As of September 2013, Zoom Panel changed ownership from SurveyMonkey to CriticalMix. Reviews preceding this date may no longer be relevant.
Zoom Panel is an online survey panel community operated by SurveyMonkey. ZoomPanel members are contacted to participate in research methods including online surveys, product testing, mobile surveys, virtual shopping, and virtual magazine reviews. Members of ZoomPanel receive ZoomPoints, cash sweepstakes entries and instant win prize opportunities in exchange for their survey participation.
Most surveys tend to award between 30-160 points (depending on the length). Get disqualified for a survey and still earn 5 points. Receive 50 ZoomPoints when you first join the panel.
This is probably the bottom of the barrel when it comes to taking surveys. Zoompanel used to be pretty good. I was able to receive DVD's and magazine subscriptions years ago but today it is completely useless.
Years ago , the site had surveys almost every day - often several per day. While few were qualified for , there were at least surveys. In recent times , the site has changed format and there were NEVER any surveys available - even going immediately from an invite. Recently , they changed and now there are surveys available quite often and they do not require any email invites. However , depending on your demographics and the surveys , only a few will you qualify for. At least when you don't , you now get 5 points.They have also vastly increased their redemption catalog.
However , the site installed the Google reCAPTCHA program. Under perfect conditions , it works fine. But , if there is a hiccup in the connection or your connection is not the fastest , quite often you will be hit with the "Prove you are not a robot" widget that may not recognize your browser (even if it is the latest version and on the supported list). I have even had frequent cases where you are asked several questions and then get hit with "unsupported browser".
Try it , but be forewarned!
It does take me awhile to cash out but I do get plenty of surveys and when you DQ you get some points anyway and there are not a lot of questions beforehand so you know almost instantly if you qualify for the survey.
These guys are quick and pay well and on-time. I have been disqualified a couple of times, even after spending a lot of effort on the survey. Annoying when that happens.
I see the same complaint over and over that ppl complete half a survey only to be disqualified. I must tell u this happens on ALL survey sites. I belong to 5 of them and ALL do this. This is one of my favorite. You have to be diligent and do as many surveys as possible by attempting as many times as u can each day-not just once each day and expect to rack up the points. Try every am before work or school, when u come home, after your meal, in the evening, before bed. U have to want to be a survey taker and earn your pts. I rec'd over $500 last yr. in gift cars, cash, and codes to use on websites by working hard at these survey sites.
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