New to Shopkick? Score a FREE $5 Gift Card to Starbucks, Target, Macy’s or Best Buy!

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It’s never been easier to earn FREE gift cards! 🙌

Earn free gift cards just by walking into or shopping at your favorite stores with the Shopkick app! Yes, really! 😍

For a limited time, Shopkick is offering Hip2Save readers who are new Shopkick users a FREE $5 Gift Card! Just use promo code HIP2SAVE5 to sign up, then earn 10 kicks within the first 7 days to qualify. Some stores offer up to 150 kicks just for walking in, so this is an easy peasy way to score a free gift card! 👌 Yay for a FREE gift card of your choice!

You can add your code during registration, or anytime within 7 days in your user profile screen. To find your user profile screen, just 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 7 days to claim your 1,250 kick welcome bonus.’ Easy peasy!

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Not familiar with Shopkick?

Shopkick is a free location-based shopping app for iTunes or Android devices that allows you to earn rewards that can be redeemed for retail gift cards. You’ll even earn points just for logging into the app.

To earn points, simply walk into your favorite stores, scan items, and/or buy everyday products. 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, and many other popular retailers.

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Here is how to earn a free gift card!

  • Download the FREE Shopkick app available on iOS or Android
  • Fill out your personal information
  • Go through the Shopkick tutorial (or press Skip)
  • Tap the person icon on the top left in the app and then click on ‘Have a code’
  • Enter invite code HIP2SAVE5
  • Earn at least 10 kicks within 7 days and you’ll automatically receive the free $5 gift card!

Even sweeter, Shopkick offers a variety of ways to earn free gift cards! 

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Check out these 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.

The number of kicks you’ll earn always changes!

Some readers have mentioned that they earn more when they shop on the weekends versus shopping during the week, so what are you waiting for?!

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Hip2Save Readers are loving how easy it is to earn with Shopkick

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 LOVE Shopkick. You can also watch videos at the bottom right of the app and it gives you extra kicks. I started doing it with a friend to get out and we walk the stores and scan. It was fun. It’s been harder lately with Covid, but I still scan when I’m at the grocery store or Target or somewhere like that. I save it all year for Christmas and then redeem it when I know what store I need. So many stores you can redeem it for too. I always have at least $100, sometimes more. 


I have been using Shopkick for years. It’s one of my favorite apps to collect gift cards to help out on my daily expenses. Before Covid-19 I collect one to two $25 Amazon.com 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 scan when you submit your receipt.


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


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Rachel has a Bachelor's from the University of Central Florida with 6 years of blogging experience in deals, couponing, and frugal lifestyle not only for Hip2Save, but also for other publications. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn


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Comments 7

  1. M

    How does it know you’re walking into a store? Do you have to scan something?

    • Sierra

      Your location has to be on.

    • Mars

      You open up the app once you enter a store I mentioned some deals in my Instagram SAVINGSMYBUCKS

    • Lovin the Season

      I will use your link. 👍🏻 Happy Holidays

  2. Annie

    Thank you! I just signed up! If anyone would like to sign up with my code, I would be really really grateful! Thank you!

    Want a free gift card? Sign up with code COOL718733 & we’ll both get a bonus! 🤝 https://get.shopkick.com/96Rn/843a5eb2

  3. Katherine R

    I would be thrilled if someone wants to use my sign-up code: COOL564929. Here is the link” https://get.shopkick.com/96Rn/a343bd2c. We are big fans of Shopkick but it does take a while to earn enough points for a gift card. By signing up with my code, you get a gift card and I get bonus points. Be well.

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