Anyone who has tried to earn some cash by doing paid surveys online knows, that it is not easy, although there are a few good reliable sites about, mostly paid surveys are a very slow and frustrating earner. Yet some of the sites can work out, and you can make some money by taking surveys online, ipsos is one of the sites that worked out well for me. It is free to join and simple to use, once you have verified your email address with the site, they will soon start sending you surveys. For every survey that you complete with the site, you will be given points, and when you have enough points you can redeem them for various different online and offline vouchers. I take Amazon vouchers for my payment with the site, and when I have earned 1325 points, I can get a ten pound voucher. It does not take that long for payment to come around with this site, if you regularly take the surveys they send you, as they send a high rate of surveys compared to a lot of other sites around. Most surveys I take with ipsos are usually around 20 minutes long, for this I will get 80 points, some surveys a little shorter will get me 40 points and longer surveys can get me over a 100. I would say that out of all the paid survey panels available on the internet these days, that ipsos is probably one of the best that I have found, and they are the only site I no that reward you even when you are fazed out of a survey. Free and simple to use, here is a website to earn even more amazon vouchers online.
I have been a member of IPSOS since April 2008 and during this time I have cashed out over £160 worth of high street vouchers. This is despite not always been very active and ignoring many survey requests.
During the registration process you are required to answer a few simple questions to create a profile which is used in order to send you surveys which fit your demographics.
On average I receive 3-5 survey invitations each week. Survey invites are sent to the email address you specified when joining the site or you can also find all of the survey links you have been invited to complete on your IPSOS profile.
Surveys tend to be between 10 minutes to 60 minutes in length and you are rewarded between 5 and 250 points for fully completing the survey. The number of points awarded is dependent on the length and complexity of each individual survey. Some surveys are not worth points and instead award you entries into a prize draw. The rewards on offer are shown clearly before each survey starts so it is very easy to opt-out of the prize draw surveys if required.
Survey topics tend to be varied and I have completed surveys recently on cinema visits, alcohol, breakfast cereals and brand awareness. Videos, pictures and sounds are used throughout the survey which helps keeps the survey taker interested rather than just ticking boxes. Be warned that some surveys have "trick" questions to make sure the survey taker is actually reading the questions and answering them properly rather than just clicking through. If you get one of these questions wrong the survey is ended immediately.
Occasionally after completing a survey (normally about a new product) you may receive a message asking if you would like to product test the item you have just completed the survey about. It normally takes a few weeks for the product to arrive and you then have to use the product for a specified time period. After this time has elapsed you will receive a follow up survey from IPSOS so you can provide detailed feedback.
IPSOS points add up very quickly and it is easy to reach pay-out. 1380 points are needed to exchange for a £10 Amazon voucher or you can exchange for a Capital Bonds voucher or Leisure voucher for the same number of points. Paper vouchers can take up to 6 weeks to arrive through the post so I normally opt for Amazon vouchers because these come as these are delivered instantly as an e-voucher to your email address.
IPSOS surveys won't make you a millionaire but will make you an extra few pounds each year if you stick with it.
As you may know from reading some of my other reviews I'm always on the look out of ways to make money online as, being a student, I have little disposable income to spend on the little luxuries so the gift certificates and extra pennies that I earn go a big way to making me happy!
**The sign-up process**
Signing up to Ipsos is just like signing up to any other survey site. They ask you simple questions based on your demographics which helps to determine your profile in order to be sent appropriate surveys. They do not ask any 'risky' questions such as ask for your national insurance numbers or bank account details so the sign up process is easy and takes about 4 minutes in total.
**How do you receive surveys?**
You are notified via email when surveys become available which is convenient and alerts you to surveys before the quota gets filled up or before the deadline date passes. If you don't want to receive email updates then you can just log into the website daily and check the tab 'surveys' to see if there are any survey opportunities for you.
**What are the surveys like?**
Surveys vary in terms of subject matter. In my time at Ipsos I have answered questions regarding my cinema habits to my tooth brushing habits so you are bound to get a mixture of surveys which in my opinion prevents the surveys from becoming boring! Ipsos is one of the best sites in terms of quality of surveys as they are interactive so is much easier to answer the questions rather than lots of typing and hard to navigate surveys like on some other survey websites. In terms of screening out, I'd say that Ipsos again was one of the better websites for this issue as screening out occurs within the first 2 minutes but I am hardly ever screened out of surveys due to filling out my profile fully.
