In a bid to get myself some extra pennies or vouchers to help towards Christmas's I signed up to all sorts of sites to gain points for vouchers or fill out surveys, and after signing up to about 30 I now only use about 3 sites which I enjoy and I find are worthwhile.
One site I've recently stopped using is Lightspeed Panel.
Lightspeed Panel is a survey site which allows you to earn Lightspeed Points when invited to surveys which you can then redeem for a variety of vouchers when you reach the required number.
Signing up to this site is fairly easy, supplying only your basic details which does include your address as some vouchers have to be sent out via Post. Once signed up you simply need to 'log in' the site using your email and chosen password.
Surveys are invite only and are emailed to the email address you provide when signing up. However just because you have been emailed a survey it doesn't guarantee you lightspeed points as there is a chance of being screened out, even after answering a few questions, which is annoying.
The lightspeed points for each survey varies however in your invite email you are told the number of points available and an estimated time of how long it will take you to complete the survey.
Surveys can sometimes come in often and other weeks I'll have just one. Surveys usually take between 20-25 minutes and points more often than not range from 50-80, sometimes more.
If you do complete a survey your lightspeed points are added to your points total straightaway.
If you fancy spending your points or seeing what's on offer, you can just browse the lightspeed shop to see what vouchers are available and how many points you need to accumulate. I only ever redeemed points for an Amazon voucher, a £5 voucher would need me to have 550 lightspeed points. When redeeming for the voucher I am told that it can take up to 10 days for me to receive it, however I found it didn't take much longer than a day or 2 for me to receive my voucher via email.
While all this sounds good, I found the surveys boring, lengthy, repetitive and not worth my while despite me getting a £5 voucher every so often I'd rather not fill out the surveys as they bore me! The surveys do vary in subjects and lengths but for me they were not interesting and there was nothing to keep me going on the site really. However for somebody else who has a bit of spare time now and then could take the time to fill out surveys, rack up points and enjoy what lightspeed has to offer in their shop. For me now, after around 2 years of using this site, I am bored and won't be using the site again!
I could talk about the many features of lightspeed in detail, but instead I am going to review them in general.
I have been a member of this survey site for quite a while, it was the first I joined in fact. At first, lightspeed were brilliant, I got surveys through regularly, never had a problem with them not working, and quickly had enough points for vouchers. Unfortunately in the past few months they have gotten progressively worse. I (and several friends who are also members) am finding I get surveys rarely, and of the ten I have had in the past few months, only two have worked. When emailed to report error messages and non working surveys, lightspeed send the same automated response nine times out of ten, that says sometimes there are errors, without any kind of reference to what you have told them. If you complete a survey but the very last page goes wrong you do not recieve your points, and again, just an automated response from them.
I will admit that when you get enough points for a reward they do send whatever you choose (or at least if its an e-voucher or paypal funds) quickly, unlike some other sites.
Mabye its not everybody that gets these problems, I can't say either way, only tell you what I have experienced. I do think its worth signing up even if its only earning mabye £3 paypal every four months due to lack of surveys.
Lightspeed Consumer Panel is a survey website, if you are eligible and complete the survey then you are rewarded with points that can be redeemed for prizes, vouchers or paypal money.
I am a member of 6 different survey websites and found this the hardest to register with since you have to be referred by an existing member (EDIT:// This can be done as a direct referral or by placing the link on a forum/website for others to find) rather than stumbling along and signing up. However, the sign up form is pretty simple with all the usual questions: name, address, gender etc.
I will rate the registration as 3/5 since it is not easy to register but I assume it does deter bots and people not genuinely signing up giving more survey opportunities to the rest of us.
Lightspeed is a very clean looking website, simple to navigate, basic colours, so all in all very professional looking with a simple white and blue colour scheme. The navigation is along the top and a sub navigation underneath.
The main page has four columns where the surveys are listed:
Column 1: Surveys - These are the surveys that you get emailed about when they become available, these earn you around 80 to 110 points (sometimes more).
Column 2: Surveys About You - You don't earn any points completing these, but if you complete them all you will find that you get more paid surveys and less of them with time you out for being unsuitable.
