When I was on maternity leave, some people questioned why I didn’t feel I needed to cut back on my spending. Of course my answer is because I’m thrifty. I save in some areas so I can splurge in others! But my secret additional answer is mystery shopping!
There are lots of mystery shopping companies and agencies out there and the quality really varies as do the kick backs. I’ve tried working for a number of them so speak from experience. That’s why I am happy to promote fairly new kids on the block – RedWigWam.
If you want to want to eat out for free that’s fine. There are plenty of places you can work for who will cater for that (excuse the pun) but RedWigWam actually pop you on their payroll and pay you a fee for your time. I’ve had lots of jobs where I’ve got £8 for ten minutes of popping into a supermarket. All I have to do is check they have something on sale. Then take a quick mobile phone picture and upload it to the RedWigWam account.
They pay the very next day. There’s even been times where they pay a bonus for uploading the “report” before midday. Because I don’t need to sit and write a lengthy report (like I have to for some companies) I upload the pics from my phone once I’m back in my car and move on to the next job. This is a real plus as they actually allow you to book more than one job per day which some companies restrict you on. As I mentioned earlier, they also put you on their payroll so they even sort the tax issues out for you and send you time sheets.
My favourite jobs with RedWigWam have been to purchase a new product because I get to keep it and test it out at home and don’t even need to review the item, I simply get to enjoy it!
When I first started with RedWigWam I couldn’t figure out how to upload one of my pictures but I was able to go on the live chat (still just on my phone) and spoke to someone straight away who helped my out in a flash.
I’ve been really impressed so far with the mystery shopping options but that’s just the half of it. They also work as a temping agency for fixed term positions. There are some well paid council jobs in my area which are needing staff and options of part and full time work.
I love knowing that if I ever did find myself redundant, I’d go straight to RedWigWam to find work straight away.
Give it a go if it’s something you fancy trying and see if its for you by clicking on my link.
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