Web Perspectives Reviews and Features

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Web Perspectives

6 Research Drive, Shelton, Connecticut  06484 US
Tel: 1 800 599 7938   Contact: https://www.webperspectives.ca/eng/contact
Operated by: Dynata

Quick Overview:
Rewards Offered: Amazon gift cards Air Miles Reward Miles Movie vouchers Retail e-vouchers Restaurant gift cards Donations to charity
Member Opportunities: Online surveys Online focus groups Product testing Diary surveys
Redeeming Rewards: 1000 points ($10) minimum account balance required to request rewards.
Similar Panels: Pinecone Research, Tellwut, Opinion Outpost

Web Perspectives is the Canadian focused survey panel, sister site to the American panel, Valued Opinions, which is operated by Dynata. The panel was started back in 2004 and has a member base of over 250,000 people. In 2018, the Web Perspectives website updated their look and feel with fresh colors and graphics, as they became a Dynata-run panel. If were already a member, your account information stayed the same through this transfer.

Payment and Rewards

Participate in Exciting Research

As a member of Web Perspectives, you may be invited to any of the following research opportunities: online surveys, focus groups, diary studies, reviewing advertising campaigns and even testing new products.

Earn Points for Participating

Each time you complete an online survey, you will be rewarded with 100 - 500 points. Surveys vary in length and complexity, but usually take 15 - 20 minutes to complete. Points are deposited automatically into your account once you complete a survey. If you have participated in a dairy study or focus groups, points may take up to 6 weeks to be credited.

Redeem Towards Gift Vouchers

Once you collect 1,000 points (valued at $10), you may redeem towards your choice of gift voucher to a variety of top retailers. These include: Amazon.ca, Indigo, HBC, Starbucks, The Source and Cineplex. There is also the option to donate your points toward the Canadian Cancer Society or UNICEF and you'll even receive a tax receipt for your contribution!

Choose Air Miles

If you're a collector of Air Miles Reward Miles, you can choose to receive your reward in the form of Air Miles credited to your account. You will have to provide your Air Miles Collector number in order to receive your miles.

Survey Taking Experience

Web Perspectives 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.

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Diamond

"Like" Valued Opinions on Facebook

Join over 100,000 other survey panelists on the Valued Opinion Facebook page. This is an umbrella page for a variety of Dynata panel groups, including Web Perspectives. Stay up to date on new studies and important information within the panel community!

Member Badges

Eligibility: Residents of Canada only, 19+. The Web Perspectives website is available in both English and French.


Web Perspectives Reviews (85)

5 Star Reviews (18)
4 Star Reviews (18)
3 Star Reviews (7)
2 Star Reviews (14)
1 Star Reviews (28)

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Does not pay

November 19, 2019 by darius from Canada

After over a decade of helping this company for very little reward, they sent me the wrong code to redeem at amazon.
After many many emails trying to get them to correct the problem, they now simply abandoned me.
I only came across Survey Police today as I was trying to find a way to warn others of Web Prospectives practices when I noticed so many bad reviews(over 60%!) on them. No wonder!
Too bad I didn't see that a decade ago.
They stand on the shoulders of the survey takers. While they charge their clients a ton of money to conduct surveys for them, they pay us very little and now nothing!

I was enjoying it

August 20, 2019 by Lisa from Canada

Web Perspectives was one of my favourite survey companies and I was really enjoying the experience of taking surveys with them. Recently I tried to redeem some points I had banked for a reward and it kept showing an error and wouldn’t allow me too. I enquired about the error and was told that my account had been flagged and indefinitely suspended due to inconsistent answers! So I am now unable to claim rewards that I feel I deserve. I tried to appeal it and haven’t heard back from them again. I was diligent in my survey taking and I am very disappointed. They owe me around $30-$35 and won’t respond or explain why I was ‘flagged’ in the first place.

suspended for no reason

July 23, 2019 by Vicki from Canada

I have been a member of Web Perspectives for many years and earned a few dollars here and there. Nothing major, maybe $50/year or so. I did a lengthy multi-day diary survey earlier this year that awarded the equivalent of $15. Since then, however, my account has been suspended. I will give them credit for responding to my inquiry, but they just gave a standard line about irregular activity and won't give me any specifics as to what I have done wrong. I don't care about the missing money, I am offended at the implication that I cheated and would like an explanation.

Answer questions to Find a New Survey

April 21, 2019 by Kelly from Canada

I wish I had a dime for every survey link from Web Perspectives that told me "Answer a few questions to find a new survey". I'd be rich. My guess is that one in 50 invitations leads to a survey. The other 49 give me the find a new survey message.

Pros:
Good rewards
Lots of survey opportunities

Cons:
Very high point levels required for cash out (takes forever)
Lots of getting disqualified after 10-15 minutes of answers with no compensation.
Lots of links that don't result in a survey but a message to find a new survey.

Inconsistent

February 12, 2019 by Sarah from Canada

Compared to some other survey sites, you can earn rewards quite quickly through Web Perspectives - that is, if you actually qualify for the surveys. More and more often, I find I am invited to do surveys, then spend as long as 15-20 minutes answering very specific questions and thinking I am doing the full survey (even once participating in a "virtual shopping trip") only to then be bumped out of the survey with a message that I didn't qualify for the survey. I have contacted Web Perspectives about this and to be fair, I was on one occasion compensated for my time, but overall it's frustrating to spend time doing surveys and then receive no points. Also, I do wonder if the information provided in the surveys I apparently "didn't qualify for" is still being collected, as this happens so often now, I wonder if it's a tactic the site has more recently employed. Also, unlike other sites, there is also no compensatory reward for doing a survey you ultimately don't qualify for.

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