Thursday, December 13, 2012

Survey Sites That Have Paid Me

These are survey sites that have a few criteria:

1. If they are United States panels, I am with them and have been paid.
2. If they are international (and do not accept US members, I have heard of them but can't speak personally for them)

I have listed them in alphabetical order. Note that I am going through and adding in more detail on countries, age requirements, etc. So forgive me for a bit while this is a work in progress :)


AMERICAN CONSUMER OPINION PANEL (ACOP)
Overview: A truly great survey site that accepts international members!
Form of payment: Check. You don't have to request it, they simply mail within four weeks of you completing the survey. Occasionally you will receive an "screening" invite that offers just an entry in a sweepstakes for participating. While I normally don't recommend doing sweeps surveys, this is the exception. Not only have I won them (ranging from $10 to $100) but, more importantly, these 3-5 question qualifiers are often what they use to pre-screen you to see if you qualify for higher paying surveys.
Age restrictions: 18 and up
Countries: All countries accepted
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
United States
All other countries

ANGUS REID
Countries:
Canadians, ages 18-34
All other Canadians


BAKER STREET SOLUTIONS
Overview: Less frequent, but higher paying surveys. 
Payment: Checks
Age restrictions: Not specified
Countries: United States

BETA RESEARCH CONSUMER PANEL
Overview: A survey site that helps you shape the development of products, services and the media ... giving suppliers the feedback they need to serve consumers even better. I once tested (and got to keep) a $200 photo printer. After registering, you'll immediately be entered into a drawing for a $500 in Cash and can participate in Quarterly Grand Prize Drawings (for digital cameras, DVD players, Personal Digital Assistants and more). In addition to testing products, you receive Special "Thank You" Gifts after each survey (phone cards, etc.).
Payment: Checks, Prizes, Gift Cards

Age Restrictions: Not specified
Countries: United States
BRAND INSTITUTE
Overview: As a panel member, you will receive surveys about product names, etc. They are very interesting and pay very well.
Payment: Paypal. No minimum to be paid. My surveys from them usually are $8-10 and my husband once got an industry-specific-one for $150 that paid out within a week. The can be particularly good for those who work in the health care industry as doctors, nurses, clinicians, pharmacists, etc. But that isn't a requirement.
Age restrictions: TBD
Countries: All countries accepted

CADA CABEZA PANEL
Spanish Speaking, Mexico and United States


CASHCRATE
Overview: I'll be clear this is not a more classic market research site like the great majority on my site. Instead, this is more of an offer site. While I am not an "offer-doer," it does also have daily surveys for which you can earn money. 
Payment: Checks
Age restrictions: TBD
Countries: United States
 
CHASEN RESEARCH

Overview: I have done online bulletin-board/focus groups with them.
Payment: The ones I have done have been the longer, focus group style and have paid at least $100 via check.
Age restrictions: Not specifies
Countries: United States
  
CLEAR VOICE SURVEYS
United States Only
Pays out via Amazon and gift cards.

CLICK IQ
What I like about them are two key things. First, they are totally upfront about how long (or short) a survey will be in their invite emails and second, you get points for trying to take a survey, even if you don't qualify (usually 25). When you have 2,500 points you cash out.


CONSUMER VILLAGE
Overview: This is a great site where I have gotten involved in several message-board style groups. The way these work is that the moderators post questions, images, concepts, etc. for people to respond to. And simply by being an active member of the community and sharing your opinions (in a few posts, we're not talking a major commitment) you are rewarded.
Payment: Checks or gift cards
Age restrictions: TBD
Counries: United States

DAILY SURVEY PANEL
United States and Canada
Has daily surveys that you take for points. They pay out via Paypal after you earn only $1 (which can happen day one). They always have a collection of surveys ready for the taking.


DIRECTIVE ANALYTICS
Overview: A site that pays very well if you are in certain demographics. 

Payment: They have recently changed their payment structure so you can let the money accrue and they'll send you a check for $50 or you can request a check at any time.
Age restrictions: TBD
Countries: United States
 
E-POLL
United States
Overview: They send out very frequent surveys usually for which you earn points (usually a minimum of 500 per survey)
Payment: Checks, Gift cards. Once you accrue as little as 3,500 points you can cash out.
Age restrictions: TBD
Countries: United States

ENCUESTANOS
A panel that is designed for Hispanic U.S. survey takers. I have several friends who have been paid by them, so do feel comfortable vouching for it. Very similar to Global Test Market, marketpoints that pay out.

ESEARCH
Send surveys out every 4-6 weeks and pay cash via paypal. International, though per their FAQ international members probably won't hear from them very often.

FOCUS FORWARD
A great survey company that does both online surveys and offline and online focus groups. I have been paid anywhere from $5 to $150 from them (the latter for a focus group). They are looking for all kinds of people including teens, consumers, c-level executives, medical people, legal people, IT professionals, small business owners and many more.


