Celebrating International Women’s Day (today and every day)

International Women’s Day is a day to recognize and honor the social, economic, cultural, and political contributions of women throughout history, in the present day, and will continue to do so in the future. It is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made toward gender equality and to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done. This year, IWD is all about #embracingequity. This isn’t just a hashtag for this year’s theme, this means recognizing and addressing the systemic barriers and discrimination that women face in all areas of life, including education, employment, healthcare, and politics. Embracing equity for women requires a commitment to creating a world where women have equal opportunities and access to resources, where their contributions are valued and celebrated, and where their voices are heard and respected. At Shopkick, by Trax, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by showcasing our Fearless Female (as we like to call them) team members’ voices through a month packed with activities and forums where women can share their experiences and insights.

To kick this amazing day off, we thought we’d ask some of the women that are supporting Shopkick to be the best shopping engagement app, how they strive to be the best women leaders at home, at work, in their community and in their free time. See what they have to say below.


How do you empower yourself every day?

I wake up with a glass nearly full mentality and a positive outlook for the possibilities of what each new day may bring; I keep connected to amazing friends, even if only sharing a text to say hello. I can honestly say I have best friends from a very very young age and have added my friends throughout every phase of my life.  I wouldn’t be who I am without my girls!” – Pauline Echols, Senior Account Director (based in North Carolina)

“By pushing myself out of my comfort zone, having a positive attitude, and being consciously kinder to myself. I find that the more self-care I have, the more empowered I become.” – Sarah Roberts, Visual Designer (based in Texas)

“I set daily goals to accomplish and check them off my to-do list. There is something about checking even the smallest things off a list that helps make you feel like you conquered the day.” – Allison Kaminski, Regional Director (based in Illinois)


If you could have dinner with any 3 women (dead or alive), who would it be?

RBG because she spent her life standing her ground in the face of sexism and has paved the way for so many women that have come after her. Lucille Ball because I grew up watching I Love Lucy (thanks to my mom). Not only was she brilliantly funny, but she also proved you can do it all in terms of balancing a demanding career and motherhood. Mariah Carey because she is one of the greatest singers of all time, boasting the most number one hits as a solo artist, female songwriter & female producer. Also, I think she would be a very entertaining dinner guest after a glass of wine or two .” – Joanna Riggio, Sr. Sales Planning Manager (based in New York)

Michelle Obama, Rihanna, and Oprah Winfrey. Their stories of strength and navigating men-dominated fields, not only as women but as women of color, would be fascinating.” – Maria Baez, Content Creator (based in California)

Oprah – she has overcome so much in her life and heard stories from people of all walks of life. Queen Elizabeth – so much to be learned from the example she set becoming a young woman in leadership with a position that was previously held by men. Brittany Mahomes – this one is just fun! I love how real and down to earth she is. I think we’d be friends :).” – Lauren Jester, Vice President, CPG & Retail Partnerships (based in Arkansas)

Michelle Obama – she is incredible in many ways, a brilliant mind, a kind human, a great mother, a great wife, a fashion icon, and a powerhouse of a presence! Dame Joan Sutherland – my favorite voice of all time, a woman who was immensely talented but didn’t have the looks to open her doors to the theatrical world. She became world-renowned yet remained kind and always lifted other women around her. Laskarina Bouboulina – an unlikely leader during the worst times, she became a naval commander by chance and with pure grit. I am her descendant and would love to hear about her journey into commanding a fleet fighting for her country’s freedom, but also learn about our lineage.” – Helen Pastras, Lead Product Manager (based in North Carolina)

DOLLY PARTON (I would cry), Amanda Gorman and Tara Schuster” – Sarah Roberts, Visual Designer (based in Texas)


What’s some advice you’d give younger women entering the workforce?

Enjoy the journey and live in the moment when it comes to work. My younger self was always so eager to advance, to get ahead, to go in early and stay super late sometimes at the expense of a healthy work/life balance. Thankfully I have evolved from that and am enjoying a very healthy work/life balance as part of an organization that embraces #equity, bringing your whole self to work and where I strive to live in the moment!” Stella Araya, Senior Director, Partnerships (based in New Jersey)

“BE CONFIDENT! Women deserve it all too, so the most important advice I would give is to not cut yourself short, ask for what you deserve, and keep learning. Especially when just entering the workforce. I would also tell them to not be afraid to change their career paths, or to explore different ones, until they find something they actually like.” – Nancy Awad, Manager, User Analytics (based in Toronto, Canada)

“Relationships are everything. Embrace every role with the philosophy that you’ll work with those people again someday- treat people with respect, work hard and build a good reputation for yourself.” – Lauren Jester, Vice President, CPG & Retail Partnerships (based in Arkansas)

“Never be afraid to speak up or ask questions! Nobody at your job knows everything, and I promise that if you have a question about something, you aren’t the only one. Asking questions is a sign you are engaged and are trying to learn, which is always a great thing.” – Joanna Riggio, Sr. Sales Planning Manager (based in New York)


What can men do to help #embraceequity?

