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Tel: +44 01434 611164 or 0800 195 8492   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by: Dipsticks Research Ltd.


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£10 minimum account balance required to request rewards.

PanelBase is a fast growing panel community owned and operated by Dipsticks Research Limited, a market research company that has been running in the UK since 1997. Members get the opportunity to share their opinions on a large range of products and services in the worldwide marketplace.

Payment and Rewards

Get £3.00 Immediately!

Fill out a short registration form and easily become a member of PanelBase. Immediately upon registration, £3.00 will be automatically deposited into your account as a gift to get you started in the PanelBase community.

Choose from 3 Great Reward Options

Once you finish a survey, your earnings will be deposited directly into your PanelBase account. Rewards may be cashed out once £10 has been accumulated. There are three cash out options to choose from:

  • BACS: Deposit straight into your bank account
  • Vouchers: Choose from over 70 retail outlets from the Love2shop and Compliments websites. Vouchers are delivered within 7 days of purchase.
  • Donate: Donate your earnings to a non-profit that makes a difference! Current options include: World Wildlife Fund, British Red Cross and Oxfam.

Rewards are received within 7 days of request.

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Survey Taking Experience

Participate in a Variety of Research Studies

PanelBase is unique in the number of different research options they offer their members to participate in. Many of their surveys offer different experiences than other panels, such as listening to radio advertisements or reviewing video adverts. The following is a list of the types of research offered and the forms of media you may carry out the research through:

  • Internet (Email, SMS)
  • Telephone
  • Mobile Phone (SMS and WAP)
  • Focus Groups (Email, Phone, Post)
  • Postal
  • Product Testing (Email, Phone, Post)

Survey Details

Most surveys will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. However, some survey opportunities may last longer than this but will be compensated in proportion to time spent. Survey topics range from clothing and accessories, fast food, business issues, green issues, politics, and more. Survey rewards range from £0.25 and £10 for successfully completing a survey, but more complex studies could be rewarded up to £50 each.

Every survey that is sent to you from PanelBase will offer a financial reward. If you happen to get screened out of a survey, you will automatically receive an entry into a cash prize draw.

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Community Features

Monthly Sweepstakes

Some surveys with PanelBase offer members an entry into prize draws in addition to cash earnings. In these draws you could win anything from a £100 shopping voucher to the hottest electronics or even a case of quality wine! In addition to this draw, each survey you complete also gains you one entry into the monthly prize draw, which consists of the following cash prizes:

  • 2 x £50.00
  • 10 x £10.00
  • 20 x £5.00
  • 50 x £2.00
  • 250 x £1.00

Winners lists are kept current and are published every month. You can view them on Panelbase's website.

Invite your Friends to PanelBase

Start by visiting the "recommend" page within your account to send your friends a direct email inviting them to join PanelBase. You will be given £0.20 for each friend you successfully bring into the PanelBase community.

Is Panelbase legit?

Panelbase is certainly not a scam and is safe and legit. Panelbase is a legitimate paid surveys website which you can use to earn gift vouchers and cash for completing surveys and participating in other research activities. You can learn more and find out what Panelbase users think of the platform by consulting the reviews section below.

Eligibility: UK residents age 16+

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panelbase Reviews (151)

5 Star Reviews (79) 52.3
4 Star Reviews (25) 16.6
3 Star Reviews (21) 13.9
2 Star Reviews (4) 2.6
1 Star Reviews (22) 14.6

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Waste of time!!!!!

November 17, 2016 by Jan from United Kingdom

I have filled in numerous surveys, many of which stopped me halfway through to say I did not qualify. This was after I had disclosed lots of personal information about my bank accounts, pension, savings, ideas on retirement, what I watch on tv, who lives in my house etc. Up to now my GRAND TOTAL is just over a fiver (£3 of which was added as a starter incentive by Panelbase.) Really, don't bother, this is a complete waste of time and you will give up a lot of your time and a lot of your personal information.

Used to be good

May 21, 2015 by matt from United Kingdom

Used to be good, but now all I seem to be doing is filling in surveys and being kicked off half way through. Constantly getting DNF, or QF (do not qualify, quota full) Waste of time

Survey statement poorly displayed Too often dnq

May 15, 2015 by Leo from United Kingdom

After years and an average of £10/12/yr I had enough of these people!
I told them several times that the way they displayed surveys attempted, completed and finally rewarded, was really poor since only a few entries are displayed at once, and you have to load every page to find older survey reference... and check they are rewarded, such a waste of time.

In the last months I was waiting for some surveys to be rewarded and could not locate them going in and out the many 'little pages' and got fed up checking. Anyway, I have been keeping track of changes in my balance against surveys I had completed. So finally I enquired and they just said these were rewarded implying it was still up to me finding them.

I told them, again, that surveys statement was poorly displayed and they mentioned, again, that they were still thinking about changing it... well for me too little too late.
They did put so much effort in creating and updating their polls side of their website but none to make it easier for panellists to check surveys rewarded, that it really felt a complete lack of consideration toward panellists.

To add insult to injury, one short survey I completed said at the end I was going to be rewarded, but c-s said it was not possible. Well, I'm neither blind nor stupid, let alone a liar, and it is known that whatever you do, webpages can easily display errors or some kind of errors (if that was the case) and I know what I saw and copied for my information. Their denial just made me very angry and finally ditched them.
Their surveys are usually good, nice layout dynamics, easy to complete, although at times too long than stated and rewarded. However, too many surveys not clearly for me (dnq) were sent and for a tiny yearly reward I realised on the overall I've been wasting too much of my time. So not worth the effort.

By the way, they have too many polls for themselves, which I stopped to complete when I realised they were possibly collecting results for free, polls that together probably should have been rewarded mini-surveys.

Near threshold - no more surveys

April 19, 2014 by Timothy from United Kingdom

Interesting what Lee said about being unable to access his account after reaching the payout threshold. I am now on £9.65 and have not received a single survey invitation for weeks - coincidence?

Bunch of good for nothings

November 20, 2013 by Lee from United Kingdom

As it takes so long to reach the £10 minimum payout I wasn't happy that as soon as I did, I couldn't access the site to cash it out. I tried everything but just couldn't load their webpage at from my home. After a few days of this, I then decided to use a proxy server and lo and behold I was able to access the site and my account. If they're going to restrict access to users, then they could at least do a better job. Once I finally have that cash I'll be off. Funny thing is they only live down the road from me in Northumberland as well, so if that doesn't happen I'll be paying them a visit.