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.

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Survey Junkie is an online platform that connects its 20 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, UK, Canada and Australia.

How Survey Junkie Works

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Earn up to $40 Per Month

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 (or gift cards and bank transfers in the USA). For prospective members wondering how much they can make from Survey Junkie, the site advertises that members who complete three surveys daily and can earn as much as $40 monthly. Creating an account is free and can be done via your Facebook or Google account.

New Member Sign Up Bonuses

New members of SurveyJunkie receive 25 free points immediately after signing up and an additional 25 points for confirming their e-mail address. Fill out the profilers to earn 10-50 points per profiler. Joining, clicking the confirmation link in your e-mail and filling out the general profiler is worth 100 points in total ($1.00). With a minimum cash out of $5.00, this is 20% of the way to an initial reward!

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). New surveys are available daily.

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

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Earn Cash for Completing Surveys

With just $5 worth of survey earnings (500 points), you can 'cash out' your points balance for two cash options:

  • PayPal - receive an instant PayPal payment by selecting this rewards option. Note that you must redeem your full points balance when selecting PayPal for reward payments.
  • Bank transfer (USA only) - If you live in the USA, you can choose to receive a bank transfer payment. Bank transfers are handled by a third-party partner and take 3-4 business days to complete and are a safe way to receive your money.
Points Value: 500 points = $5.00. 1 Survey Junkie 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, Apple and Starbucks. You can also select a pre-paid Visa card.

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 10-50 points for each completion, and benefit from being better matched to future surveys.

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Community Features

Survey Junkie Awards

Unlock badges by reaching key milestones such as completing profiles, tutorials, taking your first survey, reaching your first 300 points, etc. Each badge completion awards anywhere from 5-10 points and can be found under the 'Awards' link located at the top of your account dashboard.

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Survey Junkie App

Survey Junkie has a mobile app available on Google Play, for Android phone users and in the Apple store 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 Survey Junkie 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) US residents 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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Is Survey Junkie Legit or Scam?

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Is Survey Junkie Legit

Survey Junkie is not a scam and is considered to be a 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 20 million survey takers registered on their site, Survey Junkie is legit.

Eligibility: Residents of USA, UK*, Canada, Australia, 16+ only.
*Survey Junkie opened up their panel to UK residents in late 2022.

Sign Up Bonus! Survey Junkie currently offers a 50 point sign up bonus to new members who confirm their e-mail address. » Click here to claim your bonus!

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Survey Junkie Reviews (295)

5 Star Reviews (153) 51.9
4 Star Reviews (47) 15.9
3 Star Reviews (21) 7.1
2 Star Reviews (14) 4.7
1 Star Reviews (60) 20.3

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Some Benefits, A Number of Drawbacks

April 21, 2020 by Dee from United States

Survey Junkie can be consistent in many, for better or worse, yet inconsistent in others. Unlike many other survey sites, if you are consistent with taking surveys, you can actually get payouts. Some sites take a long time and thousands of points before you are able to actually cash out, but survey junkie, depending on much time you have, you can see a payout by the end of the week. Sometimes though, it can be frustrating when there is a glitch and you spend time taking a survey, click "Submit" and then you get 2 or 3 points, instead of say, 90 points. Contacting Survey Junkie will inevitably end up with someone unable to fully resolve the situation, other than ask for the I.D. number of the survey (which is a real problem if the survey disappeared from your Dashboard and it doesn't appear in your History log). I've found that Survey Junkie might award me "Bonus Points" as a courtesy but it really isn't good enough when I spent 25 minutes completing a survey for 90 points and through no fault of my own, the survey doesn't award me the points and survey gives me "Bonus Points" for less than half what I am entitled to. And unfortunately, this happens often. I wish there were a way to resolve this issue once and for all. Another critique I have is that points are often distributed unevenly. I've had some great surveys that take about 10 minutes and give 50 or 60 points and then some lengthy surveys that are twice as long give only 20 or 30 points. Huh??! I guess I'd like to see those issues sorted out the most. There are other issues, like the teasing survey on the Dashboard that when you click the link, you are automatically disqualified before you are even asked a single question. Also the survey that seems to have a dead link that does nowhere, not to mention Error pages that no one can resolve (the worst are the ones that happen when just after you have hit Submit upon completing your survey, talk about frustration). If you weigh all the pros and the cons, you can go into survey taking knowing what you're in for and not having unrealistic expectations. Sometimes though, you can get some very good surveys where you feel as if your opinion truly matters, like the ones administered by universities, non-profits and civic organizations. And the ones about food and personal items can be really fun too.

One of the best!

April 21, 2020 by nancy from United States

Easy to earn money quickly.
I cashed out three times in a thirty-day period after the initial enrollment. .
They offer bonuses for finishing a fixed number of surveys over a specific time period. Paying you more to earn more money while taking surveys.

Setting up was a little rocky, but once things were straightened out, I could not be more pleased.


April 13, 2020 by shannon from United States

I like Survey Junkie but the problem with them is that you can be doing a survey for 20 minutes and then all of a sudden a page will pop up and say sorry you dont qualify and you get kicked out of the survey and they only end up giving you 3 points instead of the 150 you were supposed to get. It makes me think they are getting info for free and kicking you out when they have gotten the answers they want. Besides that its a good site with a lot of surveys. It runs on a point system where every 100 points is 1.00. Also they do pay you a couple points even if u get disqualified.

Fast and easy

April 12, 2020 by Joe from United States

Survey Junkie is very straight forward in everything they say and is very easy to use.

No New Surveys in 2 months

April 11, 2020 by Dave from United States

I used this site for a couple of weeks (Feb to the first of March) and got lots of surveys but no new ones since March 8th. Stay away.