Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some money from Ciao

I have previously blogged that Ciao (Greenfield Online) was a bit miserally in the amount they pay for each survey. In fact they do offer many surveys that are listed as being 93 cents of a 20 minute survey.

In recent weeks I have noticed a few surveys with higher amounts such as $5 for a 15 minute survey and $3 for a 10 minute survey.

So I have done a couple of these and frankly if you have been doing surveys for a while the time quoted to fill them out is very much on the high side. While I was at it, I tried a few of the 93 cent ones (yes, I was bored:) and they didn't take anywhere near 20 minutes.

So although I still wouldn't recommend that you do the 93 cent ones if you have anything better to do, I guess its a better return for your time than playing texas hold em poker on facebook......

I have just transferred $17.65 to my paypal account from Ciao (Greenfield Online) for maybe 1 hour of survey doodling over about the last 2-3 weeks.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


The biggest Jackpot in Lotto ever in Australia will be drawn on Tuesday night (30 June 2009). If you open an account at OzLottories today, you can get a $5 credit to enter this MEGA Draw for free...

Yes you can earn some money....

Paid Surveys, Rewards Programs, Focus Groups and Mystery Shopping hasn't made me rich....BUT it sure does add a little bit extra to our family budget. For the month of June 2009, I have received around $347. (Hey its real money!)

I have started a page to record where the money and gift vouchers are coming from so you can get an idea of which programs are the best to get involved with, check out the 'Record of Money Earnt' page.

Monday, June 22, 2009

2 Hour Focus Group for $80

Attended a 2 hour focus group to discuss banking tonight. It was quite fun really and $80 is good money. If you would like to participate in focus groups, make sure you join survey panels such as Light Speed.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nice Month for Bunnings Vouchers

My Mail box had another $20 Bunnings Voucher yesterday, this one from Valued Opinions.

Back in May I used Bunnings vouchers to buy a new Ryobi whipper snipper. This month has been pretty good for getting bunnings vouchers ($80) so I'll be going back for either the pruning attachment or a new mailbox (the old one is looking a little sad).

Monday, June 15, 2009

$53.76 in Cash from Pureprofile

Pureprofile has been one of the most consistent sources of cash from paid surveys and pay per click ads for me for several years. This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see another $27.26 direct deposited into my bank account. This was in addition to the $26.50 that was deposited in late May.

How did I get two lots of cash you ask?

Whilst it is against the rules for a person to run two accounts with separate email addresses, it is perfectly acceptable for every member of your household to join and do paid surveys and click on ads. Our family has two accounts with Pureprofile, I fill in one, and my wife does the other.

The surveys and ads are sometimes the same, but often they are different as some are targeted to specific demographics and I guess some companies just aren't that interested i what I think about womens products :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bank Mystery Shop

Interesting assignment today, a mystery shopping company that I joined a few weeks ago asked me to do an evaluation at a bank branch to assess the performance of their clients service and sales staff. The assignment took me about 20 minutes in the branch and afterwards a quick survey that took about 10 minutes to complete. The fee for the mystery shop was $25 plus travel expenses.

They have a few assignments for me coming up next week, evaulating a car sales office and a department store. If you are interested in the name of the mystery shopping company, send me an email and I'll let you know where to join.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cheap Caltex Fuel Cards?

Joined a new program on the weekend that looks quite interesting....Aussie Fuel Cards.

Basically its a reverse? auction where you make bids on Caltex fuel cards with the aim of being the highest 'unique bid' and whatever that figure is, you end up purchasing the fuel card for that price.

They claim that you can buy fuel cards for 95% below their face value. Might pay to read the strategy guide on their web site before you get to far into it....

Let me know how you go with it......Aussie Fuel Cards

Mystery Shop at very popular cafe

Fancy a free lunch or dinner at a popular cafe, plus get paid $25?

On Saturday I took the family for lunch at a popular international brand Cafe (can't say the name) on the Gold Coast to do a mystery shop. The shop covered having a drink at the bar, an entree, main meal and dessert, and then making a purchase from their gift shop. (Allowance for the shop was $15 for the bar, $85 for the meal and $20 for the gift shop)

The meal was very nice and everyone had a great time, all up it was a great way to kick off a long weekend. I had to complete a post shop survey of about 120 questions and write a brief overview of my opinion of the cafe and service. Payment was $25 for this.

I can't publish the name of the cafe or the agency that organises mystery shops for cafes and restaurants on the Australian Paid Surveys blog, but if you would like to find out, send me an email.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

YAY! Finally a $20 Bunnings Gift Voucher from WDYT

Its taken a while (maybe a year?) but I have finally got a gift voucher from 'What do you think?' They have been sending a regular volume of paid to click emails lately and a few little surveys. Each email ad click is worth 5 points and their surveys range from 10 to around 200 points. You need 2000 points for a $20 Gift Voucher. WDYT is currently ranked at number 9 in my list of paid surveys and rewards programs, is it worth joining? only just I guess.