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AAKKKK! I filled my gas tank

Couponning queen does it again. Did the happy dance on how cheap I could purchase my gasoline after discounts and filled my tank. No audits today! Everyone must also fill their tanks on Friday... Contacted three friends and tanks all full! Sad when you cannot give away 14 gallons of gas.... Continue Reading

Maritz vs Ritter Gas Stations?

Hi, I am trying to find out how much different the gas station shops are for each msc? Which shops are easier in terms of time at location and report time? Which pay better? I would really appreciate your help and any other advice that you can provide. Thank You... Continue Reading

Yellow Gas Station Night Shops

I see many yellow gas station shops available, but, they are at night and the night shop compensation is $12 versus the daytime compensation of $10. Hence, it leaves me to believe they shall only pay an additional $2 for doing these at night? Am I missing something here? Is that all... Continue Reading

Video Shopping is A Gas!

I started video shopping recently. I'm still working out some of the kinks in **MY** new equipment, but I LOVE IT! Thank you to all the seasoned shoppers who made suggestions about video shopping. Thank you to those who gave me directions and names. As a... Continue Reading

Maritz Travel Bonus for Gas Station Audits

I passed the screening test after proving that I could email a 640x480 jpg. I was told that they audit the yellow station, the green/teal station, and the red, white and blue station. I was surprised that the shop fee is just $11. A reimbursed 2-gallon fuel purchase and a... Continue Reading

Gas station shop at permanently closed location

I just accepted my first gas station shop and figured I'd do a drive by since the location is not that far from my normal daily commute. The location is permanently closed. Instructions say to take all pictures, which is fine. Has anyone had experience with submitting... Continue Reading

How to take stealth photographs at gas stations

I've signed up for one shop where you are supposed to get photos of every pump. You have a letter of authorization, but you don't present it unless someone challenges you, and it's obviously better if you do not have to use it. Does anyone have good techniques to use?... Continue Reading

Left a gas station shop...

With an owl. I'd just finished checking out the bathroom and was walking to my car when I noticed what I thought was a crumpled paper bag on the ground near the pumps. Then it moved. I walked over and looked at it... little tiny owl. I looked up and noticed that... Continue Reading

Evening gas station audit

Hello everyone. I have a question on the red, white and blue evening gas shops. Do I need to wait until it's completely dark before starting or can I start when the station lights come on at dusk? I didn't think the guidelines or test question were very... Continue Reading

"Tiger" Gas Station Shops

All right, so I started with two of many Tiger stations where I will do shops. I have forms and documents coming out of the wazoo, yet I still can't find answers to some questions. Here is the first one that stumped me: QDCS_Collateral Which of the following did you see? The DCS... Continue Reading

Maritz Gas Station Shops

I noticed a few local gas station shops/audits on my Maritz job board tonight. They're not the yellow gas station, but rather red, white, and blue that's two companies merged into one. Can anyone give me some insight into the difficulty of the questionnaire? I did a... Continue Reading

Gas Station Audit Instructions

I'm going to be doing my first gas station shop/audit. For other stores, I've printed out the instructions but this one has a 'manual' that's about 40 pages long! And the recommend you print it in color! I know I'll need the details, but is there a way to... Continue Reading

Gas Station Audits by MSC - Compare and Contrast

I've now done quite a few of the Market Force gas station audits. By doing the same shop so many times, and filling out the report so often, I find that I can perform the shop and audit in 30 minutes. I've found that some locations that are not in... Continue Reading

red white and blue gas shops

Any body know where they went , Maritz does not list them anymore, I think they were over whelmed. (just saying)... Continue Reading

Gas Station Report

Sorry had to delete my whole post because I revealed one of my report questions when I wasn't supposed to. I can say no more gas station shops for me.... Continue Reading

Gas Audit Question - Help please

I performed a gas audit. Regular fuel was for sale at each pump. There was an ethanol sticker that said the gas was oxygenated. I reported that only gas was for sale at the location. Then when I went to report, the reporting software said that E-10 was reported as... Continue Reading

SeaShore Gas Shops Quarter 3 Update

The SeaShore gas shop release date for Quarter 3 has been pushed back to the 1st or 2nd week in September according to a Team 3 member at Maritz Research. Sounds more and more like major changes are afoot for the program. They're probably adding five more pages to the... Continue Reading

Maritz Gas shops

Is it just me or have they stopped doing gas shops? I haven't seen their 2 regular gas clients on any other sites pop up. Thanks!... Continue Reading

Gas Station Audits Question

The highest-paying jobs on my job board are paying $25 with a $2 purchase reimbursement. Are these jobs too difficult for someone new, like me? I've done 3 fast food shops and that's all. Thank you for answering because it is very important to me that I have some kind... Continue Reading

Pegasus Gas Stations

OK, I think we have the Chase Bank question answered. Now for Pegasus gas stations. I have asked a couple of schedulers if there is a limit of 5 stations per day and was told there is no limit. The product details for this project states that no more than... Continue Reading

Those gas station shops are back, same fee.

Today 7-23 email gas station shops are back for the $10 an hour.... Continue Reading

Shopper Citation for gas station removed.

Hi, I just wanted you to know that my Shopper Citation for canceling the one shop at the gas station was removed.... Continue Reading

Shopper Citation for gas station.

