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Papa Johns Carryout- How do you report the tip?

I am really doubtful, despite the guidelines stating so, that tipping will be reimbursed for the carryout shops: The carryout shop report does NOT have a space for the tip- but the delivery shop does. The carryout shop is clear that only the amount on the box is supposed to... Continue Reading

PAPA JOHNS: Feedback please

Saw these posted with their new msc and wondered how hard or easy the photo part is which years back was always posted as being very problematic. It sounds easy now when reading the guidelines, but I would appreciate your valued feedback before accepting this shop please. And would an... Continue Reading

Are CiCi's Pizza and Golden Corral shopped?

I have not shopped either in years. Would love to shop them again!... Continue Reading

Papa Johns: Now reimbursing for carryout tip??!!

The paperwork guidelines (at least in my area) definitely say that they allow a reimbursement for tips on CARRYOUTs. This is very new because it has been only delivery that they allow reimbursement for a $2 tip. I wonder if this is mistake in the online form?......OR have they... Continue Reading

No box labels Papa John's Shop

So I'm getting nervous after reading about the high rate of Papa John's rejections. I ordered a pizza for online delivery (as instructed), but there are no labels on the box for me to put on the receipt form. I took pictures of the pizza, and of the sides of... Continue Reading

Question on Papa Johns shop

Does anyone know--are you only allowed to order the one pizza for Papa Johns? or can you order up to $25 worth of pizza. The verbiage says to order a 1-2 topping pizza but I did not see anywhere specify that that needs to be your only item.... Continue Reading

All those Papa John's photos

Has anyone seen the new PJ commercials? I saw it several times watching football on Saturday. It starts with "How do we know there's toppings in every bite of Papa John's pizza?" Then shows a bunch of pizzas in a lab with cleat plastic over them with... Continue Reading

Sam's Club has discounted gift cards -- Papa Johns $50 of GC for 39.98

Sam's Club has discounted gift cards -- Papa Johns $50 of GC for 39.98 They have others too but that one was notable as it would give you a $10 bonus for every set of GC's purchased. Nothing like a bonus added to a shop!... Continue Reading

Bad idea to do pizza pickup while doing a route?

How hard is it getting good photos in a car?... Continue Reading

IntelliShop taking over more Pizza locations?

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Papa John's pictures

I have done 2 Papa Johns shops, for 2 different companies. The first one came back saying the client said the pics weren't clear (unlikely, I used a 12mp camera) and wanted additional pictures. The 2nd msc just emailed saying the client is requesting... Continue Reading

IntelliShop Pizza Negotiation

I received an email from a scheduler for a pizza shop which a shop offering a $13 bonus for this pizza delivery. My question is, can I ask for $15 instead? Is that common practice when receiving an email offer or are you expected to take the bonus offered. I... Continue Reading

Is contacting Papa John's a violation of IC's?

Given the recent issues regarding this long time restaurant chain and their continues commitment to mystery shopping.... Is it a violation of independent contractor agreements to reach out to them about the mess of one of their primary vendors leaving all of us high and dry? We are... Continue Reading

Intelli-shop pizza: possible to get full shop expense?

If Intelli-shop has a $25 shop expense for a carry-out pizza shop, is it possible with their restricted toppings to get anywhere near that amount? In my area, a two-topping carry-out pizza goes for around $16. (I could also most likely find a coupon to bring that price... Continue Reading

Is the Bare pizza shop new?

I'm wondering if Bare took over the contract for the pizza shop after the demise of the other MSC? Perhaps it's unrelated?... Continue Reading

Are ACL's pizza shops listed yet for July?

I don't see any ACL pizza shops listed for July. Have they been loaded yet in your area?... Continue Reading

Papa Johns- Got the wrong pizza- NOW what?

Well I ordered my pizza correctly (delivery) but was delivered the wrong pizza (someone elses' pizza). I took pictures of the corrected pizza when they re-delivered it and included both order times and delivery times of the both the wrong and the right pizza in my report. Now I get... Continue Reading

Is NSS losing their pizza contract? Another MS is picking up the same pizza shops in large quantity.

Now I see another well know company picking up all their pizza shops..........and this new one has no fee-- just reimbursement. NSS has not yet paid me from March so I wonder if NSS is going out of business -- or at least the pizza business.... Continue Reading

Tipping for delivery pizza shop

So, the job description says it will reimburse a $2 tip. I always tip more than that if I get a pizza delivered to my house. Can I tip more (not that I expect to be paid for more than the $2 tip), but can I do that??... Continue Reading

MF-"Customer Service Worker Gone Rogue Tells KFC, Pizza Hut Customers To Order Dominoís Next Time" - Consumerist

Sounds like a sub contractor went off the rails... [QUOTE] If youíre going to fire a customer service rep, you need to make sure they canít get back into your system and wreak havocÖ like the former rep who managed to reply to dozens of emails from KFC and Pizza Hut, telling... Continue Reading

Blaze Pizza Timing

Can someone please assist me with how to properly report the timings for Blaze Pizza. It states minutes and seconds starting with getting in line. So if I get in line at 1:58:22, how do I put that in the field. Or do I start with a... Continue Reading

Deceptive Sales practices by Papa Johns - charging $16 for their "$12 Pizza"

