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Member Name: spam330
Advantages: Interesting, rewards available
Disadvantages: Not regular surveys
What is it?
This is a website that offers incentives for members to complete surveys. The company behind the website are involved in market research and collect and collate information for other organisations. The surveys are about products such as mobile phones, life insurance, T.V. etc. etc.
How to join
To join light speed you simple complete a few personal details, e-mail address etc. and wait for an e-mail confirming your membership (takes only a few mins) and that is you a fully-fledged member. There is no fee to join, as membership is completely free. These are a series of mini surveys that you can complete (without incentives) this allows light speed to send you surveys that are most appropriate to you (and I would think collect data without having to pay).
How it works
When light speed have a survey that they would like you to complete they send you an invitation by e-mail, you simply click on the link and it takes you straight onto the site and the survey. Alternatively you can log on to the website and it will show on your account if you are eligible for any surveys at that present time. Before the survey starts you are asked a series of questions which will determine if you are eligible to participate. If you are eligible you simply complete the survey and you are automatically awarded light speed points.
If you are not eligible you will be told straight away
I have no idea how eligibility is determined but I generally get the impression it is to do with you age, the area you live in and what profession you are in
The rewards system
For each survey you complete you will be awarded light speed points. The amount of points varies from survey to survey but in general is 110 points. On completion of a survey you are immediately awarded points. There is a rewards shop that tells you what products are available and how many points you require for the product. I have always purchased Boots vouchers for my points. My vouchers are generally with me with 10 days of request. The rewards available vary greatly from charitable donations, e-vouchers, paper vouchers, actual products and cash through pay pal.
I find the site interesting and learn a lot about products from it
The points system is very easy to understand and when you order a reward it is delivered promptly
The surveys are not always regular; I found that at first I received more than half a dozen per week and at present am lucky if I receive that per month
Some of the question pages to check your eligibility for surveys I find lengthy and a good way for light speed to get information without rewarding you
Like all websites cash back/reward website it can be abused and I have been advised that some people simply click through the surveys as fast as possible to obtain points. For me this just is not right as the info from the surveys is obviously required for a purpose i.e. who is the most trusted brand around etc.
I quite enjoy the website and its nice to get some rewards. You are never going to make a great deal of money on this site
Summary: One of the best survey sites