I selected one gas station in the beginning. After reading the Guidelines I immediately canceled the shop because the email did not explain the requirements fully. When I realized that the $10 was not enough for the report, hour, shipping items, shipping back etc. as you all know.... Continue Reading

Marathon gas station

Hello. I have some Marathon gas stations available in my area. I was wondering if anyone had done these and if they were difficult. Just a level gauge or any issues you had would be appreciated. There are several I would have to do and would prefer not to get... Continue Reading

Blue and yellow gas station,

Wow, a new low for the blue and yellow gas station shops. They are paying $10 for staying at a location for an entire hour working. And looks like they are going, so the shoppers must see something that I don't. And in addition,... Continue Reading

The "other" Gas Shop:S

So I received from my favorite MSC, a shop is urgently needed to be filled(by the end of June). The MSC is paying gas money and shop fee of $11. I looked on the site and the closest shop that will include the gas money is... Continue Reading

Why are people snapping up $4 gas shops?

I want to give up on the company at this point. All of the gas shops are taken, not just 1 or 2. I don't begrudge anyone there opportunity to make money, but the work involved seems like so much for $4 bucks when I was getting $20 for the... Continue Reading

Where am I supposed to buy the safety vest for gas station shops?

Where am I supposed to buy the safety vest for gas station shops? I did a quick check online and saw that Home Depot sells one for $3, but I thought the company said the safety vests cost $2 so I want to make sure I'm getting the right one-... Continue Reading

Revealed Gas Station Audits--In-Touch (Service Intelligence)

Has anyone done the audits for this company. I just signed up with them and wondering what the reports are like and how long they take. It says there are no photos required.... Continue Reading

Shops for This Gas Station

I've never done the gas station shops for the yellow station with [i][/i]. It seems that those stations are never being picked up by shoppers on the Maritz site. The information on how they should be performed seems scanty - yet the overall pay... Continue Reading

Gas station Shops

Hello, I am pondering picking up a gas station (revealed) however I have never done one before. I am always hesitant to do a revealed shop because when i have done them it was always just awkward, fortunately in the past they were for seasonal shops, but I am hesitant... Continue Reading

Which MSC Is Doing These Gas Stations?

1. Named for the historic Greek battle in 490BC 2. Created by the late, not-so-great, Venezuelan Communist pain-in-our-rear aka Red Pyramid 3. A large bay that is the arm of an ocean or sea 4. Near and dear to NASCAR fans--their names could almost be synonyms for each other RACE... 5. Named after that... Continue Reading

Maritz Gas Station Audit - Looking for some advice

I'm looking for some advice from the more seasoned gas station audit-takers out there. I'm only on my second one for Maritz and I've wound myself up in confusion! A lot of the toppers that I see on each fuel dispenser have generic signs showing the name of the gas... Continue Reading

Receipt for $1 gas station purchase

Is there any way to not look suspicious when asking for a receipt for a $1 purchase at a gas station? I'm doing my first one tomorrow and have a hunch I'm gonna have to ask for a receipt inside. Any ideas?... Continue Reading

What's the best way to photograph gas pumps?

I can think of three ways to do it. I'm using a standard camera, not a phone. 1: Photograph in landscape orientation, which will include a lot of non-pump picture on each side of the pump. 2: Photograph in portrait orientation, which puts nothing but the pump in the picture, but leaves it... Continue Reading

Price of gas

Has anyone noticed the price of gas slowly creeping up the last two months? It is quickly becoming a factor in accepting shops.... Continue Reading

Are gas station revealed audits worth it?

One co I work with has a zillion, but the pay is like $9.. and, the job can be about 1 hr.. doesn't sound good to me..... What do you all think???????????... Continue Reading

Gas station shops where they reimburse the gas

I have heard many people here talk about doing multiple gas station mystery shops and getting their gas reimbursed that way. I finally saw one but the reimbursement is way below what I would be paying. For 2 gallons of gas (minimum required amount) and an in-store purchase I'll be reimbursed... Continue Reading

NJ Gas Station Audit?

Forgive me for the stupid question in advance. I saw a gas audit and I live in NJ. I understand how they work in pump your own states, but has anyone done these in Jersey? People typically don't get out of their cars here unless it is... Continue Reading

Conoco in Texas

In my area, I'm seeing some stations being rebranded to Conoco. Anyone know if they are shopped? Not asking who shops them, just asking if they're shopped by an MSC.... Continue Reading

Is Arco shopped?

I am NOT asking who shops it, but I'm curious as to whether it's shopped. I just realized that I've discovered alnost all the major gas brands, but it's still a holdout.... Continue Reading

Changes to gas stations

At least for the green gas stations with Maritz, the new instructions explicitly say "You must go by yourself, this includes having spouse or children wait in the car while you complete the shop." As far as I'm concerned, why the hell should they car who is in the car? ... Continue Reading

Gas can ignites in man's car while driving

Details in the news report are still scarce but this is a good reason why you should not be driving with gas can in your car unless absolutely necessary and never in an unapproved container. A gas can ignited in a man's car as he was driving through Sanford, Florida, sending him to the hospital... Continue Reading

Questions about that gas station that just changed MSCs

I have a couple of questions about the gas station that just changed from Cori/Steri to another MSC. 1: On the reports, there's no place to upload the LOA. Is that's the way it's always been, or is it a glitch? 2: What was/is the rotation on them? (I'm assuming it'll... Continue Reading

Gas prices rising - what's yours?

