I got the following email invitation from a credit card company this morning asking me to join an e-Rewards opinion panel and take a survey:
Share Your Opinion and Earn Wyndham Rewards Points
As a Wyndham Rewards member, we’re extending an exclusive invitation to you to join the e-Rewards® Opinion Panel and earn valuable Rewards, including Wyndham Rewards Points, just for participating in surveys that are pre-screened to match your interests.
Enroll today and receive 350 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points* when you complete your first survey within 90 days.
Wow, free points for answering surveys? That sounds good, right? But are e-Rewards surveys legit? Off to search to find out.
Are e-Rewards Surveys Legit?
I like to cut straight to the heart of the matter when searching and what I really wanted to know is whether e-Rewards surveys are a scam. So I typed in “e-Rewards opinion panel scam” and hit enter. The first result was the e-Rewards website so I disregarded it and clicked on the next three results. Here’s what I found.
Back in March 2010, Frugal Girl posted a comprehensive review saying:
e-Rewards is a legit survey site, but their e-Rewards Dollars are not the equivalent of real world dollars, because rewards offered are inflated in value. However, e-Rewards pay about $2.30 per hour.
What? $2.30 per hour? Moving on to more opinions.
SurveyPolice gives e-Rewards a 3-star rating based on 151 user reviews. In the five comments on the first page, the star ratings range from three to five. Not bad but not great. Moving on.
Over at reviewopedia, I found that “Overall e-Rewards is a legitimate program and if you have the time you can use it to collect some decent rewards.”
Well, that’s somewhat encouraging.