Here is a great thought for getting teens into the mindset of saving money and get spending money.
If you have a teenager… with a smartphone… that goes to the mall and other stores a lot why not let them earn “rewards points”?
Have them sign up for something like Shopkick.
1. Earn “Kicks”
2. Redeem those “Kicks” for gift cards to your favorite retailers… You can get restaurant vouchers, iTunes gift cards, Best Buy/Target/Macy’s/Sports Authority/American Eagle gift cards, movie tickets, or even a cruise around the world (if you are the greatest shopper in history .
3. Spend the gift card – NO MONEY OUT OF MOM or DAD’s POCKET! WOO-HOO!!
This is how your teen (or you) will earn the “Kicks”:
1. Walk-in Kicks: When you launch the shopkick app on your phone it will pull up a bunch of stores that are close to you. Some of the stores will offer walk-in kicks (each store offering a walk in will say so next to their name; it changes from day to day). This means you simply walk in the front door of that store and wait for a second. The Shopkicks app will recognize you are there and give you between 25-200 kicks JUST FOR WALKING IN THE DOOR!