In northern Arizona we are at $3.37 for 87 octane, and it is changing daily. What is the price in your neck of the woods? And what have you heard about the reason for the change?... Continue Reading

Gas Stations, Credit Cards and Velocity Limits?

I broke down and started performing gas station audits and/or mystery shops this year. For the most part, I enjoy doing them. On a monthly basis, I am doing a series of gas stations for Maritz. In February, when I tried to perform more than two shops... Continue Reading

Maritz gas station mystery shops with reveal and regular audits

Hi. Need some advice on Maritz gas station mystery shops with reveal and the regular audit shops. Can someone tell me are these fairly simply and do they require measuring like the others I've seen posted? I see a bunch of them by my house but I'm afraid to sign up... Continue Reading

New Marketforce gas mystery shops - reimbursement amounts?

So MFI is running some new shops for their long-standing fuel client, the one that usually does the reveal audits with photos of everything. This new shop has is a straight-up mystery shop with two purchase requirements: two gallons of fuel and an inside purchase. The shop fee is $12,... Continue Reading

MF & gas shops

How difficult are the Marketforce gas shops? How difficult are they to please?... Continue Reading

How many MF Gas Stations in one day?

For those of you that have done the MarketForce gas station audits, how many would you say could be reasonably done in one day (including input)?... Continue Reading

Question about Maritz yellow gas shops

I'm in the middle of submitting some shops and I've got a question that I know will get answered here a heck of a lot faster than if I try to reach somebody at Maritz. If there's gas pumps on both sides of the building and the canopy is one unit... Continue Reading

stericycle gas shops

on my board, the blue and yellow gas shops are all showing as taken with only backup available. has anyone else noticed this? i'm sure not every single february shop has been filled...wonder why it is showing like that?... Continue Reading

Maritz Yellow Gas Shops

I'll be honest, I've never bothered to do the Maritz Yellow gas shops. You know the ones, their name is what one might find on the . Has anyone any advice for these? I have not been able to get a feel for what it entails to perform one of these... Continue Reading

Marathon Gas Audits

I can't remember the last time I did one of these. The new MSC is offering them at $7 per location. At first I thought the fee was an error. Last night, after three hours trying to figure out the certification test (and before I was informed... Continue Reading

Very interesting gas station route

I took a short route and am very glad I did not put in a counter offer on the other one I considered. Since I teach, I only have weekends and this ended up being a little more interesting than I expected. There were a couple of shops close... Continue Reading

Anybody see QuikTrip gas stations on job boards?

I've read somewhere online that QT is only shopped by corporate, but the one just up the street from be says "Voted Best QT in the Neighborhood", so I'm assuming that's not just from corporate...?... Continue Reading

Somebody just paid for my gas!

I was running some errands earlier today and stopped to fill up. I went in to pre-pay and the clerk told me somebody had already paid. What??? He told me an elderly gentleman comes in every 2-3 weeks to fill up, and he leaves his credit card... Continue Reading

Where Hath Pegasus Gone??

I see Cycle has filled in many January jobs with the exception of their gas stations. So, it is true, Pegasus has flown from their group? But where?... Continue Reading

ARCO convenience stores

Are they really as easy as the form looks? Do they really not ask for an overall narrative? Thereís only one within twenty-five miles of me. Somebody else always gets it before I see the e-mail. So if they are that easy, Iíll have to watch the MSC website more closely.... Continue Reading

Gas Station Shops

One of the companies I signed up with has mini mart /gas station assignments where you first mystery shop , purchase gas ,checkout store , restrooms, then reveal yourself and do an open audit. If you reveal yourself my thinking is that you cannot do that shop again. Is... Continue Reading

man....two gas station shops ended up being turnpike locations

I was pretty annoyed yesterday when I arrived at two gas station shops for CORI, and they were both turnpike locations. The job descriptions both stated that they were NOT turnpike locations. I actually looked at them on the map beforehand and had my suspicions, as they were... Continue Reading

Fun Gas Station Shop

Just saw the description on a $9 gas station shop complete with photos of all pumps, etc. described as "Fun gas station shop". I really don't think hanging out for that long at a gas station is my idea of fun.... Continue Reading

Trying to find the company that does green number gas station

I have googled this every which way I can think of and come up with nothing. I have a lot of these gas stations around here and so far like doing convience stores(have not tried an audit yet, I'm too scared) and would love to try for these too.... Continue Reading

Blue gas overtook most of my BP's!

Is there a company that shops the Blue gas stations that just took over half my BP shops? I was getting into a nice rhythm with the BP! I was sad to see these stations change over!... Continue Reading

Gas station shops

Who are all the companies that do gas station shops?... Continue Reading

$10 Tmobile shops. What are you being paid for your time/gas?

Visit can take 15-45 minutes depending on how busy the store is on that day. Report can take 15-25 minutes depending on the details. Gas for car. What are you being paid for your time/gas? Where is the profit for the shoppers that do these? I did some when they were $15... Continue Reading

Chevron Gas Station Audits

How long can these take? Realistically... What is the difficulty level in reporting? Worth $20.00? Any insight or tips is appreciated...... Continue Reading

CORI all gas shops gone !

Hmm, something's afoot again. All the regular gas shops have been removed ( and there were hundreds still up for July at the low, low prices). The Loyalty are there and all the other misc shops but NO regular station shops. Not just my area either, checked with someone in another... Continue Reading

CoRI gas routes ?

