They include sites that seem to be their competitors because they earn referral fees when you buy memberships. A couple mentioned in scam forums even try to dupe you into buying the same list at other membership sites they own under different names. Naturally, these sites also have an incentive to exaggerate how much you'll earn from online paid surveys.
In most cases, you can redeem your points for merchandise or for gift cards. Understand that redeeming for merchandise isn’t usually the best choice. Many of the items are outdated or of poor quality. You are usually better off redeeming the points you get from filling out paid surveys on gift cards. Check to see if the gift cards offered are to your favourite stores or places that you shop regularly. 

Allan Liwanag is a personal finance blogger who paid off at least $40K debt in 3 years by adopting simple and extreme saving techniques while ensuring his family's needs were taken care of. An analyst by day and dedicated blogger by night, he loves to share his thoughts - based on his research, personal knowledge, and experience - on topics related to family, life, and money. Allan lives with his family in Maryland, USA.
Have tried a number of these sites including some of the higher profile ones. WASTED MONTHS AND HOURS OF MY TIME FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! In my experience, these sites are GARBAGE and a SCAM….and are looking for poor saps to pay useless points to, or a few pennies or a chance to enter a contest. BIG WHOOP. Don’t fall for this. Your time is more valuable and can be put to better use. Volunteer for a good cause in your community if you’re going to work for nothing, instead of letting these slick companies who rake in Gobs of Profits take advantage of you. Don’t be their Fool!!
PermissionResearch is a French language survey option. This program is aimed at improving the Internet, and the main benefits have to do with joining sweepstakes. The easiest way to join this program is to allow PermissionResearch to follow you when you install the research software. However, you can also decide to take surveys without installing the software.

Swagbucks is the world’s largest free rewards community. Our members are helping shape the future of products that will be released all around the world. We have relationships with hundreds of brands, who give us thousands of new online surveys a week to provide to you. Your Swagbucks membership is completely free and you can join by filling out the simple registration form above. Once you are registered, you can start earning points by completing paid online surveys. And the best part is, you can take these paid surveys whenever you want and anywhere you want. Cell phone, Laptop, PC or Tablet.
Swagbucks is increasing in popularity because it is one of the easiest of the best survey sites to earn points with. You can earn points for taking longer surveys, but there are also plenty of other good ways to earn points. You can earn points by answering simple questions, performing searches, doing your regular online shopping, and watching videos. There are even times when you are given freebie codes for free SBs that can be added to your total.
Ultimately, it is very unlikely that participating in online surveys will provide you with a steady, livable wage. However, if you enjoy participating in online surveys (especially if you like the prizes, coupons, and other more typical non-monetary earnings), be sure to avoid questionable third-party sites. Look for real paid surveys online that don’t require you to invest money.
Phone.. Then 3/4 of them I received were not mobile friendly.. Some repeated the little survey multiple times to see if you qualify for the big survey.. A good 7 min of back and forth.. Then they would say I didn’t qualify!! Also I was bombarded by expired surveys every single day.. Like 6 per Company per day!! Then not much for 2-3 days just enough to make you panic then boom again!! I contacted most of these companies to advise. Them of all this, most took three days or so to reply.. I just had enough and unsubscribed..
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