Survey Sites that I have been using for years

Monday, July 11, 2011

I posted this a while back when I first started my blog, so I'm resposting now.  A perfect example of how beneficial these are is this.... On Friday, I realized I had $0 for groceries on my normal Monday trip... well Saturday I received a $50 survey check in the mail and I spent $60 at the grocery store today.  So then, I got home, bummed that I went over my $50 limit, only to find ANOTHER survey check in my mailbox from ANOTHER company in the amount of $20.  This really helps, especially in this economy...

So when I was 19 I found this blog of all these survey sites that were free to join and paid legitimately good money. Each year I would find more and more. People don’t understand how it can be legitimate. Think of it this way, every time a new product is going to come out, why would the company waste all the time on it, if it’s going to be a flop, so by selecting a number of people to test it, study it, and rate it, they have a better idea of if it’s worth it and what kind of changes to make so that it is. I have been a member of all these sites for years and I find it entertaining and I really enjoy getting the awesome free samples of foods, perfumes, makeup, cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, cereal, shampoos and conditioners, all kinds of stuff! It can be time consuming but if you dedicate an hour or two a day to this you won’t feel so overwhelmed. I know that the profiles may take a while to fill out but it is necessary in order to send you surveys that fit your specific needs. The sites I have below have NO SPAM. Any sites that have ever spammed me, I deleted my account from. Most of these sites either pay you by Paypal, points (converted to cash), mail checks, or gift cards and other prizes. A lot of these sites also have fan pages on Facebook and twitter which are pretty cool because you can get updates on what’s going on with the survey company. Let me know if you have any questions. - has a lot of products they send you, surveys are rather quick and easy to fill out. - Opinion Outpost is by far one of my favorites. You can accrue money very fast, as long as you qualify for the surveys. – my favorite site. They have the greatest number of surveys and the best compensation. You can cash out with Paypal. They also send a lot of free samples to try. – they email you LOTS of surveys on a daily basis after u get rolling and u cash out everytime you hit 20 bucks and then they’ll send you a gift card for a number of places. – takes longer to accrue your points but I just got a 50 dollar check from them once because I won their daily drawing. – love this one because they have lots of product tests too, I cash out pretty much every week so theres a lot of surveys available – sometimes they want you to sign up for offers, don’t bother, just take the surveys. They send the money to your paypal right away. This however, is one of the sites I rarely ever use anymore. – this one sends you LOTS of products and sends the money to your paypal right away. – this ones been slower lately but def sign up because it pays through paypal. – Survey Savvy is harder to qualify for sometimes but it pays pretty good per survey. – they have lots of surveys! I like to cash my points in for itunes credits. – another of my favs bc u can cash out very very often through paypal – This one sends you a couple surveys each day. Cash Crate!

My advice to any of you is to be patient. It took me a few months to get the hang of everything but it is worth it. the amounts I get I look at as gas money or grocery money for the week.

And of course, I am always here to help!


  1. thanks Ellen!!! I'm going to check the links out that you provided.

  2. another good one is

    they don't spam either & i've been doing that one for years and have gotten lots of checks from them.

  3. you must be in the demographic they are looking for. I have been taking surveys on some of the same sites that you have mentioned for YEARS and have received nothing. I seriously think age has something to do with it.

  4. Thank you so much Ellen for sharing this list to the rest of us. I've just been doing Pinecone Research and yes, they are awesome at sending compensation! I appreciate the additional resources!! :-)))

  5. Thank you so much for this. I've been looking for legitimate survey sites. This helps tremendously.

    --Jenn B

  6. Great post! I'm sure many of your readers will appreciate this opportunity for extra income in today's economy.

  7. Inbox dollars is a great one!!! It takes a while to rack up money, but it's really easy.


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