I'm with TNS, Viewsbank, Grassroots, Retail Active and a few others but with these four I have consistently had a variety of jobs over the last 2-3 years. Some pay a fee, others reimburse a purchase and some jobs are a combination of the two. It's quite straightforward work and enables you to help improve services.
I was with Grassroots for ages. Local Waitrose so knew I was the local mystery shopper. I had an incident with GR and Barclays Bank mind. I was chatting about opening an account and had DS (about a year old) asleep for the whole 45 mins in his pushchair. I noticed the bank safe door was wide open behind the salesperson! I mentioned it later on the survey, the salesperson went mental and accused me of having post natal depression and imagining it !!
They email you (and all the others in your area) with jobs available. You reply "when" you could do it, if you don't want to do that job, you just don't reply. They will ring and ask people if they've had no takers by email though.
That sounds good, thank you. I've been trying to find some ways of scrabbling together a bit of extra money (I know this won't really do that - but if you get reimbursed for a meal or something that is great too!) and this sounds like it could fit in really well without a big commitment!
Can you tell us what is the best way to 'spot' the mystery shoppers. .
I work in retail and we are constantly being 'threatened' with mystery shoppers and one of the points we get marked down on is not engaging in conversation (and I mean a lot more than a pleasant 'good morning, can I help you'). So many customers seem to hate getting into conversation with shop staff that it seems so false to endlessly have to make artificial conversation. Are the mystery shoppers told to chat back? .