Survey Junkie 2019 Review: Legit or Time Wasting Scam?

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When I first jumped into this make money industry, I thought surveys were going to be easy money. But I quickly discovered that is a bunch of BS like so much of the stuff out there. Most of the claims of that you can make large sums of money with surveys are utter nonsense. There are few survey companies that are legit. However, none of them are going to pay you anything substantial. But still there is a lot of people buying into the survey pipe dream. So I've decided to tackle one of these companies in my following Survey Junkie 2019 Review. But let me give you a spoiler alert. You're not going to be able to depend on this for any real money. Sorry to disappoint, but I need to keep it real. But you'll see why as you read below.

What is Survey Junkie?

Survey Junkie is yet another get paid to take a survey site sort of like They advertise themselves as “the most popular spot online to earn cash and rewards for sharing your thoughts.” was launched on Oct 6, 2005 and has over 7,000,000 members at the time of this review.

How To Make Money With Survey Junkie?

Duh! You're getting paid to answer survey questions. But before you can earn, you need to provide some personal information in your profile. This includes your age, contact info, and consumer preferences. They use this information to match you with companies that need you to answer surveys.

SurveyJunkie doesn't compensate with cash for surveys you take. Instead, you earn points that can be deposited into your PayPal account or can be claimed as e-gift cards. So it does become cash once you redeem it for any of those options. works the same way, but you're not limited to surveys and they have far more gift card and cash options.

At the time of this review, completing your first profile earns you 25 points. Most surveys last for 5 to 20 minutes and are worth about 50 – 450 points. 1000 points is equivalent to $10.00. 


How Much Money Can You Make with Survey Junkie?

Survey Junkie is finally honest about the earning potential. On their website they claim “You Will Not Get Rich” taking surveys. The reality is that you can expect to earn about $1 to $3 per completed survey. But this is assuming you actually qualify for the surveys. We'll get into this painful reality later in the complaints section.

What Do We Like About Survey Junkie?

  • It's absolutely free to join. Some survey companies you run into online are just middlemen that compile a list of surveys and try to sell it to you. Survey Junkie doesn't charge you a dime.
  • Receive points immediately after completing a survey. Some survey companies delay crediting your rewards for some made up reasons. But Survey Junkie credits you as soon as you're done.
  • Rewards sent immediately at redemption – You don't have to wait around for checks or physical gift cards. You can get rewards like PayPal, Amazon, e-Gift card which come instantly online once you can redeem.
  • No fees to redeem points – Some companies will actually charge you some type of fake processing fee to redeem your rewards. This isn't the case here.
  • Low $10 payout threshold – Some companies make nearly impossible to cash out by having these ridiculously high threshold amounts like $50-$100. This is not the case here and they make cashing out attainable.
  • Receive points for the surveys you do not qualify for – There is nothing more frustrating then going through a survey to hear you don't qualify. Most of the times these jerk survey companies will pay you nothing. Well that's not the case with SurveyJunkie.

How Do You Join Survey Junkie?

Survey Junkie is FREE to join. You must be at least 13 years old and reside in the US, Canada, or Australia. You can create an account with a username and password. Or you can create an account using Facebook or Google+.

Survey Junkie Hacks & Tips

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of Survey Junkie.

Get involved in their referral program. They pay you to share their opportunity with others.

It's a good idea to open a separate Yahoo or G-mail account just for signing up with Survey Junkie or the companies they may link to. Apparently you may get flooded with more survey offers or spam. So it's better to be on the safe side.


Survey Junkie Complaints

Not surprisingly has their fair share of complaints. But keep in mind most of the complaints are from the past where their business model was more about being a middleman. But they still have some areas of improvements. Keep in mind some of these complaints are common to survey sites. Either way we needed to break them down.

I need my privacy.

Although Survey Junkie has evolved from just being a middle man, they do link to other survey websites that you can join. These websites may share your info to other “partner” companies. This means your email inbox and phone can soon fill up with junk from those who acquired your info. You can mitigate this by using a different email address that isn't your main one.

The math doesn't add up.

Like all survey websites the money you earn here is based on supply and demand. Certain demographics may be more popular and desired than others. So although you may be willing to spend many hours earning very little to do surveys, there may not be enough available to you. So this isn't an opportunity to supplement or replace your income. You should check out Wealthy Affiliate (I have been an active member there for 12 years) for that!

Sudden account closures.

Apparently some people have complained that their accounts were closed for no apparent reason. And to make matters worst they continued to receive unwanted survey related emails. I've seen this complaint with many rewards and survey sites. Usually the person violates some terms and conditions or in some cases the parent company is being shady. So it can go either way.

Payment issues.

We also found reports from some survey takers that they did not receive their earned cash and gift cards. That's never a good sign. But then again, sometimes these reward and survey companies deny payment because they have found a user violated some rules. 

