Valued Opinions is an online survey panel operated by ResearchNow. The panel is available in over 15 languages across more than 20 different countries and has 3 million members! Valued Opinions members receive "cash" redeemable for vouchers for each survey they participate in and quarterly cash draws for members are also held.
Most surveys taken with Valued Opinions reward between $1 and $5, although at times you may be sent unpaid surveys to help with identifying your unique interests. The typical survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete, however the estimated time is always outlined beforehand.
Points can be redeemed for the following rewards once a minimum of $10 is collected: Visa promo codes, CVS/pharmacy e-gift cards, Fragrance.net e-gift cards, Magazines.com gift codes, Spa Week e-gift codes, Macy's offline gift cards, Amazon.com vouchers, Chillis gift cards, Restaurant.com e-gift cards, iTunes e-gift cards, and Southwest Rapid Reward Points. These rewards apply to USA members, and may vary based on location.
Electronic gift vouchers are typically delivered within 24 hours. It can take up to 28 days to receive an offline (physical) gift card in the mail.
Valued Opinions offers a unique program which involves its more active members collecting “badges” for their level of participation! There are 5 levels that can be achieved with mini tasks that must be completed. The five levels are listed from lowest to highest.
Privacy of Information
Valued Opinions guarantees that the information you provide remains secure. Every piece of data you give is kept anonymous and confidential. They also abide by strict rules of The Market Research Association and The Market Research Society.
Eligibility: USA residents must be 13+, UK residents must be 16+, Australia residents must be 14+
Was enjoying VO until I started getting 'Unfortunately you can’t participate in this study.
Our records indicate that your ID has already been registered for this project and/or data inconsistencies have been identified regarding the profile data you’ve provided' on every survey. Reached out to them via email, these are some of the replies I received.
'This may relate to how you connect to the internet. This message may also appear if you are currently abroad. If you are not abroad, all I can recommend is to try and answer a survey from another device and internet connection to see if that works OK for you.'
I wasn't abroad, tried a different browser and device...still no joy.
'This is the security system that is stopping you and this is not something I can override. All I can recommend is to try and answer a survey from another device and internet connection to see if that works OK for you.'
Still no joy.
They seem to be blaming my end when it most definitely isn't. All I want is a straight answer to why I can't do any more surveys. All I can think of is that I'm a member of multiple survey sites or using an adblocker or answering surveys quicker than I should be? Guess I'll never know. I managed to accrue £6 but it's below the amount I can withdraw.
I have been a member for about 5 months after deciding to earn a little extra money for the coming holidays. During those months I had earned quite a few Amazon cards and a Visa Card (I don't recommend getting that waste of my time). Recently, though they had the 'smart' idea to enforce an authentication process by means of a cell phone number. This made it so I could no longer use the site due the facts, I couldn't afford a plan, and I live out in the county. So, I took a break and when I checked back a week ago they added landline as another means. Well, I tried to input my number and they said there was an error. I emailed them about my problem. Big mistake on my part 'cause not only were they unprofessional and took their sweet time to email me, but they banned me due to some 'discrepancies' on my account.
The way I see it their new idea is piece of garbage meaning they won't take the time to fix it. Resulting in anyone who tries to get an answer to be banned for questioning the system. I don't recommend Valued Opinions to anyone.
I've been a member of several GPT websites for the past 11 years. I don't work and I use this as my only source of income. I've been a member of Valued Opinions for approximately 2 years. I've cashed out through Amazon and Target gift cards several times of the course of my time as a member. It was one of my favorite GPT websites until recently. On March 8th, I took my last survey with this website and I no longer received any survey invites. I was still able to sign in to my account but each time I clicked on a survey it wouldn't redirect me anywhere. I gave me some message that said "unfortunately there aren't any surveys available for you right now." I passed it off and figured it was an issue on their end. Weeks passed and I still wasn't getting any survey invites, yet I was still able to sign in to my account. Finally a month later, I emailed support to see if this was an issue on their end or mine. I had a bad feeling already that they were probably going to tell me my account was suspended since I've never had a problem with taking surveys on their website in the past and always received weekly survey invites. After about a week with no response from support, they finally emailed me back. (Bad customer service!) They told me that my account was suspended permanently due to "several discrepancies". I call this BS! I would never do anything to intentionally lose my account. This is just a way that they don't have to pay their members for taking surveys. I guess this is the risk we all take when joining any GPT website. They can delete your account and you lose all your money with no explanation or proof of any fraud. Judging by the most recent reviews from other members on this websites, they to, have been told they lost their account due to "inconsistencies". Steer clear of this website!
I have been a constant survey taker for the past year due to injury. As a result I have been a member of many survey organisations and I have to say I have never had one as BAD as VALUED OPINION. They call your opinion 'Valued'! That has to be the biggest joke going besides them using it in there name. They constantly send me email alerts everyday. 99% of which upon opening immediately, are full! It is ridiculous. I have just had my first one in over 2 weeks which was for my 15 yr old son. He was on it for almost 15 minutes before being disqualified.He said he answered well over 100 questions on films he has watched and his viewing habits! This is something that seems to happen all the time on this site. In 6 months I have earned £5.50. HONESTLY DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
My reply to their stock reply to all of those that were accused of "inconsistencies" and were culled this March;
"Thank you for your copy/pasted mass-reply
This canned response has already been documented on your Facebook page, your sister outfit, e-Rewards page, and is now gaining momentum on the Survey Police site, as well as Frequent Miler e-Rewards talks back and offers a smidgen of hope - Frequent Miler
Given the scale of this recent cull, I challenge you to provide evidence of these ambiguous "inconsistencies" that are attributable to me.
Ironic, given the numerous instances when you have failed to pay out the largely sub-£1 payouts offered for data that you sell to clients for vastly more.
Fortunately for me, I always cash out ASAP (albeit minus the 50 pence "admin" fee that you have the gall to claw back from these already meagre earnings.
So at least you didn't get too much data for completely free,
I await a factual, non-evasive and genuine response.
I won't hold my breath"
Update 31/03/2017. E-Rewards (Valued Opinion's partnering outfit) have now deleted their most recent Facebook post which contained the majority of comments from affected members. They now appear to be in lockdown and are not replying to communication.
My Valued Opinions account is now also confirmed as suspended with credits irretrievable, in their reply they had the gall to state that I will not be able to cash out.
If you have an active Valued Opinions or E-Rewards account, my suggestion is to cash out and quit while you have the option. This isn't over yet, the reviews coming in daily confirm this.
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