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I used to really like the site but I found that I was not getting credited for surveys here and there, which took ages to chase but the final straw came when I spent an hour doing a survey worth 700 points at the beginning of September, I have chased them for the points and finally heard back on 04/10/2010 to say that they could confirm I had done it and they would contact the project manager about my points-It is now 26/10/2010 and I have yet to be credited my points or even received a reply to any of the 4 emails I have sent since! I am actually very angry as 700 points is alot and yet they are just ignoring my emails, even after confirming I had done it! If you are going to join, I seriously recommend you keep an eye on your points because they will try to con you out of them left, right and centre. I will still be chasing my 700 points although I doubt they'll be in a rush to reply, they haven't so far!!
Lightspeed works in a fashion exactly the same as Valued Opinions, (which i have recently reviewed) where you sign up, and then receive emails inviting you to partake in surveys, in return for points.
I definitely prefer Valued Opinions over Lightspeed for several reasons.
1. Lightspeed surveys tend to be fairly long, and you won't get many of them, probably twice a week or so.
2. Lightspeed surveys are generally worth less than Valued Opinion surveys, around 45-80p for the average survey.
3. As you don't get as many surveys and they are longer, and they pay out less, it takes longer to earn enough points to cash in.
It probably takes me around a month to reach enough points to get a £5 Amazon voucher, but its worth the effort for me. 550 Points are required to get £5 of Amazon vouchers, the usual survey pays around 50-80 points, some of them offer as much as 500 points, but they usually require additional input from devices such as Mobile phones, or take a very long amount of time. (45minutes+)
Despite the downsides, i have managed to get around £50 from the site since 15th October 2009, so it's not all bad.
Just to note that a lot of Lightspeed survey's require you to have flash player installed and speakers plugged into your PC, as often they contain video advertisements which they then ask you to comment on.
As regards to problems with Lightspeed, i have had none, infact there have only been 2 slip ups, both have been in my favour. Once i did a 110 point survey, and when i finished they had credited me 500 points for it! Some months later i did a 50 point survey, but something had gone wrong and it gave me 2 lots of 50 points.
Reward-wise Lightspeed beats Valued Opinions hands down, you can get a lot of rewards from them, including Paypal, Amazon and loads of other vouchers.
I really would recommend this site to anyone, if you belong to Valued Opinions and Lightspeed, you can probably easily get £15 a month from them. If you belong to more than just those two, you could probably be earning a tidy amount.
I am a member of many survey sites, and I recently joined up to the Lightspeed Panel. At first thoughts, I thought it was just another survey site, but after being a member for a little while, I am quite pleased at being a member of this one, and I hope to be an active member of this site for a long time to come.
Lightspeed Panel is a simple site, when there is a survey available for you, it will send you an email explaining how long the survey should take, and what your reward will be. Rewards for the surveys are usually lightspeed points, or occasionally you will get prize draw entries. From there, you just log into the site and take the survey. Most surveys take around 15 minutes to complete and as soon as you have completed the survey, the points are added to your account. I am yet to have a survey that screens me out, it would seem that Lightspeed Panel actually pay attention to your profile when they send you survey invites. I hate it when a survey site sends me an email saying I am able to take a survey, but I get screened out at the age selection! Why bother to fill out my information on the site if they are not going to pay attention?
The reward points for this site all build up in your account quite quickly, and I was able to claim my first voucher in a week of joining the site. There are loads of different choices in vouchers to redeem your points for, including Amazon E-Vouchers, Love2Shop Vouchers, Boots and many more. There is also the choice to redeem your points for Paypal cash. Each voucher or paypal option has a different redemption cost, I got a £5 Love2Shop voucher for 790 points. I actually recieved the voucher quite quickly, it arrived through the mail in just over a week, which I find amazing for a survey site, as usually they take weeks, sometimes months to send you your vouchers. I was very impressed with the speed that the voucher arrived, and it makes me more willing to keep being a member of Lightspeed Panel.