So is Survey Junkie Legitimate?

Survey Junkie has listened to some of the complaints about there being exclusively a middleman for third-party sites. They have recently incorporated direct options to reward you with points for taking internal surveys. This has made earning points more attainable; however, you still “ain't” going to replace a full-time or even part-time salary with this opportunity. 

That said, it's legit, in that they say up front that you are not going to make any real dough. And that you can earn for taking surveys with them, assuming you fit a profile that is in demand. But I don't know if I would personally recommend this opportunity. The whole reason people even explore this option is to make some consistent money. But if you can't do that, then what's the point?

Fortunately, there are other options that can help you make money consistently. If you're looking to make a part-time or full time income in time, then I would recommend you look into My Top Free Work At Home Recommendation that will earn you far more than the “pennies on the dollar” that survey programs potentially earn you (if you are lucky)! They have helped me earn a full time income. It took time and hard work. It was probably the same amount of time I would have wasted taking surveys. But with this opportunity I've made way more than I would have ever earned with surveys. So check it out!

However, I'm a big believer that you shouldn't have all your eggs in one basket. So I tend to promote a multiple stream of income philosophy. So if one opportunity doesn't work out you have others making you money. If you can relate to that mindset, I would also encourage you to check out the path I have followed to build a FULL TIME income online. I teach some of the techniques that I still use to make additional money. Hopefully you'll find them useful as well.

Well, that's enough from me. I would love to hear your thoughts about this opportunity or surveys in general. So feel free to post a comment down below. Don't be shy, I don't bite.

Until next time,

Eddy with a Y signing off!

95 thoughts on “Survey Junkie 2019 Review: Legit or Time Wasting Scam?”

  1. Survey Junkie isn’t a get rich quick thing, even in 2023. You won’t make lots of money, but you can make consistent money. I have made $207 in three weeks, and not even hitting it hard. Some tips:
    1. Read ALL small print. Again, read all small print. That means read about the rules. Don’t skim.
    2. Lots of “decisions” are made by bots. I found this out by taking a long survive worth $638 points. The instructions explained that algorithms keep a close eye on participants, and there’s little they can do if the bot punishes you (banned, not paid etc.). The inference was that bots and their processes are ruthless. I disagree with the reasoning–if the work is done, pay out. I would contact the BBB as a start. They don’t want bad press, and negative reviews are pop out.
    3. It took about 3 days, four phone calls, and eight emails, AFTER I found an address to contact the company (no easy task!), to set up my bank information for pay out. My bank is super-secure, and “errors” or “misses” regarding any deposits they investigate thoroughly. I didn’t want an Amazon card, and PayPal scares me still. The point here: I was super frustrated, but kept everything professional and courteous, peppering my inquiries with lots of “thank you’s” and “please’s.” I got excellent response just rerouting my frustration and treating all company reps–ACTUAL PEOPLE–with the utmost respect. I got emails and calls from 5 am to whenever they slow down. SJ helped me get my bank information into the SK system. Now I get a code and SJ sends my funds.
    4. READ SURVEYS CAREFULLY! There are a few crappy ones that wax scammy (information grabbers for lawsuits and employment; uptick in spam calls (never answer); but a lot of them give you an idea what you’re going to be doing from 2 minutes to 45 minutes. Some make the mistake of giving info beyond the usual demographic questions: “Will you invest In stocks?” And are rejected because they seem to want information versus you taking a survey and getting paid. But if this happens, suck it up and reject the survey every time. The bot, or whomever, will get the hint and your survey supply will change to more successfully completed surveys. This applies if you’re 5 minutes or more into the survey too. Don’t be afraid to quit and find another survey. My point: Somewhere in the readings is all you need to know to choose yourself and take back some control. People just skim and miss stuff more often than not. I’ve done it, and I’ m scary thorough. I’ve hit the wrong button and been kicked. I’ve been kicked, then paid about 10 minutes later. And hey–don’t sneeze at the “3 cents” gratis points. Times 10 is 30 cents, times 2 is 60. It adds up. To repeat, be anal about reading all instructions.
    5. I have walked away from a survey for 2 hours and still been able to complete for points. Bad stuff happens across all categories of life. But so does good stuff.
    6. Unless you’re a diehard survey taker, avoid Sundays. A very, very slow day.
    7. Try interspersing a PC versus a phone. You get the triple-digit surveys more.
    8. I redeem points at $47. If you wait, say until you reach $50 payout, you’ll have to get the humans at SJ involved which can delay payment. I got notified of this early.
    9. If you make a mistake, most surveys will let you go back to fix. Just remember not to use your browser buttons or you’ll reject yourself. Remember the bot?
    10. Take breaks regularly. Surveys can be exhausting. Fresh eyes can catch many little things input into to surveys to see if you’re paying attention. There’s usually about 3 to 5 of them a survey, and they WARN you. I almost got caught skimming because the bury the requirements in a long paragraph. So don’t skim when reading instructions. If rested, you’re less likely to hurry up your participation–which leads to mistakes, which leads to the bot shutting you down and you unpaid.
    11. If your answers aren’t consistent, SJ will shut you down. Consistency evaporates when you’re tired.
    12. SJ folks told me also to clear my cache regularly (“clear browser”). This allows MORE SURVEYS to be disbursed.
    13. You see a big one? Grab it! Don’t hesitate as the triple digit point surveys are detailed, well laid out and unforgiving of delay or error; so they’re snapped up super fast. A PC can give you a bit more of a chance capturing one of these babies.
    14. My experience has been if you do your best, and not equate the money paid with the quality of your effort, you’ll succeed more often.
    15. The people I contacted were very thorough. They always wanted to know if everything worked out, which it did. They seemed genuinely appreciative of the feedback.
    There are so many here that have terrible stories, suspicious circumstances with SJ, and I just wanted to lend some of my stuff to help you through it. I believe SJ has some below-average workers, but every kink I ran into they helped me straighten out. Just be polite, stand your ground, and use a positive work ethic no matter what SJ does. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
    Good luck!

