Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mystery Pizza

I'm not trying to convert anyone to mystery shopping, but I wanted to share an example of how it works to my advantage.

Tomorrow I need to take our van to the dealership to get the wiring harness installed so that we can safely and legally pull the pop-up trailer behind it. (For once, there's something about the van that Shane wasn't able to figure out on his own; he doesn't want to void the remaining warranty by messing with it too much).

The dealership is in a different 'burb, about 15 miles away and my appointment is in the middle of the day. I wouldn't drive that far just to do a mystery shop, but knowing I'll be in that part of town, I checked one of the mystery shopping sites I signed up with and voila!...there is a pizza store just a couple of blocks from the dealership that needs to be shopped. For picking up a pizza and taking a few pictures of it, along with rating the service, I'll get the price of the pizza reimbursed, along with a $7 commission. That's enough to compensate for my gasoline to and from the dealership.

What's more, this particular company pays its auditors (mystery shoppers) every two weeks, so I never have to wait long to be reimbursed.

This will be the fourth pizza I've shopped for in the last couple of weeks, not to mention one dine-in pizza buffet lunch. Shane claims he never gets tired of it, and it's a good thing that Kat has finally decided she likes pizza again. It looks like it may become standard fare around here.

3 comments:

DadGuy said...

Pizza is good stuff. My wife would hate me if I ever did it, but I've contemplated opening a pizza parlor when I'm all rich and such just for something to do.

Of course I'm still working out how I'm going to get rich... ;)

Lelo said...

Fantastic!!!
I got excited by the title.
Don’t I know how you feel!!

Violet said...

sounds like a good deal. i looked into mystery shopping before, but couldn't find any reputable agencies. sounds like fun.