Harris Poll offers their members the opportunity to earn gift cards in exchange for their participation. Once you earn 1250 points (worth $10), you can request an e-gift voucher from places like Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, Walmart, ESPN, and more.
Get points for disqualifications
If you attempt to complete a survey, but are disqualified in the process, you will receive 15 HIpoints as well as an entry into the HIstakes draw. As well, you will be offered the opportunity to try qualifying for other available surveys.
Online surveys typically take anywhere between 15-20 minutes to complete. Short surveys will take around 5 minutes, and very long ones are around 25 minutes. These reasonable survey lengths will keep your attention and prevent you from getting bored too quickly!
Participate in a variety of different research
Like most survey panels, Harris Poll offers online surveys, but they also offer their members the opportunity to participate in things like focus groups (chatroom style or even bulletin board style), in person focus groups, telephone surveys and direct mail assignments. It is always your choice whether or not you'd like to participate in these special opportunities. Alternatively, you might be contacted to download software to your computer or mobile phone, again, for special research assignment purposes.
Rewards processing times
Redeem your rewards and receive them within 15 business days. They will be sent to your e-mail account.
Chance to win $10,000 every quarter
HarrisPoll gives away a $10,000 USD prize every quarter to one lucky winner in their Histakes - the Harris Poll Online Sweepstakes. Entries are received when being disqualified for surveys, as well as for things like short surveys that may not award points. Winners names are published on the HIstakes winners page and this list is kept up to date.
Eligibility: USA/Canada residents must be 13+ to participate. Users from other countries must be age 14+.
Due to a Yahoo technical glitch, Harrispolls Online was marked as Spam. I contacted them, but they were unwilling to correct the problem. As a result I they no longer send me Survey Invitations. And I can no longer log on to my account. I accumulated a decent amount of points that I cannot access to redeem. So in effect they have robbed me of what I EARNED. For four months I have complained to Survey Support. They just give me canned responses that show no indication they understand the problem. I am tired of the runaround.
They used to be fairly decent, but lately it's impossible to log in. Today I got this response when I asked yet again why my email address wasn't being recognized:
"Thank you for contacting us. In reviewing your account I see your email address was originally registered but has been unsubscribed. We looked into this and found that your Internet Service Provider sent us an instruction to stop sending you emails because they said they received a complaint from you about us. The complaint they are referring to was most likely the result of you marking one of our emails as spam.
Once an account is unsubscribed, we are unable to reactivate it. You are always welcome to rejoin the Harris Poll Online. However, you will need to re-register under a new email address.
I'd be happy to transfer your HIpoints to your new account as well. I will just need your new email address."
I no longer feel safe giving them any email address, because I did not contact my ISP. I use yahoo, and my email is not connected to my ISP. There is something wonky going on with this company.
I have been able to accumulate a decent amount of points from them fairly quickly. Their polls are easy to complete and your chances of completing a survey are slightly above average. Their redemption catalog is about average but the points required to redeem are good.
UPDATE: Lately, I have been having issues receiving credits for surveys completed. They have a new generic landing page that, instead of giving you a set value of credit per survey, now just says you will receive credit in 24-48 hours. There have been 3 or 4 times in the past month when I have had to contact them to report NOT being credited, even after their 24-48 hour window. It also has come to my attention that there are serious issues with their Help Desk, as in, if you try to link to the "contact" page, you are given an error page instead. Now, if you want to contact them, you'd better hope you have their Help Desk email because you will NOT get to them from the site links. Not sure what the problem is, or even IF there is a problem, but something is starting to be "off" about this site.
UPDATE: This site is losing stars with me REALLY FAST. Getting credit for surveys is comparable to winning the lottery jackpot - you might but don't bank on it. Used to be a good site but now I'm just trying to get enough credit to cash out so I can say Good Riddance. Do NOT waste time with these people until and unless they get their act together.
They have set up a coder on Harris poll it will not let you in to claim your rewards/It is nearly impossible without a struggle to get in if you get in.They are saying it is to prevent theft.The way i see it it is to prevent you from claiming what you have earned.
Yes, it did take me about a year to reach my first payout, but when I reach that payout & I'm paid promptly--I'm happy! 3 other survey sites I had to wait 6 - 8 months...there is NO excuse for this unacceptable behavior!! I reached my payout (and requested payment) on 02/12/2014. My Amazon E-Card was emailed to me on 02/19/2014. I can live with that. They state it takes 4 to 5 days. Most, state 4 to 6 weeks! I have found that with most of these sites, that you qualify for more & more surveys the longer you are with them (the more you take). Same with Harris Poll; I completed the majority of them in the last 2 mos. They give you points for attempting, even if you screen-out--those add up.
UPDATE: Extremely happy with them. I cash-out about every 6 weeks & they pay immediately, This panel has been very consistent & treats their members well.
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