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Target Offers Shopkick App

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced that it has become the largest retailer to offer the Shopkick app, allowing shoppers nationwide to earn points for shopping at Target that can be redeemed for a variety of rewards.

Shopkick is free and available on iPhone and Android devices. When shoppers walk into a Target store, Shopkick rewards them with points known as “kicks.” Then, while shopping the story, they have the opportunity to scan products ranging from everyday items like food and cleaning supplies, to specialty products like electronics and toys, for additional kicks.

Kicks can be redeemed for Target gift cards, Facebook credits, dining gift certificates, iTunes downloads, donations to charities, and more. Shoppers can also receive special in-store deals including coupons and discounts.

“In our test launch, Target guests in seven cities had the opportunity to experience Shopkick at Target and we received rave reviews,” said Bonnie Gross, Target’s vice president of marketing and guest engagement,“ in a statement. “Now guests nationwide can start earning valuable points just by shopping our stores.”

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