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Entries into sweepstakes and occasional invites to surveys that offer cash and gift card rewards are offered to members of the panel.

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Over 2 million people around the world are a part of the PermissionResearch community. PermissionResearch is part of ComScore Inc., a large market research company which was founded back in 1936. The goal of the PermissionResearch project is to understand the patterns and trends that exist when individuals surf the internet. A better understanding of how people use the internet serves the ultimate purpose of helping companies make guided future business decisions on the web.

Identifying Trends

PermissionResearch has the goal of measuring how people engage online. They are collecting data on online usage and purchase information. In addition to collecting data used in research reports, the PermissionResearch software increases your eligibility for surveys. It uses your Internet surfing data to provide you with surveys, which are most relevant to the services/products you use.

When you sign up, you not only share your online browsing and shopping habits, you're allowing PermissionResearch to collect information about your TV viewing habits (including data such as the channels and programs you watch and record, and the on-demand programming you order) directly from your TV service provider on your behalf.

How to Become a Member

If you would like to become a member of PermissionResearch you must begin by filling out a registration form. PermissionResearch is invitation only, so be patient while waiting for your invite! If you qualify, you will be asked to download a special type of software that will be used to track your habits while you surf the internet. The software will not interfere with any of your surfing, and will run silently in the background. If you would like to participate in the TV tracking research project, you will be guided on how that can be set up.

Member Perks

  • Trees for Knowledge: PermissionResearch has partnered with a non-profit organization known as Trees for the Future. Trees for the Future has been helping thousands of communities in Central America, Africa and Asia by planning nearly 65 million trees since 1989. Trees for the Future plants a tree for each new person who joins the PermissionResearch community. When you sign up for PermissionResearch, you are recognized with a tree planted through the Trees of Knowledge program.
  • Monthly Sweepstakes: As a reward for members, each month one lucky panelist will receive $100. There are also other draws for bigger cash prizes of $2500, $5000 and even $100,000! Earn extra sweepstakes entries when you refer friends or family to the panel.
  • Free Software: PermissionResearch members also receive free software such as file protection, screensavers, games and online privacy tools!
  • Cash and Gift Cards: From time to time, PermissionResearch members may be contacted for special surveys that offer extra perks, like cash or gift cards as a thank you for participation.

Take Occasional Surveys

Periodically, members may be asked to complete special surveys about their internet or TV usage habits. Occasionally these will be emailed to you, and/or occasionally appear as a pop-up on your browser. These surveys may be rewarded with a cash or gift card for your participation. The reward will be outlined in the survey invitation.

Commitment to Privacy

PermissionResearch ensures that the software used to record internet usage patterns does not reveal your identity, as it collects data in aggregate form. This panel has a strict privacy policy set in place and has an A+ BBB accreditation.

Eligibility: International members accepted, 18+

PermissionResearch Reviews (15)

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GREAT site!

July 7, 2011 by t from United States

I just cashed out for 2 gift cards that I will use on my trip I will be taking. I like how even if you may not qualify they give you a chance at something. So i don't feel like my time was wasted. Great site to join!

they are great

September 17, 2010 by kevin from United States

I have been with them for about a month and they are pretty cool. I won a $25 gift card on their Instant Win game! I couldn't believe it! I'd highly recommend this site because their surveys are fun to take and they are fast and direct with you.

Very dependable

September 17, 2010 by Darlene from United States

Surveys are always at least 200 points. You rack up points pretty quickly. If you don't qualify for a survey, you receive a token to use for their Instant Win games where you are always guaranteed to win points. Their rewards catalogue is HUGE! At least hundreds of items to redeem...


September 17, 2010 by Karen from United States

you gain points fast and easy i just spent 4400 points on movie tickets

very short surveys

September 17, 2010 by Joseph from United States

Great site just like OpinionSquare. 200 points per completed survey. sometimes more. rarely cash, but it has happened. if you don't qualify, you get to spin and win. you'll always win points. 50-10,000.... plus merchandise. 2800 points is a $10 reward value. Not many choices for gift certs. timely with incentives.