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I was a mystery shopper for about 3 months. My niece was ill and in the hospital and I wasn't working for anyone full time and thought it would be entertaining and I could make a few bucks too.

I got lots of free food, very little money and lots of aggravation. But it was quite interesting to play "detective". I did shops in retail (Lazy boy, Levitz, tire stores, etc) and restaurants 2-3 times a week. The only way to do a lot of work is to saturate yourself... sign up with as many companies as you can. You build your "rep" by showing up and actually submitting the work. Lots of them make you submit a writing sample too.

There are some evil companies out there that send you on the shop, but don't fork up the money without a fight (I had to chase down $50 from one of those companies). Join message groups and you'll see who those companies are (their bad reps follow them).

I enjoyed it, but it was a lot of work for a little pay back. My BF at the time really liked it because we got to eat out for free, he just sat there and ate and I had to be "on the job".

I did a shop at an all you can eat buffet (sizzler), I busted the workers who were standing by the food and eating from the display with forks. TOTALLY freaked me out!

good luck!


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Can be tough, at times. Be warned.

I worked for a condom company when I was in college as a mystery shopper and busted one chain's employees resealing condoms they had used, for resale.

What? are you serious... c'mon that's really hard to believe.


Married 12-30-05

Started our visa journey Jan 06.

01-06 - I-130, K3 shortly after

04-06 - switched to Canada Immigration

07-06 - Moved to Canada (PR almost complete)

07-06 - Changed again, back to US imm.

09-06 - Landed as Canadian PR

10-06 - DCF Toronto, Approved in 1.5 hrs!

11-06 - Interview Montreal (success!)

I-130

10-05-06 DCF in Toronto - Approved

10-19-06 Packet 3 received & sent back

10-20-06 Montreal receives P3

11-03-06 Packet 4 received

11-06-06 Medical

11-22-06 Interview / Visa approved

11-26-06 heading home, 6 day drive, my oh my

HOME SWEET HOME

10.24.08 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

Delivered at 9:03 AM on October 25, 2008

10.29.08 NOA1

10.30.08 Check cashed

12.06.08 Biometrics Appt.

12.19.08 Received new Drivers License extended to 2011

03.12.09 Received CONGRATULATIONS letter - Card on the way!!

03.20.09 Received his SHINY new card. WOO HOOOOOOO

YAY!! We can take a break from this madness until Citizenship.

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i hate bad mistery shoppers.. fukcers that just go to the store to fill whatever they feel like... we've had some arseholes that write whatever stuff they 'think' its right..


El Presidente of VJ

regalame una sonrisita con sabor a viento

tu eres mi vitamina del pecho mi fibra

tu eres todo lo que me equilibra,

un balance, lo que me conplementa

un masajito con sabor a menta,

Deutsch: Du machst das richtig

Wohnen Heute

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Mystery shoppers suck every time they shop my store i aways get a low score lol and i know i treat my customers well. I guess they go by who kisses the most azz or who gets on there knees the most lol...


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CIS Office : San Francisco CA

Date Filed : 2008-06-11

NOA Date : 2008-06-18

Bio. Appt. : 2008-07-08

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USCIS San Francisco Field Office

Wednesday, September 10,2008

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Can be tough, at times. Be warned.

I worked for a condom company when I was in college as a mystery shopper and busted one chain's employees resealing condoms they had used, for resale.

What? are you serious... c'mon that's really hard to believe.

:lol::lol: I found one person that still believes what comes from Majizee's posts!!!!!!

Warning: never take Majizee seriously! :no:


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I ahve done it a few times and was ok. Not going to get rich doing. Depending on the store, you may learn some pretty valubale experience. Most of my write ups were positive. I only had to write 1 crummy one. Was at a oydoorsy type store. Service was terrible, the worker sat and chatted with another employee and pretty much ignored my basic questions.


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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I love them, when I used to work retail I always got cash prizes when they came in.


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*January 31 2006 - sent I129-F back to the CSC, hope we did not forget anything else

*February 1 2006 - I129-F received at CSC again

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*April 20 2006 - NOA2!!!!!

*April 24 2006 - Touched!

*May 15 2006 - NVC received petition today!

*May 17 2006 - Case left NVC today!!

*May 30 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Vancouver!

*May 30 2006 - Faxed back Packet 3!!

*June 6 2006 - Received packet 4!

*June 20 2006 - Medical in Saskatoon

*June 28 2006 - Interview in Vancouver!!

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*October 6 2006 - Biometrics appointments

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*October 28 2006 - Touched again

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I've always wondered about this.....


JAMA0001.GIFMindy & Roy

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I-751 - Lifting Conditions

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oh the good mistery shoppers indeed help build customer servicer, unfortunately most of them aren't good, so usually we also get shitty grades because of their ability to really ask questions or act as a real shopper.. some of them start asking questions like if they were reading from the script lol but those are fun


El Presidente of VJ

regalame una sonrisita con sabor a viento

tu eres mi vitamina del pecho mi fibra

tu eres todo lo que me equilibra,

un balance, lo que me conplementa

un masajito con sabor a menta,

Deutsch: Du machst das richtig

Wohnen Heute

3678632315_87c29a1112_m.jpgdancing-bear.gif

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I signed up to do it recently. It's a pain in the butt though and I doubt I'll even make it to the point where I can work. You have to take this test, which I did, and then you have to go on 2 practice trips, which I am just not all that interested in doing. So I'll probably never finish training! Not to mention you have to pay to access the job listings...

I have also been mystery shopped before. The first time was when I worked at Popeye's in high school and I got a perfect score so they gave me a gift certificate. There have been many more times, but the only other time I remember was at B-Dubs where I failed miserably... :devil:

I should also say that the main reason I don't want to do these practice runs is not just because I'm lazy :lol: but also because they ask extensive questions...like what's the manager's name, etc. How are you supposed to find out the manager's name?


Don't let the sunshine spoil your rain...just stand up and COMPLAIN!

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