Legit or Scam?
E Rewards is
an online market research company that's
been in business since 1999. Over the
years they have completed over 20 million
online research studies and have earned a
solid reputation. They stand out from
other consumer opinion panels due to their
In order to sign up with E Rewards you
need to apply for an invitation from one of
their sponsor companies. These include
a variety of large corporations such as
American Airlines®, Blockbuster®,
Continental Airlines®, Delta Air Lines®, and
Hilton HHonors®. The process usually
takes around a week or two and you'll be
notified by email once accepted.
After you become a member of
E-Rewards.com you will begin to receive
emails containing surveys fitting your
interests and demographics. Upon
completion you will earn E Rewards dollars,
these are not equal to real dollar amounts
but can be redeemed for various rewards.
The rewards that you can choose from
include: airline miles, movie rentals,
hospitality points, magazine subscriptions,
dining rewards, retail coupons, and more.
To get the maximum amount of E Rewards it's
important to respond to the emails rather
I've spoken to many E Rewards
members and they only brought up two issues
that they were displeased with. The
first was that some were not receiving as
many emails as they'd like, a common
complaint for all rewards companies, and the
other had to do with expiring E Rewards
Overall E Rewards is a legitimate program
and if you have the time you can use it to
collect some decent rewards. In
addition to using E Rewards for taking
surveys there's another way that you can
make money online from big corporations.
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8:34am on April 16th, 2013
I was really excited to start earning with e-Rewards. I've taken MANY surveys and finally got my e-Rewards cash to $74.90 (most rewards are available when you have $75).
Now that I am 10 cents away from most rewards, when I click the link from any email I receive from them to take another survey, I'm told the survey has expired. Even if I click the link immediately after the email pops into my inbox, it redirects and is somehow already "expired." 10 cents away people.
If that isn't a SCAM, I don't know what is. I've emailed the company several times to no avail.
Berta Dora Davis, CA
12:58pm on April 15th, 2013
Not worth it. Like many reviewers stated, their rewards are too low and I would call it fraud: They tell you you will earn 6 Dollars when you participate in a survey but what they call a Dollar is not a Dollar. E.g., you need 75 or their "Dollars" to get a 25 Dollar gift card. So really a Dollar is just 1/3 of a Dollar. They should be fair and correct that mistake. Also, often they tell me after 10min of answering questions with sensitive information such as income, banking and insurance, that I don't qualify for the survey and will only get 25cents. Not fair.
TigerMomma Kansas City
11:03am on April 10th, 2013
The selection of rewards that I am offered is not so great. How many magazine subscriptions does one person need?
3:10pm on March 28th, 2013
Concerned about what e-rewards does with personal information. I keep getting notice of a survey, click through and find a single question (clearly for e-rewards profile). A little sneaky to my mind and realize what a profile they are building on my personal tastes, opinions, and habits.
Color me concerned.
11:34am on March 28th, 2013
I have been a member of e-Rewards for years, and used to enjoy the surveys and rewards. I usually qualified for the full survey at least 80% to 90% of the time, and felt that the rewards were reasonably priced in "rewards dollars". However, for at least the last year, I seldom qualify for the full survey, regardless of the fact that I've spent 5 to 15 minutes giving them information and opinions, so I receive .10 to (rarely) .25 - which is worth approx. .05 to .12 in redemption value - for my time. Why do they want the opinions of someone whose time is worth so little? In addition, I used to redeem for American Eagle $25 gift cards for my daughter, usually 2 to 4 per year, and felt that my time was worth spending $45 of my points for her. Now? HA! When I tried to redeem last November, the price had gone to $70 (a 50% increase!), meaning that I had no opportunity to get her a card for Christmas. Apparently, these increases occurred with no warning to anyone. I have written e-Rewards twice about this, receiving no reply whatsoever, other than an acknowledgement that they received my email. Other than the AE gift certificates, I am only offered rewards for airline or hotel points, magazines, spend-money-and-get-a-discount deals, or those ridiculous Restaurant.com rewards. Now I read these reviews and see that others are offered Macy's, Target, Starbucks, Express, iTunes and Gamestop giftcards!! e-Rewards is nothing like it used to be, and I will never recommend them to anyone again. I will also be contacting the Better Business Bureau, my state Attorney General's office, and that of the state where e-Rewards is located. I hope that all the others who've posted here and are dissatisfied will follow suit. It's the only way I know of that companies like this can be held accountable for taking advantage of people.
12:12pm on March 25th, 2013
E-rewards jacked up the price for GameStop cards. I had racked up a little over $75 in this last quarter and was going to get my $25 GameStop card for the $50 e-Rewards points and thought I was going to be way ahead for the next quarter for card #2 for this year when I discovered that they jacked up the price! WTF!
Bertha Salt Lake City, UT
4:37pm on March 21st, 2013
I appreciate the opportunity to give my opinion about e-rewards. Even though I have found it to be true that you can earn credits by doing surveys through this site, I'm giving it the lowest rating possible, because my inbox has been flooded with spam since joining. I know its e-rewards, because it is my work inbox that is being flooded, not my personal inbox. Normally, the spam filter at the company server weeds this stuff out, but suddenly I am receiving all this business spam (as opposed to porn/product spam). Somehow they know my name, title, role, etc. That is specific information that e-rewards requires. It is getting through the corporate spam filters because they are sending it to my correct address and using my full name and title. So basically, if you are a legitimate professional, don't sign-up unless you want your professional information exploited.
