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Where To Get Free (Or Discounted) Coffee For National Coffee Day Sept. 29

As always, some deals might not be offered at your local restaurant or chain, so call ahead to make sure you donít get there and face disappointment. Dunkiní Donuts: Customers can get a free medium cup of Dunkiní Donuts hot or iced dark roast coffee, with a one-per guest limit at... Continue Reading

Coffee order at arches

I have a question about what I can order with coffee at the arches breakfast shops. In the past, I have always said yes to sugar and cream with no issues. Today, however, I was at a newer restaurant I had not shopped before. When I was ordering, the employee... Continue Reading

I ordered a toddy at a coffee shop, but got some weird looks.

Recently, I went to a local coffee shop in downtown Phoenix and saw "cold toddy" on the menu. I asked the barista what a toddy was and she promptly stated that it was another word for coffee. When I stated I wanted a hot toddy, I got received the most... Continue Reading

Coffee cup picture

There is a shop where I have to buy a specific type of hot coffee and take a picture of the cup. It is a reveal shop to see if the cup was marked properly. Does anyone know if you can buy anything else up to the $3 reimbursement.... Continue Reading

"The $3 Coffee Shop"

I had not done these for about 3 years. It is at the Truck-Stop. You check the coffee station. You buy a cup of coffee. You get a receipt. They reimimburse you $2 for the coffee. Apparently, you don't need to check the coffee filters anymore (someone said). So, I... Continue Reading

Columbia coffee, Advice please

I got contacted by phone to do a collection of coffees that I need to mail in, and have never done this. Is there anything I need to know about this type of assignment. first it was a little weird that they called, and I have never completed a shop... Continue Reading


Does anyone know if the Starbucks shops will be back? I haven't seen any since they were done a few months ago. I would really like to get some more free Starbucks!!!... Continue Reading

McDonalds- Mints & dining room coffee refills

They had someone cleaning the dining room during my entire visit. Then the store manager came around and offered to refill everyones coffee in the dining room and asked how the meal was and then left mints on the tables. I have never had this treatment before. I was not singled... Continue Reading

Am I misreading Marketforce website? ==> no, not enough coffee

Doop! Not enough coffee yet this morning. No issues here. Nothing to see here. Move along. Look into this little light and I will reflash your memory. It was swamp gas. Nothing more... Continue Reading

Do you still have to check the coffee grounds filter basket for coffee shop?

I always disliked the fact that you had to check the coffee basket filters for wet coffee grounds, or no grounds, etc. Do you still have to do that for the infamous Travel Center shops? I always felt like I would get caught and for such a paltry amount (saw... Continue Reading

Peets coffee shops

Does anyone know if Peets Coffee is still using a mystery shopping company to have mystery shops done now? If so, which mystery shopping compnay are they using? I did a few back about 4 years ago and loved doing them . I really miss doing those shops for Peets... Continue Reading

I must not have had my coffee yet - this enrages me

I don't know if I've finally read ICU Associates email fully for the first time, but it's the first time I've noticed the snippet below I've pasted from their email. For some reason, which could be lack of caffeine, tax season, or the snow we had yesterday, but this absolutely enrages... Continue Reading

McDonald's bulk powdered coffee creamer - Yuck!

There is a McDonald's owner near me that found a way to make the coffee undrinkable. They ask how many creamers and sugars you want and then they have a sugar and powdered non dairy creamer dispenser attached to the wall. It is clear with round cylinders to hold the powdered... Continue Reading

Impossible Starbucks Audit

I agreed to do a Starbucks audit where I had to photograph the menu (discreetly) and write down the prices for drinks, pastries and sandwiches. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. The spotlights are angled in such a way that when you take a picture, it comes out white. Also, the pastry... Continue Reading

Dumbed Down Coffee

Each morning the aroma of strong coffee wakes me up. I grind the beans as usual no smell, nothing. I make the coffee no smell nothing. I am not getting my fix lately. My coffee taste watery. Is it me or have coffee beans been watered down.... Continue Reading

Can anyone check for me if the Presto Instant coffee shops still come up on the map?

I don't see them anymore and was about to get one done :(.... Continue Reading

Anyone get this 1000 cups of coffee email?

1000 Cups of Coffee (A Sneak Preview of Presto Insta-Shops) If you got it and tried it out let us know if it is on the up and up. I don't really want to click on something new on my computer but I could use a thousand cups of coffee so... Continue Reading

Do Editors sleep or drink coffee all night?

I'm just curious. I live in the big state of Texas and I am on Central Standard Time, but it seems like no matter what company I do a shop for, I always receive my shop grade/feedback at 3 or 4 o clock on the morning. Are these local editors... Continue Reading

Has anyone done a Saxby's coffee shop?

It looks pretty complicated for the pay. Just wondering if anyone has done one.... Continue Reading

Coffee Shops in Corps

OK, so I was pumped there was a Minnesota Coffee chain shop today REALLY close...the address looked suspect though. I get through it and it says you need to call the store manager to perform the shop...yeah that sounds like it will be great! First off it doesn't tell you... Continue Reading

My favorite phone apps including the Starbucks app!

Hi, another mystery shopper got me involved in the phone apps and I really have to admit that I prefer them over the mystery shopping although mystery shopping is till my primary focus. I did post that I would let y'all know the Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts/McDonalds/Subway app if you... Continue Reading

Starbucks IS shopped.

