I finally got paid in May for a bunch of work done in December, less a $8.25 fee. The payment was months late, and they kept promising to pay, and finally did. I'm so glad people kept posting on this thread because it was very educational, assuaged me, and helped me get to the right people to get paid. A sincere "thank you" to all of the posters.
I believe this shop program has faded. Most of the partnerships are gone There have not been new shops in several months (since Mother's Day). The company posted a few weeks ago about another client that is small and not in every market in quick serve restaurant business. I have never been paid for the last set of work I did; however, the company did pay me for most of the work. I don't know if people are actually going to order food through the household name search engine company with whom they were partnered. However, I think the sun has set and these shops are over. I don't think I will see any of the remaining money I am owed. A true lesson learned; I've done mystery shopping for nearly 20 years, and this is the only time I have been burned. It's my fault, and I take responsibility for it.
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