Opinion Outpost Reviews and Features

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Opinion Outpost

6 Research Drive, Shelton, Connecticut  06484 US
Tel: 877-254-1234   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by: Dynata

KEY FEATURES:

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PAYMENTS OFFERED

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

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REDEEMING REWARDS

Minimum account balance required to request rewards: 100 points ($10 / £5) for PayPal payments, 50 points ($5) for gift cards

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Opinion Outpost is a paid survey site that helps connect survey takers to studies conducted by some of the world's biggest companies. By taking surveys, you can make quick cash from home while helping your favorite brands adapt and grow. The website is owned by Dynata which is a global sampling and survey company. A pioneer in the world of online market research, Opinion Outpost has been around for more than a decade!

How Opinion Outpost Works

Opinion Outpost gives everyday consumers the opportunities to participate in online surveys and product tests in exchange for cash rewards and gift cards.

Signing up is free and to do so, you’ll enter your name, date of birth, postcode and email address on their website. After that, you’ll be prompted to enter your full address and confirm your email address before you’re able to begin answering surveys.

Once you've fully registered, you’ll see a “Take A Survey” button on your main account dashboard. This will take you to your list of available surveys. You can choose to have surveys emailed to you if you prefer.

You also have the option to add additional information (via profile surveys) to help Opinion Outpost match you with more relevant surveys to you.

Payment and Rewards

Earn Great Rewards for Participating

Sign up with Opinion Outpost to take paid surveys and complete product testing assignments in exchange for rewards. Simply join the site for free and receive invitations to complete online surveys on your computer or mobile device.

You don't have to wait long to get rewarded - if you take a survey worth 50 points, you'll already have enough to redeem a $5 Amazon gift card. The following reward options are offered on the site in exchange for participating:

  • PayPal payments - with only 100 points (worth $10/£5), you can request that a PayPal payment be made to your account. Bear in mind that only verified PayPal accounts will qualify for payment.
  • Amazon e-vouchers - with just 50 points ($5) in your account, you can request an Amazon e-gift code.
  • iTunes gift cards - with 100 points ($10) sitting in your account, you can request an iTunes gift card.
  • Retail gift cards - with 100 points ($10) in your account, you can receive a gift card to Nike, Domino’s Pizza, The Home Depot, CVS, Chili’s 3-Choice and more.
  • Visa prepaid cards - with 100 points ($10) in your account, you can purchase a virtual Visa prepaid card to spend online or add to your smartphone app for offline spending.
  • American Red Cross donations - donate your points to the American Red Cross if you'd prefer a charitable option.

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.

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Survey Taking Experience

Take Surveys Often

Paid surveys will be sent to you on a regular basis. You can also visit the website, log in and find a list of available surveys, giving you plenty of chances to make cash. A typical survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete and the amount of points you can expect to receive per survey ranges between 5 to 50 points. 1 point = $0.10.

Qualifying Questions

Before you begin your chosen survey, you may have to answer a series of multiple-choice questions. These may appear to be irrelevant to the topic of the survey itself, but are a way for researchers to ensure they're receiving responses from the people they're looking for ones from. Sometimes, you’ll be disqualified from taking the survey after answering these, however there will usually be other surveys available for you to take.

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 additional points and/or additional sweepstakes entries. One such game is called the Opinion Outpost Door Game.

Opinion Outpost does not offer a mobile app. Although many of their surveys are mobile-friendly and can be completed on your phone, you will still need to access them via your e-mail, or by logging into the website from your phone.

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Community Features

Badges

Opinion Output recently added ‘Badges’, which essentially serve as loyalty bonuses. You start out with a Bronze membership and have the chance to upgrade to Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond based on how active you are on the website and how complete your profile is.

As your badge levels increase, additional achievement points are awarded, which can be found on your Survey History page. These will show up as 'community achievement'. Bear in mind that you can be downgraded to a lower tier badge if you don’t remain active on the website.

Quarterly Chances to Win $10,000

If you are in the USA and you get disqualified from a survey, participate in a survey, or exchange your valuable points for an entry, you will be have a chance to win $10,000 in a quarterly cash draw. That means that $40,000 in total is awarded to 4 lucky members every year! If you are in Canada, there are also sweepstakes available, in the form of 4 quarterly draws worth $1,250 each ($5,000 yearly).

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 members.

Is Opinion Outpost Legit?

Opinion Outpost is over a decade old and is a legitimate survey site. Opinion Outpost is not a scam, though as with any survey program, your experience and success with the site may vary. The site does not sell information to third parties (as per their commitment to adhering to market research standards), and is a safe and legit website.

Note: If you are having technical issues with Opinion Outpost, reach out to [email protected] for assistance.

*Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this program. For complete gift card terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. ©,®,™ Amazon.com Inc. and/or its affiliates, 2020. No expiration date or service fees.

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Opinion Outpost Reviews (1468)

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No longer getting surveys

September 17, 2010 by Shawn from United States

In July 2008 I filed a complaint against Opinion Outpost with the BBB. Opinion Outpost failed to respond to my numerous emails as to why after completing certain surveys the payment would be marked as "pending" and then several months later changed to "closed" and no compensation was given. After filing the complaint (by the way Opinion Outpost has several BBB complaints filed against them) I stopped getting anymore surveys from them. Each time I email Opinion Outpost as to inquire why I am not longer getting surveys they reply with the same "preformed" response.

Made $60.00 so far.

September 17, 2010 by Ian from United States

I've made $60.00 in a few months, you can cash out at five dollars, and the checks arrive reasonably soon. They redirect you to other companies for surveys, but always give you what they promise. The average payout for one survey is from 3-10 dollars. A lot of the surveys turn me down, but a lot of them also pay me. No "prizes" or stupid lotteries, only real money. some surveys have problems, and others will stay on your list of surveys forever (even when you didn't qualify,) but this site is better than any other one I've used.

Slow for my first year and a half...

September 17, 2010 by Lydia from United States

Joined 01/07 only cashed out $8.10 in 08/07 because I didn't qualify for enough surveys. This October, I've qualified for enough surveys that I've made $13.50 and I probably spent a total of 45 minutes taking surveys to make that much.

If you're not in the demographics they're looking for, obviously you're not going to qualify for the survey. Some demographics are in high demand so it'll say they've received enough from them and the survey is closed to you. Some dems are completely different from what you are, therefore they're closed to you. If they're doing a survey on fem protection products, would a man qualify? If they're doing a survey on men's hair loss treatments, would a woman qualify? Would an 18-year old qualify for a survey about Medicare? These are just a few examples of why you might not qualify.

Note: Many of the surveys only work in Internet Explorer. That's why I give one bar off the survey quality, since it means I have to use a browser I don't like.

A strange site for me

September 17, 2010 by Ryan from United States

I've been with OO for nearly 3 years and will continue to stick with them though at times I wonder why. I make money hand over fist for weeks at a time then nearly nothing for sometimes months. $542 in 3 years makes me stay. My big complaint with them is many of their surveys are OTX surveys, among the longest, most boring and tedious surveys in the industry. I've never had to contact them unlike several other sites. They have their querks but, they are worth it.

Gimmicks

September 17, 2010 by Mr from United States

I hate sites with gimmicks

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