Amazon, Amazon. This sales giant has been slowly creeping its way into our lives for the last decade, and now they’re everywhere you look!
In addition to providing one-stop shopping for all of your entertainment needs, they’ve even expanded into publishing and grocery in the last few years.
With such a huge corporation, it’s a given that you’re going to be spending some money with them. So why not get a little bit of money for that very reason?
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If you’re looking to get some credit towards your Amazon purchases, there is no easier way to do it than to take some free surveys. Some survey companies offer small rewards for small periods of time, and some offer big rewards for more significant investments of time.
No matter what, you’re sure to find some use for the Amazon credit you can earn, so this is a good way to make productive use of your time.
Here are my top 10 choices for survey sites (in no particular order) where you can exchange your survey earnings, cash or points, for free Amazon gift certificates instead of PayPal payments or other prizes:
Let’s start this list off with ValuedOpinions. This is a survey site that is appealing to people who want to take fewer surveys.
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ValuedOpinions is a survey site that, in addition to offering a wide amount of gift card types, normally has a high payout on their surveys. Whereas a survey on another site might net you $.10-$.50 a piece, the surveys on this site net around $2 a piece.
It comes with a higher cash out limit, $20, but that’s not so bad if you’re taking surveys on a regular basis.
I have gotten so many Amazon gift cards from them over the years that I lost count!
One of the things that makes iPoll such a strong contender is the way the handy app functions. It basically alerts you on your phone when there are surveys available. Surveys will pop up when you enter/get near certain businesses, and you can just take a second to do the survey and get the reward.
It’s pretty convenient, and I’d definitely recommend it.
If you’ve never used a survey site before, this is a great panel to get started with. They deal in surveys exclusively, so you won’t get the feeling that there’s too much to do; this is a survey company, pure and simple.
The interface is intuitive and unobtrusive, so it’s comfortable to navigate the site and find surveys.
You’ll earn points towards rewards here, which you can use to snag those Amazon gift cards!
However, if you change your mind, you always have the option of exchanging for PayPal credit, too.
You can cash out at $10 and choose your reward, or wait and save it up.
Either way, it will be credited immediately, with no waiting for your cards/money.
A site that doesn’t discriminate against devices, MySurvey is glad to let you take your surveys from any internet-enable device you have on hand.
They even have a mobile app to maximize their availability.
As the name implies, this is a site that offers surveys. This is a points-based site, so you need to get to a certain number of points before you cash out, as opposed to a dollar amount.
The principle is the same, though: your minimum payout limit is the same as the lowest value of gift card. So if the cheapest card is 500 points, that’s your limit.
This site offers a wide variety of gift cards, too, in case you end up changing your mind about Amazon.
While similar in name to the previous entry on our list, MyPoints definitely is not the same site as MySurvey.
MyPoints offers you many more ways to earn points, including web searches, e-mail proofreading, and shopping rebates.
It’s a good site to use inbetween using the other ones, sometimes for a change of pace and sometimes because they’re offering the best options at the time.
Their reward library is extensive, and they also have a higher cashout limit than the other entries on this list.
At time of writing, gift card amounts are limited to $25 and $50 denominations. That means you should be ready to put a lot of time in on this site if you ever want to get your rewards!
Tellwut is a unique panel among the entries on this list.
Their name is a half-acronym for “Tell Us What You Think,” and they offer more than just surveys. You can participate in discussions, answering questions or posing them, if you want to earn points in a new way.
Tellwut offers points for signing up and filling your profile out, so they offer a nice incentive to get your account going. However, there’s no way to slice it: their referral bonus is pretty weak. They offer 25 points, which is much less than the 100 and 125 points that are earned in the signup process.
If you’re willing to overlook the weak referral bonus, though, this is a great site to add to the list of places you frequent.
SwagBucks could be called the industry leader as far as ways to earn Amazon gift cards go. There are a number of reasons why, but SwagBucks has definitely created a place for itself in the world of doing surveys and more to earn rewards at your favorite stores.
They also offer a huge list of options for things you can spend your points on, Amazon gift cards included, and you can use your points to buy entries to sweepstakes for the chance at a big reward!
One of the most noteworthy things about SwagBucks is that they offer a lot of innovative ways to earn points towards rewards. You can play games, take surveys, do little tasks, get shopping rebates, and all of these things will net you points towards rewards. What’s even better is that it costs less to cashout for Amazon than it does to cashout for PayPal, so as far as SwagBucks and Amazon are concerned, less is more.
For users on the go, SwagBucks also offers a nice app. You can watch videos (or let them play idly) to earn points. If you aren’t concerned about your battery life, there’s no easier way to earn points.
Let’s close out our list with SurveySpot, a sleek and well-designed survey site that offers a wealth of surveys and payouts. You might notice, if you use the site, that it looks a lot like Opinion Outpost. Well, that’s a good eye, because they are owned by the same people, and they offer many of the same surveys.
I’m not quite sure why they operate two separate sites, either, but there’s no harm in checking both Opinion Outpost and SurveySpot, since there is always the chance that either one is offering different surveys. Sometimes you will run into the same survey on another site, and if you’ve already taken it, it won’t let you do it again (regardless of which of the two sites you took it on.) This can be mildly annoying, but isn’t much of a big deal.
9. Test Spin
If you want to take even fewer surveys than ValuedOpinions offers, head straight for the high-level survey site, Test Spin.
The draw of Test Spin is their super-high earnings, which are between $10 and $30, depending on type.
It’s invitation-only, but you should get enough invitations to events to make it worth your while.
Unfortunately, you’re stuck with gift cards as your exclusive options for rewards, so you can’t change your mind and opt for cash to PayPal.
True to the theme of this article, though, it’s a stellar option for Amazon gift cards!
10. Darwin’s Data
If you’re the type who isn’t afraid of a little more exclusivity, consider checking out Darwin’s Data. They’re a survey panel that requires you to be invited before you can get on board.
To get an invitation, you have to go to their website and submit a request. There’s no telling if they’ll get back to you, but it’s a worthwhile enough opportunity to give it a shot.
Once you’re accepted into the program, they’ll give you a $10 Amazon gift card right off the bat, as soon as you complete your profile and demographic information. After that, each survey will net you an even $25 Amazon gift card.
That’s probably the highest regular payout on this list, at the expense of frequent availability.
Thoughts in Closing?
There are a lot of reasons to exchange your money for Amazon gift cards, not the least of which is the prospect of free stuff!
But you should be careful not too sink too much time into a site that isn’t going to offer a decent payout. If a site isn’t working for you, you should get out as soon as you can cashout (after all, they’re counting on some people never making it to the first cashout.)
Try them all out and see which ones work for you.
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