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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.
May 10, 2022 by Karen from Canada
This survey site does not deserve any stars as they are non-responsive and untrustworthy. They do not pay out when requested and they do not reply when contacted.
I was doing surveys for quite a while and they used to be good but not anymore. I filed a request on Dec. 3/21for a reward earned by cashing in 1000 points for a $10.00 Amazon.ca card. They acknowledge the request and took out my points but never sent any reward. I contacted them numerous times and referenced the request but they never replied once. In March of 2022 I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and they gave the company 2 notices but they never replied to them either and they still (as of May 2022) have still not paid out. I would not waste my time with this site as you will not get what they promise. I wonder if they are struggling financially and going out of business but they still offer surveys so beware!!!
April 7, 2022 by Louise from Canada
After about 4 e-mails, I have not received the Amazon gift card for $25. I sent in January. Also not received an answer to my e-mails.
March 24, 2022 by Les from Canada
This site is a disgrace for a Canadian site. It takes forever to accumulate enough points so you can cash in and when you do they refuse to pay. Not one reply to the numerous emails I sent asking what is going on. Absolutely no customer service. Stay away from these time thieves if you put any value on your time.
March 20, 2022 by Patricia from Canada
Not worthy of a star. Requested a dining card Nov. 30 and am still waiting on March 17th. Several emails unanswered. I sent them one this morning telling them if I did not hear back from them by next week I would file a complaint with the bbb. I'm sure that won't fizz them though since I see complaints against them already on the bbb site.
February 28, 2022 by Stephanie from Canada
I redeemed points for a $25 gift card on Nov. 30, 2021 but haven't received it yet. I've sent three emails and reached out to their FB page but no response.
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