Two Legit Survey Companies: Ipsos I-Say and Opinion Outpost

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If you’re looking for a way to earn a little extra cash, here are two legit online survey companies that we haven’t mentioned in a while. We’ve given a brief description of each company and included comments from Pocket Your Dollars’ readers who have used these companies before.

Be sure to check out my post on How to Earn Extra Money from Legit Online Survey Companies to learn more about my criteria for promoting survey companies as well a quick primer on how to get started.

Ipsos I-Say

As part of the Ipsos I-Say Community, you get to see new ideas or test new products and services before anyone else. Earn points for taking surveys and use them toward cash, gift cards or charities. Once you complete your first survey, you’ll be entered into the quarterly $5000 sweepstakes and can earn additional entries for each survey you complete.

If you’re a mom, consider signing up for the Ipsos I-Say Panel for Moms, too.

Reader Comments

Patti: I like Ipsos I-Say, too. I-say gives points for each survey taken, and fewer points if you try but don’t fit the demographic. You can redeem for cash starting at 50 points.

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is the #2 rated U.S. survey company, according to SurveyPolice. Rewards include cash, Amazon gift cards, game points, donations to your favorite charities, and more. All members are also automatically entered in a $10,000 sweepstakes. The minimum cash out for Paypal is $10 and $5 for Amazon gift cards.

Keep these things in mind if you’re accepted as a member of Opinion Outpost:

  • Each survey has a limit to the number of respondents they can take, so it’s best to try to answer a survey as soon as you get it.
  • Stay as active as you can as inactive accounts are removed after 3 months.
  • It can take as long as a month (but not usually) to start receiving surveys, so hang tight and be patient.

Reader Comments

Karmen: I second Opinion Outpost! I have earned around $80 from them in just over a year. Not a ton but $80 is $80! Fun spending money:)

Christine: I use Opinion Outpost, and there are some that I dont qualify for, but I usually find out right away. I’ve noticed the key for that website is to check your profiles and update them every month. I have a job where I sit at a computer all day, and have a lot of downtime, so its easier for me to do that.

Nate: I do surveys through Opinion Outpost, which sounds similar, though often pays less than $3 per survey. I make maybe $100-150 a year doing that. Not a ton of money, but it always goes right into our vacation savings account when I cash it out.

Your turn: Which survey companies are your favorites? What experience do you have with Ipsos I-Say or Opinion Outpost?


  1. Brit says

    Ipsos I-Say changed from another company and I do not like them anymore. The surveys say you might earn points and they are doing many more drawings, instead of just getting points for survey. They are not worth it to me anymore.

    • says

      Brit – Thanks for sharing your experience. Do you happen to know which company Ipsos I-Say changed from? I know that they have been a company for several years (at least) so I'm wondering if it was a merger or something else.

  2. Sharon says

    I love this site and especially the daily email, thank you so much for helping us all save/make a few bucks! Quick question, does anyone have any experience with Vindale Research surveys? I just joined them today, and I can't really get a feel for whether this is going to be worth my time or not. Curious what others might think, thanks!

  3. Diana Monroe says

    Synovate Global Opinion Panels is the company that changed ownership to Ipsos. As a person that uses surveys to supplement my income, Ipsos is my favorite. I was already a member of both, so for me, the merger made perfect sense. I've been able to try and buy things I may never have without Ipsos. Looking into Opinion Outpost – thanks for the tip!!!

  4. Bill says

    I-say can no longer be considered a legit panel. For no reason, they deactivated my account, stopped sending me surveys took the points I had earned.

  5. says

    I used to like the ipsos, but they recently redesigned it. Since the redesign it has been terrible. Rarely are the points applied to my account after taking surveys. I’m repeatedly having to contact them to get the pts applied. Surveys are often now longer for fewer pts even when they are applied. It has become a major hassle. I will be canceling my account once I receive the 1000pts needed for one final reward, just don’t want the points I’ve already earned to go to waste.

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