Column 3: Mini Polls - These literally take a minute to complete and give you entry into the prize draw. I have never won the prize draw but I "enter" anyhow since they take less than 60 seconds to complete.
Column 4: Quick Match - Similar to the second column since your answers are used to suggest subtle surveys in the future, you don't get paid for these however I do recommend completing them. You got get entries into the prize draw though.
I am going to rate the interface of Lightspeed as 5/5 since it is simple and professional looking, which is what I personally look for in a company website.
Now lets get down to the main part, the surveys. I find that I get one survey every day or every other day. While this isn't as regular as other survey websites, I think it is regular enough to keep me motivated at the idea of reaching payout.
The surveys are generally between 20 and 30 minutes long and pay between 80 and 110 in most cases, therefore the payment per minute ratio is quite good compared to other websites such as CIAO.
I enjoy doing these surveys more than surveys from other websites due to their clean layout, it is easy to navigate around and common questions such as "Are you male or female?" "How old are you?" which appear on the screening process of most surveys are usually structured the same so you can get through the screen process by scanning and clicking saving yourself some time.
As for the screening process, it is quite short unlike some survey websites where you feel like you have completed half the survey when it decides you are not subtle. It usually consists of demographic questions, a question about what surveys you have done recently and a couple of question related to the topic of the survey.
I am going to rate the survey aspect of Lightspeed as 5/5 because they are much more pleasurable to fill in than other survey websites and they don't flood my inbox with half a dozen surveys a day that I am not eligible for.
In the past 6 months, I have earned 1800 points and I will admit that I have a bad habit of leaving surveys sitting in my inbox for too long uncompleted so if you show more dedication and complete them the day that they are emailed then I am sure you could earn a lot more.
You can redeem your points for gifts, vouchers and paypal money. I always redeem my points for Paypal money, but you could choose Love2Shop or Sainsburys vouchers among many others, you could donate to charities including NSPCC or the RSPCA. If you are not feeling charitable you could buy a gift for yourself or someone else including watches, perfumes and waffle makers.
I am going to rate Lightspeeds payment scheme 5/5 due to the huge range of rewards, with the minimum redemption being 375 for £3 in paypal (much lower than other survey websites).
What is lightspeed Consumer Panel?
Lightspeed is just one of many paid survey sites. You get paid to take online surveys , you won't make your self rich but it is easy work for a bit of extra cash . I am a member of quite a few of these survey sites and for me lightspeed as been the best.
How do I join?
Unfortunately you cant go to lightspeed panel and register . It is by invite only or you could find a link to the registration page by searching Google
Once you have found a successful link the registration proses is strait forward and you will be up and running In no time at all.
How does it work?
Once you have logged in you will be on your members page. On this page or four columns. The first column is a list of all the surveys you are currently invited too. You don't have to log in to find out if you have any surveys as you will bee notified by email but it is always best to check.
In the second column is a list of profile surveys . These unpaid surveys help lightspeed match you to the paid surveys. It is my advice that you complete these as soon as possible. Once completed they will vanish from the list as do all the surveys.
The third column is the mini poll's section. They are one question and one answer , they take seconds to complete and they give you five entries for each poll into the monthly prize draw .I have to say I have not yet won any prize draw and that is after a year of trying.
The fourth column is a quick match column. You simply take a five minuet survey and this will match you up to more paid surveys.
You can access any part of the web site from this page . Navigation on this site is as easy as one two three.
How do I get paid
For every survey you take you earn lightspeed points ranging from 50 to110 points. These points can be exchanged at the lightspeed shop anything from vouchers to jewellery, electronicle products to tools, but my favourite is hard cash. The least amount of money is 345 points = £3.00 the cash is paid into a pay pal account.
This is a genuine site that pays up. To make the most of this site you should take the surveys as soon as possible as they do quickly fill their required targets. In my opinion this is one of the best survey sites out there very easy to make about £10.00 a month.
Would Just like to add an update. Anyone whishing to join lightspeed then they can do so at this address
Recently (well over the past 6 months or so) a friend of mine has been recommending online survey sites for me to try out. Lightspeed was one of them.
Signing up to the panel was easy, it consited of filling in a simple online form with basic contact details.