Right now PJ has an "Any Pizza with up to 5 Toppings for $12.99."............. Advertises just like that on TV and they have posters in the window touting the same thing............BUT often times as not, as least in MY neck of the woods if you call up and order just... Continue Reading

Papa Johns

I'm about to do my first Papa John's. I'm supposed to order a large 2 topping pizza. Any helpful tips for a first time shopper?... Continue Reading

Pizza Delivery Photos

I would appreciate any advice on taking pizza photos, especially for a certain pizza delivery service. I have a good camera that should be good for the photo. But I want to make sure that the pizza is well lit and not blurry. The instructions say to make... Continue Reading

Blaze Pizza

I want to apologize to the scheduler and editor for my transgressions. I am banished from them now. Yummy but takes me an hour.... Continue Reading

Papa Johns Shop Sorta Resolved. (:

So, did a PJ's shop with a $20 bonus and was excited for Friday night pizza :D I ordered a large pepperoni and cheese. The associate on the phone asked me what size I wanted my pepperoni and cheese. I told her large. She then said, "okay, a large pizza,... Continue Reading

A Pizza Company

Anyone know what mystery shop company shops XXXX Pizza. I buy that pizza once a week for my two kids , they love it .. Would be better if I can just shop them and get paid or reinbursed for pizza since I buy from there a lot anyway ...... Continue Reading

Pizza shops available in multiple locations!

I have multiple pizza shops available for the Month of March in Ohio. Shop reimburses $18 for a pizza , salad and drink. Eat lunch or dinner on us! Please contact to sign up today!... Continue Reading

ACL - You must order the pizza "half-baked"

I saw a pizza shop for A Closer Look which involves you order a pizza for carry-out, but you must order the pizza "half baked." Does this sound like a dead giveaway for a mystery shopper? I see these half-baked pizza shops every month. I've never... Continue Reading

Pizza Shoppers in Torrance CA

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Pizza Hut, Dominos, or Papa John's for you? Not a mystery shop question...

Which big chain pizza place do you like best? I'd rank mine as: 1. Pizza Hut (pan pizza crust!!!) 2. Papa John's (that tangy yummy sauce) 3. Dominos (nothing special, but they are cheap and taste okay) I'm also talking about them on a personal taste level and not regarding... Continue Reading

ACL Pizza Shop

I do convenience store/gas stations for a bonus for ACL. The scheduler was in a bind and needed shoppers for the pizza shops. She offered a bonus and I said no, stating that I don't do (their) food shops. She said I could taste it and take a picture... Continue Reading

Intelli pizza shops

I can just order a cheese pizza, right? I have done so in the past but am having a sudden crisis of doubt. They didn't change anything, did they?... Continue Reading

Intellishop Did Not Pay Early Pizza Shop Payment as Promised

Intellishop said they would pay on 12/30/16 for Pizza shops done correctly and submitted by 12/28/16. I did a shop and submitted it on the 28th, but still not reviewed or paid. I emailed them today to find out the status, but no response, review or payment. Anyone else with... Continue Reading

When will ACL get a clue about those ridiculous pizza shops, and stop with the bribes already?

What's with ACL schedulers trying to bribe shoppers by offering to assign certain shops in exchange for the shopper agreeing to do one of the pizza shops? The pizza shops are not desirable for most shoppers because of the numerous timings that have to be taken down to the... Continue Reading

Papa Johns

I received an e-mail from the scheduler who handles these shops. It was a takeout in the area I used to live and a bonus was offered. I was going to be in the area at an event so I e-mailed the scheduler to make sure I understood the new... Continue Reading

Fast Fired, custom build pizzas in 180 sec- Knoxville TN, NOLA, Lafayette La

Enjoy a fast fired custom built pizza in 180 seconds- contact or visit our website at for more details. * can be done solo or with a guest * $18 reimbursement * pre-visit call to location * eat at the location (inside or outside - if available) * two photos of... Continue Reading

Are the pizza shops worth the time?

I have not shopped with this MSC For sometime now, But I get these emails constantly that there are so many of the Pizza shops available. Are they difficult or something, because nobody's taking them.... Continue Reading

Did the LITTLE roman pizza guy switch MSC's?

Have not seen any in a few months, did they switch companies?... Continue Reading

A Closer Look....the Nationwide Pizza chain shops

Just curious to know if the shops ACL does with the nationwide pizza chain....are they easy? Am thinking of taking one since they have a bunch of them here in Chicago and they are also dangling a couple of premium shops to go with these pizza shops.... Continue Reading

Papa johns -- ibotta $5 back on $15 spend

Ibotta has $5 back on a $15 spend at Papa Johns. If you have a upcoming shop, might as well add another bonus.... Continue Reading

Papa Johnís Eliminating High Fructose Corn Syrup From The Menu

The pizza might be slightly more edible. I still won't shop it for less than $10 fee if closest location. [QUOTE] The next time you eat a Papa Johnís pizza, something will be missing, not that youíll necessarily taste it. The chain says it has eliminated high-fructose corn syrup from its... Continue Reading

Pizza Mystery Shops USA

A Closer Look is seeking mystery shoppers for Pizza Restaurants. Locations available throughout the USA. Please, apply here Thank You!... Continue Reading

I was ID'd as a mystery shopper by Papa John's. Anyone know another MSC doing pizza shops?