GLOBAL TEST MARKET
You will frequently get surveys for points ranging from 5 to over 1,000, you cash out when you reach 1,000 points for $50! I once got a survey from them that paid out 2,000 points! Enough for $100 cash. And you often get points (usually at least enough for 25 cents), even if you don't qualify. They also have the following international panels:
Australia
Canada (English Speaking)
Canada (French Speaking)
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Japan 
New Zealand
Netherlands
Norway
Russia
Singapore
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

All other international countries

GREAT CANADIAN SURVEYS
Canadians only.

HARRIS POLL
Share your views by completing online surveys to earn and accumulate HIpoints. Points can be redeemed for gift cards at leading retailers and for merchandise such as CDs, DVDs, electronics, home appliances, and much more. United States.

HCD RESEARCH 
They do a lot of pop culture kind of surveys for which you accumulate points.  You can cash out once you earn 1,000 points ($10).

IMYST
Technically a mystery shopping site, but I get a paid survey (via paypal) from them every 2-3 months. They always pay on time, so worth the signup. They also do phone mystery shops that are quick and pay out quickly too. US only.
IOCS
The Institute for Online Consumer Studies. They seem to focus on US and Canada but I believe accept members from other countries too. I have been paid via Paypal.

IPSOS
Ipsos is a great one! They recently changed from being a sweeps site to being a PAID one. You take surveys for points and once you have earned 50 points it's equal to $5 cash. Points add up quickly. They pay via check. They also do GREAT product tests and I have never had to return a product to them!
They also offer a few specialty panels:
United States
United States - Men only
United States - Moms only
United States - African Americans
United States - Hispanic
Canadians - General Population

LIVETRIBE
Australia only

LIVEWIRE
Sends out surveys that pay via check. Paid on time. Surveys are not overly long. A very good site. Note that they do ask for your social security number at the end of the surveys. They are a part of DDB Communications (an international advertising agency).
 
LONDON SCHOOL E-LAB
I haven't done a lot with these guys, but what I have done has paid via Paypal.

MINDFIELD ONLINE
United States
Pays cash for surveys (have to accumulate $5 in your account before you cash out). Surveys don't come all that frequently, but they are interesting when they do. And they do pay. USA and Canadian members accepted.

MR REBATES
Not a survey site at all. But I have to include it here as it's absolutely one of my favorite web sites that saves me a ton of money. Mr Rebates is a cash back shopping site. It's totally free to join (and that process takes about 20 seconds). Then, whenever you are doing online shopping, I recommend starting there first. You simply search for the store you are shopping at and click through that link. You will then earn a percentage (from 1% up to 40% at times) cash back on whatever you spend.

MY OPINION NOW
This is one of the new sites I have been paid by. They send out frequent surveys that pay via points that add up very quickly. You cash out for cash, itunes, COOL merchandise (like video cameras, golf clubs, DVD players, etc.) and gift cards. I have been impressed so far!

MYHOTSPEX
United States

MY SURVEY
United States
Absolutely one of my favorites. With My Survey, you earn points that you convert to cash. They also have great merchandise you can cash out for. I end up cashing out $20 or more every 2-3 weeks. They send a check. I have made hundreds with them to date. They pay within a couple of weeks!
MySurvey Australia Panel
MySurvey Australian MALE Panel
MySurvey Canadian Panel
My Survey Ireland

MYVIEW
These guys send out numerous surveys that pay well. It's not often that they accept new members, so it's worth signing up while you can. In addition, they are accepting Australians right now through the following link.
Australia only panel.

NATIONAL CONSUMER PANEL
Kind of a different take on a survey panel.  They provide you with a special scanner and you keep track of your grocery, etc. purchases by scanning receipts, bar codes, etc.  For doing so so you earn merchandise, prizes or cash.
Australia
Canadian Panel
New Zealand
United States

NIELSEN NET RATINGS
United Kingdom

NPD SURVEYS
United States
NPD's approach to surveys is, as they say, they want you to "Make your voice heard. Join NPD Research and tell us what you buy (and why)." In my experience, this is a solid site that sends frequent surveys. I have recently had really good luck with them. 
Canadians - General Population

OPINION OUTPOST
Sends surveys for points that you convert for cash. 10 points = $1.  Very interesting surveys! Pay out quickly after you request your check. Currently accepting members in the United States and Canada. These guys are very active and popular with survey takers.
Opinion Outpost Males
Canadians
United Kingdom
United States

OPINION SURVEYS
A survey panel that offers payment, sweeps or products for participating in surveys. I haven't done a ton with them, but was paid. They accept panelists from a variety of countries, so please check out the one that applied to you:
Australia
Belgium
Canada
France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

OPINION SQUARE
Offers you opportunities to take surveys for points that you then cash in for great stuff like electronics, stuff for kids and babies and more.

