Thursday, June 17, 2010

Palm Research Surveys Pays

I just received my first payment from Palm Research.  This is my newest survey site to review.  It's easy to qualify for payment.  They send you two links to surveys each day.  Every survey pays $1 if you qualify and complete it.  Once you reach $10 or more in your account, you will automatically receive the money in Paypal 45 days after the end of that month.  Yes,  that takes a while but it's okay just let the money build up and you'll be receiving a payment each month.  Make sure that when you sign up you use your Paypal email address as that is where the payment goes.  Have fun!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

May Survey Earnings

I'm finally getting around to updating my May Survey Earnings. It's been a busy month with my daughter's birthday, dance recitals and auditions and a house guest. I definitely didn't get to complete as many surveys as I would like, but my earnings still show that you can get a decent amount with little effort. I'm hoping to have more time in June. Please check back often as I hope to do more updates during the week. I have a few new sites that I am working with that I need to review. The grand total for the month was $120.45.

Here's the breakdown:

Swagbucks - $25 Amazon Gift Code. Swagbucks has become a very reliable source of Amazon gift codes. I am able to redeem the $25 Amazon gift codes at the beginning of each month -- just from using Swagbucks as my search engine! In May, I was able to combine these gift codes with recent Amazon video game promotional credits to obtain 3 completely free Wii games for my son's upcoming summer birthday.

Opinion Outpost $17.30 Amazon Gift Codes. Opinion Outpost is another big source of Amazon gift codes for me. The best part about this site is that the codes are issued immediately upon redemption. I get paid multiple times each month from this site.

$10 Paypal. After a long hiatus, I'm back to participating with this site. I was very impressed that the Paypal payment was immediate. They send tons of surveys. I only complete those that offer points, not just sweepstakes entries.

MySurvey $10 Paypal. This was the first survey site I ever joined. I was very happy to see that they have added additonal payment options.

Global Opinion Panels (Synovate) $10 Check. These surveys are typically very easy to qualify for and you get points even if you don't qualify.

Lightspeed Panel $5 Paypal. This is another very reliable survey site. I alternate between Paypal and Amazon code payments.

Pinecone Research $6 Paypal. If you ever see an advertisement to apply to this site, do it. They pay quickly via Paypal and I have received many products to test.

$3 Paypal. This is a new site that I've tried. It sends surveys daily and pays $1 for each that you qualify. Sometimes they are typical surveys from other paid sites and sometimes it is as simple as signing up for a newsletter. Make sure that you sign up with your Paypal email address as payments are sent directly there.

Clear Voice Surveys
$20 Amazon codes. This is my second month participating with Clear Voice. Their surveys are easy and abundant. There have been time when I attempt to Redeem and it says that there are no Amazon codes available right now. I just try another day and it goes through. When the codes are available, they are issued immediately upon redemption.

Opinion Square
$11.15 Regal Movie Ticket. I neglected this site for a long time, but now I use it, along with MyPoints, as a consistent source of Regal Cinema gift cards and free tickets. There are many other prizes.
. $3 Paypal. I do not see many surveys from this site, but they do pay for each individual survey directly to Paypal.

Monday, May 3, 2010

April Survey Earnings - Amazon Gift Cards!

April was a busy month for me, so I did not keep up with my surveys as much as usual. I did do very well still with Amazon gift cards and will definitely have Christmas presents covered this year! Here's a summary of the entire month with links to sign up. Total survey earnings for the month $127.10. Given that I missed a lot of days of completing surveys, I'm happy with this total.

Swagbucks - $25 Amazon Gift Code. I consistently get at least this much a month with Swagbucks. This take no time at all, just normal searching on the web like you always do. See my archives for more information on this one.

Opinion Outpost $5 Amazon Gift Code. One of my favorite suvey sites!

Clear Voice Surveys $10 Amazon Gift Code. This survey site paid immediately in April. I currently have enough to redeem again, but it says the are out of the Amazon gift codes right now. I would hold off on completing suveys here. I'll update when they are available again.

