Newest Review: ... I have it in my hands within a week from ordering to delivery. So why can`t Valued Opinions which sends things from the U.K. deliver at ... more
A great way to waste time.
Author Name: James Walker
Advantages: Usually simple and clear surveys.
Disadvantages: High rejection rate and lower than advertised rewards.
Valued Opinions used to be a good organisation with many opportunities to add to your credits. However, in the last year or so it has become about as useful as a condom dispenser in a nunnery. I used to get 3 or 4 a week and even though the individual payments were usually small (normally .25p or .50p rather than the £1 to £2 advertised) I was usually accepted for most, but not any more.
I get about 1 a week now and 75% of the ones that I do get, I get kicked out of. To add insult to injury, a survey can suddenly pop up when I am looking at my list of new emails and when I instantly go to it, it tells me that they have already had the required number of responses. From arriving newly in my Inbox to being rejected, less than a minute.
Then there are the ones where I am not among the class of people being targeted and get rejected. I remember having to fill in quite a detailed profile upon joining, so that theoretically they would only send me surveys that were relevant to me. What on earth was the point if I get kicked off surveys because I don`t match the profile group ?
Sending for and waiting for, a voucher via the overland mail is a trial. It can take several weeks before it plops through my letter box. In comparison, when I send for inks for my printer from a stationery company which is based in Switzerland, the merchandise comes via Belgium and I have it in my hands within a week from ordering to delivery. So why can`t Valued Opinions which sends things from the U.K. deliver at least as quickly ? It is almost as if they have some old dear in a back office somewhere sending out vouchers by hand.
There are many other, better companies out there. Valued Opinions should be the last resort.
Summary: De-fluffing your navel is more rewarding.