I was needing to get an oil change done on my car, 'cause it had been a while. And then I remembered that the secret shopping company I do work for has these types of assignments.
I went to their website to take a look at what shops were available in my city and the surrounding areas. There was an assignment to have your car serviced, but it was a bit of a drive to get to this shop. I decided to request the shop anyway, 'cause I have cousins in that area I could visit.
When you put your request in for an assignment, you have to wait and see if you are chosen for it. This doesn't take very long at all. Just a day or two wait. I was notified on their website that I had the assignment pending, in which I log-on as a Secret Shopper. They also send email notifications. I was pumped (pun not intended) that I got this assignment.
I never have taken my car in to be serviced, as my dad knows mechanics and he takes care of my car for me. However, he lives out of town and this is why this secret shopping assignment came in handy (again, pun unintentional). I read the instructions ahead of time, which you always want to do to be prepared. I wrote down what I needed to pay attention to, and read this on my way to the automotive maintenance shop.
As the guys were working on my car, it was important that they don't see me writing anything down. So I pretended I was using my cell phone. I was taking notes, but they didn't know what I was typing. When they came close, I held the phone closer to my body. A couple of times, I even held the phone up to my ear to help throw them off.
I got my car serviced and was good to go with my new oil and filter change. I also got new windshield wipers too. The total of the service came to $100 bucks. But with the quick secret shop and the report I type up, I only have to owe $50. I will be reimbursed $50 from the secret shopping agency, when they process the payments.
Would getting a discount on the maintenance of your vehicle interest you also?
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