  2. I cash out on 1/20/2020 the website tell me my money going to be in my PayPal on 24 hrs is pas 4 day over and nothing yet I I need awesome because I fallow step by step and my reference needs to know if this is a real money the doing they step to but we need to know if the cash out is true

    • How much you earn with surveys can’t be predicted. It’s all based on supply and demand. Some demographics will be in more demand than others.
      So you can’t really depend on surveys for consistent income.

    • Survey Junkie is a total SCAM. Every other survey you take you’ll spend 18 out of a 20 minute survey giving them personal information and opinions , then they say “you don’t qualify for this survey” and pay you THREE CENTS. FUCK the Survey Scum Sucking Bastards.

  3. Survey Junkie is a scam.

    I put in hours upon hours of work answering surveys, never giving false answers or abusing the rules. Suddenly at $34 I kept getting the message no surveys are available so I reached out. “You have violated our terms… we can not assist you… sorry for the inconvenience”. What?!?!?!

    So now I have 40+ hours invested and no pay out will be granted because they made up a bullshit term violation. And apparently they have no obligation to pay out if they decide to terminate. Like someone else said, they won’t tell you what you supposedly terminated. My guess is they think I earned credit too fast and wanted to cut me off. But guess what, I’m unemployed due to a severe mental illness breakdown earlier this year so I have lots of free time to take their surveys. Every click made was me, a human being. It’s not fair to be punished for it.

    I have read their terms and there is absolutely nothing I violated. I’m so furious with this company.

    Shame. Because before this happened I would have highly recommended them. No more.

    • Sorry to hear this happened to you. Surveys and reward sites can be hit or miss like this. It’s exactly why I moved away from spending so much time on something I can’t control and doesn’t really pay fairly for my time.

      Hopefully you don’t let this set back stop you from attempting to make money online. There are better ways to achieve this as I mentioned in the article. But you got be willing to get out your comfort zone.

  4. Survey Junkie is a scam. They told me I violated a policy. They have never told me what policy and won’t give me my money. They told me they would contact me in 48 hours when I contacted them and it has now been a couple of weeks since I have heard anything.

    • A lot of us fail to read the terms and conditions that these sites provide before you sign up. And that’s where you find what you can and cannot do. And unfortunately sometimes you violate some rule you failed to read. It sounds like that happened to you and that sucks.

      But it doesn’t mean this company is a scam. Because other members do get paid regularly.

  5. Not on the up and up. I needed the AG of my state to retrieve my money from Survey Junkie. They made an excuse at the end that I violated the rules. Not so. They never told me about this until they were forced to give my money. They are scammers. Sometimes the system’s glitch doesn’t register the surveys you have completed. Then they deny payment. Blue Media Ventures is the company name. They’re pulling in a lot of fish. Don’t be a sucker!

  6. WORST..looks like all the surveys are based towards one ethnicity which I am not. Second you will spend several minutes answering several questions only for the survey to tell you you do not qualify so you waste a ton of time still answering their questions but then they say you don’t qualify to me it’s a scam…i tried 5 different surveys answered multiple questions on each one of them after 20 minutes on one even only to be told I didn’t qualify it should have been able to figure out I don’t qualify with the first few answers instead they went into multiple questions and then said that so of course you do not or in the points don’t waste your time better companies are out there

  7. Being a member of survey junkie for a few months and trying to earn money I know this is a tiring and senseless way of trying to earn an actual income online. Like you say it is truly earning pennies (or credits in this case).

