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10,000 points (worth $25) minimum balance required in order to request Visa pre-paid cards.
Qbord is owned and operated by PMG Intelligence, a market research company based in Waterloo, Ontario which was established back in 1993. The Qbord panel is a community of individuals looking to make a difference. You can share your opinions and potentially impact the future of business and other industries.
How it Works
The process with Qbord is simple – complete surveys, earn points for your time, then cash out your points towards different reward options.
Earn reward points for the online surveys you complete. Once you accumulate enough points, you can use them in many different ways.
- Visa Prepaid Cards: Use points to get Prepaid Visa cards in $25, $50 or $100 denominations.
- Gift Cards: Redeem your points for gift cards to great places such as: Best Buy, Petro Canada, The Bay, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Netflix, Google Play, McDonald’s and many more.
- Auctions: Use your points to bet on auction prizes - if you lose the auction, you'll still keep your points.
- Charity Donations: Charity donations are also available. Check the website for the latest featured non-profit organization. Each time a panelist donates to a charity then Qbord donates an extra $10 to the same charity on your behalf.
- Sweepstakes: Use your points to enter into a chance to win prizes or cash.
Focus Group Opportunities
Qbord advertises to their Canadian members the opportunity to participate in paid focus groups where, if selected, a minimum of $75 will be awarded.
Win a Contest!
Qbord offers contests to their panelists for doing various tasks. If you recruit a friend, fill out a poll or interact on social media you could earn yourself an entry into a sweepstakes with winnings that could come in the form of free cash or merchandise.
Check out the Website Blog
Check out the Qbord website blog for interesting facts about anything from pencils to Canadian history.
Eligibility: Canadian residents only.
December 31, 2014 by Melissa from Canada
I have been a member of Qbord for about 4 months now - I just received my first $25 prepaid Visa card in the mail and it only took a few days to get it.
So far so good!
January 8, 2020 by Laura from Canada
Update: I was paid my $85 ( months late) but was paid so I am happy to change my rating.
March 26, 2020 by Martha from Canada
I've been with this survey panel for a very long time and was mostly satisfied. But now I'm quite disappointed. I redeemed my points weeks ago for two gift cards that were supposed to be paid out by mid December. I'm still waiting. I've received two emails asking me to be patient, stating they are overloaded, that they're working on it...blah, blah, blah. Will I ever receive what I'm due? I don't know. But in the meantime, I would advise anyone interested in signing up with this panel to think twice until all this is sorted out one way or another.
Today is February 08, 2020... I'm still waiting for these two gift cards to arrive. Nothing yet. At this point I don't think I'll ever get paid for my time. But Qbord did have the audacity to send me a survey to complete. I ignored it. Until I receive what I'm due, I will not participate. I would advise not getting involved with this survey site for now. I'm not sure what's going on with it but be cautious.
Today is March 13, 2020...
Still no payment. No explanation. No answer. I have sent Qbord three messages inquiring about lack of payment, all of which have been ignored. I will keep contacting this survey site and keep adding an update. Please reconsider this site if you're thinking of joining. There are many other quality survey sites to choose from.
Today is March 25, 2020...
I finally got my gift cards today after months of waiting. I thank Qbord and have, in all fairness, changed the rating. But I still recommend being cautious until there's more evidence that things are better. I never received a reply to any of my messages to them and was never offered an explanation for the lengthy delay. I am pleased to have finally received what I was owed and sincerely hope that they make amends with everyone.
February 5, 2020 by Joanne from Canada
I redeemed for two $10 Amazon cards in early November. After a month with no payment, I wrote. They told me it would come in December. It didn't. I've written them 5 times and they no longer even bother responding to me. Do not waste your time.
EDITED: I don't know if it's a coincidence, but shortly after writing this review, I finally received payment. So I'm adjusting my rating to reflect this.
March 6, 2020 by Pierre-Michel from Canada
Updated review posted March 4, 2020:
I finally received the reward today, 4 months after the original request. I upgraded the star rating from 1/2 star to 2 stars. I am not sure about continuing with Qbord considering the number of bad reviews it has received.
Original review posted February 10,2020:
Despite sending 2 messages to Qbord's Contact Us site, I have not received the $50.00 Amazon gift card that I requested on November 1, 2019. I am not impressed. I realize delays can happen but this is excessive.
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