You can find and join the Lightspeed Panel at uk.lightspeedpanel.com. I totally recommend this site, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Now I decided to join a few survey sites to make a bit of extra money and to share my opinion with other people. Lightspeed came advised form "Money saving expert" and as he has never steered me wrong before I decided to give the site ago. I discovered Dooyoo on this site so it has to be good.
====The sites history====
Lightspeed was set up in 2000 and are owned by WWP, one of the world's leading communications service group. The site is kept going by members such as myself completing market research for them.
The site itself is very straight forward. Once you have logged in to the site your Homepage consists of four columns.
Surveys about you
In each column you have a list of all the surveys that are currently available to you. For each survey you earn rewards in a different way. The first column "Surveys" are the most important ones. You are paid in Lightspeed points for these and you are alerted via an email to say that you currently have these surveys waiting to be done. The email also states how many points you will be paid for each survey and how long it will take, so it's up to you if you decide to do it or not.
The second column "surveys about you" are usually one answer surveys that give the website a little more insight into you as a person. These questions can be anything from what is your favourite ice-cream? To how many pets do you have? Though you do not receive any Lightspeed points for these surveys you do usually receive more of the main surveys if you keep them up to date.
The third column is "Mini polls". Now these are one answer questions that enter you into the prize draw for £2,000. If you are not eligible for any of the main surveys that they send you then rather than missing out completely, you are given more points towards this prize draw. I currently have 390 entries into the prize draw but as of yet have won nothing.
The forth column "quick match" Is pretty much the same as "mini poll" except when you fill in these surveys (which are a little longer) you win a few more entries into the prize draw.
====checking your earnings===
Now if you click on the link "Lightspeed point's account" which is on the home page with the above listed columns, you are directed to a page that shows you how many points you have made so far. The page tells you your unredeemed points (I am currently at 340) and how many points you have entered into the prize draws. It also gives you a list of all the surveys that you have currently taken, the date that you did them and how many points you received for doing them. To give you a rough idea mine goes as follows:
Survey Name Points Dates Earned
Survey K20*** 110 5/24/2010
Survey SD21*** 80 5/16/2010
Survey K22*** 50 4/30/2010
Survey 2*** 50 4/29/2010
Survey B1**** 50 4/28/2010
So you can see that I started doing surveys on the 280410 and the more I keep at the surveys the more points I seem to be receiving. Like most sites it appears that you are rewarded for loyalty to the site. It may appear that I did not receive any surveys for about 2 weeks but I did, it's just a case that the ones that I did I was not eligible for.
Well you can be paid in all manners of ways; I am personally opting for Amazon vouchers, a £5 voucher is worth 550 points. So I am nearly there but I will probably keep going until I reach the £10 voucher mark.
But you have a whole list to select form.
* Audio & Video
* Computer Accessories
* Electronic Vouchers
* Gift Cards
* Paper Vouchers
* Personal Care
* Travel Items
You click on one of the following and chose (based on how many points you have earned) what gift you would like. You have the option to donate to charity.
Well so far I have not really had any problems with the site. I have regular surveys that usually pay well. The only complaint I do have is that sometimes the surveys can take far too long. There are only so many questions you can answer about Soap, but at the end of the survey they do ask you your opinion about what you have just completed, so on a few occasions I have said I felt the survey was too long and repetitive. But all in all a good way to earn a little extra if you are willing to work for it.
I ordered my first voucher today, a £5 amazon gift voucher. (this was 550 points that was made over 9 surveys). The website did make a mistake at first by asking for my address to post the vocher to me. But this was soon sorted by an email of appologie and my voucher code. The voucher will last until December 2013. Not bad.
Lightspeed is a web based consumer opinion panel where members are paid small amounts of cash for completing online surveys.
It's free to join and you can access the registration page with the following link:
Once you register, it's best to complete all the 'profile surveys', these surveys are there to gather information about you, like personal details, marital status, what you do for a living, what kind of car you drive etc. Then with this information, Lightspeed will try and build up a picture of you and your lifestyle so they can send you surveys which are relevant to you - that's the idea anyway.
Then after a few days you should start to receive emails which are invites to individual surveys, simply click the link in the email, log onto Lightspeed and off you go.
