1. Home
  2. Chat
  3. Mystery Shopper

Mystery Shopper

Ask a Question

Do you use mystery shopper in restaurants? I am thinking of applying as you can have a free meal. Do they pay quickly?

GSM
19 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap19 days ago

I've done mystery shop at couple of places but not a restaurant. Depends who your doing it for concerning payment and what they ask

Like
Reply
gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2519 days ago

My partner has been a mystery shopper for years. He has done all sorts of places - banks, chemists, fast food restaurants, pubs, hotels. We once had a weeks holiday in a holiday park with the children which was great!

He has noticed that generally the payments have drastically reduced in recent years. They are okay if you were going for a meal anyway, as a portion of the cost is reimbursed but many have quite a specific remit, you are told what food and drink to order and often they will only pay for one meal. You won’t make much money doing Myst Shopping, but it can be an enjoyable side line.

They tend to reimburse monthly in to your bank account.

Like
Reply
2
GSM
GSM
Original Poster
19 days ago

gerrykelly25 thanks. The thing is not very clear how much they pay. If they say up to £25 does it mean they can pay less or that is what you get? Don't want to waste my money.

Like
Reply
gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2519 days ago

GSM that usually means that is the maximum they will pay. If you spend £17 on the meal, that is what will be reimbursed. They tend not to pay mileage anymore either unless they are desperate to get the job done, so don’t agree to travel too far, unless it fits in with your plans.

Like
Reply
1
GSM
GSM
Original Poster
19 days ago

gerrykelly25 thanks I will give it a go as the pub is 20 min walking

Like
Reply
1
Mick82
Mick8219 days ago

I get emails all the time asking me to apply to be a mystery shopper are they legit I assumed they were a scam of some sort.

Like
Reply
GSM
GSM
Original Poster
19 days ago

Mick82 I think it is legit, there are many companies who ask for it.

Like
Reply
1
Hazel21
Hazel2118 days ago

I always get emails but don’t really rely on them as I haven’t ever seen any actual reviews to prove that someone else has ever been involved. To be honest its really hard to trust random companies nowhere days.

Like
Reply
GSM
GSM
Original Poster
18 days ago

Hazel21 I totally agree. I will try once and if they don't pay me won't use them again

Like
Reply
Dennab
Dennab18 days ago

I did it for House Of Fraser. It was a free meal other than the 5 - 10 minutes of my time spent filling in a survey. Payment was usually within a month but it's not really a way to earn anything. It was more of a novelty.

Like
Reply
GSM
GSM
Original Poster
18 days ago

Dennab yea I see it like having a nice meal out but as you said you don't earn much

Like
Reply
Moonstone22
Moonstone2218 days ago

I have never heard of mystery shopper before. It does sound like a good idea if it is legit

Like
Reply
GSM
GSM
Original Poster
18 days ago

Moonstone22 I will let you know once I get paid 🙂

Like
Reply
1
gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2518 days ago

It definitely is legitimate if you go through a reputable company. As I said above, my husband has been doing it for over twenty years!

Like
Reply
Moonstone22
Moonstone2218 days ago

gerrykelly25 That's great. Thanks for letting me know

Like
Reply
Moonstone22
Moonstone2218 days ago

GSM Thank you

Like
Reply
stuartsmith544
stuartsmith54418 days ago

Yeah Ive done restaurants , hotels and with them they do typically cost but you do get the money back .Sometimes its within the same month but its normally 1-2 months after you have done it .I would say though there is a lot to do on the assingments , sometimes u have to have a specific meal or drink but generally they are really good and enjoyable .

Like
Reply
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Kelsey, Tom
& Deepak
Founders
Founders of Latest Deals
We use cookies (e.g. personalisation, analytics, social media). Find out more.