I have been a member for about 5 months now and so far have been able to cash in £5. Now I know this is not a lot but lightspeed surveys tend to be pretty quick and their rewards scheme has the added bonus of being able to be cashed in via paypal with £3 being the minimum (345 points), which is a lot better than most sites. For example I am a member of onepoll where you have to earn £40 before cashing in and I honestly do not think I will ever reach that target! On lightspeed's points shop there are hundreds of rewards to chose from, including charity donations and money off vouchers for websites such as firebox or hmv, but I think they Paypal offer is the best.
Lightspeed email you with invitations to their surveys which has its ups and downs, ie being bombarded with emails vs actually knowing about the surveys without having to keep signing in and checking!
Each survey gets you a certain amount of points, most of mine have been averaged at 80 points, and 575 points got me £5. I used to be a massive fan of Lightspeed but recently I haven't heard much from them! I find it hard to give an opinion on whether you believe a survey site to be good or worthwhile, as the screening process means that individual circumstances could work for or against you. I am often successful in the screening, as I am a student so pay bills and go food shopping as well as consume a lot of alcohol in pubs etc, these things are high on the list of survey subjects.
The layout of the site is pretty simple, on your homepage you have 4 collumns, surveys/surveys about you/mini polls/quick match.
Surveys is where the links for the surveys which you have been invited to are. You can only click the link once, so make sure you have enough time to complete the survey.
Surveys about you , mini polls and quick match are all quite similar, they contain links to shorter surveys which gives lightspeed a better picture of your daily routine so that they can screen your data for suitable surveys. Taking part in these mini surveys earn you a number of entries, usually 10-25 into a monthly prize draw for £2000, as yet I am unsuccessful! :(
If you fancy giving survey sites a go I would have to say this is my favourite, but as I said before, it is different for everybody.
The Lightspeed Panel is a site whereby you get rewarded in the form of money (paypal), vouchers or prizes for completing surveys.
Every available survey is usually e-mailed to you. After successful completion of a survey, you get rewarded in the form of points on your account. Points can vary usually from 50 to 200 points per survey, also depending on the length of the survey. Each suvey usually takes an average of 10 - 15 minutes to successfully complete. You can redeem various prizes on their site in accordance with the amount of points which you have earned. Personally, I prefer to receive the paypal option, as I can then have the freedom to spend my money wherever I wish. 115 points is equivalent to £1 for paypal. The prizes range from Audio & Video, Entertainment, Gift Cards, Jewllery, Paper vouchers, Tools, Travel Items, and much more.
They also hold a prize draw where by completing their mini polls which are available on their site, you will receive 5 entries and stand a chance to win their £2000 prize draw.
An advantage which I find is that surveys can be quite frequent at times, which is great as you can build up your points quicker.
Registration is very easy and quick, and there site is very user-friendly.
For those of you who have read my previous reviews you will be aware that I am a member of a few internet survey sites and intend reviewing some of them over the forthcoming weeks. This review is for Lightspeed Online Research Panel, which in my opinion, is one of the best online survey sites.
I joined Lightspeed in October 2009 as the site was highly recommended by Martin Lewis, the Financial Wizzkid.
As with many survey sites I was required to answer some personal questions after which I was ready and waiting for my first survey that arrived within days.
Lightspeed pay with Lightspeed points and their surveys generally pay you between 50 and 110 Lightspeed points per survey. In my experience, the majority of surveys tend to offer 80 Lightspeed points. The points are redeemable for various items with the lowest being a £3 credit to your PayPal account in exchange for 345 Lightspeed points.
550 Lightspeed points will give you a £5 HMV e-voucher or Amazon voucher, which are normally emailed, to you within minutes of your request. If you save your points and have accumulated 4000+ you can redeem them for items such as a baby carrier, a Wii Fitness pack or bedlinen. The great thing about Lightspeed is that they have an extensive range of e-vouchers, gift cards and products to choose from. Also the minimum payout threshold is very low so you're not waiting months to receive your earnings.
What I love about this site is that your Lightspeed points are credited to your account as soon as you finish your survey so there's no waiting days or even weeks for your points to be added.
