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      15.07.2012 21:45

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      I did not get paid

      I was part of a project on juicy brains and spent a lot of time and effort putting very thought out responses to their questions. One of my responses was even voted #1. It has been over 2 months and I have not received the compensation I was promised by them. I have written them numerous emails.. They responded that I should have my payment in 7-10 business days. After that came and went, I wrote to them again and they directed me to email another site (toluna) about my problem. I have not received a response from the second company, and I have not received a response from juicy brains in 2 weeks, despite sending them numerous emails. I have discovered (In their own forums within the website) that they have sent others to this site, and the second site (toluna) claim to not have any affiliation with juicy brains. Upon further investigation of this company, I discovered that I am not the only one they have done this to. From what I can tell, they pay some people and not others with no reason for the discretion. Do not put your time and effort in this company, because chances are, you will not get paid.

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      02.12.2008 13:53
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      Get your email off quick!

      I've been a member of Juicy Brains Panel for some time, having been a member of numerous paid survey sites over the past few years. Some I've abandoned after receiving a payout (Ciao), some I've given up on before getting any rewards (Toluna) and some I perservere with, even though payout seems a long way off (You Gov.) I feel experienced enough to judge Juicy Brains Panel to be one of the better survey sites, certainly in terms of rewards received.

      Each survey is worth £1 if you complete the whole survey and you receive a respectable 25p 'screen-out' payment if you don't meet the exact profile required. The surveys are more interactive (and interesting) than other company's and give you the option to type in feedback and answers rather than restriciting you to a checkbox list which don't always meet your exact response to the question. As is the nature of survey sites, like buses, I could go long periods without any activity but then receive 3 surveys within a matter of days. Reward redemption is in the form of Amazon gift vouchers, payable in increments of £5. The vouchers were sent through very swiftly once requested and, all in all, the Juicy Brains experience has been a very positive one for me, netting me well over £20 worth of Amazon gift vouchers.

      Before you get all excited and start looking for the sign-up process, I'd better warn you that Juicy Brains Panel is actually closing this month and, obviously, isn't taking on any new members at present. It's being relaunched as the Juicy Brains Community which promises to be a new exciting site with the chance to have a say in new products and brands. The email I received tells me '...you can select the innovation projects you're interested in and interact with a large team including the brand team over a number of weeks to invent new ideas.' The obvious drawback is that this new venture won't be paying out the guaranteed awards that we'd been used to under the old system and will offer 'larger prizes for the best ideas.' The cynic in me thinks that this is just a way of the company achieving the same amount of consumer feedback without having to pay out so much money! The Community site isn't actually up and running as yet, so I'll have to reserve judgement for the time being.

      So - why have I bothered to take the time and trouble to write a review when new members aren't going to take advantage? Well, mainly as a reminder for any existing Juicy Brains Panel members out there. You should have received a couple of emails from the panel by now about their imminent closure so this should just act as a gentle nudge. The panel closes on 10th December 2008 and you won't be able to claim any Amazon vouchers after that date so you need to check your account balance and request your Amazon vouchers if you have over £5 earned.

      Now, here's some good news. I was a bit disappointed when I logged on and discovered that I'd only earned £1 as I was under the minimum amount to convert to Amazon vouchers. I decided to chance my arm and email the panel to see if there was any way of withdrawing the money I'd already earned. After a few days, I recieved an email back saying that they'd increased my balance to take me up to the £5 threshold! Just confirms what a great site this is! (I couldn't imagine other survey sites like Ciao making a goodwill gesture like that, could you?!)

      If, like me, you've been a longstanding member of the panel but don't currently have enough in your account to exchange for a voucher, I'd suggest emailing the panel and seeing what can be done. It's got to be worth a shot, surely? The email address I used was cedric@brainjuicer.com. Just get a move on as all vouchers need to be claimed by 10th December.

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        04.11.2008 04:30
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        You won't get rich from juicy brains, but its a nice to have an extra fiver here and there

        I am a member of quite a few survey sites, some are good and others aren't. One of the sites I use is Juicy brains.

        I joined juicy brains around 8 months ago, it was simple to sign up, I believe I saw an advert on a freebies site, clicked through and registered.

        Registration was pretty straight forward and easy, most survey sites ask the general questions about your interests, occupation and family, juicy brains is the same and their questions are nice and simple, I find it very frustrating when I have to answer 20 pages of questions just to register with a site, but here I only answered around 5 short pages.

        Juicy brains mainly send surveys for completion and you can earn anything from 10p upwards, my biggest payment was £3.50 which I was quite impressed with. You also get £1 when you join plus 25p when you answer your profile questions.

        As well as surveys, juicy brains say they do telephone surveys, focus groups and product trials.

        Up until last week I had only ever done online surveys with juicy brains and had managed to amount a measly £3.50 from them. I have found that surveys are few and far between, but that may be because I do not meet the criteria for many of their surveys.

        Unfortunately juicy brains does have a habit of screening you out, but unlike some sites, if you are going to be screened out by juicy brains I have found that you have only a few questions to answer, I really hate it when I get 40% through a survey just to be told I do not fit the criteria !

        I was starting to think juicy brains was a waste of time because I got so few surveys and those I did get I was often screened out of, however last week I got an e-mail with a survey for £1.50, I started it and with each new page I was thinking I will be screened out now, but I wasn't, I finished it and got £1.50. That's not all though, 4 days later a package arrived with some samples I it from juicy brains, it asked me to replace my usual product with these, then I would be sent a link for a new survey to give my opinion of the product and if I chose to complete the survey I would get another £3.50 ! I was quite impressed having gotten nowhere in 8 months, then suddenly I was getting £5 plus some freebies!

        Unfortunately due to the trial still running and confidentiality I can not disclose what I received, I will just say it was nothing amazing, but it was a freebie that I could and did use so I was happy!

        A real plus point with juicy brains is that you will be able to cash in your rewards as soon as you hit £5. This does take a long time with surveys being so infrequent, but each survey only takes a few minutes and every little helps, an extra fiver is always useful I say!

        Today I cashed in my first payment from juicy brains and I was really pleased. The rewards are in the form of Amazon voucher which is fine for me as I love to read, so it pays for my books (just like Dooyoo does!) and anyone who does not use Amazon could always flog their vouchers on to someone else.

