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The last posting for Mystery Shopping on here did so well, I thought there may be interest in additional companies. I've been Mystery Shopping since 2004, and this company stays at the top of my favorite lists. (If interest stays high, I may continue posting more of my favorite companies.)

If you already plan on going to an amusement park, zoo, museum, etc.. it's worth looking to see if they have a shop available for it! I'll warn you up front, it's A LOT of work compared to most other mystery shops. It takes 45-60 minutes for me to properly enter the details online after my shop, not including the 3-4 hours spent on location. Considering they pay $75+ for most shops, plus a $5 bonus for completing on-time, it's still worth my time. Especially if it's somewhere that I'd be visiting regardless. Sometimes payment includes additional bonus tickets to go back to the location again at a later date.

The company is very upfront on what is expected from you, and you are required to follow the directions exactly as stated or risk nonpayment. Sometimes this includes things like pretending an arcade machine won't give you tickets and noting how the employee reacts, etc... (and yes, the website design hasn't changed in 10+ years. It appears outdated and somewhat scammy, but it's the real deal!)

If you have any questions, I'll do my best to answer!

Referral Link: https://www.amusementadvantage.com/shopent.asp?referral_id=125495

Non-referral: www.amusementadvantage.com

| Modified: November 24, 2018 | Author:

3 Comments

I have done a shop for an Amusement park in Virginia before. (Takes it down to two for those counting) And mine was more complex than order a drink/food. I had to see how the ticket window was, how the person at the gate, security metal detectors, did have to order food/drink (it was specific place and told what to order food wise), had to be a Male/Female to check the the restrooms. We had to poke around a giftshop, had to go to a specific show, Note any rides down/issues. How clean the park is, etc.. While you get two free passes, free meal and parking.. it is still work. Keeping names & receipts too. (2018 this is easy with a smart phone, 90s - you had to remember or write things down!) With that said, some companies if you get in good with them, even have bigger jobs on cruise ships. Free Cruise for 2, (may get credit for some travel to the port) - But you will have hours of paperwork.. I haven't done one of these though. Also its a big no-no to tell which company does what business in mystery shopping. *fixed some veribage   [ HokieScott 2 years ago ]

Oh, wow! The only upsell shops I've ever done reward the cashier for upselling, but they don't punish those who don't. I have a stack of gift cards that I take along with me, and every cashier who tries to upsell me gets one. I love those shops! Positive reinforcement all the way.   [ AintHappening 2 years ago ]

I work at a theme park as a food and beverage cashier. If you ever get assigned to secret shop us, PLEASE: 1) Quit asking for the free water or directions. They give you a specific item to order and be reimbursed for! 2) Judge the employee only for your turn to order. One of my neighboring cashiers got sent home that day (not fired) for not upselling the previous guest (the employee was really upset)... Even worse was I already was over my scheduled shift by 1.5 hours and I had to wait another hour so I could start counting my drawer. Anyhow, I applied since it is worth a shot. :) Thanks for the heads up op.   [ Jakinator178 2 years ago ]

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