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#41 benale

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 03:24 PM

I accumulated enough points taking those surveys to ride Coach from Chicago to LA. Since I traded in those points I've gotten more rejections(5 points) than not and  I have really cut back. Today I was offered 60 points for a 45 minute survey. Very cumbersome, but I figured 60 points is 60  points. I was livid when after completing the survey a notice came up saying "this is not the right survey for you" and I got 5 points. Why couldn't they tell me this after the first few questions?. I shot off a nasty E Mail to them fully expecting the full points. This has happened a few other times. Very frustrating, to say the least.

 



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Posted 09 September 2016 - 07:44 PM

I took the "45 minute survey" which took over an hour too complete. I also  got the brush off notice after answering all the questions in good faith. I now consider this a scam operation . I unsubscribed and expressed my displeasure in the  "sorry to see you go" follow up survey. I have not received a reply.



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Posted 09 September 2016 - 10:04 PM

I took the "45 minute survey" which took over an hour too complete. I also  got the brush off notice after answering all the questions in good faith. I now consider this a scam operation . I unsubscribed and expressed my displeasure in the  "sorry to see you go" follow up survey. I have not received a reply.

 

 

If it's a scam operation as you put it, why have I earned nearly 7,000 AGR points since I signed up?


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:03 AM

I can't speak for the two people who complained about being offered points for completing a survey and then did not get points for completing the survey, but "scam" seems like a loosely applicable term to me. Perhaps "grossly incompetent" would be more accurate, but scam works. I'm happy for you if you're happy with your results, but I'm convinced that it's not worth my time to sign up for surveys.


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:48 AM

There appear to be arbitrary requirements for completing each survey.   You are promised 500 points for completing a survey then you abruptly get a message that say " you don't qualify for this survey" or that "data for this category is full"  This happened five times in a row. Too much time wasted  for the 5 point consolation prize.



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:56 AM

Yep, I tried several surveys after the 500 Point offer.Evidently I don't fit their desired Demographic Profile!

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 11:01 AM

 

I took the "45 minute survey" which took over an hour too complete. I also  got the brush off notice after answering all the questions in good faith. I now consider this a scam operation . I unsubscribed and expressed my displeasure in the  "sorry to see you go" follow up survey. I have not received a reply.

 

 

If it's a scam operation as you put it, why have I earned nearly 7,000 AGR points since I signed up?

 

If it works for you, great. I have taken and completed 6-7 surveys then been told I won't get the  promised points because they have enough replies or I don't qualify. This is after they had all my answers for the survey not just qualifying questions. 



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 04:39 PM

iam with tim49424. this is not a scam. I built up 10430 points so far and keep building. good luck tim49424.



#49 benale

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 12:37 PM

I don't think it's a scam either. After the 500 point introductory survey I got enough 20 to 40 point surveys to get me to 6000 points,enough for a Coach trip from Chicago to LA which I redeemed. Since then, I;ve been getting more "this is not he right survey for you" 5 points than actual points for taking the survey. My frustration was that after completing a survey that promised 60points and close to an hour completing it I got that 5 point consolation prize. This has happened to me a few other times,as well.

 

I think being over 65 and not of any ethnic group limits your eligibility. I'm wary of continuing with these surveys because of another chance of completing a survey and having that "this is not the right survey..." come up.. If this is a technical flaw in their operation, maybe somebody actually reads these posts and will respond and fix it.



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 03:44 PM

 

 

I don't think it's a scam either. After the 500 point introductory survey I got enough 20 to 40 point surveys to get me to 6000 points,enough for a Coach trip from Chicago to LA which I redeemed. Since then, I;ve been getting more "this is not he right survey for you" 5 points than actual points for taking the survey. My frustration was that after completing a survey that promised 60points and close to an hour completing it I got that 5 point consolation prize. This has happened to me a few other times,as well.

 

I think being over 65 and not of any ethnic group limits your eligibility. I'm wary of continuing with these surveys because of another chance of completing a survey and having that "this is not the right survey..." come up.. If this is a technical flaw in their operation, maybe somebody actually reads these posts and will respond and fix it.

I am also over 65 and I believe that could be a disqualifying factor. Perhaps we could have a survey of ages too see the ages of those happy with the points for survey site and those  who feel cheated out of points.


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 03:52 PM

I am 63 and have had mixed results with the surveys.  I have not had the disappointing experience where I spent over 15 minutes completing a survey only to receive 5 points.  There have been many times that I have received between 20 and 50 points (however, I have received 5 points more often than the greater number of points).  I have not felt cheated, and I understand that my demographics are often not those sought in most of the surveys.


