Google Opinion Rewards

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The Google Opinion Rewards app has just launched in the Play Store, and it may be a good way to build up your Play Store credit balance. The idea isn't new — after you download the app, you'll occasionally be asked to answer a handful of questions, and you'll be rewarded with money to spend on apps, movies, books and music in the Play Store.

Google says the surveys will show up about once a week, and you'll be notified on your phone when a survey is ready to be answered. The questions will be simple and range from things like "Which logo is best?" to "When do you plan on traveling next?" The app is currently U.S.-only, and it isn't clear how much Play Store credit you'll get for answering each survey.

You can download the app (from the Play Store link above) right now and answer a few questions about yourself, and then wait for the first real surveys to come in.

Source: +Google Consumer Surveys

 
There are 82 comments

Mo ZedEl says:

US only :(

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mwara244 says:

And it probably uses the demographics of 18-32 the most. Which is considered single young people with disposable incomes that are slightly more frivolous with money. Basically Ad agency's polls

Won't open on my Note 3

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Akhil Sood says:

n4 here, stuck at the main screen. Outside US but using TunnelBear VPN. No luck.

Troothdotcom says:

N4 here has no issues

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jmbburg26 says:

I had no problems getting it set up on my N3.

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ExtremeNerd says:

You mean you're going to pay me to provide information you most likely have access to already? Worth a shot at least. Once we see how much credit we receive, that will decide whether it's worth it or not.

mwara244 says:

One user over at droid-life posted he answered some short questions, maybe five I think, and got $1 for the play store.

K White1 says:

I will download this app. I have no problem completing survey questions for cash, prizes, or Google Play credit.

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Yeah, it'd be really cool to be able to buy some movies or shows in exchange for taking surveys. I already do something like this in exchange for ticketmaster gift cards

mrwallyy says:

Elaborate!

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HolmanDuran says:

That's pretty kool!

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HolmanDuran says:

That's pretty kool!

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jmagla says:

Good idea, disappointing it's only USA, is theirs the only opinion that matters?

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Its likely that the back-end system for those paying for the surveys to be taken is limited to US for now.

Amir47 says:

lol bitter much?

drdeath91 says:

Yes

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Evo01 says:

Just did my first survey and got $1.00 credit.

Jlav78 says:

So you could get $4 a month, $0 if you live in the UK

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Duffin says:

It might vary depending on the type of survey and how many questions as well.

Ha i was just about to post this! i'm going to say this app is very much worth the download!

synchronous says:

Force closes on my nexus 4

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gillsfankev says:

Why always US only! By the time UK get it the mighty has worn off by companies and they pay squat by then

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gillsfankev says:

Novelty, not mighty!

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Duffin says:

It's a US-based company and there's no need to worry about other country's laws, taxes, or money conversion, I would assume.

Google is a US company.

Availability to other countries means more work with transferring currencies & taxes. Since this is a new service, they probably don't want to mess with all of that until they see how it goes over here first.

Just take your healthcare & affordable college educations and forget about the few $ of Play Store credit we can get. Mmmm 'kay?

gillsfankev says:

Healthcare I'll agree to, but our education is headed your way.

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chrismage says:

Not available in my country,
:-[

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RedLux says:

Thanks, just started using it.

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Free money!

my finger swiped this on the android central beta app

ctf357 says:

Wish it was available in Ireland

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JonnyG1097 says:

Damn I wish I could get this in Canada. :(

I would love me some free play store credits.

LOVE_ANDROID says:

Me too.

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dextorboot says:

USA USA USA!!!

someguy01234 says:

The first sample survey question Google gave me is "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president of the US?" The rest of the questions seems to be about my political preferences. I didn't know it was an NSA survey as well. :-S

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That's what I was thinking. Like why am I under scrutiny about my political preferences.

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Duffin says:

One of the sample questions said that the Superbowl is watched by multiple people in a household and then asked me to type the number 3 "to make sure you are paying attention" :D i love Google's sense of humor.

DaHui623 says:

Yeah, I got this same question twice. And was asked to provide a statement I would make to Congress if given the opportunity.

brendilon says:

That was a sample survey to show you the different types of answer interfaces. i.e. short form comment, stars, multiple choice, etc.

Bigerman says:

And what about .apk for those, who are not from US? O:-)

Duffin says:

I highly doubt it's going to work for you since it's based upon US Play Store credits. You can try, but i have a feeling it's not gonna work.

Bigerman says:

Just have a little faith! ;)

hairbytj says:

I just answered a survey and got $1.00 Google Play Credit.

zippox180 says:

Just got mine too. I'll take a dollar for 30 seconds of time.

