Legit or Scam?
is an online market research company that
offers participants cash and sweepstake
entry rewards for completing opinion
surveys. Currently, the opportunity is
available to folks eighteen and over living
in the US, Canada, or the UK.
SurveySpot pays out between $2 to $10 per
completed survey, and since 2001 they've
reported paying out over twelve million
dollars in cash and prizes to their members.
The panel itself is relatively simple to
use, and once you create your account you
will begin to receive surveys by email.
The good thing about SurveySpot is that
the emails they send out include critical
information about each survey. For
instance they will let you know the subject
matter, estimated time of completion, and
the reward format.
That last aspect is very important, since
SurveySpot pays out in cash and in Instant
Win Game tokens. This allows members
that only want to do for cash surveys to
skip prize paying studies. However,
sometimes it's worth completing a non-cash
survey because there's a chance for a follow
up cash offer.
One thing that SurveySpot members
appreciate is that in most cases when they
don't qualify for a survey they still get a
sweepstakes entry or Instant Win Game token
simply for trying. This is a nice
touch since this happens to almost everyone
at least once.
SurveySpot pays out its members via check
but you can only request one if you have at
least $5 in your account. There are
some time delays and it can take up to six
weeks for a cash reward payment to be
deposited into your SurveySpot account and
another 2 to 4 weeks for your check to
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7:24pm on November 24th, 2013
okay I hae been with surveyspot for almost 2 years now and I have loved it so far. it gets crazy sometimes with all the stuff you go through like doing a survey for 20 minutes and only finding out "you didn't qualify" its very upsetting. and today ive just had enough, I finally worked up 1000 points and went to cash out into my paypal account. it was going smooth and even let me put in my paypal info then when it went back to the survey spot page I expected to see the confirmation page instead it says YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN FROZEN FOR DATA ISSUES" I am livid because I wasted my time for days getting up to 1000 points. I know it only 10 measly dollars but I put in my time for that to just get canceled...I will report if they do not answer to my emails....anyone had any luck with them responding or fixing accounts?
3:36pm on October 7th, 2013
To begin, this is absolutely the best thing that ever happened to me.I have been with SurveySpot for three years now, and I am just completely shocked on the total amount of money I have made over the years.I would make $1 per survey and usually would qualify for 5 surveys totaling to $5 per day.Unfortunately, they bumped surveys down to .75 cents just about week ago.As for the past years, I have made just about $1000.I rate them the way I did because they kick me out many times,wasting my time, and there would be some days when I get no surveys, especially on the weekends.I also rate them this way because I have my account terminated for the second time.This makes me very unhappy, as it is currently terminated and they are taking long to respond to my concern which was about five days ago.I hope for the best that I will get my account activated once again, as I do have $20 in the account currently.I just don't know if I'll ever get it.Lastly,since I do know that they usually only give .10 per survey, I would not recommend using this website, or you'll be ripped off!
7:02pm on September 30th, 2013
I do not recommend this site at all. Here's how it works, you are given surveys to fill out after signing up. For each survey you can either get points ranging from 10-100 or a prize entry that you will likely not win. You must get 500 points to get a prize but lets face it if your doing this you probably want money ($10 is the least amount) or the only other somewhat decent prize which is an iTunes card for $10. For both of these you need at least 1000 points. It will take you forever to reach this goal. 75% of the surveys you will spend 5 minutes filling out and the beginning of it only to be told that you do not qualify and not to worry because though you don't get your points you get entered in the drawing still... Then as other people have stated they make you update your profile which asks you so much personal info about yourself it is disgusting, it makes you wonder if they really use this to help find you surveys since you get so many you can start but soon don't qualify for. I didn't even reach the $10 mark before canceling my account. Never going back.
12:22pm on August 23rd, 2013
STAY AWAY FROM SURVEY SPOT!!! DON'T WASTE YOU'RE TIME! For the teeny few dollars you "might" make it's definitely NOT WORTH YOUR TIME! They are a rip-off. Basically, they get lots of information from survey takes for free...no reward...or a measly prize draw entry...you get disqualified after taking a survey for 20 minutes...just to tell you that at the end. It takes forever and a year to get 10 points. I DROPPED THEM LIKE A HOT POTATO when they asked if I had a WebCam...and if I'd be interested in using it to take an interview. I had to read questions and then answer them talking to the Web Cam. I did this and it took me 25 or more minutes. I did not see anybody, but they could see me. AND believe me...I am not one to usually do that sort of thing. It was my thoughts and opinions about on-line dating sites. I WAS NOT REWARDED FOR THIS IN-HOME INTERVIEW WHATSOEVER!!!! I contacted them several times and expressed my frustration...only for some customer service person to meekly say they will look into it. NEVER DID GET REWARDED MONTHS AFTERWARDS! NOT WORTH IT,PEOPLE,STAY AWAY! Go to survey companies that WILL pay! Sign up with their sister site OPINION OUTPOST....they are the best out there, payment is instant, and you get into a LOT of surveys!!!! YEAH OPINION OUTPOST! Hard to believe they are even connected to Survey Spot!!
9:31am on May 18th, 2013
They give me surveys and I take the questionnaire. It says I am accepted to take the survey, then after answering 20 mins. of questions, it shuts off the survey and says I the survey is not right for me. I just got done taking one about facial products where I answered at least 40-50 questions, then it ended and gave me no points. It does this a lot! Also, every few survey it says I need to update my profile which makes me answer like 30 or more questions every time. I wasted like 50 mins on there today for 10 points. Maybe it's because I am getting near 1,000 points, I don't know but it seems like a waste of time.
