Consumer Beat & Winning Surveys - Warning


To the left you will see an example of The Consumer Beats surveys. They seem like they would be worth your opinion, I mean a chance to win $50,000 is an okay bargain for one question and of course personal information..... isn't it? Well I think it would be if that personal information was known only by Consumer Beat but that is not the case hear. It states in their Privacy Policy the following:

The Controls You Have On The Information You Share

If you do not want us to share contact, postal, e-mail address and demographic information with third party marketers, we can add your name to our "do-not-share" list. Please click here to send us a request to be added to this list In addition, you may request to be unsubscribed from our list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained within the e-mail message delivered by, contacting us via e-mail at or writing to us at, 4509 South 143rd Street, Suite 9, Omaha, NE 68137 with a request to be removed. Unsubscription requests are processed within 72 hours but because of time lags due to scheduling, you may receive one or two additional e-mail messages that are already "in the pipeline." To remove yourself from third-party mailing lists, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided or contact the third-party directly with your request for removal.

Third Party Services

From time-to-time, we may partner with other parties to provide specific services. It may be necessary to share names, or other contact information with a third party(ies) to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Sale, Merger or Reorganization may transfer, sell or assign information concerning your use of this Site, including without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your use of the Site, to third parties, as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, changing control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of

Obviously they are not very strict on their third party sharing. I know not everyone that enters into these sweepstakes "surveys" read the Privacy Policies because they assume since its a survey company that is hosting this survey, but this is not true. It has been found that the parent company of Consumer Beat collects and sells email addresses. Also if you check out Winning Surveys Privacy Policy its exactly like the Privacy Policy">Consumer Beat's Privacy Policy, word for word and their layouts are very similar as well. I would not trust either Consumer Beat or Winning Surveys. I remember when I was a newbie and did their surveys, the spam came almost immediately, not only tons of "surveys" from their companies but advertisements for other companies that I didn't even sign up for. I ended up having to get a whole new email address because no matter how many times I unsubscribed from their companies as well as the third party companies they sold my email address to, I still got tons of spam! If you want to still do their "surveys", which I personally think are a waste of time, you should start a whole separate email address for them and other companies like them.

Here is a list of the companies that are "survey imitators" and/or sell email address:
  • Brand Survey Panel
  • Consumer Expression
  • Consumer Promotion Center
  • Consumer Beat
  • My Elite Rewards
  • My Insider Deals
  • My Select Gifts
  • Net Panel
  • Opinion Direct
  • Rewards Gateway
  • Savings List
  • Survey Networks
  • Winning Surveys
If you are a member of a Gpt site like Treasure Trooper or SwatCash and complete offers you will run into these companies, I would just suggest using a separate email address - Don't give out your home phone number or telemarketers will most likely be calling you everyday...... been there done that. You can get a free voicemail/phone number, more info about that here.