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#81 daybeers

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:41 AM

So are these surveys worth doing?

Amtrak travel so far: only 11,218 miles: Springfield Shuttle (13), Northeast Regional (28), Acela (1), Lake Shore Limited (2), Pennsylvanian (2), Capitol Limited (1)

Ambus mileage (3 trips): 108

Other rail transit: WMATA (~900 miles), Metro-North, MTA, MBTA (Subway and Commuter Rail), Metra, CTA, RTA


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:33 AM

So are these surveys worth doing?


That’s a decision you have to make for yourself. Some, like me, think so. Others don’t. It’s up to you.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:22 PM

So are these surveys worth doing?

I'm retired, and have plenty of time on my hands. To sit at my computer and spend 20-30 minutes in exchange for 30 points or so is certainly worth it. I try to get 30 points per day. That's 900 a month. Adds up quickly. I've garnered north of 21K points in a year and a half.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:24 PM

I think so 2yrs and 47,305 points so far



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

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I think so 2yrs and 47,305 points so far

 


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

Well I've decided to try doing some of these surveys. I signed up, but I'm still waiting on the activation email to come through.


Amtrak travel so far: only 11,218 miles: Springfield Shuttle (13), Northeast Regional (28), Acela (1), Lake Shore Limited (2), Pennsylvanian (2), Capitol Limited (1)

Ambus mileage (3 trips): 108

Other rail transit: WMATA (~900 miles), Metro-North, MTA, MBTA (Subway and Commuter Rail), Metra, CTA, RTA


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:10 PM

Well I've decided to try doing some of these surveys. I signed up, but I'm still waiting on the activation email to come through.


It takes a lot of patience and persistence.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:25 PM

 

Well I've decided to try doing some of these surveys. I signed up, but I'm still waiting on the activation email to come through.


It takes a lot of patience and persistence.


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Yeah honestly, I eventually got the email and created my account. I then tried to take a survey for maybe 15 minutes, but each time it said I wasn't for me. I've concluded it was probably my use of a VPN, and because I'm not giving them my actual information, haha no way! So, I closed my account and that was that. Maybe I'll miss out on a few points, but I'd rather keep my personal information private.


Amtrak travel so far: only 11,218 miles: Springfield Shuttle (13), Northeast Regional (28), Acela (1), Lake Shore Limited (2), Pennsylvanian (2), Capitol Limited (1)

Ambus mileage (3 trips): 108

Other rail transit: WMATA (~900 miles), Metro-North, MTA, MBTA (Subway and Commuter Rail), Metra, CTA, RTA


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:46 PM

If you're worried about giving surveys your private information, but you don't feel right about just making things up, just adapt your personal information in small but insignificant ways. I change my age slightly, use a zipcode from down the road, etc.  That way my demographic information is accurate--and I'm not misleading the surveyor--but it couldn't lead someone to my actual identity.

 

Incidentally, I haven't signed up for this particular survey platform, but I do use e rewards. I bank points there to keep my points and miles from expiring from hotel chains, airlines, etc. 



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:30 AM

15,000


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