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Which Paid Surveys Do Actually Pay?

If you've found this page then we expect that you already know what a paid survey site is and the rewards you can get for taking your time to give your true thoughts and opinions on a varied range of topics. We have been asked to produce a trusted list of legitimate sites which do pay out what they say they will pay out.

We have therefore listed all of the paid survey sites and opinion panels that we have used and, most importantly, that have paid out to us the rewards they stated they would pay in their terms and conditions. These are the legitimate paid surveys that we are all lookng for and that we are confident will pay you, as long as you comply with their policies and answer their questions and surveys honestly and with care.

Some of the sites are available in a number of countries so look out for your flag to see if the panel operates where you are. All of the sites are free to join, as all genuine paid survey sites should be. We will continue to add paying survey sites to the list as and when we are able to confirm that they are genuine and do pay the stated rewards, so check back regularly for the latest additions.

This page was last updated on the 17th January 2012

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ACOP - A truly Global Opinion Panel


ACOP stands for American Consumer Opinion. In spite of the name, it is a paid survey panel which operates globally and welcomes international participants. The rewards are generally very good for each long paid survey you fully complete. You get paid by cheque in your local currency, or, if your country does not support this method, an American Express gift cheque. The payment redemption level is currently $10.

You can register with ACOP here.

The Ipsos Consumer Panel

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Ipsos are one of our favourite market research panels who are operate in many countries and reward you well for your opinions. When completing their survey questionnaires you are given Ipsos panel points which are then redeemable for a variety of excellent reward options including Amazon gift cards in certain countries and other shopping gift cheques and vouchers in others. Redemption levels vary with the country where the panel operates, but are, in our experience, reachable in a reasonable time frame. For example in the UK, you need 1380 points to make a redemption claim and these points will currently net you a very useful 10 Amazon (UK) voucher. Ipsos panel registration site as follows: general blue flag  Join Ipsos in another country

The YouGov Panels


YouGov are particularly well known for their political and general public opinion research. They also conduct research for a number of high profile companies and brands. Their surveys are usually interesting, thoughtful and relevant and it is enjoyable to be a part of this panel. For the majority of surveys you receive panel points which can be exchanged for cash payments by cheque/check or other rewards once you reach the required payment threshold. This can be a little high, for example in the UK you need 5000 points for a 50 payout, but this is one of the more interesting panels to be a part of and they do pay their rewards, which is why they are here!

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The Valued Opinions Panel

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The Valued Opinions research panel is an active paid survey panel where you can earn rewards such as Amazon gift codes or other very useful shopping vouchers and gift cards (both for online and high street shopping), relevant to the location of your Valued Opinions country panel. Redemption levels vary, but in the USA you usually need to accumulate $20 before you can redeem your reward, in the UK you would need 10, whilst in Australia it is AU$20.

Register with Valued Opinions