Question about Market Force sending shops a month early

Good evening

I receive the daily e-mail about MF shops in my area. There is one in my area that I would like to do. However the dates that it can be done is the last week of October.

I went ahead and I picked the day that I could do it. I can do it any time that day.

My question is do you schedule shops a month of ahead of time?

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Yes, I schedule a month or more ahead.

Mary Davis Nowell. Based close to Fort Worth. Shopping Interstate 20 east and west, Interstate 35 north and south.
Some MSCs schedule them months early. MFI and sqm.ca, among many. I actually prefer it because I can plan ahead and it's easier for my schedule.
Isaiah, the Market Force website has a reschedule feature. You probably know that, but I didn't at first and I worked for a while before I caught on to it. I found it after someone on this wonderful forum mentioned it. We learn so much here from one another.

Mary Davis Nowell. Based close to Fort Worth. Shopping Interstate 20 east and west, Interstate 35 north and south.
I often schedule work months in advance but not a $10 fast casual shop. If I'm scheduling more than a day or two away it's got to be 100x that.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
Yes I did know that.. But I know some times that you can't reschedule to do clients requirements.

Yes I know stuff comes up at the last minute

Yes we learn from each other here smiling smiley That's why I love this forum smiling smiley
Usually what I'll schedule a month or so ahead is bundled work or a string of stations in a similar area. Once I get that laid out on my spreadsheet, I might add some food shops if I can find something with a long window, say 11 to 8, that's a good one. I can't afford to pick up anything with a strict breakfast or lunch or dinner time because I'm not sure exactly where I'll be when. Once I'm on the road and into the day, then I can pick up something with a shorter window if it works for me.

Mary Davis Nowell. Based close to Fort Worth. Shopping Interstate 20 east and west, Interstate 35 north and south.
Those 11-8 shops are spectacular.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
Absolutely 100% I schedule that far in advance. By the time that month comes, I have quite a few shops smiling smiley
@bgriffin wrote:

Those 11-8 shops are spectacular.
I love those too! Such a wide range to get 'em done smiling smiley
Usually, I schedule short-term. If I want more work, specific work, or to travel, I will schedule farther into the future.

I am mostly programmed until the middle of October and may do some things in November. I left plenty of time open for trying new-to-me shops.

Praying is work. - Mother Angelica.
I book way in advance but I do several special projects, some monthly and some quarterly. I am booking into December right now. I always leave a little wiggle room for last-minute and bonused shops.

ETA: I do not do a lot of shops for MF because I won't do FF or work for p-nuts.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/2015 02:15PM by Sybil2.
I take MF gas shops when they are posted as they get snapped up. FF.. I wait till they are bonused, or people flake last minute and pick them up for good bonuses.
I don't like scheduling to far in advance. A few days is usually my limit. I do make exceptions for bonused shops though, then I'll start adding shops in the area to go with the bonused one.

I like staying relatively free, so that I can jump in the car and go do a highly bonused shop if the opportunity arises.

It could be that I'm just lucky in my area, I can travel 30 miles in any direction and find 5-6 shops to do.

The only things scheduled in advance in my world is my gas station routes, and I have 5 weeks to complete them. That's one of the reasons I like them.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
@CoffeeQueen wrote:

It could be that I'm just lucky in my area, I can travel 30 miles in any direction and find 5-6 shops to do.
That is why mystery shopping can not be neatly packaged as a unified industry. No two shoppers and no two areas/regions are the same. I am in an over-saturated metropolitan area where shops fly off the boards, even those crappy $4.00 shops. I try not to judge because everyone has different reasons, personal and financial, as to why they take the shops that they do. I wouldn't even roll over in bed for a $4.00 shop but other shoppers do not have the desire or ability to do high-end shops with lengthy, detailed commentaries which pay a lot more than $4.00.
This morning, I applied for a few gas stations in November. So yes, I will schedule that far out if I know for sure that I will do it anyway and it is worthwhile. I have never seen a gas station get bonused in my city, so no reason to have to wait for those. It would just end up getting taken by somebody else.
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