InboxDollars Reviews and Features

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Operated by: Prodege, LLC
100 N. Pacific Coast Highway,
8th Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245

InboxDollars is a cash-based online rewards club that passes on the revenue it generates from advertisers to its members. By participating in paid surveys, reading e-mails, playing games, redeeming coupons, and more, you can get cashback on your activates.

How InboxDollars Works

Earn cash credited to your account when you complete particular tasks. These include:

  • Using coupons – find hundreds of printable grocery coupons, and earn additional cash back when you use them!
  • Playing games – select from dozens of card, strategy, sports, and word games, and get paid when you play.
  • Shopping cashback – visit the InboxDollars website and get cash back for your purchases from hundreds of merchants including Walmart, Target, Old Navy, and more.
  • Answering surveys – take online surveys when they become available, and earn cash every time you successfully complete a study.
  • Using the toolbar – earn additional cash by using the toolbar for your web searches, and have an easy way of staying informed about the latest free offers, surveys, etc.
  • Reading e-mails – receive emails with special offers, and earn cash when you open some special emails.
  • Referring friends - refer friends and earn 10% of what they earn. Banners and links are provided in your account.

Payment and Rewards

Once your account reaches a balance of $30, you can request a check or a Visa Cash Card.

For non-Gold members, it takes around two weeks for payments to be processed. For gold members, payments are processed weekly. Payments are issued in US dollars, regardless of where you live.

Becoming a Gold Member

Once you cash out for the first time, your account will automatically be upgraded to gold. Gold members enjoy additional perks including faster payments, more sweepstakes entries, more loyalty rewards, and additional referral rewards.

Community Features

Got disqualified? Still have a chance to win

If you try to complete an online survey but get disqualified when attempting to do so, you'll still receive an opportunity to win a prize by earning a spin on Billy's Spin and Win wheel. The number of spins you've accumulated is found on the 'Surveys' page.

Prizes include: $0.25 tokens (after your next successful survey completion, get an extra .25 credit in addition to the survey credit; 5 tokens maximum can be sitting in your account), $5.00, $1.00, and $0.05 cash bonuses credited immediately to your account, or Scratch Off Progress which will be credited immediately to your account; win and you'll see the Scratch Off progress bar will move forward towards the next scratch off card.

Is InboxDollars legit?

InboxDollars was founded in 2000 and has over 17 million members, and over 2.5 million Facebook fans. They have awarded over 80 million dollars in rewards to their members and have a mobile app available.

InboxDollars is run by Prodege, who also runs Swagbucks, InboxPounds (UK focus) and DailyRewards (Canada focus). Collectively, these sites have awarded more than $700 million dollars to their members since their inception. As such, Inboxdollars is not a scam, nor is Prodege - their parent company. InboxDollars has been reviewed thousands of times online, and although people's experiences with the site may vary, they are real and are certainly not a scam.

Eligibility: InboxDollars is open to international residents 18 years of age and older.

InboxDollars Alternatives

If you're already a member of InboxDollars and are looking for something different to join to make extra income, there are literally hundreds of alternatives out there. Here are a few of our suggestions. Branded Surveys offers online surveys, a low $5 cash out minimum and a $1 joining bonus! Tellwut is a fun community where you can take surveys, create surveys and answer daily polls for gift cards. TGM Panel is a popular survey platform with tons of survey inventory.

InboxDollars Reviews (159)

5 Star Reviews (48) 30.2
4 Star Reviews (23) 14.5
3 Star Reviews (18) 11.3
2 Star Reviews (22) 13.8
1 Star Reviews (47) 29.6

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Screwed-worst customer service

January 6, 2023 by jack from United States

I had enough points to cash out. SO did request for paypal. Asked to verify phone and send code. Then says that number in use. I signed up recently and they had no issue. Then try to get hold of them, so much bs to deter you. And contact on Facebook they blow you off. Said they are Better Business Bureau Accredited. Wonder how long ago and if was really updated.

Trouble cashing out

October 19, 2022 by Cheryl from United States

My first negative review and not happy about having to do one. Finally have enough to cash out and looks like a new roadblock put up. I have never had a problem cashing with InboxDollars before. You pick what card you want and request...I picked PayPal. Instead of sending me to PayPal to verify my account there, put up a request for me to enter phone# to get SMS message. Did that and up pops cannot verify since number already in use. Ummm ya it me!!!! Sent ticket to staff and get a request to send in copy of a government ID so can make sure it's me. NOT HAPPENING!!! Same problem with signing up for offers...want verifying with phone #....same message. Their other site Swagbucks doing same thing. Left my points there and deleted account. I hope others can get around this without providing more data than they need on these sites.

cant do surveys

August 27, 2022 by Alan from United States

i have sent emails to them. Every survey needs phone verification. I unsubscribed. I just deleted 50 surveys from them and it is frustrating. No response.

Will Not Payout-Account Deactivation

July 26, 2022 by sam from United States

After being a member for a few months, I finally figured out how they work. I was just on the way towards meeting my daily goal each day (which they hate apparently), and had cashed out 10$. I had another 7$ on the account also. Without warning they up and deleted my account claiming I violated the terms.

Apparently the terms are to not make more than 10$ every 6 months imo. God forbid you work to turn that into 20 or 25 each month instead with endless clicking and other mindless tasks. Considering they pay less in general than their sister sites for similar activities, its a wonder they took such issue with this site? I thought this particular company was legitimate. Like others have said, must be going down soon. Just farming for activity or information with hopes you never, or rarely, cash out imo. Best not to waste your time or energy.

Unable to redeem

May 22, 2022 by Sandra from United States

As usual inbox is doing it again. Everything is fine till you try and redeem your points then they simply will not let you. I've turned them in to BBB before so I guess it's my fault for trying to work with them again. As anyone else had to go through such a hassle to get your money???