Survey Savvy Review: Is It Legit or A Waste of Your Precious Time?

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Survey Savvy ReviewFor better or worst everyone has an opinion. Unfortunately, most people are sharing it on social media when folks like me haven't asked for it. Sigh. Well, apparently there are companies that do actually value your views. So you can make your opinion count while making a few extra bucks at websites like You are probably wondering whether it is a scam, and have gone through a couple of Survey Savvy reviews, but are still curious whether to sign up or not.

Well, in this review we have everything you would want to know about, and there are a few surprises.

What is Survey Savvy?

Survey Savvy pays you to take surveys. It has been in business since 1999, under parent ownership of Ms. Roseanne Luth, President of Luth Research LLC. Luth Research, LLC has been in the market research business since 1977 and is currently headquartered in San Diego, California.

How Does Survey Savvy Work?

First and foremost, it cost you nothing to take surveys with this company. Once you sign up you will fill out a profile form with your personal information including age, location, household members and income.

These demographics will be used to Prequalify you for surveys. The clients set some certain criteria of choosing candidates, based on the information they require. Survey Savvy then uses these criteria to select members who qualify, based on each member's demographic.

Survey Savvy is a little bit different from most survey websites I have come across. They came up with a desktop application known as SavvyConnect.

How SavvyConnect Works

  • Once you sign up for SavvyConnect, the tool will collect information about your browsing habits, be it shopping, streaming, social media and what have you. In other words, they will monitor and study your browser history.
  • They will then collate this information and share it with their clients. If a client deems this information useful to them, Survey Savvy will invite you to share your opinion about a certain product or service their client is offering.
  • SavvyConnect acts like a filter of some sort to automatically qualify you for surveys. If you qualify, they will send you an email with the invite. Once you complete the survey you will be credited with the attached reward.

Currently there's an ongoing promo where members within the United States get paid $5 a month if they choose to use SavvyConnect. However, you can still qualify for surveys if you decide against SavvyConnect.

However, you stand to qualify for more surveys with SavvyConnect. They claim that you can also improve your chances of qualifying for surveys when you complete a few other optional profile questions.

You can see them under ”member profiles and portraits”. They also recommend you download their mobile app. If you don't qualify for an available survey, you get an automatic entry into a monthly sweepstakes where you may earn $10.

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How Do I Join Survey Savvy?

It's totally free to join You just need to be over 14 and have a reliable internet connection. Survey Savvy is available globally. If your country is not listed in the application form, they invite you to contact them.

How Much Money Can I Make With Survey Savvy?

That totally depends on how many surveys you qualify for. There's simply no way of telling how much you can earn. However, from what we can gather, some surveys pay $2, but most pay less. The only guarantee is the $5 at the end of every month for SavvyConnect users within the US.

How Does Survey Savvy Pay You?

Survey Savvy pays via check, which you will get via mail upon request. You only need $1 to request for payment. It takes 4-6 weeks for the check to arrive. If you don't like being limited by check, payments, you have a lot of payment options with and You can also check out My Best Work At Home Recommendation.

How Does Survey Savvy's Referral Program Work?

This is another feature that sets apart Survey Savvy from other similar websites. You will get a piece of your direct referrals' earnings, and also a piece of what your indirect referrals earn.

Indirect referrals are your referrals' direct referrals. So they basically have a two-tier referral system which is a rare thing to have. It provides you a way to increase your income with this company even if you don't take surveys with them.

What We Like About Survey Savvy

The Two-tiered referral program

Most referral programs are just one level deep. But survey savvy steps up their game by allowing you to earn off a friend's friend's effort. This can quickly add up and I've literally made thousands of dollars because of this. So I really should say I love this! lol

It is global

I'll be damned. It's rare to come across a work at home opportunities that is available worldwide. Like Clixsense, it is one of the few survey sites to have opened doors to anyone willing to work with them.

Positive BBB

Their BBB rating at the time of writing this survey is an A+. For some of you that Better Business Bureau rating is like a God seal of approval.

Survey Savvy Complaints

Yup, it's about that time again. As with most companies out there, their success depends on how white their lies are. It's no different with Survey Savvy. There are a few red flags we have to mention. So here there are:

“Check” The Technique

Yes, they still only pay by check. Really? Like PayPal & Direct Deposit don't exist. While a $1 payout minimum sounds cool, I would prefer my money the most convenient way possible. Wait, there's more. It takes a whole month, maybe longer for the check to arrive? Ok… but no thank you.

There are barely enough surveys to complete

You can go for weeks before qualifying for a survey. Some users are actually saying that the more information you give the harder the goddamn surveys come by.

B@#th better have my money!

Some users have complained of having to fight tooth and nail to get their payment, with endless phone calls and emails standing between them and their money.

You're all in my business

Believe it or not if you want to maximize your chances of getting surveys, you will probably want to use SavvyConect – the browsing history lurker. Well, I'm not sure if I want to reveal everything I do online, especially around Valentine's Day.

