How To Find The Snap Store On Snapchat So You Don’t Miss Out On Buying A Single Thing

Ad failed to load

On Feb. 1, Snapchat released a brand new feature that already has everyone talking: the Snap Store, which allows you to buy fun Snapchat merchandise right off of the app itself. The items are surprisingly adorable (a dancing hot dog plushie! Who doesn't need that in their lives, you know?!), and they're also limited edition. According to Snapchat, items can disappear at any time, meaning that if you really love something, you need to buy it ASAP. Which is fine, but, uh, what if you have no idea how to purchase the item? Here's exactly how to find the Snap Store on Snapchat.

The directions for how to access the Snap Store might make you feel a little bit like you're a secret spy uncovering some sort of classified documents rather than accessing the new Snapchat store feature — but that only adds to the coolness of it. It's sort of ~secret~, and it's only that way because accessing the Snap Store is not as easy as opening up the app and seeing something like a "Store" tab that you can click on. Instead, there's a code you have to scan and everything — and once you do, only then will you be granted access to the Snap Store and all of its items (yes, including the Dancing Hot Dog Plushie and the Snap ghost sweatshirt).

The good news is that once you access the store — complete your super spy mission, in a sense — everything is pretty simple in terms of purchasing what you want to purchase. You just have to get to that point first. So if you have no idea how to do that, read on. Important note: If you haven't updated the Snapchat app in a while, you might want to try doing that before proceeding. If that doesn't work for you, try restarting your phone. Otherwise, you should be good to go!

Ad failed to load

First, Go To The Snap Store Website

In order to access the Snap Store, you have to first scan a Snap code — and a specific one, at that. You can find the Snap code on the Snap Store website: So, go to the site located here, and you'll see the Snap code staring right at you.

Ad failed to load

Open Snapchat

Once you see the code on your computer screen, you need to open the Snapchat app on your phone. Keep the website open while you open the app.

Ad failed to load

Scan The Snapcode

Now you need to scan the Snapcode. With the app open, put your phone in front of the image of the Snapcode as if you were going to take a picture of it. Make sure it fills the whole screen without getting cut off at all. Once it's there, hold your finger over it on the screen. Once it recognizes the code (which should happen fairly quickly), an option will come up that will allow you to get into the Snap Store.

Ad failed to load

Alternatively, you can use the Snap code embedded above to do this — it's the same code as the one on the Snapchat website, and it'll lead to the same Snap Store as that one does.

Scroll Through And Shop

Ad failed to load

Once you click into the Snap Store, you'll have the option to tap through the different items available for purchase. Right now, there are five items you can buy, but as I said, more will be added, and items will vary week to week.

When you find an item you want, click it, and the above image will pop up. Once you hit "add to bag," you can start the checking out process.

Ad failed to load

Happy shopping!

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

Here's Your Horoscope For Memorial Day Weekend

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer of…
By Mecca Woods

These Are The Absolute Best Memorial Day Sales This Year

Get your credit cards ready, because this year's fashion and beauty Memorial Day sales might just be the best ones yet. There's not only major savings for the holiday, but some of the savings start days before. You know, so you can spend the entire w…
By Kali Borovic

Everything Leaving & Coming To Netflix In June To Help Get Your Summer Started

Summer is right around the corner, and so is another batch of streaming options to get excited about. On Wednesday, everything leaving and coming to Netflix in June 2018 was announced by the streaming platform. And don't worry, there's something for …
By Jamie Primeau

These Are The Beauty Products That Came Out In May That You DEFINITELY Need On Your Radar

For beauty lovers, months aren't just months: They're 28 to 31 day periods, wherein any and all product and brand launches can happen — and when they do, it feels like your birthday, no matter what time of the year you were actually born. The May 201…
By Amanda Richards

The 5 Rom-Coms You Need To Read This Summer, According To Someone Who Writes Them

