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+.
I have tried alot of different survey panels that say you can get paid to answer a survey mainly if you qualify . I have typed my info in 50 times on many sites and never approved for one survey that even just was worth .50 . However Harris poll is not that bad. Easier when it comes down to getting a chance at making a few bucks. I would recommend them. But I want give them 5 **** b/c well they arent as great as a few others I have ran across. such as Sharecash.com or Qmee
I took their surveys regularly for about 10 months and got $120 in Amazon gift cards with no problem. Suddenly I can no longer log into my account using the same information I've used all along. They want me to change my password but I cannot because I don't remember the name of my third grade teacher, ha ha (a secret question I would have NEVER used!) After telling them off a couple of times trying to find out what to do next, they deactivated my account.
I have been a member for years and never had any issues, other than completely filling out a survey and at the very end they said I was not qualified (happens 90% of the time). I have redeemed 8100 points with no problems. I recently tried to order a Can Opener from their catalog and at checkout, they said that they could not process my order because I entered the wrong Birth Month, so after two attempts, they locked me out, and said that I had to wait 24 hours or contact Customer Service. The next day I tried again and the same thing. I tried to contact them through email and all of their Subject Lines to did apply to my situation, so I just picked one and got a "Form Letter" reply, they did not even read the text of my email. Over the next few days, I tried entering other Months for my Birth Month, after I had reached six different Months, they started saying that I had entered the wrong Birth Month and Year. So, I went back to trying to contact them through Customer Service email, picking a different Subject Line each time. After my 5th attempt, they finally responded, after I had threatened to contact their Corporate Office directly. They said that the Birth Month and Year that I entered at checkout, did not match with what I registered with, even though it was fine for the other 8100 points that I had redeemed. They gave me 5 questions to answer and I had to get 2 of them correct and they would email me the Birth Month and Year that I had registered with. So, I answered them and waited for an email, after two days, I replied again to their email with the answers and waited two more days and no response. I sent another email to Customer Service under the Subject Line for General Comments, no reply necessary, letting them know that I will be contacting their Corporate Office to complain and let the entire Internet World know how terrible they are at every review site that I can find. It's like they don't care, they will just find another Sucker to join their Panel! Don't be that Sucker! I guess I will have to go down to the Dollar Store and buy a Can Opener.
UPDATE: I tried to Log On, to give it one more try and I could not get past the Security Code, after several attempts. I had a Survey Invite in my E-mail, so I did the Survey, at the very end, it said that their records indicate that I am no longer a Panel Member. So I hit the Unsubscribe and made it official! I selected the "Had a bad experience" option for the reason. I doubt that will matter to them at all.
Over a month ago I did a survey for which I was supposed to receive 100 points. I never got my points and multiple attempts to contact them have been ignored. Shady company that does not want to reward you for your time and has very poor customer service.
UPDATE: I just received an email from Harris poll saying the date of birth on my account was wrong. I can see from reading other members' comments that I am not the only person they have spun this exact same ridiculous story to. Apparently, this what they do; claim you got your date of birth wrong and use this as an excuse to lock you out of your account or delay/ prevent you from redeeming your rewards. Trouble is, I wasn't even trying to redeem a reward!! Their atrocious customer service hadn't even bothered to read my question properly before pulling the 'wrong date of birth' stunt. All I was actually trying to do was get the points I was owed from a survey I completed six weeks ago. Honestly, it seems as though some of these survey sites mismanage their finances and get behind on payouts, but rather than being honest and upfront and telling the members there's going to be a slight delay, they resort to these dishonest underhanded tactics to get out of paying, which completely destroys their credibility and reputation. If I ever get the points I was promised I'll be cashing out and washing my hands of Harris poll for good.
If I could rate zero stars I would. A poor example of a survey company. If you wish to waste 30-45 minutes answering multiple questions, complete the survey, and then be disqualified and rewarded a questionable sweep then be my guest. This seems to be their modus operandi. Extremely lengthy disqualifications or information gathering without reward. Previously much better but no longer.
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