Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Why should you take online surveys from cash register receipts?

Are online surveys worth your time?  Personally, I think so.  My favourite type of survey to take are the ones found on cash register receipts.  Many stores and restaurants have them - from Home Depot to the Olive Garden!  Some give away a sweepstakes entry for participating and some give away a free appetizer or dessert. The surveys are typically very short and will only take a few minutes to complete. 

Why should you fill out online surveys?

Well, if you actually shopped in one of these stores or ate in one of these restaurants, why not tell them how your experience was?  If your experience was good or bad, they should know about it.  If your experience was good, the manager should find out about that so he/she can know their staff is doing a good job and the staff may be rewarded for their performance.  If the experience wasn't good, the manager should know this information so that they can make things better.  This can affect you - if you go back to the store or restaurant, you may have a better experience. 

Many online surveys ask if you would like the information passed to the manager and if you would like the manager to contact you.  This is a good way to explain in more detail what the issue was and also to be sure that your feedback is being passed along to the person responsible.  Not only that, but the manager may take the opportunity to thank you with a special gift.  My brother did a restaurant survey from his cash receipt and the manager contacted him.  They were pleased with his feedback and even sent him a gift card for his next visit.  That was certainly worth his time to pass along the details of his experience. I'm not saying this will happen all of the time, but your feedback can improve things and it may also reward deserving employees.

Are online surveys worthwhile? I absolutely think they are.

At SavvySeekers, we are market researchers that want to help members of the public have a positive experience with online surveys.  We post legitimate online surveys that will keep your information confidential, they won't send you spam, they won't try to sell you anything and they will send the rewards they promise.  We'll tell you the truth - you won't earn a living taking online surveys, but you may make enough for the occasional night out or trip to the spa.  Some surveys offer sweepstakes for larger rewards so you may just get lucky and win one of them.  Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook to get all of the latest tips and online surveys.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Exciting new VIP Voice online surveys

Earn great rewards with VIP Voice surveys


NPDOR has re-launched their panel as VIP Voice! It’s the same great surveys as NPDOR but a brand new name, a great new website and new reward programs just for VIP members!

 VIP Voice is still owned by the NPD Group – a market research company in business since 1967.  They conduct over 12 million surveys in the US and Canada each year.  That’s a lot of survey opportunities and a lot of rewards.

Their surveys cover a range of industries, including footwear, clothing, beauty, automotive, video games and entertainment to name a few.  There’s bound to be surveys that will be interesting for you and will help improve products and services that you use. 

 VIP Voice has great new rewards too! 

 VIP Points – you earn VIP Points for participating in surveys.  When you first join, you start at Level 1 and will get 25 points for your first survey.  After you take your first survey, you will move up to Level 2 and you will then earn 50 points for each survey you take.  It’s easy to move to the next level.  Once you reach level 5, you will earn 200 points for each survey. 

Sweepland – Great sweepstakes all of the time – for example trips, headphones, laptops, CASH!  Use your points to enter the sweepstakes you would like to win.  One point is one entry.  You can even see the sweeps with the most entries and when they are closing.

Bidland – This is pretty exciting!  Great auctions for amazing prizes – for example cruises, bikes, cameras, gift cards!  You decide how many of your VIP Points you are willing to bid on each prize.  New auctions are starting every 30 minutes. You can see previous bids and when the auction is closing. 

Special Offers – VIP Voice offers you discounts for various online purchases just for being a member.  I’ve never seen anything like this from a survey company before.  I love this!  Currently this is only available to members in the US, but hopefully soon it will be for members in Canada as well. 

Join today and you can start winning great rewards AND influencing what products you see in stores! 

Visit SavvySeekers and join the VIP Voice program - for Canadians and Americans.  You can see other great legitimate surveys in Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.  You can also learn more about online survey tips, how much money you can make with online surveys and how to get started

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Why are the Angus Reid Forum and Springboard online survey panels two of our favourite panels?

At SavvySeekers we have been working with some of the top market research companies in the world - and because of this experience, we know market research and we know online surveys! 

