I signed up for surveys that you get points for answering. They give rewards of either merchandise or cash. For the last 4 years each October, I turn in the points for gift cards or merchandise to be used as gifts. The survey site, My Points is excellent and NFO Surveys. You can also receive points toward merchandise from credit cards IF you used them for gas or shopping. I do a lot of my Christmas shopping this way, its been a big help saving money, and still giving nice gifts to the people I care about.
I've done a few of these as well and most are alright though it's a LOT of time to spend for very little reward on most of the places, so don't expect much unless you have hours and hours of free time. I still do surveys for some places and enjoy it, but will always regret the day I started it because I didn't check out the various survey websites closely enough BEFORE signing up and a bad one sold my email address to multiple spammers. PLEASE check out the company at some place like surveypolice.com before giving anyone your email address, and don't sign up with any site that charges you fees or asks for your bank account or credit card information. Wish someone would have told ME about how to check out companies before my email box started filling up daily with junk, lol...
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This site is a site I have tried. I did about two weeks worth of surveys. I earned 140 opinion points and cashed out through Paypal for fourteen dollars.
When shopping in certain stores, they ask you to complete a survey online or on the phone. If you complete the survey they give you a code and you qualify for a specific percentage off your next purchase.
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Has anyone signed up with Highest Pay Surveys, does it really pay you?
Robin from Indiana
i'm on surveyspot along with others and i have, to date, earned 15 or 20 dollars from surveyspot. (over the course of 6 months or so)
I, too, would like some real feedback from people who have tried highest pay before i give them my money.
For all the people who are thinking of joining highest pay surveys, DON'T! They are nothing like what they say. The $300 a day survey is a scam. They don't pay you. All the survey companies listed on their site are restricted to only certain countries and are all repeated in the list and they hide it by listing a company, just say survey savvy then list it again by calling it something like survey664. They don't actually list as many sites as they say. And they don't reply to your emails at all. I go totally ripped off. They ignored my requests for a refund. They just take your money and then ignore your emails. The email address which is listed on their site must just sit there and they don't even check it because it is full of emails from people asking for their money back!! They say there is a 100% customer satisfaction. Well I'm certainly not satisfied.
Is it just a coincidence that this site that claims that highest pay surveys is the best survey site out there has "highest pay surveys" in it or is it just me. They have probably just made it up themselves to scam more money out of people because anyone who has tried this site would definitely think it's nothing to dance about. There are plenty of sites out there warning you not to join this site,. So take their advice and mine and stay away from this site. They will happily take your money for nothing and not refund it. I am just trying to warn you guys and stop you from losing your money because I was scammed and you will be too if you give them your money.
Highest pay surveys is a scam and a rip off. I am calling click bank on Monday to get a refund. If you went through Paypal you can call them to get the customer service number for click bank. I knew I shoulda done more research before I gave them my cash but I was caught in a moment of weakness. I'm gonna try and contact the better business bureau and get this site taken off the internet.
Editor's Note: You will probably have better luck with your state's attorney general or state attorney than the BBB. They will take consumer complaints and investigate.
I joined 'Highestpaysurveys' in November 2008. Well, what can I say...You CAN NOT make much money on on-line surveys. All I made in 3 months was $50 (about what I paid to join), mainly from Opinionoutpost, Your2Cents and Greenfield. You can join these sites for free....I wish I knew.
I have, however, made some money with Market Research companies, namely:
QFact - $120 (group interview on chips) + $100 (Wallgreen shopping - I was a "stand by" and didn't even have to drive anywhere) + $200 (haircare products) = $420
Market Inquiry - $80 (cold remedies study)
which comes to $500.
You don't have to join any site to get to their databases. Just open Yellow Pages and look up for 'Market Research/Information Bureaus'.
I wish somebody told me this before I subscribed. Still I made enough not to complain...Good luck everyone!
I've joined a couple of survey sites online to earn a few extra bucks. Some award money (haven't seen any yet) and some award points towards rewards. Have any of you joined these survey sites? Which ones have you found really do pay and are worth your while?
I don't want to waste time with sites that promise rewards (either $ or points) and then don't deliver. Thanks in advance for your kind answers!
By Jenlyn from Tonawanda, NY
Does anyone have any experience with the survey site www.bigspot.com? I have seen it advertised on TV.
By Darla from Grand Prairie, TX
I would like any info on online surveys. I know that some can cause problems for your PC. I am looking for some good ones to make extra money at home.
Sounds like they're trying to capitalize on the legitimate site, SurveySpot. SurveySpot.com pays cash to your PayPal account for surveys you take online. They used to send checks, but I think they just use PayPal now. It's free. Surveys will run around $2-4.00 for each one you qualify for & complete. It's not get rich quick (or ever!), but it's $2-4.00 you didn't have 15 minutes before you took the survey.
I was wondering. Has anyone ever participated in the get paid to take surveys? It sounds too good. I would like to make some extra money but stay at home for my family (I already work part time). Any advice out there?
I had signed up for some of those surveys and I quite frankly stopped doing them because they took too much of my time. (online). On the other hand, I did do the get paid to surf the web, and got a $30.00 check for doing it for about a month. Only thing is I had quit doing it because they mailed the check 2 months later and I thought they weren't going to pay me. Oh well, slowed down my surfing anyway! ;)
I have several survey sites that do pay out and check does come fairly quick. You just have to fit the right type for their surveys.
Has anyone had results, good or bad, from the online survey sites? Are they too good to be true?
Roz from Victoria, BC
Some take awhile to build up "points" but the surveys are legitamite (I have had companies send surveys using the same company independantly) and sometimes you'll get products to try. I have cashed in for some prizes, and while I don't get alot, it is nice to get a gift for the kids or yourself without spending extra money!
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You can also join the General Mills advisory panel by going to www.millsadvisorypanel.com
I found that out by calling the 1-800 number to ask about nut allergies and Cheerios, and the customer service lady asked me about joining the panel. I may inquire other companies when I call them or go on their websites (I have allergies to tree & peanuts!)
Is Inboxddollars.com a legit website or is it a scam?
By cutiepie37 from Dothan, AL
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I've joined a couple of survey sites online to earn a few extra bucks. Some award money (haven't seen any yet) and some award points towards rewards.