Nobody likes to wait, especially when it comes to getting things you’ve already put in the time taking surveys to earn. Be it cash or a gift card, who doesn’t want to receive their earned rewards right away?
There are some online survey panels that pay very quickly once you’ve taken enough surveys to be eligible to request a payment or gift. Survey sites that pay ‘instantly’ are ones that to us, issue rewards within 24-48 hours of request; although some panels may issue a gift card or PayPal payment literally a few seconds after redeeming it, because times can fluctuate due to it being the weekend, a Holiday, etc., we consider “instantly” to mean within a one-two day period.
Instant paying survey sites
Below is a list of survey panels who meet our criteria to be considered instant rewarding survey sites. Again, actual rewards processing times may fluctuate, but the panels below are generally exceptionally good at paying quickly.
|Pinecone Research – No minimums, although you can “bank” rewards if you wish. Get paid when you finish a survey.|
|Opinion Outpost – Get cash by PayPal or Amazon or iTunes e-gift codes when you have $10 in your account.|
|Panel Champ – Receive a PayPal payment or Amazon e-gift code with $12.50 in your account.|
|MySoapBox – Choose from a wide selection of e-gift cards when your account balances reaches $2.|
|Harris Poll Online – 1250 point ($10) minimum balance required to make a request for a variety of e-gift cards.|
|Quick Thoughts – with this mobile app, request an Amazon gift code or an iTunes gift code once your account reaches $10 (or £10 in the UK).|
|OpinionSquare – 1,500 points required to request $5 Amazon E-Card.|
|PaidViewPoint – Get cash paid by PayPal when your account reaches $15.|
|Consumer Village – Earn $5 worth of points required for an Amazon gift voucher redemption.|
|Mindswarms – Receive $50 via PayPal for every study that you complete.|
|Darwin’s Data – No minimums; once you successfully complete a survey, receive an Amazon e-code.|
Why slowpokes even exist
While some survey sites pay lightning-fast, other panels need a few days or even a few weeks to validate responses and issue rewards to their members. These delays are very dependent on the system the panel has in place. They might be using an old set up that requires a person to manually check that surveys have actually been completed, they might need to wait on payment from clients, or they may use a third-party rewards processor who delays things as well.
Survey panels who issue rewards slowly are no less legitimate than ones who pay instantly. The only real difference is your level of patience!