OPINION WORLD
United States
Australia
Canada
Hong Kong
New Zealand
Singapore
 
PALM RESEARCH
International members welcome
You go there daily and take a survey. They are short and to the point and pay $1 each. So you can easily earn $30 with just this one site each month. Really liking them so far.

PANEL POLLS
This site is affiliated with Nickelodeon and send surveys to adults and their kids (with parent permission). They then reward you points which you cash out once you have $10. My kids have been sent several pilot TV shows to watch and then review and love it!


PINECONE RESEARCH
Pinecone is the site that first got me into surveys. I stumbled across a banner, signed up and was bitten by the survey bug :) Surveys pay between $3-5 usually, they do a ton of test products and are one of the fastest payers around. But they don't offer sign up links very often.

PRO OPINION RESEARCH
Started by the same group that created Opinion Outpost. They have been FANTASTIC. Surveys are for points. Most of the ones I have taken have been a minimum of 35 which equals $3.50. You cash out at $5.00
QUALITATIVE INSIGHTS
I have done an online forum that lasted a week and was paid $150.

QUIZPOINTS
Surveys pay out with paypal or gift cards to various retailers. Offer daily surveys.

RESONANCE
Resonance (formerly known as Gang & Gang) is great site that pays via paypal of cift cards (so far for me at least). International members accepted. Lowest payout I have gotten from them was $5 and largest was $50. Pays promtly. An excellent site! US or international.

SOCRATIC FORUM
Send out surveys that pay in points that convert to cash, amazon.com gift cards or donations to charity. 1 point = $1 and you can cash out once you get 5 points.

SPRINGBOARD USA
Earn points for surveys that you then cash our for checks (or can donate to charity).
United Kingdom

SURVEY SPOT
Sends out TONS and TONS of surveys. Act quickly...they are probably 50% paying and 50% for sweeps. I have been paid for the paying ones but have not won a sweeps. I have heard of people winning them though for both cash and prizes, so I do them from time to time. But I also do the sweeps ones from time to time as, like ACOP, they can open the door to higher paying surveys that follow. As of the start of November 2009, they are switching over their system. They will now have surveys for points that you cash out for Paypal money.


SURVEYHEAD
United States
Was created by the people who ran GoZing, they pay via paypal and you get a $5 bonus in your account just for signing up.
Australia Panel
Canada Panel
United Kingdom Panel

SURVEY LION
Canada only.

SURVEYSAVVY
Survey Savvy is a very reputable site that pays quickly in cash (checks). You earn cash/checks (not points) for surveys taken. Surveys come about every 4-6 weeks for me. There is no minimum to cash out. They also have a nice referral program where you get paid if and when your referrals take surveys. International.

SYNOVATE 
Have recently changed their system. They now offer points for every survey you complete. You then cash those points out for a check that is mailed to you. In addition, for each survey you complete, you are ALSO entered into a drawing to win sweeps drawings for larger amounts of cash. One of the things I really like about them is that their surveys are short (usually 5-10 minutes).
 
TESTSPIN
Paying surveys for US and International members! Earns $ which cashes out in Amazon.com gift certificates once you reach $10.

TOLUNA
Above panel for United States
A very active survey site.  They offer surveys that pay via points that you can convert into cash, paypal or gift cards. 
Australia
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Hong Kong
Italy
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM ELECTRONICS PANEL

VALUED OPINIONS
United States
A survey site has really picked up for me lately. Surveys are nice and to the point. Once your account reaches $20 you cash out. That took me about 45 days to do.
Supplemental panels:
MEN ONLY as well, here
Australia panel
New Zealand

VIEWPOINT FORUM
This is a great paying site. You have to be referred to join it. And each member only has a few referrals to share. They had suspended their referrals for several months but have recently reinstated it. However, I am out of referrals, so keep your eyes open for people offering them.

VOCALABS
Pays cash via paypal. A different take on surveys -- they do their surveys via phone. They post when they need you to call customer service for credit cards, cell phones, etc. If you have an account with that particular company, you just place a call as you otherwise would and fill out a quick survey on the results of the call.

WEB PERSPECTIVES
Canada panel
Male Panel

YOUR OPINION AUSTRALIA

YOUR VOICE PANEL AUSTRALIA

ZOOM PANEL
is a very active survey site that sends out frequent surveys. They pay out in points, and you get 50 points just for signing up! Then you use those to cash out for a wide variety of gift cards and merchandise. I have cashed out for things like music, iPod speakers, electronics, headphones, etc.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mindfield Online Survey Panel Overview and Review

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.



Overview
I have been a member of Mindfield since May 2007, with a great track record along the way for both beind invited to and qualifying for paid surveys. Typical payment for surveys ranges from $2 to $5 per survey in most cases.


Countries Accepted
They accept survey panelists from the United States and Canada.

Payment
Payment is made either in the form of a check or via Paypal. Once you have accrued $5 in your account, you can cash out. Payment arrives in 2-3 weeks.


Ages
Mindfield accepts panelists ages 15 and older.