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 04:13 PM

I have get 5 points also half the times but I also keeping trying and I have built up 10,480 point so far. I will be going to fla in march and will need 14,000 points for a one way ticket and if I get this it will be all free. I also use the boa credit cards and will have the points from that for the trip home.I do this trip once a year and I have never paid for a trip in a roomette.



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 11:25 AM

I have get 5 points also half the times but I also keeping trying and I have built up 10,480 point so far. I will be going to fla in march and will need 14,000 points for a one way ticket and if I get this it will be all free. I also use the boa credit cards and will have the points from that for the trip home.I do this trip once a year and I have never paid for a trip in a roomette.

Unless you work for free the survey rewards are not free but a payment for your time. I finally successfully completed a survey today and got the 500 points. That survey took 45 minutes. I received something for my time so it was a good exchange.. Doing surveys is not a problem but if you do them and then get cut off midstream for 5 points that doesn't seem fair to me. The other thing is that you sometimes get cut off in the middle of the survey with a message "this is not the right survey for you".  In summation the Survey Points Club can be good, but only if you can provide the information that they are looking for. 

UPDATE:   Message today: Sorry but there are no new surveys at this time


Edited by dlagrua, 18 September 2016 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 12:06 AM

I have done several. Seems like early on I got more of the 25-50 points awarded for completing a survey. Lately, mostly 5 points and sometimes after 5 or more minutes of answering questions. It almost seems that it might be better to answer questions so you won't get picked by the survey on the first page and collect your 5 points, if one could figure out how to do that. I don't bother w/ the 75 points for 30 minute survey. Too long IMO. Give me 20 points for 5 minutes because if you throw me out when it is over, I have only invested a few minutes of my time. 


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 05:56 PM

If I'm caught up on everything, nothing is on TV (which is usually the case) and I'm not too tired, I'll poke around with the surveys until I get bored.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 01:59 PM

After trying this points for survey offer, I have not received an email invite for a survey in the past week. Either the surveys are filled to capacity or I don't give them the answers that they are looking for.  Its a very erratic working service. Maybe time to move on. For those that have received 10,000 points just think that with a job you could probably earn more to buy the points easier and faster than you can to answer a .15- $1.50 survey. .  I completed one survey that took 1 hour to receive 50 points; approximately a $1.60 value. Heck a janitor makes $10./hr and he can buy over 300 points with that!! We are working for the survey company for less than what a janitor works for!


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:00 AM

I have earned about 500 points since July. My biggest thing would be time to complete. It always seems longer than they suggest. I have a lot of the 5 point ones, but also a number of 30, 40 & a 100 point survey.



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:46 PM

I have earned about 500 points since July. My biggest thing would be time to complete. It always seems longer than they suggest. I have a lot of the 5 point ones, but also a number of 30, 40 & a 100 point survey.

Time is money and the questions that need to be asked are how much time are you devoting to filling out those surveys and is the reward just compensation for your time? Now if you have absolutely nothing to do with your time then I guess the surveys for points works for you but I earn $60 hr when I work and that buys 1666 points, The Survey gives you maybe $1.50 worth of points for 1 hour.   IMO, its not a good deal.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

 

I took the "45 minute survey" which took over an hour too complete. I also  got the brush off notice after answering all the questions in good faith. I now consider this a scam operation . I unsubscribed and expressed my displeasure in the  "sorry to see you go" follow up survey. I have not received a reply.

 
 
If it's a scam operation as you put it, why have I earned nearly 7,000 AGR points since I signed up?
 
If it works for you, great. I have taken and completed 6-7 surveys then been told I won't get the  promised points because they have enough replies or I don't qualify. This is after they had all my answers for the survey not just qualifying questions. 

I'm having a similar problem with points for survey. I have completed several long surveys and
when you get to the end of the survey it says that they have enough for that one and only gives me 5 points. While I don't consider it a scam, it's very annoying when you complete a very long one and you don't get the promised points. Most of the time they will give you the 5 points but it doesn't seem right.
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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:58 PM

I have that issue sometimes with another rewards program that I do surveys for (usually just one every couple months to keep the points from expiring.) When it happens I email the rewards survey center and they'll usually credit the points back. I do agree that the survey should not kick someone out at the end because they don't want to record the response or whatever reason they have, which is why I report when those instances happen.






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