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Online Surveys

Companies are looking for consumer opinions from people like you! Since 1999, SurveySavvy® has been directly connecting you with those companies and pays cash for sharing your opinions. After you join and complete your member profile, we use the information to target various demographic groups according to criteria established by our clients. When your profile matches the basic criteria for a specific survey, we will invite you via email to participate. If you pass the in-depth screening portion of the survey and complete the body of the survey, we will credit your account the amount mentioned in the invitation.

There is no guarantee as to how many surveys you may receive or participate. That is based on your personal profile, what our clients are looking for, and if you fit into any open quota group. There is no real average as to how many invites most people receive. The amount of invitations varies, but you may receive more based on your profile.

Behavioral Research

Launched in 2009, SavvyConnect® is an easy to use desktop application that unobtrusively includes you in behavioral market research while you browse the Internet. When you install the software client, you help our clients better understand online behavior and can receive supplementary paid surveys for remaining active. Incentives for participating in SavvyConnect® continue to evolve as we develop the program.

As an added benefit, SavvyConnect® provides easy and instant access to all of your online survey invitations right on your desktop. Installation of the software is not required to participate in online surveys. The software recognizes the "Private Browsing" and "Incognito Mode" of the major Internet browsers and stops transmitting when these modes are activated.

Member Profile and Portraits

It is important to keep your member profile and portraits current so we can appropriately match you to survey opportunities. Your member profile starts with your registration information, but it is enriched by completing optional portrait surveys. Portrait surveys are a series of additional questions pertaining to a specific subject or aspect of your life that will help us build a more accurate representation of you. Updating your portrait will help you qualify for more research surveys.


With one of the most innovative referral programs around, SurveySavvy® continues to grow rapidly through its referral network. The best way to boost your incentives is by simply referring new members. We provide a public referral link you can post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. You can also send private invitations to your friends and family via email.

How does our patented referral payment system work? (U.S. Patent Nos. 6446044, 7194448)

  • You get incentives when you complete surveys
  • You get incentives when your direct referrals complete surveys.
  • You get incentives when your indirect referrals (referrals your direct referrals made) complete surveys.

Sweepstakes and Contests

From time to time we also run contests and special promotions, such as the SurveySavvy Superstar contest where we asked our members to create a video in response to our employee's Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down video or the SurveySavvy Jingle contest.

View the $500 winning SurveySavvy SuperStar contest entry.

View the $500 winning SurveySavvy Jingle contest entry

Getting Paid

Once you have accumulated more than $1 USD in incentives, you can request payment by using the "Request Payment" tool under the Account section once logged in. Payment is made by check in USD and will be mailed via U.S. post to the residence on file.


We work hard to earn and keep your trust by following a strict Privacy Policy. We never sell or share your personally identifiable information; our clients only get to see anonymous or aggregated data. We also enforce a rigorous Anti-SPAM Policy. We'll never send SPAM or any other unsolicited messages to your email address.