Friday, July 31, 2009

WDYT increases payout by 100%!!!

Yes thats right folks, the good people at 'What Do YOU Think?' have made a huge move in the pay per click email stakes. Previously you would get 5 points for clicking on an ad in the email they send you. Now it has increased to 10 points. I know you are impressed.....

They have also started sending more than one email a day, and they occassionally send a survey to do that is worth more points, so I guess it adds up, and it won't take that long to get to that $20 gift voucher.

From my extensive calculations I have worked out this will get you 2 or 3 X $20 gift vouchers a year, so why not join if you haven't already.....WDYT.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Could I Survive Unemployment?

I had the last week off work and with all the talk of unemployment queues in Australia growing over the next year or so, I wanted to do a little experiment to find out whether I could make a liveable amount of money in a week for doing surveys, focus groups and mystery shopping.

The cheques from
Global Test Market and Rewards Central would certainly have helped, but realistically mystery shopping and focus groups would have to be the avenues for making a wage for the week....

So how did I go?

Here is a summary:

Monday - Mystery Shopping Assignments with GapBuster $47 (3 hours)
Tuesday - Mystery Shopping Assignment with HOED $68 (3 hours)
Wednesday - Mystery Shopping Assignments with RMSA $75 + ($100 Products) + Mystery Shopping Assignment with Service Integrity $15 (6 hours)
Thursday - Mystery Shopping Assignments with GapBuster $75 (4 hours)
Friday - Mystery Shopping Assignments with RMSA $30 (2 hours)

Total for the Week: $310 + $100 in products for about 18 hours work.

During the week I also did approx $40 (in cash and gift vouchers) worth of surveys and put together the bones of a new web site for a friend of mine. (

Is it a weekly wage? the minimum working wage is $560 odd dollars a week, and the unemployment benefit is about $240 a week, so I guess you could survive on doing mystery shops, surveys and focus groups.......

Cheques this week from Global Test Market and Rewards Central

Cheques from Global Test Market $61.42 and Rewards Central $50

Its alway nice to receive cheques in the mail rather than bills. On Friday, I was lucky enough to open the mailbox to find two nice cheques. It really is a nice feeling to get money in the mail.

Enough of the nice already....

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Excited...Test driving a Sports Car tommorow.

Getting paid $35 to test drive a sports car tommorow, should be good :)

Email me for the company to register with to get this opportunity.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

General Comments

Didn't win $53 Million in Tuesday's lotto?

Yeah I know, it would have been nice to be a $53 Million winner wouldn't it? Well maybe next time can still get a $5 credit to enter the next draw by joining Ozlottories.

And until I do win the big prize, there is still paid surveys, rewards programs and mystery shopping to do and it might not be enough to retire to Bermuda on but its very real. Another $20 Bunnings Voucher courtesy of Valued Opinions ordered from their web site today :)