Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Earn Cash and Prizes. Seriously!

As I'm sure you all know, I *love* taking surveys and earning rewards. It's not really a great way to make a living, but it is a great way to supplement and earn some fun things in your spare time. I earn gift cards to treat my family to a nice dinner out every now and then, or I'm able to select prizes or gift cards I can use towards making the holidays special. It really helps at Christmas! I even earn checks that I can put into savings as well.

This just came in the mail for me yesterday!  $100 from Global Test Market, just for taking surveys.

This check is going towards a fun new swingset for our girls!  They're going to be so excited when it finally arrives.

I don't always earn cash, sometimes it's prizes or gift cards, but every little bit helps!
I get asked all the time what survey companies I use, so here are a few that I work with, and have had good experiences with:

Global Test Market - If you'd like a referral, just leave me your email address and I'll send you one! :)

I also recommend YouData, where you get paid to view ads. They PayPal you payment every week!

If you like to try products and tell the world about them, check out BzzAgent for some Word of Mouth Marketing fun!  :)

MyPoints.com is also a great resource for gift cards.  They said out emails and if you click the links (to visit the advertiser) you earn 5 points.  More points are awarded for purchases, but purchases are NOT necessary.  You can also answer polls and complete surveys for points...and what I like about the surveys that MyPoints sends out, is that if you don't qualify, you often still get 10 points just for trying.  I recently cashed out for $60 in Walmart gift cards.

And don't forget about Swagbucks! Not only can you earn points for searching with them, but also for watching videos and completing surveys as well.  They have a "daily goal" and if you meet it, you get bonus swagbucks, and they add up fast.  If I make sure to make that goal daily (or even just most days), I can earn $50+ a month.  I choose Amazon gift cards, but they offer PayPal, and many other store gift cards as well.  They're one of my favorites, I recommend them highly.

Are there any that you have had good results with? I'd love to hear about them!


  1. Your welcome, LOL. j/k Thanks for the list. I only do Pinecone and Valued Opinions and one more I can't remember atm, cash box dollars? something like that. Like you said, it's not much, but it adds up and makes for nice little extras.

    I still don't know how you meet Swagbucks goal everyday. I've tried but most days I don't because I don't qualify for most of the surveys.

    1. LOL, thanks and you're welcome ;) I used to do Pinecone, I liked them! :)

      Some days I don't make the Swagbucks goal, but I try :) I keep videos up in the background...you only have to watch the last one when you're at 90% to enter the captcha, and I do qualify for a lot of their surveys. Be sure to check the surveys in the Trusted Survey section AND the Special Offers section...I get a lot of surveys from Peanut Labs in there. :) And the videos and the daily poll and daily NOSO...and you get points for playing games (up to 10 points/day...you usually have to play two games to get two points, two different games...so I alternate between Fyoozd, Word, and Drop until I've got my 10 points).