QuickThoughts Survey App Review: Is It Real Or A Waste of Time?


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Whether you are looking for some extra spare cash or a full-time work at home opportunity, the Internet is ripe with potential for making money if you know where to look. Some opportunities like QuickThoughts claim to reward you for spending your free time taking surveys. But can you make enough to make it worth your time? You have probably seen and read many of the available QuickThoughts reviews online already. But if you want to know it all, including the complaints, then you'll want to continue reading.

What is QuickThoughts?

Quickthoughtsapp.com is website that pays rewards for completing surveys and location-based activities.The app was first launched in 2013 and is owned by Survey Sampling International. The company's headquarters are located in Shelton, Connecticut. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau but no accreditation.

How Does QuickThoughts Work?

You can download the app on any Apple or Android device and register a free account. If you don't have a mobile device, you can create an account directly on the QuickThoughts website and log in there to complete surveys. There are numerous surveys available that range anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Surveys pay out anywhere from $0.50-$3 per survey, depending on their length. You may have to answer a few pre-qualifying questions before each survey. But unlike many other survey apps, you get $0.10 when you are disqualified. Other sites don't give you anything.

You can also earn rewards by participating in location-based activities. Depending on where you live, you can get paid for completing certain tasks while you are out and about. These tasks include things like checking into a store, taking pictures of a display, or taking an in-store poll.

Unfortunately, the surveys payout might not be enough and you may have to consider other sources of income like taking more surveys on SurveyJunkie.com. You can also complete tasks like watching videos or visiting websites and so much more in the comfort of your house on FusionCash.com, Swagbucks.com, and InBoxDollars.com.

How Does QuickThoughts Pay You?

At the time of this review, the app pays out rewards with gift cards from either Amazon or iTunes depending on what mobile device you use. If you are using an Apple device, you will only receive the iTunes card. If you are using an Android device, you are only eligible for the Amazon gift card. There is a $10 minimum payout. When you redeem, you will receive a gift code by email along with instructions on how to use it. There is no limit to the amount of gift codes you can receive. If you don't like the idea of being limited to gift cards and want to make real money, you may want to check out my Best Work At Home Recommendation.

QuickThoughts Complaints

So, in theory, this all sounds good but it's not. There are some complaints and concerns about QuickThoughts that you should be aware of. It doesn't mean it's a flat out scam. But we don't want you to waste your time or be surprised. So let's dive into them below.

Don't Quit Your Day Job: You can't earn any real cash with the app because the company only pays out in gift cards. And you won't make a whole lot in gift cards even if you spent all your time completing surveys. Plus, you are limited to what gift card you can receive based on what mobile device you are using. If you are looking for something more than just spare change, you might want to check out my Best Work At Home Recommendation.

Payout Trouble: Some members have complained that the company has shut down or frozen their accounts because of “suspicious activity” and they lost their earned rewards. Others simply just didn't receive their payouts.

You can also try out other companies that have no payment problems like SurveyJunkie.com a survey company that pays you money. There are also companies like FusionCash.com, Swagbucks.com, and InBoxDollars.com that also pay cash when you download apps or read emails amongst other tasks.

Limited Location Based Activities: You may not be able to access any of the activities depending on where you live. This limits your earnings with the app to only the surveys.

No Sign-Up Rewards: The app does not appear to offer to sign up rewards or bonuses. There is also does not seem to be a referral program where you can earn money from referring others to join.

So Is QuickThoughts Legit or a Scam?

QuickThoughts is a legitimate app that rewards people with gift cards for taking surveys or participating in certain local shopping activities. The app pays up to $3 per survey, which is higher than most other similar apps out there. The site also gives out a small incentive even if you are disqualified during a survey, which is something other apps don't do. However, you can only redeem for gift cards not cash and there are no signup bonuses or referral programs. You won't make any significant money by using the app.

If the idea of earning gift cards turned you off you may consider checking out companies like FusionCash.com, Swagbucks.com, and InBoxDollars.com which pays you actual money after completing the simple task like watching videos or visiting websites. Apart from that, there are also other legitimate survey companies like SurveyJunkie.com that will pay you cash. How cool is that?