I got nailed as a mystery shopper for a delivery report. The MSC told me that Papa John's never tells them how they ID a shopper and they would love to have me do other shops for them, just not for Papa John's. I've been doing PJ's for over 3... Continue Reading

Somebody took my pizza!

To be filed under moments that make you go "hmmmm": had the pizza delivered. I'm 100 miles from home, so I had it delivered to a business. Took the photos, went to wash my hands, and when I came back, pizza, box and all, gone, gone, gone! I... Continue Reading

NSS Pizza shop - warning message after submitting shop

I just finished a pizza delivery shop for NSS. After submitting the report I got a page titled "Apparent Success!" noting that the report had been written to their database. It also included a note which read: " Please acknowledge (and fix below if possible) these "Warnings": ... Continue Reading

Any Good Pizza shops available.

Hey fellow shoppers, wanted to get your best Pizza Shop recommendations. I really do not like Papa Johns and I am sure you must all know how those ones work. What are some of the chains you have shopped, did you like, why or why not? Looking forward to seeing the... Continue Reading

1000 Degrees Pizza

Has anyone performed a mystery shop at 1000 Degrees Pizza? I do the Papa John's shops from time to time when they are heavily bonused. I usually bring the pizza to work and just leave it on lunchroom counter. The pizza is usually devoured within an hour or so. I would... Continue Reading

Pizza Delivery

I accepted a pizza delivery shop that was reimbursement only. I was okay with it because my kids love their pizza and it would make them happy and I would get out of making dinner that night. I just read the full guidelines. I am not allowed to give any... Continue Reading

Free Pizza!

I honestly think it's a new scheduler trying to assign the fast-fired pizza place. Does she not understand that we have to take and submit photos and a report of this "free" pizza? There is no fee associated with the report, as this MSC is famous for. ... Continue Reading

I see some of our MS pics from this Papa Johns article

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Fast food/pizza shop companies

Without naming clients, can you tell me what are some good companies for fast food and pizza shops?... Continue Reading

Puetro Rico Shoppers needed for Pizza shops!

I have several restaurant shops available in your area.... You would be required to purchase a specific items. You would be required to evaluate the customer service, and the taste and quality of the food. YOU MUST HAVE A DIGITAL CAMERA TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE FOOD ITEM, AND... Continue Reading

NSS Pizza Shops

I remember shoppers saying these shops were always rejected because of the photos. Have they relaxed on the photo requirements? Are they easier to complete? Any suggestions? Advice? Thanks.... Continue Reading

Pizza Guy Dip Recipe :D

Here's a wonderful recipe I have created since becoming a secret shopper and seeing my intake of takeout pizza increase by double. :D In a small bowl, 2 big dollops of plain/unsweetened yogurt or sour cream 1 packet "Special Seasonings" from everyone's favorite pizza shop Optional Additions: Parmesan packets, Hot pepper flake packets, whatever... Continue Reading

Pizza Promo Code

For anyone who is doing a pizza shop (at the place that a lot of you seem to dislike :) ), there is a promo code where you can order one large pizza at regular menu price (the required and reimbursed one), and also get another large one topping... Continue Reading

More for Your Free Pizza Money?

If you shop Papa John's, you know that the mystery shop company says that you can use coupons, gift certificates, or accept any specials that are offered. Here's a chance to get more for your free money. On Groupon, there is a deal for $25 which includes two free,... Continue Reading

Question about California Pizza Kitchen

I have never taken one of these shops because of, "You must get the manager's name, even if you have to ask the host at the podium for it." It just seems like I would be advertising myself as the shopper if I were to ask around for the manager's... Continue Reading

How are the non-pizza shops for this NSS?

I've been afraid to attempt my first shop with NSS. Firstly, you can't self-assign right away and it's been weeks. I have to call them. Secondly, I read about the difficulties of the pizza photoshoots. I'm interested in a juice shop (11 questions, light commentary) and restaurant shop (50 q's, light... Continue Reading

EJ's Pizza

I keep seeing these shops. From reading the description, there is a requirement about eating a specific food from the buffet. Anyone know what that is? I'm also curious if the reimbursement actually covers all that is required. It seems like you had to buy the buffet and... Continue Reading

Blaze Pizza - worth doing?

There's an old thread on this but is is closed to new posts. I was assigned one and just read the instructions. Now I don't know if it is worth it. The reimbursement is $18. There is no fee. You have to get 5 timings to the second, plus the name... Continue Reading

Are IntelliShop's pizza shops as easy as they sound?

I did the long, involved photo shops for this client last year. Are these just a simple top view photo of the pizza with the location i.d. and shop i.d. in the pic? The one I'm looking at is reimbursement only, so just wanted to be sure... Continue Reading


The shop location is defaulting to a closer location, I have sent an urgent message to the help desk, has any one ever had this happen on a web delivery? Thanks! [I]Mod note: It is not necessary to start multiple threads on the same subject. Threads have been combined... Continue Reading

SILVER SPRINGS, MD Shoppers! Finally a shop for your small children! Pizza and prizes all in one!

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"$00 Bonus Papa Johns Mystery Shop."

