My wife and I went on a mystery shopping road trip Wednesday. This is a good way to increase your earnings from mystery shopping. We did shops in some small towns that were 1-2 hours away from us. Shops in little towns often go undone and the mystery shopping companies will give you nice bonuses to do them before the end of the month. It isn’t cost effective to drive an hour or so each way for just one shop but by both of us going we were able to make the road trip worthwhile. We did two bank shops and four fast-food shops. The bank we shopped for only allows a shopper to do one shop a day but since there were two of us we were each able to pick up a nicely bonused shop in towns located close to each other. At the end of the day we made about $150 and had received five free meals and only spent about $20 on gas. Since we only actually worked a couple hours each I consider that a pretty good deal.