After reading all the other QuickThoughts reviews as well as mine, you should have a complete understanding of how the website works and what it has to offer. When it comes to multiple streams of income, there are may be better options to choose from than QuickThoughts. If you want to make some serious cash, I suggest you check out my Top Work At Home Recommendation and my Work At Home Courses. I'd love to hear what you have to say about the app so please leave your comments down below. And if you enjoyed this review, please free to check out my other work at home reviews as well.

Until next time,

Eddy with a y

28 thoughts on “QuickThoughts Survey App Review: Is It Real Or A Waste of Time?”

  1. Signed up for this app through another rewarded app for points. I do my first survey and when I was near the end, it said something went wrong and to contact support for assistance and kicks me out of the app. I try to go back on it only to say there is something wrong with my account. I contact their team and I get this back in return:

    “Unfortunately, the accuracy and attentiveness of your account activity has been flagged, and upon review of your account, we have been forced to suspend your account.

    As a member of our program you may only have one account, provide accurate profile information and survey responses. You must also be thoughtful and attentive in responding to our surveys. When we have concerns about any of these program rules we are obligated to take steps to investigate and unfortunately suspend accounts.

    We do not take account suspension lightly and do so only when account issues have been identified. At this time your account has been indefinitely suspended and you will no longer be able to participate in surveys or claim rewards from our website.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Thank you for your patience.”

    This was my first time ever I signed up for an account, I had never used this app before. I thought I maybe messed up with my answers in the survey because I was tired or because I didn’t know you were supposed to scroll sideways but then I check the reviews and see this has happened to lot of people, suspended for no reason at all and also getting accused of these things. Also I do not put my real name online for the public to see such as in my email accounts, they should know this. I only put my personal information on my accounts only only the staff would see, not the public. Again, they should know this. This app is ridiculous and I would give it an F.

    And also, I have only used Medicare and the state health insurance, no other insurances and they kept asking me for my opinions on Providence and other things and I couldn’t only give it a zero because I never had that insurance so I can’t rate them. I got suspended during my first survey all because of none applicable questions they were asking me.

    If you use this app, expect to be suspended if you don’t use your real name on all your emails or if you open this app on vacation or at work or away from home, if they ask you survey questions that are NA to you, or if your income or household number changes, etc.

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  2. I haven’t had any problems when it comes to Quick Thoughts. I have had the app on my smartphone & tablet for a while now. I love Amazon as well, I buy from them all the time. Quick Thoughts is convenient & it is not a scam.

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  3. I love quickthoughts. I don’t mind the gift cards. Been with the app about 3 years and have redeemed over $800 in Amazon gift cards. If your consistent you can build up your $10 cards pretty quick.depends on your time. Patients is a virtue.

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  4. I downloaded the app, and being that I work a weird schedule I had plenty of time to complete the surveys. I accrued $11, and wanted to verify that they actually paid the cards as they claimed before going further. First, I was denied payout because I needed to be a member for 72hrs prior to claiming. Ok. And then, when the 72 hour period was complete, they flagged my account and intimately suspended it without a better explanation than suspicious activity. This solidly looks like a scam. No matter how many “supposed” person claim to have received anything from them.

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    • Thanks for sharing your experience. That is clearly shady. That said I wouldn’t assume just because they were shady to you that they are with all their members. But I would be less likely to find out for myself. lol

  5. Just as I was about to reach redemption, my QT account has been frozen for so called suspicious activity. I also have had the same issue happen with Your Voice, also owned by Survey Sampling. While I’ve not spent copious amounts of time on either app/site, it’s obvious that SS do not want to pay and it’s very poor form. I’ve contacted support in both cases but I’m not expecting a satisfactory outcome. I will continue to focus my time on Swagbucks and InstaGC instead.

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    • I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Fortunately, there are other ways to earn online and why I always preach multiple streams of income because of situations like this.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I have downloaded this app about a week ago, and I already made $30. I find that most of the surveys are only around 15-20 minutes in length. I can easily do one quickly at work or waiting in line at the grocery store. It definitely crashes during many of the surveys, but it has its perks. A way to make some cash so I can buy things for vacation.

