I hope you guys are doing great. It’s been a while since my last review. Today, we are going to talk about Cash4Offers.com.
This is a get paid to site very similar to CashCrate (which I reviewed here), but not as famous as CC.
As usual, first let’s find out who the company behind it is and what it does, then we will move on to the actual review of the site.
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When it comes to hottest offers and amazing incentives, it is hard for online consumers to look past C4O.
Of course, the fact that some of the most recognized online retailers are often associated to Cash4Offers surely helps to reinforce the perception that this is a cutting edge and innovative company.
Consistent with the trend in the online startup community, C4O is well known for its incentive for its members. The website states that it has handed out over $150,000 since its inception.
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As always, I looked into the site’s rating with the Better Business Bureau. While the company is not a BBB accredited business, it’s rated F on a scale of A+ to F, the lowest rating possible.
There were a total of 6 complains in the past 3 months, all which have been resolved according to the BBB.
Now, if you know how the BBB and its rating works, you should know that you can’t really read into it too much. I usually use this as a rough way to get a picture of a company’s public image online. But it by no means is an accurate portray of a company.
So, What the Heck is Cash4Offers?
Cash 4 Offers is into the Get Paid To (GPT) play. You can categorize this company among the more established GPT players, like the popular Paid to Read Emails site Inbox Dollars.
To make it easier for you, you can imagine Cash4Offers as a marketplace that rewards you for participation in Cash surveys, reading Paid Email, and signing up for Offers.
In the bigger scheme of things, the site first makes money from the advertisers who are keen to tap into a big consumers pool, it then have some sort of revenue sharing plan so that consumers like you (the member) can get a share of the pie.
The registration at Cash4Offers.com is entirely free. There is now a promotion going on, where they actually offer you five dollars just for signing up.
The qualifying criteria for membership? It is that you must be of at least 18 years old.
How can you earn money on Cash 4 Offers?
- Playing Games Online
- Reading Paid Emails
- Taking Paid Surveys
- Referring Your Friends
- Trial Offers
On the daily basis, Cash 4 Offers claims that they will restrict the sending out of e-mails to no more than two.
So, it is comforting to know that the company won’t spam you. On average, you can stand to make one to two cents for every email you read and confirm reading.
However, the kind of activity you engage in will influence your paid email rates. There is a software deployed by the company that detects member activity and whenever it confirms that members actually read that e-mail, the pay rate ranges from 1 to 5 cents. In other words, if the agreed rate starts from 5 cents for a paid email after your registration with Cash4Offers, the subsequent pay rate could drop to 4 cents per paid email, assuming you don’t undertake to participate any survey or accept any offer within 30 days of your signup.
The way to decent income is of course through paid offers, not something you can claim they have limited choices. Completely free offers may sound like a risk free option, but at a pay rate that averages $0.50 (free trial offers sometimes pay up to $20, but this is certainly exception rather than the norm).
Now, there could be cases when you are paid higher to do a free offers. For example, they have one offer named Audio Book, and they pay you $8 just for downloading it. But high payouts are rare with free offers.
Another thing to note is that your $5 sign-up bonus is only visible in your account after you have activated the link that is embedded in the verification email sent to you. During which time, you are required to fill out all relevant fields to complete your member profile.
Cash out only happens after you have accumulated $35 minimum in your account.
$25 of your cash out would have to come from completed survey offers.
It is also important to keep your account status active, as the site has a policy of not making payment to inactive members.
For your first cash out, the payment would only reach you after 25 days from the end of the month, regardless which day of the month you requested your cash out.
The good thing is that you will be regarded as a “Gold” member after your first successful request. And the privilege of that is, your subsequent request can be processed and credited to your account within 4 days.
In the members only area, you can also find your personal referral link, and this is the tool to help you publicize their referral program and benefit from it.
The referral income could earn you between $1.50 to $6.00 every time somebody make use of your personal referral link to become member at Cash 4 Offers.
A Few Tips
Here are a few tips that will help you not only in dealing with this site, but with any online rewards or survey site in general.
- Register a dedicated email
As a general rule, I would advise anyone signing up to any GPT sites to first register a separate email account for this purpose only. Even though the site commits that it won’t send more than 2 emails to member on daily basis, make sure that you have a separate email on standby if Cash 4 Offers changes its mind and start sending out tons of spams for their offers (this is really the normal play of GPT sites). With so many email providers hell bend to give you email account, this should not pose any serious challenge but I advise to get it from someone established like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc… The reason you need an email account is that Cash 4 Offers sends all paid emails and notices through email only. So if you are serious about Cash4Offers, you just have to play their game accordingly!
- Get a free phone number just for offers
Sometimes certain offers would attempt to get your phone number. You can get one for free at k7.net and stick to it, so that you won’t be bombarded with tons of telemarketing calls on your personal phone. Whatever calls coming through to your free number will be entertained with a recording that ask to leave a message. At your convenience, you can also login later to k7 and check them out.
Reviews Collected Over the Internet
As you can imagine, there are always good and bad about any company, and C4O is not an exception either. In general, I would have to say the feedback from other people was lightly more on the positive side, except one major part, and that has to do with the payment.
1. “I was all praises for this company until last month. I never did get my due payment from my last gig at the site. After numerous e-mail exchanges, which amount to nothing at all, I last found out that they actually terminated my account without proper explanation!”
2. “The member policy page is definitely misleading, to say the least. It proudly proclaims that the payment check will be mailed out inside four days after you chalk up an earning of $25, through online surveys participation and reading emails. It took me some six months to bring my earning above $30.00, and I have seen tried numerous times to make requests for the balance to be cash out. There were all sorts of excuses, with the last indicating to me that I have to complete a further 12 special offers before my cash out request can be entertained.”
3. “Unscrupulous Business. The moment I hit $25 inside my account, I immediately requested that this amount to be transferred to my PayPal account. My cash out request was turned down without a proper reason. When I got in touch with customers support, they asked that I wait for an e-mail response. I have since follow-up with many more e-mail inquiries, but nobody seems interested to explain the situation.”
Now, I should mention that I actually have been paid 6 times throughout my time with them, and out of the 6 times, only one time my payment was kind of late.
That said, this is not uncommon with many such sites. And in most cases (I do not know about the above mentioned cases particularly), the members who get their accounts banned and not paid, have broken some kind of a rule (used fake info when registering, do the same offers using different accounts, etc).
And to be honest, usually we only hear about the bad cases. Most people may get their pay on time, but most of them will not take the time to review the site anywhere. But when we have a complaint, we make sure to take the time to let others know. So, keep that in mind.
Should You Join?
Well, looking at it from my own experience, I would say yes. But reading reviews of some people having issues with their payment, makes me want to say no.
So, to be on the safe side, I’d say avoid it.
That said, if you want to try it to see if it works for you, here is what I would do; I would join the site, do enough offers to reach the cash out limit once. Then request a payment. If you do get paid, then great, keep going, if not, then you know what to do.
Of course, the ultimate decision is yours. Either way, I hope this review of Cash4Offers has been an eye-opening one for you. I wish you the best with this site if you do decide to join it.
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