Thursday, November 22, 2012

Make Money Sending / Receiving Letters - Australia Post Study

How would you like to earn some money each week for receiving or sending some letters?

Sounds like a SCAM hey?

Well actually in this case, NO it isn't.

Anyone know that little organisation called Australia Post? Seems they still deliver letters around Australia to every business and residential address. And they need to keep a careful track on the performance of their mail delivery service around Australia.

To achieve this they have recruited a team of Senders and Receivers around Australia who send and receive a few mail items and record the time it takes to get from one place to another and in what condition the mail piece arrives.

Senders and Receivers earn $12.50 a week and get paid $150 every 12 weeks.

They contract this through a firm called TNS GLOBAL.

They are currently recruiting for Panelists (Senders & Receivers) and If you are interested in this opportunity send them an email to

Something like this:


I am interested in participating as a sender or receiver in the Australia Post Study.
I live in XXXX and my contact details are: YYYYYY


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chitchat Research $160 Focus Group (Tax Office)

Chitchat Research is seeking people available to attend in-depth interviews at the end of November in Brisbane CBD. Interviews will be held during work hours and go for approximately 1 hour. Participants of this research will be paid $160 for their participation. We are seeking employees who deal with tax office related matters for a business who employees more than 20 staff. If you would like to take part in this project please reply to this email and a Chitchat team member will be in touch either by phone or email in the next fortnight. Do you know someone else who would like to take part but is not registered with Chitchat? Please get them to call 07 3325 1000.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chitchat Research looking for Ladies 45-69 years for a phone interview $40

We are urgently looking for ladies 45-69 years old for this research. If you know anyone that may be interested, please forward this email to them. Our latest project is research for: Females aged between 45 and 69 years of age Dates of research: Week commencing 5 November It will involve: 1 hour phone interview Payment: $40 Use this on the link below to see if you qualify: Thank You! The team at Realtime Research

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Holiday Accommodation Mystery Shopping Assignments

MysteryCustomer has shopping assignments at Holiday Parks around Australia.

Below is a list of all current holiday park assignments available:

Old Bar
North Rockhampton
Cradle Mountain
Batemans Bay
Alexandra Headland
Broken Hill
North Tuncurry
Tin Can Bay
Alice Springs
Willows Gemfields
Lakes Entrance
Airlie Beach
Coober Pedy
North Haven
Rainbow Beach
Tumby Bay

Port Lincoln

Port Campbell

Kinka Beach
Bremer Bay



You will need to join the MysteryCustomer Shopping Panel to access these assignments.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Focus Group on Insurance in Brisbane up to $150

Research Connections are running a focus group in Brisbane on October 17/18.

Reward is up to $150.

Follow link to screener:


Attention Paid Surveyers...

There is a SCAM going around via email (and text message) claiming to be a $50 survey from Woolworths.

Do not respond, they are after your bank details.

More information available on the Woolworths Survey SCAM at the Woolworths web site.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Focus Group on Fuel Use Pays $90 (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne)

MyView have a focus group on fuel use running in October...

To get an invite join MyView Focus Group Panel.

From MyView: 'You could have the opportunity of earning $90 dollars for 120 minutes by participating in focus groups being held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane in October.'

Friday, October 5, 2012

Male Mine Workers - 3 x 20 minute Surveys to Complete for $150

Chitchat Research is seeking male mine workers available to participate in online surveys. There will be three surveys in total, each taking 20 minutes to complete. The surveys will be sent over three consecutive days during the week commencing 22 October.

Each participant will be paid $150 for their contribution.

We are specifically looking for

  • Males who work in the mines anywhere in Australia
  • 22-45 years old, and
  • Who wear workwear clothing

We are also seeking 2 miners who wear compression garments.

If you or anyone you know works in the mines and are interested in participating, please reply to this email with your name, contact number and best date/time to call.
Alternatively for those who are not registered with Chitchat Research, please email your name, contact number and best date/time to call to

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Females 15-18 $100 Cash for Focus Group

Chitchat Research is seeking people available to attend group discussions on Wednesday 10 October & Thursday 11 October in Kangaroo Point. The sessions will take place at 5.30 pm & 7.30 pm and will go for approximately 1.5 hours.

Each participant who attends will be paid $100 CASH.

We are looking for females age 15 – 18 years who enjoy shopping and fashion

Know of anyone who may be interested in attending? If so, please forward them this email and to register their interest they can complete the online questionnaire by clicking the below link.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Focus Group - Brisbane 18 October - $180

Chitchat Research is seeking people available to take part in in-depth interviews on Thursday 18 October at 9.30 am, 11 am, 1.30 pm or 3 pm. The interviews will take place in Brisbane CBD and go for approximately 1 hour.

Participants of this research will receive $180.00.

