Topic: DIVA Divine Deals
How is it that I can live the life of a Diva on only a handful of cash??? I can tell you the secret - there is a lot of free stuff out there!!! Also, I am a major bargain hunter and a secret shopper.
Yes, you read the last part right - a secret shopper. I am registered with legitimate companies, which I located in the Wall Street Journal, via some past article about this elusive career. As such a spy, I have been treated to some very fine restaurants (ie. Capital Grille, Mastro's), had free lunches, cocktails and hotel stays. It is an amazing amount of fun as well.
Here is an example of an assignment that I received : "We have after 10 and 11pm Bar Ethics evaluations in the following areas. The shops reimburse up to $60 for food and drinks, plus pay an additional $5-10 evaluators fee. It's like going out on us. If interested, please call."
You register with the company and they will contact you when there is a "shop" needed in your area. They pay is not usually high for the job, but the perks make it worth your while. You need to be very detailed and take notes discreetly while you "perform your shop". Sometimes you need to take photos to document things like restroom appearance. Save your receipts for reimbursal. Once you do the shop you have a day or two to log in and do a "report". Usually it is a list of questions you answer. It helps if you are a writer that can give vivid details about the food and quality of service.
So, in the spirit of dollar saving Diva Sisters everywhere - I am going to share the links to those companies here -
*There are no fees to sign up for these legitimate "secret shopper" companies.
Register!!! Go have a great time and shop your butt off!