Membership
It is free to join and be a member. You have the option to connect your account to your Facebook page as well. You don't have to use your Facebook account to join or log in, but if you do, you will be eligible for Facebook-only surveys and projects.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

MyView Survey Panel Review and Overview

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.


Overview
MyView is a closed survey community. This means you can't just go to their site on your own and sign up. You have to sign up through an approved person. But you are in luck. I happen to be one of those and you can sign up through this site.



They offer surveys on a wide variety of topics including: Video gaming. Business. Family. Movies. TV. Books. Technology.

Countries Accepted

Right now they are accepting people in the United States and Australia (through this link) only. However, sometimes they open their panel to various other countries. In addition, they also have a special panel right now for men in the United States. So stop back in the future and I'll let you know if and when that changes.

Payment

For every survey you take, you earn "MyView Points" (MVPs). Even if you don't qualify for a survey, based on your demographics,you still earn MVPs. You can cash in MVPs for pre-paid Visa cards.

Ages 

Not specified.

Membership

It is free to join and be a member.

Friday, May 20, 2011

SurveySavvy Paid Survey Site Review

Alright, time to take another closer look at another one of the paid survey programs I have been with for quite some time.



Overview
SurveySavvy is a long-standing survey site that sends surveys out via email. Typical payment for surveys ranges from $2 to $5 per survey in most cases. However, I have seen them send out much higher paying surveys and trials as well. In addition, if you are qualified for a survey, they will have a link to it on their web site.

Countries AcceptedAll international countries accepted.

Payment
Cash (check). No minimum to cash out, you can request a check at any time.

Ages
18 and older.

Membership
It is free to join and be a member.

Referral Bonus
Don't forget that in addition, they have one of the most ethical and therefore, on many levels, rewarding referral program. What do I mean? I get nothing for you signing up. Zero. If you sign up right now and never do another thing with them, I won't ever see a penny. But if you get surveys and take them and earn money for yourself, they reward me each and every time. Same could apply to you. If you sign up and then have your friends and family sign up and they take surveys, you will also be rewarded.  So sign up with them, share the good news about how well you (hopefully) do and you will see some residual dollars coming back each time your friends and family take surveys.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Global Test Market Survey Panel Review and Overview

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.
Overview
Global Test Market has been around forever. Well, forever in the survey world. But you knew what I meant, right? One of the best parts of this site is that they accept so many people from so many countries. Like many panels, they offer surveys on tons of topics and I get invites daily.

Countries Accepted
The main Global Test Market panel is for panelists in the United States. However, they do have sister panels in
all other international countries as well as offering specific panels in the following countries.
Australia
Austria
Denmark
Germany
India
Japan 
New Zealand
United Kingdom

Payment
When you take surveys with Global Test Market you earn what they call "Market Points." You then can cash those Market Points in for cash, 1,000 points = $50 US dollars.

Ages
Accepts panelists ages 14 and up.

Membership

It is free to join and be a member.


American Consumer Opinion Survey Panel Review

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.

I’ll start off with American Consumer Opinion or ACOP.

Overview
American Consumer Opinion (ACOP) is one of the sites that I have been with the longest. I am pretty sure I signed up with them back in 2002. Most of the time, they will invite you for their surveys via what they call survey screeners. While other sites can have screeners that can be long, unrewarding (read: uncompensated) and therefore annoying, I will say that without a doubt they are worth it on ACOP. Typically they are very short 4-6 multiple choice questions. Just by completing those you are entered to win cash drawings. And yes, you can actually win those. I have won anywhere from $10 to $100 in those drawings over the years.

It is those screeners that get you qualified for the actual paying surveys. So while it might feel odd to do a survey for “nothing,” remember that they are short and then when you get the real deal in your email you’ll know you are already qualified.

Payment
Cash (check).
If you live in the United States or Canada, they place your earnings in your account and you simply go there when you want and request a cash out. If you are outside those countries, they typically will send you your earnings in your local currency. If your country doesn’t allow that to happen, they will provide you with an American Express gift cheque.

Membership
It’s free to join and be a member.

Age
All ages accepted.

Countries Accepted
The best part? They accept panelist from ALL international countries!

But note that right now there are special panels for Germany, United States, Italy and Great Britain.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

IPSOS Survey Panel Review and Overvie

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.
Overview
IPSOS I-Say panel is one of the biggest players in the online market research/survey industry. They are international, well known and well respected. They have their main panel as well as a variety of specialty panels based on geography, life stage, etc.

Countries Accepted 
Right now, in addition to their main USA panel, they are also looking for specialty panel members in the following areas:
You earn points for the surveys you take and then cash them in for gift cards and/or checks. In addition, they do sweepstakes each month for high value prizes. And, just for joining, you are entered into the new member $1,000 drawing, and each month that you are active, you are entered into the monthly $5,000 drawing.

Ages
Not specified.

Membership
It is free to join and be a member.

