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Vindale Research


Vindale Research is an online company that takes an interesting approach to market research and online surveys.  They advertise payouts of $5 - $75, a rate considerably higher than most competitors and state that customers will be evaluating products and services.

So what's the catch? No company is paying over twenty dollars for online surveys, so how can Vindale Research make such claims?

What they really do is have members sign up for various product trial offers then pass on some of their commissions to members.  After which they send out a stock survey which gives the appearance that you are actually providing valuable feedback.

This operation is legal but a bit deceptive as it's really not market research and the payouts that they advertise are cleverly inflated.  For example they might present you with an offer to try out an online dating site for ten days.  The dating site charges $30 for the trial period and when you're done Vindale Research pays you $45.  Thus they can say that they paid you $45 yet you only made $15.

The other major source of complaints and confusion is with many of these trial offers.  If you don't closely read all cancellation policies and terms of agreement you might find yourself signed up for a costly monthly service that you never even wanted.  So before signing up for any trials find out exactly how long you have to cancel and by when you have to return any shipped products.

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Average Rating is 2.17 out of 5 based on 142 reviews.

Paul   boca raton

10:32am on August 6th, 2010 

I try to sign in at Vindale but the sign in page just keeps coming back over and over and over!I try to contact them with the phone number they provide but its all automated!I can't email them cause they say you should read their FAQ first,so I click that and it takes me back to the sing in page AGAIN!!

Valdirene   Florida

11:08am on July 7th, 2010 

This website is nothing but a big big scam,It makes you sign up for other business to get paid that way they get all your credit cards information home phone and address all over the net be ware. Its really a good Idea to give all your information online because you will may gain 5 dollars?

Mark R.   CA

2:10pm on April 22nd, 2010 

Here's my review of Vindale - Let me start off with YES, I've gotten paid. They are more like a get-paid-to site rather than a survey site, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. While a lot of 'surveys' do require you to purchase something, I also get a handful of surveys that are totally free.

If you really break Vindale down you can categorize it into different groups.

1) Surveys/Evaluations - Some require credit cards, some don't, but the payouts to you are very high. Much higher that other 'survey sites'.
2) Studies - These are all free and pay out a buck. The downside is I haven't qualified for many.
3) Vindale Deals - Cash back shopping. They list brand name stores and when you do your shopping through Vindale, they give you a small percent cash back to your account.
4) Reward Mail - Vindale pays you to open and read the email they send you. You get .05 for opening and .05 for clicking on the ads in the email.

Sooo... While there are different ways to get paid through Vindale for free, it may take some time. They only pay out in $50 increments. If you're not shy about throwing down your credit card for products you really might use, than you'll reach that $50 in no time. They also pay you $5 for each person you refer to their site. If you have time on your hands you should try them and just do the free stuff. If you looking to get rich, then I suggest finding a real job. Good luck

Donna   Boulder CO

2:54pm on April 12th, 2010 

They claimed to pay money for input on surveys, but the first survey they sent me asked for my SS# and my credit card number -- two things that I absolutely would not give out in a survey!

C   North Carolina

5:29pm on March 21st, 2010

I thought it 'sounded too good to be true'
I'm glad I investigated 1st.so I didn't get burned...Who has time to keep up with the 'fine print' of the offers

Anastasia   Ca

10:49am on February 23rd, 2010 

Credit card required... Not good! Not sure about the affiliate program.

Alex   Keller TX

9:55pm on February 21st, 2010 

If you try and call them, it is the voice of the same guy for all 3 options, and no way to reach a real person. This reeks of Nigerian internet scam. Any company that wants your credit history first is fishy. I saw the add on a local job hunt site. I'm just glad I never followed through.

Lindsey   Montana

8:30pm on February 15th, 2010 

This website is a scam! I followed all of the directions did the surveys and waited.... and waited.... finally emailed customer support and asked why in the world my surveys payment was still pending and their reply was it takes 7 to 10 business days to go through.... When I replied with Yeah well it's been a month I received no response. Oh by the way it's almost been a year and it's still pending. Dont waste your time!

matt   Illinois

6:56pm on February 5th, 2010 

I never got paid. Don't get burned by vindale.

Anonymous   Location unknown

9:21pm on January 28th, 2010 

SCAM Read all the one star comments!after more then one year and many lost Hours I have one word for vindale ,,,,,,,,SCAM,,,,,,,,

Kisha Seawright   Ohio

10:48am on November 1st, 2009

I have done three surveys for this company and my account balance is for $70.00. But my account keeps saying that it's pending. How am I to get paid if my account is pending? The surveys are very quick and easy, but you just don't get paid when you're suppose to.

Bernadine Carroll   Denver,Colorado

5:36pm on October 21st, 2009 

I am a new member of Vindale and I have just received my first $50. check. I am now a true believer of Vindale. I am sending a picture of me holding my first check.

robin lee   north carolina

2:26pm on September 18th, 2009 

they make you think you are going to be paid once you hit 40$ do they think we are stupid? NEVER USE YOUR CREDIT CARD!!!

robin lee   north carolina

2:24pm on September 18th, 2009 

just another scam who make people out of work feel even worse about themselves. you will never see a check. i hope these people rot in hell just like the other scams.

M.Ferris   New York City

2:22pm on August 10th, 2009 

i have completed many surveys for this vindale company and have not received any payments for these services.

they should practice what they preach and pay people
for the service rendered.
this practice is dishonesty and taking advantage of honest people
thank you for your false promises.

Kathleen   Wenatchee WA

1:29pm on June 22nd, 2009 

I signed up and everything seemed to be going ok but then i tried out this bingo site and i had to deposit $25 and the pay out was $33, but then when i completed it i never got credited now i am out $25, and then they wanted me to fax proof that it was taken out of my account so i did which cost me more money and it has been 8 days and i have herd nothing or got nothing, that is bullsh*t!!!

lisa johnson   missiori

4:10pm on May 20th, 2009 

i have been on this site, and did not get paid at all.

George Serrano   Utah

10:42pm on May 9th, 2009 

I have made so much money with this I made $80 bucks my first 3 days and what not and I didn't even pay for anything thats why i rate it so hi trust homes this shiz works!~

Benjamin Sheldon   London UK

5:49pm on February 14th, 2009 

Hi has anyone found a reason vindales website is down?

I have read most of the comments and was initially alarmed!.... but reading further it seems most of you answer your own questions, obviously vindale and the companies they represent wish you to:

A- enjoy the services they offer and sign up
B- loose track of when to cancel within the free trial periods
C-carry on till one day you do either of the above

this is not unusual with trial offers or freebies from companies, trouble with this website if your not careful is you end up like me racing ahead signing over your details and rushing to the next one without making decent notes of exactly when to cancel, how to cancel, how long to leave your deposit with the company before its validated etc

now having said all this and taking the four star side vs the one star side, i haven't actually been paid yet and i was up to $130+

now i will double check my notes on all the companies ive signed upto so far and cancel them early as a precaution, check my net bank and pray this all blows over otherwise im joining you guys on the zero star team!

Deborah   Washington (USA)

7:16am on January 20th, 2009

The internet, I have found is the greatest resource imaginable--besides prayer and communication. One of my primary resources for business reviews and research is manta and any state corporate filing location over the internet, with public assess. I also am dependent on people like those here on this website; that give their personal experience, which can be a life saver. Thanks to all.

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