Opinion Outpost – Survey Site Review (October 2014)

Name: Opinion Outpost

Link:https://www.opinionoutpost.com (US Site) or http://www.opinionoutpost.ca (Canadian Site)

Who Is Eligible To Participate: US or Canadian Residences Only

Type of Award Or Payment: Cash (points) / Instant Prize / Sweepstakes / Donation To Red Cross / Amazon e – Gift Certificates / Alawar PC Game Online Gift ID / Paypal Payment / Request a Cheque –Only for US residence– /

(10 point = $1.00 USD/CAD)

You must have 50 points or $5.00 CAD/USD to redeem for a $5.00 Amazon E– Gift Certificate

But to redeem for a Paypal payout. You must have at least 100 points or $10.00 CAD/USD in your account to redeem.

Points or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: 0 – 100 points

Sign-Up Time: Very Lengthy

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 1 – 30 (Generally, you’ll see at least one general invite in your inbox everyday. But saying that does not means you’ll get any points.)

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: About half a months to 1 year. Doing all the surveys sent to you in full. It really does depend on your level of engagement and interest in Opinion Outpost.

(Sometimes it can take a lot longer, Depending on how much you want before you claim your reward or cash out)Example $50.00 or $100

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5Opinion Outpost seems to have smoothed out most of it’s rough edges. Most of the issues that plagued it during my last few review are not completely gone. They are still have been some major hindrances in the overall difficulty of the surveys and qualifying for the rewards. I have often found myself in mid-survey. When I am kicked or glitch-ed out for no reason (What So Ever). I don’t even get the screen. That asks me if I want to try for an Instant Prize/Donate/ or Leave.

That is honestly a really rather sad situation. When we put in the time and effort into said survey. And are receiving ABSOLUTELY nothing in return, other then the run around or just really rather lame excuses why it is our fault. That to me is just unacceptable in every respect.

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Extra Important Information: You must complete your full profile as well as update it at least once a year. To continue to receive your survey invites from Opinion Outpost. If you fail to do so, Opinion Outpost will just stop sending you survey invites to you without any warning at all.

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Return To The Main Reviews Page

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Till The Next Review,

Remy “Se7en”

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45 Responses to Opinion Outpost – Survey Site Review (October 2014)

  1. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    Wow, you gave OO rating at 4 out of 5? Yes, they have a lot of surveys for the last few weeks. But this week, they only have 2 for me and only one can sucessfully completed. Also I found that there is error when playing instant win, it just gave me internal server error when I click “start playing”. Also there are more than 6 surveys which I completed a month ago , still didn’t credit to me and they keep asking me to wait for 2 to 4 weeks, it’s already over 8 weeks, they still asking me the same thing.

    I only can earn $20 for November, this is the fewest I earned.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Yeah I’ve been rather impressed with OO over the last few months. A lot of surveys and a lot of points. This year is by far the best I’ve had. I had one day that I had like 10 surveys in a row.

      But I do get days where I have none or get kicked from them all. But that’s the name of the game. When it comes to survey sites. I’m happy to say when I redeem it will be an impressive amount. It will surely make a dent in my x-mas shopping online.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        I finally received two 15 points surveys and one 5 points survey yesterday. And today I also received two 10 points surveys in a row. But after that , I got nothing again. And about the instant win game, the help desk have checked and said there is no problem with that. I don’t know why I still received “Internal server error” after I click “play”. The instant win page is weird, it only has “play now” button.

        I also got a lot of surveys from GMI , Ipsos, and angus reid forum. But I need to wait for more than 2 weeks to receive money from Ipsos. And angus reid still owe me $50 cheque. I redeemed it on Oct 14, today I still got nothing. It’s 7th weeks, last time I only need to wait for 2 weeks. This time is too long. They told me that my cheque was processed and keep asking me to wait, and didn’t tell me how long.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          I don’t even get the games page like at all. Not sure why and I have not bothered asking why.

          Now about Ipsos that is a very long time. But give it more time it should arrive soon. It seems even with me sometimes I get it right away other times it takes a long time. I guess when it’s received and who process the cheque. That would be my guess anyways.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

  2. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    I am starting another disappointment about OO. They have less surveys again and I didn’t earn any points since last Wednesday. I thought it’s about US thanksgiving holiday and black friday, but today still nothing for me. I received 15 “quota full” surveys since last Wednesday. They still didn’t fix the “Instant win” page, everytime I got disqualify and click the “play” button in instant win page, it still gave me “internal server error”. Today I thought they have fixed the problem, but it just gave me a blank page.

