Mindfield Online is an online survey panel that is hosted by McMillion Research, a market research company that has been performing data collection studies for corporations since the late 1970′s. Mindfield Online rewards their members with cash for each each survey they complete, and members can request cash payment via check or PayPal once they have at least $5 in their account. Plus, some studies will also reward you with entries to win prizes like iPods, iPhones, Laptops, Computers, and much more.
Survey Invites: High Regions: North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania Minimum Age: 14+ Teen
Rewards: Cash via PayPal or Check Redemption Balance: $5 Processing Time: 4-6 weeks (check), 1-2 weeks (PayPal)
If you are not qualified for a particular survey study, you are entered into a monthly drawing for cash prizes totaling $500.00
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User Reviews (28)
August 21, 2012
I joined Minefield over a year ago, and have not received one survey from them (I kept them bookmarked in hopes that this would change). Every few months I would send them an email, asking whether there was something wrong with my account. Not once did I get a reply, until today. A very curt, brief email informed me that they are currently only sending surveys to US residents. It's completely false for them to claim their company is open to Canadians, when not one survey is available to us. I've just deleted my account, and wanted to warn other Canadians to not waste your time. Mindfield really should just be clear, and remove the Canadian option from their website.
November 7, 2011
The only things i really like about this site are that you can connect it to your facebook, and that instead of a points system, you actually get dollar amounts awarded to you. With that said, its not like i ever get money anyway. i have answered 7 surveys in the past couple of months (thats all they give me), 5 of them i was disqualified for after 5 or so minutes of questioning and got nothing for them (i wish you got at least something for answering the qualifying questions), one of them it said i did not complete because when i logged on, i opened the survey and left the computer. when i came back after a few minutes, the website had logged me out and when i logged back in the survey wasn't there anymore. only one survey did i receive money for. they also never send me any surveys to my email or facebook. the only reason i am still on the site is so i can wait to get $5 (right now i have $2) and cash out. also, the other rewards they offer, like the holiday season drawing, you need to bend over backwards even to qualify. such as downloading the mobile app, cashing out with an amazon.com gift card, or refer a friend. personally i wish you got entered for simply answering a survey, seeing as that's rare on their site anyway.
September 10, 2011
I have been with Mindfield for at least 4 months now and have yet to qualify for a survey. I receive 2 surveys a week and when I click on the survey it says I'm not in the geographic area.
Their support is quick to answer - I sent an email asking why I'm not in the geographic area and they replied that they did not have any Canadian surveys available at this time.
After reading all the reviews above I think maybe Mindfield is not worth the time. It is very discouraging to get the same "sorry" message every time I click on a survey link. If they are going by my profile why do they bother sending them to me?
May 16, 2011
I have been a member of Mindfield for a few months now and I can tell you with honesty that I have been sent approximately 4 email invitations for surveys. Of the 4 survey invitations I have received, I have not qualified for a single one. I would say that this survey site is at the bottom of my list (and I am a member of quite a few sites). The frequency of surveys is, as you can see, very poor and although the incentives are decent (usually $1 to $2 per surey) I have not qualified for any, therefore I still have no money in my account. To be completely honest, I would not recommend this site to anyone who wants to make a few bucks; I would suggest trying another site.
May 3, 2011
I've been a member of Minefield for 2 years now.
I liked them more when I first joined. but so, much lately.
I used to qualify for more of their surveys but this past year I rarely if ever qualify
for any of their surveys.
They used to send me few product tests and that was a good incentive
to take surveys with them but I've not received any product tests in a year.
I don't know what has happened with Minefield but they have gone downhill.
They used to be my favorite survey company, rating in my Top 5.
Now they rate in my bottom 10.
They pay usually about $1.00 per survey .
You can get paid by Paypal or check.
I have not cashed out yet so I can't tell you how smooth their cash out process
In the 2 yrs I've been a member I have only accrued $51.00.
So that will tell you about how much you can earn with Minefield.
And I take most of the surveys that they have sent me over the past 2 yrs,
or I should say I have attempted to take them.
You rarely qualify.