        I was very impressed at the speed I received my voucher, the screen flashed with a confirmation of my order saying the code would be e-mailed shortly, I went to check my e-mails and there it was, within minutes I had my voucher!

        I am £1.25 away from my next £5 voucher, so I will stick with it and I hope it will involve more free products as that was a real bonus too, I certainly won't get rich from juicy brains but £5 here and there is a nice little treat.

        The biggest gripe I have with juicy brains is their pop ups. I have a pop up blocker installed in my pc and when I open the e-mail, I click the link and go to the opening page of the survey and every time without fail I get my pop up message asking for permission for it to be shown, then throughout the survey there are often more pop ups and this can get frustrating.

        The surveys are hosted by Cedric who is a little brain and your rewards are known as juice (brain juice) I found this amusing at first but the novelty has worn off now.

        Juicy brains is quite unique in that for many of its questions you have the option of writing a response to a question in your own words, you can also see how others have responded and click on their response and use it as your own, it really is very easy and simple to answer the surveys from juicy brains, which is why despite the pop ups and infrequent surveys I will continue with this, its a pretty light hearted survey site and the questions can be enjoyable sometimes, it isn't as much or a chore as the sites where you just go along checking boxes.

        I do not recommend juicy brains if you want to use survey sites to make quick cash, I can see myself managing £10 - £15 per year with juicy brains, but there is very little work involved for the money, so it is worth doing if you enjoy doing surveys and want a little reward for your opinions and perhaps a free product here and there.

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          30.08.2008 03:41
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          Please send me some surveys to at least cashout once!! i feel left out!

          I joined juicy brains panel a few months ago thinking it looked different and fun with its bright orange background and smiling brain logo that squeezes itsself, but this is as far as my excitment went for this site.

          The Difference between this survey site and others it states is that you get to write your own opinions in answer to the survey questions rather than choosing from a list of responces.

          I was also interested in getting the amazon vouchers for doing their surveys, this is the only payment method of the site but that was fine as i like to splurge in amazon on occasion.

          The inital sign up takes only a minute and after email verification you can sign in to your account where you will find the 1 pound you have to get you started. You are then required to fill in an additional profile survey about money ( you get 25p for doing this)

          As well as this there is an profiler asking you about how much you contribute to the shopping and DIY in your household you are also asked to select which type of research you are interested in.

          There is -

          Online Brainjuicer Surveys
          Telephone/SMS surveys
          Advertising/Music Research
          Focus Groups.

          I selected them all on the chance that id receive more surveys and get more money. To this date I have only received one paid survey from this panel, it was about charitable donations. I found it very tedious as the pages took so long to load. Also as well as being able to write my own answers to questions i also was able to select other peoples responces (not very anonymous).

          The site itsself is very basic and easy to navigate, I think the reason for this is because it is empty, all it consists of is a main profile page showing that there are no new surveys to do, that ive completed my profile and the little amount of money ive earned.

          The minimum balance required to get an amazon voucher is 5 pounds and after three months im only half way there. There is an option of referring a friend for 50p but i really dont know who would want to join a site that wont pay them.

          One thing that annoys me is, every month I receive a newsletter from the site telling me about all the surveys theyve done and what the responces were. I just read it feeling bemused and left out.


          UPDATE!!! I HAVE HAD A SURVEY FROM JUICY BRAINS ONE DAY AFTER WRITING THIS REVIEW!!!!

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            18.06.2008 19:25
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            Grab a fiver then dump it!

            The juicy brains panel (www.juicybrainspanel.com) is a UK survey site run by a market research firm. At first it seems a user friendly and fun site where, compared to similar sites, you have an opportunity to use your own thoughts and words in order to complete surveys called brain juicers. After a while though, some of these friendlier aspects of the site become cumbersome. The survey process is often slow with pages taking ages to load. In my experience on more than one occasion a survey has seemed to run out of juice and crashed half way through. There seems to be no compensation for this. Trying to get feedback from the site is often futile. The actual website though is well designed and well laid out without excessive amounts of advertising. On the site you can view an alter you profile page, view you survey history, see your earnings total and access a help section. There is also an email and a postal address, but as I say, I've never had a reply to an email.

            Once you've completed the fairly simple signing up process, upon which you are immediately credited with £1.00 for joining, you'll be invited via emails by 'Cedric' to complete brain juicers. Although he seems a fun type of guy at first, Cedric will soon be getting on your nerves. The surveys I've received have covered a variety of topics from food, movies, finance and even the Big Brother TV show. Surveys are not too long - usually lasting between fifteen to twenty minutes, although as already mentioned, sometimes the pages do take ages to load and you may find yourself giving up halfway through. The questions also tend to be rather odd at times. For example, you'll be questioned about different phrases and asked how they make you feel, but sometimes the phrases make no sense or are quite abstract and evoke no feelings whatsoever.

            Surveys seemed frequent at first, maybe two per month on average, but after 18 months of being on the panel they have virtually dried up. You earn about £1 per survey, I think £1.25 is the maximum I've come across. You also receive 20 pence for referrals - hardly worth the effort. During the last six months I've received invitations to complete 6 surveys. I've started all of them but got screened out for four of them. You may get screened out half way through a survey in which case you'll receive a token 25p. Therefore I've only been able to complete two, earning £1 per survey. So I have earned a grand total of £4.25. I have cashed out a total of £20 since I started. You cannot withdraw your earnings until you reach £5 which you can only redeem in the form of an Amazon voucher. I will say that the redemption period is usually quite swift, just a few days until your code arrives by email.

            If the pages were quicker to load and the surveys were more frequent, this might be a fun site worth recommending. However, the lack of surveys, too many screen outs and frequent delays lead me not to recommend this site. It might be worth signing up in order to earn your first £5 or £10 but after that I recommend that you dump it. It will become more of a pain in the arse juicer than a brain juicer.

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              25.01.2008 12:31
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              an online market research company

              The oddly named Juicy brains panel is an online market research agency. In fact it is one of the largest research agencies in Europe. Juicy Brains has offices in the U.K, Holland and is soon to open an office in New York. It has a very large client base that includes companies such as Boots, Cadburys, and Vodaphone to name a few. It is also a great place to earn regular Amazon vouchers!