At the beginning of the survey you will be asked a few 'filter' questions which are used to see if you qualify for the survey - like for example it might ask you whether you have been on holiday in the last 12 months because it wants to survey your opinions on that holiday. If you don't qualify then the survey will not go ahead and you will come away empty handed except for a few entries into one of their competitions.
A typical survey will last 20 minutes and upon completion your account will be credited with Lightspeed points. You can expect to receive anywhere between 35 and 150 points per survey.
Once your account reaches a certain amount of points, you visit the Lightspeed shop and convert your points into cash or high street store vouchers. For example 575 points is £5 cash (via paypal) or 750 points will get you a £5 store voucher.
I have been a member of Lightspeed for about 5 weeks now and I have been completing about 3 or 4 surveys a week and earned myself £10.
Now that's not a lot of money but if I keep plodding on and the surveys keep coming , then by Christmas I should have a nice little bit of extra spending money.
There are hundreds if not thousands of paid survey sites on the net, some of which are good but most of which are rubbish - with unrealistic cashing out thresholds and infrequent or non existent survey invitations, and you should never pay to join a survey site! But Lightspeed does seems to be one of the good guys.
I started participating in Lightspeed Panel surveys around a year ago. I have so far received one £20 voucher, and am nearly halfway towards the points total for my second. The way Lightspeed Panel works is that it turns points into prizes - this can be a physical item such as a coffee maker (there are a large variety of items on offer), or it can be a voucher or paypal payment. As I do not have a paypal account, I opted for a £20 shopping voucher which can be used at a variety of stores - I used mine in Boots.
The surveys are quite lengthy - on average they take around 15 minutes to complete, although you will receive an email telling you about surveys when they become available which will indicate the approximate length of time that the survey will take.
One thing I have found quite irritating about Lightspeed Panel surveys is that on occasion, you will not be eligible to take part due to the criteria they are looking for - this is fine, but sometimes you will already be well into the survey before it says the target number of participants has been reached or that your not suitable, so ultimately this is a waste of time. You do get 10 entries into the £2000 prize draw when you are not suitable for a survey (you can also accrue entries through mini polls on the site); however I have never won on any of the prize draws.
As with many survey sites, it takes times and patience to reach the point where you can exchange for vouchers, but if you have the time to spend on surveys and enjoy doing them, this is a reasonable site and they send your voucher relatively quickly upon payout.
Lightspeed is basically a site which pays you to answer surveys for them. Many people may think these are a scam, and i think there are quite a few of them out there, but if you look on martin lewis's money tips site, lightspeed is recommended on there, so this proves you can trust this site!
I joined lightspeed at the end of february this year, you have to be invited to join though unfortunately. I dont know who invited me i cant really remember signing up, i have signed up to that many of them! But i am glad i got invited as this site actually pays quite well.
You get sent an email when you have got a new survey to fill in, however you need to keep logging onto your account as i have found sometimes i get an email about one survey, and when i log on there are actually quite a few on there. Sometimes it is too late then to complete them, as some close after a certain amount of people have completed them, or they have short deadlines.
I find i am eligible for most of the surveys i get, however lately i have had about 5 that i am not eligible for, which is really annoying! They dont make you fill in loads of questions though for about 10 minutes before they tell you, they usually tell you in the first minute or so, which isnt too bad.
If you answer a few questions on a survey but then you are not eligible, they still give you some free entries into their monthly prize draw, so its not a complete waste of time! I have never won any of these prize draws, and to be honest dont expect to!
Lightspeed pay well for the surveys you are eligible for. The lowest i have been paid is 50 points, 70 points and 80 points per survey. These surveys are quite short and not too hard. I have been paid 190 points for one survey once, which took half an hour to complete. I also got 110 points for another which took about 20 minutes.
Most of the surveys are short and quick, and are on topics such as politics, supermarkets, pets etc. I dont find answering surveys very interesting, but i am just looking to make a little bit of extra money!
Since the end of february 2 months a go when i joined up i now have 950 points. I know i have missed out on a few surveys as i just havnt had the time to complete them all, or i might have missed out on some due to not being alerted by email about all of them.