    I got a lot of surveys from Ipsos, mysurveys, gmi and angus reid forum, and just received the $50 cheque from angus reid forum and waiting for $20 paypal from ipsos, $10 from mysurveys, and $50 paypal from gmi.

    I wish OO can fix the issues about instant win and less surveys problem. I didn’t even receive the magazines’s surveys which I alway have every month. This is weird.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Thanks for the update. I’m on the same page as you are with OO. Other then that I don’t have much to say.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        You mean you are having the same problem in instant win? I have sent them message about this, but they said they are fixing the problem. It’s already 2 weeks. But yesterday I finally completed 3 surveys and 3 surveys for today, but they are all 5 points surveys. Still no magazines surveys.

        In gmi, I only need 1 more points to redeem, but they only keep sending me sweeptakes reward’s surveys.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          I’ve never been able to use the instant win game. It never directs me to the page. It only give me the option “to not do another survey” or “to move forward and do another survey.”

          I use to get the instant win game a few years ago but not since then. It does not really bother me. Provided I still get surveys which I do.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

  3. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    I got 215 points in OO this week, this is unbelievable and so surprise. Never got this much before. Also I got tons of surveys in GMI and Ipsos. I just redeemed $50 from GMI this monday, and earned another 700 points for only 4 days, also in Ipsos, I got 3000 points, but they didn’t pay me the money which redeemed on Nov 24, it’s already 3 weeks, they also didn’t reply to me, I sent out 3 messages for the past 2 days, no one reply. This is the longest time I waited. Mysurveys is the fastest one, I just redeemed the money this monday and received yesterday, so fast. I hope I can receive the money from Ipsos a few days later.

    I have earned a couple hundred dollars more than last year from all of the survey websites I joined. This is great. I wish OO can be continue like this.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      It’s nice to hear you are doing so well survey wise. I’m also doing well but no where as good as you.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        It’s kind of slow when redeem by paypal in OO, also in Ipsos, still got nothing from them, it’s already 4 weeks and no reply from them. Today I got no surveys from OO, I guess it’s too much last week.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Actually it is very quick for me something like 5 mins. Just enter my Paypal password and I’m done. Then re-login to Paypal and the money is there waiting for me. Not sure how your doing it. Redeeming from OO always has been quite quick for me even back in the Amazon e-gift cards dayz.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            OO help desk replied to me said that they are having problem since many members redeemed money at the same day. Now I have received the money. But in Ipsos, I redeemed on Nov 24, until today I still got nothing, never this late. Usually within 3 weeks, now it’s already 4 weeks, also they don’t reply and still sending me surveys. Do you think I should wait for the money or I should go ahead to redeem another $20? I have more than 5000 points in ipsos.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            I would hold of on redeeming yet another $20. Bess wait for your money first. Don’t want to overwhelm the system.

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Finally received $20 from Ipsos this evening and continue receiving and completed surveys from OO this week. I guess I will redeem $15 more from OO this week and transfer from paypal to bank before Dec 23. I am still waiting for $50 from GMI which redeemed on Dec 8, hope it will arrive before christmas.

            Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            I’m very happy to hear you received your money. And Hopefully the GMI money comes through soon.

            Later Dayz and a very happy X-mas and a very happy New Year to you and your kin,

            Remy

  4. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    No surveys in OO since last Friday, I received 5 surveys on Jan 1, this surprised me. After that day, no surveys for me. I don’t even receive the 10 points magazine surveys (Totally 100 points) which I alway have each month. I sent 2 messages to help desk about this, but no one reply to me. I have earned 400 points since Dec 21 and keeps it in the account. I only received 1 or 2 surveys from gmi and ipsos. Mysurveys looks dead to me. If there is no surveys for me until this Friday, I will redeem all 400 points. I only redeemed $20 from Ipsos this Monday and waiting for another $50 from gmi, I still need 200 more points in gmi.