              How to join
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              Joining is easy. Simply go to the Juicy Brains web site at www.juicybrainspanel.com and follow the link to create a new account. You will then be asked to select the type of research that interests you. I have opted for online surveys. You can also opt to take part in telephone surveys if you wish. The joining process will take about 3 minutes and for your time you will be awarded your first £1 credit into your account. To earn a further £1.25 click on the tell us more about yourself tab. Membership is free and anyone over 18 and resident in either the E.U or the U.S can join. Only one member per household is allowed to join.



              The website.
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              The first thing you will notice about the juicy brains website is the bright orange background. I really like this as I find it easy on the eye. The website is uncluttered and very easy to navigate. At the top of the page is carton caricature of a brain called Cedric. You will be seeing a lot of Cedric too!

              As soon as you log in you will see your balance or juice earned clearly displayed as well as the amount you have redeemed since joining. If you refer a friend who then joins you will be awarded 50p.

              I like the fact that you can check your recent history so can see which surveys you have been paid for. For fun there is a learn more about yourself tab. I'm not going to list everything you can do as it really is easy so take a look for yourself!





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              I tend to receive about 2 surveys per month on average. If you successfully complete the survey you will be awarded £1. Unlike many survey companies you will be awarded 25p even if you are screened out.

              The surveys can be about just about anything. I have recently had surveys about car design, chocolate bars and hotels. The surveys are referred to as brain juicers and your incentive as juice. The software used to produce the surveys is unique to the Juicy Brains Company and this makes completed the surveys a lot more interesting than others around! It will be Cedric the brain who will ask you the questions, a very original touch! In addition to ticking boxes you will also be asked to type your thought on products. This gets over the frustration I have felt with other survey companies when the answer I would like to give is not available to tick. With Juicy Brains surveys you will have the opportunity to type in your own thoughts.

              Many of the juicy brains surveys will require you to have pop ups enabled, as you will need to be able to see product ideas on a different screen. On average I find surveys take between 10-20 minutes. You are normally awarded £1 for each survey you complete. However last week I was awarded £2 for a survey! Although I signed up to be included in product trials I have never been selected so can't comment.

              I really like the fact that your juice is credited instantly into your account. Once you have earned £5 you can cash in your juice for an Amazon voucher. I have always been impressed by the how quickly my voucher code arrives in my email box!

              Each month you will receive a newsletter email with information and fun competitions.

              The verdict
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              I really like being a member of the juicy brains panel. I have earned £10 in Amazon vouchers since October 2007,not a fortune but good to have! I find the surveys interesting to complete and like the fact I see my reward instantly. As I said you even get a token 25p even if you don't qualify for a survey. On the one occasion I needed to contact juicy brains I received a quick and efficient reply. Highly recommended!

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                22.01.2008 21:35
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                Juicy Brains Panel is another online survey company. Only members are sent invites for surveys so membership is essential.

                I joined it after reading an email. As the icon shows, the site has bright orange background to it. Colour doesn't matter though. What matters is money paid for surveys. This could be 25p - £1.00.

                Surveys are not long or complicated as most others. Let's say for the money on offer I would do them everyday.

                Cash out is by Amazon vouchers - £5 minimum. Last one I collected was in August. Two a year is most I can hope for.

                Juicy Brains Panel is there. When I see an invitation I do it. Pay and rate of survey is not something to shout home about but eh money is money so £10 a year is still welcome.

                Anyone can join the site. There may well be age limit. I haven't this anywhere though.

                Overall I recommend this site because surveys are easy to do and little bit of money is good.

                How does Juicy Brains Panel compare with others in terms of money and number of surveys sent?

                Well I would think average on work and good on pay.

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                  15.07.2007 02:19
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                  A simple and interesting way to earn a little pocket money online.

                  BRIEFLY, WHAT IS THIS WEBSITE?
                  The Juicy Brains Panel is another online survey website, on which one can participate in studies aimed at specific target groups. I say another, but this is because I am signed up to quite a few survey websites. In my experience, I have found this particular surveying website to be quite pleasant to use, simple to use and I also feel that the monetary value paid for each survey is fairly reasonable.

                  MORE SPECIFICALLY, WHAT MAKES THIS WEBSITE BETTER THAN OTHER SURVEY WEBSITES?
                  In my opinion, I find the Juicy Brains Panel website (hereby refered to as JBP) to be a fun place to answer surveys. Unlike other survey companies, JBP has made its website particularly colourful, with a comical character called Cedric. Though not essential, I feel that such features make answering surveys, which is essential data entry or administration work, that little bit more fun. I'm not saying that answering all of these surveys will be a pleasure, but I do believe that this website has made the experience more satisfying by using bright orange and red colours and a comical character called Cedric, who guides you through the survey.

                  In addition, I believe that the amount of money received for answering the surveys on this website is quite satisfying, when one takes into account the amount of work put in. Typically, one can expect to receive between 25 pence and £1.00 for answering each survey, with no survey lasting more than 15 minutes (usually around 10 minutes). Most surveys pay out £1.00, which is a reasonable amount for 10-15 minutes' 'work'. If, however, you have not reached the criteria that JBP is looking for in a particular survey, then 25 pence is usually credited for completing the initial answers. Typically, this pre-screener (as regular surveyees will call them) lasts 2-3 minutes.

                  ON THE OTHER HAND, WHAT MAKES THIS WEBSITE NOT AS GOOD AS OTHER SURVEY WEBSITES?
                  My only major qualm with the JBP website is that one is not invited very often to take part in surveys. In an average month, I only receive 1 or 2 surveys. Even then, I only get accepted for the full survey about half of the time. More recently, this has improved as I am interested in and do watch the X-Factor, on which the JBP wished to question me on on 2 occasions. Nevertheless, it all comes down to what personality and life demographics the person has - studies on child care clearly aren't going to be aimed at a 17 year old!

                  Comparing this to other survey websites, such as thatswhatithink.co.uk, JBP isn't the best for providing plenty of surveys (in my experience).

