Panada Research - Warning!

Panda Research is NOT a survey site, you would think by the name having research in it they would be. Well they have fouled a lot of people of thinking that. Novice survey takers may assume that they are a legit survey site because of the way Panda Research throws around the words "surveys" and "research". If you look in the Faq section they use surveys in a couple questions but then in another question the use offers, so which is it? Well I guess they like to call them surveys since it sounds better and it implies market research, but these "surveys" really are offers. I personally believe they do this to make their business look more appealing, but all it does is make them look illegitimate. There are sites out their that are like Panda Research but they advertise themselves as what they are - an "Offers" site or a "Paid to Sign-up" site. They may tell you that you can test products and you can complete daily surveys, but they actually have daily surveys and regular offers. When companies try to take on a clashed identity like Panda Research it just rubs me the wrong way, they are deliberately misleading you. I joined Panda Research because their were quiet a few people asking about them, I wasn't a member then so I couldn't correctly tell them what Panda Research is and what they are not. From the screen shot we know what they aren't - a survey site. I also noticed that you had to reach a ridiculous amount in order to receive payment! The minimum you have to earn to cash out is $100! Sounds familiar huh? Just like SurveyTeam, Panda Research has the $100 minimum payment. It's funny how they never state that you will actually have to spend money in order to make the minimum amount in a reasonable amount of time. I'm sure you can make $200 with just the "free offers" but it will take you some time, probably around 4 months since you can't complete the same offer twice. When you Google "Panda Research Scam" a lot of stuff comes up, reviews, complaints, experiences, etc. With all the complaints they get its no wonder they have a "Revised Privacy Policy"! You can see reviews about Panda Research here, here, here and here. I would advise anyone who has joined the site to be cautious and people who haven't joined to stay clear of it.

There are much better "offer" sites out there. If you are wanting to try a great one out I would recommend Treasure Trooper simply because I have been a member for over 3 years now and have been paid on-time every time I requested a payment. I don't participated in offer sites much anymore but with Treasure Trooper I have made over $235 from offers and their daily surveys. I kinda got sidetracked with surveys and school so I haven't been active since the beginning of last year.

Beware of SurveyTeam

Beware of SurveyTeam, they are NOT a survey site! When you first see their site name "SurveyTeam" you would automatically think that they are a survey site that sends you surveys to participate in, but this is not the true at all. They have offers not surveys, they like to call them surveys but they are just sponsor offers. If you aren't familiar with offers let me give you a small overview of what they are. Offers are hosted by companies that make themselves appear like they want your opinion but they really want your email address. For example you see those ads for $500 gift card to Old Navy or Victoria Secret and they want your "opinion" which store is the better one, all they really want is your email address so they can send you more offers like these to your email. These companies say you can get the $500 gift card but of course you have to jump through hoops which they call "surveys" but they are really just other offers, I know sounds confusing.... thats exactly what they are trying to do to the people that participate. SurveyTeam gets paid every time you enter your email address since they just provided another lead for that company to spam. They also have trials offers that you can complete, but you have to make sure you cancel or you get can get charged more money than you initially thought. I emailed them about their "surveys" being offers and of course they totally ignored my initial question, but what do you expect. I think I will email them again and include that their name is misleading and confusing. Will this do anything? No, probably not but I like to complain, lol. Also when I went to my account page I noticed that they stated the minimum payout was at $100! Even if they do pay straight to your PayPal account that's still pretty damn high if you ask me. Other offer sites have a lower minimum payment than that! That is the other reason you should beware of SurveyTeam, with such a high minimum payment it would take you a while to get there and they could then say you did offers fraudulently or you had multiple accounts and you won't get paid. I have heard other sites like them that do that even when the member is an honest one. Also if you become an inactive member for three months you lose all of your earnings. You loose money, time and effort, and sometimes even trustworthiness to site similar to the one that scammed you. If you do join
SurveyTeam I would be cautious. There have been numerous reports of people being scammed by them Here

Opinion Place Payment

I received my payment from Opinion Place today for a survey I complete a week or two ago, it was only for $2.25 but it was a pretty short survey. When you are a member of Opinion Place you can log into your account and complete a survey every 7 days, this is different compared to other survey sites. They do send you email alerts when they have surveys that fit your profile, so they are similar in that way. Opinion Place is an AOL Service, you can use your earnings towards paying you AOL bill if you use their online services. You can also get Advantage Miles and get paid through PayPal. They compensate you fairly well for the time you spend taking each survey. I have also bee introduced to special survey panels through the surveys that I completed there, some are for brand name companies themselves. I think it's worth the effort to join and participate in their surveys. Join Opinion Place to participate in surveys!

