Category Archives: Mystery Shopping

Cheap tools for Mystery Shopping

Hey Queen B, Do you have any recommendations for things that can help out with shopping? Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with all the little things and I want to be better organized. Thanks! -Cluttered Cathy In general, some tools … Continue reading

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What is an apartment shop?

Buzzy, I heard that apartment buildings get shopped.  Is that true?  Would I actually have to rent an apartment?  That just seems weird, plus I don’t have the best credit, so I would probably be denied anyway.  I don’t really … Continue reading

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Memory tricks for Mystery Shopping

Queen, I quite possibly have the worst memory ever. How on earth can I do mystery shopping? -Um…what was my name again? Mystery Shopping does require a fair amount of memory…but, no one is perfect, and there are always tricks … Continue reading

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Mystery Shopping on vacation

Hi Queen Buzzy, Our family is taking a vacation this summer, going to the East-Coast to check out all the historical sites and all…you mentioned in class that you can shop while you travel.  How does that work? -Winnebag-a-go-go Shopping … Continue reading

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Make money with other types of market research

Hi Queen Buzzy, I’ve been Mystery Shopping for a few months now, and I love it!  You are right that it isn’t consistent though…and now that the Holidays are approaching, I was thinking about doing something else part-time just to … Continue reading

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Can I tell my friends that 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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What are Reward and Revealing Shops?

Hi Queen, Yesterday, I got an offer for a Reward shop.  What is this? -Rewarding Rebecca Hi Rebecca, Reward shops can also be called Revealing shops.  They are when you are required to give up your identity as a Mystery … Continue reading

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Do Disney Cruise Lines get shopped?

Hey Buzz, Can you tell me who shops Walt Disney Cruise Lines?  I’m also interested in doing Panera, or Shell Gas Stations…I can’t seem to find out who shops these companies, and I don’t want to waste any more time! … Continue reading

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Mystery Shopping bait and switch

Queen B: What does “bait and switch” mean in mystery shopping?  I can’t quite figure it out. -baiting betty Hi Betty! “Bait and Switch” is a practice with some not-so-nice Mystery Shopping companies.  It’s a rare occurrence, thankfully, but can … Continue reading

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Can I bring the kids on a mystery shop?

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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