“Reviews are not done by robots and we don’t reject tasks lightly”

Lucie has been a reviewer for the International team since February 2017. The international review team reviews submissions mainly for United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark and Sweden and sometimes review for other countries as well.


Why did you start at Roamler?
Being a ‘reviewer’ for an app sounded like a super futuristic and flexible job compared to what most of my fellow students were doing (working in restaurants and bars), so I was really intrigued. I downloaded the app and tried out some tasks, enjoyed them, and then decided to apply!

What do you do besides Roamler?
I was studying up until last summer, so about half of the time that I’ve been working at Roamler I was attending university, writing my thesis and doing some voluntary work. I’ve also spent time abroad, in London and Canada with my family, and on holiday. In the future, I plan to travel some more and take full advantage of working online!

In her year at Roamler (“I can’t believe it has been a year!”) Lucie reviewed around 10.000 submissions. Not surprisingly, most time was spend on reviewing paid tasks, but she also reviewed level 1 training tasks and creative tasks.

What do you like or dislike about reviewing at Roamler?
The flexibility of this job is amazing, but I’m going to be obvious and say that most of all I love the people who work at Roamler. There’s a great teamwork vibe between the reviewers, so even when we are working remotely, we are always in contact and helping each other out.

I’m a somewhat technologically challenged person, so sometimes working in such a techy environment can be frustrating. This is mainly when I can’t solve Roamlers’ technological problems, which is most of the time if “try uninstalling and reinstalling the app” doesn’t work.

Creative tasks are usually the most fun to review, because you might find something out about the Roamler, or see a cute photo of someone’s pet. I really like not having to reject tasks and disappoint (or anger) the Roamlers, and with these tasks there isn’t the pressure to be so strict. It’s always good to see that the Roamlers enjoy doing them too.

What can you tell Roamlers about your work as a reviewer?
First is that we don’t reject lightly, or for fun. I usually feel really, really bad about it, but there’s always a reason!

Second thing that is important to share is that reviewers are human beings too! It can feel more like we’re robots (yes, we’ve been told that before) since we’re communicating through an app, but we’re not, and we really appreciate polite Roamlers. We share kind messages we receive from Roamlers with each other to keep us going

Did you ever made a mistake with reviewing and what happened?
Yes! A classic example: accidentally clicking ‘accept’ instead of ‘reject’. Or sometimes a Roamler will point out a mistake in my feedback, then I just swallow my pride and apologise. They’re usually very gracious.

Do you have tips on Roamlers on performing paid tasks?
It always frustrates me how often I have to reject a task because a Roamler hasn’t properly read just one question. For example, if the question asks for an overview photo, we don’t want to see a close up. It is a mistake that could have been prevented and I wouldn’t have needed to reject the submission.

To avoid mistakes, my tip for Roamlers is to double check your submission before submitting! Please, never ever photograph the floor. If in doubt of what to photograph, take an overview photo! We can only judge the situation in a store from what you tell us in your submission – we love to see that ‘optional comments’ section being used.

To perform more tasks, just grab them while you can. Try and fit them in while you’re taking a break from work, or running errands. You shouldn’t underestimate how quickly they can go!

Roamler Paul’s Top Tips

Relatively new Roamler Paul flew through level 1 and has been performing paid tasks since. In this blog he’s sharing his Roamler experiences and tips with us, which might prove useful not only to new Roamlers, but to our more experienced Roamlers as well!

Hi, I’m Paul and I’ve been a Roamler for three weeks. I thought it might be helpful to share my experiences with other new members.
Why did I join? Well, after Christmas I was feeling a bit out of shape and my finances weren’t looking great, but I wasn’t looking forward to shelling out for another gym membership and dragging myself there after work. I was looking for something a bit more interesting and preferably something that wouldn’t cost hundreds of pounds a year!

Joining Roamler appealed to me because I can fit tasks around my work, and the support and training tasks have been great. I’ve never done mystery shopping or app tasking before, so I was a bit hesitant at first, but I’m living proof that if you do the experience tasks and pay attention to task requirements you can have a lot of fun while making some useful additional income.

