Mindfield Online is an online survey panel operated by McMillion Research. Mindfield and McMillion Research are active members of some of America's largest marketing associations. Survey panelists of Mindfield Online receive cash awards as well as entries into cash prize draws in exchange for their online survey participation.
I have been with Mindfield for years and have only cashed out a few times, but recently completed a month long product test that was worth $30. They are pretty slow at turning pending surveys into completed surveys, but I had been checking daily and noticed that my pending surveys had turned into "not credited". After reading the reviews about customer service, I felt defeated already. I sent an email anyway, asking what the issue was and to my surprise, the next morning I received a reply that the full $30 had been credit to my account. I requested a cash out to my Paypal account moments later. I am very, very pleased and have some faith restored in Mindfield.
I make copies of all my pending payment surveys to make sure I get the payment, but when I look at the list after a while the pending is gone and it says "not credited". But I completed the survey. I don't like the implications. Their excuses are flimsy at best.
I wondered why my credit hasn't shown up and went to web site and found out that all the last surveys I completed were disqualified for some reason and I was never notified by Mindfield. Waste of time - they get the data and then disqualify to save money for themselves.
I joined Mindfield a long time ago, and recently rejoined. They've just recently added a "personal survey cloud" where you can try for surveys housed outside Mindfield, but I seldom qualify for those. Qualifying for Mindfield is hit or miss, but there's enough of surveys to make up for that. So, as some other people have said, it does sometimes take a while for your survey amounts to post as earned instead of pending. The survey amounts are most commonly between .50 and $3, and you can cashout starting at $5, which is nice. So, I went to cashout $25 the other day, and it showed up in my Paypal account the next day! I've never had a cashout happen that fast, and it's my first with them, so I don't know if it's a fluke or not, but I do recommend them.
I have been with them for two months and I have made $1 and if that isn't bad enough, it's still in pending status! Recently they have started sending me a lot of surveys, for which I never qualify, I ended up just wasting my time on them.
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