Allison earns up to $100 each time she goes to the movies!
When Allison Hester learned that companies will pay people to check out the latest blockbusters, she signed right up and started raking in cash! Here’s how
Back classified in the ad 1980s, looking I saw for a someone to ‘mystery shop’ a movie theater in exchange for two tickets, popcorn and drinks. As a poor college student who loved movies, I called and got the job. It was great! Then I decided to revisit secret shopping again several years ago. I found a market research company and signed up. I was able to pick my jobs, from grocery shopping to visiting cinemas. As a stay-at-home mom, going to see movies gave me a fun reason to get a break and a cost-effective way to go out with my husband. When I started, we were a military family on a limited budget, so seeing a movie was a real treat, not to mention the free snacks and getting paid $ 20 for the assignment. And some jobs pay more—up to $100! “As for the work itself, which I still do, I just note things like how easy it was to get my tickets and concessions and what ads were shown. To file my report, I log in and answer questions about my experience, like whether the bathrooms were clean. I get paid via Paypal about a month after my visit.” Note: To find similar work in your area, search “mystery shopper” and your city, then visit the Better Business Bureau (Bbb.org) to check the company’s rating before signing up.
Allison Hester, 48, North Little Rock, AK