                  HOW DOES JBP PAY ITS SURVEYEES?
                  Surveyees are paid by Amazon vouchers only, on request only. These vouchers can be used at amazon.co.uk. I find this ok, but it would be better to see more payment options, such as BACS or cheque payment. You must request payment manually, and can request payment as soon as you have earned £5.00. Amazon vouchers can only be redeemed in £5.00 multiples.

                  SO, TAKING THESE THINGS INTO ACCOUNT, SHOULD I SIGN UP TO juicybrainspanel.com?
                  In short, YES! If you have enough time to take part in the occasional study, and wouldn't mind filling in some well presented forms (of which graphics, audio and video files do occasionally be a part), then the JBP is definitely a company you should sign up to.

                  It is worth remembering that, as with most (if not all) survey companies, taking part in a particular study isn't obligatory - you will never be removed from this website or incur a fee simply for not answeing a survey; choosing whether to take part is completely up to you.

                  SO HOW DO I SIGN UP?
                  If I have convinced you to sign up, then great - well done! I hope you can earn plenty of money! To sign up, simply go to juicybrainspanel.com, click create a new account and follow the prompts. You will be asked standard questions about you as a person (age, income, living demographics etc) - this shouldn't take more than 10 minutes really. For this information alone, you will earn £1.00! You can also earn an additional 20 pence for every new member that you refer. To do this, simply tell Cedric the email addresses of those you feel may like to sign up to the website, and Cedric will send out an e-mail with a link with your reference in it.

                  I hope you have enjoyed reading this review and that it has helped you decide whether to signup to the JBP or not. Thank-you for reading.
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                    20.03.2007 00:32
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                    Yes like this company

                    www.juicybrainspanel.com is yet another British Market Research company that uses internet to access penny pinching people like me.

                    You see, I've been a member of Juicy panel for a while. I didn't mention brain because I don't think I am that brainy. Anyway, you have to join this company. Joining is piece of cake, go on site and fill in your details.

                    Once you have become a member you will be sent surveys by Chief Juicer Cedric. Any problems, you can contact him at.
                    cedric@brainjuicer.com

                    Cedric is a very innovative person. Survey he devises are unique. Questions squeeze thoughts out of your brain to get the best possible deal for the clients requesting these surveys.

                    Each survey asks your personal opinion on products like butter, shopping routines, and consumer products. Survey basically asks what you like about certain product or service and you have to qualify this by answering another question related to your last answer. This continues until you have rated your answers and basically explained the answer as full as possible.

                    Cedric is very generous on paying too. All full questions pay £1 and screener pays 25p. £1 is given for joining the site.

                    When there is £5 in your account vault it is time to cash out. Money in the account is paid in form of Amazon vouchers (familiar). Vouchers are sent to email address in 2-3 days.

                    Well worth joining for sharing bit of juice.

                    I generally do 2-3 surveys a month. Sometime more.

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                      01.12.2006 20:51
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                      It won't make you rich, but, as they say, every little helps!

                      The juicy brains panel is another UK survey site - but with a bit of a difference. It invites participants to fill in brain juicers where you actually put your thoughts in your own words, which is certainly not the case in most online surveys.

                      You can join by signing up at

                      www.juicybrainspanel.com

                      Once you have signed up (if you are over 16) and completed your profile, you basically sit back and wait for your email invitations to arrive! The surveys are not actually called surveys - they are called brain juicers! The invitations will come from Cedric at juicy brains, and they are quite regular if not that frequent. I probably normally receive about two per month!

                      The brain juicers cover a variety of subjects - I have given my thoughts on butter, reality TV and crisps to name but a few. You quite often get screened out, but here's where juicybrains is different from quite a few panels, as it pays you 25 pence each time you are screened out! Therefore, you don't mind quite so much as it is not time totally wasted! When you do complete a brain juicer the reward is normally £1.00 for between ten and fifteen minutes time. Not a great reward, but not terrible either!

                      The reason I like taking part in brain juicers though is that they are just that little bit different. As I belong to quite a few survey sites, I sometimes find them a bit tedious, but not these! The reason being is that rather than having to tick countless boxes, none of which say exactly what you want, brain juicers allow you to voice your opinions in your own words. For example, about a week ago, I completed a brain juicer where I had to think about a particular make of crisps. I had to say what came to mind when I thought of various flavours. I could see what other people had put, and either agree with them or write my own statement to say exactly what I wanted to say! My words would then be added to the options that following participant see. Therefore, these surveys do feel a bit more fun and interesting!

                      As I said, it is quite easy to sign up by going to the website. You are immediately credited with £1.00 for joining. As already mentioned, you receive payment for either completing the juicers or being screened out. You also receive 20 pence for referring a friend. I do think this is very low and no real incentive to refer anyone!

                      One of the good things about juicy brains is that you only need to have earned £5.00 before you can redeem this for the equivalent amazon voucher. I have already done this and it took less than a week to receive my redemption code.

                      You can keep up to date with everything by visiting the website. Here you can view your juicing history, which gives details of all your earnings and redemptions. You can also update your profile and choose to tell more about yourself. You can also click on the question mark which takes you into the help area and particularly the FAQs. There is also an email and a postal address to use if you want to contact anyone about any problems.

                      All in all, I think this is one of the more interesting survey sites.

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                        17.09.2006 15:47
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                        Survey site that over time failed to deliver

                        --------Introduction--------
                        The Juicy Brains Panel is an online market research website. Using such sites seems to be an ever-increasing way to make an extra couple of pounds here and there. The website uses something called BrainJuicer, which is a patented software tool used to conduct the research. This will be a review focusing on my experiences using the site.


                        --------Getting started: joining the site--------
                        First of all, you go the homepage and click on ‘Create a new account’. Any one aged 16 or above can join the Panel, and it is entirely free to do so. Bear in mind that only one person per every household can join. The website credits your account with a pound upon joining which should take no longer than four minutes of your time. There is the option for US resident in addition to those from Continental European countries to join.

                        Information that you have to fill in includes: country of residence, the types of research you would be interested in (online surveys, SMS surveys, focus groups etc), email address, name, address, telephone number, household income and such like. After filling in the simple questions, they send an email that you use to confirm joining the website.