Unlike many other survey sites this website rewards you for being a consistent survey taker within the website. They reward loyal customers with prepaid gift cards and even bigger prizes, for example for 2011 it's a car! To become a VIP you simply have to complete 5 surveys in a period of 3 months and then 4 people who have gained VIP status will be in with a chance of winning a £850 gift card. You will receive an email notifying y you if you have gained VIP status.
The rewards are charity gift vouchers for the likes of 'Borders' and 'Make a Wish' and high street shopping vouchers such as John Lewis. My favourite reward is the Amazon e-voucher. 1380 Ipsos points are required for a £10 voucher which is relatively easy to accumulate as typically points are worth anything from 10 points to 250 points in my experience.
In my opinion this website is genuine and does pay out however it isn't over night rewards and is definitely not a get rich quick scheme. You have to be patient to see your efforts rewarded.
Ipsos tended to be one of my favourite survey companies, although the surveys are too long for the reward, and I was a member for more than a year. Suddenly they deactivated my account. Upon persistent emails asking why, they replied a) the terms & conditions give them the right to do it without notice and b) that they randomly perform statistical tests and if "some profiles deviate from the expected" they delete them. I always try and complete my surveys truthfully. If I am a statistical "deviant" they should have picked up on it when I registered, not after I was near redeeming my points.
IPsos Access panels are a market research company that pays its panel members in the form of vouchers for taking part in there surveys. Ipsos Access Panels is managed by Ipsos Interactive Services, a part of the Global Ipsos Group.
Registration is simple and free. Once registered, we will receive survey invitations to our registered email id. For completing the surveys we will be awarded with points. Depending on house hold member's profile, surveys will be sent to the same email id for other adults in the household also if their profile matches the survey. I often receive surveys for my husband to complete. I usually receive about two or three surveys per week.
Depending on the length of the survey we can earn from 50 to 250 points per survey. There is a screening process for each survey we are invited and if we don't qualify they pay five points. If we are disqualified after answering few more questions they pay 10 or 25 points which is not that bad. Sometimes points earned are not shown immediately on our points account in the website as the points will be added after the survey is closed and this may take few days or weeks. I never lost any points I had earned though there had been a delay in my points getting added to my account.
Also they have a loyalty program. According to this program if we respond to 5 surveys they pay 25 bonus points, 50 bonus points for responding to 10 surveys, 75 bonus points for responding to 25 surveys, 150 bonus points for responding to 50 surveys, 225 bonus points for responding to 75 surveys, 300 bonus points for responding to 100 surveys. I received 150 reward points as I responded to 50 surveys.
750 points are worth £5 which is the minimum redemption threshold. 1380 points are worth £10. I have been a member of IPsos Access panels since four months and I have earned points which are worth £20. I redeemed my first 1380 points for £10 Boots voucher which arrived by post within two weeks of ordering.
The points can be donated to a charities like Doctors without Borders, Habitat for Humanity , Make a Wish , Oxfam, Red Cross, World Wild Fund or redeemed for vouchers like John Lewis, Leisure voucher, Arcadia Voucher, amazon.co.uk Gift certificate, Capital Bonds (these are accepted at various retailers).
They have a VIP program. Member's who complete at least 5 surveys over a three month period are awarded VIP status for that quarter and they are entered in the quarterly draw for one of four pre paid shopping cards worth £850 each. If we maintain the VIP status for two or more quarters we will be eligible to win there Annual car give away. I have achieved VIP status and I was notified by email and they mentioned that I have been entered in there special VIP quarterly prize draw, with a chance to win a trip worth £3500 to a destination of my choice! There is a winners list section in the website where all the winners details are displayed.
The website is very well laid out. The website has information on our points account, survey history, available surveys, gift area, winners list, faqs etc. We have a section to refer friends and for every referral we receive 100 points.
