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Old Nov 15, 04, 8:14 am
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E-Rewards scam??? Video Survey nets $1

If anyone takes the survey on video rentals (ERI Mkt Research/Burke), please make note of how many questions you answer and how much time you spent answering them.

After quite a lengthy time spent completing a survey on video rentals, I was informed that I did not qualify. Because of this, I would get $1 instead of $7.

I have NO problem not qualifying for a survey, but determination should be made with the first 10 questions (actually w/n the first 4-5, right?), not after a thorough statistical analysis could be performed from my numerous inputted answers.

Most of the questions required physical entry of data: Blockbuster, NetFlix, Hollywood Video, Grocery Store, etc. as opposed to using radio buttons to select a given choice.

The survey covered who competes in the rental market, who competes in the sales market, advertising, rental frequency, etc. BS if I didnít complete this. This almost looks like a survey bait and switch.

This is a new reason I donít like E-Rewards. I donít know why I go through this.

Sam
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Old Nov 15, 04, 8:23 am
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E-Rewards discussion is generally a topic for the S.P.A.M. forum, so I'll move this thread there.

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Old Nov 15, 04, 8:23 am
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This is a new reason I donít like E-Rewards. I donít know why I go through this.
Used to do e-rewards but the returns are not worth it. I get ~300k in HH points per year and the few thousands I got from e-rewards were not worth the trouble. I now enjoy not having to fill these surveys and get 50 cents for them.
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Old Nov 15, 04, 9:57 am
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Me, Too

You are right, I was pretty surprised after all that time and all the answers a message appeared that I hadn't qualified . . . I thought I was well on my way to the $7. OpinionPlace did that, too, last time.
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Old Nov 15, 04, 2:27 pm
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Me too. However, I sometimes think it's better not to qualify for an e-rewards survey. They are more likely to pay me the $1 than the $$$ if I do qualify. As soon as I get to $25, I'm cashing out and quitting.
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Old Nov 15, 04, 3:10 pm
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> Good Afternoon
>
> Thank you for contacting e-Rewards. We appreciate your feedback. We
> apologize for the difficulty you experienced with the Market Research
> survey. We will certainly forward your email onto the project manager so
> they are aware of your concerns.
>
> We appreciate your interest in e-Rewards.
>
> Sincerely,
> Tracie Skinner
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Old Nov 15, 04, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Sam - DFW
If anyone takes the survey on video rentals (ERI Mkt Research/Burke), please make note of how many questions you answer and how much time you spent answering them.

After quite a lengthy time spent completing a survey on video rentals, I was informed that I did not qualify. Because of this, I would get $1 instead of $7.

I have NO problem not qualifying for a survey, but determination should be made with the first 10 questions (actually w/n the first 4-5, right?), not after a thorough statistical analysis could be performed from my numerous inputted answers.

Most of the questions required physical entry of data: Blockbuster, NetFlix, Hollywood Video, Grocery Store, etc. as opposed to using radio buttons to select a given choice.

The survey covered who competes in the rental market, who competes in the sales market, advertising, rental frequency, etc. BS if I didnít complete this. This almost looks like a survey bait and switch.

This is a new reason I donít like E-Rewards. I donít know why I go through this.

Sam
Exactly the same thing happened to me too with the same survey...
Actually, the invitation said it was for cell phone usage, however when I clicked through to the survey, it was for video rentals and after spending 15 minutes answering, I was deemed "unqualified"...
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Old Nov 15, 04, 8:54 pm
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Same here. Spent about 10 minutes answering the questions and then I did not qualify. I plan on getting to the next reward point and then pulling out.
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Old Nov 15, 04, 11:05 pm
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Same here, waiting to reach next level and pull out.
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Old Nov 25, 04, 10:29 am
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Grrrr...I just got hit with this survey. Totally disingenuous. I spent at least 10 minutes answering the questions before being told I didn't qualify.
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Old Mar 22, 09, 10:51 pm
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E-rewards [Master Thread]

Sorry, I'm not sure how to search this topic.

I've redeemed E-rewards at $50 for 3000 Hilton points. I last did it last May; now, after regularly answering surveys and being kicked out of most, I've reached $50 again, and see that it's 2500 points now, but I could build up to $75 for 4500.

In deciding what to do:

What are the current rules for expiration of E-rewards?

Do you think I have much risk of the program being further devalued before I reach $75, or of being shut down completely?
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Old Mar 22, 09, 11:22 pm
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I think $100 is 7000 pts. That's the best ratio of what's available. I used to redeem at $50 for Hilton but held out the last time for $100. I think you have to redeem at least each year by the annual anniversary of your signup date or else you lose the points.

I wouldn't worry about it too much - 1000 pts one way or the other isn't a big deal with Hilton.
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Old Mar 22, 09, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by rove312 View Post
What are the current rules for expiration of E-rewards?
The currency expires by your membership year. e-Rewards also gives members an extra 30-day grace period to redeem expiring currencies. Log into your account and look for "Membership Year Ends." If it ends on 3/31/09, you'll have to redeem them by 4/30/09.

If you are confident you'll earn another $25 credit by the end of your membership year, then wait for it. If not, just grab 3K HH points now. However, if it took you 10 months to "earn" $50 credit since last May, chances are you won't get enough for the next level of HH redemption before your year's up.

BTW, if you happen to be a panel member, e-Rewards will send you a notice by the end of your membership year and extend your currencies for another membership year (if they decide to keep you as a panel member for another year).
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Old Mar 23, 09, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by rove312 View Post
...What are the current rules for expiration of E-rewards?...
Believe it or not, all the rules are spelled out on the e-rewards website. Click on Member Agreement (at bottom of home page) and a lengthy page (divided into 22 topics) comes up. Have a look at "Section 8) Expiration of e-Rewards Currency."
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Old Mar 23, 09, 8:08 am
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I would wait until just before my anniversary date. The number of surveys and qualification rate is so unpredictable that you could have enough "$$" for a higher level of redemption before losing them.
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