Monday, August 15, 2011

Paid Surveys

This spring I started taking some paid surveys in order to try to pay for my internet.  If any of you good readers would like to make a little money for your opinions please contact me and I will submit your email.  I get points for every one of you that signs up.  Right now I have 500 points.  Last month I made $10.  In order to make $10, I had to earn 1500 points one survey at a time.  Each survey was worth a few points and took a few minutes to complete.  Here are the terms and the agreement.  Don't forget to email me if you are interested so I can get credit for your submission.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law.
1. Who Can Earn Reward Points:
Any legal resident of the 50 United States and Washington DC, age 14 or older, who is currently a member of the interactive panel or who joins the interactive panel. Minors under the age of 18 must obtain the consent of their parent or legal guardian in order to earn Reward Points. Employees of Lightspeed Research or their subsidiaries and members of their households or immediate families are not eligible to participate.

2. How to Earn Points: interactive panel members earn Reward Points for the following:

  • 10 Points for joining the panel
  • Up to 1500 Points for taking a survey (depending on length and content)
  • 150 Points for referring an eligible member to the panel
Members earn Points from the time they join the panel until the time they officially decline membership by unsubscribing. Points are accrued on a household basis. That means that if several individuals from one household complete surveys for, Points for completed surveys will be deposited in one account.

3. Point Value:
1,150 Reward Points have a cash value of $10.00. Member accounts below 1,000 Points have no cash value.

4. Point Accrual:
Points will be deposited in the member's account in as little as a few seconds to as much as 3 months after they earn them (for registering, for taking a survey or for referring a new member). Points for registering are usually added in seconds whereas referral Points take longer because the new member must submit the survey that comes with his/her welcome email before Points are awarded. Only one member per household can join, subsequent memberships will be deleted and all Points forfeited.

5. Viewing Points: members can view their current point accounts online after they become a member at the Rewards section of this site. This section of the site is restricted to members only and members must enter user name and password to view Points.

6. Redeeming Points: members can redeem Points anytime they have accumulated 1,000 or more Points. Points may be exchanged for selected merchandise anytime a member has the requisite number of Points. Points must be redeemed online. This section of the site is restricted to members only and members must be logged in with their official user name and password to redeem Points.

Rewards redeemed as charitable contributions are not tax deductible for the individual member. IRS regulations stipulate that the donation must come directly from the donor to be tax deductible.

At present, members have a choice of redeeming Points for a variety of electronically-fulfilled and physical items. Point redemption methods may be added, removed or substituted in the future at the sole discretion of

7. Delivery of Rewards:
Members are responsible for making sure mailing address is correct. An opportunity is provided to supply, edit and confirm name, address, and contact information at the time of reward redemption. Furthermore, or its incentive provider will mail prizes/merchandise only to legal U.S. addresses located with the 50 United States and Washington DC.

8. Point Redemption at Termination of Panel Membership:
Panel members who terminate membership will forfeit all Points in their Reward Points account. Those who wish to terminate panel membership and have Points in their account may choose to redeem any available Points provided they have sufficient Points for reward redemption. Redemption options start at 1,000 Points. Any point redemption must be done prior to officially unsubscribing. Those who have Points in their account at termination forfeit all Points. New panel members who do not respond to their first survey invitation (sent via email shortly after joining) or any of the reminders will be assumed to have registered in error. Membership will be deactivated and Points will be forfeited 2 weeks after the third email. Other panel members who have not responded to five or more consecutive survey notifications will be contacted via email to ascertain their interest in continuing membership. If no response is obtained from the panelist within 2 weeks of notification, will assume the member wishes to cease participation, the membership will be deactivated and all Points will be forfeited.

9. Program Duration/Program Modification: reserves the right to terminate or modify the Reward Points Program at its discretion at any time. Modifications may include (but are not limited to) additions or deletions to the list of ways Points may be earned or modifications to point values for existing methods of earning Points. will alert its membership via email about any changes on or before the effective date. Such changes will also be posted on the relevant pages of the website on or before the date of implementation.

10. Limits of Liability: and its incentive providers have no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind that result from acceptance, possession, or use of any Reward Points, their cash value or merchandise redeemed with Reward Points. and its incentive providers are not responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected prizes or merchandise sent to panel members.

11. Member Responsibilities:
Members are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any tax liabilities incurred.

12. Official Rules:
For a hard copy of the Reward Points Program official rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a written request to:
P.O. Box 474
Toledo, OH 43654

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