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  1. 5 points
    I assume so, but I had this image of a sheet over the PC and the window blinds drawn...
  2. 5 points
    It's all about filling quotas. The originator of the survey, i.e. the Market Research company that was hired by the original client who needs the data, will either build the survey themselves, or contract it out to another company. The survey is then offered up to various channels to fill the quota for completes based on the survey's required demographics. Often times they are first hosted on the companies native panels, e.g. IPSOS I-Say will use their own panel site. If the quota is not filled then it will be released on alternate channels, either survey routers or individual panels the company has a relationship with. Usually once it's released on alternate channels these channels take their "cut" and the incentive is reduced. As somelady says above, once in awhile the alternate channel will pay more than the original, but that's probably because the originator offered it to them at a higher rate in an attempt to fill the quota faster (higher incentive = more respondents). The annoying thing is that this can often turn into multiple layers of channels, e.g. Panel A -> Panel B -> Panel C. The more layers you get the more complicated it is to return a successful survey complete back to the original panel. I think this results in some the dead-ends we see when we complete a survey and it never returns back to the original panel that offered it (Cint comes to mind).
  3. 4 points
    Sorry if this doesn't belong here, feel free to move it. I was qualifying (Not!) for a survey and it was asking me health questions, they had told me they would protect all of that and not share, and of course, I didn't qualify. Sooooo, within couple of hours I started getting emails from unknown sites trying to sell me cures for the conditions I mentioned. Not one condition, but 3 different ones. So they aren't passing that info on? Suddenly everyone in my house is healthy and perfect. No issues. No one's business.
  4. 4 points
    Yeah, they all do that but what gets me is when another site pays more for the survey than if you took it on the site that made it. Or when I get mindfield surveys on other sites and qualify but I haven't qualified for a survey on the mindfield site in a few years.
  5. 4 points
    I think this is the beginning of the end for One Opinion. I just got a survey that had "Varies" for points and time and a note at the bottom saying this is a "new thing" they were doing, that I'd be rerouted through several surveys in one of their partner companies to see if one is a match. They were the one company I used the most, precisely because they didn't do that rerouting thing. If it keeps going in that direction, my next cashout will be my last.
  6. 3 points
    Made $20 this month - however now watch me not make a thing for the next few months-oh well ,still like what I made this month!
  7. 3 points
    I'm praying that somelady's post was largely sarcasm.
  8. 3 points
    What??? If I look something up on my phone, I start getting ads for it. But my phone, computer, and tablet are all Apple products, so they are kind of married to one another. Your story makes me cringe! I guess I should stop talking about people in control of the country, just in case someone is listening in.
  9. 3 points
    I have seen that many times getting emails regarding car insurance and I know I did a survey on that
  10. 3 points
    Woah, can't say I've experienced anything like that where I started actually getting sent odd e-mails, but I have had times I've taken surveys then felt like I started seeing online ads for the sort of products or services the survey was about. May have been sheer coincidence or simply me noticing ads I wouldn't have otherwise noticed without taking the survey, but still makes one wonder.
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    Over the years I have received a whit noise machine, that my daughter uses to this day, a really nice Oster Toaster Oven, an iron (I thought it was a joke at first), a slow cooker that has a paddle in it that stirs the contents every 3 minutes, toilet paper, paper towels, dog food, human food, perfume (it smelled like Raid), and little odds and ends. Always wished I could get some Tide or a Keurig, but oh well.
  15. 3 points
    I am usually listening to music or watching tv. I take breaks frequently so it doesn't get too monotonous.
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    Hi everyone. I wasn't sure where to put this thread, as it isn't technically about any survey site. I'm simply curious (okay nosy) about what you all do while taking surveys. For example, do you listen to music, watch TV, exercise, that kind of thing. Sometimes I do all three at once, LOL! Today, we have EAA going on in Oshkosh Wisconsin, about 10 minutes from where I live. So every day this week, I've been listening to the EAA frequencies on an app called Live ATC. Some very interesting stuff. Sometimes I stream radio stations, listen to the cops on a scanning app I have (I have about half a dozen scanning apps), or my ITunes playlist. Sometimes I'll have a baseball or football game on in the background, and sometimes I'll do leg lifts or the like while doing surveys. I have a difficult time sitting still for too long. Sometimes I'll grab a beer or have a glass of wine while doing surveys. It keeps things from getting too monotonous. Please post what you do. I'm always looking for ideas to make it more fun.
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    I usually have the TV on and watching YouTube stuff on it too.
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    I am always watching TV, and letting the dogs out, in, out, in, out, in. Ugh!
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    Sometimes I listen to NPR or a science podcast. Sometimes i'm doing two surveys simultaneously, switching between browsers. I also answer incoming emails and texts. Sometimes I learn something new, like all the different payment systems from a survey and I capture the information and proceed to join as many as I can. Sometimes I snack and have wine. I complete surveys while reclining in a "zero gravity" lounge chair. I have spontaneous ideas from time to time and I write them down and research further on the internet. If i'm having problems with a survey panel, I'll start writing a complaint for support, if I don't get a satisfying response, I then start seeking the contact information for the C-suite. I do 4-8 hours a day jumping through all these activities.
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    Just got the "varies" thing myself and, yeah, I'm not thrilled with it. Not knowing how much you'll get for a survey beforehand is not cool. Who wants to do a twenty minute survey for a nickel or dime? Not even me! Hate this as OneOpinion is one of my two or three best sites, although I haven't been qualifying for as many surveys there lately as I used to. Good news with the "varies" this morning was that I answered one question, was immediately DQed and got my DQ nickel.
