i.Think Panel, located at www.iThinkPanel.com, is a market research website that claims they “want to hear what you think” and they will reward you just for giving your thoughts and opinions.
Market research companies are paid by companies and large corporations to conduct surveys, discussion groups, and panels, collect a large sample of data, and then report it back to their client company.
You will earn credit for each research task you fulfill until you can redeem them for your chosen rewards. There is no charge to become a member of i.Think Panel and you may opt out of your membership at any time.
How Does It Work?
After you fill out all of the registration information, including a working email address, surveys and discussion group invitations will be sent to your email address. You can participate in as many or as few of the invitations as you wish.
After you complete your survey or discussion group, iThinkPanel.com waits to hear confirmation from their client company that the survey was successfully completed, and then you will receive your credit.
Once you reach a minimum of $35 in credits, you will be able to redeem your credits for a reward. The rewards include Amazon gift cards, iTunes gift cards, magazine subscriptions, and virtual currency such as Farmville credits.
Or, if you choose, you can donate credits to a charity that is partnered with i.Think Panel. But all regular prize redemptions require at least 3-4 weeks for fulfillment.
What You Should Know
iThinkPanel.com warns its members that their client companies want “honest, thoughtful opinions.” Because of this, they will disqualify anyone whose answers don’t make sense, or who finishes a survey too quickly.
In fact, they embed something called “attention questions” into surveys to make sure people aren’t just randomly filling out answers.
The reward for any given survey is different, as is the estimated time required to complete a survey, but this information will be given to you before you begin any survey so you can choose to take it or not.