It is pretty common to hear people talking about the commercialism of Valentine’s Day this time of year, and it is entirely true that you can spend a fortune trying to give your special romantic love interest as well as kids, parents, and platonic friends the tokens and gestures of love and affection they deserve this Valentine’s Day. You certainly don’t want to disappoint those you care about this year, but giving everyone a special day that they deserve can really empty your wallet. Fortunately, there are some excellent mystery shopping assignments that can help you make this Valentine’s more affordable. Here are some great assignments to look for this season:
Retail Clothing Stores. If you are planning a big night out on the town, you will not only want to look your best but you likely also want your special someone to look great, too. Pick up a few retail clothing store assignments between now and Valentine’s Day so you can get reimbursed on everything from new shoes to a fancy tie, suit, purse, and more. You can get something for yourself and surprise your special someone with some new duds, too! This is the perfect way to look great for your big night on the town without spending a fortune.
Restaurants. Chances are, you won’t be able to find a restaurant assignment to complete on Valentine’s Day, but you may be able to pick up an assignment close to the day. Many people avoid actually celebrating Valentine’s Day on the actual day because most restaurants are over-crowded and have a special menu you must order from, and picking up an assignment close to the day can help you give your special someone an affordable meal out on the town. For an extra special night on a budget, pick up a movie theater assignment or an assignment for a bar or cocktail lounge after your meal.
Other Special Items. There are a number of other assignments that can help you save big bucks on Valentine’s Day, too. From grocery stores and floral shops to discount and general merchandise stores, you can use your required purchase and expense reimbursement to save money on greeting cards, flowers, candies, balloons, and more. These can be used not just for your special love interest, but also for parents, kids, friends, and others who you would like to give a gift or token of affection to this year. These items can really add up, so be sure to start using your assignments fairly early to get the most use out of them this Valentine’s Day.
When you think about all of the things you want to buy for those you care about this Valentine’s Day, your wallet can really start aching just thinking about the cost! You can save some big bucks on Valentine’s Day without leaving anyone you care about out in the cold by using your mystery shopping assignments to make the day more affordable. Get started now so you can put your mystery shopping assignments to the best use for this special day!
I just did a party place at the last minute that had a $10.00 bonus if I did it that day. They had a $5.00 reimbursement. I selected $10.00 worth of valentine’s day cards to give to family members as my purchase. The bonus will pay for the cards with me keeping the 5.00 reimbursement. So I still made out ok.
All she wants is money. The last bank I MS’d would not give me any free samples. Stupid bank!
I did a Party store shop two weeks ago and was able to purchase my Valentine’s day decorations. Now I’m waiting for my check and I’ll have my decorations re-imbursed!
I love doing shops like this!
You said you could get DRESSED for going out for you or your husband with reimbursements. A suit,shoes,a bag a tie.I do a lot of purchase/return shops at Coach. I have to purchase a bag that costs no less then $300.00. If I kept it, I would not be reimbursed.I have to purchase something at Foot Locker.I get reimbursed $5.00.You cannot buy much more then shoe polish for that price. I can spend $5.00 at Olympia Sports. All you could buy is candy for that amount. Whole Foods reimburses $15.00. That is the most any shop has offered me so far. I have been a shopper for 9 years. At most of the stores where a purchase is required, you only get a small amount back. (I.E. from between $1.00 to $5.00) You cannot purchase anything substantial for the reimbursement you are offered. The fees are low..I LOVE Mystery Shopping, but anyone that tells you you can eat FREE….or buy shoes, bags, suits, pants, jewlery…etc…is not telling the WHOLE truth.I have shopped at very high end restaurants. I have enjoyed the food…but the reports are very long and very detailed. It is hard, if not impossible, to do these shops without taking notes or talking into your phone..One waitress who met me outside of her restaurant told me,”We always spot shoppers because they are taking notes..AND the high end fancy restaurants always cost more.Barcelona gives $85.00. The fondue shop pays almost that much. It costs much more then that for dinner for 2. The up-scale restaurants are very expensive..It is a great part-time job, BUT the pay is much too low for the services we offer.You could not live on Mystery Shopping alone. The ads on-line tell you, “Eat free, get free clothes,shoes,hats, suits for yourself and your family, FREE FREE FREE…are not telling it ALL…..But I do love Mystery Shopping and select the shops I choose to do and ALWAYS ask for a BONUS. I usually get it.