Anyone here doing the "routes" for the other station ? I can't find any discussions on this via search and don't want to name the client. There was an offer of one - said to list your preferred zips - but then they wanted the entire list to be taken no matter... Continue Reading

Gas station shops/audits and credit cards

So for most, if not all, gas station shops/audits that require a gas purchase, it's credit/debit/gift card only. One of the MSCs specifically says to use different cards if shopping more than one location within 24 hours, if possible, because the card will likely only be usable for 2-3 purchases... Continue Reading

Do you do gas audits on weekends?

Or, any kind of audits?... Continue Reading

Corp Res....gas stations as far as the eye can see, but....

NOTHING else.......I don't do gas stations so gonna be rather dry for me this month, and hopefully not forever........ Continue Reading

Diesel allowed on gas shops?

I'm scheduled to do two Chevron/Texaco "Customer First" shops Monday where we get $5 worth of gas, $1 inside, and a $6 fee. I can either do those shops in connection with a route of bank shops in the immediate area of the gas stations and take my car, but there's... Continue Reading

How long does a gas station audit take?

Thanks. CR... Continue Reading

Gas station certification test - Need help!

I'm stuck! I watched the training and can't pass the test. Am I allowed to say the name of the gas station (colors are blue and red)? I think these are the ones I'm having a problem with: Which of the following is considered an unacceptable attire item to wear during... Continue Reading

Question About Gas Station Audits

Hi all- I was just curious. Without naming clients or MSPs, what is the average pay for a revealed gas station audit that requires pictures?... Continue Reading

BBQs: Charcoal vs. Gas or Other Method

I rarely cook at home but I love barbecuing with charcoal. I have used non-charcoal BBQ grills but really don't enjoy the experience. For those who enjoying cooking or eating barbecued food, which do you prefer (charcoal or other) and why? I can understand using a gas grill because... Continue Reading

Bank and Gas station shop

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Gas Prices?

What the heck is going on? A bunch of stations here went from $3.49-$3.59 to $3.99 per gallon yesterday. So when I saw a station had it for $3.54, I filled up. Today that station is at $3.79. I usually see 10 cent increases, but never... Continue Reading

Gas station shops

Hi everyone, I did my first one today and I think that I may have missed one of the pictures. The company is someone that most of us know well, and I'm wondering if they are willing to let a novice shopper go back to get the missing picture? Have any... Continue Reading

Gas Station Audit - Debranding

Good morning folks! :) I have a simple question for you experienced shoppers. I'm doing 2 audits in a few days. Debranding. Now, I want to know what do you do when people/cars are in the way of your picture taking? Do I have to wait until they move? I'm sure some people... Continue Reading

CORI-gas shops

Hi, As I am entering the summer mind set and thinking about that extra cash, I am considering picking up some of these when they hit the $10 mark. Anybody wanna warne me or give me any tips. Are they hard. I used to do the old... Continue Reading

Conoco/Phillips66 questions.

Who does these audits I am sure knows about the letters we are supposed to deliver. I do not know if the company who has to change the signs and correct the brand on the pumps is the same in every state. However, it says on the letter that a... Continue Reading

gas station signing

Any one ever try the gas station signing? Pump signs, clings inside, counter mats, pics,etc, etc? They are claiming this only takes 30 minutes, I'm guessing 1 hour+ may be more real. I would sign up for all in my state if they really were only 30 minutes as... Continue Reading

Cori gas station shops

This station has two pumps and full service its a service garage they have vending machines outside to purchase soda or snacks the bathroom has a can of ajax on the sink to wash your hands. How could this job be done. Years ago I know someone who did this... Continue Reading

Gas Station Shops for MF - Worth it?

This might have been discussed before, but I see a boatload of gas stations on the job board. They pay $10 with a $2 in store reimbursement. 2 Questions: Are they worth it once you get used to the paperwork, etc.? I understand that any new shop is usually a... Continue Reading

Need help on Gas Station audits.

Hello all, I have signed up for some gas station audits that I usually avoid but they had attractive bonus pay so I decided it was time to get over my fear. The 36 page instruction has me a little freaked out. Are they that difficult? It... Continue Reading

Speaking of those gas station shops...

I haven't/don't yet do a whole lot of these. I've actually only done the ones through MF. Although about a year or so ago, I signed up online to do a few with Maritz, to see how they went. I never heard back from them. Or... Continue Reading

Gate Petro Gas Stations

I've been shopping this gas station for an alcohol check for over 2 years. The MSC reimburses you up to $4.00. I usually buy a cheap beer ($1.25) and then maybe a soda or some candy. I've always been reimbursed my entire purchase up to $4.00. ... Continue Reading

Question on gas station audits

I'm doing a couple for MF this coming week in a route with some other shops. For the convenience store purchase part, it just says "purchase". And with cash. Anyways, is there any restriction on *what* is purchased? Most of you talk about getting a soft drink or... Continue Reading

Missed receipt and photo on CRI gas station shop

Did my first gas station shop for CoRI yesterday. Tried to be very organized about it, took all the pump pictures in order, two pics per pump. Somehow when I copied the pics to my computer so I could add the date and time (that my camera had... Continue Reading

How Do You Stop a Bragasaurus?