I regularly get lightspeed surveys through, a couple a week at least. I am currently saving my points for a £10 boots gift voucher, as i spend a lot of money in Boots. I will need 1466 points to get this voucher, or i can have a £5 voucher now if i wanted as i only need 790 points for this. I think i might as well save up for the £10 one, it shouldnt take much longer to get there!
Some vouchers such as amazon, only require 1100 points for a £10 voucher, so i supose you get more money for your points that way, but i would rather go for boots just because this will save me money as i spend a lot in there, i dont buy as much off amazon.
The great thing about lightspeed is the range of ways you can redeem your points. You can have vouchers for amazon, asda, burtons, dorothy perkins, new look, boots, bhs, curry's, homebase, john lewis and absolutely loads more. You can get a voucher for near enough every shop on the high street!
If you want to redeem your points for money, you can do this via paypal. You can redeem this as low as 345 points for £3 in paypal.
I would highly recommend lightspeed if you can manage to get invited! The surveys are frequent, quick and pay well. There is no shop you wont be able to get a voucher for!!
I'm a member of a few survey sites with this being the most recent one that I have signed up to and I have to say it is my current favourite!
Having signed up to the site on the 29th March this year I have already received one £5 Amazon voucher and am halfway towards having enough points to get another one.
I signed up to this site through fatcheese.co.uk (cash back site subject to numerous reviews on here and worth looking into in my opinion) as there was a free 90p cash back simply for signing up. This process was relatively painless with you having to provide a few personal details and then clicking on a link in the confirmation email that is instantly sent to you.
The website itself is also relatively straightforward. After you have logged in, the main page will list any surveys available to you (you will receive an email when there is one available to complete) ass well as other short surveys and polls that will earn you entries into a quarterly prize draw with a prize fund of £2000 with the top prize being £1000.
As mentioned you will receive an email when there is a survey available to complete. Unlike numerous other survey sites, there is no link in the email for you to click on to access the survey but instead you need to go to the website and log into your account where the survey reference will be there for you to click on. It's obviously easier if there's a link in the email but it's no big deal to have to go to the website and to log in before you access the survey.
I have found the surveys themselves to be particularly user friendly and more often than not interesting and cover a wide range of subjects. I have already completed two surveys on both alcohol and broadband services. Most of the surveys I have taken are supposed to last 20 minutes on average and I have found this to be quite an accurate estimate. For a survey lasting this length of time you can expect to earn around 80 points referred to as Lightspeed Points. Looking at my account, which records your completed surveys for the past 6 months, I have also earned 70 and 110 points for some of the surveys which took similar lengths of time to complete.
Now what do points make!? Within your account section on the site you will have a link to enter the "shop" where you can redeem your points selecting your reward from a quite extensive catalogue that includes a £5 Amazon voucher (550 points), £3 in your Paypal account (345 points) up to a Sony Flash Memory Walkman (4949 points). When I cashed in my points, which was late one evening, I received an email confirming my order and then approximately ten minutes later I received an email with the Amazon voucher code within it. This was certainly a lot quicker than I was expecting.
In the first week, which is what it took me to earn enough points for the voucher, I completed 7 surveys. One of the things that I particularly like about this site is that during this time I was only vetted from one survey. This has continued with me having completed another 3 surveys whilst being vetted from another one. With the other survey sites I am a member of the figures are nearer half and half in respect of the amount of surveys I actually get to complete compared to the amount I am vetted from. On average, it would appear that you can expect to receive 6 or 7 surveys per week.
I have also registered an interest to receive an automated phone call following the political party leaders debates that are to be televised. For answering five questions I will receive 250 points which I think is excellent for a couple of minutes of my time.
I think this is a very good site and I look forward to continuing to receive and complete further surveys.
I, like everyone else, was a non believer of these survey sites. I had researched about them and saw many people saying that those websites were all a scam. However I had nothing else to do and decided to become member of light speed panel. The signup process was quite easy. They sent me a onfirmation mail and then asked me to complete some basic profile surveys.
