No, you're not missing something. They do both the revealed/audit shops and the mystery shops for the same pay, often on alternating months. Usually, but not always, the revealed shops will sit long enough to get a decent bonus, possibly making them worthwhile.
When answering the qualification questions, be very careful. The mystery shops have a question that says "Do you understand this is a mystery shop." The combo shops that include both mystery shop and audit have a similar question but it says "Do you understand that this shop is a mystery shop and a revealed audit that could take up to one hour to complete?"
It is a tedious task but, I usually decline them (decline only this shop for pay) individually to remove them from my list. When the pay goes up they are relisted.
Ditto. Used to be that they let you know that it was an Audit before when you looked at the list, but I guess they are trying to save electrons. The last one that I had done was for $25 or $30, guess someone had canceled it earlier that day.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2016 06:20AM by 2stepps.