Harris Poll Online Reviews and Features

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Harris Poll Online

85 Broad Street, New York, New York  10004 US
Tel: 800.866.7655   Contact: https://www.harrispollonline.com/#contactus
Operated by: The Nielsen Company, LLC


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1250 point ($10) minimum balance required to request rewards.

Beginning March 30, 2020, Harris Poll Online USA stopped offering new survey opportunities. Existing members from the USA may redeem any existing account balances up to one year from the date points were credited to their accounts. The Canadian version of the panel is still operational.

Harris poll is one of the oldest and most prestigious polls in the world, operating for more than 45 years with a focus on the US and Canadian market. Have your say on matters that affect you and see the results from the surveys you complete. You can compare experiences, opinions and more to people who are both like and unlike you. Occasionally, the studies you contribute to will be published in national and international media outlets. The Harris Poll is a member of the National Council of Public Polls (NCPP), the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO), the Council for Marketing and Opinion Research (CMOR), and the European Society for Opinion & Marketing Research (ESOMAR).

Electronic Rewards

Harris Poll offers their members the opportunity to earn points, known as HIpoints 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. You may also be entered into sweepstakes after each completed survey for even more chances of winning big.

Get Disqualified, But Still Have a Chance to Win!

If you attempt to complete a survey, but are disqualified in the process, you will receive an entry into the Harris Panel Sweepstakes. You will be also be offered the opportunity to try qualifying for other available surveys.

Survey Lengths

Online surveys typically take anywhere between 5-25 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! There are special surveys on offer as well including special focus groups, telephone based surveys, and even surveys about independently downloaded software. Common survey topics, however, range from fashion to movies to shopping habits.

Participate Often

Expect to receive between 3-5 online surveys a month.

Earn Points

Even if you are disqualified from completing a survey, expect to receive around 15 HIpoints! The amount of points you get per survey varies depending on the length or complexity of the survey.

Download the App!

Harris Poll now has an app, available on iOS and Android. The mobile apps will require you to login with your Harris credentials. Using the app allows you to see survey opportunities, take surveys, participate in special research programs and access your rewards. Turn on your notification settings for the app to receive new survey opportunities in real time.

Cashing Out

After you have reached 1250 points, you are able to redeem your HIpoints for e-cards and gift vouchers. Most people who participate, reach this threshold after completing around 10 surveys. Rewards include e-cards or gift vouchers from Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks and more.

Rewards Processing Times

Redeem your rewards and receive them within 15 business days. They will be sent to your e-mail account. Most rewards will be credited to your account within 10 minutes of your participation, but occasionally it may take as long as 24 hours for the credit to appear in your account. If you are redeeming your HIpoints, you will receive your e-code within 24-48 hours of cashing in your HIpoints. If you have cashed in for physical merchandise, you will receive your merchandise via USPS within 7-14 business days. All costs of rewards (including shipping and handling) are covered by Harris Poll, unless you are redeeming products using an e-certificate.

Chances 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. You earn an entry if you have been disqualified for surveys, as well as for actions like participating in 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: Canadian residents, 13+.

Harris Poll Online Reviews (214)

5 Star Reviews (25) 11.7
4 Star Reviews (29) 13.6
3 Star Reviews (28) 13.1
2 Star Reviews (38) 17.8
1 Star Reviews (94) 43.9

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Cheating Us

December 31, 2014 by Ken from United States

I can’t even log in know. When I try I get this message:
Login Failed, remember that Passwords are case sensitive. So I click on Password Reminder I get this message: Username Does Not Exist. I was to received a Applebee’s gift card, and two walmart gift cards. I guess I am not going to receive them know. How can they get away with this. Can’t there be something that can be done so they don’t get away with this.

Unfair treatment

December 20, 2014 by Rachel from United States

I was dropped from this panel because they say I sped through surveys, which I don't! I have taken thousands of surveys and I am just quick! I see my answer and I immediately pick it. I just think that was unfair of them to treat me like that.

time is ticking

November 21, 2014 by Kimberly from United States

I applied for an e-certificate October 22, 2014 for $25 to Walmart. I'm still waiting for it. I have informed twice now about this. I get emails back from them stating they are having problems with their processing and have sent 2 emails back stating they would provide the e-certificate on 2 dates as of now and each of them have gone and there is still is no e-certificate. I have informed them that if I do not receive my reward by November 21, 2014 I will be informing the Better Business Bureau.

Can't believe how they just treated me!!!!!

September 2, 2014 by Patricia from United States

I was a member of this panel for over 10 years, answering surveys, trying products, and collecting points. Last week I could not log in to check my points. I contacted the help desk, and they sent me this e-mail:

Thank you for contacting us. Per our last email notification to you, we explained that further poor survey quality would result in termination of your membership. The reputation of the HPOL panel as a trusted source for public opinion, and the integrity of Harris Interactive, is based on the honest participation of our panelists. Since we can no longer count on the honesty of your participation, all known instances of your membership will be removed from the Harris Poll Online panel, pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Further, all of the HIpoints and /or other cash incentives associated with your accounts have been rendered void. Please note that you are prohibited from accessing or using the Harris Poll Online site, including participating in the Harris Poll Online panel, at any time in the future.
Survey Helpdesk

I never received an e-mail from them prior to today, and I am offended at the accusatory tone of this e-mail. I am telling everyone I can to stay away from this company!!!!!