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REDEEMING REWARDS

Rewards vary country to country. Minimum 35,000 points ($15 worth) required to request rewards in the USA. In the UK, a £50 minimum account balance is required.

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YouGov is one of the world's leading research companies, with an impressive 6 million members worldwide. They publish a number of syndicated reports, such as the annual Global Survey of Wealth & Affluence, which provide comprehensive market intelligence on a range of industry sectors. The results of their research is frequently featured in the media.

How YouGov Works

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Create a YouGov account in minutes

To join YouGov, simply enter your email address and desired password on the sign up screen on the website. You’ll be sent a verification email containing a code to confirm your email address, then voilà. You’re ready to go.

Start Taking Surveys

YouGov will email you when a new survey becomes available. You can expect to receive 5-7 new opportunities per week and you’ll earn points for each paid survey completed.

Convert Your Points Into Rewards

Once you’ve earned enough points, you’ll be able to convert these into rewards including cash, gift cards and more.

Payment and Rewards

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Sign Up Bonus!

Join YouGov online panel and get rewarded for participating in online surveys and focus group opportunities. As a sign up bonus, you will get your first 500 points for creating your account and confirming your e-mail address. You'll earn an additional 2000 points for filling out the very short welcome survey that takes approximately 3 minutes to complete.

Compensation Per Survey

Most online surveys will award between 300-500 points; the longer the survey, generally, the more points that are awarded. 1,400 points equates to $1.00. Reward redemptions are for gift cards but vary from country to country. In the USA, the minimum is 35,000, which equates to a $15 gift card. The first survey available to you after registering is worth 2,000 points, which will help you on your way to obtaining your first reward.

Points Value 30,000 points = $25.00, therefore 100 points = approximately $0.08. Points increase in value if saved for bigger rewards, as 100,000 points = $100.

Reward Options

YouGov surveys offers a variety of redemption options for members, and these options vary from country to country. Cash payments awarded via PayPal are a way to earn money in some countries, and gift cards are available in most countries. Retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, Apple, Walmart, and more. YouGov branded merchandise is also available.

  • PayPal payments - receive a $25 PayPal payment by redeeming 30,000 points. Receive a $50 payment by exchanging 55,000 points or a $100 payment for 100,000 points.
  • Amazon gift cards - receive a $25 Amazon gift card in exchange for 30,000 points. A $50 gift card = 55,000 points, and a $100 Amazon card = 100,000 points.
  • Additional rewards - Visa pre-paid cards, bank transfers, additional gift card options and merchandise available on a per-country basis.
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Rewards Delivery

Cash rewards are issued within 1-3 working days. Gift card rewards take approximately 2-3 weeks to receive after redemption. Gift cards are physically mailed.

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Survey Taking Experience

Survey Lengths

The length of each online survey varies, but most are between 5-15 minutes long. Surveys are rarely longer than 20 minutes, as this is considered a maximum. YouGov offers paid surveys quite frequently compared to other similar sites. You will receive an email every time a new survey is available. It can be different from country to country, but on average you can expect 5-7 surveys a week.

A big plus for YouGov is that they almost never send you a link to a survey that you then do not qualify for. If you are screened out, you are likely to be matched with another survey.

Survey Topics

As with any paid survey site, YouGov's survey topics can vary, however most of the time, they frequently about politics, as YouGov's surveys and political polling results are frequently published in the media. Surveys may also be about consumption habits, your social attitudes, what you think of things happening in the news, and so on.

See the Opinions of Others

YouGov offers the chance for you to see what your answers in surveys are used for. About once a month, they send out a newsletter, where they link to some of the national and international stories where their survey results have been featured. You can also find this information on their website if you choose not to receive their newsletters. This gives you the ability to find out where your opinions stand in relation to the greater YouGov surveys community!