One of my friends is the person who got me involved in MS'ing over a year ago. Now when we are out at social functions, he brags about how much money he has made MS'ing and how he got me involved in it and how much money I am... Continue Reading

Gas shops

I do gas shops for this one company where you have to take pictures and wear a safety vest. I always hear about these really hard, really long shops with them for a specific gas company. I always assumed it was Shell but I'm reading the stuff for my upcoming... Continue Reading

Maritz gas station

So three of my normal announced audits just got rebranded. They went from a brand audited quarterly by MF, to a brand audited by Maritz. I enjoyed doing these for MF, as the reports were very straightforward and easy. Does anyone know how hard or easy Maritz shops are? The... Continue Reading

best site for gas station jobs?

Travelling all across the US so GETTING there and availability should (hopefully) not be a problem but what have you all found to be the most frequent gas jobs that have not been too much of a pain, or that you thought were reasonable, are your favorites, etc... Really hoping to... Continue Reading

quick someone remind me why I hate gas station shops before I actually take one

I'm having a very slow month. My project for editing is wrapping up for the month, and I'm finding myself about to take some gas station shops unless someone talks me off the ledge. These are not the annoying audits. I thought I would love gas station shops. What's not... Continue Reading

Gas Stations

I've done a few name brands, but wondered if Quick Trip and Race Track are shopped. Not asking for the MSC, but would like to know if they are done. Also, if they are out there...how are the reports/reimbursement? I love going to QT and getting a snack. Thanks!... Continue Reading

"Gas station phobia"

I swear I just can't force myself to try one.....they just scare me....I take it personally when my shops get dinged or rejected and I can't seem to cross that line....anybody else?... Continue Reading

Gas Audits/ BP and Shell

Can anyone please explain to me how to do these shops/audits? I will be doing them this week for the first time and really want to make sure I get them done right.... Continue Reading

Shell gas shops for $10.. are they kidding?

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Speedway Gas Audits?

Before we start, yes, I'm aware...ICA...don't name MSC and client...blahblahblah.... Does anyone know if Speedway gas stations have a typical "gas station photo audit" type shop, or any type of shop for that matter? In my area, they're the only major gas/convenience store chain that I've never seen shopped, and there's... Continue Reading

CA gas!!!

For those of you shopping CA (like me): How is this HUGE jump in the cost of gas affecting you? Local news says the cost will go over $5.00/gal this month. I went to fill my car yesterday and found my 'cheap' station closed! I have since hesitated... Continue Reading

Gas prices soar.....

Gas prices are soaring, went up .16 overnight, just awful, heard on news Costco and other stations closing, major shortage 4.65 in my town, with prices up to 5.55 in the city.... Continue Reading

Gas Audit or Mystery Shop?

I've only been shopping for about 3 weeks now. Some gas station audits and mystery shops have come up but for the same company. For obvious reasons, I can't be both the auditor and shopper, so I have to choose which to do. For those who have done these, any... Continue Reading

Reshop policy for CORI gas station shops

Hey Everyone, I'm new to the forum and to mystery shopping in general. I hope this is the appropriate place to be introducing myself. I've been goin along pretty good so far (fingers crossed). I wanted to know if anyone knows how long the reshop cycle is for CORI... Continue Reading

Gas Price Woes!

I have been doing a lot of shops, and the first thing I consider is how much the gas is going to cost, and after deducting that from the shop fee, is the shop worth doing? If I can get more than one shop in the same area,... Continue Reading

What do you buy at a gas station for $1?

Hey folks, I did 6 audits Friday where you get $1 reim at pump and another $1 inside. I feel like I'm wasting my $1 on candy or gum, but I can't think of anything useful to buy to turn that $1 into profit, not just a treat. So, what do you buy... Continue Reading

How are gas prices changing your Mystery Shopping?

Now that gas prices are back to being ridiculous, (not that they haven't been so since 2007!), is it changing the way you shop? I have said on so many threads that my SUV gets HORRIBLE gas mileage so everyone should know that by now! :) I have changed my... Continue Reading

Ritter gas stations

I used to do stations for this company before the company switched MSC's. Their pay was OK. So once a year, I try and do some just to keep the account active. I go down to Virginia Beach once a year for vacation, and do about 10-15... Continue Reading

Market Force Gas station gift card shops

Has anyone done these? I saw them on the job board and it says they take up to 60 minutes, but all the details they give you is that you have to buy a gift card. I would be hard pressed to stay at a gas station for an hour,... Continue Reading

gas stations

Which companies do gas station audits ?... Continue Reading

Gas Station audits

Now that the kids are going back to school I'm thinking about trying to do some. Can you all give me some tips and input on the difficulty of doing this type of shop and if it is worth it? The pay is higher for this kind of shop and... Continue Reading

Gas Station Shop Help

If you are doing an audit for gas stations and there is a route. Should all of the destinations be posted before you accept the shop? I signed up for one only to find that there were some in another state that was not disclosed. What would... Continue Reading

Terrorized on my first gas shop

Luckily I got the pictures I needed. I thought I was being discreet until the owner came running out the store asking, "What are you doing?! Why are you taking pictures?! This is my property!" I was totally taken off guard. I didn't know what to... Continue Reading

Buying the "2 Gallons of Gas" Shop...

