Happy Week 2384 of self-distancing/quarantine. Wednesday we drove around just for fun. We didn’t get out of the car, we literally each took a turn choosing “left, right or straight” and we just meandered. It’s like a cruel joke- gas is $1.24 here, and yet we don’t dare go anywhere. On the flip side, my husband is working from home and I am as well. We aren’t going anywhere, so at least our gas budget is basically $0 right now. That helps to even out our insanely high grocery bill as I buy every comfort food under the sun. Has anyone else gained weight? I’m up 8lbs. It doesn’t help I took a tumble last week and ended up with two torn up and bleeding knees. Time to recuperate on the couch with some grey stuff until I can bend my knees again, right?
My earning sites are starting to adapt to our new normal. For instance, my secret shopping site now lets us do grocery pick-up for items to test and give feedback. They are working on making these same shops, when able, to be “any store” accessible rather than say that one specific Walmart across town. I was actually able to do a pair of item testing shops this past week and I almost felt like things were normal for a minute! It just happened to be luck that I had a grocery order in that I could add the items too, so I wasn’t taking a grocery spot away from someone to test a few fragrance items.
I also feel like there are more panels to be had! It seems like I’m getting a lot of opportunities. I don’t always qualify for them, but still, the chance is there. I actually made $60 doing a panel with my 4 year old, but I gave her $10 to put in her bank account since she helped out. She was thrilled to make money doing surveys like I do! Future Savear over here, y’all.
Somehow I qualified for a trash bag in-home test. I don’t even know what site I qualified on, two boxes of bags just showed up at our door the other day. I don’t know what the payout for this will be, but I’m always so thrilled when I get to test something we use- especially something like trash bags. My husband was ridiculously excited, which is hilarious because usually he’s the one that gently teases me about always testing something. If only it had been a Lysol wipes test!
Tentative budget: $6000
April 20th- April 26th
TV survey- $20
Secret Shopping- $19
CC Rewards- $15.59
Panel Reward- $2
Total earned this week: $133.09
Fund Total from last post: $172
Current Fund Total: $305.09