Here are my top tips:

In the beginning, when you’re working through the initial level one tasks, you might be tempted to rush through so you can get to the paid tasks. Take your time with level one tasks, get used to the app and don’t be afraid to contact the team in the message feature in the app. They are all lovely and helpful!

When you get to your initial paid tasks, I’d recommend just taking one. That way, you can plan your journey and not feel under pressure.

Being a mystery shopper doesn’t mean you have to be James Bond! Having worked in retail, I know that staff are happy for you to help them, so long as you don’t get in their way or hassle other customers. So long as you are considerate and polite, staff are happy to see people take an interest in their store.

Be prepared! Make sure you know what the weather is going to be like before you accept jobs. I’ve been out in the teeth of a blizzard this month when I could have waited until the following day had I just planned ahead properly. But, be aware that others might brave the cold and perform the tasks you wanted to do!

Have you read the task requirements? Good. Read them again. Whether it’s a specific product line you have to locate or individual photo requirements, it’s all too easy to rush through it and miss an essential step. I’ve had a task rejected for this reason.

Enjoy your missions. Being a Roamler means being able to pick jobs at a time of your choosing, so make it work for you. Get used to the app, don’t be afraid to ask the team when you have queries in Messages and have fun!

I’d love to hear from any recently joined Roamlers so feel free to add me as friend on the app.

“You fulfil an important task for the client”

In Janary 2017 Dutch Roamler Dennie started with Roamler and reached level 2 in 2 days. Since that time he performs about 30 tasks per month and earns some extra pocket money with that. “Money can literally be found on the street,” he states a few times in the conversation, and he shares different experiences with performing Roamler tasks.

What is your reason to perform Roamler tasks?

The main reason to perform tasks is to earn some extra money. I also believe Roamler is an important company for the clients. The clients spend a lot of money on advertising and there are agreements on the promotions. If those agreements aren’t met, it’s going to cost the client a lot of money. That’s the beauty of Roamler; Roamler has a network to check how the promotions are executed in store.

I value honesty and believe people should always keep their promises, for instance on promotions. I often tell other Roamlers to be aware of the importance of their job to Roamler clients.

Know that you fulfil an important task for one of the brands you like or buy. You save them money and help them deliver a better experience to shoppers.

How do you perform tasks?

There are some stores I visit regularly for Roamler. It has happened that members of staff recognise me; ‘It’s that Roamler again!’. That is always nice to hear. I have only had one negative experience in a store, where they weren’t happy about what I had come to do.

In about 2% of the tasks I perform, I am approached by a member of staff. In those cases, I always explain the reason for my visit, what promotion I am looking into and that the client wants to know how it is executed in the store. After that, they usually let me continue. Some stores do ask me to sign in with the service desk beforehand next time.

I am a perfectionist and pay close attention to detail. I always use the optional question at the end to add relevant information to the submission. I do sometimes have discussions with the Roamler team about my submissions, especially when the task description wasn’t clear to me. They always answer my questions. I feel connected to Roamler as a company, mostly because of the nice team!

What tasks do you like best?

Well, I sometimes perform tasks in Belgium, and they had a task at a cafeteria. In this task you had to take a photo of the menu and you had to order a snack. The reimbursement was included in the reward. I am a big fan of Belgian fries and this task allowed me to eat them for free!

A while ago I was at the airport and I wanted to get something to eat. But why pay for it myself? I checked the Roamler app and saw a Red Bull task which earned me €6,50.
I will be going to London soon, and now that there are no extra costs for roaming in the EU, I can easily perform some tasks there, too! I really like that.

Before, I always accepted Belgian tasks right before I crossed the border. I would then perform the task and submit it using McDonald’s WiFi. Without the roaming costs, it has become a lot easier to perform tasks in other countries.

Tasks in which I can reveal myself as mystery shopper are my favourite. I always like to have a chat with people, and it makes me feel useful. I can show the client how his promotions are executed and can make sure everything looks perfect.

Dannie is a bus driver in public transport and is studying law.

Do you still have time for Roamler? When do you perform tasks?