                        When you log in you will see the site split into two sections, on the left ‘Your profile’ and on the right ‘Your juice’. With regards the former, this can be changed at any time and there is also an initial chance to ‘Tell us more about yourself’ which upon completion earns you a neat £1.25. Additionally every friend you refer is rewarded with another 20p to ‘Your juice’. The right hand side contains information like your balance, redemptions, the chance to cash in if you have enough to do so, and a survey history. All of this is exceptionally simple to understand and use, and thus I do not expect anyone to have a problem navigating his or her way around the site


                        --------My thoughts of the site--------
                        It all started off so well. For a good few months I was receiving surveys frequently, anything up to three a month. The surveys tended to be on new product design, grocery shopping, travelling, banking and so on. They had a propensity to last ten to fifteen minutes and were genuinely enjoyable. £1 seemed to be the typical reward for successfully completing a survey. Even if you were not eligible to complete the survey, they were reasonable enough to recognise that effort had been made to answer questions, and subsequently 25p was the reward. This is really great because with most other survey sites, you can answer questions for anything up to ten minutes, and then a message appears saying something along the lines, ‘thank you but you do not qualify for this survey’ with zero reward. Any money from part/fully-completed surveys was instantly awarded in my account. There were no pending transactions, which is another unique selling point of this website.

                        I received enough surveys after about five months in fact to be able to claim one £5 amazon.co.uk voucher. This was impressively sent to my email inbox less than 24 hours after requesting the voucher. I cannot think of too many other sites that have a similar or better response rate. By the way, amazon.co.uk is the only redemption method, with the choice of either a £5 or £10 voucher. At that particular time I was giving the site two thumbs up and would without hesitation recommend it to others.

                        When you take part in surveys or whilst browsing the site you see Cedric, who is a picture of a brain with eyes and mouth who provides instructions on what to do or what question needs to be answered. This is actually a nice touch, because everything is made very clear. For example Cedric would ask why you like the design of a product, and you would click on the appropriate answer to go into the answer box below him. Interestingly the BrainJuicer software would allow you to give your own answers in some cases as opposed to a rigid list of answers.

                        When clicking on the link in the email to a survey, a new smaller window would open saying ‘Hello. May I take a moment to juice your brain?’ Obviously a rather strange phrase to use but the ‘Click here to start’ box would proceed to the actual survey. The first questions would always tend to be: age, gender, location, area of work of main income earner in household, and to add a personal touch the chance to enter your first name. In addition to Cedric at the top of the screen, on the top right of the screen you would see the percentage of the survey remaining – giving some indication of how much longer the survey would last.

                        Unfortunately my initial success did not continue, as for some unknown reason since approximately August 2005 I have not received a survey. Hence I have had £3 in my balance for a very long time, which I never expect to be able to turn into £5 in order to cash out. They say that they send out invitations once or twice or month, but this is something that the Juicy Brains Panel clearly cannot adhere to over a long period of time. This really is disappointing as for five/six months I found this to be a great site.

                        Sometimes I do a Juicy Brains survey using another market research site, such as gloabaltestmarket.com, so clearly they are still sending people surveys and an extremely successful company. Further evidence to support this is all the positive reviews of the website on Dooyoo between August 2005 up to present time (September 2006). I still receive their newsletters with chances to enter prize draws for instance so the Panel could if they wanted send me a survey once in a while.


                        --------Summary--------
                        I feel that this is a fair and unbiased review because I have looked at the positive aspects that the website initially provided me when able to participate in the surveys. If they could start to send me surveys again, then I am fully prepared to recommend this as a very impressive market research website. Nonetheless, all things considered, I would have to conclude that the Juicy Brains Panel is not worth joining. There are many far superior survey sites that are more appealing who actually send surveys on a regular basis and not just for a short period of time and then stop.

                        For those who still, despite my reservations, wish to check the site out and possibly join, you go to the following: http://www.juicybrainspanel.com. Furthermore for information relating to the software used, http://www.brainjuicer.com/index.htm is interesting to have a look at.

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                          great survey site

                          Juicy Brains Panel is another one of those survey companies but this one is different. You may sometimes get tired of boring surveys or a sleezy design. Juicy Brains Panel surveys are made to be interesting, show you new innovative products and get you involved with the survey.

                          Go to www.juicybrainspanel.com to sign up now. As soon as you sign up you can instantly do two little surveys about yourself which pay £1.25 for both. This is a great start and you are already on your way to receiving an amazon gift voucher. Surveys will then come every few weeks. It isn't much but they are worth doing and you only need to do a few to reach the £5 minimum redemption for an amazon voucher.

                          Each survey pays about £1 for full completion. First you enter a few details about yourself and it will see if you fit the bill for the survey. If you do not fit the bill you will still receive 25p in your account so as not to be discouraged. This is probably the best thing about this survey panel and it is a very original idea. On other survey companies i get really annoyed when i spend a few minutes doing some questions just to find out that i do not fit the bill and that i wasted my time. If you do fit the bill then the survey will carry on. Most surveys take somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes but occasionally you may only take 5 minutes. However you may think that maybe 10 minutes work isn't really worth £1 but i would barely call answering these questions work. Most of them are about new products from massive companies which you are among the first to know about. You are asked about the design and what you think of the idea, Answering the questions are very simple.

                          You only get one choice of reward: Amazon vouchers. For me this is fine as i do regularly buy from amazon. You can redeem them in batches of £5 or £10. So far i have redeemed £15 worth of vouchers after being a member about a year. This may seem a long time but i did very little work so i am happy with it. I think at least £5 of that £15 is from me getting 25p for not qualifying for a survey. The 25p's do add up and for practically no work im not complaining.

                          Go check it out at www.juicybrainspanel.com

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                            An online market research panel offering cash for surveys

                            I came across the Juicy Brains Panel back in December after I had completed a few other surveys for them through different means and having like what I saw I decided to join yet another survey site to keep myself in Amazon vouchers.

                            Juicy Brains Panel or Brainjuicer® was established in January 2000 by John Kearnon. The website states that ‘BrainJuicers® are the world's first online research tools to automate the extraction of WHAT people think and WHY they think it. Our unique, patented interviewing technique is designed to automatically structure free text answers and ask intelligent follow up questions to learn what people think and why’.

