I finally hit a wall in my #31WriteNow challenge. I figured it would happen eventually. I mean, let’s be real. I sometimes go weeks, even months, without posting! And now I’m trying to publish a post every single day? HA! What was I thinking?! I mean, there are a million thoughts that go through my mind on a daily basis, so how hard should this really be?
Well, have no fear! My iPhone sent me a notification from a new app that I am currently obsessed with, and I’ve decided to talk about that today!
Now, if you haven’t taken a look around my blog in a while, then you probably haven’t seen my “How I Monetize” page. I spend a lot of time on the Internet and might as well use some of that time to make some money. It doesn’t seem like much, at first glance, but it adds up! I’m serious!
So, let me tell you about Shopkick. The app, available for both iPhone and Android, awards you points (known as “kicks”) just for walking in certain stores. Yes, that’s it! Say you were just going to Target to look around. I know I can’t be the only person who does this multiple times per week. And if I am, don’t judge me!
You can get even more “kicks” if you scan bar codes of specific items. And then, even more if you actually make a purchase in-store.
Anyway, those kicks add up and get you gift cards to retailers like Target, Best Buy, Starbucks, Fandango, Macy’s, iTunes, Papa John’s, Old Navy, Sephora, Lowe’s, and more! I’ve used the app on 3 separate days, and I’m already about halfway to getting a Fandango gift card! So, as you can see, kicks add up quickly, if you’re close to a lot of stores.