“I believe men can help to #embraceequity by using their actions and voice to advocate for their female counterparts, as well as showing support to the women in their lives by listening and setting good examples for future generations.” – Maria Baez, Content Creator (based in California)

“I have been so lucky to work with men throughout my career that #embraceequity, but of course, I have still had my fair share of negative experiences. What I think men can do to help is to not be afraid to speak up if they notice any inequality happening, and of course to always look inwards and reflect their own behaviour, and ask themselves if they are giving everyone the same opportunities and chances to learn, be heard and grow.” – Nancy Awad, Manager, User Analytics (based in Toronto, Canada)

“Actively listen to women’s perspectives and acknowledge their point of view and experiences.” – Allison Kaminski, Regional Director (based in Illinois)

“Several things need to happen to eventually lose the stereotypes that still impact women in myriad ways. I’d start with the common but immensely useful: think of your female coworkers as if they are your daughters or mothers. How would you want others to talk to them and think of them?
We are all humans with our flaws, and we will judge others. When judging, though, we should have the same standards for what is acceptable or annoying for everyone, regardless of gender identity or other differences.” – Helen Pastras, Lead Product Manager (based in North Carolina)


Strong female leadership is an integral part of Shopkick’s history, today and every day. As you can see in the responses above, #embracingequity is about recognizing the intersecting identities and experiences of women, including race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and socio-economic status, and working to address the unique challenges and barriers that these women face. We are so proud of our female leaders for who they at Shopkick, in their community, and at home. Here’s to each of you!!! Happy IWD.


Galentine’s Day Activities

Galentine’s Day is the unofficial holiday we think every woman should celebrate. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, making time for your girlfriends is always necessary. They’re there for you when you’re down and right next to you when you’re feeling great, so dedicating a day to your friends is a fantastic way to show your appreciation to them and have some fun! So, be sure to clear a day on the calendar this February and pencil in girls’ day. Here’s a list of ways to spend Galentine’s.

1. Spa Day

Planning a spa day not only gives you something to look forward to but also gives you a reason to relax! Whether you plan a DIY one at home with homemade face masks or a day getaway at a local spa, you’re bound to end the day glowing!

2. Have a picnic

Romantic activities don’t have to always be with your significant other! Grab a blanket, candles, wine, and hit the park. This outdoor outing is also the perfect photo opportunity! Remember – it will be cold – so wear something warm and make it cozy with blankets!

3. Pink Breakfast Party

Themed events are always fun – why not host a Galentine’s themed breakfast or brunch? Make pink pancakes, mimosas, and pastries. To make the party even more themed, have everyone wear pink!

4. Host a game night

Game night with the gals is a fun way to incorporate some friendly competition! Whether it be cards, board games, outdoor games, or a combination of all three – this is a fun and engaging way to spend this holiday!

5. Have a good-old-fashioned slumber party

When it comes to sleepovers, age doesn’t matter. Grab your girls and go on a weekend getaway, or have one right at home! Wine, chocolate, and movies – you can’t go wrong.

Well, there you have it! We hope you have an excellent day celebrating, and eat lots of chocolate! Whatever you do, Galentine’s day should be about spending time with your friends.

New Year, New You

With 2022 just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for the New Year. Whether you’ve got a million New Year resolutions or just one, we have some ideas to keep your goals on track. Try some of these tips to help break down your resolution into more manageable goals that are sure to leave you feeling accomplished. Here we go:

1. What are your resolutions?

First thing you need to do?  Decide your overall New Year resolutions. Write down a list of all your goals or resolutions, stopping to visualize and determine what your end goal is. For example: reading more books in 2022.

2. Turn your resolution into a SMART goal

Once you have your end goal, it’s time to dive a bit deeper. This is where your SMART plan comes into play. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. For example: I want to read more books in 2022. I’ll aim to read 12 books over the course of the year. I’ll achieve this goal by reading one book per month.