At SavvySeekers we list the very best online surveys that will pay you cash and other great rewards for your opinion.  These surveys will also keep your information confidential, they won't send you spam and they won't try to sell you anything. 

Two of our favourite panels are the Angus Reid Forum and Springboard Panels.  Both of these panels are run by VisionCritical.  The Angus Reid Forum is a national Canadian survey panel and was the first panel created by VisionCritical.  The Springboard Panel is run in both the United States and the United Kingdom.  Because the Angus Reid Forum has been running the longest, there are more surveys and more rewards given out to its members. 

So why are these online survey panels two of our favourites?
1) These panels offer some of the better rewards for taking surveys - they truly value your time and appreciate your input.  The rewards are given in $ or £ you can then decide if you want to take the survey or not.  There will also be some surveys offering a draw/sweepstakes entry for participating.  These are a great opportunity to voice your opinion and win something bigger for it!
2) VisionCritical offers lots of surveys.  This is especially true in Canada, where the panel has been running the longest, but the US and UK are also getting more and more surveys. This means that there are a lot of opportunities for you to earn some extra money for taking surveys.  With more surveys, you can choose which ones you would like to participate in.  But remember, the more surveys you take, the faster your account will build up.  
3) You can redeem your account balance for a cheque when your balance hits $50 or $25.  With all of the surveys, it won't take long to reach the redemption level. 
4) Angus Reid Forum members redeemed a total of $46,000 in June, followed closely by Springboard US at $38,000 and UK at £6000.  As the number of surveys in the UK increases, the redemptions will increase as well.
5) VisionCritical is one of the best companies for sharing the results of research.  I don't know about you, but I love hearing how my opinions are being used to improve products and services that I use every day.  VisionCritical posts survey results on their panel website so you can see how your opinion makes a difference.

To join the Angus Reid Forum, visit our Canadian Surveys, to join SpringboardUS, visit our US Surveys, and to join SpringboardUK, visit our UK Surveys. We've got more great panels in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand as well!  To learn more about SavvySeekers, visit About Us and to learn more about online surveys we've got lots of great Useful Info.

Of course, if you have any questions about online surveys, we're happy to help.  Visit our Online Survey FAQs or Contact Us.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Do you think online surveys are a waste of your time?

Well, we may not be able to change your mind about that one, but here are some things to think about:

1)  You can make a real difference with your opinion.  Top brands from all over the world conduct market research to improve products and services that you and your household use every day.  I called into a customer service department yesterday to get some information.  Today I got a phone survey about the service I received.  I responded to the survey and told them how I thought they could make the experience better.  I don't know about you, but I have lots of opinions on how things could be improved.  I'm sure I am not alone on my opinions.  Market research surveys are a great way to make suggestions that can benefit everyone.

2)  Maybe you don't need an extra few dollars - but how about donating those dollars to charity?  Many survey companies have an option to send your rewards to charity.  It's the same process as receiving the cheque yourself.  You take surveys and once your account reaches the redemption level, you select the charitable donation option.  The donation is sent by the survey company in your name and will be combined with all of the other members' donations.  Together you can make a big difference by taking free online surveys. 

3)  There are other ways to make larger amounts with online surveys. Many online surveys also have draws or sweepstakes for larger cash amounts.  Amounts range from $100 to $40,000!  Plus, survey companies recruit survey members to participate in focus groups - and focus groups often pay $75-$200.  Maybe that survey for $1 may not be worth your time, but by participating you may be eligible to win a much bigger amount.

Visit to see the list of legitimate online surveys that will pay you for your opinion!

How can I donate to charity for free?

It's easy to donate to charity for free!  There are a lot of online survey companies that give you the option of donating your rewards to charity.  This is a great way to make a huge difference with the money you earn by taking online surveys. 

Just scroll through the list of online survey companies on and look for the survey companies with Charity as a Reward option.  With all of these survey companies you can donate to charity for taking surveys rather than receiving the cheque yourself.  You are making a difference and it doesn't cost you anything. 

