I've been filling out surveys on and off for a few months and had a couple of payouts that were a bit above the minimum. (in 63 reviews)
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Ive been with in box dollar for two months and im working on my third check. You have to get up early to get paid. No problems at all. Customer service reps are knowledgeable, attentive and promptly to respond to members. Thanks inbox for being a legitimate site. 5 stars from me.
The surveys state that the information they gather from you is kept confidential, but they give out the information to telemarketers and you will be inundated with phone calls from every question you've answered. I answered a question for something and got a phone call for it, and knew then for sure what they were doing. That is prohibited under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Inbox Dollars, although they are only 3rd party providers and they are independent of their privacy policies, they need to be aware of their sneaky, underhanded practices. And we as their subscribers need to be aware as well.
I signed up for Inbox Dollars at the end of September 2015, and I am halfway to the fourth check now (Nov. 15). Most of money was from surveys, although in the beginning I qualified for a lot of free offers. Perhaps I qualify more for surveys down some of the complaint te down some of the complaintants because of my demographic group – I am retired and until a few weeks ago worked part-time as well. I have also enjoyed the new videos section for mobile phones. DOWNSIDE: It's true that the search function is not as lucrative as it used to be, and that is disappointing. As for surveys, you could possibly spend 10 or even 15 minutes on a survey and it quits on you or it says you don't qualify. (I figure that Inbox Dollars itself gets paid for completed surveys, not partial ones, so they have a vested interest in us completing them.) I have not had to use customer service, so no comment on that. The surveys do not pay as much as they used to – too bad. We need to work smarter, not harder. CONCLUSION: All of the survey sites take advantage of us, but we are willing saps. Inbox Dollars is one of the best as far as legitimacy and payout.
After earning $33 and requesting a pre paid visa in the mail I never received it. After a month of waiting I contacted InboxDollars and they told me to contact the pre paid card company, who then told me to contact InboxDollars. Emails went back and fourth like this for WEEKS with them telling me to log into my pre paid card account but when you go to the website the only way to log in is with a card number which guess what, someone who has not received their card would not possibly have. I did this to help just a little bit with some extra money when i was fired from my job, I waisted 2 months of time on this site, completed offers just to be forced into subscriptions which charged my account money I did not have and caused issues with my bank. I HIGHLY recommend looking for another website to earn money doing surveys through. Not only do they lead you with false information, their customer service completely sucks and it took them a week to reply to any emails I sent after refusing to help me over the chat. Claiming I was a valued member.
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I like this site a great deal. It usually takes me about 20 to 30 days to accumilate enoughtm to cash in. But ive already cash out 3 times and have had no problems with recieving my checks. Although, i must say that I miss the 1cent per search feature. I it helped out alot when I couldnt qualify for surveys.
Not everything credits!!!! Even when I told them I have screenshots they still give you a million excuses why they will not credit your account. Customer supports is non-existent all they do is repeat the same thing that they will not credit your account. Never any help .
Outstanding!!!! Love you, Inbox Dollars!
ok fine, i wont go into details as to how i personally am doing it but inbox dollars is going to make me rich, RICH I TELL YA RICH!!! MWAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!! seriously though inbox dollars can make you riches i just cant leak the secrets cuz well if i spill the beans to the wrong people, word goes out rumors spread, and game over, but I found a loophole.......inbox can definitely make you RICH!! $$ CHA CHING....and i dont mean no measly $27 a month; I mean $4000 a month!!!
It seems to me like the "qualifying questions" is the actual survey and they tell you that you that you "don't qualify" so they don't have to pay you for completing .
I've been using InboxDollars almost daily since May 2015 and I've only qualified for 2 surveys.
They used to pay for using their search engine but now they only give you sweeps, which are similar to raffle tickets that you use to put toward a lottery for certain prizes. When you try to use the sweeps, the system doesn't stop you from using it towards raffles that have already expired and you end up wasting your sweeps.
