Survey sites are websites set up for consumers to participate in taking surveys, giving their opinions on specific products and services in exchange for some type of payment.
Some even pay in cash via check sent right to your own home. Imagine, you can take these surveys, accumulate points, redeem them for cash, which is sent to you in a check, and never even have to leave your home to do any of it!
Those who are stay-at-home moms and dads and homemakers may want to make some extra cash to help pay that electric bill when it tops out in the winter or to buy some big, juicy steaks for a special dinner for two.
Whatever you choose to do with your earnings is up to you. If you want to participate in surveys, but want to make sure you get your rewards in cash, these ten sites are the best for getting your money the way you want: cash sent via check.
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Global Test Market
Global Test Market is one of the largest survey panel sites with 5.5 million users in over 200 countries. You must be at least 14 years old or older to sign up and you can only have one account per household. This site sends about 3-4 survey invites daily, which is definitely higher than most.
Surveys last between 10-25 minutes and earn you 35-100 points each, in addition to sweepstakes entries. If you get screened out of a particular survey, you will receive 10 entries into their quarterly sweepstakes. When you finish a survey, your points are rewarded almost immediately.
You can refer a friend for 20 points, or about $1. For cash payment via check, you must earn 1100 for the minimum redemption of $50. Receiving your check may take up to 5 weeks.
Pinecone Research is actually by invitation only, but there are a few sites you can join through, such as MySurvey123.com. Even though users need an invitation, this is another popular survey panel and is seen as a trustworthy and reliable survey panel.
You must be 18 to join and it’s open to residents of United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Germany. You are only have one account per household. You’ll qualify for about 2-3 surveys per month which usually last 5-10 minutes and are usually worth $3 each. The minimum payout for receiving cash in the form of a check is after you do your first survey.
Pinecone usually grants you 300 points, or $3, for your first survey and automatically sends it to you at the address you provided in your profile. This is a security measure to establish your profile and account, verifying you provided the correct address.
Once you began receiving checks, it takes 3-5 business days to process, then the average additional time it takes to be delivered.
MySurvey is operated by one of the largest major market research companies, Lightspeed. You must be 16 years old to join and live in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, or Ireland. Survey invitations are received several times daily on a wide range of topics and are worth 50-300 points each.
Minimum cash pay out via check is $10 or 1150 points. Payment are usually received within 4-6 weeks. In addition to surveys, members may be offered to test products or to participate in webcam surveys.
Refer a friend and receive 150 points for each one. Sweepstakes opportunities include monthly drawings for several winners of 10,000 bonus points, worth almost $10. Some survey incentives are additional sweepstakes entries.
SurveySavvy is a worldwide survey site with 1.5 million members in 195 countries and is one of the best online survey panels. You have to be 14 or older to join. Surveys on this site range in price on the low side .50-$2, which is average, and on the high side, $5-50, which is unusual, but does happen.
Members get survey invitations 2-3 times a month. For each one you are disqualified from, you get entered into a drawing to be one of 50 winners to receive $10 credit added to your account. Another great incentive is the two-tier system for friend referrals.
You get incentives for referring friends and family and you also get additional incentives for your friends/family referring their friends and family. Minimum cash payout via check is $1, so you can get your earnings out pretty much at any time, but takes 5-8 weeks to receive.
American Consumer Opinion
American Consumer Opinion is a worldwide survey panel available in all countries. You must be 14 years old to join. This site has short surveys, 10-15 minutes each, for 5-50 points which have 20 or less questions and longer surveys for 100-5000 points, but average surveys are generally for $4-5, or 400-500 points. 1 point = 1 penny.
Members usually receive 1-2 surveys per week. Minimum cash payout via check is $10 or 1000 points. Check should arrive in 2-4 weeks. They also have product testing opportunities, high paying projects, and focus groups at times.
Legerweb is Canada’s largest online survey community and is open to residents in both Canada and United States (as well as a few other specific countries.) You must be 18 years old or older to join. Surveys are generally $1 each and last between 8-10 minutes.
Members receive 1-2 survey invitations monthly. Referring friends earns an additional $1 for each one. Monthly drawings include 1 $100 prize, 2 $1000 prizes, and 1000 Air Miles or an iPad. Minimum cash payout via check is $20.
HCD is available to US residents only and you must be 18 years old to join. Surveys on this site are mostly current events and political subjects. Surveys are $1-5 and you receive about 1 a week. Some surveys have no incentive, but will be brought to your attention before you begin completing that particular survey.
If you do receive an invite to a survey, but don’t end up qualifying, you will receive 10 points. Refer a friend and receive 50 points. Minimum cash payout via check is $10 or 1000 points, but it takes 6-8 weeks to receive it.
YouGov is a worldwide survey panel with more than 4 million members. Survey subjects vary, but most have a political focus and polling results often end up publishing to the media. You must be 14 years of age to join in the US and 16 years of age in the UK.
Members receive a sign-on bonus of 1000 points. Surveys are usually 5-7 minutes long and are rarely the maximum of 20 minutes and earn 500-1000 points. Referring friends will earn you 1000 for email connections and 2000 points for connecting via Facebook.
Minimum cash payout via check is $15, or 25,000 points and generally takes 2-3 weeks to receive.
Toluna is another worldwide survey community which includes the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia. You only have to be 13 years old to join this site.
New members receive 500 points upon joining. Surveys are available daily and pay between 2000-18,000 points for each, depending on the amount of time. 3000 points = $1. Minimum cash payout via check is $20, or 60,000 points and it can take up to 8 weeks to receive.
Additionally, there are Toluna Gifties, which are instant win games you can trade a few points for entries for and sweepstakes with cash and other prizes, such as electronics given away monthly. There are also cheaper payouts via gift cards and other means.
SavvyConnect is a completely different kind of survey site for cash payment; this one you install and it tracks your opinions in a way. You have to be at least 13 years old to join and be a resident of either United States or United Kingdom.
You automatically get paid once you’ve had the app installed and active for 30 days. The app accumulates anonymous data when your browse the web and you’re rewarded for it. Fees are as follows: PC/Laptop- $20, PC/Laptop + Phone or PC/Laptop + Tablet = $40, and PC/Laptop + Tablet + Phone = $60. Payment is sent out one week after 30-day active period has ended.
Additionally, members may receive survey invitations for $1-$75.
Well there you have it. A list of survey sites that pay members cash. Am I missing some?
Please share in the comment section what other legit paid survey sites offer payment as cash.