Super Coupon Woman’s Update On Brother and Side Hustles!

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and reading this post. A few posts ago, I told how my brother was going to have open heart surgery and I was going down to take care of him and my mom. I quit my job three months ago and then got the news about all this happening, so I was unable to get a steady job not knowing what was going on, and started trying to do some side hustles and looking into ways to earn extra income. I am proud to say that my brother had his operation on October 22nd, and is doing well. He is in a quite a bit of pain and healing slowly, but that is to be expected. I started working with driveline merchandising this week and it is great because I can do it anytime during the week as long as I get it done by the due date. My mom needs quite about of care and attention so supervision is needed. I also have to have an outlet in this current situation, so getting out of the house is very helpful. I am ready to be back home, but still have two or three weeks to go. Say prayers for my family during this time. I cannot work any of the side hustles down here such as the mystery shopping etc, but am confident once I get in my own area, I will be able to make what I need without putting up with horrible bosses that don’t care about me and only care about their paycheck. I will keep everyone update on side hustle opportunities and deals for the holidays, because it’s November 3rd….Only 52 days! When all this started going on, I went ahead and got 90 percent of my Christmas shopping done so it would be one thing less I would have to worry about, and one person won’t tell me what she wants. So only two total to go…that’s ok, I have to save a little shopping for the deals anyway!

Happy Shopping!

Super Coupon Woman

Super Coupon Woman’s Life Event Update!

Life has thrown me a lot more curve balls than I would like over the past few years. I have been a server for 15 years and absolutely loved it. Cash Every day, good pay and I interacted with all kinds of people. Unfortunately, Feb 6th 2017 a little boy accidentally tripped me making me fall with a full tray of dishes and I jerked my tray back injuring my arm back to keep the dishes from hurting any customers. I did not realize how injured it was and continued to work and my job did not do a workman’s comp claim or encourage me to go to the doctor. They did the opposite and said they did not want me to go.

I had endured a lot of financial loss over the previous years and had just gotten an apartment with my daughter’s help so I felt a lot of obligation’s on my shoulder’s so I continued to work. Nineteen month’s later, I couldn’t take the pain anymore and quit abruptly. I don’t recommend doing that, but had stayed way too long being unhappy and felt they deserved the same respect they showed…none. I really loved serving and without realizing it, did more damage by continuing to work and pretend everything was okay. I now can only lift it half way up in the side position, the other positions I have full range and pain level is between two and three. So in the end, I had to do what I was trying to prevent from happening after the fall, I had to stop serving so my arm can heal. It’s been three month’s and sometimes I feel like it’s healing and other times I feel it’s the same even though I am not working which can be frustrating. They did not care enough to let me go to the doctor, so I can only guess on how to make it better or what the diagnosis really is.

I have always wanted to work at home and even though I did not have much money saved, I took this time to try and learn about different opportunities. I am also taking this time to learn about me because up until now my identity has been as a mom or my work. I want to learn about me and what makes me happy when I am not at work. I will be a mom the rest of my life but my girls are grown so I can take time to try some new career’s without the financial pressure I had as they grew up and solely depended on me.

Since my previous supervisor’s were mean and bullies, I didn’t want to jump into a job just to be unhappy again. In the previous post, I told everyone about some of the side hustles I have tried and decided they were not for me. I do encourage other’s to try them as they are good side hustles and could be what you need to bring in extra money or full time income. Shortly after quitting, my brother that also has a hurt shoulder and his employer treated him the same way. (he was braver than me and got a lawyer) He needed surgery but had to go to a heart doctor to get the okay for them to do it and found out he needs a heart operation so that put’s more pressure on me to find something to work at home since he takes care of my mom who is eighty. The past six weeks has been full of unknowns which made it hard to know what job direction to go.

I was working at TNG and didn’t want to pick up more hours until I knew what was going on. I ended up leaving due to my supervisor making the job more difficult than it needed to be. That’s one of the reasons I loved the job was not having being able to work on my own and have minimal contact with supervisor’s. Meanwhile, I had been applying for other merchandising companies. My brother will be having his operation October 22nd and I will be going down there to take care of him and my mom for about five to six weeks if all goes well.