Starbucks is shopped but it's not with a mystery shopping company. It's done with a phone app company. It amounts to about 5 questions, a photo of the restroom and the receipt all done on location and uploaded while on site. Doesn't pay much though, will pretty much... Continue Reading

(Not so) secret shop coffee shop

I shopped a well-known coffee-house chain yesterday. Thing was . . . it was located in an employee-only food-court deep within the corporate headquarters of a major company. Per the special shop instructions, I had to call the location manager the day before and let him know when... Continue Reading

Banks, Coffee, and Cookies

This morning I am reading the guidelines for an upcoming bank shop . . . and one of the guidelines is . . . "the bank is not required to serve coffee and cookies and should not be marked down if they do not serve them" . . . This... Continue Reading

Canadian Coffee

Has anyone shopped any of the big names in coffee? I still haven't come across any??... Continue Reading

Coffee shops?

I know people don't like giving up names of companies... I've been doing this a long time now. I am curious though since I've been kind of out of the loop for a couple years.... did that big chain coffee place ever start their mystery shopping program back up... Continue Reading

Columbian Coffee Evaluation Tips Needed

Edited because I fear for my safety! The cartel may get me.... Continue Reading


Does anyone know if Starbucks is still shopped? I have a personal reason for this informtion. I go daily to a Starbucks and see some really bad stuff happening, you wouldn't believe it. I don't and won't shop this paticular one, but want the client to know what's going... Continue Reading

Shoppers near Tampa up for coffee?

I will be in the Tampa area some time in January. Any regular contributors who are in the area? Coffee? PM please if interested.... Continue Reading

Coffee shop/deli shop

Doing one early this morning....doesn't looking at the coffee grounds scream Mystery Shopper?... Continue Reading

Do you start your day with coffee?

I'm a hopeless addict. I drink coffee pretty much every day. I usually prefer drip, but sometimes use the french press.... Continue Reading


Does anyone know which company does the Starbucks mystery shops? I'd love to get in on that!... Continue Reading

Red Robin and Starbucks

Hi everyone, I have been a shopper for many years (like 5 years). I used to complete shops for the Red Robin and Starbucks. One company is out of business and the other says they are only working in Canada for Starbucks. Help! Anyone know either of these companies? Thanks... Continue Reading

About c-store coffee shops

I know there was some discussion on here that I now can't find where you have to visit a location of a large travel center, purchase a 24 oz coffee and evaluate the cleanliness on the coffee/deli and the service of the coffee host. It seem I recall someone saying... Continue Reading

coffee shops

Where are all of the coffee shops? I haven't seen any in so long. I miss doing them. Does anyone know of any and who does them. Hints please!!... Continue Reading


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Coffee Shopper

I stopped the MSing for a while and came back to learn that the company who did the big brand coffee shopping had stopped. Tried to search the forum but no luck. Anyone knows if there's any other company who does coffee shopping?... Continue Reading

Well known Coffee

I was doing a shop for a well known coffee company, through Second To None, and have not seen these available for several months. Is anyone still doing these? Does anyone know if they have been discontinued?... Continue Reading

Coffee shops

From Coyle (reference for my benefit so I'll be able to find Flash's comments). This was truly a fun shop. A lunch room in an ivory tower type building. The executive chef and her assistants all running around looking very dapper in their chef uniforms. I got... Continue Reading

I haven't seen those coffee shops in a long time..

I used to shop for Second to None doing those coffee shops. I know they had a round of them this spring, but I wasn't assigned any. I haven't seen anything this summer. Are they still doing those? I was going to go on vacation soon... Continue Reading

Second to None coffee shops

YEAH>>>>>>>>>>....the coffee shops are back.......about 700 or so posted around here for Feb and March.....i was going through caffeine withdrawal.... Continue Reading

coffee shops

please let me know if you know of any sites that evaluate coffee shops, other than . that is a great shop that evaluates ***** shops. try it out!... Continue Reading

Discussions of Coffee Shop Mystery Shopping

Keep in mind, some bartenders may NOT charge you for a soda or coffee. (Source). October 13, 2015

Coffee, I do a bunch of sHells, for example four today and five the day before and I don't remember how many the day before that. (Source). October 10, 2015

..that's not far from the truth, is it? The qualifications required to get that shop are not much a hurdle for anyone. I recall in the way back when Starbucks was regularly shopped that there was an employee forum where they would often post the question of the week and discuss how obvious the shoppers were. (Source). October 10, 2015

It is funny because when I did the 9 to 5 thing, I was the one who showed up at 8:30 to get the coffee started. (Source). October 09, 2015

Or mornings. Or leave the house before 10. Basically I just guzzle coffee and growl at anyone who dares look my way. (Source). October 09, 2015

I followed the Guidelines and went to the server after my coffee and handed him $20. (Source). October 08, 2015

[quote=CoffeeQueen] I never said I wanted heavy moderation. (Source). October 08, 2015

Well, at least about this. It's usually scrambled before I've had my second cup of coffee, but I thought I was in a cognitive state when I read through the thread. (Source). October 07, 2015

I don't agree with Filet's beliefs - but respect the fact that they follow their beliefs and it is their business if they stay closed on Sunday, etc. Starbucks: liberal. (Source). October 07, 2015

When I'm spending my own money, I'm more choosy about the businesses I support because where your money goes, matters. I don't shop [a particular coffee chain] on my own dime, but have no problem evaluating them, and my reports show no bias toward them. (Source). October 06, 2015