                            The client base of Brainjuicer® is constantly growing and now covers 52 different countries with an impressive client base which includes household names such as Abbey, Addidas, BBC, Boots, Cadburys, Easyjet, Heinz, Mars, Nectar, Masterfoods, Royal Mail, Rothschild, Vodafone, Shell and many more. BrainJuicer® employs 40 people and claims to be one of Europe's leading online research agencies with a turnover of £2.6m in 2004. They have offices based in the UK and Holland with an office opening up in New York in the spring and Shanghai next April. So for a company which is fairly new in the Market research world, they are expanding exceptionally quickly.

                            The Brainjuicer website is a bold orangey red sort of colour which clearly stands out when you arrive on the homepage. On each page you will be greeted by Cedric who is a rather bizarre looking caricature of what I perceive to be a brain with facial features and a speech bubble above his ‘head’ which gives you directions on what you are supposed to be doing throughout your time here, this is one factor I like about being a member of Juicybrains, it is much more interactive than most survey sites and the instructions you are given are always spelt out to you by Cedric. The website itself is very professionally built and managed and it tells you exactly everything you will need to know and is very clearly laid out.

                            So what is in it for you? Well as always, I don’t join a consumer panel to give my opinions for nothing… The rewards for those taking surveys are paid in "juice" – which in English means pounds sterling, the term juice is an anecdote which is relevant to the site, which when you join, you will appreciate more. They also pay out in US dollars for US members and in euros for European members. The surveys tend to reward you with anything between 25p to £1.25 and this is dependent upon their length and whether or not you do actually qualify for full survey. Again, like most sites, you don’t always qualify for every survey and in the 5 months that I have been a member, I have always qualified for a survey here.

                            A further good thing about this site is that you are often given 25p for doing the pre-screener to surveys, which although it is only 25p it soon mounts up. You can exchange your monies at £5.00 for vouchers at www.amazon.co.uk. In the 5 months I have been a member I have cashed out three times at £5 and have received my voucher within 24 hours which is really impressive.

                            So, how do you sign up? Brainjuicer® offers a free membership to join the Juicy Brains Panel for anyone over 16 residing in the US, UK and most other EEC member countries; however, the downside is that they only allow one applicant per household. To sign up you basically you agree to give your paid online opinion on a variety of topics and products which it is thought might be of interest to you.

                            The registration process is extremely simple. Go along to http://www.juicybrainspanel.com/Join/ and choose your country of origin, and then input your name. You will then be taken to a second page and here you are asked what kind of survey work you are interested in i.e. telephone surveys, focus groups, product testing or just plain online surveys, it is worth noting that if you agree to telephone surveys then you do need to give your telephone number. You can also choose whether to receive email invites from them in text or HTML format and the emails usually come through with the heading “Earn more Juice” which translates to “You have a survey to fill in”.

                            The rest of the registration form then continues in the usual format asking the usual questions about yourself - address, age, email, marital status and gender, your role within the household and so on until you have completed all of the questions. Finally, you will be asked for information on other members of your household and upon completion an email will be sent to your given account and you are now a fully fledged member of the Juicy Brains Panel, and your account will be credited with £1.00 just for joining.

                            Once registered you can log into your individual account whenever you like by using your email address and personal password. Your will always be welcomed by Cedric and shown your current balance, mine currently stands at £7.25, so I am eligible for another Amazon voucher for £5 and then I am half way onto my next voucher.

                            Once you have logged in, the screen is split into two sections…’Your Profile’ and ‘Your Juice’. Your Profile section is to the left of the screen and contains access to your profile which you can change and update as and when you feel it is necessary. Tell us more about yourself contains a few surveys in which you can earn a further £1.25 for filling out some more information about yourself and then there is a section to refer a friend and earn yourself 20p and to refer someone all you need is their email address and Cedric does the rest for you. Once your friend then signs up, the 20p is then put into your account.

                            To the right of the screen "is ‘Your Juice” and this is a record of the surveys you have taken and incentives paid out to you. Your Balance is clearly shown along with how much you have already redeemed and then underneath that there is also a section called "Cash in your Juice" - once you reach £5.00 you can complete a very, very simple form for your Amazon voucher, then as I have said before the code is emailed to you, much in the format as they do with Dooyoo, although it arrives within 24 hours using Juicybrains.

                            At the bottom of the page is the privacy policy with promises of no spam, no advertising and no passing of your details to any third party, none of which I have ever been subjected to, so as far as I am concerned they have stuck to their promise.

                            There is also a very detailed FAQ section with lots of guides to show you how the Juicy Brains panel and their surveys work and there is also a link to the www.BrainJuicer.com website from this page which will give you a lot more information about the company than I have given you, as well as more of an insight into what they do and how and why they do it.

                            Overall, I really like this site. The surveys are very frequent, just this week I have had 3 surveys each paying £1 and this morning I was invited to take part in a chocolate pudding research panel, which I filled in all the details of and I am now awaiting the instructions.

                            The average survey pays between 25p to £1.25 and I have never had a survey which pays anything more than £1.25 but that I am not too bothered about because the surveys I have taken are quick to participate in and are easy to do fulfil. In my time here I have been asked my opinion on rice, low fat spreads and desserts to plasters, make-up, deodorant, fast food loyalty cards, toilet rolls and foreign travel to name but a few subjects.

                            Again, as I have said previously, survey invites always come by email from cedric@brainjuicer.com and they are always addressed to "Dear Juicy Brain" and invite you to "Earn Some Juice!" The email doesn't tell you what the survey will be about, but you will be told the amount of reward on offer which more often than not is £1. Within the email there will be a link to the survey and as soon as you click on it you will be told how long the survey will take.

                            All of the surveys are run by Cedric, the "talking" brain and he will ask you questions at the top left hand side of the window. The questions always have one of a dozen pre-formatted answers or you can write your own responses and if there is an answer you wish to you use, you simply click on it and it will appear in the blank space. The money will be credited into your account as soon as you complete the survey which is a huge plus point because you don’t have to wait until the end of the week or month for your account to be updated.

                            The downside to this site is that if you have popup blocker enabled on your browser (like I do with AOL) then you will need to disable it to take part in BrainJuicer surveys and to activate the link. You will also need to allow pop ups as these surveys often involve numerous windows being open at the same time. To explain that basically, there is often an image of the survey product in one window, the questions in a second window, and a third window telling you it is loading BrainJuicer, I’m not entirely sure why the third window is necessary, but it is always there. Once you have completed the survey, enabling my pop-up blocker has never been a problem and whilst taking part in the survey I have never been over run with pop ups from any other website.