8:22am on May 17th, 2013
I started taking surveys with them recently. Many times you answer a bunch of questions and then they say the survey isn't right for you and they give you no points, just an entry for something. Also, once you need 1,000 points in order to cash it in for a $10 card, BUT once you get to a certain number of points they keep saying that you need to update your profile, which means you have to go through a list of about 10 different things where they ask you a list of questions. I updated it and it still kept saying I needed to update it. I wrote to them, they said you can only take 5 surveys per day and to try the next day. I tried the next day, went through at least 10 different attempts to start a survey, they kept saying this survey is not for you. After about 20 mins of attempts, it went right back to saying I need to update my profile. I wasted all that time, got no points, and now they expect me to update my profile again, which takes about 15 mins, even though I just updated it yesterday. I think it's because I am at almost 800 points.
1:10pm on March 17th, 2013
I have only used Survey Spot for about five weeks. I signed up after a long and positive experience with Opinion Outpost. I got to 900 points out of 1000 needed for cashout in the first week, but in the month since that point have not been offered a single paying survey. I have attempted to complete some of the unpaid (well, sweeps entry only) surveys to see if they will lead to paid surveys, only to either screen out or be bombarded with an additional 2-3 unpaid survey invitations daily or both. It may just be my luck, I couldn't say for sure, but in the same time frame I've cashed out over $20 from their sister site without any problems whatsoever. I think I'll cut my losses at this point and stick with Opinion Outpost.
pat ford austin, tx
7:11am on March 16th, 2013
I have spent way too much time in which they collected valuable information, but at the end I was bumped out. This company is a scam as far as participating, but they obviously make a great deal of information on the information they gather. Don't be a chump.
Vincent Mascaro Philadelphia, PA
10:05am on February 28th, 2013
Survey spot is definitely not a scam. I have cashed out exactly 106.00 in only a 4 month period. They pay out once you hit $10.00. Anything more (11.00,12.00) can also be paid out as long as it is over the ten dollar threshold. They do not pay $2 to $10 per survey as I read above. They reward by usually 50 point intervals. (20 surveys=10.00) In some cases they also, rarely, offer 100,300,500 point surveys as well. Literally after going through site after site this is the most legitimate one.
Craig Fair Oaks, CA
1:47pm on February 26th, 2013
Cashed out using the Amazon Gift Card payout($33.40)and when I went to redeem the gift card it said that it had already been used. What a waste of time. Probably not worth my time and effort to fight this thing.
12:24pm on February 9th, 2013
Just check the Better Business Bureau about the surveyspot business.
maria clark pa
11:05pm on January 18th, 2013
they haven't paid me a dime yet!! they say their using my surveys -to get me more surveys from other companys. so far,my my surveys are the same as they have been. not too many!! I'm pissed!! i really thought you could maybe make just a little money- not a lot,but i didn't actually think i would get ripped off this bad!
Justin South Carolina
10:50am on November 12th, 2012
Took about 7 surveys. Went to take another and got an error screen. It keeps popping up. Now I cannot access my account through their site... Only through my email-links.
8:15pm on October 21st, 2012
I've never been paidfor. Not so far. doing surveys. Get paid ?
Diane New York
12:06am on October 17th, 2012
Every time i tried to take a survey, either just after I entered my personal info it said my zip code was not in their range. I live in NY. Another time I took a survey and they said I did not qualify. It is a scam. I tried to unsubscribe but cannot so I will report them as scam for every e-mail they send me.
Anonymous Location unknown
2:36pm on August 1st, 2012
Not sure this is legit anymore. I've used SurveySpot for a couple of years and you can make a little bit but there are better sites out there. My two biggest problems are 1)they pay you through PayPal but you have to use THEIR LINK to the PayPal sign in page and 2) you often complete a survey (15 to 20 minutes) and then are told you do not qualify for the reward.
I would trust them more if I could log into PayPal from my bookmarked site to get my credit(s).
Anonymous New York City
12:49pm on July 27th, 2012
Totally bogus. My password is not recognized half the time. I have PayPal account but cannot have money sent to it. Total waste of time.
4:36pm on July 21st, 2012
I made about $40 in a few weeks and was happy. Then I started noticing some problems. I started getting error pages in the middle of surveys and after the last question on surveys. It kept happening. I would spend half an hour on a survey, get to the last question, and the error or something similar would pop up before the points could be added to my dashboard. I had completed the surveys.
8:13pm on July 7th, 2012
Purports to be a paid to take surveys site but, after two months of receiving emails from them, I have to conclude they have no intention whatsoever to pay for any survey information. "Payment" is alleged to depend on accumulation of points; most surveys offer no points whatsoever, so, it is easy to know not to participate. However, they just scammed me out of personal information by offering a survey which they alleged to award 600 points, then, after getting personal information from me, claiming I "did not qualify". This is not only venal but stupid because if they had but credited the "points" (which they obviously have no intention of ever honoring), I would not be writing this complaint.
While I was researching sites on which to post this warning, I noticed several "planted" positive reviews, just goes to show the depths to which this outfit sinks.
7:00pm on June 21st, 2012
I started using surveyspot a couple of months ago and earned $20 so far. Today, however, I redeemed 1000 points ($10 via paypal) as I have done in the past, and was told that my account is frozen due to data problems. I emailed them and am awaiting a response. It really angers me that I spent so much time and effort and probably will not be paid. I did receive payment in the past and a couple of free products to evaluate, which was great. Hopefully they will resolve this issue so I can give them a positive review later.
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