Valued Opinions
$20 Amazon Gift Code. This is my first time cashing out with this company. I highly recommend it. The Amazon code was issued immediately.

$27 - 3 Free Game Rentals at Blockbuster. A treat for the kids! You can't sign up for this one directly, but usually get an invitation when signing up for sponsors like Borders Rewards and Blockbuster.

l - $5 Amazon Code, $5 Paypal. This is a tried and true survey site for me. I alternate between Amazon codes and Paypal payment. There are many other reward methods.

- $10 Regal Cinemas Gift Card. Great rewards selection here.

Testspin $10 Amazon Gift Code

HCD Surveys - $10.10 Check. This survey site has the quickest surveys to complete on really fun topics. You review things like Super Bowl commercials, politician's statements, Tiger Woods statement on infidelity, and vote for your American Idol favorites.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Monthly Survey Earnings

March had to be the best month ever for my survey earnings. The grand total was $222.90!!!! Below are my earnings for the last week and half. You can look at my earlier posts for the rest of the month's earnings.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Swagbucks Paypal Sale and Last Weeks Survey Earnings

For 2 more days, today and Wednesday (3/23-3/24) Swagbucks is having a sale on their $5 Paypal gift certificates for 550 Swagbucks. They are normally 700 Swagbucks. This is a great deal if you've already redeemed your $25 in Amazon gift cards for the month. Sign up here. >

Search & Win

Swagbucks is a search and win program where you can earn gift cards for your everday web searches. Between Swagbucks, Opinion Outpost , and Clear Voice Surveys, I'll have enough to cover all my Amazon Christmas purchases.

Last Weeks Surveys Earnings

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Clear Voice Surveys and My Weekly Survey Earnings

I'll do two posts in one since I'm behind on posting this week. I redeemed for the first time from Clear Voice Surveys and was pleasantly surprised. I was able to pick a $10 Amazon gift card and received the code immediately just like with Opinion Outpost. I've been so happy with this company. There surveys are easy to qualify for and never too long in length. You even get a small reward if you don't qualify. It did not take me long at all to reach the $10 redemption amount and I almost have enough to redeem again.

Here are my earnings for the week. I'm really banking a ton of Amazon gift codes to use on birthdays and Christmas.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Best Survey Week Ever

This week was really great for survey earnings, my best ever! Here are all my redemptions below.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Great rewards with MyPoints

MyPoints is one of my favorite sites for earning a huge variety of gift cards. Surveys are only a small part of what you can do with this site. First you will want to decide whether you want their emails coming to your regular email account or whether you would like to setup a separate email just for them. I would say that I get 3-4 emails a day from them. You will get MyPoints Bonus Mail which you open and click on the link and get 5 points for reading the mail. You get additional points if you sign up for whatever the link is advertising, but I never do that. You will also get Mypoints Survey Mail, just normal marketing surveys. Even if you don't qualify you get 10 points.

There are tons of other things you can do to get points. You can print coupons and earn points when you use them. You can shop through them like Ebates, but earn points instead of cash. You can search through them and also earn points.

MyPoints has a huge selection of gift cards to choose from as rewards. I have been a member of this site since 2003 and have never had a single problem with them. You can contact me here and I can send you a MyPoints Invite. Just send me your first name, last initial, and email address. Contact me

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday 2/26 Update

It hasn't been the busiest week with surveys, but still not bad. It looks like my total for February is $104.35. I'm really happy with that. It's not bad at all for filling out some surveys online. I've been doing surveys for years and never really kept track of what I made. Now I'm curious to see just what I can get out of it.