    I hope it’s nothing happen to OO and it’s not my account problem.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Thanks for the update. And I assure you Mysurvey is alive and well. About OO they seem ok on my end. Even thou I should probably update my profile since it’s been a long while.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Thank you for your reply! I didn’t update my profile since Aug 29. I received a profile survey on November, but I ignored that because I received it once on Aug 29 and it took over 30 minutes to complete and there is no points for it. Like I told you before, OO always sends me profile survey every 2 months. I don’t know why. And after that, I can hardly receive surveys for some times.

        I will try OO again this week, if still nothing for me, I guess I should update my profile and redeemed all the points before a problem happen.

        Best regards

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Your more then welcome. Now that you mention it I did receive a profile survey sometime in December. But for some reason I don’t think it actually updated my profile. By the dates.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

  5. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    OO is back to old OO again, yesterday I received 12 surveys, but all of them got disqualified. I don’t know why. After it told me disqualify, it direct me to an old OO “Not qualify” page with Update profile button, not the page with 2 panels. Do you think I should update my profile, I updated my profile on Aug 29 2014. This morning I received 5 surveys, also result as not qualify, even a 1 minutes, 5 points survey. Now I have 1 1/2 page of “Does not meet criteria” . This is my first time to have this record. I only received the missing 20 points which completed last month. I still have at least 30 missing points.

    Also I found that there is no surveys from mysurvey and GMI. I only got 2 or 3 surveys from Ipsos.

    Best regards,

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Yeah, you should update your profile.

      Now more on OO. For some reason I have not been getting a lot of surveys. At least the amount I’ve been getting as of late between 3-10 surveys a day. Also OO keeps on asking me to update my user profile instead of bring me to the page with the 2 survey sites that says there are no other surveys available.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Oh, you are as same as mine. It keeps direct me to the page with update profile button instead of the 2 surveys sites. I will try to update to night and see if the page still exist. But OO already told members about 5 surveys per day only (not include quota full and not qualify).

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          That is an interesting tidbit of news about the 5 surveys per day thing. Good to know. Also good to know I’m not the only one with the new “Update your profile” -page- that I am still getting. I’m thinking they may of lost the contract with the 2 companies to advertise for them. So instead they just put up that page as their standby page.. Because I am getting surveys still. Not as many as before, but still none the less I am.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            I just updated my profile yesterday evening, but only got one survey completed, and today got nothing. I only got 15 points these 3 days. i Also same as other sites like mysurvey, ipsos, gmi, I didn’t receive much surveys before. I only completed 2 surveys from gmi and 1 survey from angus reid today. Something is very weird, everytime I received invitation from mysurvey, after I login, I found that there is no survey avaliable. I totally received 5 invitations since last week, but none of of them avalialbe in my account. I hope it’s not about my computer.

            Ipsos also has technical issue right now, I still have more than $50 inside and still waiting for $20 paypal from them. All the avalialbe surveys in my account only link to error message page. I hope I am not the only one. I tried to use chrome, same error message.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            I can’t talk to the issues with Ipsos. Since I no longer do their surveys. But I think our writer Kirbe does the review.

            On another note. I do find all survey sites have their trends. If your really smart you can cash in on them. That’s why I never get bent out of shape. When one dies or has technical issues there are always invites in my inbox everyday. I always have a running tally on one site or another. It sort of lack whack a mole with survey sites for me. A lot of fun. But the time it takes to do all the survey invites I get is insane and sometimes overlap with one or more survey sites like OO does with Mysurvey and Ipsos.

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

  6. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    Finally received and completed surveys from OO , but only got 1 or 2 in a day. Yesterday surprisingly completed a 15 points survey and today completed a magazine survey which I alway receive, and this is the first magazine survey, it has a number XXXX_1, then XXXX_2…etc. I wish I could receive some today, but waited for 4 hours, still nothing. This week, I totally received 65 points including the missing 20 points.

    Also received and completed surveys from mysurvey and gmi today. And about Ipsos, they replied to me said that they are having technical problem about participating survey and don’t know how long they can fix it.

    Best regards

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Thanks for the update…….