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Pizza tip

Yesterday's pizza delivery was $14.49. I handed the driver a $20, and he handed me back five $1's. I stood there waiting for the rest of the change. He didn't budge. I said, "Wasn't it $14.49?" He said, "Yes." I waited. After what felt like an awkwardly lengthy standoff, I... Continue Reading

Santa Monica upscale breakfast, lunch & dinner shops available plus upscale pizza dinner shops

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MOD Pizza

Has anyone done one of these shops? They appear to be reimbursement only.... Continue Reading

Whats worse than Pappa John's pizza? - Little Caesars Pizza

I turned down two $15 bonused locations to grab two of those "Hot-N-Ready" cheese or cheese and pep. pizzas that are sitting under a heat lamp for walk in and grab service. Almost makes me want to go eat the Botox man's pizza. I'd have taken them and gave it... Continue Reading

GAPbuster Pizza Certification

Has anyone read all the documentation and taken the certification test for Pizza (or other companies) on the GAPbuster site? I have started reading everything, but there is a lot to remember. How long is the test? Do I need to memorize everything in the documentation? Can... Continue Reading

Papa John's Photo question

Good morning I have a quick question. What is the purpose of taking a picture of the PJ pizza?? A pizza with Pepperoni and Bacon is no different then a pizza with green peppers is it?? Thanks... Continue Reading

Little Caesars Pizza.....

I looked and did not see this in "search" so posting... I saw Little Caesars Pizza for $10 but no shop fee. It's just up to $10 for reimbursement only. Have you done Little Caesars? Did you like it? How much was the required pizza? And lastly, how did it taste? :)... Continue Reading

Columbia, SC Pizza pick-up shops, 29209 and 29206, up to $10 reimbursed

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Pizza Shop Question

Good evening I have a pizza shop question.. Why do some MS companies tell you that you can order certain toppings on your pizza?? What's the difference between an 1 topping Hamburger and 1 topping ham?? Does it take longer to cook then others??... Continue Reading

going crazy over this pizza shop

Ugh, I'm so upset. I took a million pictures of this pizza fro. The EXACT angle, and literally spent waaaaay more time trying to perfect this (as I've heard a couple horror stories about this shop, and figured I'd try it.)Photo was rejected because of pixels. I couldn't get my... Continue Reading

Intellishop's Pizza Shops (receipt form)

Ok, I've done 4 of these shops, and each time I've received a score of 9. The explanation states that they had to do some "minor editing" on the receipt page. I've looked over their sample page and I'm filling in the form exactly as specified. Is anyone else... Continue Reading

No More Home Pizza Delivery for me.... humbug.

I didn't want to dredge up an old thread about being identified as a Papa John's shopper, so here goes my fresh one with data points for future learning. I was outed at the location that I only do home deliveries from. I always use coupons, I vary up my order... Continue Reading

HELP NEEDED TONIGHT (04/11/2015) for pizza report

REPORT QUESTION - "Did the customer service representative offer you any type of promotional special at the beginning of the call? (for example a large 1-topping pizza for $9.99, Family Special for $19.99 or any other offer given to you at the beginning of the call...NOT at the end)?" WHAT ACTUALLY... Continue Reading

Unpopular Pizza Shop

I see that Intellishop has a posting for everyone's favorite pizza shop. Still asking for the same pictures. Not sure if that means the pizza shop is moving its contract to Intel. or if it's a trial run.... Continue Reading

Pizza Shop

Does Intellishop have a new pizza client, with only 1 photo required now?... Continue Reading

Mutilated Pizza, again

Well, I just got an email for the mutilated pizza shop from one of the "Big Ten" MSC companies. They have not been the one doing them in this area. This one reimburses for one pizza up to $25, and no fee. Frankly, I don't usually work for food. Definately... Continue Reading

Pizza Shop bonus...Im so tired of Pizza

Is anyone else tired of pizza?? I have been doing so many lately (there seem to be only a few shoppers who do these in my area) Should I ask for a bigger bonus ??? I usually get $20.00 and they are easy...if I ask for more would that be... Continue Reading


I performed a highly bonused PJ's shop around 6:15 PM tonight. I have not worked for this MSC/client in years. The guidelines say that the deadline is 12 hours. Unfortunately I am not feeling well - fever and upset stomach - making it quite difficult to work... Continue Reading

Upside Down Pizza

I remember a discussion about this at some time in the past, but can't recall whether there is a solution that does not lead to the loss of a pie or at least everything on top of it. I suppose it is possible if you are at home to... Continue Reading

MSC Employee asks Papa John's Manager Why They Out Shoppers

This is interesting. A Papa John's manager conducted an ask-me-anything session on reddit six months ago. An MSC employee working for the MSC that had the Papa John's shops at the time, asked a question that's been asked here before. (bgriffin and Sybil2 didn't like the image posted on the forum,... Continue Reading

New MSC for Pizza (cutting) Shop offers Reimbursement only!!!

