Founded in 1912, the nonprofit Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides free business reviews for more than 4 million U.S. businesses. Serving as a consumer intermediary, they’ve settled close to 1 million consumer disputes against businesses by consumers. So when you’re wondering which survey sites you should consider spending your time on, BBB ratings are an excellent place to start.
When Ipsos i-Say sends surveys pretty much every day via email, users can potentially earn up to 200 points per survey, and 5 points are automatically applied to user accounts for surveys where they don’t qualify. At 500 points, users qualify for the $5 gift card cash-out.
InboxDollars rewards users with as much as $20, for everything from surveys (about $0.50 – $10 per opportunity) to higher paying trial (and paid) offers. When users cash out at $30, they can expect gift cards to arrive within about 3 weeks.
With OpinionSquare, since all surveys pay out at the same 200 points each, users can cash out after only 8 surveys. The downside is that due to extremely low acceptance rates, it may take time to reach the $5 payout.
SurveySavvy is an online survey site where users earn money for sharing opinions with companies. Most surveys earn users between $1 – $20 (depending on topic’s length). Once a user reaches the ultra-low $1 in rewards, a check payment request can be made.
Swagbucks has long offered ways for users to earn a little extra cash through their established company. Because deals are constantly changing, users receive access to new opportunities by signing up for free trials (worth as much as $10) and getting cash back on items users buy anyway (up to $15).
Every Tuesday, Toluna users get to try for new, full-sized samples from cosmetic, candle, and other celebrated companies. Users receive online payments and eGift cards usually within 10 minutes of cashing in with a $30 minimum payout.
Users who sign up to participate in Vindale’s market research surveys earn money through offers, surveys, and other tasks offered on the site. With surveys ranging from $0.43 – $1.67 in value, when the minimum $50 payment is reached, users are sent a check for the full amount.
Thanks to Harris Poll’s easy website and higher yielding surveys, even when users don’t qualify for a survey, they’re still awarded points just for taking the time to try. Even without taking a single survey, it’s definitely possible to earn $10 in roughly a month.
With PointClub, users earn points for every single survey they take. Plus, they give users 5,000 points (worth $5) just for signing up! Once users accrue 7,850, those points are redeemable for $10 gift cards or as charitable donations.
When users receive MyPoints surveys and offers, they earn by participating in surveys, tasks, and shopping deals (comparable to e-bates or Swagbucks). In addition to the $10 gift card payout at various stores, users can save up for the slightly higher $25 PayPal payout.
While the BBB can’t suss out all the problems, when you use the resource as one of your data points, you’ll be a more informed consumer in no time!
Your Turn: Have you had good or bad experiences with the BBB or with survey companies? Which high-rating surveys did I miss?