    I am fed up of these gimmick sites this is not the first one I have tried. Do you think that Wealthy Affiliate is different and will help me actually do something of substance? Thanks.

    • Obviously I use to be like many people here taking surveys to make some money. But the math wasn’t adding up.
      WA has shown me how to make real money online. But it’s not a get rich quick scheme. You really need to have patience, a good work ethic and consistency. Because they’re teaching you how to create an online business. And not everyone is built for that. Some people have an employee or get paid to take survey mentality and that won’t work well when you’re trying to build a business.

      What WA teaches is proven but its not for everyone. Fortunately you can try it for free to see if its for you or not. So I would recommend signing up and going through the training to decide for yourself rather than me trying to sell you on it.

  8. survey junkie will not let me change my email address for my paypal so I can redeem and have contacted the customer service and still nothing … do you know how to change paypal email with them cause I tried it doesnt even highlight the box to change it

  9. I’ve been involved with Survey Junkie for the past year or so… when I first started, they were honest and while you did not make much from the surveys you DID get paid. Since the beginning of 2019, they seem to have flipped the “evil” switch. Completed points don’t get credited to your account, can’t cash out, if you DO manage to get a human on the phone they are snotty in the extreme. I’m done with them. As someone mentioned above, check out Amazon MTURK.

  10. SJ is awful. They trick you into getting into the surveys, then don’t give you the points. After you earn a little money, they limit your access to big surveys, then tell you the surveys you finished cannot be credited due to (too slow, to fast, not enough info, etc.). After this happens to you a few times you realize it’s their dishonest way to limit you from earning. Found a good site, try Mechanical Turk by Amazon instead. They don’t play tricks and are honest.

  11. Horrible company. Huge scammers. Be ready to waste time , not getting paid. You gonna do 10 times the work. I got pictures proving they scam you

  12. Survey Junkie has gone off the rails. You seldom get disqualified from a survey until you are at least ten minutes into it. After attempting every day for a month the closest I cam was a survey I spent 25 minutes on. The survey said I was finished but then I still got the notice that the survey was filled and I received three points. If you contact them through the help link they just send you a standard reply.

    • Thanks for sharing your recent experience Hugh. That’s the problem with most survey sites. They can go left very quickly. I know some people enjoy them. But that’s why I moved on to create my own site and business. I got frustrated with the ups and downs of survey sites.

  13. Survey Junkie is now holding my accumulated 85.74 hostage. I tried to redeem at around 40.00 but kept going. I’ve been told they now have to make the payout manually (whatever that means). They are still sending me survey possibilities in my email but it has been two weeks and several notes to customer service but no movement on my 85.74. I think even if they let me redeem I am pretty sure I am done with them.

  14. PS: My first post didn’t say what might be most vital of all to never fall prey to SJ. ‘Guaranteed pay’ auto-email invite never fail to prove 100% right! For THEM – at YOUR expense. Hit the hyperlink and a big pink box pops up to say ‘Sorry, it’s filled up’ or ‘You don’t qualify’ – AFTER 10-15 minutes wasted in reply to ‘prelim’ inquiries. But almost a decade of site testing has not quite matched this one yet by depth or breadth of its ‘prescreen’ prelims. In fact, most full-blown post-qualified questionnaire panes are identical to their threshhold gateways.

    So, no need to go figure. By the time you get to a [preprogrammed] auto-reject page, they get more than ample detail from large enough data sample to keep Yale PhD Crackpot Statisticians busy for life. You get 3 lousy cents in exchange for valuable input used to manipulate your subsequent buying decisions.


  15. SJ is Sick Joke! They poke monkey-see & do types with prizes but payback nothing but huge lies. Flim-flam scam conman sham shell games reek a foul smell every week.

    After months of getting burned time and again, I learned not to take pretty bait, especially if it came from a paid referral in the first place. (DUH! Shoulda known better, huh?).

    Auto-emailed ‘guaranteed pay’ exclusive survey invites pour in that entice by a high amount like 300 pts ($3 USD) in your account instantly after. But guess what? Yes, right again! Big catch is that they even deny you slight ‘privilege’ of false illusion. Hit submit 30-45 minutes later and get pure DISillusion when a big error message pops up of some IT issue that prevents submission!

    AFTER you waste precious time to give so many personal details on DOZENS of windows that never fails or falters even once until the very last one . .

    Even worse, prepare for cold reception as a Gold member if you dare be so bold to question why. I wrote after the umpteenth ripoff finally broke this workhorse’s back by 285 ‘instant credits’ gone as the wind – just like that!

    No word ever heard back. Despite all desktop recorder video clips and screen snips of verbatim offer T&C text as vivid proof of bare truth in purest format!