IPsos Access panels is a genuine and professional market research company that pays its members. If you have spare time and are interested in taking surveys you can give it a try. Here is the website address
I joined Ipsos Access Panels over a year ago and have enjoyed being a member very much. It is a survey panel that pays in vouchers and the surveys are worth anything from 50 to 250 points. In the time that I have been a member I have gotten four £10 Amazon vouchers and two £10 Boots vouchers, which means it's not necessarily the panel I have earned most using, but it has always been very pleasant to use.
They have recently launched a new website which is much better than the previous one, it is colourful and modern looking as well as being very easy to navigate. On the website you can check if you have any available surveys (although they do always email these to you), order rewards and check order status, and check your points balance, as well as answering a monthly mini-poll. You can also report if you are going on holiday, so they don't count you as missing surveys. This is useful because they also operate a VIP program, where members who consistently respond to the surveys they send are entered into extra prize draws.
I get survey invitations emailed to me a couple of times a week, and very often qualify for them. One of the best features of this panel is that if you don't qualify, you usually receive a few points for your trouble as well as prize draw entries, so it is always best to try to respond to all of them. You can also give details of other household members if you wish, and you will occasionally get invitations for them to complete surveys, which means you are getting additional surveys. I have only recently added a household member and have already received a few surveys for them to complete.
The surveys are usually laid out pretty well, and occasionally you will get quite interesting interactive ones, although most are straightforward. I've never experienced any technical problems during a survey as I do with some websites. I have also been able to test a couple of products through their surveys.
Usually your points show up immediately or within a couple of days of finishing a survey. I have had only one instance when I did not receive my points within about a week and I emailed them about it, and received a reply within two business days apologising and explaining the problem. The only other time I have had to contact them was when I did not receive my voucher I had ordered, and the website said that the order was fulfilled. Again they responded very quickly, and sent me the voucher codes again, as most likely they had gone into my junk mail. Personally I have found them to be very helpful to deal with in both of these circumstances.
It is best to save up your points, as a £5 voucher costs 750 but a £10 voucher costs 1380. It means waiting a little longer but your points go much further this way. You can then choose from Boots, Arcadia. Amazon, and Argos vouchers. If you like joining survey panels, I would definitely recommend this to be one of the ones you use.
I joined a number of survey sights in March and out of the twelve that I still participate in this is one of my favourites. I have just sent off for my second £10 Boots voucher. You need 750 points for a £5 voucher and 1380 for a £10 voucher so it is better to hang on fro the £10 voucher. There are a choice of retailers including Amazon, Boots, WH Smith, Argos, Arcadia and Ikea.
The surveys are frequently sent to you by email so unlike several of the other sites you don't have to keep checking the website to see if there are any surveys available.
What I particularly like about this site is that if you are screened out of the survey because you are not eligible then they reward you some points for your time. A lot of the other sights screen you out even when you're half way through and you get nothing which can be very frustrating.
There are interesting surveys on here which involve keeping a diary of the TV programs you watch and I have also been sent products to sample for free and then you get rewards for completing a questionaire on them.
I definately think this is one of the better sights and one of the first you should join if you are interested in completing surveys. The vouchers are also sent out within a couple of weeks although it does say it can take up to four weeks. Points are also added instantly so you don't need to keep checking your account to ensure you are rewarded with points and chasing customer services for missing points.
I joined Ipsos last year and became a panel member after looking into survey sites. After receiving my first survey, I discovered you get points per survey which you then redeem for vouchers. I have had points range from 25 up to 300 for surveys, with the higher rewards linked to longer surveys. I chose to claim Amazon vouchers, with the £5 one costing 750 points and a £10 one costing you 1380 points. If you select their gift area, you will have a range of rewards to choose from. I found that I could go a month without receiving a survey, then all of a sudden receive 5 in a week. You can also be screened out of a survey and you must complete it before the deadline, although what I like is if it's a lengthy survey, you can do some of it and come back later on to complete it. In the last couple of months, Ipsos have redesigned their site and have made a number of changes. Perhaps the most noticeable change is that it now takes longer to receive your rewards, typically between 5 and 8 weeks, as well as a loyalty points system whereby you receive bonus points for completing a certain number of surveys
For those of you who have been following my reviews you'll be aware that I've been writing about a number of on-line survey panels who reward you for your participation in their surveys.