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        I found that most of the surveys I received are for children between 12 to 17 years old. I just received one and asked if I have a child between 12 to 17 years old at home right now. I said “Yes”, then it let me participated and found that it’s a normal survey about hockey which I always do. The survey didn’t ask for name, is he/she a household member …etc at the end. But I got it, do you think OO will find out that there is no children at home? But I could say he/she is my cousin.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          I had the same thought of just saying yes. But then I figured it would be very easy for them to check my profile and find out I don’t have any children. So I decided against it, cause you never know do you with survey sites. And getting banned or black listed from such a great website would suck quite frankly. So I’m not willing to risk it. Anyhow there will be another survey soon right. Even if you have to wait another day. Big deal right.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

  7. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    I know you are busy. But I just received a reply from OO help desk and ipsos help desk. They both told me that my winxp is old and Java 7 is out of date, so I need to update my java to version 8. They told me that Java 8 can be use in wiinxp now and I better use win 7 or up. But I need winxp because some softwares cannot use in win 7. That’s why I hardly receive surveys. Yesterday I installed Java 8, but I feel that it’s still the same. This week I received some surveys from OO, got 35 points only. But got tons of points in mysurveys, and very weird, nothing from gmi since last Friday.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Well, I have told you before to make sure your add-ons are up to date. Because it does make a big difference.

      Otherwise, I use Firefox on my Win Vista desktop to do my surveys. So far so good with compatibility or problems with the platform with regards to errors.

      On a different note I to got a lot of MySurvey invites. But I’m not a big fan of theirs as they tend to be a little long. But i do do their quarterly purchasing diary. Worth a whooping 1,000 points.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Thank you for your reply! I checked the add on in my browser almost everyday such as flash player, shockwave player, unity web player and Java. I just found out my Java is out of date yesterday night. It’s all in sudden, I did Java test in oracle page in the morning, it said it’s up to date and said my version is Java 7 update 71, but at night, it said I need Java 8 updates 31. I installed Java 8 in the morning, but I found that the computer is kind of slow, so I was looking for Java 7 updates 75, finally found it and installed it, then I checked it using java console, it said I have the latest version in this system and firefox didn’t mention it again, but in oracle java test page, it still said I need Java 8, but Java 8 is only for win 7. I don’t know, I google java 7 upddates 75, found that it’s the latest version in January.

        So I guess it’s not about Java because after I updated to Java 8, still no surveys in OO. I also email to help desk , they have checked my account and said no problem. I received 4 surveys from mysurveys yesterday and 2 surveys from Ipsos today. Only OO and gmi got nothing.

        And I need winxp because some softwares cannot run in win 7 or up. If the technician can find me audtion 3.0 and photoshop cs3, I may upgrade the computer.

        Best regards,

        Mana

  8. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    Sorry to write so much! But I just received another reason from OO that explain why I receive less surveys. It’s not about out of date plugin, browser, windows…etc. It may be about internet. These few weeks, Rogers cable is having technical issues, their server always down, today their main server is down again and it affects some of the area. Also it depends on connection speed, I am using “Lite”, lowest price one. That’s explain why I received less surveys.

    About Java 7, Oracle also replied to me that Java 7 updates 75 is the latest version for Java 7 and firefox, there should not have any problem in xp. I can use Java 8 updates 31, it’s now compatible with winxp and support in xp. But it’s run better in win 7 or up.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Never apologize for writing to me (us). We always appreciate the feedback and updates. Thou like I’ve said many times. I am pretty busy so give me some leeway on replies. Thou, I think I do a pretty damn good job on timeliness on my part. If only The survey sites could be as accommodating with us. Thou it seems you have mastered that facet quite well at least it seems that way from your comments.

      Because I rarely if ever contact a survey site. Even when I have been wronged. For me it just too much of an effort for what seems like a small matter. And I hate corresponding with tech support via e-mail. I rather call a call centre or use insta-chat.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        I finally received totally 6 surveys from yesterday and today, but only completed two 10 points surveys, others just result as not qualify after I completed. This usually happen this month. An hour ago, just completed a life style survey, it’s 15 minutes, 10 points. I have completed to the end but direct me to not qualify page. I have more than 6 surveys are like this since Dec. But help desk just told me to wait 2 to 4 weeks, but after this period ,still nothing, then I asked again, same answer “wait for 2 to 4 weeks”. I am getting tired of this answer, I am going to ask one more time, if they reply with same answer. I will move ahead for coming surveys.

