Top Survey Websites to Try Out

The Best Survey Sites on the Web

Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):

Harris Polls

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Harris Polls is the Cadillac of survey sites. Their research is well-respected and frequently cited in publications, and they treat their panel right. It's easy to rack up points quickly, and there are lots of great rewards to choose from. Spend your points on gift cards and merchandise, or put them towards sweepstakes entries for big-ticket items. Harris Polls even gives you points when you don't qualify for surveys -- something most survey companies don't do. And that's a sure sign they value your time.


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If you're looking to earn rewards quickly, ZoomPanel is the survey site to join. They typically send out several survey invitations each week, and have a great collection of rewards to choose from – the latest books and movies, electronics, appliances, jewelry, home decor, charitable donations and more. If you're hoping to fill out lots of surveys, this is the survey site to join.

CVS Advisor

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Okay, I'm giving up one of my best-kept secrets here, but CVS Advisor is a must-join site. You'll probably only get a few survey invitations a year, but you'll want to respond to those invitations when they come. They reward participants with Extra Care Bucks (a rewards currency that can be spent at CVS), and it's not uncommon to receive $10 in ECBs for participating in a single survey. They use their panel to get feedback on their existing services, as well as new services that they're considering.


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Join swagbucks; answer surveys; and earn points that you can redeem for gift cards to popular stores and restaurants. Earn additional points by shopping through the site, using their search engine and watching videos.

Survey Savvy

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If you like instant gratification and cash, Survey Savvy is the site for you. Each survey is assigned a dollar amount based on the length of the survey, and you can request a check for your earnings at any time. You can earn additional rewards for referring your friends and family.

Learn More About Getting Paid to Answer Surveys

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For more information about surveys, check out: Get Paid to Take Surveys. And if you live in Canada, check out: Best Paid Survey Sites in Canada.

Disclaimer: Ads for surveys found on this page may or may not be for legitimate companies. Research all companies carefully before sharing any personal information.

If you have a question about the legitimacy of a survey company, check their rating on SurveyPolice. They keep detailed records on over 250 companies, and their ratings are based on actual user experiences.

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