                            Finally, there is a monthly newsletter which is emailed to you. It tells you what is new at Juicy Brains and BrainJuicer, there is usually a couple of fun surveys or "Topical Juicers" you can take part in and these tend to offer a free prize draw entry to win one of three £100 Amazon vouchers, of which I am yet to win.

                            So do I recommend this site? Yes….. The £1 from the surveys you take soon mounts up to be able to cash out and the site itself is fun, interactive and easy to take part in. The payment system isn’t overly complex and it is easy to cash out and claim your reward much quicker than any other site in which I am a member of.

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                            Juicy Brains Panel
                            Juicing Centre
                            77 Oxford Street
                            London
                            W1D 2ES, UK

                            Email: cedric@brainjuicer.com
                            Website: www.juicybrainspanel.com or www.BrainJuicer.com
                            Telephone: 0207-659-2400

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                              01.03.2006 15:17
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                              Alright to use to make a bit of cash

                              In my quest to make money from the Internet, I joined lots of survey sites in one go. Some were good and some not so good. This brings me to juicybrainspanel.com.

                              Registering

                              You click on create a new account and you will get take to a page where you have to tell them in which country you live. The people living in the following countries can join.

                              Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland (Eire), Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

                              It’s only one member per household. It will also ask your name and surname.
                              When you sign up, you’re agreeing to receive emails from them about your opinion on different products and ideas.
                              On the next page, it asks you about what kind of surveys you’re interested in and whether you want to receive the email in HTML or text. Then the registration form takes you through all the things they want to know about you so they can send you the right surveys. Then they will ask about other members in your household and who out all of you do the shopping and decision making etc and then Juicybrainpanel.com will credit you with £1 to get you start.

                              The website
                              The website has a little cartoon brain called Cedric that guides you through the site but also through the surveys. It’s bit childlike but it’s good especially for when you’ve just joined the site and don’t know how everything works.
                              The layout of the member’s screen is pretty easy to read though the colours (dark orange and orangy yellow) are a bit off putting.

                              Your profile – has all your personal information. Like your address, what kind of surveys you are willing to participate in. Also about your household, your home life and your education and worklife. You can change this at any time.

                              Tell us more about yourself – this is so they send you the right kind of survey. You get paid £1.25 for two of these but the other two you don’t.

                              Learn more about yourself – is just doing little quiz where you find out what type of person you are etc just like the quizzes in the magazines. You don’t earn any money for doing these but sometimes you get entered into prize draws.

                              Your Juice – tells you how much you have earned in total and how much you have to spend.

                              Cash in your juice – just what it says to cash in your juice for a voucher
                              Your recent Juicing history – tells you which surveys you’ve earned money for. You can go back in your survey history upto 50 surveys.

                              They also have a no spam policy. They have a good FAQ and if you can’t find the answer just email Cedric. They normally take about 3 days to reply back to you.

                              What do you receive in return?
                              Well for every survey that you do, you receive between £0.25-£1.00. US members get theirs in Dollars and other European members get theirs in Euros. When you have reached £5 you can redeem this for £5 of Amazon vouchers. You can also wait until you reach £10 for a £10 Amazon voucher.

                              My opinion

                              It’s taken me about 7 months to get £10 as if you don’t take the survey straight away, they always seem to be full. They do have a wide variety of surveys when you do get to take them. They can be a bit on the long side especially when you are only receiving a £1 payment for it but once you’re used to the format of the site, you can shave a bit of time off there. Usually a survey will take around 12-14 minutes.
                              My advice is that it’s worth joining but don’t expect tonnes of money for the surveys that you’re doing.

                              If you want more information, go to their websites www.juicybrainspanel.com or www.BrainJuicer.com or email cedric@brainjuicer.com

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                                Fun and interactive survey site offering Amazon gfit vouchers

                                From the 10th December 2008 JuicyBrains Panel has been closed. It's been replaced by JuicyBrains Community, which is no longer a survey site but a "Think Tank" for new products/services for the existing brands and companies. Membership of JuicyBrains Community has no individual incentives but prizes for those coming up with the best ideas.

                                The review below is about JuicyBrains Panel before it ceased to exist:-

                                I had no idea that there was such a thing as the Juicy Brains Panel until I read an online review about it six months or so ago. Sure, I'd taken a few of their BrainJuicer surveys - courteously of other survey companies (usually Global Test Market), but I had no idea that they ran their own paid online survey panel. I therefore hot footed it over to the Juicy Brains website (www.juicybrainspanel.com), in order to see what I had been missing out on.

                                ** WHAT IS BRAINJUICER AND THE JUICY BRAINS PANEL ? **
                                No, it's not a band! The Juicy Brains Panel is run by www.brainjuicer.com a UK market research company that offer their clients quick market research results through their unique BrainJuicer powered surveys. BrainJuicer is a patented software programme invented by the company themselves to conduct internet-based market research projects. The idea behind BrainJuicer is to offer faster and better value market research their clients. I would guess they tagged it BrainJuicer because they try and squeeze information from their panelists' brains.

                                Set up in 2000, their range of clients include an impressive roster of household names such as Boots, Cadburys, Easyjet, Nectar, Masterfoods and Dell, to name but a fraction. BrainJuicer employs 40 people and claims to be one of Europe's leading online research agencies. Although initially based in UK, they have now expanded into Holland, and have plans to open offices in New York and Shanghai very soon. Their turnover was £2.6m in 2004, and they have ambitious plans to double their business every year.

                                ** CAN ANYONE JOIN THE JUICY BRAINS PANEL ? **
                                Brainjuicer offer free membership on their Juicy Brains Panel for anyone over 16 residing in either US, UK and most other EEC member countries. They only allow one applicant per household. Basically you sign up with the Juicy Brains Panel and agree to give your paid online opinion on a variety of topics and products.