Is Survey Savvy A Scam?

Based on what I've personally experienced, Survey Savvy is legit, especially with that two tiered referral program. So no it is not a scam. However, don't expect to earn a full time or part time income with any consistency. Like all survey only sites your income is limited to supply and demand. If your demographic isn't popping, you ain't going to see any surveys and thus cash. I'm also not fond of waiting damn near a month or longer to get a slow ass check that needs to be cashed.

So there is room for improvement, but it's a long standing survey site that does pay. At the end of the day, there are better, more rewarding websites like and that pay way better where you're not limited to surveys only. And if you really want to take your income to the next level like a full time or part time income, you'll want to check out My Top Work At Home Recommendation.

Well, that's my opinion on Survey Savvy. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Have a good one!

Eddy with a Y

16 thoughts on “Survey Savvy Review: Is It Legit or A Waste of Your Precious Time?”

  1. Hi Eddy,

    It’s nice to see there are other ways to earn money online. 

    Survey Savvy looks pretty easy to do, especially for a beginner or for people who are not tech savvy.

    But thanks for providing your other recommendations. 

    Do you think older people can benefit from survey savvy? 

    • Surveys are based on supply and demand so if older people are required for a particular survey they’ll get a survey. But like I mentioned above, you can’t determine how often you’ll get a survey. So you can’t predict how much you will make if at all.

    • I am unable to change my address from a house I lived in 12 years ago.

      A check sent to that location will never find me.

      Help, please.

  2. Hello Eddy,
    This is the first I have heard of about Survey Savvy. I have used Swagbucks, e-rewards, and a few others. E-Rewards takes a month to pay you even by paying you with PayPal.
    Swagbucks pays me in less than a week if I choose a gift card, but it takes 2 to 3 weeks to pay by PayPal.
    I like how you said Survey Savvy prequalifies you. I sometimes spend 10 minutes into a survey with Swagbucks and e-rewards then to find I do not qualify. It would be really nice if they prequalified me. I would not mind waiting a month or 6 weeks on my payment because I would not have the frustration of getting into a survey thinking I am almost done just to find out I did not qualify.
    Thank you for providing this article.

  3. Hi Eddy,

    I love your site. I am glad that I found your information on Survey Savvy. I have done some surveys in the past only to have them waste my time. What I mean is that I would do part of the survey and 15 minutes into it the thing decides that it I am not answering the questions or all the sudden the survey is closed. How frustrating.

  4. So when I initially quit my job, I was looking for ways to make money online and stumbled across surveys. That being said, I totally agree with you. Most I saw wasn’t a scam, but in order to actually make any money, you had to get in on the referral program and even then, the money you made was based on your referrals interaction. I think there are many ways to make money online but when it comes to legit money, I don’t think online surveys are the answer.

    • Yeah, I think when most people start online, surveys are one of the first opportunities we all try. Some people love it and others feel like its a waste of time. Ultimately, you have to go with whatever works best for you. Like you I don’t feel they’re worth my time. But I don’t knock anyone that likes them. Thanks for sharing your views. I appreciate it.

  5. Hi, Eddy. First of all, the opening two sentences in your article about people online providing their opinions on things that other individuals did not ask for is 100% true, and a growing problem in our world. Funny line as written by you but still accurate.

    As for this company itself, I am very familiar with Survey Savvy being a past member. One of the reasons why I quit, besides the fact that I learned that I was wasting time in participating in survey taking ventures was the one concept found in Survey Savvy which rubbed me the wrong way and you brought up in your review.

    This company trying to study and collect personal info on an individual’s website-visiting habits, done through an app installed on the person’s computer/Smart phone I consider an invasion of privacy. Particularly as I remember the staff on Survey Savvy tried to blackmail me into doing it – I’d receive more survey offers, and so on. Otherwise. . .

    There’s too much of this type of stuff taking place on the Internet as it is to the point where really a person needs to watch his/her own back. For a survey site to do this is unnecessary in my opinion, a reason why I quit Survey Savvy not too long after I joined.

    As has been discussed before, a person simply cannot consider the idea of taking online surveys and considering that to be some type of legit money-making business. Case closed!


    • Hey Jeff,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. Clearly some of the complaints I laid out are some of the reasons you no longer use this site.  

  6. Hi Eddy,

    Thank you very much for sharing this company. I consider it a very good way to start for all those people who work from home using the internet. Given that it is a company recommended by you, I will take it into account, any doubt I will contact you again. Regards!

  7. Survey savvy seems legit and I have actually always wondered if those companies are worth my time. But most of the survey companies pay very little, like 1-2 bucks per survey. Which is hardly worth it to me. It also seems like it is a very frustrating type of work, especially if the company you choose to work with doesn’t seem like they want to pay you. Thanks for the advice.


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