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Rewards-dependent. Amazon vouchers require a 500 point ($5) minimum while Paypal starts at 1000 points ($10)

SurveySpot General Information

Rewards Offered
Surveyspot offers a variety of reward options to its members. This includes airline miles, Amazon e-vouchers, iTunes e-vouchers, and cash paid to member's PayPal accounts.

New members automatically receive an entry into the $25,000 cash sweepstakes. Additional entries are awarded each time a survey is successfully completed.

Surveyspot Instant Win Game
All online surveys offer an instant win play where a member can play a slot machine or scratch card game with a chance to win prizes.

Average Survey Lengths
The time it takes to complete an online survey will vary, however most surveys offered by SurveySpot take between 10-15 minutes to complete.

Rewards Redemption Times
For e-vouchers, generally a member will receive their requested e-voucher within 48 hours of request. For physical vouchers, generally a member will receive it within 10 business days of request.

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"If You Build It, Points Will Flow"
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Yusef

I've been a member of their site for a little over a month now. These are my experiences.


At first, you'll agree with most of the negative comments. They do start out stingy, offering you anywhere from 10-30 points (equivalent to cents) for surveys that usually take more minutes than they give points, but eventually, things take a turn for the better, and I have my suspicions that there are three factors that lead to better surveys:

1) Activity. Whether you qualify or not, taking surveys in their portal will eventually start giving you surveys that offer bonus points. Many will increase the point value by 50%, while others will multiply it anywhere from 2,3, 4, or even 5 times as much as it would have awarded normally. The more surveys you take, the more frequently bonus points are offered.

2) Time. After a month's time, I've found that I seem to be getting surveys with bonus offerings a lot more frequently, and that I also get offered surveys that give over 100 points more frequently. Of course, I'm convinced time works in conjunction with the next factor, which is:

3) Badges. Surveyspot has an achievement system, which they officially refer to as badges. Meeting certain criteria nets you a badge. I suspect the more badges you have, the better the survey opportunities you can get. Combined with the increased frequency of bonus points, this gets to be really enticing.

It took me about two weeks to cash out the first time. At that point, I decided I would casually wait for better paying surveys and ignore the smaller ones while focusing on nicer panels, since the payout was relatively quick. Two and a half weeks later, I have just completed my fourth payout with them. One survey I just took almost instantly gave me enough for the fourth (300 initial points + 650 bonus for a grand total of 950) less than half a day after my third cash out.

Before then, I'd noticed that bigger surveys appeared more frequently and that 100% of the stingier surveys offered bonus points, while a good 85% of the better payouts did the same.

Do not give up just yet: test them out for a couple months and see if your experiences match up with mine.


Because they rely on a portal system, the quality of the surveys you get is luck of the draw. That said, I've had quite a few interesting surveys and a couple product tests through them (where both the initial screener and the follow-up reward a decent amount of points). When the surveys pay well, they usually do so with a very good point/time ratio.

Support and Feedback: Their system is hit or miss here. They do respond within 24 hours, but it's not always favorable. They DO have a survey history page, which makes it a bit easier to keep track of surveys you have an issue with (so long as you remember the survey's ID# and its place in the list, which can change if you revisit attempt to revisit a survey that did not finish properly). That said, their actual contact support button is a little hard to find. It is in the Support section, but you need to look to the left, as it's a rather off-to-the-side button that doesn't readily stand out. They tend to be good for compensation on surveys with smaller payouts that did not credit you. I cannot say for sure the same about their larger payouts. I'm waiting on word for a 500-point survey that did not credit. They said it will take 2-4 weeks before the study closes and they would notify me then. I'll re-edit this part in two weeks after I see their verdict.


A bit rough around the edges, if you take time to cultivate it, Surveyspot is pretty good. They have an acceptable support section (it could use some improvement, though). They pay out well after a month or so of just throwing yourself into the portal, and redemption through paypal is completed in a couple days. Heck, I might even end up increasing their rating in a month or two!

"Tired of this"
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Colin

First off, their points are way too low on average. So today I got a survey with a great number of points and decided to give them another shot. Went through the entire survey. I qualified, did the survey, and it said thanks for completing the survey. It had me enter my address and phone number so they could send me a product to test. It thanked me again for participating...

Then it took me to a page that said "Sorry, you didn't qualify". WTF! I did the WHOLE thing and even agreed to test the product! I'm so tired of these guys.

"You get disqualified after doing 30 MIN surveys."
Monday, August 18, 2014 by Roger

Bad points

They only pay 35 cents a survey on a average..

You get disqualified after doing 30 MIN surveys.

70 % of the time you will not get redirected back to their website to get rewarded.

they will freeze your account for no apparent reason..

Good Points

If you do manage to get to 1000 points they will pay you &10 Paypal.

"the best "
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by mary

I love survey spot I have been a member for many years. They are the best - as soon as you request a payout to paypal it is instantly in your account

"Not impressed."
Monday, July 28, 2014 by Sharon

This one is similar to Opinion Outpost and OpinionWorld. They inundate you inbox with lots of invites but they pay very little per invite. Most of my invites I've gotten pay 20 - 50 cents -- for 20 - 30 minutes? No thank you... Others will pay you better for your time. Also, I've found that they underestimate survey times, where they tell you it'll take you 10 minute for a survey you end up spending 20 or 30 min. (Not all of them, but it's been common enough to be noticeable. Disappointed as it's just not worth my time as much as some of the other sites. After I get to the $10 Paypal cashout, I'm going to close my account. (FYI - To cashout, you need to have a VERIFIED Paypal account -- this means one attached to your bank account.)

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