Friday, May 6, 2011

SurveySpot Survey Panel Review and Overview

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.
Overview
I just love SurveySpot. Probably because they are so prolific. There is almost always a survey to take from them. They will both email them to you as well as house them on their site for you to check in on and try for. Most of their surveys earn you money, but occasionally you will see one for a sweepstakes entry.

Countries Accepted
Right now they are only accepting panelists from the United States.

Payment
You can cash out your earnings via payment from Paypal or shop their online store. In addition they do have sweepstakes and prize drawings.

Ages
Not specified.

Membership

It is free to join and be a member.



Friday, April 29, 2011

SurveyHead Paid Survey Panel Overview and Review

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.




Overview
You join their panel and provide feedback on products and services, giving you the ability to shape future products and services. Once you register on SurveyHead your preferences will be matched to unique survey opportunities. The more survey opportunities you participate in, the more rewards you earn! Plus, you get a $5 bonus just for signing up!

Countries Accepted

Right now they are accepting people in the United States only.

Payment

One of the things I like best about SurveyHead is how flexible their rewards are. You can request payment via Paypal, Amazon.com gift codes, as well as gift cards to more than 100 other merchants.

Ages 

Not specified.

Membership

It is free to join and be a member.

Springboard America Paid Survey Panel Review and Overview

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.





Overview
Springboard America is a newer site (at least to me) but I have now been with them for more than a year. Like other legitimate sites, it is free to join and be a member of. All they ask of you to keep your membership current is that you attempt to complete at least one survey a quarter (4 a year).


Countries Accepted
They accept survey panelists from the United States.


Payment
Payment is made in the form of a check or you can donate your survey earnings to charity. Just by joining, you are also entered to win $1,000. You earn "Survey Dollars" for each survey taken. Once you have accrued $50 in your account, you can cash out (or make a donation).

Ages
Springboard accepts panelists ages 14 and older.

Membership
It is free to join and be a member.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Earn an Extra 10% cash back at JC Penney Today Only!



If you haven't joined Upromise yet, today is a great day to do so...but I'll get to that in a minute. Upromise is a cash back shopping site. Certainly, their preference is that you use it to save for you child (or other family member's) college or to use to help pay back your own student loans. But you don't have to.

I'll repeat...you can use Upromise even if you never plan to spend a penny of it on higher education costs. Like other cash back shopping site, you simply shop through Upromise and the money accrues in your account. Now if you want, you can set up a 529 savings account with them. But again, you don't have to.

Personally, I just send them a letter once a quarter and withdraw the money directly. It comes to you in the form of a check and you can use it how you like.

Their cash back rates tend to be comparable to other cash back sites but if you use their credit card, like I do, you can earn an extra money back as well.

For instance, today JC Penney is a featured retailer with them offering a whopping 10% cash back on all purchases!

Here's what you need to do to get the maximum amount back:

1. Start of by heading over to Upromise and signing up.
2. Then search for JC Penney.
3. Click on the link to head to the JC Penney site.
4. Shop away. Just remember that 10% of whatever you spend will be coming back to you.
5. But, don't forget...if you have the credit card you would also get 1% back (the reward on all purchases with the card) plus another 2% back for shopping with a Upromise retailer online.
6. Plus, you can add the coupon code THRIFTY to get $10 off any purchase of $25 or more.

Bottom line? Let's say you make a $25 purchase, get to take the $10 off, brining it to $15. Total? 13% cash back. After your cash back you would have only spent $12.75!



Join Upromise!

How to make 40% off anything from Timberland even sweeter

You might have seen that Timberland is offering their great Friends and Family sale right now. Where using the code BFF11 gets you 40% off the entire site.

But why stop there when you can make it even better by shopping through a cash back site?

Here are the current rates at Timberland (as of April 28, 2011):

MrRebates: 5%
Ebates: 4%
Upromise:3%

So pick your cash back site and start by shopping through them.

Monday, April 25, 2011

New paid survey came out tonight from Brand Institute

BRAND INSTITUTE
Just got an email from them a few minutes ago that they have a new paid survey available that pays $2. I realize that is a lower paying survey, but keep in mind that Brand Institute is one of those that often will follow up for future higher paying surveys..! It starts with a quick screener to see if you qualify and they, if you do, will lead to the full survey.

Good luck everyone!

$4 in SurveySavvy surveys now available

Just received two new emails from SurveySavvy that they have 2 new surveys out that pays $4 total.

Don't forget that in addition, they have one of the most ethical and therefore, on many levels, rewarding referral program. What do I mean? I get nothing for you signing up. Zero. But if you get surveys and take them and earn money for yourself, they reward me each and every time. Same goes for you. So sign up with them, share the good news about how well you (hopefully) do the same and you will see some residual dollars coming back each time your friends and family take surveys.

Monday, April 18, 2011

How you can save an extra 6% with Groupon (hint: MrRebates)

So I wrote a week or so ago about how you can get cash back on your Groupon purchases by using cash back shopping. (At that time I was talking about ebates who offer 3% cash back).