    All I can say is they must pay dearly for clearly bogus referrals & testimonials that severely harm believers by their paid deceivers who may not know what they do themselves all over Cyberspace.


  16. Well, I have finally run out of patience with the SJ folks. I have been at it for about 5 months now, and as others have said, in the beginning, I was completing a good number of surveys. I was making about $20 per week, which is not much, but still worth my time. Then about two months ago, things really changed for the worse. I have gone through over 300 survey offerings, without being able to complete a single one. It is sometimes “you didn’t qualify”, but usually, it gives me the “survey filled” message. I finally contacted their cust. ser. dept., and was told that they are having a problem with some accounts in this regard, but their tech team is working to solve the problem. I told them, “no problem, just credit my account the 20,000 points that their problem has cost me”. Of course they can’t do that. Guess they don’t believe in paying for their screw-ups. Hell, they are only a $7,500,000 per yr. company. Why should they pay for their mistakes, when they can dump them on a crippled, retired old man like me? I am tired of working 10 hrs. per day for $3.50. Companies like SJ need to be regulated, and made to account. Scam indeed!! Two month later, and still no resolution. I can also relate to those who have complained about completing a lengthy survey, only to be told I didn’t qualify, or the survey filled up. Strange how that seems to happen just as you have done the work, and answered all their questions. I have no doubt my award money is going into someones pocket. The coincidence is just too great! I have calculated that they have stolen over $75.00 from me in this manner, since I signed up. Bottom line: I have acted in good faith, and Sj has not. They’ll just have to find another chump willing to work for $.35 an hour, as they rake in millions.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience. Clearly it wasn’t a good one. I would recommend filing complaint via the better business bureau. Sometimes companies are more receptive there. That said I would never spend a lot of time on surveys or making it my main source of income. There are too many factors that are not in your control. You’re relying on fitting on a demographic and hoping the surveys don’t have any “technical” issues to get paid. So that’s too many unknowns and things I don’t control. So hopefully you’ll consider other ways to make money online because there are others where you have more control and make more money. But to each their own. Either way your situation with SJ is not a good one. And hopefully they do right by you.

  17. You do surveys, get points into your account from those surveys completed, and then can’t redeem your money. Every time I give them my phone number to verify my account, and I entered the code that was given to me over the phone via automated message, I get a message on their website “We were unable to verify your identity. Please contact customer support.” This has happened several times even after they claim to have reset my verification attempts. They obviously do not want to pay me. SCAM!

  18. To those saying Survey Junkie is a scam. I made $450 in about 5 months.

    So it’s not a lot of money, but for people to say it’s a scam, no it’s not.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience Larry. I find that a lot of the people on the web call anything a scam if they don’t agree with it or perceive they have been slighted. So the word is thrown around very loosely which is why I like to dive deep when researching companies.

  19. Survey Junkie is a scam, they will do everything they can not to give you points. They will make you complete entire surveys for 30 minutes and they say, “Sorry, you are not qualified” and give you only 3 points (btw, this equals 3 cents). Most of the surveys only pay out 20 points, which is the equivalent of 20 cents. I spent hours on here, had to contact them to get points I was promised, and still can’t redeem them even after verifying my identity and paypal. They just want someone to do a job for free. Don’t trust these articles – be smart. Just because someone wrote an article THAT THEY WERE PAID TO WRITE, doesn’t mean that the information they give is accurate.

    • Spencer thanks for confirming some of the complaints I laid out in the review above. If someone actually paid me to write this review I would have lied and said this survey company is perfect and never acknowledged the complaints I listed above.

      I know it’s hard for people like you to wrap your head around the fact bloggers like myself can make money without misleading people. Make money while blogging doesn’t make us any less objective. Furthermore I’m transparent at the start of all my posts that I may make money on links or ads you may click on. It’s not a dirty secret that I’m hiding. I understand your frustrated with Survey Junkie and it sounds justified based on what you laid out. But implying bloggers like myself can’t be trusted because I write objective reviews that give the good and bad isnt helping your issue with Survey Junkie. Hopefully they will read your feedback about them here and contact you. I wish you the best either way. It’s important to hear feedback like yours on these type of companies so people can make informed decisions for themselves. If I were actually paid for writing a positive review your comment would have been deleted. But obviously it’s here for the world to see.

  20. Dear Eddy,

    Thanks for the review on Survey Junkie and you have provided detailed information. I always love the products review because it saves our time, energy, money & efforts. Thanks for the guidance. This review is going to help many people to make their decision on purchasing this product. Keep up the great work and wishing you great success. I will come back to your website to learn more information. All the very best!

