Tellwut Reviews and Features

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Minimum balance of 4,000 points ($10) required to request rewards. Some gift cards are mailed, others are e-mailed in the form of e-vouchers. The method of delivery is stated in the rewards catalog.

Tellwut is an online survey site that offers you the opportunity to answer surveys, submit your own surveys and refer friends in exchange for gift cards. The name Tellwut is short for “Tell us what you think” and is run by a well-known market research company based in New York, USA.

How Tellwut Works

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Tellwut is an online community open to residents of Canada and the USA. Members provide their feedback and opinions on various topics through the Tellwut online survey tool and social media platforms. Tellwut members participate in surveys and social media activities, earning rewards while being engaged in the Tellwut community experience. It has been operating since 2010 and the panel grows every day and boasts 750,000+ members.

The community aspect of Tellwut helps it stand out from its competitors. It allows you to create your own surveys, answer other members’ surveys and chat about them in a comments section. You can register for Tellwut with your email address or Facebook account. It’ll prompt you to fill out your profile as part of the registration process, as this will help you become eligible for more surveys. The address information is also used to ship you rewards.

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Payment and Rewards

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Tellwut rewards you with points that can be exchanged for retail gift vouchers. For reference to the value of these points, for USA members, bear in mind that 4,000 points can be exchanged for a $10 Amazon gift card, though a $10 Tango card will cost you 4,500 points and a $25 prepaid Visa debit card requires 13,000 points. For Canadians, a $15 Amazon gift card requires 6,000 points and $25 gift cards to Home Depot, Best Buy, etc. require 10,000 points. Depending on the reward then, $1 in rewards requires 400-550 points.

You can get gift cards in denominations of $10, $15, $25 for retailers including Amazon, Home Depot, Subway, Sephora, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, CVS, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Domino's, Game Stop, Amazon gift certificates are available in extra denominations of $50, $100, and $250.

New Member Bonuses

New members of Tellwut will receive 100 reward points immediately after signing up. A bonus of 25 additional points when you provide your shipping information, and a further 150 points are awarded for providing other account information. Become a survey taker is super easy, and the registration process only takes a few minutes.

Member's Tip! Remember that your shipping information is required to send you rewards and confirm your eligibility to take surveys, so you might as well provide your shipping information to collect your bonus points straight away

Collect Points to Earn Rewards

Tellwut offers points whenever you take a survey. Points awarded can be anywhere from 5-2000 points, depending on the time and effort required, so you potentially have a chance to accrue points fast! For example:

  • Answer a member-generated survey: 5-15 points
  • Create an approved public survey: 10-20 points
  • Answer an external survey: 25-2000 points

Redeeming Your Rewards

Tellwut rewards can be redeemed starting at 4,000 points ($10.00), though more rewards are available at 10,000 points ($25.00). Choose from a variety of gift cards options from Visa, Amazon, CVS, Sephora, Walmart, etc. or merchandise such as a t-shirt or even a Motorola tablet.

It’s also possible to convert your points into a prepaid Visa debit card. You’ll need to save up at least 13,000 points for a $25 gift card.

Once you have enough points to receive a reward, your order will be fulfilled within 10-15 business days of redemption. Shipping times vary by location, though some gift cards are available in electronic format, and will be emailed.

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Survey Taking Experience

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Where some get-paid-to websites offer a huge range of ways to make money, Tellwut focuses almost exclusively on surveys.

Types of Surveys Offered

Fun polls created by users (maximum of one posting per week) or submitted by businesses. Users can log in to their accounts daily to take surveys and do not have to wait for e-mail invitations. You can find the most recent surveys listed in your account under Categories > Most Recent Online Surveys.

Having said that, you can opt-in to receive email promotions of new surveys if you prefer.

Survey Completion Times

Each Tellwut survey or poll available typically takes less than 30 seconds to complete, and many new polls are available on the website daily. Once the surveys have closed, you may browse through the results to see how your answers stacked up when compared to others!

