Become a member of AsKGfK and get the opportunity to influence the products and services that manufacturers and the government will be providing in the future.
In return for your participation, you will receive AskGfK points which can be redeemed for various gift cards and vouchers including highstreet vouchers in the UK.
Formerly known as surveys.com
My experience with askGfK is basically the same as that of other members who have posted reviews here. Last night I finally had enough points to cash out. I knew gift cards were offered and expected Amazon, iTunes or Starbucks cards. I was very disappointed to find out that the rewards offered are completely worthless to me. I wouldn't want to spend all that time for a magazine subscription for instance. That's ridiculous. In the past, I was under the impression that this panel really appreciated my membership, because they once credited my account just for being active and sent me a nice e-mail for my birthday. However, that doesn't make up for their worthless rewards. There are more rewarding survey panels around.
I'm going very back first, when it used to be called Surveys.com, a website that was really crap (you could not find your competed surveys, then I could not login etc), but it was constantly sending me surveys to complete (still as Pam Hughes!).
It took me 1 year to get my points transferred to Maximiles. Then, finally a flimsy reply letting me know that they were having a website makeover and I could redeem my 'new points' directly with them!
So, their website looks much better BUT it does not allow you to see what exactly are these rewards!! Incredible! You first have to reach some redemption no. of points!
According to some feedbacks I read, their catalogue is crap. I emailed them and pointed it out adding that members and potential members have the right to know in advance what their rewards are. Their reply was not very helpful, they appreciated my feedback and will be 'thinking' over it !
I guess it is a good way for them to spend little: keeping respondents 'in the dark' (we don't know what we'll get), then after many completed surveys 'surprise'!
So gfk found a cheap way to refresh their respondents database, some members leave and new ones will join unaware of how badly their time is appreciated.
GFK loves taking advantage of members' time (like with their MediaVew panel).
Unless I know exactly what do I get for my time, it is not for me.
I might have made the error when I signed up for this group. I could swear that I read that the rewards mentioned Amazon gift cards. After a couple of months of taking surveys, I decided to check out their rewards catalog. Hmmm - no gift cards, Amazon or otherwise. Ok, what merchandise do they offer? Oh, there's a Dyson, exactly like the one I purchased at Costco a couple of months ago for slightly over $500. GULP... They want in excess of 400,000 points???? Let's see. I've racked up a little over 7500 points in a couple of months. Oh, GOODIE!!! I can get a $500 vacuum in as little as 114 months of taking surveys. I'm impressed. Not favorably impressed, but seriously impressed.
I gave them 2 stars because their surveys were fun. No one wants to take surveys that are tedious and boring. I don't know anyone interested in getting shafted for their time either.
They send a good amount of surveys, but usually they are long and boring and don't pay enough for the time you spend on them. It takes too long for the credits to build so you can cash out! At this rate, it will take about 2 years to reach cash out level since I have only been a member for about 9 months and only have 1,000 pts saved.
I've worked to reach the cashout amount and I just reached it a few minutes ago. I finally get access to their rewards and I see that the cashout amount isn't even close to enough to redeem for anything. I actually said out loud, "You have got to be kidding me!!!" This was a complete waste of my time...time that I could've been spending on other websites that actually do pay me for my time. I'm not sure I will continue with this site because the rewards they offer either aren't things I want, or they are so absurdly over-priced that I'll never be able to earn enough points to be able to get them.
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