An IKEA store opened near our house about a year and a half ago and ever since then I have been obsessed. It’s about 350,000 square feet of inexpensive cookware and modern decor. I’d be lying if I said I had been there less than 10 times in the past year. So it goes without saying that this IKEA manaic was rather excited to discover a way that I could make some extra money just by browsing the store.
If you have never tried mystery shopping before than this might be a great place to get your feet wet. A company called Cirrus Marketing is hiring people to evaluate IKEA stores around the country and they are paying $60 per store visited.
The job entails that you pose as a secret shopper and spend 2-4 hours browsing each department and taking notes of the cleanliness and organization. You are also required to ask each department’s employee a specific question and then record their responses. As an added bonus, they also ask that you evaluate the food court by making a small purchase. This shop does not reimburse you for your purchase so it’s best to get something small. The meatballs are always popular!
I evaluated my local store in July and it took me about 4 hours to complete and fill out my report. I can confirm that I did receive my check for $60, although it took about 60 days to receive from the time I submitted my report.
If you don’t have an IKEA near you be sure to pass this along to a friend. I believe they have stores in 22 cities around the United States so there are plenty of opportunities, especially in the larger cities. Here is a link to the application: http://cirrusmktg.com/shoppers
Good Luck Penny Hoarders