3. What resources do you need?

The next decision is figuring out what resources you need to make this goal happen. How much money will you set aside each month for a book, or will you borrow books from friends or the library? For example: I’ll sign up for the Book of the Month club or save some cash by buying my books through the Shopkick app.

4. Track your resolution

Now it is time to decide how to hold yourself accountable and track your progress throughout the year. For example: I’ll join a book club or find a reading partner. We recommend creating a simple tracking spreadsheet to keep up-to-date. The possibilities are endless for this one.

5. Complete your resolution

The final step is completing your resolution by December 2022. And with these tips guiding you through the year, that should be the easiest part!

Happy New Year and enjoy your resolutions! Resolutions can be tricky to keep up with and we’ve had our fair share of slip-ups or neglected ones in the past. However, if you follow these steps, you’re bound to have a great start to your year.

New Movies Coming Out in Winter 2021 That You Should See

Sit tight, the show’s about to begin! It’s now cozy season and you know what that means–new flicks to watch whether you’re in theaters or covered in blankets at home. Read through this list for upcoming movies for everyone in your family. Let’s begin!

1. Spider-Man: No Way Home

Release Date: December 17, 2021

Featuring Tom Holland and Zendaya, this Spiderman sequel is the first of the series where we’ll see the superhero struggle to keep his everyday life separate from his heroic one. Spider-Man: No Way Home sounds like an entertaining watch that you won’t want to miss!

2. The King’s Man

Release Date: December 22, 2021

This final addition to the Kingsman Series will bring a new twist to the trilogy. Watch as the Kingsman Agency fights against a war outbreak that could affect millions of innocent people.

3. Sing 2

Release Date: December 22, 2021

Sing 2 is an animated feel-good and would be great to watch with the kids. In this sequel, Buster Moon and his friends persuade Clay Calloway to perform in their opening show. Featuring famous voices from Matthew McConaughey and Taron Egerton, this should be a fun watch!

4. Don’t Look Up

Release Date: December 24, 2021

This flick surrounds two astronomers on a media tour informing humanity that Earth will cease to exist after a giant comet crashes onto it. Debuting on Netflix with a massive star-packed cast including Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew Perry.

5. Ghostbusters – Afterlife

Release Date: November 19, 2021

Jason Reitman directs this movie to follow a single mom and her two kids moving to a new town. However, they soon begin to piece together their connection to the original ghostbusters through their grandfather. This film sounds like an interesting watch with a twist of healthy nostalgia!

6. King Richard

Release Date: November 19, 2021

This movie follows the famous tennis players Serena and Venus Williams throughout their lives after coaching from their father. It also follows their father’s life as the man who led both girls to their full potential and fame. Catch this movie in theaters this year!

Make sure to watch all of these movies and let us know if you enjoyed them through our socials!

Our Favorite Whole Foods Wine

Good, inexpensive wine. Can you beat it? We don’t think you can. Whole Foods does a great job curating a collection of affordable yet high-quality wine, making wine tasting an experience that won’t break the bank! Try out a couple of these delicious wines the next time you have friends over or if you’re looking to try something new.

P.S. The most expensive wine on this list is $13!

1. Apothic Red Blend

Price: $10.99

This intense, profoundly flavored red is composed of four different varietals (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, and zinfandel), making it likable for most red drinkers.

2. Kendall Jackson Chardonnay – Vintner’s Reserve


With strong notes of pineapple, vanilla, and papaya – this chardonnay is sure to please those who prefer lighter blends over dark reds. Think: a park picnic on a warm summer day.

3. Autoritas Rosé

Price: $7.99

This rosé blend shows that good wine does not have to be expensive. Both sweet and refreshing, this wine is as easy to drink as it is enjoyable.

4. Bodega Belgrano Malbec

Price: $7.99

This palatable red blend has warm flavors and fruity undertones. Originally hailing from Argentina, this wine is a perfect addition to your next local get-together.

5. Gran Conti Montepulciano Dabruzzo

Price: $9.99

Get ready for this royal red – it offers a luxury feel with its bottling and exquisite flavor. This blend is from Italy, giving it a European flair.


There you have it! While buying these wines, don’t forget to scan your receipts and get some walk-ins while you’re in Whole Foods! Happy Shopkicking and wine sipping.

Plants that Will Survive in the Fall and Winter

Sure, the summer season is over, but that doesn’t mean your gardening days have to end! Many charming flowers and plants will blossom in the chillier months, allowing you to keep up with your hobby. Or, if you’re new to winter gardening, this is an excellent place to start! Here’s a list of relatively easy plants to care for in the winter.