Just saw some recent postings on the slinger site. Looks like another MSC has the pizza account. No fee, reimbursement only.... Continue Reading

Pizza shop

The shop is call in, carryout. When I called the establishment, the employee instructed me to go online and order because they are offering a promotion for getting a free pizza. I referred back to the shop, it didn't say DO NOT order online, so I followed the instruction of... Continue Reading

ID'ed by Papa Johns

Totally baffled how Papa Johns ID'ed me but I received an email from the MSC saying I am banned from their assignments because I was ID'ed. I had completed two delivery shops in two separate cities. There was barely any narrative and it was just pics. I... Continue Reading

Papa John's - Identified as a Shopper

Sooooo, I applied to do a simple, 1 photo shop today at a Papa John's 1/2 mile away from my home. I have done carry-out and delivery there once a month or so for the past 5 months for this MSC. Today, the scheduler tells me they know... Continue Reading

Well it finally happened and I got rejected from a pizza Shop

Everyone has written about being rejected from a Papa Johns Pizza picture shop. I have done dozens of them and was never rejected but tonight they finally did it. Said the cut side was not up! What difference would that make. First they... Continue Reading

Sooo, those pizza pics

I've done 4 of these with no problems. Today though, I forgot to turn off the time stamp until I was almost done taking pics. It was a double assignment too. Am I screwed? Not that it would make a difference to them, but the reason I forgot was that... Continue Reading

Papa John's -- only 2 photos of pizza!

Been doing Papa John's for quite a few months. The kids likes to the pizza. Picked up an assignment for tonight. Just checked the instructions and only required to take 2 top view of pizza plus for receipts.....but just 2 pizza photos. WOW!... Continue Reading

Kids pizza place

I havenít posted for a while, but I am always stocking the forum! My Engine blew up so now I am limited to what shops I can take. And did you see the funeral shops are now down to $4.00? WHAT???? So I never take reimbursement only shops... Continue Reading

papa john's shops

have these infuriated anyone else? the photo requirements seem so nit picky to me.... Continue Reading

Papa John's Survey -- "FREE Pizza Opportunity for Papa Reward Members!"

Just received an email from Papa John's, inviting me (and millions of others signed up for coupon codes/news) an opportunity to get free pizza for providing valuable feedback. I clicked the link, and it directs to the main MSC's page, detailing instructions. No photos needed, no mutilation, just short feedback about... Continue Reading

Second-To-None wants to know why we don't like their pizza shops

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Dreaded Pizza Shops

I took the summer off and I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. I have a question about the infamous shops that seem to be offered by 4 or 5 companies right now. Anyone had problems with the shops being rejected from companies other than NSS?... Continue Reading

For Pizza!!

Hi everyone. I started mystery shopping about 4 years ago just to get free pizzas. Lately, I've been expanding my interest in the shopping world and have been doing at least one a week. I think there could be some serious benefits as far as taxes are... Continue Reading

Photo of the brownie, but not the pizza?

Hmmm. Really, no pizza photos? You have to email the photo of the brownie and the receipt to the scheduler, too. The email also says the shop must be in Cleveland and then lists my city at the bottom. Is this legit? Has anyone done this one?... Continue Reading

Pizza pictures

I bet this information is somewhere in the forum but I haven't been able to find it. Apologies in advance I've done sevreral pizza shops where I have to photograph the pizza from different angles with an ID card next to it. When I do the side view I... Continue Reading

Pizza bottoms

I apologize if someone has already started a thread on this, but I just had to get feedback. I did a shop last night at a new pizza place in town and part of the guidelines required me to take a picture of the entire pizza bottom. The hard part is... Continue Reading

are imax and shop snd papa johns easy shops

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Rejected Shops: PAPA JOHNS

The only shop I have ever had rejected was for Papa Johns. I decided this week to take them on again- month end and quarter end bonus, a new MSC and I figured its been over a year and I would prove it to myself that I could do... Continue Reading

What Pizza Chain Is Your Fave?

I see all these posts regarding the Papa John's pizza shops ragging on the poor quality of the pizza. Amongst the national brands that offer delivery in my area Papa John's has the best quality, selection, value, taste and customer service. Mystery shopping aside, where do you go for pizza for... Continue Reading

Papa Johns have been through most of the MSC's!!

They are like bad pennies...I see now a new company is "offering" them......... Continue Reading

Has anyone tried this recipe for leftover pizza frittata?

Has anyone tried this recipe for leftover pizza frittata? I thought it might be a good idea for forum members to use up all that pizza after pictures are taken. Continue Reading

Market Force pizza shops?

Has anyone seen the pizza shops in the last couple weeks? The pizza shops that it seems most people despise. I recently started getting emails from yet another company for them......."Yummy pizza" in the email title.....with NO FEE...LOL.... Continue Reading

Papa Johns Alert -- some locations not giving cash back

If you happen on to a carry out, not delivery shop of which there are some.... there is now a trend to not give cash back for any in store carry outs. So be prepared with proper cash. Strange policy but seems to be more and more common.... Continue Reading

Blaze Pizza Shops- Are you KIDDING?!?!?!?