6:09am on March 21st, 2013
I have no problem with e-rewards. In fact, my overall experience with them has been positive. If I don't qualify for a particular survey, I most often know within a minute or two, and I am immediately given the partial reward. In the past year or so, I have "earned" two $50 iTunes cards which were mailed promptly. I have a good spam filter, so am not concerned with spam. It only takes a couple of minutes to flush the spam folder.
6:54pm on March 20th, 2013
After a few months of doing surveys I accumulated over $100 in e-rewards "cash". On November 14th I redeemed the cash for 30,000 Gamestop points. It said to allow 2-4 weeks so after 30 days with no Gamestop points I reported the problem. After a week and no response I did it again, still no response. I found a number online and called and was told they have to notify another department, then the problem was supposedly getting fixed, please allow 2-4 more weeks. To make a long story short, after about 5 months, dozens of phone calls and emails, I still have not received my reward. Basically they applied my points to someone else's account and refuse to reissue.
Another big problem with them is with some of the surveys. They will tell you an amount, say $6 for example, for completing the survey, and maybe 25 cents if you don't qualify. The problem you run into is after say ten or fifteen minutes of answering their questions, you pretty much did the survey, but it then decides to tell you "sorry you dont qualify". Waste of time!
4:49am on March 13th, 2013
I've been a member for a year now. It's site is very strange-I keep getting asked to do a survey but when I click on the link, I'm told I have already done it.This happens a few times with the same survey. Personally, I don't don't think they're worth the time.
1:47pm on March 11th, 2013
I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or not, but as I get close to a cash redemption point, I stop receiving surveys to take. I'm less than $4 from the $145 needed for $50 gift cards and haven't seen a survey for over a week. This happened last year as well when I neared this point.
12:20am on March 10th, 2013
Looks like a lot of people here don't know how to read fast. And a lot of people here are new to "online survey taking". E-rewards is legit. No, you won't qualify for every survey, but that's just how it is. "Oh *whine whine whine* I'm not getting enough free money!". Grow up.
James Donnelly London on
10:56am on February 24th, 2013
I followed your instructions to change my password and it does not work
Moon Yeung Sausalito CA
7:55pm on February 22nd, 2013
OK - I'm reporting back. E-rewards is still unhelpful and unresponsive. I have lost $130 worth of hard-earned E-rewards points (probably about a year's worth of survey-taking) and there is not one human being, representative or agent to help me. You can't get in contact with anyone, no way to talk to a representative, no way to make a simple error on their part right. There is a phone number to call the magazine reward division, misleading, only button-pressing options, no way to talk to a real person, a representative, to straighten this out. Perhaps the anti-Obama 'push-poll' they ran during the political campaigns gives a clue - a Texas-based company that treats its information providers - us - like pawns with no right of appeal. Caveat emptor, friends.
12:48pm on February 22nd, 2013
I'm going to give this website a 1 because they are very deceptive. Why do you advertise that you're going to pay a certain dollar amount to complete a survey, and then when it's time to cash in your money for gift cards, your money is worth much less than what you thought. For example, if you want a $50 gift card, you need to have $100 worth of points. Why not just show exactly how much you are willing to pay, instead of this bait and switch technique?!
On top of that, half of the surveys take the majority of the allotted time to tell you that you don't qualify and you're then paid $0.25, which means you just wasted 20 minutes and got paid about $0.10 or less!
6:09pm on February 21st, 2013
The rewards have become lame. Macy's is no longer with them. I tried for an amazon card or
Issa hut card neither were available. Wish they had high quality reward partners. It seems like the rewards get worse and much less desirable.
Moon Yeung Sausalito CA
9:21pm on February 12th, 2013
E Rewards seems to have changed. Perhaps another company took it over? They have not fulfilled my reward - and they have not replied to my courteous email inquiries - for two weeks so far.
More disturbing, this autumn I got a survey that was what I understand is really a 'push poll'. There were questions about how strongly one disagrees with President Obama - with no choices available if one agreed with him!!! Disgusted, I left the site without finishing the survey.
Perhaps they don't mind going into the slander business - but it was a shock.
Will report back if I get the promised reward - and if I don't.
Free cell may be a better ethical partner...
3:22pm on February 1st, 2013
I have been a member for years...you need to complete your profile as to the things that interest you so they can send you surveys you qualify for. Sure you don't qualify for all of them but it certainly does NOT take 15-20 minutes to find out if u qualify. Of course it isn't dollar for dollar, that would make no sense but to me the value is fair. I have kept my autistic son in iTunes cards for over a year and it is well worth it, you only need to spend a small amount of time and for me, the rewards build up quick. Give it a try, u might be surprised!
Paul New Orleans
8:52pm on January 22nd, 2013
I get lots of survey emails but this process has become annoying and my complaints to their customer service have fallen on deaf ears. They send a survey offering X points to complete and partial points even if you don't qualify. Recently, more and more of their surveys are disqualifying me AFTER I've spent my valuable time answering many, many questions. My sense is that this has switched to data gathering and I am opting out. It's one thing to kick me out after 3-4 questions, unacceptable to commit my time to 20 or more then be told "we have enough respondents sorry".
7:23pm on January 16th, 2013
Good for getting a few bucks while sitting on the computer in front of the tv - they just upped the points needed for the rewards and did it without saying anything so that was disappointing. I get about $100 year worth of macy's cards
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