shopkick, a free app available on iPhone and Android phones. Simply download shopkick from iTunes or Google Play, then open the app to see what offers and rewards (or "kicks") Target has in store for you. When you visit a Target store, open the app to earn kicks automatically upon entry, then swing by the aisles to earn more kicks by scanning different products. And upon checkout, simply show the barcodes you've scanned on your smartphone screen to the cashier to redeem.
While this all sounds fabulous in theory, I wonder how many consumers will actually sign up for this program. Most times I just want to "get in and out" of the store fast, and trudging out my smartphone, scanning things, and then having the cashier scan my scans at the register just seems like more trouble than it's worth. What about you, readers? Is this a program you'll sign up for?