'Tis the season for rom-coms. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and everyone is rocking the flirtiest items in their wardrobe. I don't know about you, but summer always takes me back to my teenage years — and that automatically makes me want t…
By Cristina Arreola

11 Tiny Sunglasses That Will Make You Look Even Cooler Than Kylie Jenner

You know what they say — the tinier the sunglasses, the more stylish the outfit. OK, that's not really a saying, but it seems to be the case these days. Basically every celebrity, model, and It person has been spotted sporting tiny sunglasses as part…
By Sara Tan

I've Paid $18,000 To A $24,000 Student Loan, & I Still Owe $24,000

It all became real the summer before my senior year of college. It was 2010, and my home phone still had a cord, which I wrapped around my fingers as I waited not-so-patiently for the apathetic representative on the other end to tell me the bad news …
By Kaitlyn Cawley

12 Personality Quizzes That Will Help You Determine Your Exact Strengths

Learning more about yourself can be tough. It's so easy to observe others to learn what makes them tick, what areas they really excel in, and the things they could be better at. Doing that to yourself, however, is a whole different story. That's exac…
By Jessica Booth

5 Brand New Short Story Collections You Can Finish In One Sitting This Weekend

Since 2013, May has been known by book-lovers by another name: Short Story Month. If you're ready to kick off this year's celebration the right way, make sure to pick up a short story collection to read over the weekend. Modern life moves more than …
By Sadie Trombetta

I Got Styled By 'Queer Eye's Tan France & Realized I Still Have A Lot Of Fashion "Rules" To Unlearn

When I walked into a New York City Express store on May 2 to get styled by Queer Eye's Tan France, I was ready for anything. And I mean truly anything. I am such a massive fan of the show and Tan that if he had instructed me to wrap myself in tin foi…
By Olivia Muenter

It Isn’t Bad To Have A “Princess Fantasy” — Mine Made Me The Woman I Am Today

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you were anything like me as a kid, at some point, the answer to that question was "a princess." Thanks to good old-fashioned gender stereotypes, most little girls born in the '90s (and even now) grew up in…
By Nicole Pomarico

Here’s How To Get A FREE 30-Minute Facial At Sephora That Sucks Your Pores Clean

Sephora has long been a mecca for both serious and amateur beauty lovers alike, where they not only have makeup artists that help answer questions about products, but free samples to let you play with new collections. But now they have upped the ante…
By Marlen Komar

Kris Jenner Is FINALLY Launching A Makeup Line With Kylie

Maybe you don't have a favorite sister of the Kar-Jenner clan, and that's perfectly fine. The one thing you can't deny, though, is that when it comes power, no one in that family has more than the world famous momager. Now, Kris Jenner x Kylie Cosmet…
By Shea Simmons

This Kendall Jenner “Diva” Moment Is Really Being Taken Out Of Context

The fashion always takes center stage at the Met Gala, but there's usually a little drama, too. And this time, a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family is involved. People are buzzing about how Kendall Jenner shoved someone at the Met Gala, but after…
By Nicole Pomarico

Feel Like You've Seen Everything On Netflix? Add These Movies To Your Watch List

The weekend may feel too far away, but if you're lacking formal plans, a Netflix marathon session is always a good idea. If you're an avid viewer, however, you probably feel like you've seen everything the streaming platform has to offer already. In …
By Ashley Rey

Hillary Clinton Says She's Ready To Fight Like A Republican — EXCLUSIVE

Hillary Clinton Is Not Going Away Quietly. Can Hillary Clinton Please Go Quietly Into The Night? Unlike Losers Before Her, Clinton Is Not Going Gently Into the Night. These headlines, which appeared in various news outlets over the course of the last…
By Catherine Thompson and Jenny Hollander

Here's The Very Best Time To Book Your Summer Vacation If You're Trying To Save Money

Summer is a great time to travel, for obvious reasons. The weather is better. Many offices are more lax about time off. If you have kids, they’re out of school. But there’s one very important element that makes summer not a great time to travel: Cost…
By Emma McGowan
)}