The company who handles these shops has changed the requirements and the reimbursement. My husband likes their pizza and I am not a fan of pizza (I know, LOL), so I have been doing them every couple of months and taking him with me. The shops are VERY... Continue Reading

Yet another company attempts to recruit for the mangled pizza shop

The mangled/mutilated pizza shop is now with the 4th company that I am aware of, and this MSC offers no fee, just reimbursement! Good luck!... Continue Reading

Pizza, liquor store, and churches

Depending on your area, the common thread is: What is located on every corner.... Continue Reading

How to handle Papa Johns Specials

PJ has a special that fits the required order plus it totals less and includes a soda. It is stupid to not take the deal. I have found myself insisting on paying more for less and sounding like a dingdong. Anyone know if it's ok to take... Continue Reading

Bill's Pizza in IL

Has anyone ever done the Bill'sPizza Shop in IL? I have a dining room w/bar visit. Has anyone ever did the bar part alone (while waiting for a guest) and then moved on to the restaurant with a guest? Or do you have to go with a guest to the bar and then... Continue Reading

Papa John's discussions -- combined threads

I did a PJ shop yesterday and got notice today that it was rejected with no specific details on what was wrong. I am shocked. I have done about 10 of these shops with no problems in the last 2 months. I have not been able to... Continue Reading

Question about pizza shops on National Shopping Service.

When I look at the list of the pizza shops for NSS, the titles all say delivery. Marketforce does these also, and at some point, when the shop has been listed there for awhile, they change it to delivery/carryout. Does NSS do the same thing? I don't live in a... Continue Reading

Sandwiched Pizza

OK I just accepted a pizza shop that usually requires a bunch of photos, which has been annoying but usually it bonus' pretty well since people freak about the amount of required photos. I just accepted it today (nice bonus) and was reading through the instructions....well they got rid of... Continue Reading

Papa John's strange report question

I was filling out a PJ report and answered "NO" to the question about whether or not promos were mentioned at the beginning of the call. I received an error which stated that, "At this location the answer to Q3 MUST be YES". Never had this happen before as I... Continue Reading

Hate to admit it....but the "pizzazz" seems to be gone for me...

I've been shopping for quite a while and have soooooooo enjoyed a lot of it. The challenge of seeing how many I could do, how much I could make...etc....but.....shrinking fees, irritable schedulers and just plain mean reviewers have taken a lot of that away. The "older/nicer" people seem... Continue Reading

Papa John's rotation

I've been missing my PJ since they are no longer with a certain company. I am seeing them with 2 different companies currently. Not doing them for no fee and rarely see them with the company that starts with the same fee as the company that no longer has them.... Continue Reading

How to take pictures of Dominos pizza

Anyone notice on the Domino's pizza boxes they now print right on there how to take the pictures of their pizza? It reads: "You were about to instagram this, weren't you? Here's how to capture the best picture:" 1) Lift Lid and hold your device approx 1 box above the pizza 2) Use soft, natural... Continue Reading

Pizza shop from Trendsource

Are the pizza shops no longer shopped by Trendsource. They are not my favorite pizza but they make a great lunch when in a hurry. I have not seen them on their shop site.... Continue Reading

Papa Johns pay submission

For Papa Johns shops with one of the large companies, I am finding difficuly in choosing which pizza to order. The shop allows for reimbursement of 1 large pizza up to $18.00. I almost always order a special that allows for two pizzas for $19, Large pizza, breadsticks and chicken... Continue Reading

Mangeled pizza

Has anyone seen the Mangled pizza shop from the company that pays a shopper fee as well as the cost of the pizza. I not seen it and my pizza inventory is running low.... Continue Reading

Boston Pizza

Is anyone accepting these assignments that are now only offering half of the required purchase amount? It used to pay the full amount of the meal and even then I was out the tip.... Continue Reading

Pizza Oven Audits

There is one along one of my regular routes. Pay is $35. Is it worth it? What the heck do you do in the place for an hour?... Continue Reading

Domino's Pizza

Ever since Papa John's got away from the MSC that sometimes paid me $30 to buy the pizza, I have avoided the PJ shops. They're too much trouble for $5. Instead, I've been buying Domino's gift cards at Kroger and getting fuel points. The pizza is okay (usually) and... Continue Reading

Happy's Pizza

Does anyone know if this pizza chain is shopped? (mainly in Michigan/Ohio/Indiana but they are expanding into other territories including the Houston area)... Continue Reading

Neighbor Saw Me Photographing Pizza

So now my neighbor really thinks I'm nuts. She sees me taking zillions of pictures of the chain pizza, "posed" every which way. Just for fun, I decided to ham it up, and started talking to the pizza as if it were a runway model. "That's it baby, love... Continue Reading

Notorious pizza shop photo requirements have changed?

I got this email today: "Our photo shop Requirements have been changed! These shops are now easier than ever to complete!" advertising a shop available for self assignment for the pizza shop shopped by 3 companies (to the best of my knowledge). Have thy really changed or is this just a scheduling... Continue Reading

Eat Free Pizza in Orlando

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pizza shop pick up

if you have a pizza shop that you pick up not delivery do you have to give a tip... Continue Reading

marketforce pizza shops

I just did my first one last night. Thought it was kind of a pain taking the required pics, but they turned out nicely and the pizza tasted great ;)..... so, of course, this morning I get the email from quality control. They are saying that my photos... Continue Reading

Domino's Pizza

I started seeing shops for Domino's from the MSC that handles another pizza chain. I think there are pictures involved. I had never seen shops for Domino's before. Can someone tell me if these are new or maybe just new to my area? I haven't taken... Continue Reading

Heavenly Pizza!

