Updated May 19, 2011
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I’ve been a member of MySurvey.com for a while now and I definitely recommend them as reputable and reliable. They seem to work mostly with major manufacturers and service providers, and I’ve received a couple of full-size products to test. They were the type of products I use anyway, so it was like getting something for free that I would have had to buy otherwise.
That’s pretty rare, but I do find myself filling out surveys for them a few times a week. Most of the surveys are qualifiers, which ask some basic questions about me to see if I qualify for a survey. I must not be a desirable demographic, because I don’t get many actual product surveys. However, given how often they ask me about diapers, they seem to need more mothers of children who wear disposable diapers and training pants.
You earn points for each survey, and can redeem the points for prizes or cash payments. You need 1,100 points to request a $10 check, or 2,200 points for a $20 check or Paypal deposit. I’ve never had a problem with receiving payment from MySurvey.
The qualifier surveys give you 5 to 10 points, depending on length. Longer, product-specific surveys give you more points and depend upon the length of the survey. Without referral points, it does take a while to accumulate enough points for a payout, but I do suspect that I’m in a demographic that just doesn’t get a lot of surveys and that others accumulate points a lot faster. On the rare occasion that my points didn’t get credited properly, a quick email via their online contact form has gotten the problem resolved within a couple of days.
MySurvey emails you to let you know that there’s a new survey available so you don’t have to log in every day. As with all legitimate survey companies, MySurvey won’t make you rich, but it’s an easy and simple way to make a few extra bucks.