Even if you have a lot of time to spend on the site, it takes too long to get to the minimum ($30) amount to be paid even if you attempt all surveys offered, read all the paid emails, searches, etc.
They deleted my account and didn't even bother to send me a mail. I've asked them repeatedly about what is going to happen with the $59.00 I earn. I bet they are still going to profit from my now lost earning, but they never tell you that. They wait until you have earned the money to delete your account. Not a second before. Why didn't they told me before? when I was at $6 bucks? No sir, they wait until you earn a good amount and then they decide to terminate your account
And when you don't qualify for a survey the take you to that Spin The Wheel page, where I have never earned the $1 dollar price and little less the $5 dollar price. They give you Sweeps!
And you know that they are completely useless if you are living outside the US or if you are not a US resident? They use some government excuse to not give it to Non-US residents
What about watching videos to earn a cent? Nope. You have like a couple of videos to choose from and by the time you earn $1 buck you will be 90 years old
Guess what greed will get you, inbox dollars.....A QUICK TICKET OUT OF BUSINESS. There are FAR too many outlets for people to make a quick buck online...take what little you give away and you'll be abandoned in no time. I won't even bother with you after reading these reviews.
Please don't waste your time with inboxdollars, all lowercase because they are not proper in my opinion. They take forever to process payments, fail to tell you about the fees to process, and cheat you out of your offer and survey credits. It's frustrating enough to have to wait until you earn $30. THEN they make it almost impossible to do so. I want my check and I'm done with them!!!!!
This app is free,legit,time consuming but when u have nun else to do why complain?
I ran across inbox dollars in April 2014 and I thought I found a secret gold mine. I couldn't be more wrong. The surveys pay at the most 75cents, and it's rare to get that because you BARELY qualify for surveys! They say the surveys take 15-20 minutes to complete but they end up taking 35-40 minutes. There's a pre-survey to see if you "match" what they're looking for, and even if you pass that sometimes they'll kick you out 10 mins into the survey because you "don't match" what they're looking for. The other ways to get paid are cheap and they suck, such as the paid searches (which pays 1cent per search with 15 searches per day) which doesn't even work sometimes, and the paid email which pays 2cents if you click on an email they send you. The spam emails that you get from this company is REDICULOUS! I finally collected my $40 in January of 2015, yes nine months later! It took them a month to send the inbox dollars debit card to my house and it felt so satisfying to finally have my money at a time when I was out of a job for 4 months. I worked nine months like a slave for $40 dollars and that is the ONLY reason I'm giving them 2 stars because they will actually pay you but it's not worth it. Stay away from inbox dollars and any other survey sites because they will use your name and email with hundreds of sites for "research" terrible experience.
Inbox Dollars used to be good. You would get $.15 a day for daily searches. Now they changed that and you barely get a payouit now. The past 3 days I have been searching and only have been paid $.01 for searches. When you voice your opinion on their Facebook page they ban you from commenting! Don't bother with this scam site
I think the people who say it works and is great only say that because they work for the company and are paid to.Like someone else said as of October 15th 2010,they stopped paying everyone 1 cent per search,and now they only pay you two cents per 4 searches and give you two useless sweeps that you can use to enter contest that no one ever wins.I guess they thought that us making a whole dollar and 5 cents a week was too much! Also they are very dishonest.I've completed surveys and did not get paid for them,and with any other survey,I was always disqualified, and many other people online said that they were disqualified. On my account it also now says that they have no more video ads in which I can get paid the bare minimum of one cent for,so now I can't watch videos and make money and I basically will make nothing if I do searches or surveys.There is no longer anything for me to do on this site,so I am deleting my account today.If you all want to make money doing surveys go to another site.