But it gets even better.With MrRebates. Because they offer a whopping 6% cash back on all Groupon purchases.

Again, to reiterate what I said earlier, here is the skinny:

Haven't signed up for MrRebates yet? Well you should. It's free and you can jump right on in here.
Then, the next time you get a Groupon email that grabs your attention DON'T CLICK THAT LINK! Take a minute to go to MrRebates (have you bookmarked it yet? You should.) and just search for "Groupon." Click on that link and you're good to go...cash back coming your way!


Happy shopping (and saving).

Monday, April 11, 2011

Restaurant.com dropped to 80% off + cash back today


 
Love the day of the month when Restaurant.com drops their certificates to 80% off retail price! But it's always even sweeter when you can get cash back to sweeten the deal even more.

 
Here's what you need to do:
1. If you haven't already, sign up for MrRebates.com*. It is a free cash back site where you earn back, yes, in cash, a percentage of what you spend through various online sites. Totally free.

 
2. Then, once you have signed up, go to the left-hand side and search for Restautant.com.

 
3. Be sure to click on that link which will take you to the Restautant.com website. As long as you stay on there you will earn back, again, in cash 25% of whatever you spend.

 
4. Right now they are offering a deal using the code "STEAK" where you can get 80% off the price of  their gift certificates. If you took advantage of the deal I shared with you last week, you will have earned at least one $10 gift certificate. So you are starting with $10 in the bank.

 
5. So just to do the math. Here is what I did:
  • Bought one $25 gift certificate that sells for $15
  • Bought a second $25 gift certificate that sells for $15
  • You use the "STEAK" code for 80% off bringing those to $6
  • But I had that $10 burning a hole in my pocket, right?
  • So I went back and added a $50 Restaurant.com gift certificate that was $25. But the STEAK code works on that, too...so that was only $5.
  • Grand total? $11 (minus the $10 I had in credit)
  • I will then see $2.75 come back to my MrRebates account from the 25% cash back.
Meaning I came away with at least $100 worth of gift certificates (and I say at least as clearly I will be able to use that $50 certificate in similarly amazing ways in the future) and MADE $1.75 along the way.

 
But hurry, you only have until April 14 to jump on this!

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Canadians with a high school education

Another one that doesn't apply to me, but I wanted to pass it along to you. If you are a resident of Canada and have a high school education, this is another new survey. If you try it, let me know how it goes.

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United Kingdom, Black or Asian Survey Takers?

I don't know a ton about this one as it's not my demographic, but if you are black or Asian and living in the United Kingdom, this might be a panel worth checking out. Anyone have experiences with it?

New or used car owners in Atlanta, Chicago, DFW, San Fran/Oakland/San Jose

Do you live in the United States and have a new or new used vehicle? It appears this is a new panel for auto owners in select metropolitan areas. If you are ages 16-25 and live in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Dort Worth, San Francisco / Oakland / San Jose give it a shot. Good luck!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paid surveys for April 5, 2011 - $107 possible

SAY NATION
2,500 points on "daily conversations."

If you do sign up, please consider using my referral code: 9869885073.

Conducting a project with females age 21-45 who work in one of the following occupations:   Writer, Musician, Graphic Artist, Actor and has availability to do research groups during the week.   If you know someone who meets this criteria, please have them call us at 612-869-8181 and ask for the Panel study. (Payment not noted, but they always pay very well.)

OPINION OUTPOST
Two new automotive surveys out today. One pays 15 points and the other is 35 points.

Survey on osteoporosis for $100.
MONDAY, APRIL 14 OR TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 60 minute telephone interview.
WHO: Females ages 45+ who have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.

Shoes.com has deals up to 80% off with free shipping

Did your shoes take a beating this winter? I know mine did. So I was excited to see that Shoes.com was offering 10% cash back on MrRebates today. Making the deal even better? You can also get 25% off all sale items.

To let's use these lovlies as en example:
Originally $91.99

Marked down 70% to $27.60. Which is already nice, right?

But now you get to add the shopping code "SALE25" to your order knocking off another 25%. Dropping it down to $20.70.

But if you started out by shopping through MrRebates, you'd also earn an extra 10% in cash back.

So right there you'd get $2.07 back in your MrRebates account.

Total out of pocket when you were done? $18.63

Monday, April 4, 2011

Did you know you can earn cash back on Groupon purchases?

By now most people have heard of Groupon. It's the big guy in the online savings world. Where you buy a certificate, passes, service, etc. for greatly reduced prices.

Haven't signed up yet? Well you should. It's free and you can jump right on in here.

However, if you are already an avid Groupon user like I am I have another tip for you. You can save more than you already are with just one extra click.


Ebates, another one of my favorite cash back shopping sites will offer 3% cash back on all Groupon purchases. Earning the extra 3% is easy.