Survey Availability

Members of Tellwut can simply log into their accounts to take all of the available surveys for that day - invitations to complete surveys are not typically emailed.

Most survey points are awarded directly after you finish a survey, although occasionally some surveys must close before points are awarded. Allow for 10-15 days to receive your points from survey participation.

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Community Features

The community aspect of Tellwut is one of its most unique aspects. If you enjoy socialising with other members of survey websites, you may particularly enjoy this feature of the site.

You don't just earn points for surveys! Just signing up gets you started on your way towards earning rewards:

  • Create your account: 100 points
  • Provide profile information: Up to 200 points
  • Refer a friend: 25 points

Refer a Friend

For every friend you refer to Tellwut, you will be credited with 25 points. You can find your "Refer Friend" link listed under your account balance.

Create your own surveys

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Tellwut allows you to create two of your own surveys per week. You’ll earn 10-20 points for each survey created, and it can be fun to see the results of questions that were playing on your mind. If you need to do market research for your own job, this feature may be particularly appealing. Member-generated surveys remain live for 24 hours.

You’ll also earn 5-15 points for answering member-generated surveys. This is nowhere near what you can earn by answering Tellwut’s own surveys, but members may enjoy the brevity and added variety of member-generated questions.

Chat with other members

Member-generated surveys have a comments section below them, allowing you to engage in a lively discussion about the topic of which there are hundreds.

This essentially makes Tellwut more of a social media website, as much as a surveys website. You won’t earn any points for getting involved in the community discussions, but many members appear to enjoy it and they are popular, nonetheless.

Social Media Engagement

On Tellwut's various social media pages (namely Facebook), the company frequently posts opportunities for you to earn additional points. You’ll also learn about some of the more interesting results of Tellwut surveys on Instagram and Pinterest.

Customer service is offered via social media too. All in all, these are nice incentives to follow Tellwut on Twitter and Facebook.

Great Support Staff!

If you ever run into issues with the platform, you can reach out via the contact form online or email Tellwut at [email protected] They will typically respond within 48 hours!

Eligibility: Residents of Canada and USA, 18+


Tellwut is definitely not a scam and is safe and legit. Tellwut is a legitimate website which you can use to earn gift cards and connect with other survey takers. If the community aspect of the website appeals to you, you may particularly enjoy being a member. Check out our SurveyPolice Exclusive: 9 Question Q & A with Tellwut if you'd like to learn more about the platform.

You can learn more and find out what Tellwut’s users think of the platform in the reviews section below.

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Tellwut Reviews (491)

5 Star Reviews (331) 67.4
4 Star Reviews (62) 12.6
3 Star Reviews (32) 6.5
2 Star Reviews (21) 4.3
1 Star Reviews (45) 9.2

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TellWut Doesn't Reward

August 12, 2019 by Nigel from United States

Tellwut refuses to reward me my agreed upon points for survey I completed.I finished surveys 1220628-120705 and 1220820-120705, neither of which I was rewarded. When I spent over fifteen minutes completing a survey and hit the submit button, it noted they met their quota. When I contacted them to complain, they said I was disqualified.

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Tellwut responded to this review on August 13, 2019

Hi Nigel,

Thank you for your feedback about our surveys. We really apologize that you had difficulty in completing the surveys. As we mentioned in our emails to you, you only completed a couple mins of each survey and not the whole thing, which is why were unable to give the full points. We apologize for any inconvenience you might have had due to this.
Where is my Walmart gift card

June 5, 2019 by LINDA from United States

I earned a Walmart gift card last month on and when I tried to use it, it was invalid! I have tried emailing them several times about this and to send me a legit one but no one has done anything! Can you please look into this for me?

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Tellwut responded to this review on June 11, 2019

Hi Linda,

Thank you for the review. We have responded to your inquiry (three times). It seems like our replies to you are not going into your "Inbox" and we request you to check your junk/spam email. In order to send you a new one we would require the card number and the pin so that we can contact the supplier (Walmart) to re-send you a new one. We request you to email us the card number and its pin to [email protected]
Wheres the surveys?

