Secret to a FREE lunch?

Question: How Do I Enjoy the Food Below, FOR FREE??

Answer: Become a Mystery Shopper.

Now that the easy part is over, let's get to the hard part. How do you become a mystery shopper?

1. Find a reputable company. This means NEVER EVER NEVER NEVER pay to join a site or club that offers secret shopping services. More than likely, it's a scam. There are numerous sites that don't require any money to join.
2. Fill out an application. This usually involves writing up a short paragraph about a recent dining experience.
3. After being accepted, enjoy the perks of mystery shopping.

As a side note, keep in mind that most companies give you a reimbursement for what you spend. You spend the money upfront, and submit a report, and then are reimbursed typically within a month.

The shop reports you have to fill out can be extensive, and time consuming. Make sure it's worth it before you sign yourself up for a $6 shop at a fast food joint. I only visit restaurants that pay upwards of $50 because I find anything less not worth my time.

MSPA Shopper Certification is suggested by some companies, but is by no means required. I don't have it, and I still receive great shops.

Some companies to check out (by no means am I endorsing these so just FYI):

1. http://www.palmschedulingservices.com/
2. http://www.beyondhello-themirror.com/index.norm.php
3. http://www.ritterassociates.com/
4. http://www.ispymysteryshoppers.com/
5. http://www.epmsonline.com/
6. http://www.trendsource.com/

Hopefully that'll give you a starting point. It's totally legit. I've never had a problem in the 3 years I have done it. I have been to countless restaurants, visited the dentist for free which included exam and xrays ($250 value), and been paid to shop at retail stores.

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