1.  Coneflower

If cared for properly, coneflowers will bloom in the winter months after going dormant in the fall. They bloom in a wide variety of colors. You could choose to plant all monochromatic flowers or opt for a  mosaic display in your garden of various colors.

2. Catmint

This vibrantly pink mint plant thrives in the dark and dry winter months. However, Catmint needs sunlight and water for about a year before it can thrive. Be sure to place it in a sunny spot, and it should do perfectly fine on its own during the cold months.

3. Winterberry

This winter staple encapsulates the entire essence of the season! Its deep, dark red berries begin to sprout up after the plant’s leaves fall in autumn. It literally changes with the season… leaving you to observe the beauty!

4. Winter Pansies

These winter flowers are entertaining to watch because they grow slowly and become more beautiful over time. These plants need fertilizer in the cold and then they’ll last you 5-7 months! They have a slow blooming process that ends with a complete and colorful pansy. They can survive in the freezing weather – making them list-worthy.

5. Lily-of-the-Valley

This plant loves wintertime. It originated in the cool Northern Hemisphere, ranging from Asia to Europe. Lily-of-the-Valley is a delicate and pretty winter garden staple! This plant thrives best when kept in partial sun to full shade, so you don’t have to worry about brightness at all. 

Were you thinking about starting a winter garden? It can be so gratifying and a fun way to embrace wintertime. Just be sure to provide the correct care, which shouldn’t take too much effort. Most winter plants are excellent for the long run, so that means you will be investing in something beautiful. Happy gardening! 

Five Shopping Hacks Everyone Should Know

Saving money doesn’t have to be a challenge. Couponing and dodging expensive price tags may sound like an Olympic sport when in reality, it’s just a simple game of staying up to date. Studying the best times to buy something and following little tips and tricks can go a long way. We’ve compiled the best ways to save money, especially as the fall, winter, and gift-giving seasons creep upon us.

1. Shopkick

Hey, we’re Shopkick! Nice to meet you. Shopkick is a shopping rewards app that allows you to earn free gift cards by simply scanning items, receipts, or walking into places you shop. What better way to shop for friends and family during the holiday season than with free gift cards? Also, just because you’re here, we’ll let you in on a little secret–if you download the app now and use code KICKIT, you’ll get your first $5 gift card for free!

2. Shop early for the things you know you’ll need later

Say you need a dress for a wedding, and the event is in October, one of the busiest times of year for weddings. Not only will the prices have gone up, but you may also be out of luck in finding one you can comfortably afford. Avoid this scenario by shopping in advance!

3. Know your discounts

You’d be surprised to know how many discounts are out there. Keep your eyes peeled for college, senior, teacher, fitness instructor, or other discount programs that may apply to you!

4. Take advantage of a reward program

Most stores have their own reward systems and we always recommend looking into them! It’s as simple as giving a number or email to collect – go ahead and give it a try. It doesn’t take as long as you would think to start earning rewards for your subsequent purchases.

5. Keep your coupons in one place

This seems impossible, we know, but good organization is key. Whether it’s in an app for mobile coupons or a physical folder you keep on hand for printed deals, having an organization system will help you stay on track. Imagine how much money you could have saved if you hadn’t lost all those coupons!

The above are just a few essential pointers on how to save. And by using Shopkick along with these tips and tricks, we promise that extra cash will find its way into your pocket. The world is your oyster. Or, should we say, the world is your shopping mall?

Lavender Lemonade For Headaches

Headaches are inevitable. A constantly on-the-go lifestyle and strenuous activity can ultimately lead to these pesky pains, not to mention that most of us are sleep-deprived. Tried Tylenol? Your pain relief may have been short-lived.

Meet a surprising ancient healing mechanism: lavender. Lavender is an influential aromatherapy scent, scientifically proven to aid in depression and anxiety. So, who says sipping on a refreshing lemonade with this power plant in it can’t help your mind-bending migraine? Lavender is perfect for relieving dehydration and stress – two significant factors of headaches. This recipe is simple to make, and you can purchase all the ingredients at your local grocery store. Let’s jump into it.


  1. Water
  2. Turbinado sugar
  3. Mint leaves
  4. Dried culinary lavender flowers
  5. Honey
  6. Lemon


Step 1: Add two cups of water to a small pot set to medium heat.