BzzAgent's New Reward System


BuzzAgent has a new reward system now, if you haven't heard of BzzAgent yet let me explain to you who they are and why you should become a member.

In late 2001, BzzAgent founder and CEO Dave Balter realized that marketers weren't harnessing the power of word of mouth (WOM). His vision was to create a platform that would allow people to experience new products and services, share their honest opinions about them with people they knew and report those activities and opinions so marketers could directly see the results. This community would be something entirely new, bringing consumers and marketers together to organize and track honest word of mouth.

BzzAgent has grown to become the world's first WOM (Word of Mouth) media channel, allowing agencies and clients to develop and execute their own WOM campaigns through our community of trained Agents.

As of April 2008, we have:

  • Over 400,000 wonderful Agents in our international network of WOM volunteers, which is growing by 2,000-4,000 members per week
  • 410+ WOM programs under our belt
  • 80 employees working hard to make Agents and clients happy
BzzAgents are everyday consumers who believe in honest word of mouth. In other words, they like to:
  • Discover and check out new products, services, books and other cool stuff * Share their honest opinions with people they know
  • Have their input and feedback taken seriously by companies and brands
  • Build social capital by being in the know and always having something to talk about
If you like to:
  • Have access to and knowledge of products before other people.
  • Engage in productive, meaningful two-way communication with major brands and companies. Your voice will be heard!
  • Receive special offers and discounts, both for themselves and friends.
Then you might want to consider becoming a BzzAgent. You will receive free stuff and get coupons and discounts, and they want you to share it with your friends to spread the word. You earn BzzPoints that you can redeem for merchandise from hundreds of retailers and restaurants.

Here is the latest news about BzzAgent's New Reward System:

Greetings BzzAgent SweetTrix,

You and your peers have asked for more, so get ready for more. We've made some tremendous improvements to your BzzAgent experience - specifically we're revamping our entire rewards and ranking and tiering platforms.

To make way for these improvements, we're getting rid of BzzPoints - and you MUST transition your BzzPoints or they will be gone forever! Transitioning them will give you access to immediate rewards from 100+ retailers and restaurants, so you don't want to miss this. Here are your options for action before June 9:

To keep your BzzPoints:
  • Login between May 22 and June 8
  • Tell us to transfer your points
  • Starting June 9, redeem those points for rewards from 100+ retailers and restaurants
To decline your BzzPoints:
  • Login before June 9 and tell us you want your points to expire (now why would you ever want that to happen?)
  • If you don't tell us one way or the other, your points will automatically expire on June 9
As part of the transition, we're offering a fun bonus: a limited number of Golden Keys will be available for 200 BzzPoints (one per Agent, first come, first served).

To find out more and get a head start on the new rewards system, mark your calendar and login to on May 22.

Whatever you do, login before June 9. After that all BzzPoints will be erased from the system - and we want to make sure everyone who wants something gets something, so don't miss out!

See you soon!

BzzAgent Jono

If you want to become a member you can leave a comment with your email address and I will send you the invite. The comments are reviewed before I publish them so I will just send you the invitation and reject your comment so no one will even get to see your email address except for me. I won't spam you I hate that stuff myself. :) Or you can just go here to signup.

Recent Pinecone Research Payments

I got paid again by Pinecone Research, two $5.00 transactions sent to my PayPal account. It's nice how they send your payment the next day straight to your PayPal account instead of having to wait 4-6 weeks or more for a check or waiting for the survey to close so they can post it to your account. I am expecting to receive 2 product tests from Pinecone Research this month, along with 4 other product tests from various survey sites. I have been with Pinecone Research and I am very pleased with their surveys/product tests and customer service. If you haven't joined already you should really consider it.

Diaper Study - Participate Now!


Get free baby diapers and provide feedback on what you like or dislike about the diapers.

Call Neito Research (1-888-412-5552) or email them at – emailing preferred! Tell them you would like to participate in a diaper study. If you get voice mail, leave a message, and they will call you back! Leave your name, phone number and your child's current weight/diaper size.

They are currently looking for babies wearing size 4/large diapers. Participants that send an email rather than call will have first priority!!!

When you email them you will receive an auto response listing the info that they will need from you in order for you to participate.

PSB Surveys Payment

I received two payments from PSB Surveys in my PayPal account a while ago but haven't had time to post the proof. This survey site sends me surveys once a month or once every two months, sometimes I qualify and sometimes I don't. Just because they don't send that many surveys per month doesn't mean they aren't worth being a member of, they just are a smaller research company than others. Ever little bit helps.

Some people may get PSB Surveys confused with PSB-Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, but they are two different Resaerch/Survey companies. PSB Surveys hosts their own surveys on their site, where PSB-Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates host their surveys on different survey sites.