This is the final survey company I will be looking at and it's called Ipsos Access Panels. I have mixed feelings regarding this company as I initially felt quite positive but my opinion has since changed.
I joined Ipsos in January of this year and after completing some personal details about my family and myself the surveys started to roll in. The surveys are interesting and pay you in points that you are able to redeem for items such as charitable donations where you need 750 points, £5 vouchers for Argos, John Lewis, Boots and Amazon; all of which require 750 points.
As with all on-line surveys you are initially asked a few screening questions, such as age, sex and the type of work you do. If you match their criteria you will be able to proceed with the survey, which are often about food and drink. The surveys vary in length and tend to pay out 75 points for those that take around 10 minutes and 150 points for those that take up to half an hour.
When I initially joined Ipsos I would have to wait several weeks for the points to be added to my account and I felt at times that I had not received my points. However, the site was revamped around a month ago and points are now instantly added. If you're screened out of a survey you'll find you're awarded between 5 and 20 points for your trouble.
The updated site allows you to see all the surveys you've participated in, together with the rewards you received. You are also able to check if any surveys are available for you although Ipsos will email you a link if they find something suitable.
Ipsos recently introduced a Loyalty Programme whereby you are awarded bonus points once you've participated in a number of surveys, eg 5 completed surveys will earn you an additional 25 points and 50 completed surveys will earn you an additional 150 points and so on.
Within a month of first joining I received a considerable amount of surveys and was already claiming my first £10 Boots voucher for which I needed 1,380 points. Exactly a month later I was claiming my second voucher as the surveys were rolling in. I really cannot fault their service in sending out the vouchers as whilst their website states you should allow 5 - 8 weeks for delivery, I received both of my vouchers within 4 working days.
However, all of a sudden my in-box was extremely quiet and I didn't hear a word from Ipsos for around 6 weeks so I emailed them to ask if my account was still active. They confirmed all was okay and stated that surveys are as and when they are available to me. Coincidence or not, but all of a sudden the surveys started to come through again, but this time, I was receiving instructions on my email that they wanted my husband to participate and not me!!
Thinking the surveys were perhaps related to men's products I would hand over the computer and keyboard to my husband, but was quite surprised to discover that the first survey was relating to our cat!!
The survey was asking questions about particular brands of cat foods and which of them our cat preferred! How strange that they felt the survey was more suitable for my husband particularly when the account was in my name! My husband completed the survey and the points were awarded. However, the next survey that came through was also for my husband and as far as I can remember it was for a food product. I don't know whether Ipsos think I'm incapable of answering the questions myself and I find this rather strange and a little annoying!
As a result of my husband completing the majority of my latest survey invites (!!!) I'm now well on my way to applying for voucher number 3.
I'm undecided regarding Ipsos and in the early days of me joining would have awarded them 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars. However, I feel that due to recent events and the fact they're now addressing the majority of surveys to my husband that I can only award them 3 stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Ipsos is a research company which conducts many various types of research for companies in the form of online surveys, telephone questionnaires, focus groups...
I have been a member with Ipsos for some time now and am really impressed with the level of service and rewards that are available. For every successfully completed survey, you get awarded with points on your account. Once you have accumulated enough points, you can then request to redeem a reward, which is usually sent to you in the form of a voucher. Ypou may choose between many various stores, such as Argos, Amazon, and many more.
Registration is very quick and easy, and once registered, it is also advisable to fill in all your personal hobbies and information, so that you may get invited to as many surveys as possible. You can build up your points on this site quite quickly.
Every now and again, Ipsos also run prize draws, which enables you the chance to win additional points addedto your account. Once a year, they also run an annual prize draw. Last year, an individual won a car woth £18000 in the annual prize draw.
I can recommend this site to anyone who has spare time on their hands and patient enough to complete surveys.
I have been a member of the Ipsos survey site for a few months now, and I have to say, out of all the survey sites, I am a member of, it is one of my favourite.
Ipsos works pretty much in the same way as all of the other survey sites out there. You sign up via their website (http://www.iap-interactive.com/) and are emailed with a confirmation of your membership and a four digit pin code which you use to log into the site to check you points/orders etc.