        Hey, have you try MintVine? I got $120 last week. Yesterday is crazy, they just open a survey link and let members to do as many as we can. I completed ten 70 points survey and one 360 points survey. 70 points = $0.7. Now I can redeem again because I have reached 1000 points. Today just completed another three 70 points again and one 5 points polling. Their paypal payment only needs 2 days. If you are not member yet, try it.

        Best regards

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Thanks for the update. And no I have not tried MintVine but I hear good things about it. I’ll sign up after I’m done my work on (CSW). BTW thanks for the heads up on MintVine.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Today I successfully completed two 15 points and one 3 points surveys from OO and I also doubt that I was affected by flash player problem last week. Adobe just wrote in their blog said that there is an attack of the latest version of flash player, users may affect using this version when playing video and having problem openning some other websites. After I installed a new version , all my problem looks gone such as problem in OO and Ipsos, also some games in facebook, and burning CDs. That explains why I keep having problem after completed surveys last week, all after I installed the problem version of flash player.

            I wish this could correct the problem I am having in OO. But still got nothing from GMI, this is weird.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            Thanks for the update. I’m happy to hear your earning so many points. It gives me more hope with my survey site endeavours.

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

  9. Mana says:

    Hi Remy

    I thought OO is normal again, but after I completed 3 surveys on Monday, there is no survey since yesterday. Today I supposed to completed one 10 points and one 15 points survey. But after I completed it, it direct me to not qualify page. This still happen on me. Other survey sites like GMI, mysurveys, vindale, Mintviine, Ipsos, and angus reid forum also have enough surveys for me. And Mintvine , angus reid, and vindale which make me very surprise.

    I have sent a message about my problem in OO, hope that they will credit me the completed surveys today. Not just keep asking me to wait for 4 weeks and then 4 weeks, and then another 4 weeks. They still keep asking me to wait for another 4 weeks for the surveys which I completed on Dec 11.

    And for Ipsos, I redeemed $20 paypal on Jan 5, a support team member just checked it for me and said it will be arrive soon, but it’s 4 weeks already, she said it’s 3 weeks from Jan 5. It takes more times than before. Half years ago, I only need to wait for 2 weeks. Now it’s usually 4 weeks or 5 weeks. I am afraid to redeem another $20, I still have more than 5500 points=$55 in the account.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      Thanks for the update. I actually ran into an administrative issue with OO today. I can do surveys and I can get into my account. But I can’t case out or change my password. It does not say my password or username is wrong it just won’t load. The good or bad news is I have had this happens to me before. And it took them a few hours for them to fix it. So I’ll leave it for now and try again 2morrow.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Administrative issue? This is the first time I hear about. How do you find out? You found that you cannot cash out? If so, I have this problems for many times, just need a few days to fix. I feel that OO is having some kind of issues including yours, and I am having problem receiving and completing surveys.

        I still didn’t receive my money from Ipsos as the support team member told me that I will receive it soon on Monday. I will send another message to the same person who is helping me. She told me that I can reply to her if I don’t receive my money after Wednesday

        And I finally reached 1200 points in GMI, I can redeem next week, also in mysurveys too. I wish I can redeem money from angus reid forum and Vindale, both just need $19 more . I also wish OO can go back to normal like last November, many surveys and no problem to complete.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Yes, Administrative issue. I can’t cash out or change my profile anything that requires you to have to re-login to your account. As is the case in changing your password or cashing out.

          Other then that thanks for the update Mana.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Last week can be said normal in OO, I earned over 60 points. But on Friday and today, I received two 15 points surveys, all direct me to SSI flags page. I have sent out messages, but no one reply to me, also I found that no one reply to my questions since last Monday. They still owed me 50 missing points since Dec 11. Do you have any problem participating surveys like this. The survey I completed today is about airport food, and anyone reply to you when you send messages?

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            I don’t think I have ever been missing points on OO. But I would not be surprised if I was.

            Now to your question…..I never send messages to tech support. So, I can’t really answer you question. Since I just don’t do it at least when OO is concerned.

            PS: Mana could you please leave your comments on the new OO review I posted. Here is the link: https://computersavvy.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/opinion-outpost-survey-site-review-february-2015/

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

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