Get a FREE $5 Gift Card with Shopkick – Pick From Target, Amazon & More (Team Favorite App!)

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Score sweet deals AND a free gift card!🎉

The Shopkick app is one of our favorite shopping sidekicks! Not only can you score some serious cash back by shopping at your favorite retailers, but you can also earn kicks just by simply walking into stores or when scanning barcodes while browsing. Plus, for a limited time, new Shopkick users can score $5 in free kicks when they sign up with our exclusive invite code HIP2SAVE5 and earn ten kicks within the first 14 days.

Select stores offer up to 150 kicks just for walking in so you’re sure to get those 10 kicks + score a free gift card of your choice in no time! 🙌🏼

You can add your code within your first seven days by clicking on the “Friend Referral” banner or in your user profile screen. To find your user profile screen, simply tap the person icon in the top left, and then click on ‘Have a code?’ Enter the invite code and then click on ‘Apply code’ and you’ll see a pop-up stating ‘Earn 10 kicks within 14 days to claim your 1,250 kick welcome bonus.’ Awesome!

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It’s easy to earn a free gift card!

  • Download the FREE Shopkick app available for iOS or Android
  • Fill out your personal information
  • Go through the Shopkick tutorial (or press Skip)
  • Click on the “Friend Referral” banner at the top
  • Or, tap the person icon on the top left of the app and then click on ‘Have a code’
  • Enter invite code HIP2SAVE5
  • Earn at least 10 kicks within 14 days and you’ll automatically receive the free $5 bonus!

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Check out even more easy ways to earn rewards…

  • Walk into stores and earn kicks right at the entrance of select partner stores.
  • Scan barcodes of select products – look for select products in-store and earn kicks when you scan barcodes using their in-app scanner.
  • Purchase with a linked credit card to earn kicks for every dollar you spend at select partner stores.
  • Purchase select items and submit your receipt through the app to earn kicks.
  • Shop online through Shopkick and earn on your purchases.
  • Log into your app!
  • Complete tasks in the Discover section.

Hip-Tip: Need a quick way to figure out the conversion of kicks to cash? Every 250 kicks = $1 so grab that calculator, take the amount of kicks you’ll receive and simply divide by 250 for your dollar amount!

Here’s how you can save real $ with Shopkick this week at Kroger…

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Buy Scott and Jon’s Frozen Rice Bowl Meals $4.49 (regularly $4.99)
Get back 700 Kicks via Shopkick = $2.80 back (limit 3 for each variety)
Final cost $1.69!

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Buy Snuggle Blue Sparkle Fabric Softener 32 oz $3.99
Less $1 each when you buy 5 or more mega sale items
Pay $2.99
Get back 400 Kicks via Shopkick = $1.60 back (limit 1)
Final cost $1.39 !

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Why Shopkick?

In addition to being a totally free location-based shopping app, Shopkick allows you to earn rewards that can be redeemed for retail gift cards. You’ll even earn points just for logging into the app.

Earning points is as easy as just walking into your favorite stores, scanning items, and/or buying everyday products from popular brands. Your earned points will automatically be added to your Shopkick account!

Once you’re a Shopkick user, you can collect kicks and bonuses at tons of stores and restaurants including Starbucks, Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, and more. Then redeem your kicks for rewards, including various gift cards to stores like Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Best Buy, or can choose Paypal as a cash out option when you’ve reached $10 or $25 in kicks.

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Hip2Save team members & readers are loving how easy it is to earn with Shopkick

I had tried using Shopkick in the past and wasn’t really able to “get into” using it the way I had other apps. But I recently downloaded it again, and WOW. There are so many great offers to be found! In just the last few days I’ve scored canned pineapple, face wash, hand soap, and other things – all free or close to free after cash back! Shopkick is quickly working its way to the top of my app list, and I love the added extra of a few kicks just for finding and scanning the item in-store, even if I don’t end up buying. – Hip2Save Sidekick Liza

Shopkick is one of my favorite cash-back apps. I love the variety of products and the variety of retailers. I’ve scored kicks on everything from services at Ulta’s salon to household essentials at Costco. I like that you can choose PayPal as a cash-out option for when I don’t need a gift card and prefer the cash-back go right back to my bank account. You’ll also usually find high-value receipt kicks and, even better, offers with limits of 5 or offers for each variation of a product making it super easy to stock up for cheap! – Hip2Save Sidekick Elizabeth 

I have been using Shopkick for years. It’s one of my favorite apps to collect gift cards to help out with my daily expenses. Before Covid-19 I collect one to two $25 gift cards a month. Now, it takes about one and a half months to earn one $25 gift card since I go out shopping less. I try to earn points while shopping in-store and pass by it like next door to where I was shopping.

Here are some tips: Ulta Beauty and sometimes Hallmark has the highest point to collect per scan. Walmart and Best Buy have the most available to scan, but usually small points per scan. Some have problems with walk-ins like Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Carter’s, and OshKosh B’gosh. No points were given multiple times even after reporting them. I hope these tips help beginners to the Shopkick app!

I love Shopkick. I don’t go out of my way to scan things but if I’m already in the store then I do it. You do get more kicks for buying the things you scanned when you submit your receipt.

I absolutely love Shopkick! I live near a lot of the stores that offer the kicks. Many times, I don’t even have to get out of my car… all I have to do is drive past a store to get my kicks!

I also love Shopkick! I’ve earned over $1,200 over a few years. I live near a shopping area that has many stores within walking distance. I’m able to get my daily steps in while earning Shopkick points. A WIN-WIN!

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