I just finished up a pizza shop where you have to put in the name of the person managed your pizza from the box label. The person who took my order over the phone was named Christina, but when it printed on the label it dropped the last 3... Continue Reading

Pizza delivery shop question

So I'm doing that pizza delivery shop where you have to take 6 photos and turn some slices upside down. Ok there may be more than one like that, this is my first. So first of all, worst of the 20 or so shops I've done so far... Continue Reading

MSI and the "new" pizza pic requirements...

anybody done one? Is it really easier or all just a "farce"...??... Continue Reading

Pizza Shop At Durham Bulls Games

I keep seeing these, and am curious as to whether anyone doing them is on the forum. I don't have any reason to take these shops unless they are nicely bonused, and would much rather leave them to folks who want the pizza and ball ticket, but I'm frequently in... Continue Reading

How long until "no news is good news" for Papa John's shop?

Just wondering about how long it takes to hear back if your photos aren't accepted and when I can quit holding my breath. lol It's been six days.......... Continue Reading

Papa John's

I might be crazy for trying it but...........any tips for a Papa John's shop?... Continue Reading

Why people don't take good pizza photos

Take a look at this photo for the infamous pizza you see anything wrong with it? [IMG][/IMG] Unless it's my imagination I think I discovered why people get their photos rejected... This is the example photos they use on what is considered acceptable... Meanwhile if you took this picture and submitted it, it would be rejected...... Continue Reading

Pizza photo shops worth it?

Thinking of applying for one or more of these and I've never done one. I have read some not-so-great things about them, though. Any thoughts? Is it that hard to get the photos accepted?... Continue Reading

Are you sure you still want to do those pizza shops?

A pizza delivery man in Russia was caught on surveillance video eating the toppings off a customer's pizza! The clip shows the guy unzipping the bag used to keep the pizzas warm, opening the box and digging right in. Now you know why there are sometimes those funny looking spots on... Continue Reading

My pizza delivery guy kept the change

I did a pizza delivery shop tonight. Driver arrives with the pizza, tells me it's $11.24. I hand him a $20 and he gives me $8 back. I kind of look at him curiously and ask if he just gave himself a tip. He said no. So, (like a dope)... Continue Reading

The infamous pizza shop

An MSC called me early this week - begging me to take a shop which required photos of the pizza - six total - two from the top, two side and two with two slices turned over. I got the photos and submitted. In a matter of two... Continue Reading

Papa Johns

I'm doing my first one soon, any hints about picture taking?... Continue Reading

pizza hut store begs for perfect score...

Article on consumerist this morning showing how one pizza hut is begging for a perfect score. Not quite the same as mystery shopping, but it still does affect them the same Continue Reading

Pizza shops can kiss my grits :)

During 2012, I did 19 pizza shops where you have to take multiple photographs of the pizza as part of the report. Out of 19 times, I never got a message that any of the photos were incorrect. I actually aggravated my kids to death because I would not let... Continue Reading

Missing the Mushroom Pizza shops

Okay is anyone still doing pizza shops at the Big Yellow Mushroom? Trying to give a big hint without naming the client just in case someone knows where they went. I was doing these regularly and have not seen them for months. So sad because I loved... Continue Reading

papa john's

I haven't done one of these in 2 years because of the mutilated pizza awful picture requirements. They keep telling me the pics are changed and easier now, is that true? thanks, Carol... Continue Reading

I sat down for some pizza tonight.....

My friend and I went to a pizza place (not a shop) and I realized, as soon as I sat down, that I would not have to: Get the names of the Servers... Check the restroom.. Check how long the pizza would take.. We enjoyed our dinner and later, as I pulled into the... Continue Reading

My shop disappeared after I completed the quiz and bought the pizza!

This is really weird. I was assigned a pizza shop for this weekend. I finished the quiz I have to do before every shop and read all the guidelines. I passed the quiz, ordered my pizza, took the photos and went to upload. The shop was... Continue Reading


Hey did a shop for a few pizza places already anyone know what companies or company has papa johnsfor a client.Please help... Continue Reading

pizza shops

Can/will someone list companies who do pizza shops....I don't remember if this is against the 'law' or not. I have done plenty for one company but, would like to try some others. If you cannot answer, just do not post. I'm not interested in the evils of my question being pointed out.... Continue Reading


Wanted to try and do a mystery shop for papa johns pizza but dont know what company or companies support papa johns. Im in the Maryland area if that changes anything. PLEASE HELP... Continue Reading

Beautiful pizza photo!

So I picked up another pizza delivery shop. I shop the same chain for two companies and chose the one I like least but has delivery in my area. My phone has a great camera and I took the photos outside in perfect natural light. I got... Continue Reading

Who does some of the big chain pizza shops.

I have been looking for some food shops in New Mexico and all I can seem to find is fast food burger joints. If anyone could try to point me in the direction of some companies that might do pizza shops it would be appreciated.... Continue Reading

Trendsource Pizza Sho

Hi Everyone: I have a pizza shop with Trendsoure. Whats the secrete to success with this one.. thanks :)... Continue Reading

Pizza Shop Denied

I completed a pizza shop for National Shopping Services and they refused to pay me for it. I received a phone call from one of their representatives asking me to complete the shop the day before Thanksgiving. I took the shop and performed it the weekend after Thanksgiving.... Continue Reading

Pizza Delivery?