Here's the total for the week:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Swagbucks Birthday 2/25 - Time to Join

It's Swagbucks birthday tomorrow, and they will be giving out tons of Swagbucks. I believe there is also a surprise for those who are members before tomorrow. It only takes 45 Swag Bucks to earn a $5 Amazon gift card. If you haven't joined yet, now is time to do so. Once you're on you can add the search engine to your search pull down in your browser. You'll want to check the facebook fan page and the Swagbucks blog, and Swagbucks widget for extra codes tomorrow. You'll find links to all of those on their web page.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cash Back Shopping Sites

I do a ton of online shopping and whenever I do I make sure that I am getting cash back from one of several rebate sites. Most sites give you $5 in your account for simply signing up. Everyone should at least take advantage of this free $5 and cash out at least once from each site. You're halfway to cashing out as soon as you sign up. If I'm shopping at the Gap for instance, I will check each site to see who offers the biggest cash back percentage and shop through them. If I had to pick a favorite, I would have to say Ebates. I've been with them since 2003 and they now offer 2% back on eBay. Most sites give you a choice between a check or Paypal for payment.

Here's the list of rebate shopping sites that I actively use.

Friday, February 19, 2010

2/19 Friday Survey Earnings Update

I've received a lot of surveys this week. Here's a list of my earnings. I'm getting very close to cashing out on some sites for the first time. I'll let you know about those as soon as I do. I'm trying to spend a short time in the morning and then again in the eventing doing surveys to stay caught up. You find that the more surveys you do, the more they send you.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Sorry for not posting for a few days. My kids finally returned to school after being off for a week and a half because of snow. Now I finally have some peace and quiet.

Swagbucks is the absolute easiest no effort way that I have found to earn Amazon gift cards. It is simply a search engine. You earn swagbucks for searching, something that you do all the time on the internet. It takes 45 SB (swagbucks) to earn a $5 Amazon gift card. You can be awarded 1 to 5 SB on random searches. You can add the Swagbucks plug-in to your pull down of search engines on your browser or add it as a toolbar to your browser.

I usually start out using the SB search engine in the morning. Within a couple of searches, I win a SB award of 1 to 5 SB. I'll switch back to my normal search engine until evening. In the evening, I'll switch back to the SB engine. Then I have a chance of earning another award. That's what works best for me. In addition, there are SB codes given out almost every day. You can use a Swagbucks widget to find out if there are available codes out there. It does not take long at all to have enough for a $5 Amazon gift card. I receive no spam from Swagbucks.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. This one is too easy to pass up.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Update

I'm going to try to give an update every Friday on what I've earned for the week. I'll put a link to each site and at some point will get around to reviewing each individually. One to note this week is Pinecone Research. They are often closed to new members, but I received an email this week with a link for friends. They are trying to grow their membership right now. They pay $3 to Paypal for each survey and often send you products to test.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HCD Surveys - My Newest Survey Site

HCD Surveys is the latest survey site that I joined. I've had such good luck with it that I thought I would post it right away. My latest survey was reviewing Super Bowl commercials. How fun is that! I have also reviewed political advertisements.

HCD Surveys pays cash at a $10 minimum. Each survey is worth 100 ($1) to 500 points. If you don't qualify for the survey, you receive 10 points. The great thing is that I have never found their surveys to be overly long. Give it a try. I think you'll be pleased with this one. I usually receive several survey opportunities a week.

Once you join, make sure you complete your profile so that you get sent more surveys.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Favorite Survey Site - Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost has been one of my most successful survey sites. I receive surveys from them on a daily basis and they pay with Amazon gift codes. There is no waiting to receive the code. As soon as you reach $5.00, you can request payout. It is immediately posted to your account. I have earned $278 from this site so far. These surveys are fun, usually reviewing new product ideas, movie trailers, and advertisements. I qualify for more of these surveys than any other site. Sign up and get started as soon as possible - Opinion Outpost.

A New Year - Time to Revive My Blog

It's a new year and I'm stuck at home in a snow storm. It's time to revive my blog! I'm a 43 year old mom of two children, a daughter age 11 and a son age 8. I gave up my job as a software engineer 3 1/2 years ago. Now I'm always on a quest to supplement the family income. I'll post each success and failure here. I use a ton of survey sites and search engines to earn cash and gift cards. You will not believe how many totally free Amazon orders I made this Christmas season. I love to share these opportunities with others. I am not a risk taker, so I will never suggest using your credit card to sign up for anything. This will be a fun journey and I look forward to meeting some other great moms along the way.