1. Be sure you have signed up for Ebates. It's free and takes just a minute (and there are tons more online retailers where you will also earn cash back).

2. Then, once again, if you haven't signed up for Groupon, be sure to do that. Also free.

3. Then you can do one of two things. Either watch for your daily Groupon email to come or head to Ebates directly. If you go the email route, just watch your email and when you see an offer you like, don't click it directly. Instead head to Ebates and click on the "Groupon" tab across the top.

Viola, easy as that. Whatever you purchase will earn you 3% cash back. Buy $100 in spa services? $3.00 back, just for clicking on it through Ebates.

Happy shopping (and saving).

Friday, April 1, 2011

Get 30% off and free shipping at Kohls.com + 3% cash back!

You only have two more days to grab this deal at Kohls, so don't wait.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Start off by going to MrRebates*. If you aren't familiar with them, I consider them to be one of the best cash back shopping sites out there. By just adding one click to your online shopping process you can earn 3%, 4%, 5%...all the way up to 25% cash back on whatever you spend with hundreds of online merchants. The money you earn as cash back accrues in your MrRebates account and you simply go there and request a check.

Yes, it's that easy and yes, it's totally free.

Mr. Rebates

2. Why MrRebates? Because right now they are offering 3% cash back at Kohls.com.

3. Shop away. Just know that you will save 30% off everything in your cart.

4. When you check out, add the following two codes into the promo codes section:
SAVEATKOHLS
MVCFREE (you do have to use your Kohl's credit card)
That will take shipping and 30% off your total.

5. Don't forget to use any Kohl's cash you have.

So just to do the math, if you put a $100 worth of items in your cart, they will only cost you $70 plus you will get free shipping. On top of that, 3% of $70, or $2.10, will go into your MrRebates account.

Total out of pocket on a $100 purchase? $67.90.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Restaurant.com Gift Certificates $25 for better than free!

Mr. Rebates
You really, really cannot beat this deal, so I just had to share it.

Here's what you need to do:
1. If you haven't already, sign up for MrRebates.com*. It is a free cash back site where you earn back, yes, in cash, a percentage of what you spend through various online sites. Totally free.

2. Then, once you have signed up, go to the left-hand side and search for Restautant.com.

3. Be sure to click on that link which will take you to the Restautant.com website.As long as you stay on there you will earn back, again, in cash 25% of whatever you spend.

4. Right now they are offering a deal where you can get 80% off the price of any of their gift certificates and with each one that you purchase you will get a $10 gift card to use on a future Restaurant.com purchase you just have to use the code "TASTY".

5. So just to do the math:

You find a $25 gift certificate that sells for $10, you put it in your cart.
You use the "TASTY" code for get 80% off bringing it to $2
You will soon see 50 cents in your MrRebates account for your 25% cash back.
Total out of pocket? $1.50 for $25 at that restaurant.

But wait, you will also get an e-certificate from Restaurant.com to spend $10. So for your $25 in future dining you effectively earned $8.50!

But hurry, this ends soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quiznos Small Sub Coupon ($2.99)

Quiznos
If you're a fan of Quiznos* you can grab a coupon for a small sub for $2.99 just by clicking on the banner above.  Happy dining all!

Get $15 for $7 on ebay (via Groupon)

As if the savings you can get on ebay weren't great already, today Groupon* has made the deals even sweeter, you can nab a $15 ebay gift card for only $7.

Free Chips and Queso at Chili's

Nope, this doesn't have anything at all to do with surveys, but I have been hearing from my readers more and more that they appreciate any and all ways to save money. And this definitely qualifies. Print one of these off and just keep it in your wallet or purse. The next time you head to Chili's* the chips and queso can be on you. Happy snacking!



MySurvey has new surveys out


Have you joined MySurvey* yet? MySurvey was the second survey site I ever joined and I have consistently been paid by them for more than six years now. They have gone through some changes lately and I had seen surveys drop off, but they have been picking back up lately. Anyway, I received three surveys from them already this week, so it seemed a good time to give them a shout out. Good luck!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mindfield Online Surveys Sent $2 Survey today



MINDFIELD ONLINE* sent out an invite for a $2 survey today. You can search your email for survey #20118348 to see if you received it. For those of you new to Mindfield, they pay via check and accept USA and Canadian panelists.

$3 SurveySavvy Survey came out today

Just received a new email from SurveySavvy* that they have a new survey out that pays $3.

Don't forget that in addition, they have one of the most ethical and therefore, on many levels, rewarding referral program. What do I mean? I get nothing for you signing up. Zero. But if you get surveys and take them and earn money for yourself, they reward me each and every time. Same goes for you. So sign up with them, share the good news about how well you (hopefully) do the same and you will see some residual dollars coming back each time your friends and family take surveys.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ACOP $6 survey popped up

AMERICAN CONSUMER OPINION PANEL (ACOP)* has a new survey available that pays $6. I didn't happen to qualify for this one, so I don't know what it's about, but worth checking out to see if you do.

