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+
Recent updates to the site now fence out users running Windows XP, including, but not limited to, use of the wretched ReCAPTCHA plugin.
No issues with rewards payout. Keep getting surveys regularly. Though there are not many surveys, its good as we do not want to be screened out of all surveys that are not relevant. Still there is lot of scope for improvement as sometimes the screen out takes a while. But overall happy with them.
I used to be able to complete lots of surveys a couple of years ago but when I started up again a couple of months ago, I have only been able to complete 2 surveys! I regularly get invites but after answering at least 10-15 questions, it then decides I am not suitable, directs me to another survey and then the same thing happens! A complete waste of time. Very disappointed with this company now.
I was initially pleased with ValuedOpinions and cashed out quite a lot of Amazon vouchers over the years, but the service seems to have gone downhill recently.
I'm increasingly getting surveys that hit an error near the end and I then have to chase VO to get credits restored to my account. To be fair, this mostly works ok, but I have had one case where I spent 1-2 hours filling in a very long two-part survey, only to have it flag an error right at the end. Despite several prompts from me, VO still refuse to credit the promised amount (8 GBP or about 12 USD) and I'm now seriously considering closing my account after the next cash-out.
If there's one thing that really gets my goat then it's people/organisations who don't honour their commitments.
Update Oct 2016 - well, I stuck with them since writing the review in Dec 2015. However, things haven't improved at all, with many more surveys failing with technical errors and they now display their stupid (and misleading) "website unavailable" page whenever you're screened out of a survey (and sometimes when it's completed ok). It just indicates to me that whoever maintains the website software either doesn't care or is totally incompetent; either way, they should hang their heads in shame at this poor excuse for a website.
The help desk is very poor, too - they try to fob you off with thin excuses and even have the temerity to suggest it's the user's fault instead of their poorly constructed website; their attitude is borderline rude and one of the worst I've come across. I will definitely quit this survey panel as soon as I've reached the minimum reward level as I've had enough of this shambles - the final straw was when they failed to record my participation in an insurance comparison survey; no responses to my queries and so that's 20 GBP down the drain. Don't touch 'em with the proverbial 20 foot bargepole i.e. AVOID!
Started off ok, and more I still get the emails notifying me of new surveys, but can't do any surveys. It's always.. 'we have reached the required number...'. This morning an email popped up on my browser as I was watching so I followed the link only to get the same message.
I'm nearing the payment threshold and can't do any surveys. Am I being paranoid?
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