Join the #HolidayShopkicking Twitter Party for a chance to win major prizes

We’re counting down to Black Friday and Cyber Monday with an epic #HolidayShopkicking Twitter Party!  Join us on Monday, November 20 at 10am PST (1pm EST) for the chance to win gift cards and major prizes to start your holiday shopping off with a bang.

 

What’s a Twitter Party?

A Twitter Party is a chat on Twitter where people come together to share stories and advice, and can win prizes all hour long!

Follow Shopkick on TwitterSTEP 1:

Follow @Shopkick and the conversation through the party hashtag #HolidayShopkicking.

 

 

Question Screenshot on Shopkick Twitter Party STEP 2: 

Look out for numbered questions from @Shopkick to answer. Questions will come in the form of Q1: [Question].

Ex: Q1: Are you joining the party?

 

User responding to Twitter Shopkicking Party

STEP 3:

Reply to each question with the hashtags #HolidayShopkicking and #Sweepstakes in the format A1: [Your answer].

Ex: A1: Of course I’m joining the party! #HolidayShopkicking #Sweepstakes

 

Our favorite answers will win prizes throughout the hour

Holiday Shopkicking Twitter Party prizes

We have some great prizes lined up for Twitter party winners! The grand prize is a 4K TV which will be perfect for watching the game or binge-watching your favorite show in super high definition. Other prizes include a Hallmark keepsake ornament gift set, Watch Station gift box set, a $100 gift card to Boxed, and four $50 gift cards to Carter’s and Oshkosh. We’ll also be giving away gift cards to Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, and Best Buy, plus thousands of kicks!

You can read the official rules here.


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Don’t forget: you need Shopkick to get kicks! Don’t have the app? Download it today!

Pack your bags! Booking.com comes to Shopkick

Some very informative articles popping up in my Facebook feed say that the anticipation of a vacation sometimes brings even more happiness than the vacation itself. Well, now that Booking.com has come to Shopkick, we can not only enjoy the anticipation of a great trip, but also have a nice, big, free gift card waiting for us on the other side of it!

Shopkick is combining two of my favorite things: shopping and traveling. When I book my next flight, hotel, or excursion on Booking.com, I will also get to look forward to the kicks I’ll receive when the trip is over. No more post-holiday blues for me as I’ll have a bunch of new kicks to look forward to – and have fun thinking about how I’ll use them!

How Booking.com Works

I love the researching and planning stage of a trip. Booking.com makes it both easy and fun to explore different hotels and provides handy tools for figuring out where to stay. I’ll admit I like a good deal on a hotel – I want it to be central, safe, quiet, and clean while not breaking the bank. Booking.com will give me even deeper discounts on great, highly rated hotels.

[left]booking.com hotel search through shopkick[/left][right]booking.com hotel search result through shopkick[/right]

With lots of people using Booking.com and leaving in-depth reviews, I’m never surprised by what I’m gonna get. If I choose to ignore some warnings in a few of the reviews….well, I only really have myself to blame when I get that noisy room!

booking.com hotel review through shopkick

How to Get the Best Deal with Booking.com and Shopkick

Now I can open the Shopkick app, check out what’s new, grab a few kicks right then and there by watching a video or searching for an instant surprise. Then I can click on Booking.com from Online Stores to plan my next adventure and score additional kicks. I can’t wait to use a Target gift card from the kicks I earned from my last vacation (and my many grocery store runs!) to buy something cute for my next trip booked on Booking.com… and then enjoy even more kicks afterward! The travel options on Shopkick are like gifts that keep on giving — all my shopping and travel planning are fun and help fund each other. Why would I ever shop or travel without Shopkick by my side?

Booking.com is easy to use with Shopkick! From the Shopkick app, look under “online stores” and click on Booking.com to book your trip and get your kicks from your Booking.com reservations.

[left]booking.com kicks at online stores in shopkick app

 

[/left][right]booking.com through shopkick app[/right] I’m loving earning kicks with online shopping on Shopkick. Have you tried it yet? Watch this video to see how it’s done. Don’t have the Shopkick app yet? Download it today and get started earning reward points toward free gift cards!

 

 

Introducing rewards for travel! Hotels.com joins the Shopkick family.

A message from our CEO, Bill Demas:

We are pleased with the traction we’ve seen with our new Mobile Shopping offering since its launch in last month. In just three short weeks, we saw repeat purchase rates close to 20% at two of our leading m-commerce partners, and Shopkick users tapped 8x more than industry benchmarks.

As we continue to grow our product offerings, we focus on what our users want and pay close attention to their feedback. I love receiving emails from our users and read everything that comes to ceo@shopkick.com. One consistent theme has been requests to earn kicks while traveling. 

Some examples:

“Please add reward travel for Marriott, Hilton and airlines. My parents are getting old and I wanna take them on one last epic trip.”

“Want kicks to travel to a family reunion with the first cousins.”

“I am retired and love to travel. Was a foster parent for teenage girls for 15 years.  Now it’s OK to do something for me.  Want to use kicks to travel.”

