I have now completed 79 of the 157 shops on this route, including 19 last week. With only 78 shops to go, I am now at the halfway mark!
Last week I started in New Orleans, worked along the Mississippi and Florida Gulf Coast, and then skipped over to the Georgia Coast. I ended my week in Myrtle Beach.
Week Four Gross: $1574
Week Four Expenses: $611
Week Four Net Income: $963
Net of Trip Home: $496
I set a goal of having $879 in weekly net income. I did better than this last week excluding my trip home the week prior. I spent $467 including roundtrip air, rental car and airport parking.
It was a slower week because I was unable to work on Labor Day and on Saturday I was only able to complete one shop (many dealerships are closed on Saturday). I kept my food expenses low by mystery shopping three restaurants. I have only been eating out at dinner every day. Breakfast is provided by the hotel and lunch I snack on fruit or granola bars.
All my expenses are being tracked through four categories: hotel, food, gas and other. I don't worry too much about gas - the only way I control that is by driving the speed limit and filling up when I see lower prices. Once again I find my food spending surprisingly low. Last week I spent $22 on food. Hotel expenses remained the highest cost, $425. I spent $151 on gas and $13 on clothes.