Gift cards is another very popular online paid survey reward option besides cash. Many survey companies pay members amazon, iTunes and other popular store and restaurant gift cards (or e-vouchers/certificates) which can be used online or in stores/restaurants such as Walmart, Target, Macy’s, Home Depot, Starbucks and Oliver Gardens etc.
User Interviews facilitates in-person and online consumer conversations about products, websites, and services. The pay rates vary by company and length, but ranged from $25 for 3o minutes and went as high as $200 for an hour, but the average seems to be around $50 an hour.
For example, I took a screener survey for a chat about millennial financial decisions, which would have paid a $75 Amazon gift card for a 1-hour conversation.
Ipsos is one of the nation’s largest research firms, and i-Say is their consumer survey platform. While most surveys pay only $0.45-1.50 for a few minutes of your time, you’ll occasionally find higher end surveys that pay up to $95.
You can cash out for gift cards or transfer your earnings to PayPal.
Inspired Opinions is the consumer-facing side of the Schlesinger market research company. When you register, you’ll be invited to join studies online, over the phone or in-person at one of 16 offices around the country.
The annoying thing about Inspired Opinions is they’ve created a point system to reward participants instead of cash. 100 points is worth $1, and you can redeem points for gift cards once you’ve accumulated 1000 points ($10 worth).
I attempted to create an account to see how much various surveys paid, but when my confirmation email finally came through, the back-end of the site had no studies available.
SurveyFeeds isn’t a market research company itself, but instead a promising “feed” of paid survey opportunities around the country and online.
I found their Facebook page updated more frequently than their website, so it might be worthwhile to check there and see what you might qualify for.
The studies I saw ranged from $75 to $300.
Probe Market Research
Consumers, medical professionals, and high-level executives are in demand for Probe’s market research panels. Focus groups pay between $50 and $400, and you may even may able to participate online or over the phone.
Major manufacturers and brands enlist Probe and its partners to conduct online surveys, mystery shopping gigs, mock juries, product trials, and more.
Gift cards is a very popular survey reward option and has its advantages over cash like lower redeem threshold. I know many people prefer cash but I really think you should join the gift card paying survey panels I listed above to not miss any excellent survey opportunities!
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