You all know I love shopkick, the app that pays you to shop by rewarding you with “kicks” you can redeem for gift cards and free stuff. All you have to do is walk into a participating store like Target, Macy’s or Old Navy and/or scan specific items with your phone. (New to shopkick? Read my full review here.) Spend a Saturday afternoon at the mall with shopkick, and you could score enough kicks to earn a Starbucks card, good for enough free fuel to get you revved up Saturday night.
Shopkick is really fun because it’s basically an interactive game for big people who love to shop and want to save a buck. But, recently, shopkick added Disney Store to its roster, making shopkick, in my opinion, an even more useful mobile savings tool. Because, now that it’s officially ventured into kiddom, shopkick’s become a cool new way to teach kids about mobile savings.
I didn’t get any walk-in kicks for venturing into my local Disney Store this past weekend, but I did easily earn 100 kicks for scanning bedazzled fairy godmother wands and miniature glass slippers. Disney Store is kid heaven because it’s fully stocked with such unimaginably gorgeous, life-like fairy tale gear and getup. (Where was this stuff in the ’80s?) I’m a firm believer that you should teach kids it’s best to buy when you save. It’s not cheap to look like Cinderella. Now you can actually make your kids aware of price tags by engaging them with the shopkick product scanner and teaching them how to use technology to get money back when you buy. Disney Store + shopkick is an all around brilliant combination for shopping with little guys – especially this season, when Disney Store Halloween costumes are hot!