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

 

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Google Opinion Rewards pays you in Play Store credit to take surveys

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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

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.

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

I had the app since November and probably earned over $20. Some of those even if the questions don't apply to you answer yes and just guess your best through it. I was getting $1 every time that way. It's dropped since then. But worked for awhile. There was a gap where I didn't get any for awhile. I complained in the App Store and wasn't long and I got more.

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

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

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

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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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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?

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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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.

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

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

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.

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))

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.

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! :)

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. :)

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.

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!"

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!

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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