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Yes but how many depends on your answers to the questions on the survey. It could be up to five photos or just a photo of the receipt. Photos would be of certain things that you observe or don't observe in the store.

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I did two of them so far. Time consuming, but I did the entire report in the store as I walked around. I'd like to do some more cus it opened my eyes at some of the processes and shortfalls.
One shortfall I noticed and reported on 2 of my grocery stores I did was that the checkout associates were not sanitizing their hands between customers. I didn't even see any sanitizer at the checkout for the associates to use. I hope that got passed along!
Not on a shop, I saw people so happy to see each other that they smiled widely (and emitted who knows what from their uncovered mouths) and... hugged each other. They expressed elation! This exuberance was all over the place- flung from their wide open arms, sparking out of their eyes, and floating on their happy, squealing 'omgggggggggggggggg-s!!! !' Even if it were a shop, I would not have reported them because heaven forbid that someone should take this so seriously that there should come down from somewhere a few or maybe many pay grades above mine, "Thou shall not express happiness in any language, any place, any time, or any format. Especially shall thou not do this when unmasked". Can you see the protests then? If they thought they had extinguished ten commandments, what the heck would they do this, number eleven?!

Mind you, all visible employees were masked and following distance, counting, and cleaning protocols. Customers did a good job of maintaining distance between themselves and others. Customers were encouraged to wear masks but none were banished for being mask-less.

I miss seeing the familiar signs of happiness.

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. - Leonard Bernstein


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I saw the original email about these shops but there was no detail at all. I started to do the process to apply but by then i knew that I would have to void the safer at home order in my city/state so I did not pursue it further as I am high risk and do not want to risk my health to do any type of shop in multiples. I suspect, based on my own experience they are not getting as many willing to do these as they may have thought or it may depend on the virus situation where ever you live. We have an above average amt of cases per population. And some who went thru and took several for themselves may have abandoned them once they found out a bit more about what was required.
So bottom line, those of you willing to venture out and do them may find the allowed numbers increasing as time gets closer to the deadline for these shops to be done.
For those of you who have done a few of these shops, have you found that payment for more recently completed and accepted shops seems to be taking a while? The first 2 I did last week were paid the same day that they were accepted, and a third one was paid a day later. Now I have 2 that were accepted a few days ago that have still not been paid, one that was approved today (no payment yet), and one that is still awaiting review.

I'm just wondering if any of you are also waiting on payment for accepted shops, since in the past the Presto shops have always seemed to pay out quite quickly...? Thanks for any insight!
Yes, I have one that was approved on Friday 5/15 that is still awaiting payment. Maybe there were so many to get done that there is a small backlog. I expect to see payment within the next day or so.
I submitted a question to them and they replied today. Apparently payments are processed Monday thru Thursday only, so my most recent approved shops had missed the Thursday cutoff. They have now been paid, so hopefully yours @guysmomguy will be paid soon too!
I wanted to check out these shops, but my Presto app is not working. Anyone else having these issues? It takes 5 minutes to load and then I can't view any shops because when I am finally able to click on them it states I'm offline. But everything else on my phone is working fine.
@sstsau wrote:

I submitted a question to them and they replied today. Apparently payments are processed Monday thru Thursday only, so my most recent approved shops had missed the Thursday cutoff. They have now been paid, so hopefully yours @guysmomguy will be paid soon too!
That's interesting about the Mon-Thurs pay schedule. Yep, mine has been paid now. All caught up.
@dafizisblue wrote:

I wanted to check out these shops, but my Presto app is not working. Anyone else having these issues? It takes 5 minutes to load and then I can't view any shops because when I am finally able to click on them it states I'm offline. But everything else on my phone is working fine.

Its the Presto app. You just have to keep trying. The app is really glitchy.
Has anyone figured out the current date new shops are posted and what is the limit? I did 2 the first day and the rest of the purple pens disappeared. I learned here that in contradiction to the email that we received which was there was a limit of 2 to do at a time, the overall limit was 2. Then we received new information that more would be available last Monday. Monday they were all gone so i set my alarm this morning early and at 4am all were gone. I could find a few 3 hours away but what happened to the limits per shopper?
I did 8 of these safe shops last week. You have the choice on whether to add a self video at the end...I did not do it for any of them.
I shopped a i safe shop, went to the address provided, did the shop and got an email stating “ Reason provided by the reviewer:
"While the address of the location is the same as the shop address, the business is not a Tractor Supply Company (TSC brand). The shop will be rejected." The name of the store at the provided address is Santiam Tractor Supply, LLC. In the shop details, it did not mention the word brand. Just Tractor Supply company. I have asked to be paid. I did the shop, and bought a small item. Hopefully, this is just a one time mistake on their part.
I just checked and they have a lot that are grayed out showing that they have been picked. But they are only good for 12 hours. Then if not reported they will open back up.
I don’t know about other areas, but in mine, they are being reserved and not done, I’ve seen the same addresses since last Monday. I’ve only gotten four of them and have completed them. I wish there was a way to stop the hoarding.
Most of the ones that are reserved are for restaurants that are only doing drive-thru or curbside pickups, In other words they are not letting people into the store. Ergo if you can not go in you cannot do the shop properly.

@kathygry wrote:

I don’t know about other areas, but in mine, they are being reserved and not done, I’ve seen the same addresses since last Monday. I’ve only gotten four of them and have completed them. I wish there was a way to stop the hoarding.
Some of the reserved ones in my area are hardware stores, cell phone stores and such as that.
In my area, most places are open. Most of the food places that are being evaluated are fast food and they are open, with limited occupancy.
Yes, I reserved a location that when I called turned out to be permanently closed (and had been long prior to COVID). I put it through as a rejected shop and the next day it showed back up the board for someone else to "reserve." That being said, I wish I'd paid more attention to this very easy shop -- I did four in the last 24 hours and they were all super easy.
I also see all 100 shops in my area grayed out and reserved --- I am wondering whether Presto has simply not opened these up to shoppers yet?

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I keep getting the little Otters and the message.

Sorry, a problem has occurred. Please try again later.

(Reference ID: 1590020366.7818-newxweb9)

I was trying to submit a shop today and I had to try it for like 4 times before it went through.
@ColoradoShops wrote:

I also see all 100 shops in my area grayed out and reserved --- I am wondering whether Presto has simply not opened these up to shoppers yet?

In my area (Houston), the same shops have been greyed out and "reserved" since last week...but the price is up to $22 for many of them now. So they aren't being done, but I can't find them available sad smiley
There are a bunch grayed out and when I check the addresses with Google maps, they are not open for going inside -just for drive thru or delivery.
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