PALO ALTO, Calif. Jan. 18, 2011 San Francisco Christmas Eve
"I will have to rent a truck so I can pick up all the items I will get with my prize, from Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, American Eagle, Sports Authority and Wet Seal," said Eric S. "Being the Grand Prize winner of shopkick’s first sweepstakes is awesome; my second Christmas begins now!"
The shopkick benefits extend well beyond the holiday shopping season. Everyday, shopkick users can access exclusive discount offers and earn high-value rewards simply for walking in to more than 1,100 individual stores across multiple retailers and 100 of the country’s largest malls. In addition, shopkick offers rewards for "scanning products from leading brands, including Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, HP and Intel at hundreds of thousands of locations nationwide.
Through the shopkick application, retailers can offer high-value rewards called "kickbucks" because the shopkick Signal – emitted from a patent-pending device located in each participating store – is picked up by the user’s shopkick and that verifies the shoppers’ presence in-store.
kickbucks earned can be redeemed for in-store gift card rewards or discounts at top retail partner locations, song downloads, movie tickets, hotel vouchers, Facebook Credits to play games online, donations to 30 different causes and charities and more. And, because the detection occurs on the user’s mobile device, the privacy of presence information is completely under the user’s control.
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Palo Alto Kleiner Perkins Reid Hoffman the United States December 2009 August 2010 the United States New York Times