Today, I am happy to announce that Shopkickers can earn kicks at hotels.com, a popular online accommodation booking website with properties all over the world, when booking a stay at one of their huge assortment of hotels.  Hotels.com is our first partner in travel with more to be announced shortly.

Now, our users can enjoy earning kicks while they travel!  After the trip, they’ll have more kicks waiting to be redeemed for gift cards at Amazon, American Eagle, Best Buy, eBay, Groupon, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, and our ever-growing list of rewards partners.

Other additions to our m-commerce platform include Minibar and SeatGeek, which mark our entry into the alcohol delivery and ticketing spaces.  

Happy Shopkicking and feel free to reach out to me anytime at ceo@shopkick.com. I welcome your feedback!

Travel Rewards Kicking In

Bill Demas, CEO

Introducing kicks for travel at Shopkick

We are pleased with the traction we’ve seen with our new Mobile Shopping offering since its launch in last month. In just three short weeks, we saw repeat purchase rates close to 20% at two of our leading mcommerce partners, and Shopkick users tapped 8x more than industry benchmarks.

As we continue to grow our product offerings, we focus on what our users want and pay close attention to their feedback. I love receiving emails from our users and read everything that comes to ceo@shopkick.com. One consistent theme has been requests to earn kicks while traveling. Some examples:

“Please add reward travel for Marriott, Hilton and airlines. My parents are getting old and I wanna take them on one last epic trip.”

“Want kicks to travel to a family reunion with the first cousins.”

“I am retired and love to travel. Was a foster parent for teenage girls for 15 years.  Now it’s OK to do something for me.  Want to use kicks to travel.”

Today, I am happy to announce that Shopkickers can earn kicks at hotels.com, a popular online accommodation booking website with properties all over the world, when booking a stay at one of their huge assortment of hotels.  Hotels.com is our first partner in travel with more to be announced shortly.

Now, our users can enjoy earning kicks while they travel!  After the trip, they’ll have more kicks waiting to be redeemed for gifts cards at Amazon, American Eagle, Best Buy, eBay, Groupon, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, and our ever-growing list of rewards partners.

Other additions to our mcommerce platform include Minibar and Seatgeek, which mark our entry into the alcohol delivery and ticketing spaces.  

Happy Shopkicking and feel free to reach out to me anytime at ceo@shopkick.com. I welcome your feedback!

Mobile shopping rewards users anytime, anywhere

Bill Demas, Chief Executive Officer

When I joined Shopkick as CEO a little over a year ago, one of my first goals was to craft a clear vision and set of values for the company.  Our vision became “to create rewarding shopping experiences anytime, anywhere.” Today, I’m pleased to share with you our progress delivering two key elements of this: “rewarding” and “anytime, anywhere.”

The dictionary definition of rewarding is ‘giving satisfaction, pleasure or profit.’ I am proud we have done this for our users in a few ways:

  1. Helping users earn gift cards and prizes for what they already do in store:  In our history we have given our users more than $58 million of gift cards and prizes for things they already do: visiting their favorite stores, interacting with new and popular products (via scanning), and watching videos and exploring content within our app.  Of course, we also offer a high number of kicks for buying those products as well.  Personally, I have 20,000 kicks and can’t wait to earn free Beats headphones with 30,000 more!
  2. Getting users on the move and socializing with friends:  To my surprise, we have heard from many users the social aspects of what makes Shopkick special for them. This can be re-connecting with a significant other or friends on the weekend by Shopkicking through cities or malls in the suburbs. I love the story of Surbhi from San Francisco who was Shopkicking with a friend and ran into other people doing the same. According to her, they “laughed about it and it created a bond between [them],” and new friendships were born.
  3. Helping our users’ favorite charity win a $50,000 donation from Shopkick: By doing exactly what they do every day – walking into stores, scanning product barcodes and buying product – users can help your favorite charity win the big prize.  The charities are Adopt A Classroom, American Red Cross, Feeding America, National Breast Cancer Foundation and Room to Read.

To deliver on our ‘anytime, anywhere’ promise, we are excited to share several new features for our users:

Rewards “anytime, anywhere”: Today we launched a new mobile commerce offering that works with the following online merchants with more to come: Apple, Boxed, eBay, Groupon, Jet and Spring.  Now Shopkickers can take the kick-earning actions they do in physical stores and translate them to online rewards from the comfort of their own homes! By visiting a mobile retail partner while at home – the digital version of walking into a store – users will earn kicks.  By browsing mobile offers and products – just like scanning a product in-store – users will earn kicks.  And by purchasing online, like they would do in a store, our users will earn kicks, all redeemable for those gift cards and prizes!

More gift cards and prizes, including Amazon: Our users have told us that their number one gift card addition is Amazon.  You can now redeem your kicks to earn Amazon gift cards in denominations of $5, $10 and $25.  We will also be adding Crocs and several other reward partners in the coming months.

As you can see, we are relentlessly focused on “creating rewarding shopping experiences anytime, anywhere.”  If you have more ideas or any feedback for me – and I will read it all – please don’t hesitate to reach me at ceo@shopkick.com.

In my next post, I’ll discuss our primary company value: putting our users first and obsessing about their experience.  Until next time, enjoy your summer and happy Shopkicking!