Earn some extra money by becoming a Mystery Shopper

by Migdalia Rivera

As a way to supplement my income, I have joined several Mystery Shopping websites. Note, not all mystery shops payments are the same. Some provide monetary compensation, while others reimburse you for products, pay for your outings or provide a combination of reimbursement with monetary compensation. In the end you are still saving some ca-ching!
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I recently completed a bowling shop at 300 New York, which paid me for the review and reimbursed me for the outing. I was able to take both of my sons on the shop. We bowled two games and ate at the venue. It was Latinalicious! They had impeccable service. We were walked to the shoe rental area where our server gave us our shoes and individual bowling balls. He even gave me a pink one- totally girlie! He then walked us over to our lane, entered our info and let us know someone would come to get our order soon. They did! We ordered a pie and for dessert a chocolate cake. It was de-li-ci-ous!

I received $15 for the shop and was reimbursed $80 for the cost of 2 people to play 2 games, with 2 shoe rentals and food/drinks. Since I am a single Mami and always looking for a fun and cheap night that both my boys will enjoy (the age difference kills me!), this was perfect for me. However, if I would have taken just 1 person the outing would have been free and I would have had some extra money in my pocket too.  With both boys I paid about $50 out of pocket, which is cheap by New York standards!

The venue was also PERFECT for a date and honestly your date would have never known you weren’t paying out of pocket for it (no cheap date drama!), since this shop required the shopper to pay up front for the outing. Reimbursement will be provided after a receipt is submitted, either by check or via PayPal.

In the end, it took me all of twenty minutes to complete the review. Not bad for a memorable night out with my boys!

Interested?! I’m sure you are! Thats why I’ve added a list of Mystery Shopping sites if you want to join. Just click HERE to be directed to the page.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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