As a bus driver, I sometimes work split shifts. On a day like that I start at a quarter to seven and finish at half past nine. My next shift that day starts at half past two and ends at seven, so I haven’t got anything to do in between those shifts. Those are horrible days, they are very long but I only get paid for 6 or 7 hours, because I’m not working in the hours in between. That’s when I always perform Roamler tasks. I open the app and just start Roamlering.

Last summer I went to the beach and saw some tasks available at petrol stations nearby. I made an additional €60 that day, by not going home directly, but performing the tasks at all the petrol stations on the way home.

I always say: ‘there is money to be earned everywhere!’. There are Roamler tasks everywhere; whenever you have a bit of time to spare, you can always earn some money with Roamler.

Since April 2017 Dannie also performs Roamler Merchandising tasks. He has performed over 50 successful Roamler Merchandising so far. (Roamler Merchandisers, previously known as Roamler Works, have an extra set of tasks available for them, like setting up displays or facing up shelves. If you are interested in performing these kind of tasks in the UK, keep a close eye on the app in the following months).

What is it about Roamler Merchandising that you like?

First of all, the diversity in tasks makes it fun to do Roamler Merchandising tasks. The rewards for these tasks are great too.

A while ago I was in a supermarket for Roamler Merchandising. I introduced myself and explained I was going to perfect the Red Bull fixture, to save them some time. ‘Facing up the products is important, but you won’t have time for that.’

The manager was surprised, but was really happy with some free help. And I just did what I had to do. At that moment you’re doing valuable work for Roamler and Red Bull. That alone is reason enough for me to perform Roamler Merchandising tasks. When you’re finished facing up, the fixture looks all nice again. The Roamler Merchandising tasks are all very rewarding, which motivates me.

I also enjoyed the Merchandising tasks in which we had to go to banks, take down old posters and put up new ones. At times like these you realise how brilliant the concept of Roamler is. The people at the bank don’t have much time to change the posters themselves, and I think it’s great Roamlers can do it for them.

Roamler really is a great company to work with. We all do fairly easy tasks, that benefit everyone: the client, Roamler, and the Roamlers!

We provide clients with the extra pair of eyes they need, and Roamler and their Roamlers earn money from that.

Best Food Hacks for 2018

With the start of the new year, perhaps some of you have decided to eat healthier and cook more homemade meals. As we all know, resolutions are hard to keep up. Luckily, we can always turn to our fellow Roamlers for a bit of help. With this post we attempt to make those resolutions a little more bearable, and to save us some time in the kitchen.

A while ago we asked Roamlers to share with us their best food hacks, to make our lives a little easier. Out of all the great hacks that were sent in, we gathered the most unique and useful hacks in this post.

Roamler Charlotte’s Grandmother taught her a useful little trick when she was younger. When using a sticky food, such as honey or syrup, simply heat up the spoon before using it, and the food will slide right off! No more messy countertops or sticky fingers from now on.

We received quite a few slicing and dicing hacks, like this hack Roamler Kirsty came up with. She found a way to slice your mushrooms quickly and evenly: use an egg slicer! This hack will save you a lot of time, especially if you have a lot of mushrooms to cut. Roamler Jeanette found a similar hack on the internet. To make some quick and even potato wedges, she uses her apple cutter. Done within seconds!

Roamler Pawel learned this next great hack from his wife! This hack means we can say goodbye to crying over onions. The trick is to thoroughly rinse the knife in cold water before using it to cut the onions. No more teary-eyed cooking sessions!

Roamler Louise always immerses her lemons in hot water before squeezing them, since she found out about this useful hack! The fruit will become juicier and will release more juice, without much effort!

For this next hack, we must thank Valentín, a good friend of Roamler Arianna. When you prepare some delicious homemade guacamole, put in the avocado pit when storing it. This will keep it fresh! ‘It sounds strange’, Arianna says, ‘but it works!’

Another useful hack was suggested by Roamlers Huda and Selina. We all know the struggle of removing a bit of egg shell that found its way into the bowl. Somehow it always manages to escape, despite our efforts. Luckily, this hack means the end of our frustration. Next time, simply wet your finger and the water will attract the egg shell. Definitely one to remember!