We are seeking high income earners with either a defined benefit account or accumulation account (e.g. Sunsuper, hostplus etc). Participants must also work in one of the following industries,
• Mining
• Banking
• Law
• Health
• Engineering

If you would like to take part in this project please reply to this email and a Chitchat team member will be in touch either by phone or email. Do you know someone else who would like to take part but is not registered with Chitchat? Please get them to call 07 3325 1000.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Focus Group for Single Parents - Inala Brisbane.

From ReplenishQR: (I have edited - you need to give them a call to register)

If you are a single parent, we would like you to complete the following survey for your chance to be included in paid research. Please see details below.

Join our panel, please call us on 07 33531638 and we will set you up.

Please note you will need to complete the survey and if you qualify you will be contacted to set up an appointment date and time.

Energy Saving       


Initial Session Tuesday September 11, 2012 10am to 12pm

Subsequent sessions monthly until December


Thursday, August 23, 2012

3 Great Ways to Save on Your Grocery Purchases

Grocery Shoppipng is one of the biggest expenses in everybody's monthly budget.

Doing online surveys and participating in rewards programs isn't going to make you a fortune. But there are many ways you can make a little money and also save some...

When it comes to grocery shopping, here are 3 suggestions for you to save a little and earn some rewards...

1) If you join the Nielsen Homescan program you will get paid in rewards cards just for scanning the grocery shopping that you do. Check out the Nielsen Homescan program.

2) If you are a Woolworths shopper, Shop Angels can give you mystery shopping assignments that ill reimburse you for some of your grocery purchases. Check out Shop Angels.

3) If you are reasonably diligent with your credit card use, you can get a gift cards from using a Woolies credit card and their store loyality card. Buy you groceries with the credit card, wve your rewards card, and then transfer the money you would have spent straight to the credit card from your savings account. This only works if you pay off the balance before the nasty interest kicks in of course...

Any other tips? Hit up the comments box below...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Find a Casual or Part Time Job in Australia

Paid Surveys, Focus Groups and Mystery Shopping not enough?

Here are some resources to help you find a part time or casual job in Australia.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chitchat Research looking for Males 21-25 years who drink cider...

 We are seeking 21 - 25 year old males who regularly drink cider for a group discussion tomorrow evening.
The group will take place in Kangaroo Point on Tuesday 14 August at 5.50 pm and will go for approximately 2 hours. Participants who attend will receive $80 CASH as a thank you for their contribution.
If you know someone who fits the above profile and would be interested in attending either get them to call the office on 07 3325 1000 or forward them this email and they can click the following link to register

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chitchat Research - Sydney – Have you or anyone you know flown internationally at least 3 times in the last 12 months? $100 CASH!!

Chitchat Research is seeking people available to attend a group discussion on Tuesday 14 August at 6.30pm. The discussions will take place in Sydney CBD and will go for approximately 1.5 hours.

We are seeking participants who have flown to any of the following destinations as least once in the last 12 months
• Bangkok
• Los Angeles
• Abu Dhabi
• Bali (Denpasar)
• Phuket
• Port Moresby
• Auckland

If you or anyone you know would like to take part in this project please reply to this email address with your best contact number during business hours AND the names of all the international airlines you have flown in the last 12 months and a Chitchat team member will be in touch this week.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chitchat Research - Cider Drinkers for a Focus Group

Chitchat Research is seeking people available to attend group discussions on Monday 13 August in Kangaroo Point. The discussions will commence at 5.50pm and will go for approximately 2 hours.

Each participant who attends will be paid $80 CASH.

If you are interested in joining this discussion please click the below link and complete the online questionnaire.

$600 for Mystery Shopping Financial Planners..

If you are a member of any of these Super Funds, you can earn up to $600:
  • AustralianSuper
  • CareSuper
  • CBUS
  • Club Plus Super
  • Equipsuper
  • First State Super
  • HOSTPLUS Super
  • NGS Super
  • REST Industry Super
  • State Super Financial Services
  • Sunsuper
  • Telstra Super
  • UniSuper
  • VicSuper
These assignments take me about 2 hours and pay $150 per assignment.

Go to Coredata to register:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

LiveTribe Goes Paypal

Good news for lover of CASH over Gift cards...LiveTribe.... has introduced cash payment via Paypal. The minimum payout looks like $50 or 60000 points which might take a while, but they send reasonably regular surveys.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WOMO Delivers !!!

I recently blogged about a new site that I had found called 'Word of Mouth Online' that pays you to review businesses that you have shopped at.

Its pretty easy, you write a quick review and get some points, you provide comments and compliemnts on other peoples reviews and you get a few points.

For me, I saw a great opportunity to make an extra $1 or $2 for mystery shopping assignments.

