Shopkick for iPhone is here and you can now get some free points and rewards (kickbucks) for walking into and checking in at specific stores, like Best Buy, American Eagle, & Sports Authority. You can also score Facebook Credits and win instant gift certificates. The app works hand in hand with devices placed in various stores, for example Best Buy. As you walk around the store you might get notified of specials for the department you are in. Say for example you’re in Home Audio, Best Buy could then send you a notification about how there is sale on all receivers. Macy’s and Simon malls in NY, San Francisco and LA have all jumped on board with Shopkick and more cities are coming soon.
The technology the Shopkick uses to follow you around the store is not GPS as most would assume. The Shopkick app is actually using the microphone in your iPhone to pick up inaudible sounds being put out by speakers placed in the stores like Macy’s and Best Buy.
In order to take advantage of an incentive being offered by an Affiliated Partner through the Services, you must provide the Affiliated Partner with identifying information (which may include Personal Information) at the point of sale, to enable the Affiliated Partner to verify that you have a shopkick Account. …. If you do not wish to share Personal Information with an Affiliated Partner, you can choose not to provide your store loyalty card number and not to take advantage of the offer when entering into transactions with that Affiliated Partner.
Here is a video demo of the Shopkick app on the iPhone
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