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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 10th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
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    GlobalTestMarket are changing marketpoints to Lifepoints
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    • 10th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
    GlobalTestMarket are changing marketpoints to Lifepoints 10th Jul 17 at 1:56 PM
    Summer 2017 is bringing lots of exciting changes for GlobalTestMarket and this is an important update. Our incentive plan, MarketPoints will be discontinued from the 25th July and will be replaced by our new plan called LifePoints. This will bring bigger, better and faster opportunities for being rewarded and this is just the beginning as we continue to create a better experience for you.

    In the coming months, we will be creating new and exciting ways for you to share opinions relating to various aspects of your life while being rewarded with LifePoints. Our new mobile app is being built and it’s looking good – keep a look out for when it’s launched!

    What's the big change?
    Instead of MarketPoints, you will be rewarded with LifePoints, which will be credited to your account in the same way as before, but the LifePoints rewards catalogue has been enhanced to enable you to redeem your LifePoints sooner.


    Any existing MarketPoints will be converted to LifePoints, at the following conversion rate:

    1 MarketPoint = 3.32 LifePoints
    100 MarketPoints = 332 LifePoints

    When is the change?
    The change will take place between the 25th and 27th July. You’ll see the conversion of your MarketPoints into LifePoints in your account history. Any surveys completed before this date will be credited at the old MarketPoints rate.


    What happens next?
    Once your MarketPoints are converted to LifePoints, you will be able to redeem them for a wide range of great rewards in our catalogue. Any newly completed surveys will be rewarded with LifePoints. However, for a few days while the change is taking place, the catalogue of rewards will not be available. Please refer to ourHelpCentrefor additional information.


    Once the changeover to LifePoints is completed, we will let you know.

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    • kiwi_fruit
    • By kiwi_fruit 25th Jul 17, 11:58 PM
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    • #2
    • 25th Jul 17, 11:58 PM
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    • 25th Jul 17, 11:58 PM
    Just had a survey from GBT- 5 mins for 10 lifepoints, which according to their own conversion worth about 3 times less than in marketpoints value ?? Also checked my balance and sure enough- the marketpoints were "converted" at a 1:1 ratio..? Really not liking this so far.
    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 26th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
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    • #3
    • 26th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
    • #3
    • 26th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
    Just had a survey from GBT- 5 mins for 10 lifepoints, which according to their own conversion worth about 3 times less than in marketpoints value ?? Also checked my balance and sure enough- the marketpoints were "converted" at a 1:1 ratio..? Really not liking this so far.
    Originally posted by kiwi_fruit
    In a discussion I've read about the change to LifePoints for US residents, it said that the correct points total wasn't showing for some surveys, so it still shows the points in MarketPoints instead of LifePoints. So that might be what is happening.
    • sharpe106
    • By sharpe106 26th Jul 17, 1:00 AM
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    • 26th Jul 17, 1:00 AM
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    • 26th Jul 17, 1:00 AM
    The only reason they would change would be to make it worse for us and hope that most people could not calculate it.
    • fatboyonadiet
    • By fatboyonadiet 7th Aug 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 7th Aug 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 7th Aug 17, 10:11 PM
    I seem to think it's about 30-40% worse off now?

    A 15 minute survey used to give around 30 points and 1100 points got you £30 in Amazon vouchers

    Now a 15 min survey gives 75 points and you need 3300 points for £30 Amazon vouchers

    The 'voucher price' seems to have gone but a little but the points for surveys have gone down much more?
    2p off is still 2p off!
    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 8th Aug 17, 12:34 AM
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    • #6
    • 8th Aug 17, 12:34 AM
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    • 8th Aug 17, 12:34 AM
    I seem to think it's about 30-40% worse off now?

    A 15 minute survey used to give around 30 points and 1100 points got you £30 in Amazon vouchers

    Now a 15 min survey gives 75 points and you need 3300 points for £30 Amazon vouchers

    The 'voucher price' seems to have gone but a little but the points for surveys have gone down much more?
    Originally posted by fatboyonadiet
    Before GTM changed to LifePoints, some surveys were 30 MarketPoints for 20 minutes and some surveys were 30 MarketPoints for 15 minutes.

