopping app that gives you rewards and offers simply for walking into stores, for scanning products, and for signing up friends. Once you are a Shopkick user, you can collect kickbucks and bonuses at millions of stores and restaurants in America by doing the following…

* Checking in: You can collect kickbucks for checking in to stores and restaurants across the country.

* Walking in: Collect kickbucks just for WALKING INTO Old Navy, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, American Eagle, Sports Authority, Target, Wet Seal and more. Plus, you’ll get exclusive shopkick deals at those stores that will save you big bucks, and give you kickbucks.

* Scanning: Collect kickbucks by scanning products with your phone at 250,000 different stores in America.

You can then redeem your kickbucks for rewards like iTunes gift cards, restaurant vouchers, Best Buy/Target/Macy’s/American Eagle/Sports Authority gift cards, Facebook Credits, movie tickets, True Religion jeans, a Coach handbag, or a 3D 55” Sony Bravia HDTV. You can even donate your kickbucks to 30 different causes!

If you are currently a Shopkick user, let us know what you think of this app!

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  • Stefanie says:

    When I got this app awhile back, it sucked down so much of my phone battery that I had to delete it.

  • Melony says:

    does it require the stores to have wifi? I have an Ipod touch that I downloaded it onto…

    • Delilah says:

      Yes it does require wifi. My mall has wifi so I’m able to use it in the mall. I know Macy’s just put wifi in their stores too.

  • LaDonna says:

    This app uses a lot a battery power on the iphone 3GS, but it’s been fun to use so far. I live about 2 miles from the mall and I collect tons of kicks daily without even leaving my house.

      • nwbargainsDana says:

        You can earn Kicks from home or anywhere else, just by updating your location and clicking on the green bubble with a star in the middle. Or in the case of this week, a turkey with a star in the middle.

        You also earn Kicks to Level Up by just by tapping the store name. You will notice an orange +1 next to the level bar. Those Kicks affect your level only, not your total point count.

  • Alicia says:

    Love Shopkick!
    Have already gotten a few Target gift cards for checking into places!

  • Yen says:

    If anyone wants to join shopkick please use my link We will both get 100 kicks for your signup. TIA

  • Laura says:

    So far I really like Shopkick and have not noticed it affecting my battery life much. You can earn kicks without leaving your home by taking advantage of instant surprises for stores close by your house. You simply click on instant surprise, and you get 1 kick. This can be done daily.

    My personal link is, if you’d like to sign up and earn us both 100 kicks.

  • Kris says:

    I cannot for the life of me get the kicks for entering the store (like Best Buy, etc.) What is the secret? I have the app open, stand in the entrance, and nothing. I’ve tried wifi and cell, no luck. Thanks in advance!

    • Nilya says:

      I have the same situation!

    • Heidi German says:

      I think it depends on the store and if their transmitter is working. I tried today because Best Buy had 110 walk-in kicks, but I couldn’t get it to work. Come to think of it, I’ve never had any luck getting walk-ins at that particular store! But yet last weekend I was in a Best Buy in AZ and the walk-in worked just fine.

      It’s seriously annoying that the walk-ins won’t work, especially when they’re for such high point values! I made a special trip to Best Buy specifically to get kicks and then it didn’t work. :(

    • nwbargainsDana says:

      Only stores that display the Shopkick transmitter at the entrance are eligible for Walk Ins. I have been participating in Shopkick for quite a while & have only checked in once, on accident, while on the Freeway. BTW, I was not the driver!

  • Stacey says:

    I would love for someone to sign up under me. My friends never do these types of things. they want me to show them how to save money, but never sign up for the deals! My link is
    if anyone wants to help me out. Thanks!!

  • Dorothy says:

    Me too how do we get it. I was at walmart turn on the app and was looking for how to check into the store? Please anyone let me know thanks

    • nwbargainsDana says:

      From my experience,not a lot of stores have the ‘Walk in’ transponder. I have never found one, but I do not live in a large city.

      To ‘Sign In’ you tap the upper left of your Shopkick screen {where the light blue “cross walk” looking person/symbol appears } when you are at the entrance of a store that displays the Shopkick transponder.

      I am a ShopKick Elite member & would also love it if you would like to sign up under me :) my link is:

      We will both receive 100 Shopkicks after you join!

  • melissa says:

    I will have to give this a try…thanks Collin!

  • Dawn says:

    Today was day one with shopkick. Yesterday I couldn’t get the friend promo code to work so I was unable to get the 100 kicks for joining. Today I tried Toys r us and was able to find one of the three items and scan for kicks. It did work! Yay…..then I went to Target where I had major trouble. Nothing would scan. Oh well! What are u gonna do? This is my link if anyone would like to use it! Line592

    Happy Shopping!

  • rebecca says:

    Does anyone know how this compares to Checkpoints? I have been using that for almost a month and have gotten one $10 Amazon gc and I’m already half way to a second. Is it hard to rack up points and does it require a lot of points for rewards? TIA! :D

  • Dawn says:

    I’ve been using it for awhile it is easy and so far every thing has scanned great. But I do have problems getting the kicks for walk ins. They have great customer service though. Now if I could just remember to use the app. My sign up link is

  • dani says:

    Thanks for the gift card Collin! Now I just have to get to Walmart today, that could be a problem. I am anti crazy shoppers! :) Just a thought for anyone who may forget to use or check in with shopkicks, you could set your reminder app on the iphone. It will alert you when you are near a location, I have a reminder set for a local bookstore and every time I drive past it sounds an alarm and gives me a message to look for a specific book for the hubby. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • thefrugalette says:

    I’m beyond frustrated with this app. Ive walked into Old navy back and forth 5 times and it couldnt find me. I emailed them, and never heard back. I was in another Old navy store, different location and again it couldnt find me when I entered, I looked ridiculous going in and out the store. loool

  • missvp says:

    I just downloaded the app, let’s see how good it works on Black Friday, if anyone wants a referral link, here’s mine:


  • Paulina says:

    I have not received the text messages to download the app and all, does it take a long time? :(

  • Cindy says:

    Anyone know how kicks it takes to get a gift card?

  • Alicia says:

    Sometimes it’s the connection with the internet thats the problem. I know randomly at old navy I will have a problem checking in and other times it’s super easy. I usually just refresh a couple of times and it works just fine.
    If you need a referral link mine is

  • sarah says:

    i already have the app can i send some one that has the app also an invite or do they have to be first timers to the app?

  • Crystal says:

    I just read an article about shopkick and the transmitters at the entrance are only in about 80 cities at the moment. Unless you live in a major city you won’t get walk in points. It’s still a great app because you can still do the scans and as quick as this is catching on I’m sure they will constantly be adding cities.

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