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Mobee Review: Secret Shopping App That Pays Instantly

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Mobee is a secret shopper app that rewards you to go undercover and shop as you normally would.  Answer questions while you shop and earn rewards.  It’s fairly simple, and you can do it as long as you have a smartphone.

This is an app I have mentioned plenty of times, such as in my 9 apps like Field Agent and the 6 best tasking apps, to name a few.  I have never reviewed this app in detail, so I felt the time has come to do so.

In today’s app review, I talk about Mobee and how you can earn money.  Is it legit?  Is it worth your time?  What you can make?  I will try to answer these questions the best I can.

As in all of my reviews, I’m 100% honest, only recommending what I feel is worth your time.  Let’s begin!

How Mobee Works

Mobee is a secret shopping app that will list “missions” on your phone via a map that you can pick and choose from.  If the “mission” sounds like something you want to complete, you can accept it and then complete it within the time frame specified, usually within a few hours or so.  You can log in whenever you please and accept whichever job makes the most sense to you.

During this mission, you will be asked to perform a variety of activities, from taking a picture of a product to asking an employee a question.  It can vary, but most of these jobs are straight-forward.  Everything you need to know will be supplied to you before you start.

After you complete the mission, you will receive points, in which you can cash out for a variety of rewards, such as Amazon gift cards, etc.



Signing Up

To sign up for Mobee, you can only do so via your smartphone.  At the moment, there isn’t a desktop version since the app needs to track you and you need to perform the missions in store, such as taking pictures, etc.

The app is available for both the Google Play and iTunes store and is 100% free to join.

When joining, the app will ask you to connect your Facebook account or you can sign up by email.  Once you agree to the terms of service, you can immediately start using the app.

To qualify as a user, you must reside in the United States or Canada and must be at least 18 years to join.

Dashboard

After joining, you can immediately start to work on the missions in your area.  This is what your dashboard is going to look like:

Any yellow dot that’s visible is a job that you can start working on.  If it’s gray in color, then it’s a “coming soon.”  If you do see a job of interest that’s coming in the near future, then you will want to grab it as soon as possible since it’s on a first come, first serve basis.

So, for example, if I were to click on one of those yellow dots, it would look something like this:

It shows the available missions at this particular store as well as what’s expected of you.  For even more details, you can click on the “view mission,” which will then look like this:

As you can see, it notes that I need to locate a specific product on a display and take a few photos.  According to the details, it will take about five to 10 minutes and I will need to answer about two to 14 questions.  Finally, it will pay 500 points, which is equal to $5 in rewards.

All of your missions will look something like this.  So, in this case, I would arrive at the store and then look for this product to make my $5.  Keep in mind that sometimes, you won’t even find the product.  If this were the scenario, then you wouldn’t get paid, unfortunately.

After you submit the mission, it will go pending on your dashboard, which you can find via your “profile.”

Once approved, it will then credit your balance and show in the “approved mission” category.

Just make sure you follow the directions closely as the app will deny your submission if you forget or do just one task wrong.  While the missions are often easy to complete, you just want to make sure you pay close attention to ensure you get approved.

NOTE:  Some missions do require you to make a payment, but they will reimburse you with your next payment in form of points.

How Much Do Missions Pay?

From what I have seen from using the app, most jobs pay anywhere from 500 to 1,300 points or about $5 to $13 in rewards.

Remember that you will have to factor in the gas to get to these places unless you’re already there.

To maximize your points, try to complete a mission where multiple jobs are available a particular location.

How Much Can I Make With Mobee?

This will greatly depend on your location, as someone living in a popular city, such as New York, will make much more than someone in the middle of nowhere.

If you were to live in a bigger city and completed a few missions a week, then I could say you could make $15 to $30~ a week or maybe $150~ per month.  Again, your results can vary.

What Kind of Missions Are There?

Most of the missions involve around the following:

  • Inventory:  You are given a list of products and you have to find them in the store.  If you can find the product, you will scan the barcode and take a picture of the display.
  • Barcodes:  This is a very popular one, where you’re asked to scan barcodes of particular products.
  • Taking Pictures:  You will be asked to take a picture of a particular product display, often a few pictures.

These are the most common missions I saw, but there are others that pop up from time to time as well.  As I mentioned above, some may require that you make a small purchase and interact with the store staff.  You will then report back with your experience.

Rewards

As mentioned, every Mobee point is worth a penny, and you will need at least 500 points ($5 in value) to cash out.

And, in terms of what you can redeem your points for, it’s a wide variety of gift cards, including the most popular options such as Amazon and Walmart, to name a few.  The biggest downfall is that they don’t offer a PayPal option, but you can cash out for a virtual Visa gift card, which can be just as good as cash since you can treat it just like a Visa credit card.

Once you cash out, your rewards are processed immediately, meaning you should see your gift card in seconds.  All gift cards are sent to your email on file.



The Pros:

  • instant payouts
  • only need $5 in points to cash
  • missions are fun
  • free to download
  • missions are often quick to complete
  • ton of gift cards to choose from
  • opportunity to earn bonsu points

The Cons:

  • no Paypal option
  • not a lot of missions in some areas
  • need to travel to make money
  • limited to US and Canada
  • not the highest paying secret shopper app
  • your mission can be rejected for the slightest detail

Final Thoughts

6/10Mobee seems okay if you’re just going out and about.  While I wouldn’t go out of my way to start completing the missions, I feel you could open it whenever you were shopping or out of the house. If you live in a busy area, then you may see a myriad of missions available.  Even if you did a few, it could add up to more than $25 just for a simple outing.

While Mobee won’t make you rich, it could make you a few dollars on the side.  The reviews are okay and they will pay out if you meet the minimum threshold.  The company is legit, I can promise you that much.  Best of all, the payouts are instant, which makes it much greater than other secret shopping apps.

And, lastly, if you like the app concept, there are many others that work just like it.

That’s going to do it for now.

If you want to comment on your experience with Mobee or want to add to what I have already written, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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