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I'm curious as to what everyone does with their survey earnings. There are lots of survey sites and you can get your rewards in vouchers or paid into your PayPal, depending on the sites you use.

I use VO and Nectar canvass. I save my Nectar points so I can do a big shop which saves us a lot of money. I get amazon vouchers from VO. At the moment I'm saving them up to buy things for the house but in the past they have paid for DIY things, baby things, vaping items for my husband, gone towards big present items for family members, gone towards presents for our son or paid for something that we needed.

The money we save is going towards paying off the mortgage and saving for a new house. I see it as an extra amount of money that we wouldn't have otherwise, so I'm always grateful when I get money from surveys.

I just wondered what things people bought with their survey earnings and what they do with the money they 'save'?

MrsCraig
27 days ago
What do you think of this?
jasonfrank12344
jasonfrank1234427 days ago

I have branded surveys I use the PayPal cost to pay for my transport

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jasonfrank12344
jasonfrank1234427 days ago

I earn about 100 points a day so that is 20 pounds a week

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

jasonfrank12344 that's brilliant that it pays for your transport and £20 a week is a good amount to earn.

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kfe202
kfe20227 days ago

jasonfrank12344 Wow. £20 a week is worth having. Which sites do you use to get that, if you don't mind my asking?

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh27 days ago

I use one site to get Spotify gift cards and that covers my Spotify subscription. Others I use to pay various bills or for gifts for others at Christmas or birthdays.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

cocolgooh that seems to be a popular choice, using them to pay for expensive times of the year

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh27 days ago

MrsCraig I think it’s a good way to pay for it - better than getting into debt over it, I think.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

cocolgooh I completely agree!

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kfe202
kfe20227 days ago

MrsCraig Me too! Couldn't agree more. Debt is best avoided at all costs.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

kfe202 absolutely! We don't have any debt and we work hard to keep it that way! We have our mortgage and student loans which are paid off every month and that is the extent of our debt!

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kfe202
kfe20226 days ago

MrsCraig You're so right. Good for you keeping your debt down to an absolute minimum. It's so refreshing to hear from someone who is horrified by the idea of debt.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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25 days ago

kfe202 I would never want to be in debt! We don't own a credit card or have an overdraft. If we can't afford something then we don't buy it or we save up for it, with the exception of our house obviously.

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lornaae
lornaae21 days ago

cocolgooh what site is this that pays in Spotify gift cards please? 🙂

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh21 days ago

lornaae NiceQuest. They don’t always have them in stock, but they have Amazon and some others too so there are other options if they are out of stock and you don’t want to wait.

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lornaae
lornaae21 days ago

cocolgooh thank you! Haven’t heard of them before but will check them out 🙂

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh21 days ago

lornaae No problem! I hope they’ll be a good one for you!

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lornaae
lornaae21 days ago

cocolgooh thank you!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

lornaae they are an invite only survey website/app. You have to join the waiting list and wait to be invited. If I am thinking about the same NiceQuest that is.

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lornaae
lornaae21 days ago

MrsCraig I did see this, will join the waiting list and wait 🙂

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Ziad4321
Ziad432127 days ago

i used to have swagbucks but it would have taken me over a year to get a small voucher so was not worth it

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

Ziad4321 I used to have swagbucks too but never like it so don't use it now. VO is the one I use most often, followed by Nectar canvass, opinion outpost and Populus.

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Ziad4321
Ziad432126 days ago

MrsCraig i agree it is advertised as one of the best survey website but personally is the worst

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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26 days ago

Ziad4321 I agree. For me personally the best one is VO as its the one I earn the most on each month.

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kfe202
kfe20226 days ago

MrsCraig Sorry if this is a silly question. What is VO? Are they still accepting new members?

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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25 days ago

kfe202 not a silly question at all. VO is Valued opinions and as far as I know they are still accepting new members

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GSM
GSM25 days ago

MrsCraig I didn't know about that, will try to join. I use surveybods and although they send a few surveys a week they give you good points.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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25 days ago

GSM I have never used surveybods, but I'm with Populus and they only send me one or two surveys a week but the amount for each survey is really good.

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kfe202
kfe20224 days ago

MrsCraig You're so kind. Thanks for the information. I'm going to check this out.

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Ziad4321
Ziad432122 days ago

MrsCraig do you know any really good websites to earn paypal as a reward option

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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22 days ago

Ziad4321 I mostly use ones where I can get vouchers but opinion outpost pays out to your PayPal account, think it is £10 a time that you can claim.

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Ziad4321
Ziad432122 days ago

MrsCraig thanks do you use opinion outpost and if you do how often do you use it and how often do you take out. Just asking because of lockdown i have alot more free time now that i am home all the time

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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22 days ago

Ziad4321 yes I use opinion outpost. I use it everyday, I check it throughout the day so the amount of time I'm on it varies. How often I cash out varies depending on how many surveys I've done but I get between £30-£50 a month

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Ziad4321
Ziad432121 days ago

MrsCraig just tried it and many of the surveys kicked me out. the first survey was successful but the over 6 were not

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

Ziad4321 that can happen on any of the sites, it's happened to me on all of the ones I use. Just keep persevering

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin27 days ago

I usually send any money I make over to my paypal account and then use the money afters its built up to help pay towards Christmas and Birthday Presents

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

chelseaturpin I don't tend to get payments to my PayPal, I normally opt for the gift cards but it's brilliant that they pay for Christmas and birthday presents

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen27 days ago

If its a PayPal gift I save the money up and if it's an Amazon gift card it usually always goes to items on my wishlist that I really want

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

Nadiaparveen mine go towards my wishlist too! I try not to buy off amazon until I have a gift card!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap27 days ago

They are my birthday/Christmas fund. I'm currently saving up for my sons birthday he will be 5 in April

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

Imnotcheap mine are the same. I use them for birthdays/Christmas or things we need. That's what I love about surveys

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lilyflower
lilyflower27 days ago

I mainly use Panelbase - they pay cash and ipos - I get Amazon vouchers. VO don't like me very much but I'm slowly getting there. Last year they covered Christmas and Birthdays 🙂

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

lilyflower I find I have the most success with VO but I've never used panelbase or ipsos, there just isn't enough time to do them all! I don't do the ones that pay cash, I just prefer vouchers.

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seasider71
seasider7127 days ago

I do a few - Swagbucks, One Opinion, and Ipsos - I save up Amazon vouchers until I have a decent amount, usually saving for a specific product. I've bought a PS4, TV, Phone, Record player and more this way. I also do Qmee which I usually cash out straight to my bank. Often add this to payments from cashback sites to pay for days out or towards holidays (remember those!)

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

seasider71 I save them for a specific product too. That's amazing that you have been able to buy those things from survey earnings. I've never used Qmee. I no longer remember what a holiday is!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap27 days ago

I also put the cash ones in an account for when my kids turn 18

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

Imnotcheap that's a really good idea!

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angelik
angelik27 days ago

I use a few sites regularly and I get Paypal or Amazon vouchers. The Paypal earnings I just put towards regular stuff, but I tend to use the Amazon vouchers for treats for myself or for buying gifts.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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27 days ago

angelik treats for yourself are always a good thing! And even better when they are free!

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abedweather55
abedweather5526 days ago

I ipsos highly recommend it and in a year I can earn about 30 to 100 pounds depending how long I spend each day on it

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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26 days ago

abedweather55 I've never used ipsos before. I'm already on 4 survey sites so don't think I've got time for another one.

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