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A Closer Look-November

Have they started listing their November shops or am I missing something?... Continue Reading

A Closer Look - Firefox setting guide to allow printing and saving of finished reports

I have done everything on ACL website with the latest version of Firefox web browser. There is only one thing that does not work with the default settings. I completed a shop today and corrected the setting and verified it now works 100%. After you submit a shop and you are... Continue Reading

Help! A Closer Look requirements

They want me to write about my most recent casual dining experience to submit my application. Here's the problem: I haven't really had time to go out for casual dining since March. I'm always at rehearsal. I literally *do not remember* the last time I had a meal out that... Continue Reading

A Closer Look is Hiring Editors and Schedulers

Do you find yourself correcting signs and emails? Does the grammar on Facebook make you cringe? Turn your knowledge of the English language into something more as an at-home editor for A Closer Look. If editing is not your cup of tea, are you your family's activities director? Do... Continue Reading

A Closer Look- please control your schedulers better.

I know it's the end of the month, and schedulers are desperate to get shops done. I understand that. On Thursday, I got two emails offering large bonuses to do a pair of shops: one that was due by saturday and one that was due by sunday. I informed the... Continue Reading

A CLOSER LOOK: Italian restaurant shops only assigned to tenured shoppers??

Correct me please if I am incorrect--Weeks back it was said that this msc's popluar Italian restaurant chain shops are only assigned to tenured shoppers??? First time shoppers stand no chance of being assigned any of these??? Thanks Much... Continue Reading

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A Closer Look Hiring Schedulers and Editors

I am a recruiter for A Closer Look, and I am looking for great shoppers to become schedulers and editors. If you are interested, please email me! Here is the information about the jobs we have available: Editing: A Closer Look is currently seeking candidates for an at-home editing position. Candidates... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

Is it just me or are there a lot fewer shops from them for January? They said the would start posting jobs last week but I don't see many.... Continue Reading

A Closer Look- Silent.

I am trying to contact my scheduler about a future assignment; tried also a couple more schedulers because the shop's coming up soon. No reply whatsoever. It's as if I'm talking to the grave. I have only shopped once before for this company and communication from their end was prompt.... Continue Reading

a closer look

Is a closer look what would be considered an "upscale" msc? For some reason I get the idea it is more champagne than beer . . .... Continue Reading

Hotel Shops for one A Closer Look Client Just Got Much Less Desirable for Me.

"Hello [Client] Hotels Shoppers, Please note the following change for your Hotels Overnight Stay events. Beginning July 1, 2013, [Client] Hotel Overnight Stay shops will no longer be reimbursed by check from A Closer Look. Your charges will be reversed to your credit cards within 10 days of approval of your... Continue Reading

Question about A Closer Look

This isn't a rant and really isn't even a problem, I just have a question about A Closer Look. I just received an email that they had accepted my lodging shop and sent it off to the client. They also attached a file with some general tips and... Continue Reading

Has anyone seen (or been assigned) any of A Closer Look's higher-end hotel shops for June?

It does not appear that there are any this month. Thanks.... Continue Reading

A Closer Look is Recruiting Editors to Edit from Home

Our business is growing, and we may soon be looking to add to our editing staff. We find that great shoppers often make great editors! The editor role for ACL is vital in that it is the final check of the information submitted by the shopper before reports... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

Does anyone else on here do shops for A Closer Look? I have been a shopper for them for 3 or more years now. I like some of the places they do, but their editors are so hard to please. Today, I turned in a shop for a... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

I did my first shop for them yesterday. Everything went fine until I tried to submit the report. I could not sumbit the report until I replied No to "Did you get a receipt?" I contacted the scheduler and she said thanks for letting us know. I got another email... Continue Reading

A Closer Look shop release schedule

This is my first month as a shopper for ACL. Today was the first day of releases and there were 25 shops in my area that I am allowed to choose from. They are all lunch shops. Tonight there are 10 left. I would like to do a dinner shop.... Continue Reading

Secret Shopper and A Closer Look payments

Has anyone received their checks from either one of these companies? They were mailed on November 20th. I haven't received them and wasn't thinking about it until I received some checks today that were postmarked on the 28th. I'm more concerned with Secret Shopper, who will reissue you a check only... Continue Reading

Available November shops with A Closer Look

Here are my available November shops: 1.Fitness center recorded call, tour and workout shop- $25 pay and $20 reimbursement 2.Casual dining lunch and dinner shop in CA- $55 reimbursement for dinner and $35 reimbursement for lunch and $5 pay for photo of uneaten meal. 3.Casual dining lunch and dinner shops in TX, OK,... Continue Reading

A Closer Look Payment right on time

I just received my September payment from A Closer Look (ACL). Their guidelines state checks mailed by 10/24 and I got my check on 10/26. Sorry for all the positive posts about MSC's but I feel it's right to give credit where credit is due. Great company... Continue Reading

A Closer Look - Anyone else having difficulty getting reimbursement??

