Christmas Mystery Shopping and You
With only a week to go it is good to look back on the last few months of mystery shopping to see what they have done for my Christmas. It is a great way to get your hands on some free stuff that takes some of the pressure off over the Christmas period. I use my Christmas mystery shopping assignments to get hold of some extra things and to take the pressure off rather than to generate an income.
If I can pick up extra things throughout the year for birthdays and Christmas and break even then I am always happy. This is easy to do if you know how. Market Force is one of the best places to start your Christmas mystery shopping journey. So here is what mystery shopping has done for my Christmas.
Christmas Mystery Shopping – Stocking fillers
The reimbursement from a mystery shopping company for an assignment is rarely massive. So you can’t often get an assignment that will give you £50+ to spend on gifts. Even the shops in jewellery stores are usually only to make an enquiry rather than a purchase. For this reason I use the mystery shops for those little extra presents that fill stocking rather than try to use mystery shopping for main presents. The kids are still fairly young so it helps to have something extra for them to open on Christmas day.
We all know that kids love presents and after the main gifts are bought, it’s lovely to have a few other exciting things to open. I think that mystery shopping can really help in this way as you can get your hands on those smaller extra gifts that help make a good Christmas for the young ones.
Christmas Mystery Shopping – Gifts
We have many people that we buy ‘a little something’ for that only costs a few pounds. It is a gesture of our appreciation, especially if they buy something for the kids and don’t have children themselves. So mystery shopping can really help here. many mystery shops give you the chance to pick up something that would be prefect for a gift, such as-
- a candle
- a box of chocolates
- a bottle of wine
And these are ideal to give to people as a small token of our love.
Christmas Mystery Shopping – The Christmas Table
Again, you will be unlikely to be able to find a mystery shop with enough of a payment to buy a turkey but you can pick up extras like chocolates, wine, Christmas crackers, etc that will help to make the day go with a little more style without spending any more money. Mystery shopping opens doors for people to make their Christmas day a little more special. If you have a set budget then mystery shopping will allow you to push out the boat a little.
Much of this takes planning. I generally start thinking about mystery shopping for Christmas when the kids go back to school in September. It has become as traditional as the John Lewis Christmas advert. This gives me plenty of time to pick up those extra items that will make a big difference to the day.
If you are interested in mystery shopping then my book is a great place to start learning all about it. Check it out now.