NPD Online Research has re-branded itself as VIP Voice
Exclusive discounts and special offers
US residents will have access to exclusive discounts and special offers from a variety of different businesses. These exclusive member discounts do not require any points to use.
Special opportunities and contests
On occasion, VIP Voice offers special contests and sweepstakes opportunities to their members. One such opportunity is Pigskin Pick-em where you can win cash prizes every week during the football season.
The more you participate, the more points you get
VIP Voice offers a tiered rewards program that spans 5 different levels. The more surveys you complete, the higher you move up in levels, and the more points you will earn. In addition, your reward level determines the prizes you are able to access and bid on through SweepLand and BidLand.
For each survey you complete, you will earn points. The number of points you receive will depend on your current reward level as well as whether or not you qualify to complete a survey.
VIP Participation Points
If you attempt to complete a survey but do not qualify, you will earn VIP Participation Points. Level 1 members will earn 50 points for being disqualified, while level 5 members earn 550!
VIP Qualification Points
If you successfully complete a survey, you will earn VIP Qualifications Points. Level 1 members will earn 25 points for completing a survey while level 5 members earn 200 points.
Each VIP Voice point is worth one sweepstakes entry or one auction bid. You can use as many or as little points as you'd like to enter the SweepLand sweepstakes. For BidLand auctions, you must enter a bid greater than the "Current High Bid".
Try your luck in SweepLand
SweepLand is a sweepstakes program where your points can be entered into sweepstakes for a variety of different prizes. Winners are chosen at random. Each point you use in the sweepstakes is considered an entry, so the more points you put into the draw, the better your chances of winning a prize. Prizes have high values and are for things like HDTV's, $5000 cash, trips to tropical destinations, etc.
Bid on prizes in BidLand
BidLand is an auction-style program where you can use your points to bid on various items. The highest bidder at the end of the auction will win the prize and will have their points deducted from their account. If you do not win the prize, your points will be returned to your account.
Eligibility: USA and Canada residents, age 13+. Bidland and SweepLand are eligible to US resident 13+ and Canadian residents 18+.
I would spend time doing these stupid surveys just for points that go toward sweepstakes that you never win. I decided to try to bid on some items. After numerous bid attempts, I finally got a $25 restaurant gift card. To my horror, I look at the fine print and under the list of very limited restaurants that I can use this at, I have to order at least $50 worth of food and drink to able to use the $25 gift card!!! What a freaking rip off!!!
May 2017 update: I did use my points for some Amazon gift cards, so I did receive a legitimate reward for my time. So I'm raising my rating from 1 star to 2 stars.
I like the surveys I've taken so far on VIP Voice. I haven't had the opportunity to try to redeem any of my points yet, but these surveys have been about purchasing habits, types of businesses visited, and prices of items purchased. I'll probably be doing more at this site because of sheer fun.
It is very unique in the sense that they have auctions that you can use your points on. There are no options for gift card redemptions, so you can only bid and put points in sweepstakes for free stuff. It is different and the chance of winning prizes is very low. But if you have time to kill, you shouldn't have to worry about it too much.
Points only for merchandise! It takes a long time to accumulate points. And worthwhile gifts are A LOT of points. Frequency of surveys sent : low
VIP Voice is different than most survey sites because it has a lot of different options for payout, most of which don't involve a good payout at all. My first choice in surveys for PayPal cash are OneOpinion and Opinion Outpost, because they pay fairly well and I haven't had many problems cashing out with them quickly.
I do VIP Voice to burn time if I am bored or watching tv. I like that they have fun quizzes, and while I haven't won a ton of anything in their auctions, I think they can be fun if you have time to spare and like bidding in their auctions. I don't save up my points as others do (I generally spend them in auctions or in sweepstakes), but if you saved points over many years you might have a chance to win a vacation.
So far I've had several well-paying surveys ($50 gift certificates) through VIP Voice, so even if you don't win the auctions/sweepstakes, the surveys themselves might pay off. Right now I am doing another food diary study, and that will pay $25 in cash. Since November, I've won a $25 gift certificate from a survey and a $5 gift certificate through bidding. Not great, but it's a fun website if you have some time to spare.
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