About Opinion Outpost
Opinion Outpost is a free community where members are rewarded for sharing their opinions in various types of paid surveys about dozens of new and current topics and products. A pioneer in the world of online market research, Opinion Outpost has been around for more than a decade!
Earn Great Rewards
Super-Fast Rewards Delivery
Opinion Outpost is very unique in that rewards are often delivered instantly after requesting them. It's uncommon to have to wait more than a few minutes/hours to receive a PayPal payment or e-gift card that you've requested.
Quarterly Chances to Win $10,000
If you get disqualified from a survey, etc. you will automatically be entered into the $10,000 quarterly cash draw. That means that $40,000 in total is awarded to 4 lucky members every year!
No Need to Wait to be e-mailed Surveys
If you're looking to participate in an online survey, but haven't been e-mailed one, simply log into your account to view additional survey opportunities. This is the best way to complete as many surveys as possible; log into your account daily to find new studies to participate in.
Refer your friends to earn more
Opinion Outpost's referral program will award you $1.00 every time you refer a friend using your custom link and they complete at least one survey. Earn up to $5.00 in total. Find the "refer a friend" tab when you log into your account to grab your custom referral link to share with friends or extended family.
Modern, Interactive Surveys
Opinion Outpost offers fun, interactive online surveys that are attractive and simple to take. On top of offering sweepstakes entries, periodically, they offer games at the end of surveys which give you the opportunity to win points and/or additional sweepstakes entries. One such game is called the Opinion Outpost Door Game.
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Opinion Outpost is another fast payer when I cash out and I always appreciate that.
The pros: Some surveys are longer and some beautifully short. I don't qualify for as many as I do at other places, but the ones I do qualify for are easy to get through. Like I said earlier, fast payer, so definitely a pro.
The cons: I don't like the page of questions before each and every survey. Not sure why they're there because they don't seem to guide which future surveys I'm given.
I also don't care for that spinning wheel for extra entries into the sweeps. I'll probably just skip it after this. It always... 100% of the time stops at the *exact* same spot. It would be more fun if there'd actually be a chance to get more than one additional entry.
Bottom line is that the cons don't really matter to me because it's a survey site I trust and have had no problems with at all.
Update 12/3. While I am seemingly a contrarian, I feel they have headed back downhill again. Payout rates have deteriorated. Their support tool has not been updated for years (although actual support is satisfactory). Surveys too often end up with messages which are cryptic at best (e.g. "Unable to Record Participation blah blah, blah") Also, they have Ears bigger than Bozo! They do pay as quick as any which is a plus.
Update 4/25. They have been better this year though the payouts have gone down. Customer service has been good, but too much time spent answering questions and providing meaningful information only to be dq'd. I'm still happy to be a member and their payout process is the BEST!
I am surprised by the number of recent negative comments about OO. They have tons of surveys, I qualify for more than enough, I get paid via the gift card option in 1 day and they respond to my EMails within 1 day! I love them!
Maybe two stars now, They have been going downhill in the past three months. Less surveys, more DQ's. more issues. Maybe they'll get better again, but I doubt it!
By far the most annoying thing which happened twice today
and far too often in the past few months is being near completion of a survey and then being kicked out and saying you don't qualify. I'm not holding out much hope that they will be more from me than a continuing waste of my time and effort!
Customer Support is okay in that they respond, but lately they have been less "gracious". Those who rave about their service, just wait til you get a few "sorry, but" responses.
Well so much for customer service, several inquiries more than a week passes and have heard nothing. This is totally unacceptable and merits a 1!
Made $400+ over the course of 2 years, but due to complications at my work place, in which I referred to my co-workers about this program they soon started taking surveys as well. Apparently due to opinionoutpost's policy, you cannot have more than one account on more than one IP address (contrary to their FAQ!) and so my account and my co-worker's accounts were banned. I've attempted emailing customer support they but are rigid with their made-up policy and so there goes the only good website that i've found
My issue with Opinion Outpost is 2 fold:
1 month ago, I cashed out points and chose to have them deposited into my PayPal account. This process is usually automatic, but I am aware of the fact that it CAN take up to 2 days. By the third day, I still not received the payment. I then emailed them. The first email response I received was from a customer service representative who clearly did not understand what it was I was attempting to convey - DESPITE my having been very clear. I then reached out via phone and spoke with another agent. This agent informed me that he would need to forward my request to Opinion Outpost's "Reward Team" and that it could take 7 - 10 business days for the issue to be resolved. Fair enough.
7 - 10 business days came and went. Still no payment and no follow up from Opinion Outpost. This prompted me to call. The only option available as to leave a voicemail, which I did. I spoke very clearly and left my name, email address and the ticket number. I waited a couple of days, and got no response. I called and emailed AGAIN, only to be told that they would again need to reach out to the "Reward Team". This was this past Monday. Today is Friday and still no response. Where is the follow through? Better yet, how does one initiate a payout to a VERIFIED PayPal account, only to never receive the payment? Where did it go? Why is Opinion Outpost giving me the run around?
Second issue: in late October, I was invited to participate in a 3 day focus group. It was explained that all participants would be compensated $75 worth of points within 2 -4 weeks. It has been 4 weeks, still no points. I have reached out to Opinion Outpost regarding this as well, only to be told that someone would "Follow up with the team".
Is this SOP for Opinion Outpost? To get people's participation and stiff them on the agreed upon rewards?
I like the site most of the time, as long as you know what to look for and avoid. They run a survey from Invoke Research for an online discussion forum where you are supposed to be paid x amount of money for an hour-hour and a half. That's a rip-off but it's not the Opinion Outposts fault, they are just getting paid from Invoke Research to find people to do those online forums. I fell for it twice lol! I had forgotten they didn't pay me, 6 months or so had gone by and I still get surveys from them. Every now and then you will be at the end of a survey and then it says something like A) You didn't qualify. B) Unable to record participation or something to those effects and that's very annoying. But overall I like Opinion Outpost. You just have to avoid the landmines from unscrupulous research companies like Invoke. I recently did a survey for Kelton, a 2 week online discussion forum that I am supposed to be paid $175 for that time. I have yet to be paid but I'm hoping they do. I'll update when they pay me or if they don't in the next week. You can cash out when you get to 10 bucks with this site, and I send it to my PayPal account, but you can also get a Visa or Amazon cards.
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