What is the favorite reimbursed item you have ever gotten on a mystery shop

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We went to Gettysburg and stayed in a hotel, had breakfast and dinner paid for as well as parking and Starbucks, and a bar tab. The entire bill was maybe $350 total, but I felt so extravagant spending money like that. We ordered whatever we wanted. The report wasn't that bad either. I have a hard time wasting money, so having this paid for was awesome.

Another one was going to Pittsburgh and staying at a Hampton Inn, eating lunch at Capital Grill, and seeing one of my favorite bands, Cadillac Three, play at a local club.

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@French Farmer wrote:

The cop that bought me coffee and breakfast, then my lunch and then dinner - all the same day!
I vaguely remember reading a few years ago a post from a shopper about quite a nice interaction with a police officer. Was that you, French???
To all you people with postage stamps....I have a sheet of Star Trek stamps among others I got from mystery shopping. I was planning to gift it to a trekkie and decided to see what it is worth now first....That $10+ dollar sheet is now selling on amazon for close to $30. Others I have are priced over $40. So those postage stamps are worth more than I thought! (also Pets 43.99, First responders 38.50, frogs around $20 etc There might be some you would part with for those prices) Of course these are sale prices. Dont know if anyone is buying.

@Rho* wrote:

#1 postage stamps
#2 Pints of ice cream from a local upscale parlor that I brought to a dinner party.


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Ha! I have Star Trek stamps and Wonder Woman stamps. I did not get them on shops but I am not selling them, either. I use them to send to special people and that makes me (and them) happy. grinning smiley
A beautiful cashmere scarf from an upscale retailer.

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Anything that helped me save money. Oil changes, household supplies, beauty products, gas, etc.
It's so hard to choose just one #1, but these are my favorite reimbursed items, and I also got paid for each shop.
eye exam and glasses
new garage door including installation
complete new brakes R&R on all four wheels of my car
several hundreds of dollars in merchandise as part of a credit/debit card testing program
winning$ from casino shops
meals from high-end hotel shops
It was more my feelings about the shopping experience.

I had to choose from 2 categories: laundry and allergy. The fabric softener I could use. The allergy medicine, I exchanged for Tylenol PM. That, I could use!

@Shop-et-al wrote:

Feelings about fabric softener????? Bwahaha!

@HonnyBrown wrote:

.... Gain fabric softener was a bizarre one. After the shop, I had to make a video about my feelings.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Yeah, my first instinct was to write about the fully reimbursed spackle that I got from the hardware store shop.

@sandyf wrote:

After reading and thinking of all the items worth 100's of dollars each that I have gotten I still love my $10 veggie peeler best. A theme for many is the item we would probably never have contemplated purchasing on our own dime but we enjoy so much.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
OMG I loved the Aveda shops. I would do a round and get shampoo one month, conditioner the next month, tea the next month and just keep going around and around. I miss those. I also loved my Coach tennis shoes and my Kate Spade wallet. When the Coach shops did full reimbursement I would get initial key chains for everyone in my family. I used to do Hannah Anderson shops when my kids were little. They were the best dressed kids. AHH the good ole days.
I bet you needed that spackle!
On one hardware shop I bought a Zip-It brand drain cleaning tool. It did the best job I've ever seen of removing the hair in the sink drain. Another time I got a razor blade scraper that made removing the burned-on crud from my glass stove a piece of cake.
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Yeah, my first instinct was to write about the fully reimbursed spackle that I got from the hardware store shop.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Tickets to a St Louis Blues game that we were already planning to attend. We had to listen to a time share spiel when the game started. I think we missed seeing two goals because the Blues started scoring right at the start. I also had a hotel so we could spend the night afterward. It was just cool how it all fell together.
I did a Porsche video route for a couple of years and finished each route with a whole trunkful of Porsche accessories: keyrings, Yeti type insulated steel coffee cups, leather date calendars, polo shirts, hats, lanyards - really nice, high-quality items from their customer store. Gave most of it away, but kept the coffee cups because they were just lovely. I have enough for each cupholder in my Subaru, lolol
This year, I’ve collected a ton of $3 seed packets from my big box hardware Health and Safety Audits. Black cherry tomatoes, heirloom beans, some super cool sunflower varieties that I normally would not try - but they are free and so, yep, I’m going to throw them into pots and give them a shot.
I did a merch shop and had to buy up seeds from hardware stores. I had to donate the seeds, but since the pandemic started I was able to keep them. I Freecycled them to my neighbors. Last summer, I was stocked with fresh flowers, herbs and veggies thanks to my neighbors.

Meanwhile, my garden was very sad.

@ColoKate63 wrote:

This year, I’ve collected a ton of $3 seed packets from my big box hardware Health and Safety Audits. Black cherry tomatoes, heirloom beans, some super cool sunflower varieties that I normally would not try - but they are free and so, yep, I’m going to throw them into pots and give them a shot.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I almost forgot. We went to a dairy and pig farm in Indiana for a whole day. Fully reimbursed meals, tour tickets, and cheese that I could take home. That was a good summer day.
Yeah, spackle would be good. One of my favorite purchases was a hammer with a half-sized handle. I still have it over 10 years later, and I've used it about once a month or so.
Too many, but I will limit it::
- Swarovoski Necklace
- Rag & Bone - Blazer (had to add $125 to this), jeans, boots, sweaters, tops
- $700 jacket that they let me keep
- Uno de 50 Silver bracelet
- Pandora Bracelets and charms
- Clarins, Armani, Chanel, Lancome perfumes and cosmetics
- Ermenegildo Zegna cologne
- Premium seating for MLB games and Steakhouse

Slew of stuff from C. Wonder, H&M, Forever 21, Century 21, Aveda, Skechers, Aeropostale, entertainment, venues, many fine dining shops and lunch reimbursements that were most enjoyable.

Op, I had a great time going down memory lane!
Yes, I have a whole upper class wardrobe from Rag And Bone. A $750 winter jacket but it is never cold enough here. On the clearance rack so it cost me nothing. I do love my $450 wool sweater , skinny jeans and some tops.. Glad i have them tho I rarely wear them. Loved that shop. It was very easy.

@Madetoshop wrote:

Too many, but I will limit it::
- Swarovoski Necklace
- Rag & Bone - Blazer (had to add $125 to this), jeans, boots, sweaters, tops
- $700 jacket that they let me keep
- Uno de 50 Silver bracelet
- Pandora Bracelets and charms
- Clarins, Armani, Chanel, Lancome perfumes and cosmetics
- Ermenegildo Zegna cologne
- Premium seating for MLB games and Steakhouse

Slew of stuff from C. Wonder, H&M, Forever 21, Century 21, Aveda, Skechers, Aeropostale, entertainment, venues, many fine dining shops and lunch reimbursements that were most enjoyable.

Op, I had a great time going down memory lane!
The most valuable was probably 20% of my progressive glasses, or 2 hotel stays while we were skiing.
The one I've been enjoying lately is my food thermos. Keeps my food hot all day. And used it to take a frozen treat hiking and it worked for that too!
I'm stocked up in toilet paper thanks to my Big Lots shops. I didn't need to go into red alert at the start of the pandemic.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Hardware store: hose, paint edger, tools, picture hanging hardware, a box cutter, a C-clamp, plants, peat moss, screws, and spackle.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
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