Lightspeed regularly send you emails inviting you to participate in their surveys and as all survey sites you need to meet the criteria, so there are a few simple screening questions such as age and sex before you begin. If you are prevented from continuing, you will automatically receive a number of entries into the Lightspeed £2,000 draw.
Once you've logged into your account you will see your unique home page which is divided into 4 columns. The first column lists any surveys available to you with the second being surveys about you. Whilst you don't receive Lightspeed points for participating in this section it increases your chances of receiving more surveys.
The third column is the mini-poll section. Any mini-polls available to you are highlighted and if you participate you are awarded 5 entries into the prize draw. The last column is Quick Matches which once completed, enable Lightspeed to match you to future surveys. You are also given 10 entries into the prize draw for any Quick Matches you complete. You are also able to check your account balance at any time.
As previously stated, I've been a member of Lightspeed since October of last year and since joining I've received 5 x £5 HMV e-vouchers. Lightspeed surveys seem to be like buses - you may have lots this week, but none for another few weeks.
The surveys are really interesting and are about various subjects, such as utilities, mobile phones, washing powder, yoghurts, chocolate etc. I tend to receive quite a few of them which show a virtual supermarket shelf where I have to study the items on the shelf together with the prices and place in my basket the products I would normally buy, then I'm asked a number of questions about the products I've put in my basket eg: they provide you with various prices and ask how likely you are to purchase the product if the price changed.
I also love receiving the surveys that show proposed new packaging for products and you're provided with several options where you are asked to choose the best packaging and give your reasons why. A large number of Lightspeed surveys require you to have sound on your pc as you are regularly invited to watch adverts and answer specific questions on what you see. I had a survey a couple of months ago where I was required to watch an episode of Coronation Street!
I've also participated in a survey where I was asked to read articles in a proposed new women's magazine and to comment on the type of articles that had been written.
What more could I ask for? Payment for reading women's magazines and watching my favourite soap!!!
I would highly recommend Lightspeed Online Research Panel to anyone who has an interest in participating in surveys as I feel they are exciting and you feel you really are having "a say" in what the consumer wants.
I hope you've found my review helpful and would thank you for reading.
Lightspeed is an online market research panel which rewards you for taking part in online market research surveys.
To receive the surveys you need to sign up and open a lightspeed account, currently lightspeed only recruit people via cashback websites. Have a look around to find the best one but I signed up via onepollcashback.co.uk.
Online surveys are typically between 20 -30 mins and you are rewarded with points which can be redeemed for various vouchers.
There are a large number of these survey sites out there, I am signed up for a few and in my experience lightspeed is one of the best for the following reasons.
1) They email you directly with survey invitations. The emails contain a link to the surveys so you can start straightaway.
2) Surveys are regular. I received my first survey within a couple of days of signing up. Since then I have regularly had 1-3 survey invitations per day. This is more than any of the other sites I'm signed up to.
3) Fewer screen outs. Many of these online surveys ask you a few questions to check your eligibility for the survey only to screen you out. This has only happened once or twice to me with Lightspeed. They seem much better at selecting surveys which you do qualify for so no wasted time filling out eligibility questions.
4) Instant rewards. Lightspeed don't offer cash but offer points which can be redeemed for online and high street vouchers. These points are credited immediately to your account; you don't have to wait for the payment to be approved as you do with many other sites. Surveys pay between 70 - 110 points.
5) Easy to hit the payout threshold. To get a £5 Amazon voucher you need 550 points, you only need to complete 5-7 surveys to hit this payout...I did this within the first week.
Overall it's the best survey site I'm signed up to, surveys are pretty interesting and regular so easy to hit payment thresholds.
I have been a member of lightspeed for about 5 months and I think that it is a very good site to get vouchers from.
Lightspeed send you out about 3 to 4 surveys a week which is good because some site only send you 1 a week. You will need to get about 550 points to get a voucher.
You can also get points for:
Audio & Video
I allways get vouchers beacuse if you want to get other things on there it will take a long time to get the points. I always get the amazon voucher because I am always buying things from there.
When you have got all the points you need all that you have to do is go onto the shop and pick the stuff that you want.
Most of the time you get 50 to 80 points for a survey you do. Everytime I get a amazon voucher I get it within about 10 mins.
