August 2, 2011

Help Wanted! Price check for me while on your shopping trips

Wanna make a little extra money on your next shopping trip? I’m looking for deal-loving detectives to help me out in “the field”. For example, your headed to Winco for your weekly shopping trip. I give you a list of items to price-check for me while you’re out on your trip. You send me your findings – I pay you for your time and effort – and I share the match-ups with my readers – everyone wins!

I want to provide more in-the-field reports but unfortunately I’m just not able to make it out to the stores every day (still juggling two small kids at home). So I’d like to enlist a group of you that would be interested in price checking and deal seeking when you are out at the stores (on your already planned shopping trips).

Here’s what I’m thinking (it’s going to be a work in progress):

  • You let me know your interested and I put you on an email list
  • When I’m looking for a price for Winco, Walmart, Target, etc. – I email the list out to the group of interested folks and see if anyone is heading there. First person to respond gets the “assignment” and they’d be responsible for looking for specific prices in store.
  • While on your shopping trip, you’ll scope out prices on specific items. You’ll email me back with your findings.
  • I share your prices via post on the blog – so everyone can benefit from your trip.
  • You get paid (on an agreed upon rate) for your trip!

Here are a few things to note :

  • Because I would be paying you (as a contractor), you’ll need to fill out a W9. You’ll need to be responsible for your own taxes and liabilities on any revenue that you make.
  • First come, first serve on jobs.
  • Pictures are a plus!

You will not get rich doing this. I can’t offer a lot – but that’s why I’m hoping you would just combine it with shopping trips you are already planning. I’m thinking $5 – $10 per shopping trip depending on how many prices I have you look up. I would clearly state how much I’m willing to pay when I send out the original email and you can decide if it’s worth your time or not.

So, are you interested? Contact me here – give me your name and a valid email address and I’ll follow up with you via email within the next week.


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  1. I am willing to do this. I frequent Summit trading post, winco, safeway,and walmart. is my email.

  2. would love to do this!!! I live really close to safeway, walmart, and winco! My email is

  3. I just sent a response in. Sounds like a fun thing to do! And gives me a great excuse to go to the store! lol

  4. Katharine says:

    I just sent you an email on the site and will send you one directly too with a pic. I live in San Diego, CA. I would love to do this. I am at these stores at least 1-3 times a week each (sometimes more:) than I should be). I am really flexible with timing and able to easily do this as I don’t have kids and am not on a traditional work schedule. Great blog and great idea by the way.

    Thanks again!


  5. Susan Phan says:

    Would love to participate. Live in north Tacoma. A little extra coffee money always comes in handy. Can send pic to your e-mail:)

  6. I am game. Sign me up. I am in Des Moines/Kent/N fed way area.

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