For mystery shoppers with kids in their lives – including aunts, uncles, grandparents, moms, dads, and more – keeping kids busy during the same can end up costing a pretty penny. You may have intentions to spend some inexpensive time with the kids at the pool or local playground, but as the dog days of summer drag on, the kids are sure to get more than a little bored doing the same things day in and day out. You can give your family a great summer without breaking the bank by using your mystery shopping assignments to add some excitement to long summer days.
Outside Fun. There are tons of plans around your city and neighboring cities that will allow you earn some money mystery shopping with the kids while getting them outside and having some fun. Consider finding assignments at the local zoo, water parks, theme parks, and other such venues. These assignments may be difficult to come by, but if you can get your hands on them, they are a great way to make affordable, fun memories with your kids.
Inside Fun. For those rainy summer days or when you simply need a break from the sun, there are plenty of great indoor mystery shopping assignments your kids will love to tag along with you on. Some of the many venues that may offer mystery shopping assignments in your area include children’s museums, movie theaters, indoor play areas and jump houses, and more. These are great ways to keep the kids engaged in fun activities while you make a few bucks on the side.
Without Leaving The House. On your next mystery shopping assignment at a general merchandise store, discount store, or even a large grocery store, pick up some outdoor water toys like fun sprinklers, water guns, and other such items with your expense reimbursement. Or buy some floaties and head over to the neighborhood pool. Having these items on-hand will add some excitement to kids’ long days at or close to home.
Dining Out. Skip the PBJs for lunch and take your kids with you to a restaurant mystery shopping assignment. Look for assignments at fast food places that have kid play areas. Or choose restaurant assignments that offer kid-favorite specialties like grilled cheese, cheeseburgers, milkshakes, and other yummy items.
Far From Home. Sometimes the best way to break up the monotony of long summer days is to shake things up with a road trip. Make plans to head to a city a few hours away for a few days. Consider a nearby beach, mountain areas, or major cities with fun attractions you haven’t visited in awhile. On your getaway, pick up gas station assignments, restaurant assignments, and even hotel assignments if you can get your hands on those coveted assignments.
Kids can get really bored over the summer if you don’t make plans to add some excitement to their days. Use some of these ideas to combine family fun with mystery shopping and make your summertime fun affordable.