So along time ago, i used inbox dollars, and i didnt really do much for it, so i quit, recently i got back at it since i broke my foot i have alot of time on my hands figured mise well make money i stay up all night on the computer anyways, SO im really impressed with it. in the past 2 days iv already earned a little over 9 dollars. and i havent spent a gigantic amount of time on it. id say around 5 hours total for 2 days im very happy with how fun it actually is i do a few surveys then play some games, then go on fb and then more surveys, its pretty easy to make money and it keeps my attention some of the surveys are even pretty enjoyable to take. thanks inboxdollars
If you thought it was bad before, things just got worse as of 10/15/2015.
As many of you know, it takes some work to be a good fit for the survey's. I didn't really have a lot of time for inbox dollars. I would check the emails and do the search's. It would take me a few months just to get up to $30, but I was okay with that. For me, it was something I would do in my spare time. But as of 10/15/2015 all of that changed. Inbox dollars has now taken away the .15 cents searches per day (unless they feel they are good searches), and believe me, I have clicked on the links and tried and even searched when I really needed too, and instead I was only given 5 or 10 swagbucks!!
So lets put this in perspective.
Instead of earning up to $1.05 per week on searches, I was now only earning swagbucks instead.
Now according to Inbox Dollars, they consider this a great deal because in "their wording", you now get more chances to win more items for drawings. Which basically means that you get to put your swagbucks into a drawing where others of millions of others who are also into the same drawing and your chances of winning are probably just as good as winning the lottery. And by the way, they don't even tell you what that probability is on their conditions and terms that is underlined. So not only is the survey's hard to earn money on, now the search is too.
And that's not all that's changed.
Remember that Visa Debit card that you used to be able to reload on? Well inbox dollars stopped that too.
I just found out today it's going to cost me an additional $3 to have an additional Visa card sent to my home. This is not the $3 processing fee. This is different. So if I want a new Visa card, it's now going to cost me $6, plus shipping and handling--which they don't tell you none of this upfront. All out of your lousy $30, you may only end up with $20 or less. (Only if you choose to get the online code, is when you can save yourself the the extra $3 and shipping and handling fee). And it doesn't matter if you are a gold member. Because of the shipping and handling delay, you still have to wait for your money. But again, they don't tell you this until AFTER the fact.
A soon as I get my $20 bucks, I am closing this account.
I use Inbox Dollars and have been paid a few times and yes, it is legit. It is not one of my main earning sites but I feel its worth it to keep going. I do not do a whole lot there, just paid emails, some searches when I have the time and brand activities. I don't have much time for surveys and when I do, I usually do them elsewhere.
I wish they would add some paid vids like certain other sites that pay you to watch 5 or 10 vids for a certain amount. It would also be more convenient for me if they offered Paypal for payment rather than a paper check, although it's not a big deal.
Also, I know they have "WinIt" codes and I have entered them but I have no idea what they are for - so I stopped. They don't seem to increase my points, do they enter you to win a prize or something? If so, what is the prize? I think some better promotion/explanation of that on the site would be helpful.
It's awesome I'm making a lot of money if you refer friends they give u more credit I use to suckered at this but now I'm a pro I know the easy tricks in how to make 100 spins how to get awarded I just got credited on 5 surveys it's easy I love this I do say it's way better then send earnings
I was very weery on this site when I first joined. It took me a while but slowly I earned $45 and cashed out. I DID receive a check in the mail after a couple weeks for $42. So this is a legit company. You can't get rich quick by any means, but spending a little tinge each day does add up. I like having spending money! And I earned my money with out making one purchase, all FREE! I now have $25.?? so soon enough I'll be cashing out again!
Overall I am happy with inbox dollars. There were a few issues with not getting paid for apps but most got resolved quickly after emailing them. A couple couldn't be "proved" but not a huge deal. The surveys do annoy me a bit, feels like I rarely qualify, but I understand!
I do recommend this site to anyone who has a little spare time every now and again. Getting free money is pretty awesome!
Thank you INBOX DOLLARS!!
