Yesterday, I got an offer for a Reward shop. What is this?
Reward shops can also be called Revealing shops. They are when you are required to give up your identity as a Mystery Shopper and reward an employee on the spot for doing something fabulous.
For example, you could go into a movie theater and purchase something at the concession stand to see if the employee upsells you to a larger drink or popcorn size. If they do, you say, ‘Congratulations! I’m a mystery shopper and you upselled me! Here is your gift certificate, or $10 or whatever…’
If the reward is a gift certificate, the Mystery Shopping company will get that to you beforehand, (or you pick it up at the managers office before the shop) and if it’s a cash reward, you generally front that cost and they’ll reimburse you.
Either way, keep in mind that you WILL be giving yourself up as a Mystery Shopper. If you visit that location often, or have a habit of doing mystery shops there, keep in mind that you may have to give it up for several months. The employees WILL remember you! Reward shops are a happy day for all!
Good luck and happy shopping!
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