I can't remember the first time I went to a store and they printed me out a yard and a half of receipts, and told me to take the survey to win a prize/coupon.
But what was once an oddity seems like the world's most normal thing in the world.
I don't know about you but I have never taken one of these "short surveys."
The other day at the local grocery store I frequent, they had a list of the first names of the monthly 100 dollar gift card drawing, and I thought...if I took that survey every time I went to the grocery store, I bet I would win eventually. That still left me wondering if $100 for survey after survey was worth it, but who knows?
So I decided, for 30 days I would take every receipt survey I received, and see what this world has to offer.
Today seems like the day to start. My wife and grabbed a casual dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings (the receipt only gives me the chance to leave feedback -- no survey), and then headed to the mall where we did some kids clothing shopping. And all four places we shopped (Gap, Children's Place, JC Penny, and Janie and Jack) gave receipts encouraging feedback for either coupons or prizes.
So...here we go. I'll let you know how the survey experiment goes (not to mention, readers will probably get a minor glimpse in part to my spending habits).