Just Found A New Survey... At Least For Me

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  1. Von Jones

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    It's called Across the Fence. It's aimed at home owners. You do earn points for rewards. I just completed my first survey (15 mins.). Just thought I would pass this information along. Check it out.
     
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    Registered for some survey group a few months ago. Supposedly, each survey had a certain point amount. Those points could be converted to dollars for use in a rewards program. Almost immediately after registering, my SPAM folder was inundated with dozens of e-mails. I bet I was getting 30/day of nuisance SPAM e-mails. And, of course, there were others that made it through the SPAM filter. I cancelled the registration and within days my SPAM was back down to almost nothing.
    This was not the survey group you noted above. And, right now, I can't remember what the name of the survey firm was. After all, we who post to this board can use memory loss as a normal body function!!:)
     
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    I used to belong to a number of survey places... and did rather well with them for extra cash. But then like @Will Lawrence mentioned, I connected the dots between when I joined those places and when my mailbox started getting so full of junk. It got totally out of hand and that was even a mailbox *created* for things like that!

    Bottom line, there were thousands of mails every time I checked (more than once a week!) and I had to totally close the mailbox down because it was a pain to keep emptying it before they closed it down *for* me. :(

    That said, thank you, @Von Jones ... this really does sound like a good one if they pay in cash. Or points that convert to cash, I should say.) Amazon codes are okay for me, too... but I don't do places for "things" to earn... don't need them. :D
     
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    I call it the yin and yang factor.. Those sites aren't set up to benefit YOU. :)
     
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  5. Von Jones

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    I've been participating in surveys now for over a year and have learned that the spam can be avoided by deselecting the 'receive emails' option usually located at the bottom of the membership application. This is one negative that I heard about survey sites. After the 1st month I haven't had that happen since.
     
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    Those sites are known for selling e mail addresses!! Same as game apps that you download to laptops and tablets and phones!! You can later unsubscribe, but it may take weeks to stop.
     
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    I signed up for a few of the survey sites too:
    *surveyspot.com
    *inboxdollars.com

    Not bad, but slow to make money. Even slower for me was swagbucks.com. Some people love it, but it was way too slow for me.
     
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    Inboxdollars is a keeper for me. I like survey sites that pay cash no matter how small, it adds up in time.
    I have given up on swagbucks after my first cashout. I rarely go there now since there are no offers that really interest me.
     
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    Yes, I'm afraid @Ken N Louis is right here... I have always marked that I don't want mail from them or their affiliates, but they do indeed sell the list of people who signed up with them. They don't dishonor it and send mail themselves, but everyone they sell the list to can (and do) start bombarding mailboxes. :(
     
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    I've been doing the surveys on YouGov when I remember. The trouble with using a backup email address is you have to remember to check it regularly. I also do surveys with Ipsos. I've yet to cash out on either site, though. I use Paidviewpoint, and have cashed out one time. Even though it takes a while, i know they're legitimate, so will continue to use them. I found Swagbucks too confusing. I like straightforward sites.
     
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    I also do the YouGov surveys, and I like those because they never rule you out, like some surveys do. On some of them, like Ipso, I answer most of the questions, and then they say I don't qualify; so I have wasted all of that time and effort for nothing, usually, although some of the surveys do give you kind of a little consolation points for at least trying.
    I have done Paidviewpoint for several years now, and made over $100 there. It takes a long time to accumulate points; but the surveys are easy to do.
    I forgot that I had not cashed out there for a while; so I just cashed in another $15 Amazon GC and then ordered myself a seed sprouter tray for the Aerogarden .

    Another survey that I like is called Survey Monkey.
    They do not give you points, but they do give points to any charity that you want to donate them to, and mine go to Doctors Without Borders.
    You do get to spin for a chance at a $100 Amazon gift card each time you take a survey, and don't get disqualified for surveys.
    Lately, they have also been sending me invitations to test computer-type products, as well. So far, we have received New Trent Airbender keyboard cases (which sell for up to $70) for both mine and Bobby's iPads , plus some accessories for the Apple Watch that Robin tried out.
    They send you the product, and then you answer a short survey on how well you did or didn't like the item you tried out.
     
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    I did the YouGov for about three years
     
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    I signed up for this website, @Von Jones ; and it looks like it will be an interesting website; but I couldn't find where the surveys are that you do and get points. Can you tell me where to look, or do they just send the surveys to you ?
    Maybe they will have some products for people to test (and keep) , too, like the Survey Monkey does.
     
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    Sure thing, @Yvonne Smith. After you have logged in at the top across from the site's name you will see Available Activities just click on it for the list of activities and make your selection. After you have completed a survey the 'red' + sign will turn to a 'green' check mark.
     
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    I think that I am not on the correct site, @Von Jones . The one that I found is an Australian website, and it is listed as acrossthefence.com/au. It does not look anything like you are describing.
    If you have a referral link, please post that; so we can find the right page. I have done several searches using those words, and can't find anything that looks like it has surveys.
    Here is the link that I signed up at; so if that is the right webpage, then I am missing something !

    http://www.acrossthefence.com.au/Default.aspx
     
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