You will get a email saying that there is a new survey for you. When you have got a email all that you have to do is go onto it and do the survey.
It is really easy to join the site and when you have join there is some little survey for you to do which only takes about 3 mins to do. When you get a email it will say you have a survey and they will call it survey s9999
I do think that it is a really good site to do surveys on.
thanks for reading x
I have been a member of the lightspeed panel now for a couple of months. Although it is a way of gaining extra money, I find I enjoy it far more for the taking part than the money. (although the etra few shillings does help).
Basically Lightspeed.com is a independent online research company. It works globally in order to get a true insight into the thoughts and purchasing information of the public.
Lightspeedpanel.com is very easy and uncomplicated to join. It takes a quick five minutes to enter your details such as email address into the system. You will then be required to make up a password, this is to promote safety and reduce the risk of hoaxers logging into your account.
Once logged on, the site is very easy to navigate around. On the left hand side of the screen you will see surveys (which are represented by numbers) to access and answer these surveys you must click on these.
Each survey takes approx 15 minutes. It does say that they take approx 25 minutes but I have never know the surveys to take this long. Nearly all surveys have to be answered in one sitting and can not be paused or answered at a later time. If you pull out of a survey before it is completed then you will not gain any points for the questions you have already answered.
There are also other short questionnaires you can answer on lightspeed. These do not gain you lightspeed points. They will however get you automatic entries into the lightspeed draw. Where you have a chance of winning a cash prize.
The average lightspeed questionnaire will earn you between 70 and 150 points. These points can then be used in order to purchase items from the lightspeed catalogue. The catalogue can be viewed when clicking on the shop button.
The list of things that can be purchased using points is very comprehensive. Obviously the amount of points you have dictates the value of the goods you purchase. It is worth noting that approx 700 lightspeed points will buy you £5 vouchers for various stores.
The questionnaires themselves, are fairly straightforward to answer. They do not require you to give long winded answers . Most just require a one click on a yes or no option. Some of the questionnaires do tend to get a bit boring as they ask the same questions which can be repetitive. However on the whole I have always found the surveys to be quite intresting. I also find that I get pleasure by knowing that my opinion may help improvements to be made for consumers.
One thing that really winds me up about this site, is that sometimes you will answer a load of questions and then you will get screened out. They will usually claim this is due to the fact that this questionnaire has already reached the target no of participants. This is fair enough, but why cant they print that in the beginning before asking you lots of questions. I am almost positive they use these answers and find this really irritating.
Putting it bluntly. If you after huge cash giveaways. This site is not for you. You are never going to make millions on this site. Even if you are accepted for every questionnaire. They only send approx seven a week!! I have been on this site since January and I have got 840 points which is a more than a fiver, but not enough to get a £10 voucher. In all fairness though I have not spent a lot of time on this site at all.
In conclusion though, this site is quite different and offers consumers the chance to have a voice on a diverse array of subjects. I often get questionnaires regarding products such as beauty creams to chocolate bars. I enjoy having my say on what I think of certain packaging etc. I know that alone my views wont change anything but hopefully if enough people share my opinion then top brand names will take notice. I enjoy this site, I hope you will too.
You will never become a millionaire completing surveys online but you can definitely earn some extra pocket money which is always useful especially in the current economic climate.
I only have positive comments to say about Lightspeed panel and I highly recommend it to you as I have done to family and friends. Registration is very simple and I receive invitations almost on a daily basis to take part in available surveys. Once signed into your account you can complete other surveys about yourself and although you will not earn points for this it will increase your chances of being invited to answer questions in the future. There is a section entitled quick match which also helps decide which surveys would be most relevant to you at some point.
Now the important part, what are the rewards. Surveys differ in length and I seem to receive ones which are worth 50, 70 or if I'm lucky 110 points however don't get too excited because if you don't meet the requirements when you start to enter information, its all over and you won't be allowed to continue.
Don't be disheartened though because the rewards on offer I feel are very reasonable, for example 550 points can be exchanged for a £5 amazon or HMV voucher and for 1466 points you can have a £10 voucher at Marks & Spencer, nice one! If you browse the rewards catalogue the site seems to be really well suported by a range of retailers and charities so there really is something for everyone and it has been my experience that if you request an electronic voucher you receive it in your e-mail account very quickly, it was a really pleasant surprise.
