Points redeemable for gift cards or for cash through PayPal
Get 5 points for signing up
Earn swagbucks by answering surveys and polls, watching videos, playing games, searching the web with the SB search engine and with cashback shopping
At 450 SB you can get a £3 Amazon Voucher, £5 Amazon voucher = 720 SB or 800 SB for £5 in cash (top prize of £100 cash will cost you 16,000 SB – £100 Amazon Voucher = 14,400 SB and £100 at M&S = 13,600 SB)
Polls earn you 1 SB
1 minute Surveys earn you 4 SB
15 minute surveys earn you 70 SB
20 minute surveys earn you 80 SB
Earn 10 SB for signing up to promotional emails
+ Lots of surveys to take
+ Earn SB by just answering quick questions about your preferences/lifestyle
+ Prize redemption straight forward and option of getting points converted into cash and not just gift cards
+ Loads of well known brands and shopping sites to earn cashback with such as eBay, Iceland, Dunelm and Notonthehighstreet.com
+ Didn’t receive any emails (these can be turned on for extra Swagbucks)
– Sections of the site encourage you to place gambling bets in exchange for high payout swagbucks but you ultimately spend more money placing the bet than you would get for your bucks.
– Most of the offers in the “Offers” section cost you money or require you to subscribe to something, most free offers are only worth 1-2 SB each
Aimed at students and those who have graduated within the past 5 years
Ages 16 – 30 only
Simple, clean, easy to navigate website with block colours and clear navigation panel
You are emailed surveys you’re selected for
Rewards are earned though completing surveys emailed to you (£1 for completion of a 10 minute survey and £2 for longer surveys) or writing an article that is selected to be displayed on the website (£50 per article chosen)
They also hold competitions and prize draws throughout the year
Your earnings can be redeemed in the form of either bonusbond vouchers that cover hundreds of high street stores or shopping vouchers to spend on amazon.co.uk
digital panel which monitors your internet usage for the purposes of obtaining data for market research
Collects data on the pages you visit on the internet, the number of times you visit them and, when on your smartphone, it also records location
By installing GfK’s Internet Monitor software on your PC/Laptop and the app on your smartphone and browsing the internet for a minimum of 30 days you receive a £10 e-voucher for each device. You will also receive a further £5 loyalty incentive every 3 months if you continue to browse the internet for at least one day a month for these three months
They say they only use data for market research purposes, and the data they collect will never be used to advertise directly to you
At the beginning of each month they will email you a questionnaire that will take only 5 – 10 minutes as well as also sometimes sending follow up questionnaires too
From time to time panel members are invited to take part in a one off study for an additional incentive. An example of this is a recent 10 minute questionnaire which asked about a particular retailer, for which panelists received £2 for completion
Prizes include entries into several different prize draws which offer vouchers worth £2, £10, £20, £50 or £100
Completing the monthly questionnaire sent to you earns you an entry into these draws
+ Good cash incentives and prizes
– Long sign up questionnaire includes household type/income, energy providers and feelings about technology
– Layout and ease of navigation shockingly bad!
– We had technical issues where, after completing the registration process, we were redirected to a broken page. We then had a problem signing back in because the confirmation of our email address wasn’t registering
Reward depends on length of surveys: under 5 minutes = sweepstakes entry, 5 minutes = £0.30-£0.60, 20 minutes = £1-£2
Redemption threshold is £14.86
Rewards include New Look eGift card, PizzaExpress voucher, iTunes gift code, Rixty Online Entertainment Card or the option to donate to a charity such as Keep a Child Alive, Hope for Haiti, Habitat for Humanity and PETA
You can complete profile questions to receive better focused surveys (but there are loads of questions!)
+ Sign up process not too long (about average)
+ Good long list of surveys
+ Attractive easy to navigate website layout
+ We completed a two minute survey about James Bond, which is a bit more interesting than constantly answering questions about energy providers
– We tried 15 surveys and were screened out of all but one!
– Even after completing at least 40 profile questions we were still screened out of all the surveys we tried or told they were full
280 to 980 i-Say points gets you a £2, £4 or £7 donation to “Help Nepal” charity
1,380 i-Say points earn you a £10 leisure voucher (redeemable at Beefeater, Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Pizza Hut, London Eye, Hastings, Marriott, Premier Travel Inn, Chessington Park, Legoland, Madame Tussauds, Sea life, London Pass, Friday’s, and many others), a £10 compliments voucher (redeemable at retail stores such as Argos, WHSmith, Topshop, Accor Hotels, Interflora, TGI Friday’s, and many more) or £10 gift vouchers for either John Lewis, Amazon, iTunes or Zalando
+ Short sign-up with very few questions
+ Profile completion takes only a few minutes and includes lots of lifestyle questions
+ Colourful, easy-to-navigate website with clear information
– We were rejected as ‘not the right demographic’ after completing our first survey. No other surveys were offered.
Such a big fan of online surveys, too! Great tips and informative list of sites to join. Swagbucks and Toluna are my current go-to sites but will surely check out your other recommendations.
Hi, I am working in survey sites for last three months. I am looking for the correct way of doing survey task successfully. I am pleased to read your articles. I have lot of gaps that i can overcome by following your guidences. I am working in dailyonlinesurvey too.
Excellent information on these survey sites.
Don’t even touch Global test market. They just closed my account with an excuse that I had 2 emails (What??) which was ridiculous and kept all the money I had built up , and they have done this to a lot of other people as I found out. They refuse to then talk to you when you ask why. Also IPoll pay in e cheques and unless you buy something for the exact amount, you lose money on what is left, YouGov is good . Valued Opinions make you go through most of a survey and then screen you out… Read more »
Only one to use is YouGov!