If you have lots of time to waste and want to spent 2 yrs accruing $51.00,
then Minefield is the Survey site for you.
I haven't had any problems with them so far, but as I said I have
never tried to cash out thus far.
May 2, 2011
Mindfield Online is one of the few places where I do end up qualifying for surveys about once every other week. I've gotten as much as six dollars for one; five for another. Most range between one dollar and three dollars. The only problem I have is with the length of time the survey rewards are in pending. Sometimes it's months! That, in my opinion, is way too long. I have two dollars credited right now and another fourteen in pending. Once I reach twenty credited - that is my personal cashout threshold. So, it looks like it will be a long slow process, but once it's there, at least I can get paid through paypal which I like. As long as I continue to qualify here and there, and the money starts adding up, I will stay with them. And when you "like" them on facebook, and go through there to make a comment, someone from Mindfield actually responds! That is a plus in my opinion.
April 29, 2011
I was a member for two months and received no surveys.So I will continue with the
companies that give me them.
April 2, 2011
As it is with most survey websites, you have to take a few questionnaires to figure out what quizzes are right for you. However, with Mindfield online, their unpaid questionnaires are quite extensive and you have to complete many before doing any actual surveys for companies. try it if you have nothing, and i mean nothing better to do, but i would not reccomend this website
December 9, 2010
Mindfield panel is not in my top 10 list buy they really pay my work through check or paypal.For the chance to get more surveys you need to complete all profile surveys.It's annoying to complete these profile surveys but have to.They send me 3-5 surveys a week worth $1-$3(sometimes more,got $25 survey once),Many surveys are host on OTX(I hate it).To be honest it's hard for me to complete the panel's screen survey.They also provide PT like lotions,shampoo and others.Not bad.
November 15, 2010
mindfield is a good and honest survey site ,i reccomend this site to all, i am a member of other sites and i can tell you that none of them pay you as fast as mindfield, and they have good surveys, i cashed out and it took them only 2 weeks to get my money to me, mindfield is on top of things and they know how to keep there customers happy .GOOD JOB. its a pleasure working for mindfield.
November 11, 2010
i am a mamber of this site and i found that is site is good anough....and they will pay you a good ammount for your valuable opinion.....
September 10, 2010
i like mindfiled is the bomb you can get paypal or cash that so cool right now im going to keep them because they are great and have great surveys every body should join the site
July 25, 2010
I signed up for Mindfield several months ago. I proceeded to fill out all of the "profile" surveys which took a while. They do not pay for these but I figured it would be worth it in the long run. I messaged CS a few times about not receiving any survey offers. They told me to be patient. Another couple of months went by and I still received no emails. At this point I finally decided to quit the site. I definitely wouldn't recommend this site as there are many other sites that will actually send you survey offers.
July 7, 2010
They are usually long and only give you $1.00, they need to start giving more
June 16, 2010
My last completed survey was 3 months ago. They are far and few between.
May 27, 2010
Although I wouldn't say Mindfield Online is a steady earner, it still puts money in my pocket so I've remained a member for over a year now.
They only send out about 2 or 3 survey invitations a week and out of those I might only qualify for 1 (if I'm lucky.). Alot of these surveys are housed outside of Mindfield and are more than occasionally, OTX surveys which alot of people complain about. But it's nice that you can be rewarded between $1-$10 a survey depending on it's length and topic.
Also, some of those surveys turn out to be product tests. I've received eau de toilette, shampoo and candy and gotten paid to test it and give my opinions.
Another welcome change has been Mindfield Online's transition to PayPal payments, which is transfered in 7-14 days, although you can still opt to have your check sent in the mail if you're willing to wait about a month to receive it.
May 10, 2010
Over the three months I have been a member of Mindfield Online, I have recieved a small amount of surveys and only qualified for a fraction of these. The questions take a long time to get through, and usually I don't qualify anyway! It is time consuming, And I wouldn't recommend it at all.
March 24, 2010
As mentioned by many above, this survey site is, well...ok. Just ok. Mindfield sends out about a dozen or so invites a month, but I find it excessively difficult to qualify for most of them. With that being said, however, Mindfield isn't a time-waster - though I don't qualify for many surveys, I have to at least give them credit for quicker-than-average screen-outs. And they don't fill your inbox with useless sweepstakes-only or an excessive amount of OTX survey invites, either.
