Participate in various types of research
Inspired Opinions gives its members the opportunity to participate in a variety of different types of market research including online surveys, in-person focus groups, and telephone surveys.
Take lucrative in-person focus groups
Inspired Opinions has over a dozen offices across the US where you could be invited to participate in a live focus group. Look out for these invitations in your e-mail inbox.
Redeem your points for Amazon e-vouchers
Earn Opinion Reward points each time you successfully complete a study. 100 Opinion Reward points = $1. Once your account reaches 1,000 points ($10), you can request an Amazon e-voucher. Denominations range from $5 to $100
In the UK, 100 Opinion Rewards points = £1. You can request rewards when you have 1,000 points (£10) in your account. Denominations range from £5 to £100.
I am not happy with this one. They are an off shoot of Schlesinger Associates which I love because I do in person panels with them. However, their sister program called Inspired Opinions does anything but inspire. You have to build up points to get a reward at a cash out level of 1000 points. In 3 years I have earned enough once for a $10 amazon gift card. Most of the surveys they send to me either have nothing to do with me or I get disqualified. For example, they may want to speak with men who have migraines which is me. Then they say I got disqualified because I do not fit the profile of what they are looking for.
I've been a member of Inspired Opinions for 4 years. During that time I rarely qualified for any of the surveys, but I didn't close my account because I did have a few points and I wanted to get up enough to cash out. I finally got enough points to cash out in February of 2015, so I cashed out for an Amazon gift card. Shortly after that I received a call from a rep at Schlesinger that I qualified for a webcam interview with a reward of $100. I completed the interview March 20, 2015. I have not yet received my reward. I have attempted to contact Schlesinger once a week since early May to see if they were going to reward me, but emails go unanswered and when I call they just hang up.
I have been "stuck" on 955 points for months. All of a sudden, the survey opportunities with InspiredOpinions stopped. I wonder. Seems like they just used me so they could make money, but right before I was able to cash out, i.e. right when I was just 5 points shy of cashing out, the surveys stopped. That is really low of them to do that to me. To everyone, I would not join InspiredOpinions. Watch out.
It's really sad to see how Inspired Opinions has turned out. Of course everyone knows they are owned by Schlesinger and Associates. Now personally I have always considered Schlessinger's one of the premier places in the Phoenix Area for in person focus groups (having done more than I can count) Now emails go unanswered every time not once or twice. Cashing in your tokens is nothing less than a joke, and again that has been the last 3 times I have cashed some not just once. I used to feel bad leaving bad reviews but every time I did I always made sure I told the truth, I never felt guilty again, I could go on and on but I am sure each and everyone of you has been there.
I have been a member of that panel yrs and never got to do an in-person until last yr. Last yr I spent two hrs answering questions at their office and was paid $125. Then for the next few months I qualified for other things until they found out that I had recently done a study with them, and that got me disqualified (4 times). This yr I qualified for a $100 study. I called them two hrs before I was set to arrive and asked them how to get to the parking garage. The woman said that I should go to their office address, and the garage where they validate parking is just down the street. She said that she couldn't give me a street address for the garage. So I went to their office building and drove a little further down and there was a garage. I drove in and asked the attendant where I should park for Schlessinger Associates. He told me to park at the bottom floor. I did the study, and presented my parking card and they said it was the wrong garage and they would not validate it. I told them that I'd asked for directions and followed what they'd told me; he said that the garage I'd parked in was across the street, not down the street. He further said that in the contract they emailed me it said to use the Back Bay Garage -- the one I pulled into didn't seem to have a sign on it. I had to then ask for my Visa check card so I could leave and rush back to my car. I had to pay $28.
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