Thursday, April 22, 2010

Like to Mystery Shop the Hard Rock Cafe?

The Hard Rock Cafe is famous all around the world. Mystery shopping them is a great experience...

I have been lucky enough to get this assignment a few times, and I would have to say it has been one of my very favourites.

If you are interested in free dinner for 2, drinks, and a gift shop purchase, plus getting paid $40 (US) then you should register with the Market Research Company that conducts their Mystery shopping.

Their name is Freeman Group Solutions. If you are interested contact them here with an email that says you interested in doing mystery shops and tell them the Hard Rock Cafe that is in your area. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mystery Shopping Hints & Tips: What to Do with the Free Products?

When you do regular Mystery Shopping assignments you tend to start accumulating products that you have purchased and been reimbursed for as part of the evaluation of a retail store. So what do you do with all the free products?

Well, you could eat, drink, wear or give them away, but you might also consider whether you can on sell them to someone who might be interested.

I have been doing assignments for liquor stores assessing their staff's ability to be able to recommend and sell various wines. The payment for the assignment is between $10-15 and you get to spend $15-25 on a bottle which you get to keep.

Rather than just drink the wine, I guess that's an option, but I have been finding friends, family etc that like wine and on selling them for half price. They get a bargain and I get between $7 and $14 extra for the assignment. The assignment takes you about 20 minutes, so you can really up your hourly rate return with this extra money.

If you are interested in Mystery Shopping read about it here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

AmpSurveys, an example of what to AVOID?

AmpSurveys looks at lot like the kind of survey panel I would recommend avoiding. You do surveys and maybe you win a prize...

Open to US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia.

They say that if you join their panel you will get opinion surveys and contests, no mention of cash. The company (Ampario) is owned by OTX Research who I know, and am reasonably positive about, from doing Movie reviews. Maybe it just looks bad?

Anyway, if you decide to try it, use an email address that you don't need to rely on, and let me know what you think. AmpSurveys.