    So maybe it varies as it did before.
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 8th Aug 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 8th Aug 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 8th Aug 17, 8:11 AM
    Their surveys are definitely worse value since this change. Wasn't keen on them anyway so will be dumping them. 300 more lifepoints to go.
    SPC #015

    2017 in 2017 £3770.66
    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 8th Aug 17, 11:36 AM
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    • #8
    • 8th Aug 17, 11:36 AM
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    • 8th Aug 17, 11:36 AM
    I haven't done any GTM surveys since the change. I think im leaving GTM also, as the pay was only about £3 per hour before the change to LifePoints.
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 8th Aug 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 8th Aug 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 8th Aug 17, 1:09 PM
    I haven't done any GTM surveys since the change. I think im leaving GTM also, as the pay was only about £3 per hour before the change to LifePoints.
    Originally posted by Marvqn1
    Agree, just not worth the time any more - plus their customer service is pretty awful. Hope you won't lose out on too much Marvqn, I thought I may as well continue on to get those last few points before cashing out the last time.
    SPC #015

    2017 in 2017 £3770.66
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 8th Aug 17, 1:19 PM
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    I think they now pay near enough the same as Mysurvey don't they? I couldn be wrong though
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    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 8th Aug 17, 1:55 PM
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    I think they now pay near enough the same as Mysurvey don't they? I couldn be wrong though
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    Yes I think you're right HI they are part of the same company. Dumped them as well
    SPC #015

    2017 in 2017 £3770.66
    • rjw4
    • By rjw4 8th Aug 17, 1:58 PM
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    I've also dumped them! Was halfway to £30 which was annoying though. It'll take me years to get the amount of points needed for £30 now! Also, I'm stuck on just under £5 on mysurvey and have not had any surveys in about a month or so! Sticking with Prolific (although extremely quiet now), Valued Opinions & Swagbucks (not too keen on SB though!!).
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 8th Aug 17, 2:55 PM
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    Yes I think you're right HI they are part of the same company. Dumped them as well
    Originally posted by MLE007
    I go through phases of making an effort with them then it gets boring this week I've had £10 from my survey but I know it will probably be months before I do that again
    DFW £1388.71/£7348.71 Rent Arrears £511.28/£3381.28

    Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 8th Aug 17, 3:09 PM
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    I go through phases of making an effort with them then it gets boring this week I've had £10 from my survey but I know it will probably be months before I do that again
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    I got rid of them quite a while back as their helpdesk is also shockingly bad. Kept with GTM as their surveys were a bit more regular, but am not staying now they are ripping participants off.
    SPC #015

    2017 in 2017 £3770.66
    • hopitale
    • By hopitale 9th Aug 17, 3:35 PM
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    Hi, first i apologize for off-topic question. I got a problem with receiving e-mails for gift cards that i ordered from GTM. I use a Hotmail account and there is no message in my inbox or junk folder. Anyone here experienced a similar thing or have an idea about it?
    • fatboyonadiet
    • By fatboyonadiet 10th Aug 17, 1:35 PM
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    Hi, first i apologize for off-topic question. I got a problem with receiving e-mails for gift cards that i ordered from GTM. I use a Hotmail account and there is no message in my inbox or junk folder. Anyone here experienced a similar thing or have an idea about it?
    Originally posted by hopitale
    Nothing here, I always use Hotmail and comes through fine, does take a few weeks after ordering
    2p off is still 2p off!
    • hopitale
    • By hopitale 10th Aug 17, 3:34 PM
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    Thanks for replying. It has been almost two months and their Support is only saying "try resend & check spam". Is the sender e-mail OrderConfirmation@perks.com?
    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 11th Aug 17, 10:02 PM
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    Now a 15 min survey gives 75 points and you need 3300 points for £30 Amazon vouchers
    Originally posted by fatboyonadiet
    Today, I got a survey invite from GTM that was 75 LifePoints for a 20 minute survey. That's equivalent to about 22.6 MarketPoints, which is less than £2 per hour. It's no way worth it now.
    • Planet Switzerland
    • By Planet Switzerland 19th Aug 17, 7:43 PM
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    My issue with Global Test Market isn't so much the hourly rate, its the time spent doing surveys I get screened out of.


    I remember some time ago working out that it took roughly 35 surveys to reach payout, it would take around a couple of months to reach it but would get around 10 invites a day, that shows just how many I would get screened out of.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 29th Aug 17, 8:53 AM
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    Well I just tried to cash out my £5 paypal....only to be told I need 2,000 points in my basket to cash out. (About £20) - so what is the point in the £5 thing?

    Argh! >.< Not impressed. On the flip side at least it isnt the £30 it used to be...
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