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Becoming a Secret Shopper...

I was talking with a buddy of mine about being a secret shopper. That's gotta be a pretty decent part time gig. Get paid to go out and eat at a restaurant, or go buy some clothes.

I found two sites with some information, but I was just wondering if anyone else has ever done this. Is there a catch?

http://www.secretshoppercompany.com/

http://www.secretshopnet.com/
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the catch is... what do they pay?

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My wife and I do this kind of stuff all the time, its very cool. we get free dinners, free products etc.




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You have to pay up front, but you get reimbursed.

What company do you do it through Tony? I'm looking at who to sign up through...gotta find one with some good steakhouses as clients
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She has a bunch of different place she signs us up through. She just got in with Nike, they are sending her new shoes to test out for a few months at a time. Its all out there on the web, she spends hours working it, between finding these deals and them doing the reports there is a fair amount of work. Its not just go eat, tell them what you thought and get a check. I did a shop for a major sporting goods chain store in the area not to long ago and she spent hours writng up the report, mainly cause they failed miserably




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You have to pay up front, but you get reimbursed.

What company do you do it through Tony? I'm looking at who to sign up through...gotta find one with some good steakhouses as clients
do they reimburse the whole purchase price?? if so, that rocks!!

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I'm not sure what the guidelines are, but I'm pretty sure they reimburse the full amount. Maybe only to a certain dollar amount.

They tell you what to buy, or where to eat, and give you some questions to ask employees to see if they are knowledgeable
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I'm not sure what the guidelines are, but I'm pretty sure they reimburse the full amount. Maybe only to a certain dollar amount.

They tell you what to buy, or where to eat, and give you some questions to ask employees to see if they are knowledgeable
Some places pay for the whole meal, some only pay for portions. It depends on who you are working for.




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Good deal. I'm going to look for some places to sign up at. I'll give it a shot at least once.
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Looks like this site is a very good resource.

http://www.mysteryshop.org
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I always hear commericals for that on the comedy channel of Xm, and figured there had to be a catch. So you have to spend some time typing up a report, doesn't sound too bad.
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