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Results: Vote for the survey-sites you'd recommend to others

My Survey

48.72% • 19 votes

To Luna

17.95% • 7 votes

New Vista

35.90% • 14 votes

Consumer Voice

2.56% • 1 votes

Opinion World

12.82% • 5 votes

Response Panel

0% • 0 votes

Survey Bods

7.69% • 3 votes


12.82% • 5 votes

Panel Base

30.77% • 12 votes


12.82% • 5 votes

You may not vote on this poll

39 votes in total.

    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 17th May 16, 2:30 PM
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    0 WOW
    Are These Survey Sites Worth It (2) Updated 2016
    • #1
    • 17th May 16, 2:30 PM
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    Are These Survey Sites Worth It (2) Updated 2016 17th May 16 at 2:30 PM
    OK so after a few requests over the years I've decided to update the previous thread

    I've made a new poll which will remain open for a year taking into account the sites that I have been told have closed and a few newer or more frequently used sites. I have chosen to leave out more exclusive and popular sites such as Pinecone because they are so popular already and there is limited space for my options in the poll- I've had to whittle it down to 10 from nearly 40! I wanted to have as many different sites and some more dubious survey sites on the list to help people and save people wasting their time trialling sites so leaving out the more obviously good sites was behind my reasoning on that.

    A good site to keep an eye on is the global site for all survey sites The Survey Police which keeps track and has reviews of most if not all survey sites. I think it's based in the US but it does cover the UK too so bare this in mind when looking at new survey sites or looking for feedback on sites you may be a member of.

    And one last disclaimer- I am by no means a member of all the different survey sites listed. I just don't have the time, energy or boredom threshold that I used to have (and sadly not the health either!) I have started this thread for everyone to use, add to and hopefully pre-warn others about, I don't have information on all or even most of the sites unfortunately and although I will be adding to the thread it's a thread for everyone to please add to and help others with because I definitely don't have all the answers or experience!

    Thank you to everyone who adds their experiences in past experience has been a huge help here.
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    • redagila
    • By redagila 21st Nov 16, 5:41 PM
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    I have just looked on Populuslive to check my account and find that the points have been reduced recently. I was expecting a payout this month as in September I had 47 points but the total is now down at 30!!
    Has anyone else had any problem with them?
    I am waiting for a reply to my email at the moment.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 18th Mar 17, 8:56 AM
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    Has anyone found that surveys from Populuslive have slowed down?
    • chels
    • By chels 18th Mar 17, 10:10 AM
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    Not much difference to usual during January and February with approx 8 email survey invites each month although I haven't received any surveys during March.

    However, the last email I received was on 24.02.17 with the title Populus Audit about being an active member. I hadn't got around to completing this and then forgot about it, maybe that's why I haven't received any surveys since, hmmmm!
    Last edited by chels; 18-03-2017 at 12:32 PM.
    s GAINED: Cash 168.25 Vouchers 30.00
    LBs LOST: 0 / 28

    • redagila
    • By redagila 18th Mar 17, 1:13 PM
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    I have only had one invite in March & I did reply to the Audit email. I have updated my profiles to see if that helps but mine is probably because I am an old lady!
    • redagila
    • By redagila 18th Mar 17, 1:43 PM
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    Well just logged into my e-mail & there was a survey to complete!
    • glen jarvis
    • By glen jarvis 3rd Apr 18, 4:46 PM
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    glen jarvis
    Im fairly new to i-say and swagbucks surveys and i have quite a lot of points now,i want to accumulate quite a few before i redeem them ,is it okay to do this or do i need to redeem as soon as i have enough for a voucher.
    Glen Jarvis
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 6th Apr 18, 2:50 AM
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    Im fairly new to i-say and swagbucks surveys and i have quite a lot of points now,i want to accumulate quite a few before i redeem them ,is it okay to do this or do i need to redeem as soon as i have enough for a voucher.
    Glen Jarvis
    Originally posted by glen jarvis

    Depends on how you want to gamble!
    But no, seriously, companies do go under and can (and will) take all their points and your vouchers with them if they do. It happens and has happened before. But it is also the minority of survey sites that have this happen. It's really up to you if you want to risk it or not. I do, I've been lucky and it makes a bigger difference when I can take out a few years of survey gains rather than extracting as I go. But that's me, it really is an individual thing.

    If it's any help, maybe look at Yougov, Valued Opinions, Opinium and Pureprofile who are some of the better of those out there (personally speaking). It's never going to pay the rent or buy you a holiday but little bits every now and then when you're not screened through do mount up. I was never a fan of swagbucks, the rewards were too insignificant and I got fed up with being screened out so often.
    • Spendingqueen
    • By Spendingqueen 14th Apr 18, 4:21 PM
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    I agree jennie, I stopped with swagbucks - It was a lot of effort for the rewards - like 4 swagbucks for watching 3 trailers or something.

    I have also given up with toluna and their 8 week wait for rewards and also the fact I did a survey to 99% and instead of going to completed screen it went you are not suitable for survey, it was 1800 points or something and took 25 minutes so I emailed customer service and was told that this happens and I would get more surveys soon! Well that isn't great, its hardly any points is it surely and they took all my information - I was happy being screened out after a few questions but after a 20 minute survey it really takes the biscuit.

    Stick with Branded, valued, yougov and Global I think.
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