    Your Friend,

  21. Survey Junkie is legit but they do have SCAM TENDENCIES. I am recuperating from a surgery and have some downtime on my hands. I have made almost $200 in two months taking surveys, some of them which are annoying and some that are quite fun. Screening unseen movie trailers & ideas is fun and I’ve even screened unseen TV pilots. Those are fun. Again, some of the surveys are fun / interesting. I have not had any ‘glitches’ where I could not redeem my points, sending them to PayPal was easy peasy.

    Now the bad part. Their customer service SUCKS and is probably populated by smug, ugly, lonely a**wipes. This is the one ongoing scam I can report: I have had quite a few surveys (almost to the tune of $10.00) not pay out after you’ve taken and COMPLETED them successfully. That is annoying after you’ve spent your hard earned time taking them, only to be ROBBED upon completion. Then when you complain through their system, they either do not respond, or respond with some asinine canned message that does not address your situation. I have actually resorted to photographing the “CONGRATULATIONS” SCREEN, with the points total not having budged. I just did this today so we shall see how or of they respond to this.

    BOTTOM LINE: If you’re easily frustrated or not wanting to put more effort into protecting yourself, DON’T BOTHER. THERE IS NO PHONE NUMBER TO CALL AND YELL AT SOMEONE. I suggest writing down the survey # before taking it, and sending it along with the complaint after you have been robbed by it. They will probably not respond, but it’s better than them asking for the survey # and you don’t have it because they will DEFINITELY NOT pay you then. This occurrence has been so prevalent and so annoying that I have filed a case with the BBB, and then a second, so I may report here the results of it. So if you have the patience, make a couple quick bucks by taking surveys while watching tv, as you can do both at the same time. But if you’ve been on the computer all day at work or school, skip it and give your eyes and brain a break.

  22. This site is not legit, you get paid once, when you reach 10 dollars that is all, after that they stop giving you surveys and it always says noting available, but when there is a survey, about 95% of the time it is either “filled up” or “not qualified” which is dumb, overall this site is a scam, waste of time and effort, then they make you verify your account and they say my address is invalid, um do they live at my house? NO, so this is just a big scam, so is slicethepie, dont waste your time like i did!

    • Well, thanks for sharing your experience. Some people have been paid and do like the site. Unfortunately with surveys its based on supply and demand. So if you don’t meet their demographics you won’t get surveys. That sucks and unfortunately that happens with most survey companies. But it’s why no one should depend purely on surveys to make money online. You should have a multiple streams of income approach. That said I agree that surveys aren’t the best use of time for everyone. It’s something I quickly learned and why I decided to focus on creating my own business. Everyone has different needs and tolerances. Just because surveys may be a waste fo time for me, doesn’t mean it’s a scam and a waste of time for others. So to each their own. Hopefully you found something that works better for you.

  23. I just received my first payout from Survey Junkie through PayPal and I have used so many different apps and websites to try and make extra cash, so far besides SlicethePie, this is the only app that has actually sent me any type of payout! the payout was extremely simple and I highly recommend this site. It is difficult to find surveys that you qualify for but its worth it when you do!

  24. Being retired, I have a lot of spare time and spend a lot of it on the internet. I recently came across an article that mentioned “Survey Junkie” as an opportunity to make a little money. I thought that after 76 years on this earth that I was past the possibility of getting scammed and I could pick up a little beer money. Man, how I wisd I had Googled “Survey Junkie”and read some of the articles posted about this SCAM. Every article posted on this site is 100% gospel. A person is going to get hosed! You can fill out a survey only to find out after wasting a good deal of your time that you did not qualify for the survey, and oh by the way, here is three cents—go buy yourself a sucker and take another survey. You can time out, you can be dropped or you can be told there are no more surveys available. YOU are going to find out that you are wasting your precious time for nothing—unless you enjoy getting “Jacked.”

  25. First 2 weeks of doing surveys was great. Was able to accumulate points quickly. After that, I was kicked out of a lot of surveys after spending tons of time on it. Example: did a survey for 780 points that would take about an hour. After spending 58 minutes on the survey, and watching the progress bar hit 99%, I was kicked out and told I didn’t qualify. This happens a lot. I was given 2 points. Most surveys don’t seem to want accurate results. Politically, if I say I am conservative, I’m kicked out. If I say I don’t totally believe in man made global warming, I’m kicked out. As a side note, most of the surveys take way longer than the estimated time. I don’t spend as much time doing the surveys as I used to. Just too frustrating.

    • I hear ya Don. I use to get very frustrated with doing surveys because so some of the issues you mentioned as well. I just don’t think it’s worth my time. But for some people they’re able to make some money with it. Either way there are other ways to earn.

    • Yes, this is common with SJ. You can spend time taking the whole survey and then you seem to get that dumb-ass message. This means that a) they got your time for free, and b) Survey Junkie just made money off you. Their customer service is shiite, and they don’t care about the customer at all. Their time will soon come… All scam companies will soon be brought to justice.

