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Guide to Mystery Shopping with Bestmark

mystery shopping guide

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Mystery shopping is a fun way to earn a little bit of side money and getting services or products free while providing feedback through surveys for a company. There are 2 legit mystery shopping opportunities that I am going to share with you today.


This is the first mystery shopping company I joined over 6 months ago. I usuaIly only make about $15 – $30 a month with this mystery shop. But I also receive free services which make the job worth it to me.

I have completed an oil change for my car, dry cleaning services, and had free meals.

Not all the shops are worthwhile to me. Especially with toting 3 boys under the age of 5 around I can get easily overwhelmed. I choose mainly shops that are

  1. Close by – I don’t want to have to drive too far out of my way. Unless it’s an area I was going to be in anyway.
  2. The shop needs to be something I need or would do anyway. I needed an oil change, I needed dry cleaning done, and a girl’s gotta eat! All the shops I complete are valuable to me not just because of the money, but the product or service has to be valuable too.

I don’t have time to sign up for everything that is offered on the Bestmark site. There are always lots of dealership jobs available on the site. I try to be realistic with the jobs I apply for, while you can cancel a job you don’t want to do it too often. Your coordinator will notice if you are canceling jobs frequently and you will be less likely to get good jobs.

I have not shopped with Trendsource but the Busy Budgeter posted a great tip about shopping with them here. She is a trusted blogger and has done legitimate business with them. She also averaged about $60 a month completing 6 gigs per month.

Do you mystery shop? What tips do you have?