$250 Survey from 20/20 Research!

First time here?
I'd recommend you start here with my master list of paid surveys.



Here's another email with a live link to try to qualify for this $250 survey from 20/20 research!

We are currently conducting a research study regarding Office Equipment and would like to invite business professionals across the country to participate in a telephone interview and an online "blog".  A blog is a new, cutting-edge way to conduct market research.  It allows you to participate from your home, office, the local coffee shop or any place that has a high speed internet connection.
  
 The phone interview will last 45-minutes, and will be scheduled at a convenient time for you between: March 7-8th.   


The online blog takes place: March 9-12, and will require going online a couple of times each day at your convenience and answer the questions posted by the moderator.
 
For your time and participation you will be given a $250 Online Visa Code, which can be used for online purchases at any website that accepts a regular Visa card.  As always, any information that you provide will remain strictly confidential.  To see if you qualify, please click HERE to answer a few brief questions.


New nationwide $75 survey!

Here is another email I just got:

Plaza Research Chicago has a nationwide research study coming up that you may be 
interested in patricipating in (or if you know anyone that may be interested).  Please use the link
 below to fill out a brief survey to see if you qualify. Please note that all responses will be 
called on a first come, first served basis until the study is full. Please note that we may or may not 
call you back based on your answers. Only replies through the Survey Monkey link with 
the answers requested and contact info will be considered.
 
 
TV Shows
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXXVY6G 
 
 
Plaza Research is currently looking for Males and Females ages 30-54 yrs to 
participate in a National Telephone interview about TV Shows.
 
The study will be held on March 2nd - March 10th, depending how you qualify,
 and if you qualify and participate you would receive $75 for 45 minutes of your time.
 
 

Mindfield $1 survey today

MINDFIELD ONLINE* sent out an invite for a $1 survey today. I know, I know, $1 isn't a big deal. But I do feel like Mindfield is one of those where the more active you are, and the more surveys you do, the better paying they get. So worth giving it a shot.

For those of you new to Mindfield, they pay via check and accept USA and Canadian panelists.

SurveyHead surveys today =$11.50

SURVEYHEAD*
Sent out a bunch of new surveys today. Don't forget that you get $5 for just joining!

Food and Dining = $1.50
Motion Pictures = $1.50
Consumer opinions on movies = $2.00
Consumer products = $1.00
Entertainment = $2.00
Automotive = $2.00 
Toys = $1.50 

Digitas Pulse - New (to me) panel

Any of you tried out Digitas Pulse* yet?  They appear to be a newer survey panel. The registration was easy and straightforward and they say that: Each survey fielded in the Digitas Pulse will offer some type of incentive...

You can use the above link to sign up and I'll keep you posted on my experiences.

New $3 LiveWire survey - Live Link!

Just received the following survey opportunity from LiveWire.

LiveWire is looking for adults, age 25-64, to answer a paid survey about credit cards and banking. (We can include only one adult per household in this study. If more than one adult submits responses, we will only accept – and pay for – the first submission we receive.)

This survey is very short. It will take just a few minutes to participate. The site will remain accessible until the desired number of participants submit their responses. If you successfully submit your responses, we will pay you $3.

Also, there are several open ended questions in this survey. Your submission will be checked for quality. Failure to fully and meaningfully answer the open ended questions will result in your submission being rejected and your payment declined. We will not accept simple one word or non-descript responses.

You will find the survey at:

https://www.inquisiteasp.com/surveys/6GD9XX/

Friday, February 25, 2011

SurveySavvy has a new $1 survey out

I know that a $1 survey is not usually something by itself to yell about, but I have such good luck with entry level surveys leading to bigger and better things with SurveySavvy* that I wanted to mention it. What do I mean by that? Often lower paying surveys are almost a way of pre-qualifying for other bigger paying surveys down the road, so with companies like SurveySavvy, they are totally worth doing.

In addition, they have one of the most ethical and therefore, on many levels, rewarding referral program. What do I mean? I get nothing for you signing up. Zero. But if you get surveys and take them and earn money for yourself, they reward me each and every time. Same goes for you. So sign up with them, share the good news about how well you (hopefully) do the same and you will see some residual dollars coming back each time your friends and family take surveys.

SurveyHead surveys today = $10.50

SurveyHead* has a bunch of new surveys that came in today. Qualifying for them could lead to ____. Don't forget that if you haven't signed up with them yet, just by doing so, they credit you with $5 in your account to start.

Today's new surveys that I received include:
  • $5 for s survey on consumer products
  • $1 for a survey on consumer goods
  • $1.50 for a survey on foods/dining
  • $2 for a survey on consumer goods
  • $1 for a survey on entertainment

Livewire survey on autos pays between $5-10

Just received an email from Livewire Research that they are looking for respondents for a new survey on automotive vehicles. They survey will pay between $5 and $10. If you haven't signed up yet, the link above will get you there.