Friday, November 03, 2006
Secret Shopping on the Sly
Have you seen those ads about becoming a mystery or secret shopper? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? You get paid to shop and write about the experience. Well, I lucked into an opportunity when my favorite women’s clothing retailer sent me an e-mail asking if I was interested in shopping on the sly for them. You bet, I hurriedly wrote back. After a few days, they sent another e-mail saying they could use me at their local store. Soon thereafter, a packet arrived with two $50 gift cards and a copy of the survey that I would have to complete on-line after the shopping trip.
The other day I went shopping and only spent a few minutes of my time. Can’t beat that, can you? And what, dear gentle readers, did I acquire? A beautiful garnet-red suede jacket, a rusty brown silk top and a braided leather belt. I found a $25-off coupon, which I combined with just a little bit of my own money to score big. I love secrets. In a few days, I’ll return for my second adventure. Hey, I could do this for a living.