Gift Vouchers from WOMO
Well today I got my first delivery of gift card vouchers. 3 x $20 WISH Gift Cards and 1 x $10 iTunes card. This is was pretty easy...

You can join WOMO Here

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Australian Mystery Shoppers - How You can earn an extra 5-10% for each assignment

If you have been doing Mystery Shopping to make extra money or a small part time income then you will know that every dollar you can get makes it just that extra bit worth it. So here is a fairly simple way to add an extra $1 to every assignment that you do without having to do any extra work.

When you conduct a Mystery Shop you are normally required to prepare a written summary of the shopping experience to complete the assignment.

'Word of Mouth Online' (WOMO) is an Australian customer review web site that pays you to provide reviews of stores and services. As a Mystery Shopper all you need to do is take the short summary (100 words) from your mystery shopping assignment and edit/paste it into the business review on WOMO and you get 100 points (equals $1).

They pay you in gift cards from iTunes, Westfield, or WISH that you can use at Woolies, Big W etc. After joining I had enough points (2000) in no time at all to get my first $20 WISH gift card.

Word of Mouth Online
Earn an Extra $1 for each Mystery Shopping Assigment

Monday, June 4, 2012

Using My Opinions and Rewards Central to Max Your Payout

Today I want to discuss one of the strategies that I use to make the most out of doing paid surveys. And that is utilising the relationship between My Opinions and Rewards Central.

Firstly My Opinons is one of the better online survey sites in Australia. Unlike most survey panels there are actually three ways to make money at My Opinions:

1) Doing Paid Surveys
You get fairly regular surveys to do and they generally fairly short and pay out at a reasonable level of points per survey.
2) Play the 'Instant Win' Game
Free to enter once per week - click a square and win between 0 and 500 points
3) Refer Your Friends
If you tell your friends about My Opinions you can earn 200 points per registered person.

Secondly Rewards Central is probably Australia's leading online rewards program web site. There are 8 ways to make money from Rewards Central

1) Doing Paid Surveys
You don't get many surveys, but when you do they are usually pretty good.
2) View Emails
Rewards Central send out a daily advertising email and if you click on the ad to view it you get 10 points (or 2 entries into their Win $10,000 competition)
3) Daily Ad ClicksRewards Central will let view and click on ads once per day - you get 2 points (yay)
4) Play the Free Guessing Game
Pick some numbers and if you are lucky you win up to 4000 points
5) Respond to Offers
If you take up advertiser offers you get reward points
6) Shopping Rewards
Purchase from selected reward partner retail web sites - shop and get reward points
7) Refer Your Friends
If you tell your friends about RewardsCnntral you can earn 200 points per registered person.
8) eBank
If you deposit your reward points into the Rewards Central eBank you earn interest on the points balance.

With all that info covered, here is the little strategy for maximising your return from these two web sites. My Opinions allows you to transfer the points that you make on that site into a Rewards Central Account. This means that not only can you accumulate enough points to make a withdrawal faster but you can also take advantage of the interest you can earn in the RewardsCentral eBank with all your earned points.

I set up my My Opinions account to automatically transfer my points when the total gets to 100. The I move the points in Rewards Central into a short term deposit in the eBank. When I have a larger amount I will deposit the points for a longer term to get a better interest rate.

Another point to remember is that the processing fee for withdrawing money at Rewards Central get smaller when you transfer larger amounts into your bank account. At the time of writing its 3300 points for $30 & 10,100 for $100.

  1. Set up an account with My Opinions
  2. Set up an account (using the same email address) at Rewards Central
  3. Use the points transfer to automatically send points from My Opinions to Rewards Central
  4. Transfer all points tothe Rewards Central eBank
  5. Withdrw the money when you get to 10,100 or $100
 Of course you could also save the points to bid in Auctions on the Rewards Central web site.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mystery Shoppers Urgently Wanted !!!

Mystery Customer is an Australian mystery shopping company. They are urgently looking for new shoppers in the areas listed below:

If you are in one of these areas and would like to earn extra money evaluating the customer service of local businesses, then join the shopping panel here:

(Please tell them you were referred by Nigel Martin)

Batemans Bay
Broken Hill
Eastern Creek
Moss Vale
Raymond Terrace
Sussex Inlet

Waurn Ponds

Mt Isa

Port Lincoln
Victor Harbor


Thursday, May 3, 2012

$450 Auto Focus Group

Realtime Research is running a focus group on behalf of a major car brand. If you are interested in particpating you can join Realtime Research panel here:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Focus Group - $70 Cash - Asthma Sufferers - age 10-18

Chitchat Research is seeking asthma sufferers age 10 – 18 years available to attend a group discussion on Monday 7 May (am) or Thursday 10 May (pm) in Milton. The group will go for approximately 1.5 hours.

