Have you ever been mystery shopping? What are some good companies?

@magnet (2089)
United States
July 9, 2007 3:30pm CST
Have you ever been mystery shopping? What are some good mystery shopping companies to shop for? I think I want to start mystery shopping. Tell me about your experience doing that. Thanks
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@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I've used Bestmark and done a few mystery shops for them. They always pay pretty quickly. I live in a small town in North Dakota, so I don't really do it too much anymore. If you live in a more populated area, you can probably get some pretty good ones. We usually just do a Bestmark restaurant mystery shop every 2-3 months. They reimburse you up to a certain amount for your food, and then pay you an additional amount. Basically for my family of 3, we end up getting back just about the entire amount we spent, so we only have to pay the tip out of our pocket. Yeah, there's paperwork involved, but it's worth it for the pretty much free meal.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Thanks for your idea about this company. I just put an application with them, and hope to hear something soon. Thanks again!!
@magnet (2089)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I just registered with Bestmark a week ago and they already offered me a shop but I was not available to take the offer because I already had plans.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I'm going to be watching this discussion. I have never been able to find a good mystery shopping company but would love to. Maybe some fellow MyLotters out there will have some good tips for you.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I did pretty good my first time doing it. I just don't like the paper work part of it. I think that is the part that isn't fun. After you do the shopping, you have to fill out a survey of what happened. I am not really a fan of that. I do not remember all the ones that I have worked for but I will look them up and send you the links.
@magnet (2089)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Thanks in advance Lydia!
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
13 Aug 07
this is something i would love to do. I'm not sure whether i can provide you with any links since we're in different countries, and i don't suppose you'd like to fly over to do some mystery shopping here, unless some large international brand decides to fly you here or fly me to your country. haha. I've heard that a friend's sister did this as a school holiday job. great way to spend the holidays if you ask me!