Step 2: Add ⅛ a cup of turbinado sugar and let it dissolve. Water should begin to boil.

Step 3. Add two mint leaves, ⅔ teaspoons of dried culinary lavender flower, and two teaspoons of honey to the water.

Step 4: Let ingredients steep at a simmer for about 15 minutes.

Step 5: Juice two lemons and strain the juice from the seeds and pulp.  Then, add the lemon juice to two cups of water.

Step 6: Strain the lavender mixture from the pot into the water with the lemon juice.

Step 7: Add as much ice as you want, and garnish with lemons and mint.

Step 8: Enjoy!

Top 5 Working From Home Essentials

One thing I think many of us can agree on is that working from home can be amazing. There is no commute time to worry about, what outfit you’re going to wear, packing a lunch, etc. Some might even feel more productive in their home setting rather than in an office. However, that doesn’t mean working from home is easy. It’s something that requires a bit of adjusting, and we’re here to help. Here are our top 5 working from home essentials:

1. A designated office area

Now, this may seem like a no-brainer. However,  you’d be surprised how many people work from their bedrooms. For me, this immediately was not an option. I knew that working 8 hours a day in the same  room I use to unwind, relax, and sleep  would affect my mood and work productivity. Creating a designated workspace outside of your bedroom is so important. Even if it’s just in your living room, your kitchen, or an awkward nook that you’re not quite sure what to do with (That’s where my office is, in case you were wondering) – try turning it into your productive space.

2. A happy light

Working from home can be great, but often we forget to get outside during the day. Or when you do leave the house, it’s at an inconvenient hour — you might go workout in the morning before the sun is fully risen or grab drinks with friends after sunset. Here’s where a happy light comes into play. Here are a few reasons to invest in one: 1) it brings natural light indoors, 2) energizes you, and 3) helps make healthy habits (learn more here.) We recommend one of these two Happy Lights: this option from Amazon, or get kicks for your purchase and get one from QVC

3. A daily planner

We begin our workday by scheduling out our daily activities. We write out our entire schedule and include any meetings we may have. Then we write out our to-do list and today’s top three priorities. Planning helps us feel like we have a goal each workday and helps us organize different projects and home-life priorities. We recommend this daily planner from Amazon that is only $10! 

4. Coffee

This one…is probably the most important essential. If we aim to get through the workday without any caffeine, we are a zombie by 2 PM. Which is not great for anyone who has a meeting with us past 2 PM (apologies to our coworkers in advance). Whether you are making coffee at home, going on a daily walk to grab that special pick-me-up, or getting it delivered, it is essential. Plus, you don’t need to drink coffee to stay energized if you don’t like it. You could try substituting it for tea (we recommend matcha) or other healthy energy drinks like Kombucha. Either way, drink up!

5. A hobby outside of work

Working from home means it is easier to take short breaks to enjoy something not related to your everyday work projects. Just don’t neglect those work projects as well. For us, we like to read.  If there are days when we know the majority of our workday will be staring at a screen or in meetings, we value scheduling 15-minute breaks every few hours to read part of a current book. For you, maybe it’s drawing, light sketching, or listening to a podcast episode. But it is so important to stimulate your mind in other ways and switch up your location or activity to avoid end-of-day burnout.

Those are just a few essentials for your workday. These don’t necessarily have to be designated for working from home either and can be easily incorporated into working in an office life. I hope you found some of these tips useful and have a great week at work. 

Healthy Fall Baked Goods

We know the struggle – fall season comes around and suddenly all you crave are pumpkin spice, vanilla, chocolate, or cinnamon treats bound to bring uncomfortable bloat and unwanted inches on your waistline. We have got you covered. Below, we’ve compiled a list of fall baked goods that have a healthy twist. Read on for more sweet and guilt-free details!

1. Healthy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls from Amy’s Healthy Baking are sweet and fluffy, plus are free from eggs and refined ingredients! No added flour lower’s their carb count.

2. Pumpkin Energy Balls 

Now that it’s fall, it’s completely socially acceptable to swap your traditional ingredients and for pumpkin puree. This simple recipe from Salt & Baker is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while maintaining a healthy balance!

3. Chai Breakfast Cookies 

These cookies from Mile High Mitts are a decadent treat that you can enjoy not only in the morning but all day! They are vegan and dairy-free but still have an excellent taste due to the fall-flavored spices. Pair these with a cup of hot coffee on a cool morning, and you’re good to go!

