16 ‘BestMark Mystery Shopping’ Reviews
Something for Little or Nothing!
You see, I signed up for fun, but what I realized it that they are running a something for almost nothing business. There shops @ Walgreens should pay $25 to $30. If you are in a store having to visit 3 to 4 sections and then make a $1 purchase and then come home and write a report for an hour and read their fine prints for 15 to 30 minutes and then go into a store for 25 to 30 minutes where is the value in paying $15 that taxes are not even taken out yet. Typically one is making less than minimum wage or like a $1 and that is not right. That is not right at all, and for food shops they should pay for them to be done not just reimburse that is not money. You are just paying us back what we paid. Market Force has paid me up to $30 for shopping @ McDonalds and they reimburse for what they ask me to purchase and it is all done in under an hour or an hour. Now that is Value. Eat Free and get some money to pay a bill with. The negative is they pay once a month but hey when you know you are getting your money + reimbursement it makes all the difference. BEST Mark pay some extra money for the work you are asking and you would have more satisfied campers..... AND I, READ and FOLLOW the rules and have never had an issue with you correcting my work. I am just saying slavery wages should not exists here in AMERICA.!
I am new to Best Mark Shopping and was a little skeptical at first but decided to give it a try to see if I could make some extra cash. I signed up to have an oil change in my area and did everything as stated in the instructions. It takes a "lot" to fill out all the forms to sign up and take the survey. Where I ran into trouble was their uploading of the reciept document was not working. I'm familiar with this feature and have done it numerous times on my computer but it wasn't working. So I tried to call their customer service number and couldn't reach anyone due to "high call volume" so I left a message for someone to call me. Of course no one did. So I then send an email and didn't get a response until 10: 20 a.m. "AFTER" the 10:00 a.m. deadline saying attach the reciept to the email they'd sent and they'd process my survery and reciept.
So I'm thinking great, things should be going smoothly along until I get this email saying they're going to deduct me $2.00 for not sending the reciept on time and would continue to deduct me until it was sent. I truly was upset and responded twice as to how they could penalize me for their system upload not working. I've yet to get a call back after several request to have a customer service agent to call me. I'm not sure if this is a scam or what I'm going to wait and see if I get anything from these people.
BestMark Mystery shoppers
I just started working for them and so far so good. They seem to be nice and honest. I am a business owner myself, I happen to be a book publisher and what I have learned in my 10 years of business, folks will complain even if you completed your job on time and properly that is the customers that is. What I am seeing here with the 1 and 2 star reviews are people who didn't follow the instructions and got docked. It tells you to fill out the survey properly or you could be docked. If you do not confirm a shop before 10 CT the shop will be canceled. There are rules that must be followed and if you don't follow them then this job isn't for you. Don't smear a company because you didn't get the job done properly, on time and to there instructions. If you are at the end of your survey and hit submit, it tells you the amount of questions that must be answered and if you missed any it will tell you. Also double check your reports before submitting. I am confident I will be paid for my completed shops.
Expect sub-minimum wage, but fun
If, like me, you are good at reading the fine print and are not looking to earn a living but more for a way to not lose/use money you won't get back passing the time, Bestmark has been the best of the mystery shopping services I have worked for. They pay in about a month or less, not all shops require you to purchase something, and you get to sit in new cars and see what will be out on the used lot in 6-10 years (about when I'll be buying a car). HOWEVER, as at least one other reviewer has pointed out, there is about an hour invested in reviewing the paperwork, about two in doing the report, and about an hour on-site collecting data. Four hours for ~$20 is definitely below min wage. That said, I've done mystery shops for less for other companies that only pay via paypal. Bestmark pays via check! And I am still waiting for a check from Amusement Advantage that I am starting to feel has taken advantage of me to the tune of $35 back in early August..... Bestmark pays according to the terms they've set. Just read the fine print before you accept a shop!
BESTMARK IS A SCAM. They have me in debt to this day.