I am concerned because for the second month in a row my reimbursement check form A Closer Look is late. It says on the site that it was mailed on 8/22 ...but as of today I have not received it. Last month it took almost 30 days after the... Continue Reading

Q for those who work with A Closer Look

Disclaimer: Relative newbie here. :) I was accepted as a shopper for A Closer Look (ACL) a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the ACL shopper log-in page has read, "We will start posting September shops on Tuesday, August 16th at 12 noon." ... and so... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

Nicest folks in the World. I have only done restaurant shops. Do they shop any other kind of stores?... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

Hi, I am doing a fairly big shop for them next week. I have only done one for this company before and I remember a lot of e-mails requesting additional information and a general "picky" type attitude. I am a little worried about encountering that again. Your thoughts, please?... Continue Reading

A Closer Look Jobs Posting Starting on the 22nd

If you are a shopper with our company, the jobs for May are being posted until the end of this week. You have the chance to plan your schedule for May if you act right now. Don't forget that we also have April shops if you missed out on assigning... Continue Reading

A Closer Look - Utah Shoppers

Some Rocket Scientist in their payroll department sent me your check today. Shopper initials are R.L.C. I will put it in the mail to you in the morning...:p... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

This is my first job for them and am trying to enter report, but can't get past the first page...have finished uploading and nothing happens. What next... I wrote to them but want to finish this tonite. HELP!!... Continue Reading

Movie Shops: A Closer Look, anybody done one yet???

Has naybody done one of A Closer Look's movie theater shops??? If so, how is the pay and work required please??? Thanks Much... Continue Reading

Opinions on A Closer Look?

Just finished my first assignment for them. Thought I had written everything possible. I tried to write my little heart out. Came back to me, for additional narrative. For example: "How did he thank you?" What else can you say? "He said thank you and smiled." Okay, but then I'm asked... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

Has anybody done a Hotel shop for A Closer Look? Looks interesting, they reimburse for a night plus dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant. However, that is a lot of money to spend if they are a company that looks for an excuse not to pay. ... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

Has anyone done shops for A Closer Look? How do they pay? Thanks Brenda... Continue Reading

A Closer Look

I was recently rejected by A Closer Look. Does anyone have any experience with this company positive or negative? Thank you.... Continue Reading

Most Recent mentions of A Closer Look

Wonder if it's the same place. I haven't mentioned the name of the restaurant so I can tell you the MSC is A Closer Look. (Source). October 26, 2014

Mercantile Systems (on their Shopmetrics site, not their sassie site), DSG and A Closer Look all have phone shops also. (Source). October 22, 2014

It was A Closer Look and a mid range hotel. (Source). October 21, 2014

They totally ripped off A Closer Look! By the way, if any company sends you money before you do the work - run for the hills! I would the items you received in the mail to your local police department (Source). October 15, 2014

They stole A Closer Look site layout 100% http://www. (Source). October 15, 2014

sandyf Wrote: - A Closer Look seems to be getting a lot less upscale clientele. (Source). October 15, 2014

I too regret every A Closer Look shop that I take. (Source). October 13, 2014

Gongos Research Userworks WhatUsersDo Engage In Depth Here is a starter list of mystery shopping companies which provide phone shops Intellishop Shopper's View Shopper's Critique Reality Based Group Bestmark Pinnacle Financial Strategies Baird Group A Closer Look JM Ridgway Kern Scheduling (Not a mystery shopping company, but they are a scheduling company who does schedule phone shops) The real money is in in-person shops, though. (Source). October 13, 2014

A Closer Look seems to be getting a lot less upscale clientele. (Source). October 12, 2014

-Shopper's View -Shopper's Critique -A Closer Look -Intellishop -Pinnacle Financial Strategies -Bestmark -JM Ridgway -Reality Based Group (Source). October 11, 2014