You are then emailed links to surveys that you may be eligible for -this email will include a link to the survey, give the estimated time it will take to complete the study and details the rewards you can expect to receive. The surveys themselves can be on any range of things, but generally, I find them a little more interesting than those from other sites as they tend to ask you to watch videos and give your actual opinion as opposed to asking you to click millions of boxes which ask the same question over and over again. For example, I was recently asked my opinion on the trailer of a new movie, and asked to compare the advertising for two new superminis which are currently on the market.
Reward for completing surveys is worked out in the form of points. You receive a certain number of points for completing a survey (generally this is equivalent to about 70p for a 15-20 minute survey) and once you build up the points you can exchange them for either a high street voucher (eg, Arcadia, Argos, John Lewis) that gets posted to your home address after about three weeks, a charity donation, or an electronic amazon voucher which is emailed to you within one week of requesting.
Previously, it took Ipsos up to 4 weeks to credit the points to your account, but they have recently overhauled their website and these points are now credited to you within seconds after completing the survey. They also have a loyalty scheme in place whereby you are awarded extra points for completing a set number of surveys, at the moment this is 25 points for 5 surveys, and up to 300 points for 50 surveys! Although this mightn't be the most amount of points you could wish for, it's a nice little touch to reward loyalty.
Overall, I'd encourage you to sign up. If you would like a referral (which earns me a few extra points), send me your email and I will refer you!
I first joined Ipsos along with several other survey sites in early 2010, and it has been one of the more productive sites and one of the few of which I remain a member.
When I first joined, there were a few things that I didn't much like about this site. For instance, you are given a four-digit password with which to sign in and it doesn't seem to be possible to change this. It's not a big thing, but if all survey sites did this, you would be unable to remember every password and have to look them up each time. Aside from this, the points system, whilst providing reasonable rewards for your time, was not very efficient, and you had to wait up to three weeks to see your points credited to your account. As a result, you were never quite sure how many you had. More on this later.
The Ipsos website has had a recent overhaul, and aside from looking better, the layout has improved considerably in my view. There is an area for currently available surveys, which gives you a rough idea of the survey lengths and the potential rewards, which many survey sites do not show you in advance. There is also a loyalty programme in place, which rewards regular survey takers. For example, for every five surveys you complete, you receive an additional 25 bonus points; after fifty surveys, you receive 150 additional points, and so on.
In addition, Ipsos offers a VIP programme, whereby every time you complete at least five surveys within a three-month period, you become a VIP for that quarter, and qualify to be entered into a quarterly prize draw. If you manage to retain VIP status for two quarters of the year, you are automatically entered into an annual car draw. As if all these incentives weren't enough, you can also earn 100 extra points every time you refer a friend who goes on to register with Ipsos.
Should you wish to check the details of previous surveys you have completed, you can do this under Survey History. This will tell you which surveys you have completed and the dates on which you did so, as well as the rewards you earned for each.
Fortunately, as with the majority of survey sites, Ipsos does send out email invitations when new surveys are available, so you don't have to keep logging in to check. I have noticed, however, that sometimes the estimated duration and rewards are not always completely accurate. I recently received an invitation to a survey that stated that it would last approximately 21 minutes and it was worth somewhere between 5 and 150 points (quite a range!); when I clicked through to the survey via the email, I was then told that it would only last around 8 minutes and be worth 50 points, which is considerably different from the original estimate. In reality, I think the survey took me about 20 minutes to complete and I received 150 points for doing so, making the original email more accurate than the information provided at the start of the survey.
I think the longest survey in which I have been invited to participate was an estimated 45 minutes, though I did not get to finish this one. Whilst I don't think I was going to be screened out, the quota had already been met by the time I got around to beginning. I think, as with most survey sites, you tend to find that the surveys that offer the highest rewards are the quickest to fill their quotas.
One of the good things about Ipsos, is that you are asked at the end of surveys for your opinion - on the survey itself. Although you might not feel like completing this section for no reward, having just filled in a survey, it's very quick and it gives you the opportunity to say whether or not you thought the survey was enjoyable, or particularly long, etc. and also to leave comments, for instance if you experienced any technical difficulties during the process.