This last hack was submitted by three different Roamlers, so it must be a very promising one. Roamlers Steven, Graeme and Aurora all found an easy way to peel garlic – without touching it! This will save us from fiddling around and stinky hands. For this hack all you need to do is put the garlic in a jar and shake it vigorously for about one minute, and the garlic will have peeled itself!

We can’t wait to start using these hacks. Are you just as excited and curious for other food hacks? You can find all other submissions (with some great other hacks) here: https://my.roamler.com/Job/best-food-hacks-uk


Ten Tips from Top Roamlers

Did you perform some tasks and eager to do more? Or are you a bit hesitant to perform your first task? Don’t worry, these 10 tips from Top Roamlers can help you perform more tasks and earn some extra money.

1. Read the task description

Make sure you know what you need to do before you go out to perform the task. That way there won’t be any surprises once you are in the store. The task description will give you a general overview of what you need to do in a task, show you images of the products you will need to take a photo of and explain what you need to do when a product is not there.

2. Perform the same task at multiple locations

For all projects, there are multiple locations that need to be visited. The task at hand is the same, only the location is different. If possible, perform the task at multiple locations. You will become faster at completing that specific task, and if you make a mistake, you won’t make the same mistake in following tasks.

3. You can always go back to the briefing of the task

If you forgot what the task is about, you can always return to the task description via briefing in the app. This is also where you can cancel your task once you realize you can’t perform the task after all.

4. Accept the task before you go out

Tasks are available for all Roamlers. So another Roamler might accept the task, just before you got to it. Also, some projects need a specific number of locations visited. Once that target has been reached, other locations disappear from the list.

These tasks might appear again as soon as one of those tasks is cancelled by the Roamler or rejected by the team. So accept the task before you go out to make sure, you are the one who can complete it.

5. Bookmark tasks you would like to do

You can bookmark tasks you would like to perform. A bookmarked task can still be accepted by another Roamler, so you won’t be able to perform it just by bookmarking it. Bookmarked task do show in a separate tab, making them easily accessible to accept once you have the time.

6. Check tasks in the map

The list of tasks in the task list, show the available tasks based on your current location. If you are going to travel for business or personal reasons, or if you are planning a trip to a relative; go to the map in the app (top right in the task overview) to check available tasks at your destination. You might be able to earn some money while visiting your family or friends.

7. Use the optional question

A task always ends with a last optional question. Don’t use it if you have nothing relevant to report, but definitely use it if it will clarify your submitted task. Give extra information if it is impossible to take a photo due to a large obstruction, explain why your answer didn’t match your photo or anything other out of the ordinary. Valuable data that might be relevant for the customer can be added here as well. If you don’t have anything to add, you can leave this last question empty. This Roamler puts it best:

Always give extra information. It can be the best way to get your task approved. Nothing worse than getting to a location submitting it then going home to find out you missed a point.

8. Take relevant photos

It might sometimes occur that you need to take a photo but you can’t take a photo of the item asked in the question. The best thing you can do is send us a relevant photo that gives the client valuable information, for example an empty shelve of the same brands or products. If you are asked to take a photo of two promotions and there is only one, you can take a photo of the same promotion from another angle or take an overview photo that shows there is no second promotion in the store for example. Never take a photo of the floor or your hand, the client is not interested in that.

9. Photos from left to right

Once you are asked to take a photo of a meter of shelves, take the following into account:

  • make sure the whole meter is in the photo; from top to bottom and the whole length of the shelves;
  • take the photos starting from left and continue to right with each meter;
  • make sure part of the products of the aside meters are included, so it is clear you have captured the whole meter.

Below you will find a perfect example of fully captured shelves, taking from left to right with parts of the products included so the photos ‘overlap’.


10. Just go for it!

Do it! Just go out and perform one task, and another one and another one. It is not as difficult, hard or even scary as you might imagine. You are often asked to act as a mystery guest. Know that it is not needed to dress up as a spy, just be the regular buyer you normally are in a supermarket. It’s possible that you are questioned by the store staff, but it does not happen often. As this Roamler states, it is a great way to discover new places.

