Qbord Reviews and Features

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5 Spring St, St. Jacobs, Ontario  N0B 2N0 CA
Tel: 519.746.3997   Contact: https://www.qbord.com/contact-us/
Operated by: PMG Intelligence


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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.

Reward System

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.

Qbord Reviews (29)

5 Star Reviews (2) 6.9
4 Star Reviews (0) 0.0
3 Star Reviews (2) 6.9
2 Star Reviews (1) 3.4
1 Star Reviews (24) 82.8

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Horrible Survey Panel

December 30, 2015 by Yogi from Canada

Friends...please stay away from this survey panel. At the beginning they will send you lots of surveys and you will redeem your rewards fast; however, as soon as you are ready for your second rewards or onward, they never send you the rewards nor answers your email. I had emailed them multiples times re my reward and to date it's been over 2 months and no response and no rewards. Very disappointed. Stay away!

No reward, no reply

November 16, 2021 by Nora from Canada

I was due a $10 Amazon payment on October 15th. I have emailed them 4 times since then, with not one reply. Really awful customer service! This is the first time I've had any problems with them, and I've been with Qbord for about 10 years. It makes me wonder if the company has changed hands. In any case, to refuse to answer 4 emails is unconscionable.

No contact

March 29, 2021 by Michelle from Canada

I cashed out for 2 Amazon gift cards feb15th. On the site it says rewards would be issued the following month so I patiently waited.
Nothing showed up. I didn't get an email about cashing out and no kind of reply.
I sent 3 emails asking about when I would receive them. After all this is why we do surveys, its for the rewards and Id like to use it on my next purchase. These rewards are small to some but when you are on disability you look for these paid surveys to help with buying something.
I have not received 1 reply at all which does not give a good feeling. They could at least reply with information on a date to expect the gift cards.
I will likely send another email and hopefully get a reply or better yet, my gift cards soon.
I will update if anything new happens.


December 12, 2019 by Carolyn from Canada

I have been doing their surveys for several years..........6 at least. Never had an issue doing them, getting lots to do, and qualifying for said surveys. Now I rarely qualify. If I do the surveys take forever for 200 pts........not worth the time. So I decide to cash in 5000 pts on Nov. 1 for a Red. Lobster $50 gift certificate. Still have not received it. Have phoned and left messages several times and no one has returned calls. I would avoid these guys. Not sure what has gone on with them.

Finally received reward

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.