If you think that you will not make much money taking online surveys, as a charitable donation your donation will be combined with all others who have chosen this option.  Together with other survey takers you can help out in a big way!  It's easy and it's free!

Look through the online survey companies on today and start donating to great charities!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

What is the Ipsos i-Say Poll Predictor Game?

What is the Ipsos i-Say Poll Predictor Game?

The Ipsos i-Say Poll Predictor Game is a fun way to enter bonus draws for great prizes.  The object of the game is to guess what percent of people answered YES to a particular question.  You earn entries to bonus draws based on how close your answer is to the actual answer. 

It's easy to play.  At the end of each survey, you will be asked whether you want to PLAY NOW. Answer YES and you will be directed to the game. You will be asked to guess what percent of people responded YES to a question. For example, 'What percent of men answered YES to the question 'Have you ever seen an accident?'  Or 'What percent of Canadian women answered YES to 'Are you a sports fan?' Slide the bar to indicate your response.  The actual percent will be displayed and you will receive draw entries based on how close your guess was to the actual answer.  The closer your guess is to the actual answer, the more entries you will receive.  The current draws will be displayed and you can put your entries into whichever draws you would like to win.  Each month there will be four prizes and one will be awarded each week.  The prizes will change each week, but this week's prizes are a Tissot watch, an Apple iPad, a Weber grill and a Blu-Ray Home Theater. You can spread your entries out or use them all for one prize. The choice is yours!  

You can play the Poll Predictor game at the end of surveys.  You get to play regardless of whether the survey offers points (equivalent to cash) or a draw/sweepstakes.  You also get to play if you don't qualify for the survey.  Once you are a member of the i-Say Panel, you can play anytime without taking a survey first.  Just visit the Poll Prediector rules page for the link.

The Poll Predictor Game doesn't work on iPads and iPhones.  If you want to play, you will need to take i-Say surveys on a PC or laptop. 

The i-Say Poll Predictor Game is a great way to earn even more for your opinion.  Visit to join the i-Say Panel and start earning great rewards!

How do I sign up for Product Tests?

How do I sign up for Product Tests?

Many online survey companies are selecting participants for Product Tests from their online survey members.  It really does make sense - they have a lot of demographic information on their members.  They can also give them online surveys to ask them about the products they are testing.  Not only that, but online survey companies value their members.  Participating in product tests is a great way to earn extra cash and online survey companies would rather give extra cash to its members. 

What types of products can be tested? 

Product tests can cover a whole variety of products. I have seen product tests for cereal, hair colour, cleaning products, coffee makers, and even a washing machine! 

Will I have to pay anything to do a product test?

Absolutely not!  The online surveys on would never ask you to pay anything to test one of their products.  The online survey company will cover all costs associated with the test and will give you a cash reward for participating.  In some cases you will also get to keep the product.  This will depend on what it is.  If you are testing a new product that is in design mode, you may not get to keep it.  If you are testing a product that is already on the market, you will most likely get to keep the product. 

If you are interested in participating in product tests, sign up for online surveys at  Once you have signed up, don't forget to click the link in the confirmation email to complete your registration and start earning rewards!

Can you really make a lot of money taking online surveys?

The real answer is no.  You cannot make a lot of money taking online surveys.  Of course, the more surveys you take, the more money you can earn.  The number of surveys you will be invited to participate in will depend upon how closely your household demographics match those required by the surveys. 

Although the cash reward may not seem like a lot, you may also get lucky and win a bigger cash prize for participating in surveys. Most of the surveys we list on have cash draws/sweepstakes.  There are weekly draws, monthly draws and large annual draws - even $40,000!

As more and more clients start sending online surveys, there are more and more ways to earn extra cash.  For example, last week I took a survey for $1.50.  Now $1.50 may not seem like a lot of money, but I had some extra time and my survey account balance was building up.  Each survey gets you closer to the redemption level.  Not only that but, at the end of the survey it said that the client may have additional questions for me.  If so, would I be willing to receive a telephone call with some follow-up questions.  I would be paid $25 if I was called.  Now, that $1.50 survey turned into a potential $26.50. 