Soon after that I started receiving surveys on various topics like food, music, videogames, e.t.c. I didn't always qualify for all of them but I did qualify for most of them.
I received about 5-6 survery each week. Each surveys were worth about 80 points and took 20 minutes. They were quite relevent and I enjoyed doing them.
In no time I had made 1100 points and I ordered an amazon voucher with it. I still was not too sure whether I would get it. But I did. I was emailed the voucher code within 10 minutes.
You can choose from lots of different rewards like hmv vouchers, peacock vouchers, e.t.c.
So I say you guys should definitely sign up for it. You also don't have to give a whole lot of time to it, just spend about 20 mins each day, thats all.
Lightspeed is an internet survey site it appears to be worldwide and is good in the fact you can gain points from completing surveys which can then be translated into vouchers.
How can I join?
Quite easily, go to their website, register your details and you will be emailed any surveys they feel would be relevant for you to complete, each offers points from 50 to 120 and can take from 5-30 minutes.
How does the site look?
The site looks ok, it has one main page with links to members sections, surveys and further things of interest, there are also links to the rewards pages, FAQ's and details of how you can get more surveys sent to you.
What are the surveys like:
These are generally good, ranging from adverts for cars, airlines, new products through to shorter surveys asking your views on new bank account types. It is a good chance to have your opinions heard at an early stage of product development.
What points do I get and what are the rewards?
You get between 50-120 points per survey you complete a £10 Amazon voucher is worth about 1200 points so you would have to complete at least 10, 30 minute surveys to gain anything. There is actually a great range of rewards, from donations to Unicef to I-Tunes vouchers, New Look, Sainsburys, Amazon, Monsoon, Boots, Currys or House of Fraser vouchers. You can also get magazine subscriptions which are a gift that keeps on giving.
The surveys are interesting but i'd say 3 times out of 5 you will spend 5-10 minutes answering personal details and some work about your thoughts on particular products only to be told that you are not in the target range for the product, I would much rather be told this immediately as it is demotivating and has at times put me off doing more with the site.
If you put in the hard work you will eventually get rewards and they are some of the best i've seen from a survey site. The site looks ok if a tad basic and they do send vouchers quickly, so I would give it 4 out of 5, simply because in comparison to most survey sites i've seen and experienced this is reliable and quick.
Out of all the survey sites that I am a member of, Lightspeed is definitely my favourite. That probably has to do with the fact to date I have earned the most from them, but there are other deciding factors.
Signing up couldn't be easier and is conducted from the home page. Once you are a member, like other survey sites, they will email you with invites to surveys.
Your home log in page is divided into four parts. The first is links to any available surveys. The second is "Surveys about you". These are quick five minute surveys which can increase your chances of being invited to other surveys. The third is mini-polls. There is always a selection of mini polls on a wide variety of topics. You don't get any points for them but you do get five entries into the Lightspeed prize draw of £2,000. The final section is for Quick Match Surveys. Again, no points for these but you can increase your chances of other surveys and you get ten entries to the £2,000.
From the home page you can also view your account which lists all the surveys you have completed and the rewards you have received. It also notes how many points you currently have and how many you have redeemed as well as the number of entries to the Prize drawer. It's a good way of keeping track of your points and is in a nice and easy layout.
The surveys themselves vary in length and content. They have had some really long ones, or 5 minute ones. The normal amount of Lightspeed points that you can expect to earn will vary from 70 to 110 points, although some longer surveys can reward more and I have got 500 points for a survey before. It's taken about 3 months to save up for £20 worth of points, which I'm more than happy with.
Rewards are the usual mixture of vouchers, charities, money off and actual items - which vary from electronic items (memory cards), toys, jewellery and so on. I always go for the vouchers - I've mainly had Amazon vouchers and I find they normally arrive about 5 minutes after I've ordered them (Toluna management take note). Other vouchers include HMV and Boots and you have the choice of ordering electronic (email) vouchers or paper vouchers. You can also have the money paid into a paypal account.
I don't know whether it's coincidence or not, but I do find I am screened out of fewer surveys than for other sites such as Toluna or Valued Opinions. I find that I normally complete 2 or 3 surveys a month but for example this week alone, I've been invited to, and completed 4.
