Harris Poll offers their members the opportunity to earn gift cards in exchange for their participation. Once you earn 1250 points (worth $10), you can request an e-gift voucher from places like Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, Walmart, ESPN, and more.
Get points for disqualifications
If you attempt to complete a survey, but are disqualified in the process, you will receive 15 HIpoints as well as an entry into the HIstakes draw. As well, you will be offered the opportunity to try qualifying for other available surveys.
Online surveys typically take anywhere between 15-20 minutes to complete. Short surveys will take around 5 minutes, and very long ones are around 25 minutes. These reasonable survey lengths will keep your attention and prevent you from getting bored too quickly!
Participate in a variety of different research
Like most survey panels, Harris Poll offers online surveys, but they also offer their members the opportunity to participate in things like focus groups (chatroom style or even bulletin board style), in person focus groups, telephone surveys and direct mail assignments. It is always your choice whether or not you'd like to participate in these special opportunities. Alternatively, you might be contacted to download software to your computer or mobile phone, again, for special research assignment purposes.
Rewards processing times
Redeem your rewards and receive them within 15 business days. They will be sent to your e-mail account.
Chance to win $10,000 every quarter
HarrisPoll gives away a $10,000 USD prize every quarter to one lucky winner in their Histakes - the Harris Poll Online Sweepstakes. Entries are received when being disqualified for surveys, as well as for things like short surveys that may not award points. Winners names are published on the HIstakes winners page and this list is kept up to date.
Eligibility: USA/Canada residents must be 13+ to participate. Users from other countries must be age 14+.
Now I do not rate the company as high as I used to because they don't send as many surveys as they used to. Whereas before I'd get to finish a decent amount of surveys, now they bump me off a lot more often. I hardly ever hear from them anyway. Surveys are usually okay when I do get to do them, except that now they, like so many other survey companies, send you surveys from other companies as well. I hate this. For one thing the other companies, most of them, are really bad but you cannot easily complain about not enough choices or whatever -- it's like they do NOT want to hear from a survey-taker if they have a complaint. Like all the rest of the companies it takes a long time to get enough points, but at least eventually you can get cash if you choose.
I signed up for them about 3 months ago, and have so far cashed out for 20 dollars in Amazon credit. Both have credited within 24 hours, and both have worked fine.
I have not run into any particular issues with their surveys, either. Still, I think I will toss this one after my next redemption, as it just doesn't feel worth my time. All their surveys go through samplicio.us, which waste a ton of your time asking a jillion stupid qualifying questions, and of the surveys I've gotten into the meat of, I don't think a single one of them was remotely interesting, and they don't pay that well, either (their longer surveys pay 100 points, which *sounds* decent, but is actually about 80 cents.) So I don't think I'll bother for much longer, I've got enough better sites to use instead at this point, I don't need to keep the mediocre ones around.
They never respond to support requests, either. Like, *literally* never. I originally signed up for this one because I had heard it was decent for finding paid product review opportunities, and indeed in the beginning I did get a couple surveys asking if I would be interested (I said yes, obviously). Then I noticed my profile on their site didn't include my apt #, which would be required for anyone to send me a package. You can't edit that, you have to contact them and request that they do it. I contacted them once a couple months ago, then a couple more times over the following couple weeks. It still doesn't have a unit #, but that's fine, as I also haven't seen any surveys asking if I'd be interested in product tests in about that long, either.
I don't know about everyone else, but I absolutely love Harris Poll Online! It's fast, easy, simple, and sometimes you get to go on virtual shopping trips. I love this, it's like a job to earn rewards and to get free stuff pretty much. I'm on my way to earning an e-card if I stick with it. I've been on Harris Poll for thirty days now, and I must recommend it for people who would like to take survey's and give their full blown opinion on different things. This job has everything I'm looking for, I wouldn't use any other polling service unless it's exactly like Harris Poll. Harris makes polling fun and enjoyable, I'm trying to get my friends to use it, and I'm sure they'll get the hang of it.
Easy to use
You'll get your reward
Service is helpful and friendly
you get exactly what you want
it's like a mini job
Don't expect to gain up to a thousand points over night it takes time
no other cons.
I was a member of this site a couple of years ago. It took very long to earn enough to cashout. Months to get to the minimum 20 or 25 cashout at the time I think. I just used it as a backup to my other panels. Of course when I finally earned enough they sent me a code that did not work. i contacted cs who sent me on a confusing mission through a couple of other websites to get a new code. When i finally figured out what to do i get a message my code had already been redeemed kept contacting cs but they never responded to half a dozen emails. I never got my Barnes and Noble Card that was supposed to be A Christmas Gift for someone. Avoid this site
I've been a member for about a year now, but I've realized that sometimes you don't always receive the points you should get. I've emailed them, but they want the invite for survey. The problem with that is once you take the survey, you can no longer open it. When you do, it says "You've already completed this survey". So I can't find the right one. I have a lot of points and was waiting to buy several gift cards at once, but after reading these reviews, I'm a little nervous!
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