I have also seen several surveys that asked if I would like to participate in focus groups.  Sometimes they ask you if you would like to participate in focus groups during the registration and sometimes it is at the end of different surveys.  Watch out for this question - focus groups are a great experience and a great way to earn extra cash.  Here is more information about how to earn money with focus groups.

There are many different ways to earn cash with online surveys.  Even the surveys that don't appear to pay very much could turn into a larger amount - you just never know! 

If you have some free time and are interested in taking online surveys, you can definitely earn a bit of extra money.  I like to save mine and redeem for a special treat for my family. 

Visit SavvySeekers surveys for Americans or SavvySeekers surveys for Canadians or SavvySeekers Surveys for Britains or SavvySeekers Survey for Irish or SavvySeekers Surveys for Australians or SavvySeekers Surveys for New Zealanders to start earning great rewards today!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Should I set up a new email box for online surveys?

Should I set up a new email box for online surveys?

That's a good question!  In some ways it would be great to keep your survey invitations out of your regular mailbox.  Depending on your demographics and the demographics that the online surveys are looking for, you may receive survey invitations frequently.  A male friend of mine receives survey invites from one survey company nearly every day.  When he has time, he goes through and decides which to respond to.  Some companies will also send out newsletters.  So YES, it may be a good idea to do this - especially if you are joining more than one online survey company. 

On the flip side, you do need to remember to check this mailbox frequently.  Sometimes surveys are only looking for a certain number of respondents.  And sometimes they send out the invites to fill up the last few remaining quotas.  You need to be quick if you want to respond to these surveys. Also, you don't want to miss any emails alerting you of a prize! 

There is good and bad about using different email addresses.  It is up to you whether you set up a dedicated mailbox for online surveys.  You can always sign-up for online surveys using one email address and update your email address to another mailbox if it isn't working for you. 

Regardless of whether you set up a dedicated email address or not, it's a good idea to add the online survey email to your safe senders or contact list.  This way your emails will end up in your inbox rather than your junk mail.  I also check my junk mail just to be sure something important isn't in there.  I then delete all of the junk messages.  They build up quickly.

Once you decide which email to use, you'll find a great list of legitimate online survey companies at  Sign up and start earning great rewards, including cash, today!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

How do I earn cash with Focus Groups?

How do I earn cash with Focus Groups?

Have you always wanted to participate in Focus Groups?  A focus group is a discussion where a group of people get together to talk about an issue, product or service.  A client may conduct a focus group as they will get more information from a focus group than a survey.  They are willing to pay larger amounts for this information. The discussion typically takes place at a facility in a central location of a major city.  There is a moderator who leads the session - asking questions and making sure everyone gets to voice their opinion. 

When you are invited to participate in the group, you will be told where the group will be held, how long it will take and what you will be paid for participating.  Payment typically will range from $75 to $200, depending upon the length of the discussion and the type of people they are looking for.  For example, they may pay more for a discussion with engineering professionals than with homeowners.  Payment is usually cash and you will receive the cash payment at the end of the discussion.

How do you participate in focus groups?  Many market research companies are recruiting from their online survey members.  When you register for online surveys at, you will be asked if you would like to participate in focus groups.  Say YES and you'll be on the list.  Focus groups cover a huge variety of topics.  It's an interesting experience and you can make extra cash for taking part.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Should I give my personal details to online survey companies?

Should I give my personal details to online survey companies?

If you are signing up with legitimate free surveys, like the surveys listed on, you should give them your personal details.  Here's why:

  • Your contact details will be used to email online surveys to you.  In fact, they won't email you surveys to take unless you click the confirmation link that they will email to you.
  • Details of you and your household will be used to send you surveys that will be applicable to you.  For example, you won't be emailed a survey about diapers if you don't have a baby in your household.  This means that you will be available for surveys that you will be more likely to qualify for. 
  • Many survey companies have quality checks in place.  They may catch discrepancies in your responses across different surveys. You wouldn't want to stop receiving surveys or lose the points you have earned because they are questioning your responses. It's always easiest to answer the truth. 
And the main reason - Your name and address will be used to send you any rewards that you have earned!

