The San Francisco start-up Quri created a free app called EasyShift
that helps consumers make a few bucks while shopping. When you sign up or log in through Facebook, you see pins pop up on a map of your area. Each pin represents a "shift," and for a small sum of money, somewhere between $3 and $8, you go to a local retailer and complete an assignment, called a "shift."
When you click on a specific shift, you will see instructions including where in the store to find certain products and directions for the specific assignment. The tasks may require answering a few questions about pricing info or taking some photos. Opportunities are available at the mall, grocery stores, gas stations, coffee shops and in some places even at movie theaters. The tasks are usually pretty quick and users are paid daily via paypal.