I have never done the "Buy 2 gallons of gas" shop and wondered what it entails? Have you done this shop and did you like it? Why/why not? Thanks....... Continue Reading

Gas Station Audits Conoco vs Shell

Everyone be careful not to mention the MSC since I alreayd brought up the clients. I've done the Shell mystery shop/audit, and I must say I'm not a huge fan. I'm fine with the audit part, but I live in a state where you can't pump your own gas. I... Continue Reading

Gas Shops

Hello, I have read on this forum about 3 MS companies that have gas shops. Which are the companies that have them (if it's not a violation). I think I know 1 or 2 of them--maybe. Thanks!... Continue Reading

Shell gas shops

Has anyone done these? I am going to try a few. Feedback please!... Continue Reading

Gas Station Shops

Do you just get the $5 worth of fuel, or do you get more? I did my first one the other week, and filled up. This week I have a few, and just wondered what others do.... Continue Reading

Gas Station shop, doing something I didn't like doing.

I have done a ton of gas station audits. Just did two for a different brand. Part of the shop involves checking if the cashier has a name tag....... If the cashier doesn't have a name tag you are supposed to take a picture of the person without a nametag! (1) I am extremely... Continue Reading

Gas Shops Gone?????

In the past I have received a few assignments for gas stations in my area. However they have seemed to become less and less. Anyone else noticed this trend?? Where has all the gas gone?? ;-)... Continue Reading

Shell gas coupons!!

just ran across this awesome site it looks legit mainly because they use savings star... you link a cc/debit card to the site and here is what you can do: instead of getting money off the coupons you get a few cents off a gallon of gas per coupon... yes per coupon...... Continue Reading

Gas station register times?

I have completed a large number of gas station audit recently because I was offered a bonus on them. The one thing that is strange is that every single one of these gas stations has the wrong time on the registers.....(25+ stations so far) We are not talking insignificant differences. Most are between... Continue Reading

Gas

My Lincoln accepts and appreciates the lower prices of gas! Thank you!!!!!!!!... Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices, etc.

It amazes me that MS Companies continue to pay nothing other than your reimbursement for various shops. Gas per gallon here (CA) is $4.25+. Doesn't appear that the MS Companies have taken the increased fuel costs in their shop payments. Currently, there's a taxi scenario which, in itself, is... Continue Reading

PUMPING GAS IN AMERICA

This thread is about filling stations, not MSPs. It is about, but not limited to, Amoco, ARCO, BP, Chevron, Citgo, Conoco, Cumberland Farms, Exxon, Flying J, Gas City, Ltd., Getty, Gulf, Hess, Kroger, Love's, Lukoil, Marathon Oil, Mobil, Murphy USA, Phillips 66, Pilot, QuickChek, QuikTrip, RaceTrac/Raceway, Royal Farms, Shell,... Continue Reading

Tell a Funny Story and Win Free Gas from MSJobBoard

Hi All! We started a contest today at the MSJobBoard site called the "Once upon a Shop Contest" Enter by submitting a funny Mystery Shopping story of yours and you can win gift cards for free gasoline! Just log into www.msjobboard.com and find the link on the homepage. The entries can be submitted... Continue Reading

Don't they get gas prices require they raise fees ?

I live in an area that is not big cities, but towns spread out from one another - the major towns are 24 miles North and 34 South meaning a minimum round trip of 48 miles. So I'm looking at offers of $8.25 to do a shop - but... Continue Reading

cost of gas affecting shop choices?

How much does the cost of gas affect where you shop? I had a scheduler ask me to drive 30 minutes, take a ferry and then do a FF shop for $20? She argued with me and said it was "only 56 miles" and I would be getting... Continue Reading

Help With First Gas Station Mystery Shop

I have two blue and yellow gas station mystery shops tomorrow. These locations are located in service plazas directly off I-80 (you have to be on I-80 to access them). Since there is a service plaza, they do not have their own convenience stores. I have a... Continue Reading

Which MSC conducts this gas shop.....?

I live in the the midwest and we have a chain of convenience store / gas stations with a red logo a a big "S" like Superman. Does anyone know which MSC shops this chain? There are a ton of them near me, and I think it would... Continue Reading

Gasoline

Is there anyway to get our companies to cough up more for gas, as prices seem to sky rocket???... Continue Reading

Gas station shop - various MSC

I work for TNS, and Ritter doing gas staion/convience store shops. Yet there are MANY of these in my area that are that I never see on the job boards. Besides CORI (I love CORI but don't have the patience for all those pictures - don't mind taking a few)... Continue Reading

all the various gas shops, which is most difficult?

For those that have done gas station related shops for any or all of the following brands, which would you say is the most complicated and easiest? + + BP Chevron Circle K Citgo ExxonMobil Gulf RacTrac Shell Sunoco For me, by far the easiest are RacTrac as they require no photos. RacTrac is a regional brand. Also, the msc that does... Continue Reading

cori gas jobs

Got to love these changes without notification on Cori jobs. On the yellow and blue gas station, which I have been doing for over a year now for CORI, and many years for another MSC. Now they say: If the store is not open, you are to submit this as... Continue Reading

Will You Still Shop If Gas Goes Up?

I heard on the business news a few days ago that gas is expected to rise $.60 a gallon by Memorial Day. Refineries are slowing production, and the summer blend will cost more. Will you still shop? How much per gallon is it where you are? ... Continue Reading

Gas Prices

Do the increasing gas prices deter any of you from far away shops? I wanted to do a few at the outlet mall, but it would be a 100 mile round trip for about $40. It would be almost $17 in gas for the whole thing.... Continue Reading

CORI gas station-45 day wait to re-shop question

Hey all!! I am setting up my week and see some gas station shops that I just recently did open again. Does CORI tell me that I am unavailable if I apply for it? I would hate to apply and do the shop only to be told... Continue Reading

gas station shops: are they worth the money?