Once I knew what was going on, I could tell interested employer’s what was going on and see if I could work down there and transfer once I am back home. I am happy to say, one company was happy to do that, I should be training this week and they will wait to hear from me on when I will be available for work once I know my brother’s status. I feel like that was a really nice thing for them to do. The Company is Drive Line Retail I will be a merchandiser and the schedule is flexible as long as you get it done by the due date. (usually within the week) so if you are needing something that you can do on your time schedule, apply today.

Mystery Shopping has been slow this month so very happy to start my new job. I will post on some other work at home job’s I am or have applied to later in the week.

If you are wondering if I am still paying it forward and helping others, the answer is yes! I have a friend that is helping as I am going through all this and she will be picking up donations and giving them out as she finds someone in need. I can’t wait to be able to dedicate more time to it when things get back to normal.

Happy Sunday!
Super Coupon Woman

Super Coupon Woman’s Less Than 100 Day’s Til Christmas Side Hustle’s To Try!

Hi Everyone,

Not to freak everyone out, but there is less than 100 days til Christmas! I have been unemployed since July 23rd because my company did not take care of an injury from a fall I had at the workplace and after 18 months. I just got tired of it hurting. Going through a little PSTD from bad treatment from managers I have had in the past so I have been a little nervous to jump back into a job that I would be unhappy with. I thought I would share some of my side hustles I have tried and continuing to try as I am looking for a remote work at home job since I may need to go down and help with my mom and brother since he is having surgery.

Off and on I have been a mystery shopper and have been doing some of those while I was off. I only like to drive certain areas so that limits where I choose from. I made about 250 in August, but if I was more open to travel I feel that I could make a full time living from it. The more companies you sign up for, the more chances to increase your income because some will have only a few if any to choose from, but that is only because there are so many shoppers and do not get discouraged as a lot will cancel and need shops done and sometimes they will even offer bonus pay to do them. Please keep in mind that payment can be anywhere from 30-60 days. Keeping a little notepad with shops done and the amount is helpful to keep track of how much you earn. I folder labeled mystery shopping in your bookmarks is helpful as well. I have been trying to different ones for the experience and to make me feel more comfortable while doing them.

Here are the current Mystery Shopping Companies I use They are kind of in order of my favorites, but everyone likes different things, so what I like might not be the same for you. What matters to me easy scheduling and rescheduling if needed and reports that won’t be rejected by the slightest mistake, they will correct you and give you tips on what to do and not to do for next report:

Jancyn I absolutely love this mystery shopping company. Different mystery shops that include various retail shops. Please use Tina Klein as referral name and supercouponwoman@yahoo.com if they ask for my email.

Intelli-Shop I love this mystery shopping company also. Plenty of shops to choose from as well as a variety and easy to work with. You do have to contact scheduler to reschedule, but I did so without any problem.

Sentry Marketing I have not used them as much as I should, but they have lots of different mystery shops to choose from. I will be doing one Monday for them.

North Fork Research I have done serveral shops for them, they are meticulous about the reports, just take your time and email with any questions you may have.

I Secret Shop Has several shops to choose from including web and phone shops. Easy to use, I have done one for them and plan on doing more.

EPMS Mystery Shopping I am signed up but have not done one yet, they are apartment shops and pay $25.00 so can add up quickly. Reports will need to provide precise details. Some shoppers really love to do these.

Other Side Hustles:

Lyft I got approved with Lyft in about two weeks and was excited to start, but I only like driving certain areas. You have to accept the ride and it does not tell you where or how far your going. This would be great for someone who drives a lot and feel comfortable driving in all areas of where they live. I should give them another try soon, great way to earn extra money.

Door Dash: My daughter has done this a few times, and I feel it is worth the time and effort. When we do it, we are going to do it as a team and split the money, highly recommend. Please enter referral phone as: 214-604-8842

TNG Offer’s Merchandising which goes hand in hand with mystery shopping. It offer’s a flexible part time schedule that you can do through the week and most of the jobs do not require weekends. I am working about 10-12 hours a week, but could pick up more. The pay is a little lower than I would like, but my arm is healing so that is good. Pay is $10.00 an hour. Once you have some merchandising experience, other companies will want to hire you…job security 🙂

Handy Pro Have previous cleaning experience or are you a handy man or lawn technician? Great way to pick up jobs in your area. My daughter works for them and averages around 16 an hour. You are allowed to bring someone with you to help clean the big jobs, you are responsible for paying them. I have done a few jobs with her, good way to earn extra money.

For more opportunities, visit my newly updated Work At Home page