Open to Canadians 14+ only.
For a month now I have been screened out of most surveys after answering a dozen content questions - that is in addition to the demographic questions (age, location, income, etc). It does not seem fair to get nothing for nearly 10 minutes of filling out a survey. All the small surveys are also unavailable because they already have enough respondents by the time I get the invitation eMail. This month (May 2015) I only completed one survey for 200 points. Usually I would complete at least one a week. At least they still have gift certificates available instead of chances to win a prize.
I've been with Web Perspectives for quite a few years and it's becoming more and more difficult to actually finish a survey without getting screened out. More times than not, I've been screened out after spending 5-10 minutes or more answering questions. That is very upsetting. You also get nothing for that time you spent. Other survey sites that I'm on at least give you sweepstakes entries for monthly draws. I've never won on these entries but some people do win, it's just the luck of the draw. With Web Perspectives it takes awhile to accumulate points in order to cash them in for something. Now, according to what it says on their website, they've temporarily removed gift cards, which I am not happy about. Most surveys I get say that the duration time is 20-30 minutes and I know I'll get screened out so I just delete them, what's the point? The shorter surveys say that they've filled their quota for surveyors and you aren't able to take part in them most of the time. These are usually about 5-10 minutes and you get about 100 points but you rarely get them. I may stop being part of the panel altogether.
Maybe it was good at one point but surveys take a long time to get through and they don't pay very well, customer service is non-extent, takes about 3-4 weeks to get an answer if you end up getting one, they do pay out when you get enough points though, and they do send surveys often but they don't pay well
While the surveys seem to be good and points are good, the rewards are limited and points accumulated take forever to be added to account.
I joined Web Perspectives because like other panels, they had regular survey opportunities, a reasonable payout threshold and offered cash rewards (in this case PayPal) in payments of $10.00 each.
At first getting a $10.00 PayPal payment cost you 1000 points, though you could only redeem this reward (or any other) six or seven times during the week.
Then without warning they discontinued offering PayPal. A customer service Email query indicated that they may do so at their discretion. After a few months of waiting they reinstated PayPal rewards, but then they cost 1200 points.
Now they discontinued offering PayPal for the second time and no word when they'll reinstate it and how many points to redeem it.
If you don't mind getting Chapters/Coles/Indigo or Cinelex gift cards, go for it. If you prefer cash, forget it.
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