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+
I was with this company for about 2 years. I never had a problem till recently. I earned enough currency to redeem a gift card. It said I would get it in my e-mail in about 10 days. I waited 16 days and didn't receive anything. I contacted them to ask what was going on. I then received a reply from Brie saying there were discrepancies in my account and my account was being closed. I then got very upset as I would never do anything to jeopardize my account. I am always honest with my answers and take taking surveys very seriously. I replied asking what happened and haven't heard anything. Upon this happening I decided to look into this. I found this has been happening a lot and people are receiving the same message from Brie and having their accounts closed for no reason. Do not use this site. Before this happened I had nothing but good things to say about this site.. Now I feel cheated and used. I also noticed right before this happened to me. I'd be taking surveys and finish the whole thing and not receive my credit. I found i'm not the only one this is happening to.
Since a Critical Review I created back in Dec 2013 I must admit that recently Valued Opinions has improved greatly and is possible on of the best out there at present.
Their payment per survey is reasonable, they pay out rewards VERY promptly, often better than One hour, and apart from the 50p admin charge (why, surely that is factored in to the survey reward?) they are good.
Do keep logging in however as many surveys that appear on your desktop never get emailed out (presumably filled quickly).
My only niggle (and not just Valued Opinions) is the lack of correlation between the info we provide in our profiles and the surveys we get sent for which "you are not qualified/suitable" occurs when you start.
Maybe if all survey companies HAD to pay a consolation of 10% for surveys we're screened out of, they'd be a bit more careful in matching panelist to surveys.
That said, Valued Opinions is well worth joining
I've been a member of Valued Opinions for a few years now and never had a problem until recently. I logged into my account from a different computer and ever since then couldn't login to my account. Valued Opinions conveniently don't have a contact phone number so I sent 5 emails and finally got a response saying there were "inconsistencies in the data I had provided" and that as a result my account was closed. I have since sent another 6 emails with no response and when I sent another one today I got an automated response saying they can't assist me as my account has been disabled. I have now sent a message through facebook as there is no other way to contact them but must say this experience has been an extreme shock as I love surveys and giving my opinions and like to think my small voice can make a difference. I have never been treated with such disregard and almost contempt from any company. I have given them my valuable time and opinions for years and this feels a lot like they've chewed me up and spat me out. I cannot recommend Valued Opinions to anyone after this. They aren't living up to their own name as my opinion certainly isn't valued. There are much better survey companies out there that actually do value your opinion.
In saying that though, if they make an attempt to rectify this mystery problem and apologise for how they've treated me, I'll be sure to leave another review to let you all know. I like to give second chances.
This company used to have paypal and I liked them, plus have used them in the past. But sad to see it has changed somewhat
Worked fine for years. All of a sudden, surveys don't load, but page hangs.....I have contacted several times. First time, suggested fixes didn't work, and NO MORE RESPONSE....
Okay, now they have blocked me.. Apparently they think I am not being truthful or thoughtful in my responses. Because many questions are repetitive or ridiculous, so my answers are often repetitive..However they ARE my honest opinion and I am disappointed.
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