Similar to other sites there is also a prize draw taking place and winners are listed but I'm quite happy with just the lightspeed points. I have often purchased items like CD's or Lego with my vouchers and then sold them on Ebay and so I have extra cash if there is nothing I particularly want at the time for myself.
Lightspeed Panel comes very highly recommended from me, in the same league as Globaltestmarket.
I thought I would write a review of Lightspeed after looking at the other reviews and realising that my experience wasn't as positive as others.
I would like to say I have made some nice pocket money or grabbed some half decent vouchers from this website, but I haven't.
I joined Lightspeed in May 2009 and almost a year later I have only been invited to one survey. The premise is simple. Take part in surveys to earn points that can then be redeemed for cash, vouchers or other large prizes. Once you have accumulated points you simply enter the Lightspeed shop and see what you fancy for your points.
The website is clear and easy to follow. You can easily register on their website and don't need to be invited, which is the case with some sites. Once you register, your account page offers you a number of options: "Surveys" is the section with any surveys available for you to do, "Surveys About You" is their way of gathering more information in order to make better decisions on what surveys to invite you to complete, "Mini Polls" are one question surveys which upon completion you are entered into a prize draw, and "Quick Matches" are 5 minute surveys which will match you to future surveys and you are entered into a cash prize draw upon completion.
I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but unlike other survey sites I have joined, I have never received and email inviting me to take part in surveys despite all of my information being registered. I have therefore had to check my account on the website regularly to see if there has been anything waiting for me.
The first (and only) survey I took part in was simple to follow, interesting and not too long and I gained 110 points for the pleasure. To put this into perspective, you need 345 points to receive a cash payment of £3 via pay pal. Other prizes include 1100 points for a £10 HMV voucher, 2300 points for a £20 Currys voucher or if you can build up your points, 4000 points will get you a Delonghi Waffle maker!
I really have endeavoured to complete as many mini polls and quick matches as I could but the survey invites have just not materialised. While I like the layout and style of the website, I think this really isn't the money maker other people have made it out to be. I was encouraged to join as the benefits do seem to be great and it received a good review on moneysavingexpert.com but I have been left very disappointed.
I would like to comment further on the quality and nature of the surveys but since I haven't been invited to any, I'm afraid this is the end of the line for me...
Most of us are trying to earn a bit of extra cash online. There are many different ways available so aside from writing reviews, I also join few survey sites, and one of my favorite is Lightspeed consumer panel.
Lightspeed Consumer Panel was established in 2000, owned by WPP, one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through the help of their panel members, they manage to collect information about people's preferences for products, services, and marketing programs (such as TV advertisements).
In order to be part of the site you have to find an invitation or link. Signing up will probably take 5-10 minutes to complete some basic information. Once you become a member, you can gain access to your account at any time, then surveys will be sent to your e-mail offering from 50 to 110 points. Any available surveys are also shown on the home page of your account. Surveys last from 10 minutes to half an hour and usually multiple choices and if you are lucky you can get free items to try with extra rewards and bonus points range from 300-1500. Like other survey sites, there's a few screening questions to qualify, you can get screened out and won't get any points but instead they will give you entries into their prize draw. They also offer mini polls but it won't give you any points as well. Every time members join in a survey, mini-poll, or Quick Match, they will receive an entry into the Prize Draw. As for my experience, I frequently received surveys at least 3 or 4 a week. Recently, they seem to offer less points, but I choose not to do these since you are usually informed from the start how long will it take and how many points you will receive, so the decision is entirely up to you.
One of the main concern I have with the site is the way they screened out participants that sometimes take few minutes before you knew that you are not qualified. It's actually the same issue I have with other survey sites which is quite impossible to resolve. Another thing is answering questions through e-mail. They seem to send out automated e-mails which was not relevant to the question, so you never really get a proper answer which is quite annoying. With regards to Lightspeed Points, it expires in two years after they were issued but they will usually send you an e-mail a month in advance to remind you. For me, I don't think this will be a problem since it's very easy to claim the rewards but I thought it's worth mentioning.