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That's strange. I completed the survey and received $0. (I guess I didn't answer the political questions the way they wanted (just kidding))

outlooker says:

Who on Earth would do that much work for just a few bucks? Not worth it unless if you're poor.

rkopsie says:

3 questions for $1 is much work? Go away dude.

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L0N35T4R says:

I answered 6 questions (Do I own a DVR box? Do I pay for cable television? What was the last thing I watched on TV?) Took all of 30 seconds for $1 credit. That's $2 a minute, or $120 an hour. Sure, I'll never get 120 surveys back-to-back where I could earn that much, but it's really not much work when you consider what you get back.

jdevenberg says:

Sweet! I got a dollar!

fuzzylumpkin says:

Haha I knew it would be US only as soon as I read the headline. It's ALWAYS US only.

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That's OK, we have to wait a year for UK TV shows to be available to us, if at all.

Tical says:

I'm a little ashamed at how excited this makes me...The math doesn't make sense...the avg. pay in US is about 30K~$15/hr~0.25/minute... It took me more than 4 minutes to set this up and take the survey... They somehow made me giddy by getting paid less than I do at my job...Oh well... free money! :)

Got a survey minutes after setting up. Took about a minute and got a dollar, not bad at all.

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Wobblin30 says:

Just grabbed a dollar for 20 seconds of my time.

RM7 says:

Awesome. I signed up and took the free survey about myself and then didn't get anything. 10 minutes later, I got a notification for a survey which took literally 45 seconds to complete and got $1 credit. :)

laker6666 says:

Any idea on what the monthly take will be on this app

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Josh McFly says:

sweet

MetalMike901 says:

Signed up fine but didn't receive confirmation that I am in the program. I guess they think I'm a freak since I named Walking Dead as my fav TV show, instead of sesame street. Oh well, not in the club I suppose...

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I named Walking Dead as mine as well, but didn't get any confirmation. Its just the app, you won't get any emails unless you ask for them.

HULKchampion says:

I wonder how long does it take. Been waiting all day for my official survey. Probably didn't help since one question asked "if you could say few words to Congress..." from which I replied short and sweet. "You Suck!"

Guillin says:

Another US only thing from Google. Hugely disappointing.

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The SPCS Guy says:

Just installed on my Beautiful GN3! Eat my dust foreigners! LoL!!!! BM me: 7B725FA9

The SPCS Guy says:

Hell with getting free GP credit nd winning $5.00 per wrapper on the KitKat candy bars, there's no need to use the black market to get premium apps! Hhahahahahahahaa!

Jcnbama says:

I set everything up then did the initial survey and got a weird message about there was trouble sending my responses. Using Nexus 4 inside U.S. Guess we'll see what happens...

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stab244 says:

Getting that same message on my Nexus 7.

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Nexus 4 here first survey $1.00. Awesome.

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vividrich says:

Funny, they asked if I bought a full sized candy bar lately and proceeded to ask me all about............ Butterfingers......

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sher9501 says:

Always US only...

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SlappyMcgee says:

I just installed it, the test survey had me totally lost. It was asking me Political questions which, me not being political I had no clue. Had to Google it :P

Just got my 2nd survey today!!! Worth another $1 of my time! this app is totally worth it!!

Wobblin30 says:

2nd survey for me, hope they keep coming!

vic_singh says:

Google can make millions if they role this out world wide....

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You mean they can give out millions if they ruled this out world wide.

TechNut79 says:

I took 2 surveys and now I'm waiting to be approved. Probably won't be though. :-(

I can confirm... One dollar store credit for a three minute survey. Not quite the peanuts I was expecting.

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NickLippert says:

I just got $1 for one question.

DaHui623 says:

Same here! A question about bottled water. Win.

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This app is horrible, installed since day one and have not received a survey while other users received plenty. So far, this app is just a waste of space.

WHY NOT MY COUNTRYYYY

lrb610 says:

Has any one else seen the amount they get for surveys going down? First survey was a dollar credit, second was $.35 and today got a third and the credit was only $.25 and it took over a week for the 3 surveys to come to me.

dwain77 says:

They're different amounts depending on survey length I suppose. I've had 3 or 4 surveys and I'm up to 2.73...I'm not complaining for probably a total of 5 minutes of my time.

jtsmithjr says:

Hi Andrew,
Two words... "Great Article!"
I had no idea that there were so many survey sites that are really legitimate.
I'm going to bookmark this page just so that I can stay up-dated.
Thank you, J.T. Smith