Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 26, 11, 6:14 am   #1
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicagoland, IL, USA
Programs: WN CP, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 8,948
Email from WN inviting me to join e-Rewards

"You're part of an elite group of Rapid Rewards Members selected to receive this exclusive invitation to join the e-Rewards® Opinion Panel."

Not sure if this is a new sponsorship for WN or not. Anyone know? And is e-Rewards worth messing with?

If these come through as WN partner points, they might be CP-qualifying, which would be valuable for some. At least I am part of an "elite group." First time for everything.
__________________
You've never been out of college! You don't know what it's like out there! I've worked in the private sector. They expect results.
toomanybooks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 11, 6:17 am   #2
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: 36.19°N 86.78°W or 26° 26′ 23″ N, 82° 4′ 50″ W, depending on wx
Programs: AA, DL, UA, WN, IHG
Posts: 408
Sounds as if RR is becoming awfully legacy-like.
6P&E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 11, 8:40 am   #3
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LAS
Programs: WN A-list, DL PM, SPG Platinum, B6 AYCJ 9/09 and 9/10
Posts: 145
I got the same mailing today. This is handled by a third party. So no actual WN employee will read whatever I have to say; it will be filtered through this third party. I am concluding that doing surveys for them is probably not worth my time.
atLAS, aLAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 11, 9:01 am   #4
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: IND
Programs: SPG Plat, WN CP, Many Others
Posts: 533
E-Rewards has been discussed here.

I joined a few months back and took a survey for 250 CO points. If you have time you can earn yourself a few rewards. The problem that I have with it is that you start the survey, you get a few min into it, then they say you dont qualify because they already have the data from my demographic already (or something similar to that). So you wasted your time and they give you like .10 in reward money. The if you actually start racking up some survey cash they do have a variety of redemption partners.
millere2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 11, 9:10 am   #5
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: SEA
Programs: AS, HH, MR elite. Fly AS/DL/AA. Fmr UA Plat, now Silver, soon Dirt. Also B6, BA, WN, VX, Hyatt.
Posts: 15,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by toomanybooks View Post
"You're part of an elite group of Rapid Rewards Members selected to receive this exclusive invitation to join the e-Rewards® Opinion Panel."...
The group can't be that "elite," because I got the same invitation and I haven't flown WN or racked up any RR point in more than a year.

e-Rewards has positives and negatives. You generally get invited in because you're on a list provided by an e-Rewards redemption affiliate, which Southwest is now. I've been with e-Rewards for some years, having been invited originally by Northwest WorldPerks. Today when I accumulate $100 in e-Rewards currency I redeem it for 7,000 HHonors points and the transaction is immediate and trustworthy.

The big negative is that many of the e-Rewards surveys are badly designed, broken technically, or force you into a long filtering phase that takes you five or eight minutes, after which you're informed that you don't qualify and you get a nickel or a dime, not the suggested $8.00 or $12.00 in the survey invitation.

I get to $100, though, about twice a year.
__________________
United: lowest-ranked major airline in new Airline Quality Ratings, tied for last in JD Power rankings. You're doing a heckuva job, Jeffie.
BearX220 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 11, 1:38 pm   #6
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: CO+TX
Programs: F9 EarlyReturns, WN Rapid Rewards
Posts: 182
Got the e-mail today as well. Just FYI, $1 in eRewards gets you 33˘ worth of WGA fares if you redeem for Southwest. Other partners are effectively dollar for dollar or better, but they aren't quite as flexible as SWA in what you can redeem them for (aka I fly more than I buy from Omaha Steaks).
iansltx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 11, 4:31 pm   #7
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Programs: AA Lifetime Gold, SPG Gold, HH Gold, PC Platinum
Posts: 232
I got the e-mail today. They offer 350 points bonus after the first survey, if completed within 3 months.
dmdflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 11, 8:30 am   #8
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: PHX?
Programs: WN CP, A list+; Hilton Diamond; Marriott Platinum; Hertz PC
Posts: 148
I received a similar invitation from Hertz. It is not elite in any form or fashion. Others may fine it rewarding but it is not worth my time.
Vlaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 11, 12:07 pm   #9
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 60
Yeah.. received the "for Elites only" message this evening.. when I'm not even that frequent a flier with WN!

I wonder why they felt the need to associate with make-money-by-taking-surveys kind of outfits?!! And if this invite is truly meant for "elites" (presumably folks who give a lot of business to WN), did the airline think its most fequent fliers would be the kind of people who'd have the inclination OR time to fill surveys to make a few bucks?!
zenith2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 11, 12:14 pm   #10
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs: HH Gold
Posts: 8,301
Quote:
Originally Posted by zenith2010 View Post
Yeah.. received the "for Elites only" message this evening.. when I'm not even that frequent a flier with WN!

I wonder why they felt the need to associate with make-money-by-taking-surveys kind of outfits?!! And if this invite is truly meant for "elites" (presumably folks who give a lot of business to WN), did the airline think its most fequent fliers would be the kind of people who'd have the inclination OR time to fill surveys to make a few bucks?!
As a marketing person, I do want to add that e-rewards is considered a legitimate survey vehicle. Many of the other "opinion" survey sites are malware and/or spam-type sites. So, I just wanted to let you know that premier Marketing Research companies (such JD Powers, etc) consider e-rewards a legitimate research company and a good way to reach out to people and get their opinions on products and services.
formeraa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 11, 2:35 am   #11
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 84
Any more feedback on this, I received one as well.
thefixs2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 13, 4:25 pm   #12
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Evergreen Park, IL
Posts: 927
They must be back at it?


You're part of an elite group of Rapid Rewards® Members selected to receive this exclusive invitation to join the e-Rewards® Opinion Panel.

To get started, enroll now through this special invitation-only link. You'll receive a Welcome Gift when you complete your profile and get 350 Rapid Rewards Points* when you complete your first survey within three months of enrolling.
OzzyOzzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 13, 4:43 pm   #13
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 155
Just got the invite as well.
JunkDiver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 13, 5:18 pm   #14
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,069
Got it too.

I'm already a member of e-Rewards.
ursine1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 13, 6:20 pm   #15
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 258
One more to the chorus, got the invite today.

I did e-Rewards at one point. The site, and business, are legit.

As a way to earn points/miles it's pretty close to the bottom of the well. Outside of the initial sign-up/survey bonus you earn very little in the way of pts/miles for handing over a lot of personal info. I'd much rather spend 5 minutes and $3.95 doing some MS rather than spending an hour filling out surveys and handing over reams of personal info.
miniaturekat is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 5:46 pm.