Participants of this research will be paid $70 CASH for their participation.

If you have a child or know anyone with a child who suffers from asthma, and would like to take part in this project please reply to this email with the child’s age and the parents best contact number during business hours Thursday and Friday of this week.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Focus Group for Medical Practitioners - $300

Chitchat Research is seeking General Medical Practitioners available to attend a group discussion on Monday 4 June in Brisbane. The group commences at 7pm and will go for approximately 2 hours.

Participants of this research will be paid $300 CASH for their participation.

If you or anyone you know fits the above criteria and would like to take part in this project please get them to call 07 3325 1000 or email

Mums-to-be and Mums with kids 0-3 months

MySurvey has upcoming surveys and focus groups for new Mums coming up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Participants will be trialling new baby products and giving their opinion.

If you know anyone who wold like to participate to receive free products and be rewarded with Coles Myer gift cards, please let them know by forwarding this post.

The link to Register with MySurvey:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nescafe Rewards Program - Download Music

Fancy some music from EMI? Turn your coffees into music
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thinking Ski in New Zealand?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Brisbane Floods - Focus Group - 21 March

Chitchat Research is seeking people available to attend group discussions in Kangaroo Point on Wednesday 21 March or Thursday 22 March at 6pm and 8pm. These discussions will go for approximately 1.5 hours.

We are looking for home owners who were affected by the January 2011 Brisbane Floods (e.g. flood water on property, property damaged, loss of power or water or your property was isolated and access routes were cut off)

If you or anyone you know fit the above criteria and would like to take part in this project please reply to this email. Upon replying a Chitchat Research team member will contact you in the next week regarding your inclusion. Alternatively, call 07 3325 1000 (office hours Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 4pm).

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

$50 Movie Gift Card from Survey Village

I am off to the movies on the back of survey work at Survey Village.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free Bus Fares and an Excuse to Buy That iPAD or Smartphone???

If you are looking for an excuse to but that iphone, ipad or smartphone, or you need a justification for one that you got for christmas, here is a little piece that might help you....

Bus Fares in Brisbane recently rose by 15%. This has taken the price of my daily commute from $8.28 to $9.54. Now this doesn’t seem like a lot at first glance, but $47.70 a week is one of the larger expenses in my personal budget.

Now on this bus trip each morning and afternoon I spend about 50 or so minutes. What to do? Catch up on some sleep? Maybe read a book?, the paper?, laugh manicly everything 2.5 minutes? or maybe just stare blankly into the bus void avoiding eye contact with all the other humans...or do like most people seem to be doing and engage lovingly with my smart phone…

If you have a smart phone (I have a HTC desire...I think its smart?) how about putting this dead time to use and offsetting the cost of the transport? How about doing online paid surveys and paid messages while you are on the bus, you can easily earn back the cost of your bus fare.

Take a little bit of time to set up a daily / weekly routine and bookmark the web sites.

I check out these survey and reward panels daily or every second day:

RewardsCentral – you can earn points each day and bank amounts over 100 points to earn interest until you are ready to withdraw to get real dollars. You can also get reward point each day by clicking on stuff and playing their lucky number game. (just two clicks)

Pureprofile – you can earn money here with online surveys and by viewing adverts. I try to do one short survey and view a few ads. Most days you can easily earn enough to cover the cost of your bus trip.

GlobalTestmarket - I get a pretty good number of surveys to do here, you can easily get at least one done on a bus trip each day.

These about once per week:

MyOpinons – I regularly have surveys to complete here, but also you can transfer points earned to your Rewards Central account and deposit them in their bank and earn interest until you are ready to withdraw. You can also play an ‘instant win’ game weekly to earn extra points.

Valued Opinions – has regular surveys to do, but only pays out in gift vouchers.

Of course the extra money isn't huge, but it is tax free, and a slightly more productive way to use that time you spend on public transport.

(Note: Some of these survey panels now also have 'apps' for mobile phones, after you sign up for the survey panel you can download them from your phones 'market' for google people or whatever you iphone people call your 'app' store. I have downloaded some and they are frankly pretty crappy....maybe they will improve, but for now I just go to the page on the phones web browser.)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Paid Survey & Mystery Shopping Update

Well 2012 is already well underway, January was just a blur...

It has been a nice time for receiving rewards from paid surveys:

$20 from My Opinions
$36 from Pureprofile
$30 from Rewards Central
and a $20 Gift Voucher from Survey Village

I have also posted a review of Mystery Customer and recommend you join them if you are interested in making some money by doing Mystery Shopping.

As always I am interested in your experiences with doing paid surveys, attending focus groups, doing mystery shopping assignments or any other ways you have found to make a little extra money. Please feeel free to share your good, bad or plain horrific story via the comments box.