Stephanie's Top Five Survey Panels (June 2012)
June was yet another slow month for me with my regular survey panels. Summer tends to be slower than other seasons for me, though. I normally get less surveys in the summer and have less time to devote to survey-taking because of vacations and family activities, so that explains the slowness.
Global Test Market and Valued Opinions are still my top survey panels. I always get a lot of surveys from them each week and cash out with them more often than other panels. E-Poll has also been sending me a lot of surveys lately and I cashed out with them again recently. Unfortunately, I haven’t been getting invited to any online focus groups lately, despite trying really hard to find them. The extra cash from those would be really helpful right about now, but I just can’t seem to find any lately. I did cash out for about $250 from some other lesser-known panels I belong to this month, so it was not all a bust.
I also got invites for a TON of product tests this month (way more than usual), so hopefully I’ll be testing out a lot of products in July. The product tests I got for this month include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, oatmeal, cookies, disposable shavers, and toothpaste.
Rankings are based mainly on what I earned for the month from each survey company, as well as the number of survey invites.
Here are my current top earners for June:
- Global Test Market
- Total Earned Since Joining: $550.00
- Total Earned in June: $20.00
- Last Payment Requested: $50.00 check on June 22, 2012
- Joined: September 21, 2008
I’m still doing really well with Global Test Market. I usually get a few survey invitations from them a day and qualify for most of them. I received enough points to cash out with them again in June and am already accumulating more points for another cash-out. I’m currently at about 500 points with them again, so it shouldn’t take too long. My only complaint with them lately is that they keep sending me the same movie/multimedia survey over and over again, even though I tried to complete it and disqualified. Other than that, I’m very pleased with them.
- Valued Opinions
- Total Earned Since Joining: $570.00
- Total Earned in June: $12.00
- Last Payment Requested: $20.00 Amazon.com gift card on June 12, 2012
- Joined: September 5, 2008
I’m still a big fan of Valued Opinions. They have been performing consistently well for me these past few months. I also managed to cash out with them again in June since a lot of my pending survey money finally got credited to my account. I still have about $18 pending verification. I’ve been cashing out with them every month lately, so hopefully the surveys keep on coming. I’m still hoping they implement a PayPal rewards option in the future, though. Having that option is always nice if I don’t want any more Amazon.com credit.
- Total Earned Since Joining: $280.00
- Total Earned in June: $10.00
- Last Payment Requested: $30.00 Amazon.com gift card on June 4, 2012
- Joined: August 5, 2009
E-Poll performed pretty well for me this month. They’ve been sending me a lot of surveys lately, although I have to admit that many of them are on the long and repetitive side. Some did involve watching TV shows that haven’t aired yet, which was fun. I did cash out with them again this month, but have to wait about six weeks for payment.
- Total Earned Since Joining: $645.00
- Total Earned in June: $8.00
- Last Payment Requested: $25.00 Amazon.com gift card on April 24, 2012
- Joined: October 22, 2008
MySurvey still sends me a lot of surveys each week, but it’s been harder to qualify for them, lately. I still haven’t gotten around to cashing out with them, but hopefully I will in July. I have noticed some of their surveys that involve viewing commercials give you the option of more points if you have a webcam plugged in (so they can track your reaction to the video). That’s pretty interesting and I’m always up for more points.
- Ipsos i-Say
- Total Earned Since Joining: $240.00
- Total Earned in June: $8.00
- Last Payment Requested: $10.00 Amazon.com gift card on May 18, 2012
- Joined: September 16, 2008
I still get quite a few surveys from Ipsos i-Say each week. Many of them involve product tests and don’t pay very much, though. I wish I could win one of the items they have in the poll at the end of their surveys, but, alas, I never have. I would be interested in knowing if anyone out there has actually won anything from it.
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