Do you love visiting theme parks, going to the beach, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge TN, carnivals, going bowling, taking tours, and other activities? If so, you can actually get paid to do this. There is a legitimate mystery shopping company called Amusement Advantage that will pay you to visit amusements all across the US and Canada.
Sound too good to be true? Maybe, but this is the real deal. Let me explain what this involves and how you can get started doing this.
What is Amusement Advantage?
Amusement Advantage is a company that has been around since 1996 helping the amusement industry get a critical look into their operations and guest service through their mystery shopping assignments.
How does it work?
As a mystery shopper for their company, you will select from the assignments they have available online, visit their facility, and report your evaluations online after your visit.
Why would they pay me to do this?
The answer is very simple. Not only is it more cost-effective for the companies but it enables them to analyze these reports to make improvements, reach specific goals, and evaluate their customer service performance.
What kind of amusement shops do they have?
Family Entertainment Centers
What will I need to complete a shop?
You will need high-speed Internet access in the home, an email address, a digital camera or camera phone, and possibly a scanner so that you will be able to take images of the receipts.
Are there any requirements?
You will be required to submit an evaluation online after you have completed your shop providing specific details explaining reactions to the service you received, conditions you witnessed, interactions with employees, and any other information that would be important to record for the shop. Writing and good communication skills would be a plus working as a mystery shopper for this company. You will also be required to print out the Independent Contractor agreement to work as a mystery shopper.
Can others accompany me?
Yes. Most mystery shopping assignments from Amusement Advantage recommend that you bring at least 1 other guest with you so that you will not stand out. Children are welcomed and encouraged to accompany you also.
Will I have to spend any money?
Depending upon the assignment you select, you will have to buy the tickets at the facility and any meals or drinks that may be included in your instructions for the shop. You will be reimbursed for the tickets, meals, etc. and even receive a cash bonus for completing your online evaluations (including uploading photos, etc.) in a timely fashion.
How will I get paid?
Amusement Advantage payment method is through Pay Quicker, Paypal, or Check. You pick which option you prefer, although if your earnings are less than $25, your money will be sent via Pay Quicker or Paypal due to printing costs. Pay Quicker and PayPal payments are sent out each Wednesday after 5 pm.
Can I use coupons?
Yes, as long as it is not prohibited in the instructions for your assignment as long as they take place at the facility.
How do I sign up?
Go to their official website at Amusement Advantage and apply to be a shopper online. It may take 15-30 minutes for you to do this, so just be sure that you allot enough time to complete this step. After you have completed your application, you will need to sign their Independent Contractor Agreement in order to select any shops.
Once you have signed your contract, you can immediately look for mystery shops in your area or near where you will travel. You do not have to wait to be approved as a shopper to submit a request for a shop. You can access their official website here.
Many of us visit amusements all year round especially during winter time to break the monotony and avoid cabin fever and this is the perfect remedy for that problem. No doubt, you will probably visit some amusements very soon and Amusement Advantage gives you the opportunity to have fun and get reimbursed for your expenses in exchange for your time and efforts.
If you plan to travel, you can pick some amusement shops near or around your location. You can read more about Amusement Advantage here and apply to be a shopper today.
Points to Remember
- Remain anonymous. Never reveal or identify yourself as a mystery shopper when you are completing a shop.
- Always submit accurate information in your mystery shopping report.
- Check your spam folder for your welcome email from Amusement Advantage.
- They have mystery shops in every state including Canada so almost anyone can participate.
- You will receive a cash bonus for submitting shops early. This is in addition to the money you will already earn for your shop!
- Amusement Advantage will never send you a check before you complete a shop. This is a scam. You can see why I say this in a video that I made about this very topic a while ago.
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