Lately I’ve been exploring paid and reward market research survey sites, and came across Insight Exchange Team by recommendation. I don’t post negative reviews that often, but Insight Exchange certainly disappointed.
Receive 1 to10 points for every completed survey.
You can redeem 10 points to Plant a Tree or 65 points for a $25 Restaurant.com gift certificate.
My first red flag was the lack of compelling prizes. Planting a tree is a unique prize, but I was disappointed to see the only other prize was a $25 Restaurant.com gift certificate. Looks good on paper, but you’ll learn that restaurant.com is more like a coupon than a gift card. You have to purchase a minimum amount to use the certificate–for example, you can take $25 off a $50 meal. If you’re a frequent diner, that’s a great 50% off, but its not a good fit for my family.
My second and final red flag: I went to redeem my Plant a Tree certificate today and (insert Price is Right lose theme) it had already been redeemed by another user. That’s it; I’m out!
If you’ve had a similar experience, or if you’ve had a GREAT experience with Insight, I’d love to hear about it!