When You receive a Cash Survey offer, how many times do you qualify?

United States
May 11, 2008 10:26am CST
Maybe I should ask this first... do you honestly answer the questions? I do, and that definately disqualifies me from many cash surveys. I want to answer honestly to give them real answers to their surveys, rather than to just try and earn a few bucks. It's often very obvious (to me at least) on what kind of answers they want to qualify you for the survey, but I really feel answering this way will defeat the overall purpose. I know that some people are all about getting the money for the survey... but doing that just doesn't feel right. I don't qualify for about 80% of the cash surveys. How about you, are you honest in your answers, even when you know it will disqualify you? Approx. what percent of cash surveys on SurveySpot do you qualify for? Happy Mother's Day!!
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@Jemina (5784)
9 Jun 08
I have only qualified a couple of times and I am getting to point of giving up on them. You are right, if you are honest you won't qualify to virtually all of them. Sometimes I get tempted to give false information jsut to qualify but I fear they might ask me to provide my own answer and I would be dumbfounded.
• United States
9 Jun 08
, I know what you mean. I'm always thinking that also! I have qualified for a couple of cash surveys in the last couple of weeks (honestly!!!) but today, I received an email from SurveySpot for a child between 8-12 and my son was here to do the survey about video games (I'm clueless and they'd know if I was fibbing). The email came in and he was on the survey within 2 minurtes of receipt and they already had enough people, so he didn't qualify... ??? At least we were awarded 100 points towards the weekly drawings (I told him if we win a toy gift certificate it's his to spend) I like SurveySpot, I qualified a handful of times...just enough to make doing the surveys worth it!
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• United States
9 Jun 08
oops...thanks for your response!
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@Jemina (5784)
9 Jun 08
So, you're also a member or Surveyspot? I also like it but have been very busy lately.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
11 May 08
Hi! I always answer truthfully - the surveys are there for a reason & they need honest responses. I am lucky and qualify for about 70% though, but a lot of them don't pay much. Hope you had a great mothers day!
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• United States
12 May 08
Thanks, I did. The cash surveys I qualify for are always for a few dollars. Payout minimum is $5, so it takes me 2 or 3 cash surveys to reach payout. I can always hope to receive one of the gift card awards on SurveySpot! Thanks for responding and have a great week!
• United States
11 May 08
I stopped doing the cash survey sites because I never qualify for the surveys; therefore, I don't earn any money. Apparently I am a little too honest with the answers. I don't want to lie on them, but I because I don't lie, I don't have any surveys to do. Happy Mother's Day!
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• United States
12 May 08
I feel the same way! Even though I know what answers will qualify me for the cash, I'm honest. I know it'll dis-qualify me from the survey, but I do it anyhow and just wait for the surveys that I can qualify for. I do qualify for smaller surveys on SurveySpot and I just qualified and requested another payout, but I never qualify for the big money surveys... maybe one day soon! Have a great week and I hope your Sunday was excellent!
• United States
17 Jun 08
Mysurvey.com is the only survey place that I do right now. I try my best to answer the questions correctly, but I only get surveys about once or twice a week. Mysurvey goes by points and then the points can be traded in for cash, but it's really not that much cash. I just got enough to trade in for cash but want to build it up more. The ones that paid cash don't really help because I don't qualify for many surveys. I would like to do more things like mylot.com. If you have suggestions, please let me know.
• United States
18 Jun 08
I'm a member of SurveySpot. It's a free survey site and I've been paid about 4 times with another check pending (probably receive it next month) They have been offering cash surveys more often in the past few weeks and they have surveys for points that go into a weekly drawing for gift cards (there's a bout 10 different types of card and ea type offers about 25 cards each) I do have another site I just started checking out. Check your rfiend list for a request! Thanks for the response!!
• United States
18 Jun 08
oooops... friend list : )
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I totally agree with you. I want to make the money but it just doesn't feel right. Sometimes times I think I will qualify for a survey because of my answer and they are looking for something totally different, you just never know so I think it is best to just answer honestly. Yes I am honest with my answers.
• United States
8 Jul 08
Good for you! I feel truthful answers help the company that is paying for the survey, rather than just answering dishonestly just to get paid. I always hope that by answering truthfully, the comapny gets the type of answers they are looking for and will return to SurveySpot again and again.... and maybe I qualify for the next cash survey Thanks for your response!
@bea_29 (321)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
seems it applies to all. i myself anwer the profile surveys so honestly that until now i haven't receive any survey in 4 survey sites that i have joined.... now honesty seems does not help..lol
• United States
29 Jun 08
I know what you mean. I do get the occasional cash survey that I qualify for, but I only do SurveySpot and I know I'm limiting myself by only participating in one. There have been many times I've been disqualified when asked a question about the amount of time since I did a survey about a certain topic. I try to err on the side of honesty and answer yes on the time frame. I'm sure if I answered no, when I wasn't exactly sure, I would have collected a little more $$ over the last couple of months. I have a check for more than $15 coming early next month, so I more than happy with those that I did qualify for. Thanks for responding!
@fjgamer (543)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I qualify for some of the surveys, but most are wasted time... because I answer honestly. However, I increase my chances of getting paid by taking a lot of surveys. On SurveySpot, I have $16 saved up. I'm saving all my survey money until I get a bank account set up. The money will keep adding up, and, at this rate, I should have $30-50 in the next couple months. That's when I'm cashing out for the first time. I answer honestly and still get some money. If you answer honestly, sure, you get disqualified from most (not all) surveys, but you shouldn't lie to get money, anyway.
• United States
29 Jun 08
I agree! The point of the survey's, from the companies point of view, is to get honest answers! I'd rather try to answer honestly and earn money in the surveys I do qualify for, than just be dishonest to earn a few more dollars a month. In my opinion, answering dishonestly only skews the results for the company that is paying for these surveys. I answer honestly (for several reasons) in hopes that this comapny sees they are getting honest results and maybe next time, I qualify for their cash survey. Great response... thanks!!
• United States
11 May 08
NONE. Seriously, I have NEVER qualified for a single survey. I even tried "cheating" once just to see. Nope...still didn't qualify. Another time I got past the first couple of questions and thought "cool!" then it asked me question I thought would disqualify me, but I answered truthfully and it kept asking me questions- woohoo! But, I must have been about 2/3 of the way through...and all of a sudden it popped up that I didn't qualify... So, I have given up on surveys.
• United States
12 May 08
I thought I qualified for a tax-return survey for $75! I made it all the way to 90% finished and the last part was if I filed my tax return with the company paying for the survey, I'd get the $75! Unfortunately I had already filed my taxes a week earlier and received nothing. I know the feeling about not qualifying, the last 6 weeks I haven't qualified for a cash survey... and after 6 months, I've made all of $15 from cash surveys...lol