ShopKick!

So I’m walking along sitting at my desk minding my own business when I come across this so ­called ShopKick app for the iPhone.

Now, I like finding a good deal. I’m not Honey Boo Boo’s mom or anything, but I’m not opposed to using coupons. So I kind of got a little excited when I read what ShopKick was all about.

Here’s the breakdown:

You download the app. You get a 5 dollar gift card (10 kicks) to a store they list for you signing up. Now, I know what you’re thinking. A store they list…is it the local beauty supply plus down the street I’d never step foot into? No! They work with the big boys ­ Target, Starbucks, Best Buy, iTunes, Macy’s, Sephora, the list goes on. You celebrate the fact you just got a coffee and pastry from Starbucks for free.

 Then every time you walk into one of these stores you gain “kicks” which turn into dollars and rewards after you’ve racked up so many.

 There are a couple different ways you can rack up the kicks. On your next trip to Target, scan the few items they give you to scan for a couple bonus kicks, or get your friends to join.

 This app is just the right amount of interactive, rewarding, and not annoying, which is why I nearly collapsed with joy when I heard about it.

 Aside from asking for spatulas and measuring spoons for Christmas, I guess this is what you get excited about when you’re grown up and have bills to pay: an app that will ultimately give you free coffee for walking in and out of the stores you love.

 Happy kicking, ladies. I wish you all the best on your kicking endeavors.