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great way to earn if you're a student or have time on your hands!
Member Name: jamiebeck
Date: 21/05/09, updated on 21/05/09 (220 review reads)
Advantages: very polite and friendly team
Disadvantages: the questionnaires can be time consuming and they are very scrutinous about details.
I've signed up to a few mystery shopping websites but Retaileyes.com is by far my much preferred site. They have a very clear and understandable layout with the top left hand corner showing the all important 'available' jobs and 'active' jobs.
The active section simply shows you jobs that you've accepted and either havent done yet or that you havent reported on yet. The available section is the coveted space that shows you whats available in your area. In this section there is a good filtering system so that you de/select what you want to come up. For instance I dont have a car so visiting an airport is not of interest to me (even though there seem to be a lot of those assignments).
Assignments range from a £5 reimbursement job (i.e. you dont get paid, just a free product) to a £50 reimbursement and paid restaurant "meal for two" job. There could be higher paid ones just I havent seen them yet. Jobs are normally released in batches so keep an eye out for them, I'm at home a lot so I frequently refresh the page when I'm in front of the computer.
I also signed upto grassroots.com but they email you of job assignments that are available in your area when its too late! I've never seen a job available in my area on that site.
Once you've accepted a job, you need to set a time and date for when you are going to make that visit, you will need to read carefully the assignment notes and questionnaire that you'll have to fill in after and they will test you on whether you've read it before they let you have the job. Once the job is complete you will need to fill in the questionnaire / report and submit it, normally with a copy of your receipt (you can use a scanner or take a picture - it has to be a jpeg). The report can be a little time consuming but once you get used to them you can soon get through it quickly. My advice would be to be very careful about grammar, spelling and capital letters, it can make them stall the progress of the report, but not for long lengths of time.
Once the report is submitted and everything is complete, the report will go through to the team who will validate and check everything you've done/written and they will then process your payment. Some jobs you get paid for, some you simply get reimbursed so make sure you check before you agree. Most times they are quite generous; a friend and I recently went to a good quality restaurant with a £40 reimbursement job and we struggled to spend £30!! Retaileyes pay you on the 25th and 10th of each month and it may take upto 5 days for your bank to accept the BACS so be a little patient - I havent had any bad experiences thus far!
Summary: retail eyes is a brilliant mystery shopping system that provides you with plenty of opportunities
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