American Consumer Opinion Panel Payments Update

Anne Parks, the Vice President of American Consumer Opinion Panel, sent a email out stating the new changes to the way payment are going to be handled. Beginning mid-December instead of getting mailed a check every time you complete a survey, the amount that the survey was for will be deposit into your account. They are making this change because they think it may be an inconvience for the members to deposit small checks.

I personally don't mind cashing small checks but I think adding this feature is a good idea who do find cashing them an inconvience. It may draw more members in since it's basically a no minimum cashout but you also have the option of accumulating your survey earnings in your accoutn if you wish, and can withdrawel anytime. Maybe next they will implement PayPal? Hopefully they are at least considering it since many people depend on PayPal for most transactions, and waiting for checks can be an incoveince in itself.

Here is the email that was sent out today abotu the new payment procesign changes:

Dear Tristen,

Starting in mid-December, when you complete a survey from American Consumer Opinion, your incentive check will be deposited in your account (instead of being automatically mailed to you). This will allow you to accumulate incentives in your account, and then request a payment check whenever you wish.

In the past if you completed a regular survey (10 minutes or more in length) you were mailed a check within four weeks after completing the survey. Now, in the new system (not available until mid-December), a few days after you complete a survey, your account will be credited for the full amount of your incentive. This will allow you to accumulate money and receive a larger check, instead of the inconvenience of depositing many small checks. You will be able to withdraw your money at any time once it's credited to your account. You can withdraw your money often, or let it build up as a savings account.

So, the next time you complete a survey (10 minutes or longer) and you are ready to withdraw money from your account, please go to American Consumer Opinion ( and click the Login link located under the Members section. Log in with the email address and password that you used to register as a member. If you cannot remember your password information, you can request the information be emailed to you from the web site.

Thanks again for being a member of American Consumer Opinion. Please invite your friends to join.

We wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!


Anne Parks
Vice President
American Consumer Opinion