If you travel frequently, you're probably on the lookout for ways to help you save money on those expensive flights. So you may have credit or debit cards that help you rack up frequent flyer miles. But did you know you could take surveys as well to earn airline miles? Websites like Opinion Miles Club offer this kind of opportunity, but is it legitimate and really worth your time? Let's find out!
What is Opinion Miles Club?
OpinionMilesClub.com is a website where its members can login and earn airplane reward miles for completing surveys on a wide range of topics. The website was created in 2016 and is owned by Survey Sampling International, LLC in Shelton, Connecticut. The program itself is run by United Airlines. At the time of this review, Survey Sampling International has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau but does not have accreditation.
How Does Opinion Miles Club Work?
You can create a free account by visiting the company's website. You will be asked for some basic information about yourself, such as your name, address, and occupation. After this, you can login to start taking surveys. Each survey has various qualifying questions before continuing on to the actual survey. If you qualify, then you can earn the mile points attached to that survey. Points automatically post into your United Mileage Plus Program account and you can redeem them anytime you choose.
Rewards from each survey ranges from 50-100 miles and each survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete on average. There are no limits to the amount of surveys you can complete. As a member, you will also receive surveys by email to take at your convenience. If earning airline mile reward points isn't appealing to you, then you may want to check out my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation instead which deals in earning real cash.
Opinion Miles Club Hacks or Tips
Taking surveys through the Opinion Miles Club can help you keep your reward miles from expiring. United Airlines has an 18-month window for reward miles to expire. If you take a survey before that time runs out, you can reset the timeframe and keep all the points you have earned up to that time.
Opinion Miles Club Scam Complaints
All of this sounds good, in theory. But there is definitely a bad side to the United Airline miles club and we've listed them below.
Can be A Time Suck: You have to qualify first to even take a survey. The surveys look for certain demographic information from consumers for its market research and if you don't match the criteria, you will not be able to continue with the survey. Not meeting the requirements means you have just wasted several minutes of your time. If you do qualify, some surveys offer a small amount of points for a huge chunk of your time. For example, one 40-minute survey can give 40 points. If time is money to you, check my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation.
Too Much Information: The survey questions can get a bit invasive. Some surveys can ask for your sexual orientation, personal income, how many kids you have, and what you have in your home. You can choose either not to answer these questions or be dishonest with your answers, but it may disqualify you from earning points.
Rewards May Be Delayed or Terminated: Survey mile points usually post immediately to a member's account. However, sometimes they may be a delay. According to the disclaimer at the bottom of the company's website, “Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program, including without limitation the Premier program (the MileagePlus Program), which are expressly incorporated herein. Please allow 6-8 weeks after completed qualifying activity for miles to post to your account. United may change the Mileage Program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus Program at any time and without notice.”
United Airlines Exclusive: You can only redeem your earned miles for United Airline flights. This airline has no had a good reputation recently, so earning miles may not be worth your while. Points are not transferable for any other airline.
Don't Quit Your Day Job: You won't make any direct cash in your pocket by taking the surveys. The rewards are only good towards United Airline flight purchases.
So Is Opinion Miles Club Legit or a Scam?
Opinion Miles Club is a legitimate website for earning points toward airline flight miles. For those who fly United Airlines frequently, this can be an additional bonus towards topping off your frequent flyer miles and keeping them from expiring. However, taking surveys can be a time suck because you have to qualify for each one and your waste a lot of time with each rejection. The survey questions can be a bit invasive into your personal life as well.
You are not going to make any cash in hand with this opportunity. If real income is what you are searching for, then you will definitely want to check out Top Free Work At Home Recommendation and Work At Home Courses. Having multiple streams of income is the best way to go in order to achieve financial success. The Opinion Miles Club can be one of those multiple streams for frequent travelers. Have you used Opinion Miles Club? Let me know your thoughts and experiences below. I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time,
Eddy with a y
27 thoughts on “Opinion Miles Club Review: Is It A Scam By United Airlines?”
I have to say, I used to LOVE Opinion Miles Club. In a little over a year I earned over 151,000 miles. No I’m not kidding. Yes it is time consuming and I spent a lot of my time doing it. Yes there are many surveys that I didn’t qualify for. But a month or so ago they shut me off. I sent them a message asking why I no longer had access and they told me that my account had been flagged by an algorithm and that I was not accurate or attentive. All I can say is that their algorithm had a bad day or it needs to be reprogrammed. I was doing it for over a year before they decided that I was inattentive? Please. Personally I think it was because I earned so many miles. There is nothing on their website limiting the amount of miles that you can earn. I put a lot of time into it and always pay attention and it was just crap what they did. Sorry OMC but I would give you a glowing review if this hadn’t happened.