4. Healthy Apple Cake

Yes, it’s possible to make a cake that is both healthy and tasty. The secret to this Fit Foodies Finds recipe is wait for it… apple sauce! Trust us, it’s as delicious as it is healthy.

5. Pumpkin Oat Bread 

Try making your very own bread out of unique ingredients! This combination of oatmeal, applesauce, and pumpkin will satisfy your fall sweet tooth. The recipe is from The Busy Baker.

Every once in a while, we’ve got to splurge- but if you’re anything like us, you need sweets multiple times a week to function. This is why we did a deep dive to find these delicious recipes – they are fun to make, healthy, and taste as good as the real thing! 

Daily Health Hacks

If you open up any media platform, you’ll likely be told that intermittent fasting, a workout regimen, massive caloric deficits, or a complete home gym will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. We’re excited to tell you that your self-care journey does not need to be so consuming (or expensive!) Small changes can have much larger benefits, overtime. Here are some simple steps to incorporate into your daily routine that will lead you to a happier and healthier version of yourself.


Many of us are used to starting our days with coffee; however, it is time for a change. Drink water first! Then you can make your way to the coffee pot. We’re all aiming to drink more water, so find ways to make it more fun by buying yourself a cute water bottle or tumbler. If you’re someone who wants to drink more water, but simply forgets, we encourage you to download an app like Hydrocoach that will send you reminders to drink up.


The early bird gets the worm! Having a morning routine is amazing. If you can, go on a walk or drink your coffee outside (after your water, of course)! Not only is exercising in the morning good for your metabolism, it will also give you a few moments of peace to start your day.


Take a moment to pour your imagination into a sketch. No pressure, just draw! Drawing can be very calming. In fact, many studies show that art as a therapy form helps with  depression and anxiety. If you aren’t particularly creative, go buy yourself a coloring book so you don’t miss out on the fun. Coloring isn’t just for kids, we promise!


Stretching is very underrated, especially since so many of us struggle to squeeze in ways to be active throughout the day. Set some stretching reminders to reset your wrists and neck throughout your work day. Plus, stretching before bed may even help you get better sleep. Give it a try!


Eating healthier while saving money? We promise this isn’t too good to be true. Eating healthy is a great way to boost your wellbeing, and it can be so easy with modern meal-kit providers like HelloFresh that will plan your meals for you and send you the perfect amount of ingredients!


Next time you take a break to watch your favorite show, sit on the floor. It will realign your body after being bent over your screen all day. Kneel, squat, or sit with your legs stretched out.


Time goes by crazy fast when you’re scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. It’s important to be able to step away from scrolling when you need to. Put your phone down and pick up a book, play a game, or just sit outside and nature watch!


Don’t forget to prioritize YOU. Buy the skirt you’ve been eyeing for the past month, eat the cupcake, try the yoga class, take some time to rest – you deserve it! 

Sometimes, it can be difficult to separate what you think you need from what you actually need. When it comes to mental and physical health, there are so many suggestions for how you should be spending your time and money. Wellness means something different for everyone. Just do your thing! And take care of yourself, please.

Spooky Halloween: Shopkick Edition

Everyone knows Halloween is full of tricks and treats. Kids get to trick or treat, but we want to have our own fun! Here are five creative ways to scare your family and friends with the spookiest party this year:

1. A new take on spiking the punch bowl

Ready to serve up some spooky refreshments? First, grab a rubber glove and fill it with water. Place it in the freezer for a few hours, and then place the life-like “hand” in your punch bowl. Don’t forget to cut off the glove before serving your guests!

2. Hand soap made to scare

What better place to have guests pee their pants than in the bathroom? All you have to do is grab some toy spiders and put them inside a clear plastic hand soap dispenser. Your guests will never see it coming!

3. A ghoulish dinner

The spookiest chef in town goes to… you! Add a little black food coloring to your boiling water, and voila! You’ve got hungry guests and a scary feast. Bon appetit!

4. A fang-tastic trick

Have a vampire staying overnight? We’ve got the perfect way to store their fangs — fill up a clear glass of water and drop in a set of plastic vampire teeth! 

5. Ghostly greetings!

Create a spooky googly-eyed Halloween wreath on your front door. Buy white ping pong balls and hot glue them on a foam wreath. Then, add small and large googly eyes. This hack will spook your guests, guaranteed!

So there you go, the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with all your favorite ghouls and goblins. Don’t forget to earn kicks for all of your Halloween hosting essentials! Have a spooky Halloween and get ready to kick-or-treat!