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FocusGroup.com

The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 1200 Philadelphia, PA  19107
Tel: 800-220-3730  Contact: http://www.focusgroup.com/Contact.aspx
Operated by: Focus Pointe Global

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100 points = $1. Redeem with 2000 points ($20) in your account or after 3 months, even if a $20 balance has not been accumulated.

FocusGroup.com General Information

Focus Pointe Global
Focus Pointe Global's website is for focus groups, paid interviews where as for online surveys it is called "focusgroup.com". At both websites, get paid to share your opinions. Participate in testing new products, tasting new snacks and beverages, watching new TV shows, taking online surveys, and much more! Join today to begin receiving invitations for upcoming studies.

12 Research Types!
Focus Pointe Global offers a very large variety of research types to participate in, they include the following: online and in-person surveys, online and in-person focus groups, shop alongs, mystery shopping, home-based interviews, one-on-one interviews, recurring online surveys, small group discussions, online communities and online bulletin boards.

Variety of Topics
Not only does Focus Pointe Global offer many research types they also provide a variety of studies on completely different industries which include: consumer, business and medical topics.

Lot's of Rewards
The compensation provided varies from project to project, and is paid out either via pre-paid Visa card, check, gift card, or cash. Payment for research can vary from $250 to $5. Most groups and interviews take less than 2 hours to complete.

  • In-Person Rewards: Rewards for in-person marketing research projects are typically given to participants, via prepaid Visa card or check, at the end of the session. Sometimes rewards can be gift cards, coupons or even prizes. Rewards will be outlined before taking the study. Payment is generally between the $45 to $250 range.
  • Telephone Interviews: Are rewarded with pre-paid Visa cards and usually take 6-8 weeks to arrive.
  • Online Rewards: Online surveys are rewarded with "Online Focus Pointes" which are racked up in your member account. The average survey pays between 100 and 1000 Pointes, which translates to $1 to $10. Panel members can cash out once they reach 2000 Pointes, or three months have passed. Pointes are rewarded in pre-paid Visa cards and members can choose between physical and virtual cards. Virtual cards can be used immediately where as physical cards are mailed within 7 to 10 business days.
  • In-Depth Online Research: Rewards are similar to "in-person" rewards and can come in different forms i.e. gift cards, cash or prizes. Once the study is complete expect rewards to arrive within 6-8 weeks.

Exciting Sweepstakes!
Each time you complete a screener or survey, you receive one entry into the Focus Pointe Global Monthly Sweepstakes! Each month, 7 winners are chosen at random. The first winner receives $100 and the following 6 winners are awarded with $25. Winners are acknowledged by email and are mailed an Amazon.com e-card in their winning amount. Also, don't forget that for each friend you refer, you will receive one free sweepstakes entry!

4 Steps of Eligibility:
To participate in a research study with Focus Pointe Global, you must pass 4 stages of screening.

  • Step 1 - Eligibility: Short screening determining what products and services you are familiar with. If the answers you provide fit into a group that is needed then you will move on to the next phase.
  • Step 2 - Verification: In this phase you will speak with a Focus Pointe Global representative, who will confirm that the answers you have given are correct. There may be other additional questions asked in this phase.
  • Step 3 - Confirmation: Focus Pointe Global will work to identify who the best candidates for the study will be. If you are chosen as a participant you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Step 4 - Participation: A location will be set and you will be asked to share your insights and experiences.

Eligibility: United States residents only.

"Political Candidates"
June 21, 2016 by Thomas from United States

I enjoyed the two hour focus group (through Focus Pointe Global specifically).
Immediately after the two hour session we received $85 pre-paid Visa cards. No complaints here!


"Don't waste your time"
February 12, 2016 by Bently from United States

This company sends out "screeners" which seems like a way to gather survey information for free. Never get qualified, simply giving them free info. Beware, delete, stay away!!!

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FocusGroup.com responded to this review on April 21, 2016

Hi Bently,

My name is Emily and I work for Focus Pointe Global. We can assure you that the answers to your questions are only used to determine if you will be a match for the study. We follow our privacy policy and would never sell your information for any purpose. We understand that going through a long screening process or not qualifying can be frustrating. Our clients set the parameters of the screener questions, as they are looking for a very specific mix of people for their research. We want to make sure that we are identifying the people who are a good match for the study. We apologize for your negative experience.


"unpaid"
January 24, 2016 by Malvin from United States

focus pointe global / I PARTICIPATED IN AN TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WHICH LASTED ABOUT 45 MINUTES. IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 8 WEEKS AND I HAVE NOT BEEN COMPENSATED FOR THAT SURVEY. I HAVE SENT SEVERAL EMAILS WITH NO RESPONSE. BUT WHEN THEY WANTED CONFIRMATION FOR THE SURVEY THEY CONTACTED ME EASILY SEVERAL TIMES. BEWARE THOSE SURVEYS THAT OFFER TO PAY 6-8 WEEKS LATER.

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FocusGroup.com responded to this review on April 21, 2016

Hi Malvin, We are so sorry you have had this experience with our company. We would like to investigate this situation further so we can make sure you get paid! If you have still not received your VISA card please send me an email directly to eegner@focuspointeglobal.com and put "Survey Police" in the subject.


"FOCUS POINT GLOBAL"
December 17, 2015 by CAROL from United States

They R absolutely Horrible...Won a Visa Card 2 month's ago & haven't received yet..
Keep E-mailing them & ignore me..

STAY AWAY............

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FocusGroup.com responded to this review on April 21, 2016

Hi Carol, We are so sorry you have had this experience with our company. We would like to investigate this situation further so we can make sure you get paid! If you have still not received your VISA card please send me an email directly to eegner@focuspointeglobal.com and put "Survey Police" in the subject.


"Surveys aren't worth it"
May 27, 2015 by Husam from United States

I tried many of their surveys and often don't qualify. Their online focus groups are "Mission Impossible". I don't like how they need to call you first before doing any online boards.

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FocusGroup.com responded to this review on April 21, 2016

Hi Husam, We apologize for the delay in response, we were just recently granted the ability to respond to reviews. We understand that the long screening process can be frustrating. Our clients are looking for a very specific mix of people and we use the online screeners as well as the phone screening to make sure that each participant is a good fit for the study.


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