August 11, 2018 by Marcia from United States

Lets start by saying I've been a member since the beginning of 2013. I log in today and there are no "user created surveys". There are normally maybe about 25-30-ish on the site daily under "Most Recent"....there are only the external thru Tellwut to try and qualify for now. The "user created surveys" are the reason a lot of people like the site...feels like a community. Wheres the surveys? If the "user created surveys" are gone, so am I!
UPDATE....8/28/2017 I've emailed customer support reply yet...I logged in today and "Most Recent" link was back and there were usual amount of "User Generated Surveys" AND THEN, did 2 and the rest disappeared with the link of "Most Recent" completely vanishing.
UPDATE....later on 8/28/ from support
Hi Marcia
Thank you for contacting us. In order to have full access to the user created surveys panel members must successfully complete an external survey (either from the Available Surveys page or from e-mail) at least once every 30 days. The last time you successfully completed one was July 27th 2017.
The user created surveys do not generate any income for Tellwut, therefore it is not a viable business option for us to pay panel members to only take the user created surveys.
Thanks and regards,
Tellwut Support

I have very rarely attempted the external surveys and have maybe completed an external survey 10 times in 4 years with Tellwut....most are "samplious" surveys that go nowhere, why all of a SUDDEN IS THIS AN ISSUE? I cannot find anywhere on the site where this is expressed in writing for members. Also, a Thanx for being a member could have went a long way here...maybe a when the policy was started....feeling very unappreciated right now.
UPDATE...8/20/2017...I had 3 available external surveys available to try today when usually there are a whole page full...I have to complete a third party survey to have access to user generated surveys.....kinda hard to do when have only 3 trys....hard to go with Tellwut!
UPDATE...2/24/2018...I log in today, take 1 user generated survey and Im told I now have to complete a third party survey every 14 per Tellwut policy stated earlier in this reply to me, it was every 30 days!!!!! Whats going on????

Do not join this site!

June 22, 2018 by John from United States

It is so bad.
4000 points = $10.
They always send you email with 75 points survey.
All survey is so long.
And it has adsense on its site, I never saw a good survey site with adsense on it.

Avoid this site.

February 14, 2018 by Edward from United States

Every survey that I have attempted to take has either automatically disqualified me without a single question asked or told me it was over it's quota. Stay very far away.

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Tellwut responded to this review on February 15, 2018

Hi Edward,

The majority of our members who sign in and participate everyday can get a reward within 2 to 3 weeks.

It sounds like you're referring to external surveys - Tellwut does not control or create those surveys.
If any of our panel members encounter problems with an external survey we encourage them to tell us by providing us with the survey ID so that we can look into the issue and give them the points that they deserve.

If you're over quota - and you've spent longer than 6 minutes in the survey, tell us so that we can give you the points. We have reports that we can verify the information that you're giving us with.

In your case where you're saying that you're instantly disqualified - There could be something wrong with your IP although we can't say for certain since we don't know who you are on Tellwut. Another possibility which is quite is that you did the same survey on a different survey site.

You should contact [email protected] so that we can help you determine what the problem is.

We have tons of ways to earn points on Tellwut - including instant qualifying surveys:

Have you checked out the area of our site where you can instantly qualify for surveys? You can find them in the 'Most Recent' section (everyone qualifies)
- We have our weekly 50 point newsletter sent out over the weekend (everyone qualifies)
- We have monthly promotional giveaways of gift cards, and higher point value surveys. (everyone qualifies)
- We have various giveaways and extra point earning opportunities on our social media pages – on Twitter we have $5 Amazon gift card give away, on Facebook we have a 500 point give away, and a 25 point weekly survey. (everyone qualifies for the 25 points)
- Lastly, every time you participate in an external survey (these surveys are higher in point value) from the Available Surveys page or e-mail, you are entered into a 4000 point weekly give away.