Hi All, I have worked on inbox dollars survey for almost one year. In the first 6 months I do received my credit and my check on time so I enjoy to share my opinions on their survey. BUT recently 6 months, everythings changed I have happened so many times for finished the survey but can't get the credit even I communication with inbox dollar live chat and show then the evidence of screen copy view for completed survey . I still failed to get any credit. They just told me inboxdollars have no rights to solve this problem only survey providers can do it. But who and how should I contact survey providers ?????? It makes me feel really bad and dishonest .
good day to all,,, im from the philippines, i have had an account on this site for almost two months.. i did not recieve even one survey or paidmails since,, also with regards to the cuopon installer , it did not work.. i follow all the instruction/guides ,,, im knowleadgeable with computer programs but te installer did not really work .. the only thing that help me crawl for 30$ is ..searching!!!! i need 200days inorder to meet this 30$..
and ,, why you didnt use paypal??
I have had an account on this site for about 3 months. I did not qualify for many surveys they provided so I slowly worked my earnings up with the Search everyday. I have spent a lot of time on this site trying surveys and end up not qualifying. The amount of surveys opportunities diminished as time went on. I was close to $30, the cash out minimum, when my account was canceled for no reason. I tried contacting Inboxdollars because I wasted so much time on the surveys/searching earning about average 65 cents a day, but they have never responded to my request to reactivate my account. I need money on the side and when I get close, they prevented me from receiving my deserved earnings. This site is not worth it.
Surveys get less and the spins are a waste of time once you're close to payout. Does anyone really win with those sweeps from the sweepstakes. Too many offers requires purchases. And why should it take so long to receive a payment especially if you have the card already.
I was a member for 7 years, got paid $140 via two checks by doing simple email signups, watching videos & searching. Not a lot, but something I guess.
However, the past two months I actually spent money on offers & accumulated $60 (they take a while to be credited), when I went to cash out this time my account was shut down as my mother has an old account at this address too, which she opened 7 years ago too, so somehow the last two times I cashed out (& she cashed out once, her account had $20+ when she stopped using it) didn't affect them, but my paid offer completions made them much more profit so warranted enforcement of the rules this time?
BEWARE of this company (& similar), once you put money in, they will close your account as they get so much more in profits!
i was told that i would receive $20.00 if i filled out and application for a Discover credit card after i was approved,i was approved and this credit card was sent to me a week ago and used.Never had seen a dime of what they said i would get for filling out the app. for that credit card.i guess there just using people for there information to sell a third party. watch out for these scammers.
I spent the majority of my actual free time the past week doing useless (BEYOND REDUNDANT) surveys and watching pointless videos, both of which I only received credit for hardly 2/3 of, and completing COUNTLESS offers (which -again- never receiving the monetary credit for WELL over a third of), and then was told I couldn't change my method of payment to a gift card. Which, I don't see why, or what the $#*!ing issue is if it takes TWO FULL WEEKS to get "*PROCESS*" a VIRTUAL Prepaid Visa. The site is a scam, like everybody warned me about. Sure, you'll get paid (maybe, I can't confirm this for another two weeks, but going off of what I've read on other review sites, you probably won't be paid at all), but even if you do... keep in mind that it takes them TWO WEEKS to process a VIRTUAL VISA... I just don't understand it.
They have ABSOLUTELY *N*O* customer support (hence there being no phone number to call to speak to anybody), but meagerly attempt to make up for it with a pathetic "live chat", which is full of the exact same repetitive preprogrammed responses.... aka, a f'in robot. The site is bogus, and I hope SOMEBODY learns from my mistake and stays the hell away from this scam that is solely made to collect and sell your user data while screwing us on payments...
I've been a member for 1 month now and I have received my $27 dollar check because they charge $3 to process it) It's time consuming BUT if you have the time then why not. Don't expect a lot of money when you are doing surveys online! I feel like survey sites are meant for emergency money. If you feel like you have all the time in the world going to waste, hop on the computer and give it a try.