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    • Leo,

      Have you tried contacting QuickThoughts? Usually when that happens it means it’s not available in your country or area. So you should visit their site and use their contact page.

  7. Quick thought is a legit online extra income opportunity. You can earn a little change from taking surveys. The downside of this is that the extra income you earn does not worth it. You can spend hours on the internet taking surveys and at the end, you get a little income that amount to nothing. You will even regret doing that. This is my personal opinion. For you to make money via this route, your biggest virtue should be patience. You can build an amount to do shopping but it will take you quite a while.

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    • Yeah I mean you can definitely earn some money doing surveys. But it will take a very long time to earn anything significant. And unfortunately it’s not really consistent income you can depend on. Thanks for sharing your view about them.

  8. Eddy,
    I think its great your out there trying to help people avoid scams and time sucks that don’t create real revenue.
    I tried out a few survey and opinion sites as well. I spent many hours making points that in the long run only got me a $40 value. It really didn’t even equate to even half of minimum wage when all was said and done. I have yet to hear from a real person that they could actually make a living doing surveys. I think ones time would be better spent learning a skill such as copy writing or web development. That skill could then be leveraged to get a better job and or start your own business online.

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    • Hey Kirk, thanks for the kind words. I totally agree with you about surveys. They’re not a way to make any consistent income and usually the math doesn’t add up for the survey taker. But some people enjoy them.  

  9. Thanks for throwing light on this subject.I basically belong to India and I’m pretty much sure from my past experience that this app won’t work here because of the location they usually don’t support. I have joined many similar legit companies as for Surveys but none of which have seemed to be worth of effort for me. As it’s my opinion, may be many are making hefty sum of money but to be honest I didn’t make a single penny. I liked this article Eddy.. thanks for the review.

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    • You’re right Ankit most of these survey sites won’t work in your location. So I understand why you wouldn’t even want to waste your time with it. Even if it was available to you, you’re not going to make consistent income with surveys.

  10. Unfortunately, many survey sites are geographically targeted, and people who don’t live in US, UK or Canada, will rarely receive any surveys. I don’t like it at all.

    Gift cards can be cool thing, but I am looking for legit ways to earn consistent income and Wealthy Affiliate seems like a way to do that.

    However, when I read about payout trouble that you mentioned, i am 99% confident this program is a scam.

    It is similar in the PTC (paid to click) world. Delayed payments are the proof that the site has financial problems, and you will probably never receive your money.

    So, I would avoid this program at all costs. But that is just my opinion!

    Thanks for your honest review!

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    • I think the whole demographics issue is a problem even if you live in the U.S. Surveys are based on supply and demand so if you don’t meet the other demographics they may need such as race, gender, etc. you’re still not likely to get a paid survey. So there never a way to make consistent income. But thanks for sharing your two cents about this company.

  11. Yes Gift Cards may seem nice but you would probably have to put an awful lot of time in to get any decent amount of credit. I think people would be better off focusing on working harder at their day jobs rather than dreaming of jobs filling out surveys. I don’t know. I mean do people really fill out surveys all day for weeks on end? Let me know. Thank you, Scooter

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    • Some people are happy with gift cards. And no you can’t fill your days and weeks taking surveys because they’re not a consistent easy to make money because they’re based on supply and demand. If you don’t meet  the demographics then you’re not getting a survey. So I agree it’s not something you want to dedicate a lot of time to especially if you’re looking for consistent income.  

  12. It is all very well to belong to such sites if you have time on your hands to complete the survey’s that they send you. I like the way that Quick Thoughts does pay you even if you get kicked out half way through the survey, even if it is in gift cards.

    At least by getting gift cards to Amazon or Itunes, you will always find something to buy and spoil yourself with.

    I live in South Africa, so I find most of these types of sites a waste of time, as they mostly look for US citizens to complete their surveys.

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    • Hey Michel,

      You’re right that most survey sites are geared towards people in the U.S. or Canada. So it prevents people that may be interested in taking advantage of them. That said given the inconsistencies of surveys and the low pay for the amount of time you spend, I don’t think my international brothers and sisters are missing out.

      Thanks for sharing your insight.  

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