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  29. 3 points
    over the years. 2 big packs of tissue. various juices and drinks shipped in a cooler with ice pack, biscuits in a cooler, something in a cooler that also had a thermometer. I still have it but it doesn't work well. Deodorant. A pizza oven- it's taking up space and being used to store packets of side dishes. I also won a toaster oven from that same survey panel Laundry detergent. cat food- recently it was about 24 packs of cat food to use a different one each day. Paper towels. Pads- numerous times. Once they sent me a check to buy a box of white castle sliders. Cheez-its, bugles, chicken jerky. That's all I can think of right now.
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    This is a new type of survey opportunity where the reward and survey length are not known in advance. We are very excited to introduce a new, unique partnership which will provide you with many new survey opportunities! Here is how it works: You will be directed to our partner’s site where you may be asked a series of profile questions Our partner will select the best survey for you from their vast library, based on your responses You will be returned to OneOpinion once you have completed the survey. The partner will share the details of the survey so that we can immediately credit your account with the appropriate reward! Since we do not know which survey will be presented to you, we cannot let you know in advance what the reward will be. But, rest assured that you will continue to be rewarded fairly for your time! So I tried it its a Edge survey for 10 minutes - okay I am doing the survey lets see what happens- got kicked out and got 50 pts..Hmm not sure what to think
  32. 2 points
    Yeah, I have to agree...sure, if you use a PC, phone, or whatever, chances are some company is going to track what you are looking up to some extent. Amazon is terrible with this, there have been times I simply browsed something on their site without logging in, then went to check my e-mail and there's an ad in the sidebar for the very item I was browsing. There's been stuff like the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal. But I kind of doubt anyone can see right through your TV, computer or phone screen, that starts being the stuff of dystopian sci-fi tales.
  33. 2 points
    OMG, I had it out with Opinion Outpost! I got frequent surveys from them, and it didn't take me too long to get to where I could cash out, $10 at the time. So I followed all the directions, and it didn't work. I tried several times, clearing my cache and browser before I emailed Opinion Outpost about it. I kept getting back some canned email telling me to try again and clear my cache and browser! I was like what? So I tried again and again, following their directions to the letter. I emailed them again and told them I was still having problems. They blew me off, would not reply back. They kept sending emails with surveys. I emailed them back, told them I wanted to leave them and asked them not to send me any more emails. They kept sending the survey emails. Finally I just blocked them on my email. What a mess. They screwed me out of $10. I was looking at joining Point Club, but have seen quite a few negative reviews on them.
  34. 2 points
    Some days, I do not even get 5 surveys anymore. What the heck!
  35. 2 points
    Weekends, especially Sundays, have always been sucky for me as far as getting surveys. I'm usually done early enough on Sundays that I have plenty of time to vacuum the house. Too bad. Paid Viewpoint, Prolific and One Opinion have all been good ones for me so far. (Insert fingers crossed emoji here!) Not familiar with Catch. I know you don't care to sign up for any other sites right now, but if you change your mind, you might try Swagbucks. I know, I know. Many people like it not. But it's been at least as good to me as One Opinion. I only do the surveys at Swagbucks though. Don't mess with all the crazy offers or trying to watch videos for a fraction of a penny. Also, if you don't mind getting gift cards instead of cash, tellwut has been steady for me in that regard. And it's one of the few places I've had to deal with customer service, and they were outstanding. I had ordered a physical gift card that never arrived, and when I contacted tellwut support, they replied quickly and then replaced the physical card with an electronic gift card almost immediately! Of course, as always, YMMV. Some folks do better than others at the various sites. So there's all that. Keep your head up!
  36. 2 points
    Thanks for your post NevadaNones. It's pretty awesome! What I really like about coming on here is that I can vent and get replies like yours. It just makes me feel that much better to know we're all in this together. Sometimes I just need to get things off my chest. Once I do, I regroup and plunge right back in again. I used to do the whole screenshot thing, send emails complaining, and it got me nowhere, colossal waste of time. Never really worth it. I've been doing this on and off for six years. I'm amazed at all the changes, companies leaving, and new ones coming in. As to which survey sites I'm signed up for, my main one, my bread and butter so to speak is Be Forthright. I have a goal of $3.00 a day with them. I will spend three hours give or take. I go until I make $3.00 or over or the three hours is up, whichever comes first. Monday-Saturday I usually don't have any problems, but Sundays are a different story. I can't get any surveys on Sunday lately. Other survey sites I'm signed up for are Paid Viewpoint, Catch, Prolific, and One Opinion. They are all different enough from one another to keep things interesting. These are enough to keep me busy most days. I don't really want to sign up for any more at this point, though I don't rule it out for the future. I really enjoy coming on here too to see what others are experiencing. This is a really good site.
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    I belonged to a really great testing community. They did close a few years back, that is where I got the small appliances. I really didn't know why they sent me an iron. I ended up selling it to a friend for $20. She acted as though she had won the lottery. LOL! I haven't gotten anything like that since. I don't get much to try from anyone any more.
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    It's an app. I have mine on my phone. You need to check on it every few days. They have quite a few pre-qualifying surveys. They pay slowly sometimes, but I did just have one that paid within a minute of me completing it. I like them.
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    So many over the years - favorite was probably an appliance that cooks sausage (think kielbasa) plus coupons to buy the meat. I had to drive like 20 minutes though to the store that had the product. There's been hair dye (which I didn't actually use), body wash, paper towels, frozen meals. In the last 2 months, I've had toilet tissue (these companies do a lot of product testing), a toothbrush and iced tea. I have a huge canister of Old Bay Seasoning that would take me at least 5 years to use. I also have kids that have received Gatorade, sour candy, granola bars....lots of things have shopped up on my door step!
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