  26. Its unfortunate that there are so many white people that did the surveys on this site that if you put that you are white on anything on the surveys it says you dont qualify.

    • I don’ t think they discriminate against white people. Most surveys are based on demographics so if they have enough white people at the time you take the survey, then it will be closed. But most companies want a mix of various types of people for their data.

  27. This is NOT TRUE. Survey Junkie does compensate in CASH & POINTS. You can redeem your cash and it sent to your paypal every time you reach 10$. I’ve already made 40$ is 3 days. You spend a lot of time at first just ffinding one to qualify for but after your first pay out you receive more working surveys that pay out higher

  28. SCAM – WATCH OUT. Do not waste your time. I completed many of the surveys they sent me via email and reached approx. 435 points. You don’t get paid until you reach 1,000 points. Then you are supposed to get paid $10 for your time. I spent so much time on this in that many surveys did not allow you to complete, rather sending you to a new survey, without benefit.

    Then, suddenly, I received no more survey options. No more emails. Somehow, they had also deleted all of the previous emails sent to me. Only found them again because I had taken some screenshots.

    When going on the sight, trying to log on, I was denied entry to the website.

    This is a big scam, using up your precious time without following through with the promised compensation.

    Hope this info will help many not to even get involved.

    • Your review about negligible pay for the time required was on target. However I am recommending that you add another risk that is far more ominous. Not only do they collect very detailed data about individuals, they require very personal information including home address, exact birthdate and more in order to “verify” your identity so you can get your $10.
      In the wake of the Facebook headlines, hopefully more people are understanding that it is very dangerous to give companies this kind of combination of detailed information. Even if the company is legit, hackers with much skill are targeting these companies in order capture that data and then use it for a wide range of criminal activity.
      WAY TOO MUCH RISK to even “amuse” yourself taking surveys with Survey Junkie. If they had disclosed how much very personal data would be required in order to get their nominal payout, I never would have given this a try. (I calculate that if you take the surveys seriously and answer with thought, you’re actually earning about $1 or $2 per hour!!!)
      I recognize a survey company’s need to screen the data they collect in order to have credible data to sell to their clients. However, there are plenty of ways to do this without requiring some of the key components that lead to identity theft.
      Think about how easy this looks to a hacker. If you can crack Survey Junkie’s barriers, you get the following information on a huge number of people: Name,Birthdate, Residential address, a deep and detailed profile about preferences and opinions and YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT ADDRESS!! Might as well just leave the keys in the front door and go away for a two week vacation.

    • Thanks for sharing. The reality is our information is constantly being shared with various services that we use everyday. Hackers hack banks, federal governments, equifax, etc. Anything where data is stored and can be accessed online can be hacked. So that’s probably a concern that can be associated with any service we all use. It’s unfortunate symptom of being connected. So I don’t think this isolated to this company. It’s something that can be said with many services we use. The only real way to protect against that is to be off the grid totally. And that’s nearly impossible nowadays. But I hear ya point.

  29. Very informative article, loaded with info. Could not agree more with you, it is what it is, a way to make a “little” extra cash, as all these survey sites are.

    As far as a Survey site, Survey Junkie is One of the better ones in my opinion, that’s not huge praise though.

    Payout’s have been easy via PayPal.

    About half of the surveys I do qualify for. That’s very good.

    If you don’t enjoy surveys, don’t bother, you’ll get bored very quickly.

    Never wait to cash out after you’ve reached their 10 dollar threshold. Imagine if you had hundreds of dollars accumulated, and all of sudden you were banned, for whatever reason?

    I wouldn’t put it past them to to try some shady unexplained ban to keep your money once you get to a certain point total.

    Never trust these sites to payout, take your money as you reach the cash out threshold.

  30. This site may not be a scam, but they will do what they can not to pay you. My points are locked, and the screen reads that it’s for my protection. I emailed to find out why. All I was told was they investigated, and I violated one of their rules. Couldn’t tell me which rule, or how I violated it. Furthermore, if I violated a rule how is it locked for my protection? I call bs. DON’T use this site they are shady, crooked, scam artist. They just work it where you can’t prove it’s a scam.

  31. Survey Junkie is indeed legit. I’ve been using it and so far earned $60. As far as the demographics qualification they are asked more than once because your switched between surveys so of course your gonna be asked more than once. I for one love using it the money get sent to my PayPal the same day.

  32. I took several surveys with Survey Junkie and at first everything went well, But, I have had a several that after completing the pre-test and being told that I qualified, then taking the survey and upon completion I was told that I did not qualify. I feel like Survey Junkie is a complete waste of time.

  33. They banned me without warning as well. I was careful while taking surveys, never rushed, always honest. Now I am banned and they will not even tell me why. 🙁 I lost out on money I earned on there because of this.

