Valued Opinions is an online survey panel operated by ResearchNow. The panel is available in over 15 languages across more than 20 different countries. Valued Opinions members receive "cash" redeemable for vouchers for each survey they participate in and quarterly cash draws for members are also held.
I have been participating in surveys for Valued Opinions for a couple of years now but for the past few months I regularly find myself more than halfway through their surveys only to be screened out telling me I don't qualify. Other times I can be just as far through a survey only to be told the survey is now closed. I have emailed and emailed their so called customer support but the odd time I receive a response its automated and never do I get a humanly response nor any feedback or sense. I have given up and urge anyone associated with this dishonest and misleading company to be careful, you could be very well wasting your valuable time in the belief you will be rewarded.
I used to LOVE this panel but it has gone downhill very rapidly recently.
I have earned £120 over the last few years in vouchers from them; which is more than any other panel I am linked to.
However, recently you are getting paid less and less for long surveys - 75p for 20 minutes isn't good enough.
Also, the withdrawal minimum used to be £10 for a physical voucher - now it is £10.50 with the extra 50p not coming to you, but going towards postage and packaging they claim. This is ironic, however, as the majority of their vouchers are now e-vouchers!
This leads me to another point: when claiming your voucher: you aren't actually told whether it will be physical or an e-voucher. This had lead to me waiting for the postman then eventually searching through my junk mail to find the voucher.
Lastly, their Facebook page which I've tried contacting them through is a waste of time. For a company that can post new statuses every few days or more often, why does it take them 5 days to reply to my message?!
I actually don't waste my time with this company anymore, which is a shame as it had helped in my teenage years to earn a bit more cash.
Here's the deal: I cashed out a Visa at $60. They gave me 3 virtual Visa codes each for $20. Not one for $60 but 3 for $20 each. So they state that it can only be used for an online purchase for any store. Well, guess what? I went into Home Depot to place an order and at check out you can only use one account number. Now we all know that nothing equals exactly $20 so therefore being that there is only one box at check out for your Visa acct. number, you can't make up the difference with your debit card. You are now stuck with 3 $20 Visa acct. numbers that you can't use online. Not even on the phone. You can purchase something on line for less then 20 but then you have a balance left over that is useless, which means you did a few studies for free. If you continue to do surveys get Macys because at least you get an actual card in the mail and can use us both online and in store. They don't even have paypal. There are so many other survey sites that pay cash or they put it into your paypal.
There was a time when they used to send really good survey. But with time and increase in members they have reduced their survey points by half. Plus their 28 days pledge to credit survey points is very annoying. Also there rewards option are not good.
I am finding an increasing amount of Valued Opinions coincidentally crashing after I have spent 15-30 minutes answering the questions. This implies that the companies want to receive the information for free which is uncalled for an unfair.
After emailing Valued Opinions, this is their reply: "Thank you for the email. While we try to avoid any technical difficulties, there can sometimes be problems with very complicated surveys, with survey link errors or just with internet connection issues. Unfortunately this cannot be resent now. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and hope you do not experience any problems with future surveys."
There is no mention of looking into the problems or saying that they will compensate/reward you for the part completed answers.
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