HotSpex was incorporated in May 2000, and conducts global market research projects in over 19 countries. The HotSpex Panel is an online research community that allows members to participate in surveys that help shape the latest products and services. In exchange for sharing their opinions, members earn bux for participating in surveys; bux can be redeemed for Amazon gift certificates, traded in for chances to win prizes, or donated to charity.
Survey Invites: High Regions: North America Minimum Age: 18+ Adult
Rewards: Amazon Gift Cards Redemption Balance: $10 (1,100 Bux) Processing Time: Your gift card(s) will be directly sent to your email inbox within 1-2 weeks of redeeming your BUX
For every survey you complete, you will automatically be entered into the monthly draw for a cash prize
Hotspex has interesting surveys, and you can interact with other members
You can opt for Amazon gift certificates or charity donations
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Get VIP status by completing at least five surveys that are sent to you via email
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User Reviews (7)
August 21, 2012
I have been a member of Hotspex for 8 months, and while it's not the most lucrative company, I do recommend it. The surveys aren't very frequent, but they're a lot of fun, very interactive and they cover very interesting topics. So far I have 1,600 points, which would convert to just over $10 in Amazon credits- so it's not a huge incentive, but just enough to make it worthwhile, and it doesn't take very much of your time. I also give them full marks for their innovation and amount of fun they bring to the survey experience.
August 4, 2011
I've been a member of hotspex since May 25, 2011. The site is very colourful and easy to navigate. Their surveys are interesting. You can complete what they call fun surveys on site that are short (5 minutes avg) and worth 1 bux (their point system). I have received 7 emailed surveys since joining and they are worth about 50 and 300 bux.
They have a prize section listing prizes that you bid on (with your bux). I haven't won any of these and they do take up your accumulated bux so I only bid on what I really want for a minimum amount of bux.
After receiving and completing about 5 emailed surveys you become a VIP, which gives you access to cashing out for amazon or paypal. The minimum amount for amazon gift card is 1100 bux for $10 and the minimum for paypal is 2750 bux for $25.
When you complete a survey they donate money to the Rainforest Conservation Fund.
Overall it may take a while to reach payout amount but I like the way they do their surveys.
July 27, 2011
I joined a month ago and I haven't even been sent one survey. Who said these people are from the UK, they are from Toronto Canada. I have 50 BUX so far, but am skeptical wasting anymore time doing these cute little surveys. Stoney from the Raisin Capitol of the World.
June 24, 2011
I am a new member and I am concerned about all the poor reviews of this site!! I have read your reviews and others and I find consumers are not happy . I have only done 6 surveys and they were short, fun and so interesting. The site is so creative and I was wondering if that is to reel us in!!! I will be cashing in for a Amazon card when I can and report if I am successful and how long it takes to get!! Anyone really happy with this site???? I can find any real recent reviews!!
May 22, 2011
I joined Hotspex a couple months ago. The one plus I will give them are the quick bux for completing mini-surveys. The prizes, though, are non-existent. What prizes they did have are actually prize drawings - so many hotspex bux per entry. Now, even these are gone - the prize exchange is almost a joke. The prize drawings are all closed - except for one, which is a day pass for something in California. Being in Maryland that won't do me much good! You need to be a VIP member to exchange your bux for paypal or amazon gift certificates - and unless I get sent some surveys I'll never achieve vip status. So my bux will slowly accumulate through the mini 1, 2, and 5 bux surveys. I have been sent only one survey since I joined, and I didn't qualify for that one. I don't know if it's because it's based in the U.K. - most of the survey sites I belong to that are U.S. based I have no problem getting and qualifying for surveys. If I happen to achieve VIP status I will update my review. Until then, I think, HotSpex is very very low on my list of recommendations.
March 19, 2011
Hotspex has been around for a few years, but only added actual paid incentives recently, in the form of Amazon gift cards. This panel gets full points for creativity - the surveys are consistently more interesting than the questionnaires you usually find on other sites, and have a more media-interactive feel to them. Surveys offer anywhere between 5 to a few hundred 'bux'; 1100 'bux' equal a $10 Amazon gift card - incentives are comparable to the time spent per survey.
While this site is a lot of fun, reward fulfillment is SLOW! The panel did advise its members that with the introduction of the Amazon gift cards that it would be up to a few weeks or a month before the gift certificates would be mailed (because, for some reason, instead of emailing claim codes like other panels, they decided to physically mail the codes to members instead.) However, I found that it took 3 months to the day for me to receive my Amazon code. I'm about ready to 'cash out' again, so I hope now that the Amazon gift cards have been implemented for awhile, that fulfillment will be a bit faster this time around.
K E Gordon
March 14, 2011
Hotspex is a survey site that is based in Great Britain. I have been a member of this panel for about a year. Hotspex sends frequent surveys, They are fun surveys to take, and allow you breaks in between the survey questions that allow you to see how much longer you have in the survey process. This is refreshing because some surveys on other sites seem endless. They have a little treasure maps to let you know how soon you will be finished with the surveys. They offer many rewards and incentives, in terms of bux. as well as a hot pot where you can add your bux and get chances to win a jackpot. You can also bid on prizes with your bux. The main reason I don't like this site that much ,is that I have never gotten any tangible rewards. This site gets high marks for creativity, but they need to work on improving their award system.