    • That sucks Evelyn. But you have other options to consider which I laid out in my review. You never want to put all your eggs in one basket because of situations like this.

  34. I joined Survey Junkie as something to do while I’m nursing my newborn. For that purpose, it’s perfect. I’m in a very zen headspace while nursing, so it doesn’t bother me if I have to click a whole bunch of survey links before qualifying for a fifty cent survey. In six weeks, I’ve made $120, which went straight into PayPal, then my bank account. No issues. I cannot recommend it for anybody who could be doing something more valuable with their time, but for me, it’s ideal!

    • That’s great Christine. Thanks for sharing your experience. It all depends on your needs and goals. If you can actually qualify for surveys and don’t mind the time they require they’re definitely a legit way to make some money.

  35. Survey Junkie is legit however make sure you don’t rush through the surveys or it counts against you.. If you go too fast a pop up will say you violated one of their terms. I used to receive pop ups occasionally. ( their site technical problem) I wasn’t even going fast. Recently I tried for a couple of days to receive surveys only to get a message saying there were no surveys available. That is not uncommon. They have plenty of surveys daily. After receiving the message for 2 days I contacted them. They told me my account was suspended for violating one of their terms. I asked which one. They accused me of taking a 5 minute survey in 28 seconds. Impossible!

    • Thanks for sharing your experience. You’re right that you should be rushing through surveys. The whole reason market research companies are paying you is to get accurate information that they can make business decisions on. If you’re rushing through the surveys, it means you’re probably aren’t reading the questions and answers properly and giving them bad information. So I can see why that would get you in trouble.

  36. Thank you so much for this! I have been looking for ways to earn real money from home for a long time!!! I am going to give WA a shot!

  37. Survey junkie is scam.made 2$ in two weeks after completing a survey that claimed to be 15 minutes 30 minutes later and right after last question to finish up survey it said i didnt qualify based on geographics which was the very first question they asked

    • Why would you still want to join this after reading this review?
      And no people can’t give you a real number and address. That’s the whole reason they want you to have one so you’re not breaking the rules.

  38. SurveyJunkie is legit. I joined a couple of days ago. I just redeemed $10.62 and it was sent to my paypal account. I wish they have a referral link to earn more cash. Now i’m doing surveys again and at $2.91. Can’t wait for it to reach $10 so i can redeem it again.

    • Vlad, they don’t seem to publish their number which is why you can’t find it.
      But here’s their address:
      1200 S Brand Blvd # 200
      Glendale, CA 91204-2641

  39. SCAM SCAM SCAM! Do not waste your precious time with this webpage.

    First it takes many hours to even get to the standard 1000 points to earn for first 10$,
    Then, the best part, it’s been over 6 weeks and I have yet to receive my gift card.


  40. ok just went to cash out for the first time and got redemption temporarily disabled. i just sent them a email so well see how long it take, ill keep everyone up to date on here


  42. I’ve been signed up with this company for about two months. Even though I get survey offers several times a day, I never seem to qualify — especially for the higher point ones.

    What’s most frustrating is when I invest 20 to 30 minutes of my time only to be told that I don’t qualify but here’s 3pts for trying, then it prompts me to try another one.

    I’ve exhausted my patience and time on this and although I personally cannot recommend them, maybe others will have better luck.

    • Hey Bryan,
      Thanks for sharing your experience. Unfortunately I think it’s very common with surveys which is the reason I don’t really spend too much time on them. It’s all about your demographics some will be more popular than others. So you’re just at that whim which isn’t a way to make consistent income.

  43. I have no idea why am not able to cash out it says redemption temporarily disabled and I don’t even know why it says to contact them and I’ve done it 4 times and no one seems to help me

    • Can you elaborate more on why they’re scam? Surveys are based on demographics. If you don’t you’re not part of a demographics in demand you won’t earn. And that’s across all surveys. I’m just curious as to exactly what happened in your experience.

  44. I’ve done a few surveys, well, more than a few, but check them out as much as I can first. I don’t understand the whole “points go too your PayPal acct”. They go there and you can withdraw them as cash? Or just buying on the internet. If you get a minute, let me know. I’m going to do a few more, understanding I don’t make a lot of money. While looking fitter something legit to do on the internet as a very part-time job.
    Brenda Swanger

    • To sign up for survey junkie, you need to create an account with them. In that account you’ll be able to see how many points you earn for surveys. In your survey junkie account you can them click a button to redeem those points into real cash which they will send via paypal or can be redeemed for gift cards. You can email them and they can explain the process to you.
      As I said surveys are the most inconsistent ways to earn money since you have no control over if you qualify for them. So I wouldn’t waste much time with them. There are better options like I mentioned above.

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