I have never seen a survey that took 40minutes for 40 points. They average at about one minute for every 10 points offered. If you screen out of a survey, this usually happens in a minute or two and they still give you an average of 10 points even for a screen out. I have collected over 10000 miles doing surveys while I am sitting watching TV.
Thanks for sharing your experience. It seems to be a positive one.
I have earned over 5200 miles so far just answering these surveys. Just sayin’ …
Do not (I repeat do NOT!!!) sign up for Opinion Miles Club. They will deluge your inbox with survey requests AND give your email address to all their commercial partners. There is no way to unsubscribe. Or if there is, I haven’t figured it out, but I keep trying!!! I rue the day I gave them my email address. United has been zero help. All they did was send me an email address to which I can send a request to unsubscribe. (I fully expect this email to be ignored, but I will try.) Also, the number of miles offered for some fairly surveys are pretty pathetic. Minimum wage is much better pay!
Thanks for sharing your experience. It sucks to hear about what you’re going through with them. As a rule I never provide my main email addresses to companies like this because you’re never sure what they’ll do with it. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way when I started looking for work at home.
I am an United Explorer Club member and just finished traveling to Hawaii using reward points. I just signed up for the opinion surveys to add additional miles to my account, I must say the Explorer club miles program is GREAT! I would have never though I would have gone to Hawaii……
Not true. You can fly ALL star alliance airlines booked by United miles. You can purchase goods too, gift cards and so on.
Where do you see this on their website?
Hey Eddy great post. I have not personally used any frequent flyer miles from any airlines.
I have a friend who lives by frequent flyer miles and he even tried to get me to sign up for them. No way my friend!
I don’t even like taking survey for free, but to go through what you have just describe I think not.
Well I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to earn free mileage. I mean, I probably wouldn’t use this program because of the whole survey thing. But I think frequent flyer mileage programs have great value. So I’m with your friend. That said, I’m not a big fan of surveys like you. Most of them are just a waste of time when you do the math.
Eddy, thank you for this thorough review. As a stay at home mom, I am always looking for ways to earn some money for our family. At first, this opportunity sounded great – an easy way to earn miles for a trip. But after reading the whole review, I’m a little less inclined to jump into it as there seems to be some time wasters and “fine print” to be aware of. Thanks for shedding the light on this!
You’re very welcome. I’m glad it was able to help you make the right decision for you.
Thanks eddy, great article.
A 40 minutes survey for 40 points is such a waste of time, and money if you have a business. Even by spending 2 hours a day, the reward is too small, if you consider the amount of miles needed for a flight.
I would rather spend my time studying your recommandations than cheap surveys.
You’re welcome Pierre. I totally hear ya and feel the same way.
Thank you Eddy for the very informative article. Boy the thing’s I didn’t know about survey’s, but thanks to you I do now, just might have to fill some out, especially if I can get some much needed flight time. Any one can use a break on the prices of flying to anywhere.
You’re welcome. I’m glad you found it useful.
hell Yea I travel frequently and I always look for ways to help you save money on those expensive flights and I didn’t know that I can take surveys as well to earn airline miles, thats awesome, OpinionMilesClub is a great idea and ofcourse I would like to try it out.
Glad to hear you’re excited about this company.
Eddy! I love how honest you are about this particular survey. It’s got it’s pros but it’s definitely got it’s cons as well and you seem pretty unbiased regarding it as a whole. I’ve done surveys (blahhhhhh!) and will probably, hopefully, never do another one again! But I do love to travel… I may make an exception for this one 🙂
This may help you get some more miles assuming you get surveys from them.
Thank you, Eddy, for a great article. Keep doing what you’re doing! I am a new Wealthy Affiliate member and am enjoying the experience but cannot say I am making money at it yet 🙂
You’re welcome Carol. It takes time to apply what you learn with WA to make money with your business. Unfortunately that’s the case with most businesses. If it were easy to make money right away with a business everyone would have one. But stay patient, keep putting in the work and eventually the money will come.
This seems like a great way to obtain miles from doing surveys. Getting enough points for free flights takes a long time and being able to earn points for doing these surveys will indeed speed the process. Thanks for providing me with this bonus of getting to earn free miles!
Hey Robert, I don’t know if it will speed the process considering surveys are based on supply and demand. But it will help you earn miles other ways.
In general I like survey sites. Opinion Miles Club sounds interesting, as I have problems getting enough miles to get free flights just from flying, so it could be a way to get there a bit sooner.
It does however sound quite limiting that the points you make can only be used for United Airlines, which I never really use. How often are there surveys available on the site? Is it even realistic to ever get enough miles to get a flight?
These surveys will be like any other. It’s all based on supply and demand. If you demographics are in demand you’ll get a survey. If not, you won’t. It’s not predictable and why you couldn’t rely on this. I agree that it being limited to United Airline sucks. But it’s there program so it makes sense.