The points that you earn through Ipsos are redeemable for vouchers either for a variety of charities or for stores such as Boots, Argos, John Lewis and Amazon, with 750 points being equal to a £5 voucher, and 1380 equalling £10. These vouchers can take up to four weeks to arrive, although I have not found that they take this long. The great news is that with the dawn of Ipsos's new website, all your reward points are issued immediately. I think this must have been a big criticism as they have made quite a thing of it now and the fact that the whole process is instantaneous. This is probably the single biggest improvement I have seen since joining.
This was the first survey website that I ever signed up to and have been with them for a couple of years now.
I like the surveys with Ipsos because they are generally interesting surveys and are simple to follow. I have also been involved with offline surveys with Ipsos and they were always promt in sending me my rewards afterwards.
The rewards that you get on the website are a bit slower though and arrive after around three weeks. They are vouchers for a few high street shops or for amazon. I'd say I got a £20 about every three months, which isn't too bad.
The more surveys you do with Ipsos the more you get invited to, and if you do a lot of surveys (including if you get screened out) you soon get VIP status and then with this you get entered into quarterly draws to win large prizes. Unfortunately I haven't been lucky enough to win any of the competitions yet though, but I am hopeful!
The Ipsos website is extremely simple and it looks a bit dated to be honest. It could do with a good revamp.
Ipsos aren't taking on any people at the moment and it is generally a site that you have to get invited to or find a banner on certain websites and click it to join. I am sure if you emailed them saying you wanted to sign up you might have a better chance of getting in.
The surveys that are on offer range from 5 minute surveys to 2 hour surveys, but the good thing is that you can come back to them, so unlike other websites you don't have to do the survey all at once.
If you don't make it past the screening then you will still get points credited to your account. It was 10 points but in the last two I have done I have only received 5 points in this situation.
Overall it's a good site so I would keep your eyes open for any banners or invitations once they start taking on again.
Ipsos is a website where you can register, complete surveys and recieve gift vouchers. A £5 voucher can be ordered for 750 points, or a £10 voucher can be ordered for 1380 points. The voucher can be ordered and used at Whsmith, Argos and Boots.
I have been a member of Ipsos for 6 weeks now. I have already reached 1400 points and ordered a £10 gift voucher. Three weeks ago, I was contacted by telephone by ipsos. They offered me the opportunity to carry out a task in which I kept a diary of what I done for a week. I took up the opportunity and this morning recieved £25 worth of gift vouchers which can be used at Whsmith, Iceland and many more.
I recieve approximately 5 surveys per week from Ipsos, and the surveys are often fun, relevant and generally not too long.
The only complaint that I have about the company, is the amount of time it takes for points to be credited to your account and how long it takes for the vouchers to arrive. The vouchers usually take around three weeks to arrive and the points can take 28 days to be credited to your account.
After just 6 weeks with Ipsos, I have recieved a £25 voucher and am due another £10 voucher. I would highly recommend this website as in my opinion it is the best online survey site and you can earn rewards very quickly.
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Edit 10th march- The site is now being updated so that points will be credited to your account immediately after you complete a survey.
Ipsos is a survey website, which there are many of and in my short time being a member is one of the more interesting and for me compatitable survey sites.
The website is quick and easy to sign up to and after signing up they will email you surveys which you then (try) to complete. I say try because about a third of them you wont be suitable for and will be screened out of, but a good thing about this site is that you often get a few points (just for the odd minute you did complete (usually 10 points)
The surveys are often about eating habits and advertising and last from ten minutes to about twenty- twenty five minutes. for completing a full survey you will be rewarded around 50 to 200 points. (i recently had a ten minute survey which earned me 500 points! around £4).
Your points are easy to find in the 'gift area' where it is advisable to save them up as a typical voucher for £5 will cost you 750 points where as a £10 one will cost you 1380. I will be ordering an Amazon one very soon.
I cant comment yet on how quickly they send your vouchers (i'm on 1230 points) but I will edit this review when I know about that.
a big problem with the site is it takes a long time for your points to be added, which is at present 3 weeks, although I recieved an email saying they will be updating their website so this will be a lot quicker.
It's a good site where you can earn a few vouchers and get your self some treats! I recommend it