Sunday, November 02, 2008

Using Online Survey Panels to Earn Gift Cards

I've been a member of mypoints.com for years and have enjoyed my membership. On Friday I joined E-Rewards. It was an impulse decision prompted by receipt of a junk email from Macy's. My wife use to work for Macy's and I've been receiving emails from them ever since. I opened a Macy's email and followed their referral to E-Rewards. After joining, I took several surveys within less than 30 minutes and ended up with $6 E-Reward dollars. The E-Reward dollars appear to be redeemable for gift cards.

Anyways, during one of my surveys it asked if I used any competing survey sites. It listed the following:

American Consumer Opinion(R)
goZing
GlobalTestMarket
Greenfield Online(R)
Harris Poll Online(R)
Ipsos i-Say
JDPowerPanel(SM)
Keynote(R)/Vividence
Lightspeed(R)
NFO MySurvey
NOP
NPD Research
Opinion Place(SM)
PineCone Research
SurveyDirect(TM)/Authentic Response(TM)
SurveySavvy(R)
SurveySpot
Synovate
Valued Opinions
Web Perspectives
Your 2 Cents

I typically don't like doing surveys because they increase your chances of receiving junk mail / email. However, if you like doing surveys, you might want to start checking out the online surveys. With exception to Mypoints.com and short term experience with E-Rewards, I have no experience with the other listed sites. Nonetheless, I thought the list was worth sharing with others.

Anybody have experience with E-Rewards, Mypoints or others that they'd like to comment on?

2 comments:

Brian said...

I've really enjoyed your blog, but stopped checking when you stopped writing for about a year or so. Glad to see you're back at it.

Surveys really don't make enough money to be worth the time, and as you mentioned, your junk mail will increase seemingly exponentially. If you managed to average $10 an hour, you would be doing well.

The best way I've found to make continuous, residual income online is through affiliate programs. There are many companies out there that will give you a monthly commission for each person you refer to them. I've had one company paying me $10 a month for each client I've referred to them for going on 3 years now. It's been a surprisingly good way to supplement my income.

With CPC advertising revenues going down, affiliate programs are the best places to make money online at the moment.

jskell911 said...

I like My Points because, if I'm going to be shopping online anyway, might as well get more for my money. I usually cash out for CVS gift cards, because a small dollar amount there goes a long way.