Rewards Offered: Amazon gift cards Cash paid via PayPal Retail e-vouchers Sweepstakes entries
Member Opportunities: Online surveys Refer-a-friend program Teen surveys
Redeeming Rewards: 500 point ($5) minimum account balance required to request rewards in the USA. 100 points (Rs. 100) required for gift vouchers in India.
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As of July 2018, AIP Online Surveys rebranded itself as Rakuten Insight.
Rakuten Insight Global, the parent company of Rakutan Insight, serves business organizations and entities from all over the world, with their primary markets being Europe, the United States, and Asia. Panel participants help Rakuten advise on the development of better products and services.
Unique "EPoints" System
Once you are registered with Rakuten, you will be sent surveys to fill out. Multiple users from the same household may register, however every person will require their own separate e-mail address to register.
Rakuten uses a unique EPoints system that rewards you with points that vary according to content, the number of questions and the length of each survey. Accumulated EPoints can be redeemed for cash sent to your PayTM account. In India, 1 EPoint = Rs. 1, and in the US, 100 EPoints = 1.00 USD.
For residents of India: redeem your EPoints for your choice of an Amazon e-voucher, Flipkart online voucher or Lifestyle online voucher. Only 100 EPoints (worth Rs. 100) is required for your first redemption.
For USA residents: Redeem your points for a cash payment made to your Paypal account with just 500 Epoints (worth $5) in earnings.
For India residents: Get paid by Paytm, with 100 EPoints (Rs. 100). Payments are issued in batches; this is typically done once per month. Remember that the email you use to sign up for Rakuten Insights must match the email used on your PayPal account in order to redeem your cash.Visit Rakuten Insight's website ›
Although the number of surveys invitations you receive will vary based on your demographic information, the more complete and up-to-date your profile is, the more likely it is you will receive surveys.
Refer Friends for Bonus Points
Country dependent: refer your friends and extended family members to Rakuten, and get credited with bonus points awarded to your account.
Periodic 'lucky draws' are held with prizes like electronics including iPads, and gift cards to major retailers. Log into your account for information regarding how to win.
Eligibility: varies across countries; only users 16 years and older may join.
October 7, 2013 by Linda from United States
The minimum number of points to cash out are 500 for cash or vouchers. They give 1 or 2 points per survey. I quit after a short period of time. Not worth it
July 21, 2013 by Robert from United Kingdom
You need 1000 points to cash out but most survey's only give you a couple of points.
The odd one is 70 points but that is for a extremely long survey.
Cashing out here will take a good few years as survey's are not that frequent.
May 28, 2013 by Johnnie from United States
Each point is one cents. all surveys state the incentive starting at 1 point and may go up to 70 points but that is rare. it took me over a year to cash out at 5 dollars. not worth it. maybe it different for members in their country. I'm in the U.S.
March 22, 2013 by Amanda from United States
I won $50 not long after I signed up. I received the money in my paypal a couple of weeks later!
March 3, 2012 by thomas from United States
American branch of a JAPAN survey site. Average 2-3 surveys/month (OK there)...Each survey earns 1-2 points (OK there)...BUT, you need a MINIMUM of 500 points to cash out, and YOUR POINTS EXPIRE IN ONE (1) YEAR! Do the math, folks, and don't waste yer valuable time!