I see a lot of gas station shops posted with a particular mystery shopping company. they pay $11 each, but i notice that virtually none of them are getting taken. however, the bank shops which are posted by the same company are extremely scarce for roughly the same... Continue Reading

Maritz gas station shops

I received this from Maritz today: "Maritz Research is now introducing the 2012 version of a popular mystery shop/audit gas station program that requires you to purchase 2 gallons of gas and get reimbursed for it!" They later mention compensation as "INSTANT GIFT CARDS: (these gift cards (one per location) will be... Continue Reading

Gas Station Audit Question

Are these shops allowed to be done at night with night time photos?... Continue Reading

Maritz - Gas - No pics

There have been other topics on this, but not one with pics. Couple of questions? Since it says no pics, should I expect the report to be an insane PITA? Another question: It states "Project Description:$12.00 SHOP! Includes GASOLINE, inside purchase AND shopper pay! NO PHOTOS!" and then... Continue Reading

Extensive Gas Station Audits

Soooooo, the price is looking kind of right at the moment for me to complete one of those extensive gas station audits, but I have NEVER done audits before. They are currently at about 40 bucks (give or take) and they'll probably go higher by Monday since there's quite a... Continue Reading

Gas stations

Have not yet tried doing gas stations after dark. Wanted to know if any of you do them after dark and how do your pics turn out. Any problems with the pics being accepted..... Continue Reading

Casey's Gas Stations

I've asked this before on a different Forum with no luck. Maybe I'll get an answer here? I pass TONS of Casey's gas stations where I drive on a regular basis. Are they shopped? By ANYONE? If so, any hints? I'd love to shop them, a... Continue Reading

Market Force gas shop mistake

Did anyone sign up for the Market Force audits at $30? Only to receive an e-mail days later telling you that it was a mistake, and that they should be $10? But of course, they understand that the fee may not work for you, so they are offering $2 extra... Continue Reading

Gas Station Questions

The gas station/convenience stores that pay $12.00 with a shop fee of $6.00...is the remainder in gas and a store item....I am interested in the dollar amount of gas that is paid for....I have not done this shops before...the description says no photos....anyone done these that can tell me about... Continue Reading

Green and yellow gas stations

Seems like nobody wants these shops in my area. Are they super hard?... Continue Reading

Gas Station Safety Vest?

Thanks go out to Flash, MDavisNowell (tip sheet), Cettie, Irene_La, Emma, Mert, WJones777,Cvb42jeb & oneofthreepaths. The advise you took the time to give me has been so helpful. I still have not done more than one shop in a day, but feel after a little more experience, I'll be able... Continue Reading

gas stations

I looking for Circle K gas stations and other to audit, does anyone know the companies names?... Continue Reading

LOL at gas bonus

Just got off the phone with a scheduler. Asks if I can do a shop that is regularly 10 but is willing to bonus if I can complete it today up to 12 dollars. I am thinking it is a location I am going to be nearby so... Continue Reading

CRI gas route

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Martiz Gas Station Shops

There are a lot of gas station shops in my area from Maritz. They pay $11 and I was wondering if they were worth it. Has anyone done them? What's "really" involved?... Continue Reading

Valero gas shops

I just self assigned 2 Valero shops. They involve taking 11 pics. Has anyone done these?... Continue Reading

maritz gas shop

hey i see there are some of there gas shops in my area... they mention a ton of photos... how hard are they to complete?... Continue Reading

Mystery shopping companies for gas in New England

Anyone know which companies give gas assignments in New England?... Continue Reading

Maritz Gas Shops

Days ago, I got an email saying that these were ready for self assign. HAs anyone seen them?... Continue Reading

$3.00 GAS SHOPS FOR $4.00

Noticed that my favorite $3.00 gas shops went to $4.00 to start with no gasoline purchase necessary. Unfortunately, now they are revealed shops so I have to out myself for peanuts. No thanks. I'll wait until they get high on the out of town ones or not... Continue Reading

Gas prices and shops

Several days ago I filled at $3.11/gallon. I decided that once gas hit $3.25/gallon I was about done as the profit margins pretty much completely disappear. Today when I passed that same station we were at $3.35/gallon for regular. So without a gas bonus, at this point... Continue Reading

maritz gas station shops

these ones pay $11 plus $4 gas reimb and $1 store reimb. Are they worth it? They called me yesterday wanting me to take a block of them but I was laid up in bed with the flu so I didn't answer the phone. I see... Continue Reading

Gas Stations with Market Force

I would like to start doing Gas Stations, but I would like to know if anyone has any tips on them as I have never done them before. It seems like they have alot more gas shops and have dropped alot of their grocery stores and phone shops. Patty... Continue Reading

Question: How do you feel about gas station reveals?

