basically, these free iphone/itouch apps allow you earn points that you can redeem for gifcards such as amazon, best buy, itunes, etc.
[ checkpoints & shopkick ]
how this works:
the app locates you via GPS and gives you a list of participating stores. you can simply scroll down to list and check in to gain a modest amount of points. both apps have limits on how many simple checkins you can do a day. i know as you level up via shopkick you can scan more and more checkins daily.
the big points, however, come from scanning products at locations. ( if you have an iTouch, you will need one with a camera )
now, here is where some of the cheating begins. you dont actually have to be in the store to scan items. so, i have compiled images for the majority of products available. they are located here: UPC repo v001
simply unpack the file and open the webpage (index.html) to bring up all the barcodes that you will need. simply scan these thru shopkick or checkpoints. you need to wait a short while between scans. checkpoints makes you wait longer than shopkick.
so far i have all the grocery barcodes as well as best buy and american eagle. if there are some in your area that i do not have on the page, please PM me the info and i will try to get it.
also, if your phone is jailbroken, you can download fakelocation or locspoof to trick these apps into showing your more stores and giving you more checkin opportunities. i have done a bit of spoofing and have not been banned yet, but keep in mind that these companies may monitor what locations you are in and how long it takes to you get to your next checkin. sooo, if you are in CA, dont checkin in NY 5min later
if you are going to sign up for checkpoints please ref myself "smint".
when you do, you will receive 300 bonus points which is enough for a $1 amazon credit which they will email you. you will be able to add it to your amazon balance instantly.
im also checking out an app called WEreward. they are very similar to the previous apps, but they ask you to take a picture of yourself with a product in front of a store. im going to test it and see if i can use anyones picture and get credit. if that works, i will add pictures to the list of barcodes for shopkick and checkpoints. check back in soon!
if you want to try WEreward, download it in the appstore also. its free. before you do though, please use my ref link. http://we.rw/p1rQb