American Consumer Opinion Reviews and Features

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American Consumer Opinion

604 Ave H East, Arlington, Texas  76011 US
Tel: 1-800-262-5974   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by: Decision Analyst, Inc

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PAYMENTS OFFERED

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

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REDEEMING REWARDS

Minimum of 1000 points ($10.00) required to request a cash payment.

American Consumer Opinion, also known as ACOP, is a research powerhouse. They have paid out 35 million dollars in rewards to 7 million members worldwide who have taken over 20 million surveys.

The American Consumer Opinion panel was originally created by Decision Analyst in early 1986. Decision Analyst is a member of the BBB and holds memberships with many prestigious marketing associations.

How ACOP Works

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Join to Take Surveys and More

Take paid surveys and participate in product tests and focus groups with American Consumer Opinion. Join the site by navigating to the ACOP website and become a member by creating an account using your Facebook, Google, or Apple account, or simply your email address.

Once you have entered a few personal details, you will be sent a confirmation email to the email address you registered. After you’ve completed this, you will be transferred back to the American Consumer Opinion dashboard and you will see a list of surveys you’ll be eligible to take.

Participate to Earn Rewards

Every survey you see listed on ACOP's website will show the number of points you can earn for completing it. You can either log in regularly to the website to check for new survey opportunities, or opt in to receive emails whenever a new survey becomes available. Alternatively, you may provide your cell phone number in order to be notified by text when a new paid survey becomes available.

Once you've participated in just $10 (1000 points) worth of online surveys, you can redeem your points for a cash reward or a gift card of your choosing.

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Payment and Rewards

Rack up Points

Each time you take a survey, you will earn points for your opinions. Screener surveys (short surveys) are worth between 5 – 50 points, or an entry into a monthly draw, and are 20 questions or less. Longer surveys offer points ranging from 100 – 5,000.

Points Value: 1,000 points = $10.00. 1 ACOP point therefore equals 1 cent.

Great Reward Options

As a panelist of ACOP, you must have a 1,000 point minimum balance ($10 worth) to redeem your points. Once you have reached this minimum, you may redeem your balance for the following options:

  • PayPal: For most countries, use PayPal to cash out your earnings in a simple and easy manner. If you decide to use PayPal as your cash out option, make sure your PayPal email matches the email you used to sign up with American Consumer Opinion.
  • Hyperwallet: Like PayPal, Hyperwallet is a user-friendly payment platform that operates in 170+ countries. Allow 8-12 weeks for payment and receive a confirmation email once your money is available.
  • Sweepstakes Cash Out: Use your points toward sweepstakes entries that give you a chance to win a variety of lucrative prizes. (Note that once a sweepstakes has been entered using your points, you do not get your points back, even if you are not selected as a winner).
  • Charity Donations: Choose to donate your money to a variety of credible charities.
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Survey Taking Experience

American Consumer Opinion Surveys

ACOP offers online surveys to its members that are interesting and quick, with the average survey taking approximately 10 minutes to complete.

In addition to online surveys, participate in other research opportunities such as product testing, focus groups, and judging the newest advertising campaigns. You can expect to receive invitations for participation from American Consumer Opinion several times a year.

Member's Tip! Ensure you add [email protected] to your approved senders list to ensure you receive survey invitation emails in your inbox.

Household Surveys

A few times a year ACOP sends out a survey that pertains to each household. The survey asks what products and services you use on a day-to-day basis. If you participate in this survey, you will be more likely to receive additional future survey invitations, which can translate into earning more points!

Community Features

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Prize Draws

If you attempt to complete a survey but are prevented from doing so (i.e., you are disqualified), you will automatically receive an entry into the Monthly Screener Drawing. Prizes can vary, though they typically consist of $100 Amazon gift cards. Winners lists are published monthly and are accessible directly from your ACOP account dashboard. In any given month, $500 worth of prizes is usually awarded.

Invite Friends to ACOP!

American Consumer Opinion is always looking to grow its family worldwide. If you know a family member, friend or co-worker who would enjoy sharing their opinions in exchange for great rewards, then refer them to ACOP using your unique referral link (available in your account). Each time you successfully refer a new member, you will receive an entry into a monthly draw worth 5,000 points! Currently, recruits from the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and France are permitted.

BBB Accreditation

American Consumer Opinion's parent company, Decision Analyst, is a member of the Better Business Bureau of Arlington, Texas (and has been for over a decade). They maintain a solid BBB rating.

Is American Consumer Opinion Legit or Scam?

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Is ACOP Legit?

American Consumer Opinion is not a scam and is a legitimate online survey panel run by Decision Analyst - a credible market research firm. The ACOP website has been online for more than 20 years and with millions of survey takers worldwide, BBB accreditation and over $35 million in payments issued to members, ACOP is a safe and legit survey site.

Although some users may have varying levels of success with the website (i.e. users outside of Western nations may not be invited very often to complete surveys), it doesn't mean that the panel itself is illegitimate. American Consumer Opinion is available in 11 different languages in over 200 countries.

Eligibility: International members accepted, aged 14+. Limit of one person per household.


American Consumer Opinion Reviews (336)

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4 Star Reviews (29) 8.6
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1 Star Reviews (186) 55.4
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Sorry I joined.

September 17, 2010 by Albert from United States

When I first joined ACOP I received two surveys for $4 each completed them and got paid rather quickly. I thought it was a sign of good things to come. Since then it has been nothing but endless screeners. Finally, after a year of this I asked them to remove me from their list.

NO REPLY

September 17, 2010 by Melinda from United States

I haven't had a problem in the past but now I can't log into my account. Anne Parks informed me that I don't exist even though I have received checks in the mail from them.She said SOMEONE must have deleted my account but I am the only person who uses my email address.I was told to open a new account using another email address and that COMCAST is the problem.But I will lose anything I may have in my account. I tried that and It tells me I will receive an email to complete the registration. But It never comes. I had this same problem before but it was corrected.I have not received a reply to my complaint.

Legit, but hardly any survbeys!

September 17, 2010 by Jeffrey from United States

The incentives here are pretty good, and they are very quick to send out your money once you request it. However, they seem to be very slow. I hardly ever get any survey offers. I'm lucky to get one / month. If things pick up, and they can offer more surveys, this will be a perfect company!

I must need HELP!

September 17, 2010 by Ronald from United States

I have been a member since December 2008 and have not earn any points, money or incentives to date. What am I doing wrong . . . would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you, Ronald

Still waiting for a Survey

September 17, 2010 by Monet from United States

Nothing from them, and I've been with them for 2-3 months. :(

I emailed them about me not receiving any email invites to their surveys-- but I didn't even get an automated response of 'You will shortly'. Come on! All I can say is good luck to you if you're planning on joining.