It took me a month and a half to get to the $30 mark (they won't let you cash out until you get $30). It was incredibly difficult to qualify for any surveys because I am a poor, white, college student and I guess my opinions are not in demand. I would spend 45 minutes getting rejected from surveys until I found ONE I could take for 30 cents or so. They have a survey you have to take BEFORE the survey, and then they will suddenly tell you that you aren't qualified after wasting 10 minutes. If you don't qualify for a survey they let you do "Billy's spin and win" which is basically just a wheel that you spin for no reason. One time I won 5 cents but that was the height of my experience there. The app is very slow and glitchy on my iphone. I ended up just doing the "search" offer that gets you 15 cents a day in order to crawl my way slowly up to $30. Well once I finally got there, they charged me a $3 processing fee, so I ended up with $27. I'm now waiting on my check to get here, and I don't have immense hope that it will get here anytime soon. Overall, if you have a lot of time on your hands and qualify for the surveys you can probably make a decent amount of money per day (maybe like $3.00). I would not personally recommend this app. It was frustrating to say the least.
i just started doing this about a month ago and already got to $48, just reqested the payment today.. im hoping it comes within this month. anyway, its not so bad. the surveys can be hard to get or actually qualify for them sometimes but overall this is the best survey site that pays that i have come across.
You need to be smart, I was rejected for a lot of surveys, now I just wait till I get invited through email. I only do surveys when I have earned a 25c token as well, most of the time just once/twice a day. I earned my 30 dollars in about 10 days, I listen to music all day, and I am multitasking surveys/watch videos/doing my household tasks. It adds up quickly this way. I will let you know what happens when I apply for my first check. You better can find a job if you need to provide for a family however if you need some pocket money it is a nice way to generate some little extra.
I got my check after I submitted the request.
Things I discovered and learned from: When you sign up for an offer, write down you did that. Sometimes it will take 2 or 3 weeks to be rewarded and Inboxdollars seems to "forget" to credit you for the signups you did. You'll need to actively contact them to get the credit.
re NO SURVEYS FOR 6 DAYS.
That's their MO.
When this situation happened to me, I sent a note to one of the worker bees paid to sit there and lie to participants.
I told him that this was in essence, stealing from the participants who had accumulated some amount of 'monies earned' but were still far away from the arbitrary $30.00 figure set required to 'collect' their pay, because THE PARTICIPANT SUDDENLY DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR ANY SURVEY. But the participant is barred from collecting money earned because one signs an "agreement" upon signing up for this...........pyramid TYPE scheme.
The classic PYRAMID, as defined, is "each paying participant recruits 2 further participants with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by the later ones.
While no money up front is required "to join" this dog and pony show, there is money "earned" which is, apparently, rarely paid.
SO, while some money is paid to a chosen few (those who sign up unsuspecting friends and neighbors), apparently a MUCH greater number of suckers (myself included) are enticed into providing a vast amount of personal data, which I must assume is then sold to companies or organizations paying for that data. I AM STILL GETTING PHONE CALLS FROM COMPANIES I NEVER DID BUSINESS WITH ON MY CELL PHONE because it's more difficult to withdraw from a cell phone call list than to unsubscribe from the vast amounts of email advertisements (that are still coming).
But all the monies accumulated by those who NEVER COLLECTED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT FIT THE DEMOGRAPHICS (as they neared that 30.00 minimum) is................also kept by the company. DOUBLE DIPPING. Or as someone once described such a situation as CUTTING A FAT HOG.
Profits when a participant signs and completes numerous surveys without payment.
Is there selling of personal data? I don't know, but I was suddenly on an email/call solicitation list THAT I AM STILL UNABLE TO GET OUT FROM UNDER. What other conclusion is there?
And profits on the exit (when the accumulated monies earned are "withheld".)
If this is incorrect, the company should show an accounting of where all this money has gone, for those surveys "successfully completed" and NEVER PAID. MINE FOR EXAMPLE.
I BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO SHUT DOWN THESE PEOPLE IS FOR COMPANIES WHO 'HIRE' THE SURVEY TAKERS AND MARKETERS TO VISIT THESE SITES AND QUIT DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM, which leaves them without product to cheat the unwary and unsuspecting public.
