Category Archives: ShopKick

Check out CheckPoints

Mashable reports on a new mobile coupon service that rewards offline shoppers who scan products for virtual currency using their iPhone called CheckPoints. From the article:

” Newcomer CheckPoints is taking a slightly different approach to the mobile shopping space with a service that combines checkins, barcode scanning and rewards for an all-in-one consumer and brand-friendly platform.”

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Marvelous Team Up: Best Buy meets ShopKick

Best Buy integrates ShopKick’s mobile coupon platform into 257 of their retail outlets. Customers also automatically get credited “Kickbucks” virtual currency just for entering the store. Articles and analysis from:

TechCrunch ” The shopkick app also lets you scan items with your phone to get deals, and as you earn points, or “kickbucks,” you can redeem them in a variety of ways, including discounts at the store, Facebook credits, or song downloads from Napster.” (includes video)

MediaPost ” Unlike other geolocation services like Foursquare, the shopkick app automatically detects when a consumer walks through the door, eliminating the incidence of fake check-ins.”

Mashable ” The program is set to go live tomorrow in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, New York City and Chicago markets, with 70 additional stores in Dallas, Miami and Minneapolis set to support the digital rewards program by October 1.”

Saint Paul Pioneer Press ” U.S. retailers have been eager to use smartphones for such “location-based” marketing, but they’ve been cautious because of privacy concerns.”

SFGate (includes video)

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