Fresh Ideas Panel: Earn gift cards for sharing your opinion about food!

Become a member of our Fresh Ideas Panel! Please share your thoughts with us on our product ideas and offerings. By sharing your opinions with us you are eligible for monthly giveaways!

Your ideas are important! That is why we would like to invite you to join Fresh Ideas; an exciting new panel designed to collect your thoughts and feedback regarding food and what you are looking for in the foods you choose for yourself and for others, such as your family and friends.

This is a brief survey that should only take about 5 minutes to complete. If you choose to join and are accepted into the panel, you will receive one to two surveys a month. In addition, you will have the chance to participate in our rewards program, where you can win gift cards for up to $200.  Click Here

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30 Ways to Save for a Cash Christmas: Opinion Outpost!

Almost three years ago, my husband and I took Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Universityclass and began using a “cash only” system.  The last two years, we have used cash and gift cards that we’ve earned throughout the year to pay for our Christmas.  I can’t tell you what a relief it was to not be bombarded by credit card bills in January right when our property taxes and Homeowner’s association fees are due!

If you’d like to save for a “cash Christmas” this year, it’s not too late!  There are still plenty of ways that to earn some extra cash and gift cards for the holidays if you start now! For the next 30 days, I’ll be highlighting ways that you can stash away some extra cash!  Check out previous posts from the 30 Ways to Save for a Cash Christmas series here.

Opinion Outpost is another survey site, and my personal favorite!  They will send you links when you potentially qualify for a survey.  Complete the screener and if you qualify, you will be able to complete a longer survery and earn points. You earn points for completing surveys and for every 50 “opinion points” you earn, you can choose to cash out for a check, a $5 Amazon gift card, a $50 gift card, or a $5 Citibank pre-paid credit card.  I joined last March and earned $272 just for completing surveys throughout the year last year!

If you are not familiar with Opinion Outpost, here’s some more information about it:

How it Works

Once you register, you will receive e-mails about potential surveys you may qualify for.  When you click on the link, you will have to answer a few quick “screener” questions.  If you qualify forthe survey, you will then be directed to the survey.  If you don’t qualify for the survey, sometimes they will ask you if you want to see if you qualify for any other surveys.  Other times, you will be directed to a link where you can enter an instant win game to win $50.

As you complete surveys, you get a certain amount of reward points.  These points correlate to dollar amounts.  For example, 10 points is equal to one dollar.  From my experience, most surveys range from 10 to 30 points each, but I have completed a few 50 point surveys, an 85 point survey, and a 100 point survey.

To ensure that you qualify for more surveys, I recommend filling out all of the information in the “Member Profiles” section.  There are ten different areas – consumer, general, health, household technology, leisure & activities, personal finance, personal vehicles, professional, shopping, and travel.

Cashing Out

To “cash out” click on the “Rewards” link on the left of the page.  This will show you what your current accumulated award balance is.  Once you accumulate $5, you are eligible to cash out.  This is a much lower threshold than other companies require for cashing out.  You can cash out for a check, an code (sent instantly to your e-mail address), a Citi gift card(virtual or physical), or a gift card.

If you haven’t checked out Opinion Outpost yet, you really should!

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Benjamin Moore DIY Consumer Panel – limited spots – HURRY!

There is a HOT new opportunity to be a part of the Benjamin Moore DIY Consumer Panel. If you are selected to be a member of this panel, you will have the opportunity to provide your thoughts about the topics under discussion by answering survey questions via an online survey. You MUST confirm your e-mail to be a member of the panel and they are also requesting that you commit to participating in the panel for at least one month.

They are only accepting a limited number of applicants so HURRY and see if you qualify by signing up here! People who have already been accepted have reported that they will be receiving their first freebie in the next 4-6 weeks!  They are looking for participants in the following areas:  MA, NH, IL, MN, PA, CO, CT, MI, VT, NY, CA, GA, WA, ME, DC-MD, NY, OH, FL

Let me know if you get in!

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My Survey: Get cash or gift cards for surveys!

People often ask me for information about “legitimate” survey companies as a way to make extra money.  I have been with My Survey for seven years now and they are a great company to work with!

With My Survey, you earn points for completing surveysYou can “cash out” your points for a check (in $10 increments), merchandise, or gift cards. Some of the gift cards that they offer are:  Amazon, Paypal, CVS, and Bath and Body Works.  They also offer gift cards for restaurants such as Applebee’s, Chili’s, and Cracker Barrel.  I usually cash out for the restaurant gift cards – it gives us a way to eat out without killing our budget!

How it works:

They will send you a short screener, which is usually worth 5-30 points and then, and usually only takes a few minutes to complete.  If you qualify for the actual survey, it is usually worth anywhere from 150-400 points.  I have also done product testing for them for everything from cleaning products to diapers.

Tips for success:

1.  Make sure your profile is updated with your current e-mail address

2.  When you get an e-mail about survey opportunities, jump on it because sometimes they fill up quickly

Start getting paid for surveys today!  Sign up for My Survey here!

If you want to complete surveys with other reputable survey companies check out E-poll, Opinion Outpost, and Survey Spot!

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PLEASE NOTE: You are probably not going to get “rich” completing surveys, but it is a nice way to bring in a little bit of extra money to save for a vacation or Christmas or to earn gift cards for a few minutes of your time.  Survey companies often target certain demographics so what works well for one person may not work well for another.



Pinecone Research is accepting new applicants!

Pinecone Research

If you’re looking for a GREAT survey company to make some extra money, Pinecone Research is it!

Have you ever taken one of those insanely long screener surveys with other survey companies only to be told at the end that “sorry, you don’t qualify for this survey.”  I have, and it’s incredibly frustrating!  With Pinecone Research, they send you brief (it takes 2-3 minutes to complete at most) “household surveys” and based on that, they determine what surveys you qualify for.  So, when you get an actual survey from them, you’re qualified!  I have also done product test studies for them.  Usually, they send you a product to try for a set amount of time and then you receive compensation at the end for completing a survey about the product.  Sometimes you have to return the product and sometimes you get to keep it.

Pinecone Research compensates you for your time by paying a flat $3 per survey (you do not receive compensation for the brief household surveys).  You can receive payment via Paypal (I usually receive mine within a day of completing a survey) or by check.

You can only sign on with Pinecone Research during open referral periods, so you want to jump on this opportunity. I have been with them for almost five years now and they are definitely my favorite survey company to work for!

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