Monday, February 16, 2009


I completed my first mystery shop in quite a few years today. I think my last one was a Kinko's shop about 6 or 7 years ago. It was pretty fun, and I like getting paid to go out and buy a sandwich (that they'll also reimburse me for). If you would like to sign up for this company, here's a link: GfK Mystery Shopping. I also got an invitation from them last week that was to do an audit of an electronics store, but it was a very involved, long process of scanning items in a store that would have required about 12 hours of hands-on work... that's not something I can really commit to until Nicholas is in school. It would have been a nice opportunity though, as it paid $125!

I also got invited to participate in a market research focus group through FocusFwd. It's an online bulletin board that I have to log in to and post each day this week, and if completed successfully it will pay $100! That rocks.

Here's a picture of my progress on the "acrylic eater". I didn't get to work on it much today, so this is only about an hour's worth of work. It's almost the size of a couch cushion now, and I'd like it to be big enough to be a good lap blanket at least. I'm hoping there is enough yarn for that!


Baroness of Blah said...

Love the blankie! I was doing mystery shopping last year but got burnt out on fast food shops. The audits sound more interesting but too hard with the kids. I had to shop a cell phone place and was a nervous wreck!

Dani said...

Are you going to post a pattern? I LOVE it!

DarcyLee said...

Thanks for posting the links. I've never mystery shopped before but I'm interested for sure. The blanket is beautiful.

Gloria said...

Nice job on the blanket. Where can I get the pattern?

Honestly, i don't know where you find the time...between sick dogs and kids....!

I think I will check out that mystery shopping and focus fwd....sounds like something I may be able to do.

I may email i I have any questions. If you have a link as to where I can find that crochet pattern email it to