Category Archives: Mystery Shopping

Can I Bring the Kids With Me?

This week on Mystery Shopping Monday, we’re going to explore the idea of bringing kids and other people on shops with you…inspired by the inquiry below. Hi Buzzy, I was recently assigned a movie theatre shop, and 2 restaurants.  I’m … Continue reading

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Mystery Shopping Monday: What is Mystery Shopping?

This is the beginning of a series specifically geared to those interested in Mystery Shopping. Here, I answer the basic question: What is Mystery Shopping?  

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Mystery Shopping FAQs

Interested in Mystery Shopping?  Great!  Here’s a list of common FAQ’s compiled to save my poor hands from carpal tunnel in answering questions one at a time: (If you’re looking for other random jobs, check out the Work at Home FAQ) … Continue reading

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Why are they asking for my email password?

Dear Buzz, I signed on with a few mystery shopping companies, but they all ask me for my email and password. That seems a bit invasive. Why do they want to log into my email account?  Do they need to? … Continue reading

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Can I tell my friends I’m a Mystery Shopper?

Hiya Queen! I loved your mystery shopper book and video and have been shopping for a little over a month now.  The checks are just now starting to come in and I’m so happy!  I’ve been wanting to tell my … Continue reading

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Is it a real Job Offer or a Scam: Mystery Shopper Edition

Dear Buzzy, I got this email the other day, and I was wondering…is it a real job or a scam?  I know you like Mystery Shopping, and I just wanted to get your professional opinion~ Thanks! -Mystery Mike One of  … Continue reading

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Is Shadow Shopper a Scam?

Hey Queenie! I found a company called Shadow Shopper and they said that they could get me started in mystery shopping, but they charge a fee.  I remember that you said that you should never pay to shop, so I … Continue reading

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Do I have to buy something?

Hi Buzzy, I’m really interested in this mystery shopping thing, but I was wondering if I had to buy stuff when I shopped.  Isn’t that I just would get money back for the money I spent? And what if I … Continue reading

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Mystery Shopping Dilemma: What if the Employee Hits on You?

I love mystery shopping, but I swear, sometimes the weirdest things happen on assignments which leave me scratching my head and thinking, “Ok, how am I going to write this one up?” In one apartment shop, my cover story was … Continue reading

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Do Mystery Shoppers need an EIN?

Dear Buzzy, I was signing up with some mystery shopping companies that you recommended, and one of them stated that you had to have an EIN to shop for them.  Here is what is in their IC agreement: “Shoppers are … Continue reading

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