Just get out there and Roam, it’s a great way to explore your surroundings, discover new shops, pubs and places whilst earning a bit of cash.

Our top 10 Roamler memes!

We recently had a task where we asked Roamlers to create their own memes based on their experiences with Roamler. For those who are not familiar with the term, a meme is generally a captioned image which is created to express a typical feeling, situation, or person. A popular example is ‘LOLcats’ or ‘The Success Kid’ (which many of you used here!). We got a lot of funny and creative submissions which we want to share. So without further ado, here are our top 10 Roamler memes! 


Roamler A. Lindsay with a hilarious and relatable feeling from the grocery store.

That feeling when you get your hands on some Roamler access codes! By M. Parry.

When luck really isn’t on your side… By roamler M. Newton

Hurry hurry hurry! By roamler A. Manda

“I find on some of the roamler tasks you feel like you’re going on an adventure”, roamler N. Bhatt writes about her meme.

Yesss! We love those perfect shelf metre photos! By Roamler K. Adlington

Roamler S. Mchaffie on that wonderful feeling when there’s lots of live tasks nearby.

And roamler C. Joyce captures what to do next!

Gotta love the good guy invites! By K. Maguire

Last but not least: that confident stride when you walk out of a store after a successfully performed task! By L. Crawford.

Thank you all who made and submitted memes for this task! Your creativity really impressed us on this one. We hope you had fun – we really had a blast reviewing them! Happy Roamlering!


The Beer checks: The best way to bar-hop

For the past few months. Roamlers have been doing tasks in bars across the United Kingdom. They have been checking Stella Artois, Corona, Bud Light, and Budweiser (currently with a £10 reward!). These checks return every month to the same bars and are therefore well worth getting to know. The best part of the checks is that they are simple to do, and that they unlock a beer bonus task with extra financial rewards of up to £20 or more! The Slug and Lettuce Corona check is also a great one for the beer lovers; who wouldn’t love getting paid to order a free Corona?

A Roamler in London enjoys a free Corona for the Slug and Lettuce task

How easy are the beer checks?

For the beer checks (excluding the Slug and Lettuce task), we are looking for the availability of certain beers, promotional material on the bar and tables, and the availability of the specified beer on draught (5 yes/no questions). We also ask you to ask the bar tender for a beer recommendation. Below you can see the photo steps of the beer checks. These photos were taken by a Roamler in  Rotherham for the Stella Artois check.


Mystery shopping?

Although we encourage you to try the beer checks as a mystery shopper, we know that it is very often impossible. That is why we have included an explanation letter and a short suggestion of how you can introduce yourself to the bar tender. if you cannot perform the task at the location for whatever reason, that’s no problem! You will still be paid £4 for your efforts.

Strange/Impossible locations?

For the beer checks, there can also be some strange locations in your list. If you would like to perform a beer check, but are not sure about the location, send a message to the team! It is important for us and the client to know if locations are a bit unusual, so we will provide you with some advice and make sure we come to a solution in which you receive the money you deserve.

Customized maps

For the beer checks, the team is willing to go above and beyond. That’s why we will assist you in every way possible, including the creation of a beer checks map, customized to your daily route and/or a route you are planning to take (if you are traveling across the country, for example). Want to know more? Send a message to the team in the app now!

So, what are you waiting for? Check out the beer checks in the app now!

Game of Thrones – Fan Favourites and Photos!

Before Season 7 of Game of Thrones began, we wanted to celebrate with some GOT-related tasks! We were curious about who Roamlers’ favourite characters are. Don’t worry; this blog post does not contain any spoilers!

Out on top as fan favourites came Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. Roamler Equipa F is a big Jon Snow fan, and says this about the Lord Commander:

“Jon Snow – he’s loyal to his friends and family, he fights for what he believes in, and he has a great personality!’

Roamler Equipo F even has a cup to match!

Another fan is Roamler is Lynne W, who reasons:

“Jon Snow (is my favourite), because he’s not your typical fiction hero. His loyalty and integrity to those around him, combined with his humanness, set him apart.”

