SurveySavvy Reviews and Features

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1365 4th Ave, San Diego, California  92101 US
Tel: 1-888-588-4258   Contact:
Operated by: Luth Research


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Minimum account balance of $1 needed to request a payment check.

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SurveySavvy is an online survey site where people can earn cash in exchange for completing surveys. The site is over 20 years old, and has paid out millions in dollars to its members, who are from all over the world.

How SurveySavvy Works

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Join to Take Paid Surveys

SurveySavvy is an online survey panel that offers its users the ability to participate in paid surveys for cash. Becoming a member of the site is free and only takes a minute. Anyone from around the world can join the website to earn cash rewards for every survey completion.

Payment and Rewards

Rewards Offered

With SurveySavvy, you can take online surveys in exchange for cash and get paid by check - the only payment method they offer. Request a check with just $1 in earnings in your account. Note that you will be paid in US dollars, regardless of what country you reside in

Earn Cash for All Survey Completions

SurveySavvy doesn't have any confusing points systems to figure out. Every online survey is offered for a dollar amount, and once you start accruing money, you can request a check that will be mailed to you. Checks are sent to members anywhere in the world, and are issued in US dollars. The minimum payment amount you can request is just $1.

SurveySavvy does not offer PayPal as a payment option and they don't offer gift cards either. They only offer payment checks that are sent through the mail.

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Survey Taking Experience

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Complete Profilers for Better Matched Surveys

SurveySavvy's profilers are called "portraits", which are short surveys stored in your account which if completed, are designed to better match you with paid online surveys that become available. As well, members who fill in these portraits may be selected to complete studies that members who have not completed these will not be invited to.

Great Monthly Draws for When You Don't Qualify

If you attempt to complete a survey and get disqualified, you will earn an entry into the cash draw where you could be one of 50 winners who will receive $10 credited to their accounts!

Special Contests and Opportunities

On occasion, SurveySavvy offers their members the opportunity to win contests. Opportunities such as choosing which charity should receive a substantial donation, YouTube video contests for a cash prize, etc. have all been offered in the past.

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Community Features

SurveySavvy Referral Program

SurveySavvy offers a generous 2-tiered referral program. Not only will you earn a portion of the cash earnings for your direct referrals, but you will also earn a portion of the survey earnings from your referrals' referrals. Simply visit the 'Home' section on the website to input your referral's name and email. SurveySavvy will reach out to your referral via email and once your referral has signed up and completed a survey, you'll be credited within 4-12 weeks on your account.

Alternatively, you can simply copy your referral link from your account and share it on social media, your website, or with your friends, instead of having SurveySavvy email your contacts.

Worldwide Presence

SurveySavvy is one of the very few online survey panels that accept people from all around the world. They have members in over 195 countries and have been around since 1999.


SurveySavvy has a tool called SavvyConnect where members can participate in market research by surfing the internet. SavvyConnect aggregates data to provide analysis on internet surfing habits - this information is not sold and is used for behavioral research purposes only. Installing SavvyConnect on your computer or mobile device also enables SurveySavvy members to access additional paid research opportunities. You can get $5 per device each month plus access to special surveys and expedited payments!

Is SurveySavvy Legit or Scam?

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Is SurveySavvy Legit?

Believe it or not, SurveySavvy has been offering paid surveys for over 20 years and as such, is completely legit and is certainly not a scam. Although members of the site may have varying degrees of success with the program, SurveySavvy is a legitimate online surveys website that is very safe to use. Bear in mind that although they offer the opportunity for anyone in the world to join their site, people in predominantly English-speaking countries (USA, Canada, UK, etc.) will receive more frequent invitations to complete surveys.

Luth Research, the company that operates the SurveySavvy panel, is a member of the BBB (the Better Business Bureau). They have maintained a solid rating on the platform for many years, providing more confidence that SurveySavvy is legitimate.

Eligibility: Residents worldwide, aged 13+

SurveySavvy Reviews (167)

5 Star Reviews (31) 18.6
4 Star Reviews (24) 14.4
3 Star Reviews (24) 14.4
2 Star Reviews (28) 16.8
1 Star Reviews (60) 35.9

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Beware... stay clear of this panel

February 25, 2023 by Joe from United States

I am a member of several survey panels/communities, and have been a member of many for a number of years. That being said, in comparing SurveySavvy...

1. Their survey offering is EXTREMELY slow, and minimal. It isn't that you CAN go... but you WILL go... OFTEN... days at a time with not one single survey invite.

2. Getting credited for surveys you do complete takes a very long time. This, I do not understand. This most certainly isn't the practice for other panels where I participate.

3. Worst of all, getting incentives paid is a ridiculous, complete joke. I don't have so much a problem that they only offer mailing a check. But it takes an unreal amount of time to get payment. I, currently, have already been waiting for more than six weeks, and they have verified that it still hasn't even been mailed! Worse yet, they can only tell me that it is in processing and "should" be mailed in 7-10 days.


Save yourself the unnecessary trouble. Don't bother messing with this panel.

That said, it is extremely easy to tell which of the reviews left on this site are literal fluff reviews... more so, outright lies (just my personal opinion).

No way to know if I got my points

December 1, 2020 by Jo from United States

I think it should be required that these places have a current and historic survey history available for the users/survey takers to look at and verify survey points. I am not able to find anywhere on their site that give me this information. When I have to wait 2-6 wks to know if I got my points or not, and there is not history to look at, it seems quiet clear that they don't want you to remember to look at your point balance. I did reach out today so we will see if they will help me locate it.

Slow to almost Dead Stop

June 20, 2020 by John from Canada

This company had very few surveys coming in for me like drips of water from a tap in the desert. You had to wait for the survey time to close to then request your $. But, if you only had $0.50, you had to wait for another survey to finish before requesting. Then you had to wait 4-8 weeks for your $1-$4 cheque to arrive in the mail. My last one, took 16 weeks of waiting and the post mark was from less then 2 weeks before it arrived. Now they have some NEW stupid system where you get and email saying a $20 survey, and what you get is a bunch of tiny surveys within it (totaling $20) & ontop of that I never seem to qualify. If these people can't get out of the old system of actually mailing you a physical cheque as opposed to paying with paypal, then don't bother signing up!

I do not recommend them

April 30, 2020 by Carl from United States

I have had a lot of experience with this company. Here's how their little game works: they offer you a survey with a "Few Screening Questions".
You fill out UP TO 50 questions with ALL OF your personal information - very detailed - thinking you ARE taking a survey.
Then you see a page saying that "Based on your responses you do not qualify for this survey."
You will not get the reward you were 'offered' ... why should they pay you the money offered for your time ( you just filled out 20 minutes of "screening questions"!!!) when they already have ALL of your survey responses?
So, I'm not going back ever again. You: never sign up ... and you will not be disappointed by them. You will spend a LOT of Time - and you will answer all of the questions - but you will never qualify for the survey or be rewarded.

SavvyConnect - No payment

March 5, 2020 by amanda from United States

I had their extension installed since November 2019 and earned a total of $0. I was told I was not answering required surveys, but I had met all my requirements for January. I would get payment in the first 3 weeks of February. However, that never came. The extension itself made my internet awful for these months and I can only imagine all the useful data they gathered from me all while refusing to pay.