LEGIT Curious Cat Review: Take Surveys, Earn Cash - Scam or Legit?


Rookie Wordsmith
Jun 13, 2018
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What is it with animals and survey sites? I recently reviewed Panda Research - today, I’ll be reviewing Curious Cat. I tend to get drawn to survey sites with creative branding. I know this may sound superficial, but it’s a good thing when a survey site tries to distinguish itself from the many competitors in the field, most of which are too samey for my tastes. Creative branding tells me that a company isn’t afraid of standing out (and being open to scrutiny). I dunno, I’m just a sucker for that sort of thing.

But back to Curious Cat… I know there has to be more going for it than that cute Curious Cat logo. So without further delay, here’s my Curious Cat surveys review. Do they make a cattery out of surveys? Read on to find out!

What is Curious Cat?

For those new to the scene, Curious Cat is what we commonly refer to as survey sites. Large companies hire survey sites to help them conduct market research. These companies hire survey sites because they aren’t always equipped to handle market research themselves. Survey sites are a vital component in market research. The info gathered from these surveys helps the companies make better business decisions. What’s in it for you, the regular person? You get paid for completing these surveys!

Curious Cat is a newcomer to the survey site scene - they were founded in 2017 by “an elite group of cat-loving mavericks who had a hunch that there was a better way of doing things.” Even if they’re sill new, they’ve amassed pretty impressive numbers. Over 35 million people in 92 countries have taken surveys through them.
Their site is simple, but pretty well-made. The layout is clean, the design is crisp. All the info you’ll need is easily accessible, and they don’t make any effort to hide pertinent details or mislead you with false or exaggerated claims.

Also: cats! The site has lots of cats! Okay, I’ll stop harping about those frisky felines now. Moving on…

How Does This Work, Exactly?

On the Curious Cat site or app (more on the app in a bit), you take surveys, and you earn points for each one you complete. Curious Cat surveys take about three minutes to complete, on average. You can still expect surveys that are shorter and longer than that, though. Once you've reached a minimum amount of points, you can convert them to cash.

You will be taking four kinds of surveys on Curious Cat:
  • Questionnaires
  • Consumer Diary Studies
  • Opinion Polls
  • Short Surveys
And that’s all there is to it! Everything is pretty straightforward here. No fuss, no gimmicks.

Sadly, Curious Cat doesn’t have are a referral system yet. That’s pretty disappointing, because who wouldn’t want to share the love for surveys and cats? Hopefully, Curious Cat steps up and provides this soon.

Earning Potential

Each survey gives you about 20 to 200 points. 100 points is equivalent to around $1.32.

The amount of points you’ll earn every month depends on the length and complexity of the survey assigned to you. Surveys are usually targeted, meaning you have to fit a certain demographic to be able to complete it. And that tends to be variable.

Payment Methods

As soon as you’ve accumulated a minimum of 100 points, you can request a payout. Payment is sent via PayPal. There are no gift card options, which to me isn’t a big deal - cash is king, always. But some people might miss being able to redeem points as gift cards.

How to Join

It's super simple, simply register on their site, and download their app in your mobile phone:

Website: https://pawoints.com

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/curious-cat/id1234966243?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pawoints.curiouscat&hl=en

Curious Cat: The Pros and The Cons

As much as I adore cat, I need to give you an impartial review of Curious Cat. Here are two lists, one for the pros, and another for the cons, to help you decide whether Curious Cat is worth your time.

The Pros

Frequent surveys

I received notifications about available surveys several times a week. I liked the frequency, because it meant I could keep the momentum going and earn as much as I could on Curious Cat.

With some sites, it isn’t unusual for you to wait days (even weeks) for a single survey.

Fast payment

Payment is sent almost instantly! No waiting, no arguing with customer service, no hassle.

It’s safe to assume most of us use survey sites for the convenience. Quick payment is one of the things that makes a survey site convenient.

Low minimum payout

It won’t be hard to accumulate 100 points. I usually save my earnings for a really big payout, but low minimum payout is still a big positive. It’s great that most of us will have the flexibility to withdraw our earnings when we need it.

The Cons

No referral program

Referrals make up a large portion of my earnings on other survey sites. On some sites, particularly the ones with multi-tier referral earnings, referrals even became my main earning method. It would have been great if I had another way to earn on Curious Cat in addition to just surveys.

You can get screened out in the middle of taking a survey

A lot of sites do this, but it’s still irksome. Curious Cat will screen you out if you provide inconsistent answers. I have no problem with that. But I have a problem getting screened out because they suddenly decide I’m not part of the correct demographic for the survey. If that were the case, why did I have to take it in the first place?

Curious Cat is a new site, and I hoped they would bring new solutions to this frequent survey site problem.

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

Curious Cat is legit! They’re still new and will have a lot of opportunity for improvement. But as it is, they provide a great, solid service. Highly recommended!

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Your Turn

This review is based on my experience using Curious Cat. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried the site out? What were your earnings like?

Let’s hear your stories!

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Jun 14, 2018
Nice Curious Cat review! It’s good that even if it’s a new survey site that curiosity didn’t kill the cat (har har, one of my New Year’s resolutions should be to shut it with the bad jokes)!

Because I like both cats and making extra money from surveys, I decided to give this one a try around three months ago. My story with Curious Cat so far:
  • There was a bit of confusion at first because I accidentally downloaded a social media app with the same name! As if I needed another platform to get unsolicited messages (or worse!) which is why I was a bit shocked initially. So, let that be a word of warning to the rest of you haha.
  • I like that I can see how many potential points per survey I can earn right off the bat with this app. I can estimate how many points I still need to move towards cashing out.
  • Most of the surveys I’ve taken on are good for smartphones. Some - not so much. But overall, I’ve had a good mobile responsive experience with the app.
  • I found it pretty easy to cash out at just a hundred points! It helps that I already got bonus points just for signing up - although I would prefer if I can “pay” it forward via referrals.
  • There were days when I got screened out of surveys all the time, but I still managed to earn a point every time that happened. So, no real complaints here.
  • I find the entire mobile survey app very convenient because I can check out surveys to do while standing in line, waiting in the car for my kids to come out of school, or even while I’m waiting at doctor’s and dental offices.
I will give this app two paws up though it is far from purr-fect!


Rookie Wordsmith
May 16, 2018
Meow! Curious Cat is totally legit. Amos pretty much summed up what make Curious Cat one of the rewards sites you should most definitely try out. But I figured I’d add my voice to those that approve of the site, since this thread is way to short! Makes me wonder if Curious Cat is underrated – which is a shame, since I’ve had nothing but a good experience using this site. Here’s a summary of what I like about Curious Cat:

1. Super-fast payouts. Actually, payouts on Curious Cat arrive faster than fast: they arrive instantly. This is a big deal for me, since I like to know when I’ll get my earning for any site I use.

2. It’s cute! I know, I know. That doesn’t really have any direct effect to how much I can make on Curious Cat. But like amos said, when you consider the fact that all these survey sites look practically the same, it’s rad to find a site that looks unique and is fun to use.

3. You get lots of surveys to take. With some survey sites, the challenge isn’t answering the surveys. The challenge is just waiting to get stuff to do. With Curious Cat, I spent less idle time. And that’s good, because more surveys mean more earnings!