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    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 10th Sep 17, 8:26 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:26 PM
    YouGov 10th Sep 17 at 8:26 PM
    If a YouGov survey is an Oracle survey, does this mean it's a prize draw survey only and not for points?
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    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 10th Sep 17, 8:42 PM
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    Yes I think so Marvqn1, I always give them a miss
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    • Spendingqueen
    • By Spendingqueen 11th Sep 17, 7:02 AM
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    Yes, Takes so long to get a cheque on that just by doing the points ones - I also give prize draw ones a miss on every site - All the entries I have had on multiple sites and never won anything - I am wondering if anyone actually wins?
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 15th Sep 17, 12:59 PM
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    Yes, Takes so long to get a cheque on that just by doing the points ones - I also give prize draw ones a miss on every site - All the entries I have had on multiple sites and never won anything - I am wondering if anyone actually wins?
    Originally posted by Spendingqueen
    Someone has to win else it is fraud on their part. Id never do it unless its super short though.
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    • fly-catchers
    • By fly-catchers 15th Sep 17, 1:07 PM
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    I won a pair of binoculars some years ago! Very useful
    • sonicology
    • By sonicology 15th Sep 17, 1:26 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:26 PM
    Every survey worth points, so if it is an Oracle survey or something else you're gonna have your points,
    have a good chance.
    Originally posted by Johnas
    I'm afraid this is not true, if you look at the small print of the Oracle surveys you will see the following:

    Upon completing the survey your account will show you have entered the prize draw. No points will have been taken from your account, the points for this survey are automatically allocated to the draw. There is no option to keep your points for this survey.
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 15th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    Most of them are before a survey for points though.

    I've cashed out twice this year and back up to £21.75.

    Make sure you set it to send surveys as often as possible and keep an eye on it. If you miss a few it changes back to once a week/month rather than as often as possible
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    • sebloak
    • By sebloak 16th Sep 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:28 PM
    I missed a few lately but its still set to "as often as possible". Still only getting 1 survey every 10-14 days & even then it could be a pointless prize draw entry survey.

    Nowhere near a 1st cashout even though i joined it last november
    • Marmaduke123
    • By Marmaduke123 16th Sep 17, 12:31 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:31 PM
    It takes me about 3 years to get enough points for the £50 payout. I do every survey I get sent
    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 16th Sep 17, 2:15 PM
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    Most of them are before a survey for points though.

    I've cashed out twice this year and back up to £21.75.

    Make sure you set it to send surveys as often as possible and keep an eye on it. If you miss a few it changes back to once a week/month rather than as often as possible
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    How do you set it to send surveys as often as possible? I do everything I get sent but its never more than twice a week.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 16th Sep 17, 2:44 PM
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    Most of them are before a survey for points though.

    I've cashed out twice this year and back up to £21.75.

    Make sure you set it to send surveys as often as possible and keep an eye on it. If you miss a few it changes back to once a week/month rather than as often as possible
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    I can only assume you are thinking of prolific. Like others I do every survey sent and I am at 2200 points after about 6 months.
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    • sonicology
    • By sonicology 17th Sep 17, 12:52 AM
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    Like others I do every survey sent and I am at 2200 points after about 6 months.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    I'm the same, started YouGov back in February and have just passed 2500 after doing every survey except the prize draw ones.
    • Wild_Rover
    • By Wild_Rover 18th Sep 17, 5:27 PM
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    It takes me about 3 years to get enough points for the £50 payout. I do every survey I get sent
    Originally posted by Marmaduke123
    That sounds like a bit of a pain..... tell me ... (he said, almost hesitating to ask this.... ) ...... are these £50 payouts classed as taxable income? Are you meant to declare them on a tax form ?

    I've thought about joining, but helping a company earn profits in exchange for a taxable £50 every three years isn't terribly exciting.....

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    • sonicology
    • By sonicology 18th Sep 17, 5:59 PM
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    That sounds like a bit of a pain..... tell me ... (he said, almost hesitating to ask this.... ) ...... are these £50 payouts classed as taxable income? Are you meant to declare them on a tax form ?
    Originally posted by Wild_Rover
    This post from the SwagBucks thread probably applies as much here as it does there:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=72730208
    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 2nd Oct 17, 7:49 AM
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    Is it a thing with You gov to get occasional surveys which don't have any questions in them but you still get 25 points by clicking through it?
    • sonicology
    • By sonicology 2nd Oct 17, 12:34 PM
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    I don't think I've seen one with no questions before, but I have had a few 25p surveys which just asked did I watch any TV yesterday and if so what did I think of the programs.
    • Planet Switzerland
    • By Planet Switzerland 2nd Oct 17, 10:03 PM
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    Is it a thing with You gov to get occasional surveys which don't have any questions in them but you still get 25 points by clicking through it?
    Originally posted by Mrs Soup


    With the brand awareness ones the first question is which brands are you aware of. If you didn't click on any you'd pretty much skip the rest of the questions and still got the points.


    You can't do that anymore though, last time I tried I was given a new set of brands and when I clicked none of them I got a quality control warning.
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 3rd Oct 17, 6:48 AM
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    How do you set it to send surveys as often as possible? I do everything I get sent but its never more than twice a week.
    Originally posted by Mrs Soup
    Twice a week!. I consider myself unbelievably lucky if I get 2 a month and I always complete everything I get sent.
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    • zzzt
    • By zzzt 7th Oct 17, 3:59 PM
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    Where do you set the amount of surveys to get in YouGov? I don't see any option for it.

    That said, I've been getting on average 2-3 per week. I think that part of it is whether you meet their criteria to make up a balanced proportion of the population, based on age and demographics etc. I expect that with time, I too will get less, and I'm only getting so many now as someone that recently signed up.

    I have been driven off Pinecone Research, unfortunately. I used to get one study every 1-2 weeks from them, which meant a £20 Amazon voucher every 2-3 months.

    Then one day they just stopped giving me any surveys. After 6 months I finally got given one, and when I tried to do it it said my user ID was invalid.

    I emailed them and they fixed it for me. It was another two months until I got another study emailed to me, and that one had already expired, and also wouldn't let me log in.

    I think that I wasn't answering questions satisfactorily (answering them too honestly probably), because I basically don't eat the kinds of products they kept asking me about, which was almost universally junk food and fizzy drinks, because let's face it, those are the most marketed products where the big money is, and I am someone who their best efforts at marketing would never work on. So every survey I was answering "how many will you buy" with 0, "how many if x", 0, "how many of this type of product do you normally buy in a week, month, year", 0, etc.
    Last edited by zzzt; 07-10-2017 at 4:02 PM.
    • debtfreeforlife
    • By debtfreeforlife 21st Oct 17, 9:34 PM
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    To set amount of surveys, go to your account options and it is one of the options under 'settings.

    I used it regularly about a year ago and got up to 1300 points. I've been checking again for the past fortnight and no invited surveys yet.

    Does anyone complete the profile stuff by responding to survey questions in their feed? And does this have any impact on whether you're likely to get invited to surveys?
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