                                Their website shrieks out at you in bold tangerine and red. You will be greeted on each page by Cedric - a rather bizarre looking cartoon caricature of a brain, with eyes, nose and a mouth. Despite the rather lurid colours of the website and the cartoon brain, don't be lulled into thinking this is some kind of amateurish website aimed at children. It's a professionally run outfit, and it really is quite good fun. It tells you everything you need to know and is clearly and concisely laid out. Although Cedric "talks" to you in cartoon fashion....you know, a bubble out the side of his mouth, it does make this website very interactive and less dull than a lot of other paid online survey sites.

                                ** WHAT'S IN FOR YOU? **
                                Rewards for those taking surveys are paid in "juice" - that's pounds sterling to you and me. Obviously they pay out in US dollars for US members and in euros for European members. Surveys tend to reward you with anything between 25p to £1.25, depending on their length and whether you qualify for full survey. They'll often give you 25p for doing the pre-screener so at least you don't come away totally empty-handed if you fall at the first fence. At £5.00 you can exchange them for vouchers at www.amazon.co.uk.

                                ** HOW DO I SIGN UP? **
                                So you've decided you quite like the look of Cedric, and you'd like to join his panel? The registration process is simple. It's six pages long but only takes about ten minutes to complete as it is mostly drop down answers. First, choose your country of origin, and then input your name. You will then be taken to a second page and asked what sort of survey work you are interested in (i.e. telephone surveys, focus groups, product testing or just plain online surveys). You can also choose whether to receive email invites from them in text or HTML format. The registration form then continues in the usual format asking straightforward questions about yourself - address, age, email, marital status and gender. You will also be asked to choose a password on your new account. Next they will ask you about your role in the household (i.e. who does the shopping, cooking and so on). Finally, information on other members of your household is required. That's the lot. You are now a fully fledged member of the Juicy Brains Panel, and Cedric will credit your account with £1.00 just for joining. Thank you, Cedric.

                                ** WEBSITE **
                                Once registered you can log into your individual account using your email address and personal password. Cedric the talking brain will always welcome you, and show your current balance. It's quite a busy website page, and there seems to be a lot going on. However, it is fairly easy to navigate and get the details you need.

                                There is a section to the left where you can view or change your profile. Occasionally there will be a couple of surveys you can take - some paying and others just for fun (but it is clearly marked). To the right of the screen, you can view your "Juicing History" - which is a record of the surveys taken and incentives paid out to you.

                                Underneath, there is also a section called "Cash in your Juice" - once you reach £5.00 you can complete a very, very simple form for your Amazon voucher. The code will be emailed to you within a rather impressive 24 hours.

                                There is a good privacy policy with promises of no spam, no advertising and no passing of your details to any third party. The FAQ is comprehensive and detailed with lots of pictorial guides to show how the Juicy Brains panel and their surveys work. There is also a link to the www.BrainJuicer.com website from this page. It's worth going in and having a browse. It will even let you have a go on a couple of sample BrainJuicer surveys, just so you can see if your PC (and you) like them.

                                ** WHAT DO I THINK OF THE JUICY BRAINS PANEL ? **
                                Surveys are reasonably frequent - approximately one or two a month. The average survey pays from 25p to £1.25. Juicy Brains seem to do a lot of surveys on new food products. I've been asked my opinion on rice, low fat spreads and desserts to name but a few. Other subjects I have been quizzed on include loyalty cards, toilet rolls and foreign travel.

                                Survey invites always come by email from cedric@brainjuicer.com. They are always addressed to "Dear Juicy Brain" and invite you to "Earn Some Juice!" The email doesn't usually tell you what the survey is about, but it will tell you the amount of reward on offer (usually £1.00). The link to the survey is also given in the email, and as soon as you click on it, it will tell you how long the survey will take. In my experience, they quote most surveys as taking 12 to 14 minutes, but they can be easily completed in less than 10 minutes once you get used to their format.

                                If you have popup blocker enabled on your browser then you will need to disable it to take part in BrainJuicer surveys. You will need to allow pop ups on your PC, as their surveys often involve about 3 different windows being open at the same time. There is often an image of the product you are surveying in one window, the survey questions themselves in a second window, and a third window telling you it is loading BrainJuicer. Sometimes the survey pages can be incredibly slow to load, even on broadband. Answering the survey questions is quick and easy, but waiting for the next page to load can be painful.

                                All of the surveys are, of course, run by Cedric, the "talking" brain. He will ask you questions at the top of the window and you are required to complete drop down boxes underneath. The answers are really not difficult to complete; you can choose one of a dozen pre-formatted answers or you can write your own responses. It's very untaxing and easy to follow. Juicy Brains credit the money into your account as soon as you complete the survey - so no irritating chasing up or waiting for payment.

                                There is the occasional survey for a prize draw entry only, but it is entirely up to you whether you respond or not. I tend to ignore any surveys that don't pay out cash or points, as my online time is better spent elsewhere than in doing something with a negligible chance of winning.

                                There is a monthly newsletter which is emailed to you. It tells you what's new at Juicy Brains and BrainJuicer. There are usually a couple of fun surveys or "Topical Juicers" you can take part in. These tend to offer a free prize draw entry to win one of three £100 Amazon vouchers. They sometimes give the results of previous surveys too.

                                ** REFERRAL PROGRAMME **
                                A recent addition to the website, is the opportunity to refer your friends and family to the Juicy Brains Panel. For each successful referral that joins their Panel, Cedric will credit your account with 20p. On your account home page, simply click the link entitled "Tell Us More About Yourself", and there is a new section called "Refer A Friend", where you can enter their email addresses, and Cedric will do the rest.

                                ** RECOMMENDATION **
                                As with any online survey work, Juicy Brains Panel won't make you a fortune, but the odd £1 here and there soon adds up. The surveys are fun, reasonably quick to do, and it really doesn't take very long to build up enough money for the minimum payment threshold. Yes, the website is lurid and hard on your eyes, but it is run in a light-hearted friendly way, and makes a pleasant change from other more serious market research sites. Go on, pop by...say hello to Cedric and get juicing!

                                ** CONTACT DETAILS **
                                Juicy Brains Panel
                                Juicing Centre
                                77 Oxford Street
                                London
                                W1D 2ES, UK

                                Email: cedric@brainjuicer.com
                                Website: www.juicybrainspanel.com or www.BrainJuicer.com
                                Telephone: 0207-659-2400

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