There are a few downsides to Lightspeed. Firstly, your survey invites don't contain a link to the survey itself. Instead you access the Lightspeed main page via the email and log in. I'm sure this keeps it more secure, but can take a few extra minutes and well, I'm impatient. Secondly, unlike other survey providers, there is no handy little bar in the corner which tells you how far along the survey you are. Although they do tell you in the email how long they think it will take, anyone who is experienced in surveys knows that when they say 25 minutes it can actually take 5 or 40 minutes. It can be difficult to know how far you are from the end. Thirdly, if you have any technical difficulties, on each page there is a link to email Lauren. However the link opens up Outlook Express. If, like me you don't use it, you need to hove the mouse over the link, and the email address is always long and complicated as it contains specific information about the survey in the title.
All in all though, my criticisms are only minor grumbles and I have found that the site works well, doesn't cause too many problems and offers very good, and reasonable rewards.
When it comes to survey and reward sites, I love to hear about new ones and give them a try as you never know which are going to be a success and which are going to be a waste of time. As far as survey websites go, I have gone through my fair share, I gave up on Valued Opinions when I never qualified for any, YouGov I gave up on as I have been with them for years and still am nowhere near pay time and Pureprofile I am persevering with as I am pounds away from requesting then I will also close that account as again they are just not frequent enough.
I think the thing I hate most is when you update your personal profile and the site still send surveys that have no relevance it seems silly. The latest I have started using is the Lightspeed Panel which I came across after reading a user review a few months back. I registered instantly and did the up to date polls on the website. I filled in all personal details and also sent the website to a few friends to try at the same time; annoyingly you don't get extra for referring friends.
So, within days of registering I had a few surveys in my inbox and surprisingly I qualified for every single one. There have been quite a range of surveys I have been sent from food products, to banking, to technology and to listening to music or even ones about cinema. I think my favourite so far has been a music one I was sent that I had to listen to 1 minute of each song then say if I liked it and then to answer the same survey 6 times for 400 points. The normal surveys you get will give you anything from about 50-110points so that was actually a high earning survey.
They all have the same format as they run through Lightspeed layouts. They always check sound at first and then it is a case of just clicking and answering as you don't see the percentage completed. Once you get to the end you will instantly receive your points normally except in some cases like my music one which I have to wait until after the closing date. The Lightspeed website is very easy to navigate around, you can check your points balance and see how many points you have been credited.
You are sent an e-mail when a survey is available for you and you click the link and are then taken to the survey homepage. If you haven't answered a survey it will still appear on your homepage so it isn't like you will miss one. You get entered into the Lightspeed Panel prize draw even if you don't qualify, not that I am sure what you win but I haven't received any wins yet.
So, after one week I seemed to qualify for every single survey, it seemed too good to be true and they frequently sent surveys to me. I found them quite fun to do, not too lengthy and the fact points go into the account right away helps. There are numerous rewards you can choose from, e-vouchers, paper vouchers for highstreet shops or money right into your Paypal account which is what I opted for. You can request from as little as £3 to Paypal which is 345 points but I waited until £5 and then requested. I was sent the money within 5 days which is very quick for a site like this as others usually take weeks before processing rewards.
Since getting my £5 I have been sent surveys still but they are less frequent and I also find myself qualifying for less which is very stressful. I still think the website is good but if I continue to keep being unsuccessful for surveys I might rethink keeping my membership with them too. The website is good though for a survey site compared to most and is one of the first who has actually paid out which is a shock. They replied very quickly when I enquired about my reward so at least answer the users which is a start.
The website is quite basic but if you fancy earning yourself some easy money and answering a few surveys then you should register right away by going to http://uk.lightspeedpanel.com/member/index.html and it is just a few easy questions. They will no doubt send you a survey within a few days and its quick money in the comfort of your own home.
I have been on lightspeed for around two months. In that time I have reached enough points to get a £10 voucher for amazon.
The surveys I have done while on there are some of the most interesting ones that I have ever done. They often show me clips of adverts and ask me if I have seen them and what I think of them.