Does anyone have suggestions for alternate pizza delivery sites to have a pizza delivered to? I have a couple shops close by but I am out of their delivery zone.... Continue Reading


Any one know what company the are with? There were lost by the place witha few cent bonuses...... Continue Reading

Pizza Shops

I have found that you can just throw them in the freezer after the pics. Put on a pizza pan at 300 degrees and it seems great.... Continue Reading

CA. PIZZA KITCHEN: Moved to a new msc???

Just got an email for a shop at California Pizza Kitchen in one location only in southern CT. Did they switch their msc?? Or could it just be a regional or franchise shopping arrangement??? I remember seeing some scant shops for them way back only in CA for the msc... Continue Reading

Pizza mystery shop

Does anyone know who shops a pizza restaurant called Mazzi?s. I put in the question mark for one letter to protect identity. I love the restaurant and would love to shop it. :)... Continue Reading

pizza Pizza PIZZA !!!!!!!

Hey Scheduler - The way to get me to take that Papa Johns shop is NOT to inundate me with 15 or 20 emails a day. You want me to do a pizza shop? Get yourself a client that has decent pizza. Thank you.... Continue Reading

Attack of the Pizza Shops

Has anyone else received tons of emails today to do pizza shops? They are for a pizza shop I used to do for another MSP, but I have yet to do one for the MSP they are with now. I received nine all from the same scheduler earlier in the... Continue Reading

Measure Consumer/New Pizza Shops

I just received an email that Measure Consumer Perspectives would be doing pizza shops beginning 05/25/2010. I checked out the information and it does not indicate if the pizza will have to be "mangled" or not. I was wondering if anyone else knew the new shop requirements? Kinda funny... Continue Reading

McDonald's & Five-Guys & Papa John's - Oh My

Good morning to all you new and older shoppers out there in Mystery Shopper land. I have been doing this for about 2 months and find it quite interesting, challenging and filling (food wise). Are there any places to go for other fast food or casual food besides the three I already... Continue Reading

Anyone know if CoRI lost the mangled pizza?

I know that the emails I get from Cori always point out that the shop month for that pizza place starts with the last Sunday of the previous month so the pizza shops for April can start being shopped this Sunday. But they are not on the board yet. It... Continue Reading

Avoid NSS Pizza Photo Shops

This has to be the rudest company I have dealt with! A month after I send in my shop they tell me it isnt being accepted b/c of one of the photos. This is the same photo angle that has been accepted many times in the past and matches exactly... Continue Reading

Has anyone had a recent pizza shop rejected unfairly lately ?

Miffed and bewildered why a pizza shop was rejected. After doing many of shops during the past years a shop was rejected because "the picture was not correct." I say "BULL". Just wondering what percentage of shoppers jobs were rejected during this "pizza company cantract war."... Continue Reading


Has anyone else done a Pizza for National shopping service? If so have you gotten paid yet?... Continue Reading

Non Photo Pizza Shops????

Aside from Famous Famiglia which I already shopped, has anybody done any pizza shops, delivery and in stores,not requiring digital photos??? Thank You, and watch those calories!!!... Continue Reading

PIZZA HUT and SBARROS: Are they shopped??/

I have only seen Sbarros shopped as a part of a thruway rest stop-eatery assignment, but never seen it shopped in any malls. Famous Famiglia is shopped... Pizza Hut--Correct that it is only competitor shopped???? Thanks and watch those calories in these places!!!... Continue Reading

I need Pizza Hut mystery shopping company

Dear friends I live in Saudi Arabia. and I need mystery shopping companies who work in saudi arabia for Pizza Hut Mystery shopping Kindly e-mail me if any one have information Thanks e-mail :- Fouad ahmed... Continue Reading

Anyone done a Papa John;s Pizza shop for Corp?

I see these shops all the time, but I have read on maybe this forum or another that they are extremely picky when it comes to the photos. that they will NOT pay you at all if you get the angle wrong, etc. How hard is it to do these... Continue Reading

Discussions of Pizza Store Mystery Shopping

I did 2 post offices, 3 convenience stores, and a Whole Foods. Back home and making a veggie pizza with naan bread with my fresh produce from whole foods. (Source). October 19, 2017

.. but so far I've only taken a pizza shop that they seem to have trouble filling. (Source). October 19, 2017

It is perfect for crisping up frozen snacks - tater tots, cheese stick, pizza, etc. (Source). October 19, 2017

I don't like their pizza or their politics. (Source). October 19, 2017

Sorry, but PJ's is always the most disgusting pizza I've never eaten, LOL! (Source). October 19, 2017

I wish I was MSing tonight. I used to love Papa John's but this is the last time I order from this location. (Source). October 19, 2017

We have been building our tradition of excellence for two decades.Stores and organizations such as The Gap, Walmart, Pizza Hut and Banks. (Source). October 18, 2017

I did 2 post offices, 3 convenience stores, and a Whole Foods. Back home and making a veggie pizza with naan bread with my fresh produce from whole foods. (Source). October 18, 2017

I did 2 post offices, 3 convenience stores, and a Whole Foods. Back home and making a veggie pizza with naan bread with my fresh produce from whole foods. (Source). October 18, 2017

I finally, finally, finally got an answer from a Papa Johns Scheduler (Good LUCK on getting an answer if you use their "contact/help" icon, I only got an answer after I replied to her direct email soliciting shoppers for a PJ shop): Anyhooooooooooo: She (Source). October 18, 2017