Shopkick is Offering a FREE $5 Amazon Gift Card to Our Readers (New Sign Ups Only)

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

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

Shopkick is a free location-based shopping app for iTunes or Android devices that lets you earn rewards that can be redeemed for amazing retail gift cards. Simply walk into stores, scan items, and/or buy everyday products to earn points! You even earn points just for logging into the app.

Even better, Shopkick is offering Hip2Save readers that are new Shopkick users a FREE $5 Gift Card! Just use promo code HIP2SAVE5 to sign up, and earn 35 kicks in one week. 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 Amazon gift card! 💃

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, scroll to “Add invite or promo code” under “Promotions” and enter your code.

Shopkick rewards gift card options

Once you’re a Shopkick user, you can collect kicks and bonuses at tons of stores and restaurants including Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, JCPenney, 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.

And the best part is that they offer a variety of ways to earn gift cards! 

carter's shopping tips — use the shopkick app

Check out these easy ways to earn…

  • Walk into stores and earn kicks right at the entrance of select partner stores – easy peasy!
  • 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! You’ll earn 1 kick each day when you log into the app.
  • Complete tasks in the Discover section.

The amount of kicks you’ll earn always changes!

Some readers have mentioned that they earn more when they shop on the weekends vs. shopping during the week.

Sign up with Shopkick and 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)
  • At the top of the app click on “Friend Referral?”
  • Enter invite code HIP2SAVE5
  • Earn 35 kicks within 7 days and you’ll automatically receive the free $5 gift card!

person holding a phone with the shopkick app

Readers are loving how easy it is to earn with Shopkick

Shopkick is amazing as you get kicks or points for walk-ins, scanning products, and receipts. You can redeem those points for gift cards to so many retailers. It’s one of my and my hubby’s hobbies to check out stores and get free points for walking-in or scanning. Surely, helps to sneak in some walking exercise too during winter months – so total win-win!

I use it all the time – make at least $5 a week by just scanning products while I shop. Very easy to use- Submit your receipt for extra points.

I love Shopkick. We’ve earned over $300 scanning and walking in stores.

My husband is a major tech guy that loves to shop at Best Buy. Best Buy is one of the stores that give you points for purchases. All you have to do is scan your Shopkick app during the checkout process. The points are usually loaded into your account the next day. I have been able to get a fair amount of points by scanning with the purchase and not having to “scan” items off the shelf.

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Comments 33

  1. acgold

    Honest review- I do Fetch Rewards and that is easy and worth it. I have gotten many gift cards.I signed up with Shopkick 3 weeks ago after seeing it here. I have only got one location kick per supermarket even though I have gone in three times. In this day and age, I want to get in and out as soon as possible. I am not gong up and down aisles to scan random items, I wouldn’t buy – and there are only a few of those. Most require you to buy and scan the receipt.

    • Jessica

      Acgold, I just downloaded it. Haven’t entered any info in it yet. Not sure if there is a referral program but if you want to email me your code if there is, my email is

      • Lexy


    • Lori

      I scan my receipts for several apps, but I earn gift cards from Fetch the most often. I also love swagbucks. I do surveys and that gives me gift cards also.

  2. Cathy

    That’s so cool! I’m a longtime Shopkick user, so I don’t qualify. I’ve earned over $800 in gift cards over the last few years.

    Helpful hint: Sometimes, Shopkick has email, app, or Facebook campaigns where you can earn larger amounts of kicks for participating This will help you reach your gift card goals more quickly. Every little bit (or kick!) adds up. 🙂

  3. Deb O

    I also love Shopkick! I’ve earned over $1200 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 a earn Shopkick points. A WIN-WIN!

  4. Winnie Udell

    I had shopkick and had almost enough points to get a $300 gift card to Tiffany’s. The next thing I knew, I was blocked. Figured I was close to their big gift card. Wud not recommend putting in the time.

    • Evie

      I love shopkicks too! But it feels like they are rationing kicks! Have trouble getting walkins, espeacially at TJ Max’s and Carters! They say turn phone off and on.
      When I do Walmart scans they limit how many I can do. Very disappointed!

  5. Dana

    I have been using Shopkick for years. So easy. Around Christmas the kicks really get good Weekends are probably better also.

  6. Sue

    I used to do Shopkick all the time. I would only do Walmart & Target normally & that was enough to get a $5 gift card a month. But now I prefer not to have to touch more things than I need to in the store & I don’t want to spend the extra time in the store scanning items.

  7. Gihi

    I’ve been a shop kicker for several years. I just redeemed several gcs. I had $300 for the Tiffany’s giftcard. Just used points for 3 gcs. I love shopkicks.

  8. MelP

    I love Shopkick. I don’t go out of my way to scan things but if I’m already in the store than I do it. You do get more kicks for buying the things you scan when you submit your receipt. Here is my referral code if anyone is interested MALL574984. Thx

  9. NubianGoddess

    I have been using Shopkick for years, and I love it!!!!

  10. ATM

    Thank you Hip2Save I redeemed your code, but im confused a bit, when it says scan is it to scan any receipt? Or just whats on the categories? I also went to a couple stores today and only one out of 3 were recognized i reported the problem but still didn’t get the kicks, can someone please explain how this app really works. TIA

  11. Diana

    Hi, I had been using Shopkick for years. It’s one of my favorite apps to collect gift cards to help out on my daily expense. Before Covid-19 I collect one to two $25 gift cards a month. Now, it takes about one and half month 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’s some tips, Ulta Beauty and sometime Hallmark have 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 in like Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh. No points were given multiple of times even after reporting them. I hope these tips helps for beginners to Shopkick app. By the way, here’s my invite code: COOL770422 in case you want to use it. Thanks!

  12. Nelleke Maxwell

    Signed up entered the code but nothing

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Now you need to earn 35 kicks within 7 days and you’ll automatically receive the free $5 gift card!

      • Jamie Knopp

        Do you know how and how long the reward takes to show up? I did this a few weeks ago when it was posted, and earned the kicks – but the gc never came.

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Hmm, maybe try contacting them to look into that for you. You can submit a request when you click through the link above and scroll all the way to the bottom and click on “contact us”. Hoping they may be able to help!

        • Sara

          You have to actually redeem the points yourself. It will not come automatically. I didn’t redeem them for an Amazon gift card. I saved them for a $25 Disney gift card.

  13. Michelle

    I LOVE Shopkicks. 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. I 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. Always have at least $100, sometimes more. My code is DEAL513634 would appreciate it! 🙂

    • ATM

      Used your code 🙂

  14. Crystal

    How do u refer someone? When I click on refer a friend it doesn’t give me anything and I have a few friends who would like to try this..thanks

  15. John

    Is it still working? will I get $5 gift card if I use HIP2SAVE5?
    My friend told me if I use his referral code I will get only 250 kicks.
    Just checking whether should I use Hip2save code OR my friend code

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! It appears this is still working!

      • John

        Worked. Thank you 🙂

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Yay! You’re so welcome!

  16. Trina

    I used your code

  17. Joey

    I am still waiting . I never get anything when I sign on last time. Dont waste your time.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Joey! Be sure to earn 35 kicks within 7 days and to automatically receive the free $5 gift card! Hope this helps!

  18. Natural _Niky

    I just signed up a few weeks ago😭 Maybe I’ll download it in my hubby phone😂

  19. starfarm

    How difficult is it to achieve the 75 ‘kicks’ in seven days? I am small town rural with a small walmart nearby.

    • starfarm

      the code doesn’t work – did the offer expire. I do not see an expiration on the page.

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