Quick Take: Unlike some survey sites that offer a variety of ways to earn rewards, Survey Junkie is limited to surveys and web browsing. The platform is easy to use and provides a few different options for cashing out points. However, not all surveys are mobile-friendly, so more surveys are available to computer users than mobile app users. Users who choose not to complete Survey Junkie’s personal questionnaire receive fewer survey opportunities than those who do.
- Sign-Up Process
- Ease of Use
- Earning Potential
- Mobile App
How did we calculate this?
- Email alerts when new surveys are available
- Flexible cash-out options
- Reasonable payout threshold
- Survey availability can be limited, especially on the mobile app
- Points expire after 12 months
- No referral program for earning additional points
About Survey Junkie
Survey Junkie is an online market research community that rewards points to members for taking surveys, browsing the web and completing profile questionnaires. Points can be redeemed for cash or e-gift cards.
Survey Junkie is owned by DISQO, a consumer insights platform, and got its start in 2011. Its legacy of more than a decade and its accreditation by the Better Business Bureau speak to Survey Junkie’s legitimacy.
How Survey Junkie Works
Hundreds of brands hire DISQO, Survey Junkies’ parent company, to gather consumer insights and data for them. Survey Junkie merely provides the means of collecting that data.
Survey Junkie has two parts to its platform: SJ Opinion and SJ Pulse.
SJ Opinion is the survey component of the platform. Users complete a user profile, and Survey Junkie uses the data to match users to the criteria required by the various surveys. Users earn points for every survey they take, which can be converted into cash payouts.
SJ Pulse records users’ web browsing activities in exchange for points. Due to privacy laws, users must opt in to SJ Pulse and install a browser extension to earn those rewards. Users can be part of the SJ Opinion community without joining SJ Pulse. However, SJ Pulse members qualify for exclusive surveys and perks. SJ Pulse is currently not available on iOS devices, but it is in the works.
Regardless of how users choose to earn points, they can redeem their points for e-gift cards or for cash via PayPal …….