I've been a member with Valued Opinions for 5 years. I used to get on well and completed many surveys and cashed out £120 of vouchers.
However, in the last few months I have started many surveys, and answered numerous mundane questions for around 10-15 minutes only to then be told I don't match the profile they are looking for.
Either their survey selection software is inadequate, or they deliberately do this to keep costs low by avoiding crediting panelists for their answers.
I would recommend YouGov instead.
I have been using valued opinions for a few years now but I'm getting really annoyed with it at the moment. They show you how much of the survey you have completed and recently, there have been more and more occasions where I have completed 70% of the survey before being told that they have had enough recipients with my criteria. That is fair enough but when the reward for a 30 minute survey is £1, I am entitled to half of the reward for having completed half of the survey. They don't state that they won't be using the data I have provided and therefore I am in effect providing free info to them without the rewards. There are other survey sites which offer a portion of the reward based on how much information you provide which is much fairer. Won't be wasting anymore time with these guys. I'd recommend people look for other services for better more worthwhile rewards which reflect better the use of our time.
In keeping with other messages posted, I too experienced problems with the surveys. Getting one or more a day, I was constantly "bounced". Either I didn't qualify, or, the survey was full. Having been bounced from the original survey, there was usually an option presented to find another survey... A survey would be found, however, after your first input to the "survey" there would invariably be a "technical error", so you get bounced out of that one as well. Given the level of personal information I gave, suitable surveys should/could have been found. Valuedopinions might like to take a look at the plethora of "technical errors" I was getting as well.
I have been a member of Valued Opinions for about two years but I have decided to unsubscribe I have had enough. The rewards given for the amount of time spent is just not worth it. I am also sick of doing surveys when after answering pages and pages of questions I am told I do not qualify or the survey is closed. Like it couldn't have told me that 10 minutes ago? this is happening now more and more and I probably only get a reward for about every 5th survey I take. I feel that I am being taken for a ride here as they collect an awful lot of answers/information before they end the survey with no reward.
Ann Siddons found this review useful
after being enlisted by a friend, I had high hopes with this site. So far I have only managed to complete a couple of surveys, I have received endless emails telling me there are surveys for me to complete, only for them to mysteriously disappear when I log into my account, or if they are there I just get a blank page or after one or two questions I get "there is a technical error with this page" along with payment pending for weeks for another survey. Lots of unqualified and quota full surveys also but seems that's an issue for a lot of people. No satisfactory responses from customer support, after a number of hours over the last few weeks I have earned the grand sum of £2.50. Will carry on for a bit longer to see if this improves. Feel like I am being taken for a ride.
Yet again I have spent several minutes providing quite a lot of info before being told they have reached the required number and the survey is closed. if the survey has closed the there should be no need for qualifying questions at all. Also it is not unusual not to qualify after providing a lot of info. I genuinely believe information is being collated and used without payment being made. I do not trust the site and have unsubscribed.
Ann Siddons found this review useful
A good thing with valued opinions is when you are emailed to take part in a survey they tell you how long it will take and your reward. Unlike other companies they pay you in cash and this can vary between 25p to £4 per survey. Surveys range from 2 minutes to an hour. You have to accumulate £10 before you can redeem the cash but there are many vouchers you can chose from including donating the money to charity. I get surveys every couple of days and it usually takes between 4 - 8 weeks to earn the £10. Delivery comes really quickly.
My only negative is sometimes there are qualification questions to see if you are the age / gender / location of the group they want to get the opinions off. Occasionally you can spend several minutes answering questions and giving your opinions only to find out that you didnt qualify and some of the surveys are too long for the reward you get, but the times they estimate in the emails are accurate so you dont have to enter the survey.
April Bishop found this review useful
The problems were- every fifth survey or so seems to not register, when I got to £9.50 it mysteriously took ages for me to get past the screening stage of surveys, talking of screening stage you can be on for over 15 minutes and than be told you haven't been accepted.
The worst thing was one survey which about half way through asked some very personal questions without prior warning. When I complained I received what looked like an automated reply from "Isobel"- a very busy person who sends all the messages.
Only worth trying if you're very patient
WE HAVE NOT BEEN FRIENDS TOO LONG, BUT VALUED OPINIONS HAVE REWARDED ME WELL FOR MY EFFORTS. VA DELIVER WHAT THEY PROMISE OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN AT A FAIR AND REASONABLE RATE: I CHOOSE WHEN TO WORK. CHECK THEM OUT AND SIGN UP.
I can speak with experience of having received multiple voucher payouts from them.
The frequency of inbound surveys into your email inbox is great; you'll get some nearly every day. For this reason valuedopinions is my most used survey site, and barely any others that I've seen can compete with it.
The reason it isn't getting 5 stars is because I've commonly been sent surveys that I'm not eligible for, which is often infuriating. An example being that I'm in Northern Ireland, but surveys that I have received haven't given an option for residents living there.
Gary found this review useful
Great reward selection on offer from these guys. They frequently email you with new survey offerings, but you need to be quick to get in there. Though I am yet to receive a reward from them I do know it takes around a month for them to change your rewards for surveys from "Pending" to applied monies in your account. They have a low payout threshold of £10 after which they claim it takes 14 days for your chosen voucher to be posted or emailed. The first survey company I have used after a recommendation from Money Saving Expert I'm really glad that I appear to have started off with the best. Hopefully it will stay that way. Highly recommended!
EDIT: Got my first Amazon voucher within 2 hours of putting in a request for it. Assuming that in store vouchers take a bit longer to turn up but impressed.
ONLY NEGATIVE SO FAR: A number of surveys fail to complete and show in your account. If you contact them you get fobbed off with a generic reply. No one ever looks into it and I'm certainly missing a couple of quid and a couple of hours worth of time! Just be careful spending half an hour doing a survey because should it go wrong you're stuffed! Which is a shame because it will only reduce the quality of the survey responses. For this reason, 4 stars!
Jake found this review useful
ValuedOpinions is the best survey site for frequent survey invites, the amount per survey and how quickly you can reach the threshold. A lot of other survey sites frequently screen you out of surveys but this happens much less often on Valued Opinions in my opinion. Vouchers are sent out immediately where possible - I always use Amazon vouchers and they're always with me by email an instant after I request them. I can easy reach the £10 payout threshold within a couple of months.
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