I get regular invites from lightspeed but one of the problems with them is that I frequently don't meet their target audience. When this happens I normally have already spent a couple of minutes on the website answering a few questions and then you only get points to go in their draw instead of getting points towards rewards like you do on the Ipsos website.
Lightspeed sent me my amazon voucher within 5 minutes of me sending off for it. This is the quickest I have ever been sent a voucher. I was really impressed that I didn't have to wait for it.
Your points are usually added to your account right after you have done the survey too; I was impressed with that as other websites make you wait a while for your points which delays you even further.
Another great thing about lightspeed is that there is a huge range of rewards on order from money into your paypal account to an ipod shuffle. But obviously the more points you have the better the reward you can get.
I have also taken part in a product test with lightspeed which was a new experience and I enjoyed doing it. Was cool to try a product that isn't out on the market yet.
Lightspeed only let you sign up if you see an advert or get an invitation though so keep your eyes peeled!
I have to say up until recently and being a bit strapped for cash I had not even thought about consumer survey and opinion sites but a fellow dooyooer recommended Lightspeed panel. On visiting the web page I couldnt find anywhere to register and then low and behold a few days later I spotted on magic freebies a link to the registration of this site.
It was easy to register just fill in a few boxes verify your email and then you are away!
On signing into your account you will find that there are some "surveys about you" and mini-polls. I imaginge the more you keep these up to date the more you will be selected for surveys.
In the first few days I didnt receive any surveys but in the weeks following I have completed a couple a week.
Sometimes its very frustrating to start filling in a survey get part way through and then it tells you that you dont qualify. Arrrgh
I have so far completed surveys about cars, transport, laptops, etc all of which carry between 50 and 110 points per survey.
Surveys last upto 30 mins to complete and if you start one be prepared to be there for the duration because if the questionnaire freezes there is no getting it back....or maybe thats just my computer.
I have tyo be honest I am fed up with coming home from work with an inbox full of surveys to which i dont qualify or 'they have received enough participants' I seem to m,iss out all the time because I work full time, so I have had enough.
In the last few weeks I have earned 345 points which are instantly redeemable, not like dooyoo where they are pending for a while first.
Redeemable points can be through Apparel ,Audio & Video ,Charities
Computer Accessories , Electronic Vouchers , Entertainment , Gift Cards
Jewelry , Kitchen , Magazines , PayPal etc.
I have to say I have earned 360 points in the last few weeks and I have redeemed 345 points for £3 in my paypal.
Good having money going itto my paypal but to be fair if I was to add up the hours I had spent partially completing surverys that I dont qualify for or that I am 'just going to be added to a prize draw' or 'already got enough participants' then I would probably be on around 30p per hour maybe even less!
So i have decided to leave it there and be hapy with my £3.00 paypal which paypal will probably deduct a percentage from!
Anyway if opinions are your thing then this can be fun! Bit time consuming and once you start you cant stop!
Hope this helps
Lightspeed Consumer Panel is easy to join and gives the standard type of fare that other survey sites do: Points that turn into vouchers; prize draws.
Registration is also simple. You just direct your browser to: http://uk.lightspeedpanel.com and follow the instructions. They'll send an email, which you must cllick on to verify your account. You must then fill in the "About You' part. Now, one slight niggle on this is that you cannot update it after as the links disappear... Afterwards you will be sent survey invitations via email and told of what they call 'Quick Match' questions, (deciding factors on which up and coming surveys they tell you about) and 'Mini Polls' will appear on their website. (Not sure what these are for exactly.)
This surveys from this site have been a bit of a pain of late: it keeps displaying the message that either my log in details are not recognised when I try to take a survey or that I have somehow 'paused' it and left before I have even begun. It's no use emailing Lauren, because there is no personal response to your problems. (I have a feeling it's just an automated AI response...)
The rewards though, once you have managed to build up points are good. You can get Argos vouchers, Amazon vouchers, points for small electrical goods, computer games, supermarket vouchers, etc... I have only been with them for 11 months and have already claimed £15 of Amazon vouchers and £20 into my PayPal account.