Points with Lightspeed can be redeemed for a whole range of gifts like amazon vouchers, but my favorite is claiming through Paypal account. For me, It's a good option to use anywhere I want or I can simply transfer the money to my bank account if I need to. The transaction can also be completed within 4 - 5 days, and you can even get £3 paid to your paypal account for just about 345 points. They used to allow £1 Paypal for 115 points, but for some reason, It's not available any more. With regards to their voucher, they usually sent it within a day or two. They were definitely one of the few sites who can process pay out within days.
Lightspeed is a great survey site, free to join and offers a great facility to those people who want to earn a bit of extra cash, won't make you rich but definitely a site worth signing for. It's easy to use, and very straightforward. I've been a member for a year and found it to be one of the best survey sites. I've had several pay outs with no problems they are very quick to send payments or vouchers and I find the time I spend on these site really worthwhile.
Thank you for reading ;-D
I have been a member of the Lightspeed Panel for two years now and have made just over £100. As you can see the payout isn't great but not bad for a few minutes worth of effort and provides a little bit of extra cash.
You have to be invited to join the Lightspeed Panel as you can't simply just register on the site. You can join Lightspeed by using the following link which has been supplied by the moneysavingexpert.com forum: http://uk.lightspeedpanel.com/register/join.html?custom=SAWGB00103
Once you have registered and completed your personal profile, you will be eligible to start receiving survey invitations.
HOW TO STASH THE CASH?
The website is well laid out and easy to navigate. You earn points by completing surveys which can then be converted into retail vouchers or cash using a Pay Pal account:
Survey invitations are sent out to those members who match the survey profile. Further screening questions are then included at the start of each survey to ensure that you do match the criteria required.
I have found that most survey invitations are sent out between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm so it is always best to check your email and Lightspeed Account regularly during these periods. The survey quota is filled on a first come first served basis so it is best to access the survey as quick as possible.
The amount of points awarded differs from survey to survey but I have earned points ranging from 80 to 300.
2. Free Prize Draw
There is a Free Prize draw held four times a year on or around 10 January, April, July and November. You have the chance of winning up to £1,000 and receive entries into the draw for completing mini polls (5 entries) where you can compare your answers with those of other members. Quick Match surveys (10 entries) which are screening you for your suitability to participate in future surveys, so these should be completed with some thought.
3. Product Testing
During my time with Lightspeed I have completed a number of product evaluations from new flavours of Walkers Crisps through to a new home draught system being developed by Carling lager. You tend to earn more points with a home trial as you need to complete a survey before and after the trail. I have also been invited to an interactive on-line forum where I earned 1000 points but these don't seem to come up very often.
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
575 points convert into a £5 cash value but you can achieve a slightly higher redemption rate if you select retail vouchers as your reward. I always prefer to take the cash and Lightspeed are usually pretty quick at paying with the money reaching your Pay Pal account within about a week.
If you are looking to make some fast cash, surveys are not the best route but nevertheless can still be quite enjoyable. I am also a member of PanelBase.Net and will be reviewing that site separately in due course.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
I used to love the Lightspeed survey site when I first joined it last summer. It is an international, independent online market research agency. When you first register it is fairly simple and won't take too long.
In the first week or so I was very impressed. You complete your profile surveys which mean you are more eligible for surveys and in the first week I had been sent about surveys. Each survey was worth approximately between 80 and 150 points for completing. Each one took around 20 minutes, but the best part was that I didn't get screened out of any of them.
Before I knew it I had earned nearly 700 points. In regards to the rewards the great thing is you can get £1 paid to your paypal account for about 115 points so in some cases that's for one survey taken. Also, when you select a paypal voucher you are sent it within a day or two so no waiting around.
So, I got £6 into my paypal account within 2 weeks of joining which was great. However, then suddenly after the initail mass of surveys I didn't get any more and would say that I have not received one survey invite since last June. It is a real shame as this promised to be one of the best survey sites I'd been on. Not sure why things have dried up and have been in to have a look but can't see why.
Would have recommended it but unfortunately the fact I have had no surveys in over 6 months has put me off now..