Survey Junkie Reviews and Features

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Survey Junkie

800 N. Brand Blvd, Floor 21 Glendale, CA  91203 US
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500 point minimum account balance required to request a $5 reward.

Survey Junkie is an online platform that connects its 11 million members to research studies in the form of online surveys from big brands and market research companies. Members can earn their choice of cash or gift cards in exchange for their participation.

It is available to residents of the USA, Canada and Australia.

How Survey Junkie Works

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With Survey Junkie, you can participate in online surveys on your computer or using the app in order to earn rewards including cash paid to your PayPal account. US residents can receive gift cards and bank transfers as well. Creating an account is free and can be done via your Facebook or Google account.

Survey Lengths

The average length of time it takes to complete a survey with Survey Junkie is 15 minutes. The estimated time for completions is stated on survey invitations (or in the app).

Short Point Approval Times

Once you take a survey, it may take up to 24 hours to approve your points. Points do not expire as long as you are an active member. In order to be considered 'active', simply log in to your Survey Junkie account and complete a survey within a 12 month period.

Payment and Rewards

Earn Cash for Completing Surveys

With just $5 worth of survey earnings (500 points), you can 'cash out' your points balance for an instant PayPal payment. Note that you must redeem your full points balance when selecting the PayPal option for a payout. If you live in the USA, you can also choose to receive a bank transfer payment. Bank transfers are handled by a third-party partner and take 3-4 business days to complete.

As mentioned above, as $5 is the equivalent of 500 points, 1 point therefore equals 1 cent.

Choose a Gift Card Instead

If you live in the USA, you can also choose to redeem your points for e-gift cards. e-gift cards are available in denominations of $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 and $50. You can choose from major retailers including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Sephora, Groupon, iTunes and Starbucks.

Earn Points for Disqualifications

If you attempt to complete a survey but get disqualified before you're able to finish it, Survey Junkie will still credit your account with 2-3 points. Payouts for surveys themselves vary and will depend on the length of the survey, how difficult it is to qualify, as well as other criteria.

To increase your chances of qualifying for a survey, look for surveys that have green diamonds. These indicate surveys that you are most likely to be able to successfully complete. Red diamonds on the other hand, may carry higher payouts, but will have the lowest chance of being able to complete.

Complete Profile Surveys to Earn Points and Get Better Matched

Survey Junkie has numerous profile surveys available to members in their account dashboards. Complete these profilers to earn 10 points for each completion, and benefit from being better matched to future surveys.

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Community Features

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Mobile App for Android and iOS

Survey Junkie has a mobile app available on Google Play, for Android phone users and on iTunes for iOS users. The app functions similarly to the website in that you can take surveys, check your available points balance, and redeem rewards. The app will notify you when new surveys become available, which can be helpful in reducing the chances of being disqualified from a survey, if you are one of the first respondents to complete a survey.

BBB Accreditation

Survey Junkie is a member of the Better Business Bureau of Glendale, California and maintains a solid BBB rating. They have hundreds of reviews posted on the BBB's website, most of which are positive and amount to a star rating that's between 4-5 stars.

Survey Junkie Pulse

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Survey Junkie Pulse is a browser extension (you can install it via the mobile app, too) you can install in order to receive exclusive surveys that are based on your browsing activity. You'll receive a notification of new surveys directly in your browser, as soon a survey becomes available. SJ Pulse is designed to connect you with surveys based on your browsing interests and does not collect personal information such as passwords, emails, credit card information, etc.

Keep the extension enabled for 30 days on your desktop computer, and receive bonus points credited to your Survey Junkie account! As an added bonus, SJ Pulse users may also receive access to exclusive surveys that SJ Opinion users may not receive.

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Alternatives to Survey Junkie

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Is Survey Junkie Safe?

Survey Junkie is not a scam and is considered safe and legitimate survey panel. It is a real website which you can use to earn gift vouchers and cash in exchange for participating in online surveys. They are a member of the BBB and have a good reputation there.

Although everyone's experience with the website may be different in terms of whether it's worth the time and how much you can ultimately earn, with over 11 million survey takers registered on their site, Survey Junkie is legit.

Eligibility: Residents of USA, Canada, Australia, 16+ only.

Survey Junkie Reviews (234)

5 Star Reviews (138) 59.0
4 Star Reviews (42) 17.9
3 Star Reviews (13) 5.6
2 Star Reviews (6) 2.6
1 Star Reviews (35) 15.0

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Survey Junkie is Now Junk

September 16, 2021 by Joyce from United States

Survey Junkie was the 1st survey site I joined in 2018. About a month ago, they stopped sending me surveys with no explanation until I messaged them and then it took a week to get a response. They claimed to need a picture ID for verification with bogus instructions on how to do so. I wrote them again explaining there is no button to verify. Next, they said they'd call me and I gave them my number and available times.. nothing.. a week later, I get an email from them repeating the above- I have even sent screen shots to them.. They ignore it. I even tried calling them during business hours and get a recorded message. They have lost one of their long standing members in me now. Can't be trusted

Second Verification

September 15, 2021 by Steve from United States

Have been a member of this panel for several years and at one point I was prevented from cashing out until I verify my account. I set up an appointment, they call me and ask some questions, my account was then verified, and was able to cash out. Now, recently I have stop receiving surveys from them, and upon reaching out to their Support I was told that I'm required to verify my account through Photo ID verification. I have verified once and have no intention of doing it again especially when making little or nothing with this panel.

Website changed

September 13, 2021 by Dave from Canada

I used to get a little bit of cash on here, which was great! I went back on yesterday for the first time and got up to over $6 and THEY CHANGED THE WEBSITE. They now WANT AN ID TO REDEEM! HOW STUPID IS THAT? NO WAY AM I GIVING YOU MY DRIVER'S LICENSE JUST TO GET 6 DOLLARS. Awful website now, never should've made that change, no one is going to want to do that.

Good most of the time.

September 11, 2021 by Mitchell from United States

Survey junkie is quickly becoming my favorite site to do there's always survey's to do if you don't qualify for a survey you still get a few points just for trying and their support is top notch.

Update: Those last 5 surveys i took didn't do me right the first two didn't ask me anything just disqualified em the last ones only ask my birthday or income then disqualified me. They'll take off points for that I'm sure.

Edit: There surveys are all long and hard to get qualified for on top of that i get knocked out of the little ones all the time.

Good survey site BUT 1 Caution.

September 8, 2021 by Jacquie from Canada

I used Survey Junkie for several months. I liked them. They paid out very fast, within minutes. I made about $25 Cdn a month with them.

They pay out in U.S. dollars. They payout once you reach $5 but you don't have to cash out then.

But, a cautionary tale. I'll give you the condensed version.

Make sure to cash out on Google Chrome over Firefox. I can't speak on the other web browsers but I had my account suspended permanently because they assumed I was trying to scam the system and get paid twice.

I can't stand Google Chrome so I use Firefox. But when cashing out, I would need to use Chrome as this worked better. But, I would still have the Survey Junkie site open in Firefox, not knowing this was going to be a problem.

Instead of emailing me to ask me about this, they assumed I was trying to cash out twice!? Crazy.

Anyhow, they are not transparent because it took a week of emails before they even told me why they closed my account so they had no interest in finding out what actually happened. This is very unprofessional but unfortunately, I am seeing this, a lot more lately.

So, Survey Junkie IS a good survey site. The only issue I had was payout so if you make sure to only have 1 browser open at a time, it should be okay.

They had lots of surveys. It would slow down on weekends but during the week, so many surveys. Like I said, I averaged $13 U.S. + a month so after converting, it was a nice chunk of change.