I've never done one, and I know a lot of you get your gas this way. Is it hard? Weird? Thanks, Carol... Continue Reading

Market Force - Gas Shops

If anybody does work for MF you know what I'm talking about. Who would actually want to do these on a regular basis? I did one the other day for $10 with $2 reimbursement. It took me over an hour at the location, I took over twenty pictures, filled... Continue Reading

Shops in General - Gas

Would't be nice if the guys wanting us to shop for them saw the gas prices rising? Some of us who are more skilled than others will pass these shops to others less skilled probably over a couple of bucks per shop, or maybe over 1 buck. The gas tank... Continue Reading

Maritz gas shops

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Gas shop report problems

What a day for me. I have only done 2 shops before today. One was for a company that I will not work for again due to their expectation of perfection, the other was a fairly easy grocery shop with good pay. I'm hoping that one comes around again before... Continue Reading

Cori gas shops

I see they have shops listed for June with $0.00 for fee. SO I emaield them and asked do they seriously want us to do these shops for nothing?... Continue Reading

Non Photo Gas Staion Shops???

Are there any non photo gas station shops please??? If so, who does them and what are the fees/ reimbursements??? Thank You... Continue Reading

whats the best way to set up a gas route?

hey all... i live in PA and am traveling all the way back to my college in VA or planning to in the next few weeks... I noticed our favorite website is offering good bonused gas shops all the way down... (im still working on passing the test)... whats the best... Continue Reading

Odd. All of the original $3 gas shops have disappeared.

Every one of the first $3 gas shops in a 50 mile radius of me has disappeared. There were at least 40 to 45 left on the board last night. This morning the email I received listing the increased fees showed most of them still there and up to $4.50... Continue Reading

$3 GAS SHOPS!!!!

Can you believe this! As it has not been bad enough for us poor souls,one paticular company are offering $3 gas shops. I suppose it was not insulting enough to deal with $5 commissions.Has it really gotten that bad? We are professional and do not deserve to literally get slapped... Continue Reading

Unrevealed Gas shops

Can someone share, which companies do unrevealed gas shops? So far I only know of CoRI and the rest are all audits/revealed, which I am not yet comfortable performing. Any other companies out there mystery shopping gas stations?... Continue Reading

Gas shop up to $57.74 - is it ripe yet?

so.. should a gas shop that started at $1 be picked once it reaches $57, or should one wait for it to go higher? :)... Continue Reading

CoRI Gas Shops

I have never, in all my years, done a gas station shop. Not sure why. I saw that CoRI has them, but they say you have to buy $1 worth of gas? REALLY?... Continue Reading

gast station installations

Anyone ever done any of these? Is it worth the money for what is required.... Continue Reading

CRI - Gas Station Test

What am I doing wrong???? I have taken this test over and over and still can't pass it....lol I am far from being dumb and generally pass every test for shopping on the first try. I have watched the video twice, and still can't pass it. Anyone else having this... Continue Reading

It's not just gas

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/opinion/19ariely.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin One way that food goes up is in smaller packaging, while keeping the price the same. But that's a whole other article.... Continue Reading

Any free gas shops in Cleveland, OH?

Sure could use some of those. THanks... Continue Reading

gas stations

I am looking for gas stations jobs in al... Continue Reading

gas station shops

has any one done gas station shops where you have to stand behind the counter and observe what they are doing?... Continue Reading

Bridge toll's and gas incentive.

I shop in an area with bridge toll's on their way to over $8.00 currently $4 to $5.00' Gas almost or over $5.00.It's hard to break even on a $10'00 shop. How have some of been able to continue at this rate. Are there any company's helping out in this area. I have gotten... Continue Reading

Gas station audits

Signed with 2 new companies tonight. One of them had gas station audits. Most of it was a cinch, but I don't want to go into a gas station restroom. They look like the rest of the gas station. And if I buy gas at an Exxon or Mobil, I'm... Continue Reading

Increased price of gas

I was just wondering how other shoppers feel the price of gas will affect their mystery shopping. In my area, gas has reached $3.09/gal for regular unleaded. Since I drive an SUV, I figure it will not be worth it unless I am able to schedule 4-5 shops... Continue Reading

Gas Stations

Has anyone ever done the gas stations for shopnchek. Are they worth the 12.00 that they pay.... Continue Reading

Gas Stations shops

Can anyone help narrow down for me some companies you've worked for that do gas station shops? We have a lot of ** stations in our area, and I'd love to see what the requirements are to shop them. I work with Corporate Research on shops every month that have... Continue Reading

Most Recent mentions of Gas Station Mystery Shopping

To free up space in your gas tank on long gas routes, by putting the gas in your tank into a gas can. (Source). October 25, 2014

BB - why would I want to syphon gas with a garden hose? (Source). October 25, 2014

If you must put the gas into you gas tank, you could move the gas to a gas can to free up space for the next shop. (Source). October 25, 2014

Siphoning gasoline. (Source). October 25, 2014

My husband cooked tonight, as I was on my home from a gas station shop route. (Source). October 25, 2014

I will re-read the shop instructions and get back to you. thanks. If your tank is full, you could move the gas yourself after the shop to an approved gas can with a simple $6 hose. (Source). October 25, 2014

JB - I just re-read the project details and I see no restrictions on where the gas has to be pumped. (Source). October 25, 2014

LIJake, putting gas into approved containers on shops may not violate the law, but it does violate the instructions of the shop. (Source). October 25, 2014

Plus the prices are the cheapest around - lower state taxes. I used to enjoy having someone else pump my gas at low prices and clean my windows as well (at least on the tpke or pkwy) when I traveled NJ. (Source). October 25, 2014

I've found it kind of refreshing to have someone else fill up the gas tank, wash my windshield and send me on my way. (Source). October 25, 2014