Newest Review: ... of shopping on Amazon so I'm happy to take the Amazon gift card. If anyone's thinking of joining Valued Opinions, I would say go for it.... more
Valued rewards for valued opinions
Member Name: greenpomme
Advantages: Clear and easy to use website, regular survey invites, good choice of reward vouchers
Disadvantages: Taking a long time to process rewards, sometimes too late as surveys reach participant capacity
Valued Opinions is one of the first survey sites I joined as the layout and look of the website is slightly more professional looking than a few others I had visited. At the time of joining I was still quite wary of joining survey sites and giving information over so the fact that it looked the part was reassuring. I had also read some good things about it on other sites.
Joining was fairly easy and straightforward. I dutifully added their email address to my contacts and sure enough I started to receive invitations to participate in surveys. On average I receive around 3 or 4 a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. When I click on the link the surveys have sometimes already reached the number of participants needed, but this is not too often.
The least I have received for taking part in a survey is 25p and the most is £1.00 which I think is fair. The surveys vary in length from a few minutes to 30-40 mins. There are also two lots of 50p that can be 'earnt' by filling out a bit more information about your consumer habits, although they are not forthcoming as I filled these in on the 15/05/11 and the credits are still pending.
In order to receive your rewards you need to have a minimum of £10 worth. Rewards come in the form of gift vouchers, or charity donations. I'm planning to spend mine on Amazon but among the other ones you can choose from are Boots, Tesco, M&S and Argos. The charities include WWF and The British Red Cross.
I will come back and update when I get my first reward payout, but so far so good.
Summary: Worth joining but takes quite a while to actually get anything back