Roamler Tracy C is a big fan of Khaleesi, and explains why:

“My favourite character is Daenerys Targaryen. She is a strong female who does not let anything or anyone get in her way. Daenerys is the mother of dragons and seeing these powerful, mythical creatures come to life through her is amazing!”

Roamler Tracy C added this fitting photo of a dragon and a (dire) wolf.

Roamler Marie H is also a fan, and explains it pretty simply:

“Daenerys Targaryen is my favourite – she is a badass!

We agree; she is pretty badass!

We also had five ‘prop’ tasks to celebrate the new season, in which Roamler had to collect and photograph 5 Game of Thrones props: Dragon eggs, Melisandre’s necklace, the Mountain’s sword, the King’s hand pin, and the Iron Throne itself. You got really creative with it!

Roamler Louise J made her own Iron Throne with the help of some cardboard and a child’s chair. Nice work!

“Jon Snow’s direwolf awaits him at the Iron Throne”, writes Roamler Simon F about his masterpiece.


Many Roamlers used Lego too create scenes from the show. Here is a submission from Roamler Sam R, who captions the photo pretty simply as “Scary man with sword!”

Roamler Volkan B submitted this creative photo of Khaleesi’s dragon and dragon eggs!

Thank you for all your wonderful submissions for these tasks. We had a lot of fun reviewing them! We hope you are enjoying the new season as much as we are. Winter is here!


Written by reviewer Runill.

A glimpse into Roamler earnings and spending

Ever wondered how other Roamler manage and spend their Roamler money? Look no further! In three tasks (Roamler Earnings, Impulse Buys and Impulse Buy Placements) we asked Roamlers to share with us certain details about their Roamler earnings and their spending habits.

Most Roamlers cash out small amounts whenever they need a bit of extra money or they use it to pay for small, everyday things, like groceries. However, some Roamlers do save up and cash out large amounts every once in a while.

For example, Rebecca P buys books:

Rebecca Potter books


Jonathon W would take his girlfriend out for a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant:

Jonathan Warner meal with girlfriend


And Vicky R bought an adorable dog!

Vicky Reeves pug


Jon G is saving up to have spending money when going on holiday:

Jon Gordon spending money for travels


Janine M wants to buy a horse saddle

Janine Maloney horse saddle

And Neha B wants to repair a broken phone:

Neha Bhatt fix a phone (1)


Regarding the general spending habits of Roamlers, it was interesting for us to learn that when Roamlers commit to cheaper impulse buys, they tend to splurge on chocolates, sweets and beverages. Even more interesting is the fact that most Roamlers (62%) said that the products they would buy on impulse are on the regular shelves and on the aisle ends. This contradicts popular opinion that the products at the checkout are most often grabbed on impulse. Only 16% of Roamlers said that the products they would buy on impulse are placed at the checkout.

When making big impulse purchases, Roamlers tend to go for electronics (many buy television sets). Watches and clothing are also very popular categories. Below we list a few other fun, uncommon or quirky impulse buys that Roamlers have confessed to:

Nicky P bought this wall mounted CD jukebox that came from an old pub:

Nicky P jukebox

She writes: “It looks a bit of a state at the moment, because we are doing some servicing work on it and have bought a black sparkly vinyl wrap to cover the wood. The CD movement is visible and is super cool, plus you can print inserts that flip over so you can choose your track. We love music and the whole family gets to choose their favourite CD’s to put in it. We are thrilled with it!


Mike H bought a very rate 1827 street directory of Wolverhampton in an antiquarian bookshop in Wolverhampton:

Mike H Wolverhampton

Mike writes: “I collect old and rare local history books of my home to town area. I didn’t intend to buy this one but when I saw it in the shop I just had to buy it!


Heather H went to the shop to buy a bicycle rack and ended up buying a car!

Heather H car


Sharon R bought this amazing looking bicycle:

Sharon R bicycle

She writes: “Well I rode it home! But it’s there and I AM going to use it… honestly… but think I’m a fair weather cyclist.

Judging from what Roamler had to say, impulse buying might not be a bad thing. 96% of Roamlers  indicated that they are happy with their impulse buys and that these purchases are enriching their lives in some significant ways.

Maybe it is time to do that Roamler payout and spoil yourself a bit…