CheckPoints: Earn Points While Shopping
Reward points are no longer limited to flights and credit cards. The new service and mobile app CheckPoints looks to introduce incentivized points to shopping, and no purchase is required.
After signing up and downloading the iPhone app, users can receive points just for entering stores. Visit a store listed in the app, and you receive points towards gift cards, gadgets and flights. Once inside a participating store, users can see if they can earn additional points by checking out products. The app may list a product, and users find it in the store and scan the barcode using their phone’s camera. That’s it; CheckPoints credits the user’s account, and they can continue shopping or earn even more points.
Once you begin to accumulate points, you’re able to cash them in for prizes. Checking in to a store or scanning a product may earn you 20 points, and Amazon gift cards are available beginning for 1,500 points.
It doesn’t cost anything to become involved. From what we can tell, marketers are paying CheckPoint to list their products. After all, if you place a new product in front of consumers, they may just be interested enough to purchase it on their own.