Community Features

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Download the YouGov App

YouGov has a mobile surveys app that has been downloaded over one million times and is available on both iOS and Android. Download the app to take paid surveys on the go, check your points balance and to redeem rewards. Stay up to date on the latest survey releases by activating push notifications that will come to your mobile first!

YouGov Lottery

In some countries, YouGov surveys offers a lottery, and you can use your points in exchange for chances to win. The prizes you can win in the lottery can be big!

Refer Friends, Earn Money

In some countries, YouGov provides you the opportunity to earn points for every friend you refer to their site using your unique link. Once a friend has signed up and completed 6 surveys on YouGov, you will receive 200 points credited to your account.

If you're an experienced affiliate marketer, you can earn up to $3 per lead if you apply for YouGov's affiliate program.

Share Your Opinions!

The ‘Opinions’ feature of the YouGov surveys website lets you share your opinion on the topics that interest you most. When you do, other members will be able to comment and vote in a poll whether they disagree or agree.

What’s more, you can browse other people’s opinions and respond and vote on them in this polling section.

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Is YouGov Legit or Scam?

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Is YouGov Legit?

YouGov is absolutely legitimate and has been in business for over 20 years. They run a high-quality online survey panel that conducts thousands of surveys yearly and is frequently featured in the media. The YouGov survey site is legit, not a scam, and is a great and safe way to voice your opinions and participate in quality research.

As with any survey site, member experiences may vary, so before joining, it's advisable to read the YouGov survey reviews below, so that expectations are met.

Eligibility: Available in select countries. Must be age 14+ in USA to join, 16+ in UK to join.

Joining Bonus! YouGov is currently offering a 500 point bonus to new members plus an additional 2000 points for completing the profile survey. » Click here to claim your bonus!


YouGov Reviews (349)

5 Star Reviews (116) 33.2
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4 Star Reviews (70) 20.1
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3 Star Reviews (49) 14.0
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2 Star Reviews (28) 8.0
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1 Star Reviews (85) 24.4
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long haul

March 17, 2013 by Pat from United Kingdom

Used to take 2 years to get the £50 cheque but since I turned 80 it seems that my opinion is not wanted very much. Due to low number of surveys now received reckon I may not survive to receiHae another cheque! Have been a panel member for many years.

takes forever!

February 2, 2013 by laura from United Kingdom

it takes ages to reach the 5,000 points amount but at least its legit i'm only on 1,000 :L

Can't get reward

January 17, 2013 by Teresa from United States

*I have been a member for 3 years, finally got the 100,000 points and requested payment on Nov. 3, 2012. Still have not received my payment. It took forever to get there and now they won't answer e-mails, today I searched the site for phone numbers and got a guy somewhere who said just e-mail him about my payment. The server came back and said he didn't give me a legitimate e-mail address. I am so frustrated with YOUGOV. After working that long, you should be able to get your reward at least within 6 weeks. Now I am beginning to wonder about this company.

Late payment

January 9, 2013 by Valerie from United Kingdom

It has taken me 3 long years to reach 5000 points, which I finally achieved 22 November. I claimed my hard earned £50 straight away. When nothing had appeared by 27.12.12., I emailed and received a reply next day, saying that payments normally take place within a four week timescale, but because of Christmas, are taking an extra 10-14 days. Seems like they want to hang on to their dosh for as long as possible. Hope thats helps anyone who is waiting as well.

Frustrating to have had no contact

January 6, 2013 by Donna from United Kingdom

I have been a member for several years, if you expect a quick incentive then use a different survey site as it does take a long time to achieve the 5000 points required for a BACS payment. This has never been an issue for me as I have found the surveys to be interesting and relevant to me mostly.
However, after finally earning the points to redeem in mid-november I have received no payment as at 04.12.13, I have sent two emails through the website and have had no response whatsoever.
I wouldn't even mind if they emailed back saying that they apologise but there are a few delays as I would at least know the status.
It appears that a lot of the comments on here are quite recent so I assume it is a new problem?
Very frustrating.