So while this may not be a huge earner for most people, I would agree with the sentiment that it's at least worth registering with this one as one of your 'secondary' sites. With a low pay-out threshold and an unobtrusive inbox presence, this may prove to throw you a few dollars on occasion.
March 3, 2010
I have been a member for a couple of years and I didn't use to even bother reading the emails because I would never qualify because of my location (then what's the point of accepting members who don't reside in the continental US?) Now that I moved to the US I decided to give it a chance, but nothing has changed! I get many invitations and I NEVER qualify. It's especially annoying when you've been 5 minutes into a survey and then bam, you don't qualify, too bad for you. I'm starting to think they just trick you into answering the questions then say you don't qualify so that they can't reward you. I honestly think this is a waste of time.
March 1, 2010
i have been doing survey sites off and on for a long time. i have quit most because they never really valued my input with real incentives and it felt more like i was being raped than participating in something legit. Mindfield Online is different, they pay in cash for every survey - which is freakin awesome in addition to having some blow me away drawings and they actually post the winners. I plan on staying with this site because it's the best and i've tried them all at one time or another. now gonna go make a few bucks doing a survey before going to work ha ha ha
February 22, 2010
I have been a member of other panels where you get entires into a drawing and it seems like you take survey after survey and never get anything. You may not get a huge volume of surveys from Mindfield but at least you get paid cash if you complete a survey. You also get entered into a drawing if you disqualify. I would recommend Mindfield.
February 22, 2010
I enjoy the surveys and the member service is excellent. On the rare occurrence of an issue it is always solved very quickly. I would highly recommend this site.
February 11, 2010
I have been a member of MindField for several years now. I love the new paypal feature. I am a stay-at-home mom and this has been perfect supplemental income for us. This is one of the only places I've found that actually give cash and prizes. I've cashed out as little as $10.00 and as much as $80.00 at a time.
February 11, 2010
I am on several panels and none compare to Mindfield. Easy to get paid and I get a lot of surveys. Most promise a lot you don't really get that many. Mindfield has by far the most. I highly recommend them.
February 9, 2010
I have had a very nice experience with Mindfield. They have PayPal and You can cash out
with only $5.00 in your account. I have never had a problem getting my money. My checks averaged $21-$67 each time.
February 5, 2010
I have been a member of Mindfield Online for a little over two years. Since that time I have earned $82. I have not had as much success with Mindfield as I have other sites and there are several reasons. First, I don't get that many invites...maybe one a week. And many times, when I get an invite I fail to qualify for the survey. Also, it takes a while to earn money as most surveys pay $1 to $2. And I am reluctant to take many of their surveys because they take about 15 to 20 minutes with compensation usually being a buck. Personally, I think a survey of that length should pay more. It also takes longer than average to have surveys credited to your account. But they do offer PayPal and you can cash out with as little as $5 in your account. As long as you know the pluses and minuses going in, Mindfield should be one site you consider.
January 2, 2010
I listed rewards/incentives as below average because I have never been paid, because I have NEVER qualified. I just delete my emails from them because I am not wasting my time to answer MANY questions only to be told Weâ€™re Sorry you donâ€™t qualify for thisâ€¦. Donâ€™t bother!
December 31, 2009
22. Mindfield Online $77 ($10 po) (product tests) (Joined: 2008-02-01) ($71 rec'd)
It came as no surprise to me when Mindfield Online lowered their minimum pay out from $10 to $5 earlier this year, because I earned just $3 with them during my first five months and was only able to cash out after six months.
Many of their surveys are from OTX and pay from $1 to $6. I have earned $77 over the past 23 months from 36 surveys that I have qualified for and they also send product tests as well.
The most frustrating aspect of Mindfield Online, aside from not qualifying for very many surveys, is waiting for the incentives to be credited to your account; I have nine outstanding surveys from August 21 that I am still waiting to be credited for. Six of these are from November and December, so eight weeks is not too long to wait to be credited.