Sign up with the legitimate online surveys on and your information will be kept confidential.  All of the companies listed belong to Market Research Associations and abide by privacy and confidentiality regulations.  We cannot say whether online surveys on other sites are legitimate, but we're happy to help you if we can.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Why should you take online surveys?

Have you always wondered about taking online surveys? We’ve got some information that will answer any questions you have!

Why should you take online surveys?

Market Research companies need consumer feedback for their clients.  These clients may be launching a new product or service, or they may require feedback on their current products or services.  The bottom line is that they need consumers like you to give honest opinions, and in exchange for taking their online surveys, you will receive REWARDS.

The rewards will vary depending upon the survey company.  The rewards may be cash, gift cards, points programs, draws/sweepstakes or other prizes. Most companies will give an individual reward for taking each survey and will also offer draws/sweepstakes at various times of the year.  Sometimes the draws are small monthly draws, for example $1000, but there are also much larger annual prizes - $40,000!  At we know a lot about online surveys and we list the rewards beside each survey company so you can select the companies with the rewards you would like to earn.  Also, when you are emailed the survey link, you are typically given the length of the survey and the reward.  It's up to you to decide which surveys to participate in.  But remember - the more surveys you take, the quicker your account will build up!

Online surveys are a WIN-WIN!  You can improve products and services that you and your household use everyday AND you can earn cash and other great rewards just for taking free online surveys. 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Can you really make money by taking online surveys?

Have you always wondered about taking online surveys? We’ve got some information that will answer any questions you have!

Can you really make money by taking online surveys?  YES, you can make money online by taking free surveys. Market Research companies are willing to pay cash and other rewards for taking free surveys. Once you sign up with a survey company, you will be emailed links to participate in free online surveys. By taking these surveys your account will build up quickly and you will be mailed a cheque, gift card or prize that you have selected. This is a great way to earn money online in your spare time.

You must be careful to sign up with legitimate market research companies.  Legitimate companies will keep your information confidential, will not try to sell you anything, will give you the rewards they promise and will not send you spam.  We at are two professional market researchers who have worked at top market research companies.  We know the legitimate research companies and we can help you avoid those that aren't.  If you have any questions for us - ask away!  We are happy to help!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Top 5 things you should know to have a rewarding online survey experience!

We are market research professionals and if there’s one thing we know – it’s legitimate online surveys.  There are plenty of companies that try to make you think they are legitimate market research companies.  At we can help you know which are and which are not.

Here are some online survey tips you should know:

  1. You don’t need to pay anything to take online surveys.  You don’t need to pay to join or receive your rewards – so please don’t.  Sign up with us or do some Googling and you’ll find online surveys to join for free.  You’ll be earning rewards before you know it.
  2. You can’t earn a living and you won’t get rich taking online surveys.  You may earn enough to have a movie night or the occasional dinner out.  If you’re lucky, you may win a larger prize.  Please don’t believe the websites that tell you you can live off of your earnings from taking surveys.  That’s just not true.
  3. Check your email often for survey invitations.  Don't wait too long to participate.   Some surveys will fill up quickly because sometimes they are only looking for a certain number of participants.  Take as many free surveys as you can.  This will help you earn even more!
  4. Some surveys are for people with certain demographics – it may be based on where you live, your gender or whether you have bought dishwasher tablets in the past month.  It’s annoying to be ‘screened’ out of a survey, but keep trying and we’re sure you will qualify for one soon.
  5. Answer the questions honestly.  Most market research companies have quality control processes in place.  They may compare your responses across different surveys or check how long it took you to complete the survey.  Companies are willing to reward you for your time, but let’s be fair to them too.
We have more information about taking legitimate online surveys on  You can learn how the sign up process works, what's next once you have joined free online surveys and how much money you can make taking online surveys.