...After she left I asked for my bill and was told that the "nice lady" had paid for my dinner and drink. So I'm thinking, now what? I asked for a copy of the receipt and after looking at it, verified with the bartender, what the woman's first name was and told the bartender the woman had told me where she worked. It was another restaurant and I said I'd go by one day for lunch, ask for her and thank her. Now the problem is the report. She ordered 1 mixed drink and a couple glasses of wine. I had 1 drink so our drinks are over the instruction limit. I emailed my scheduler to ask if when I do my report, I explain what happened, would it be accepted?
What would you do?
So, in my non-legal opinion, from a plain human to human standpoint, the shopper should get reimbursed.
Extreme thinking, trying to make a case out of nothing....but what do i know, i'm not an Attorney. Putting this into effect Birdy, if that's what you want to do, it looks like you don't have the shoppers rights in mind, why stir the pot?
A gift card is cash. It's been my experience more allow gift cards than not. And it's treated just like I paid with cash or card. Why wouldn't it be?
Let me guess, you probably think that I should have told them I got them at a 20% discount so they could deduct that from my reimbursement.
I'm curious, does this lawyer understand mystery shopping and how reimbursements are handled for it?
In my opinion, if they look at reimbursement the same way as a company reimbursing you for your meal when travelling for work then they are not understanding reimbursement in the context of mystery shopping. They are two different things.
Otherwise, I'm just gonna flat out say it. This lawyer is wrong. It wouldn't be the first time lawyers gave poor advice.