I just wanted to submit feedback - I have been using this site for a couple of months and for the most part it offers a variety of ways to earn. However, on the surveys that dont qualify, you have taken a good 10-20 (or more) mins before they tell you you dont qualify and you get a spin and win. This is a good idea in theory, but to have 2 spots with no wins and the fact that most of the time it seems to land on no win, it makes me feel my unqualified efforts were a complete waste of time and discourages me from participating in any future surveys. I think either pre-qualification should narrow down surveys better so you dont have to waste so much time, or something should be added to the spin and win to make it more favorable. I would share this site with more people if some of these things were cleaned up, but I am afraid that I would be wasting time of friends too. If you dont do survey's - all their other categories are just pennies worth and so takes forever to earn anything!
It takes patience to reach the first 30 dollars but they do send you a check..
I got mine two weeks after requesting payment..
I don't qualify for a lot of surveys though because I don't have children.
They never terminated my account even though I was inactive for a year..
I like that you get paid not a lot but it's still something for downloading apps and for your searches..
I wish they pay a bit more but if you keep at it daily you can make some extra cash..think of all the time you waste online playing games, they don't pay you a cent!
I say thank you..it is a bit like a game to me..
I used this site years ago, faithfully opened emails, took surveys and signed up for trials that i shouldn't have. Finally got up to just shy of $40 and requested a check in December (the 12th), site said estimated delivery was February 1st, crazy long but I waited. In March my balance was still showing in my account so on March 29th I requested it again, new estimated delivery was May 1. Life got in the way, I had a newborn at home and forgot about it for a few months, when I called they said I had not been active for a year, so they closed my account and took all of the $ I earned. Told me there was nothing they could/would do even though I originally requested the $ in December when I was still active. Looking at the reviews here, I see they have been doing this for a long time! It still bothers me a couple years later. I hate scammers.
Well, 6 months has past and I finally got to $30. Clicked the button to get paid and walla, if you earn $40 in 30 days there is no processing fee but if you want paid now there is a processing fee. I didn't click to see how much you lose from the $30. Oh happy day!
why is it so hard to qualify for a survey now. I've
been doing survey with you all over a year but all of a sudden you don't qualify the surveys are longer and pay a lot less. .25 for 35-40 minutes I been having good surveys . I have cashed in over 20 times but for some reason it's taken over a month to cash in this time I am over half the cash in limited and it wont give me a survey I go to the site almost everyday. I will have 6 or 7 surveys on the site and don't qualify for any or they will let me complete it and tell me that it has meet it quota what kinda crap is that.
I wrote another review about a month ago about how they were not crediting my surveys, but today I opened my account and it said it was terminated! I just sent in my W9 form, and was about to order another check, had 40 dollars in account, and it's all gone, just like that. Customer service said they sent me an e mail LAST MAY about how it was against their terms of service to an Inbox Dollars account AND a Send Earnings account as they have the same parent company. I never received it, not in my inbox or spam folders. Now they say because I continued to complete the same offers on both sites they have shut them both down, though it seems the Send Earnings one remains open, but I only have 9 dollars there. I'm pretty devastated. That 40 dollars took me months to earn. BEWARE. If you have both accounts, this can happen to you. Otherwise, just stay away altogether. Awful company.
I have been diligently opening their 1 cent emails and taking surveys. It has been over a year and I still have not reached the $30 payout amount. This is going to be the toughest $30 I've ever earned (if they even pay it). Very often, when you do get survey invitations, it is 25 cents for 20 minutes. What makes it worse is that often, after 10 minutes into the survey, they say that you aren't the demographic they are looking for. So, I imagine they get to keep the data they have already gotten from you and don't even have to pay 25 cents. What a good deal for them. I highly regret signing up, but after a year I have passed the $20 mark, so I guess I will stick with it and hope I hit $30 before they shut down.
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