- Apr 16, 2018
I would consider myself a survey site junky. I’ve tried using lots of different survey sites, and have maintained my membership in several (legit) sites. Filling out surveys, as well as a few other tasks, is an awesome way to make a few bucks. But to maximize your savings, it’s best to use several sites, which is what I do. That way, if one site doesn’t have any suitable surveys, you can always go to the next one.
I heard about Quick Rewards through the survey site community. Since I’m always on the lookout for ways to make money, I looked into it… and as far as first impressions go, it didn’t look very good.
But I’ve also tried a lot of dubious-looking sites that turned out to be legit. And Quick Rewards could be one of those sites. So, in the name of fairness, I gave Quick Rewards a shot.
I’m sharing my experiences with you, to help you decide whether you want to include Quick Rewards to your regular survey site rotation. Let’s go!
The page design looks pretty amateurish. It looks like the designer used clipart from a 90s version of Powerpoint. (They claim to have been around since 2002)
There isn’t a whole lot of information on the company, or their programs. A website may not look pretty, but it should at least have all the relevant info out there in the open.
Up to that point, I was not impressed.
What They Promise
The info that is available is pretty basic. You take surveys, shop, take offers, play games, and watch videos and get rewarded for it. They also promise the following:
- Quick Crediting: Most offers credited within 24 hours
- Quick Cashouts: Cash out for PayPal with as little as a penny or for Gift Cards starting at $5.
- Quick Payments: PayPal payments sent within 72 hours and Gift Cards within a week
- Quick Customer Service: Same-day email responses to your questions, from real people
Beyond that… nothing. It doesn’t tell you how many points you’ll earn per task, and how many points are equivalent to one dollar.
An older version of the site did mention that surveys pay a minimum of 50 cents up to $1. But if you didn’t know that, it wouldn’t be unreasonable for you to think there was something questionable about Quick Rewards.
Taking Surveys on Quick Rewards
Quick Rewards used an algorithm to match you with appropriate surveys. That’s standard practice among survey sites. The interface of the site is also easy to navigate. But the site does have a weird glitch.
In the middle of completing a survey, I would sometimes get a message stating that I wasn’t actually qualified to take that survey! How could this be? The site is supposed to have an automated way to connect people to surveys they could actually take. This was pretty frustrating.
But for the sake of my review, I kept trucking. Their customer service rep asked me to send them evidence of the error (a screenshot, which I took the moment I got the error message). They promised me a “courtesy” credit. I appreciated the effort, but frankly, they wouldn’t have had to do that if their algorithm wasn’t so janky in the first place.
And that’s the best-case scenario. It gets worse.
I did manage to complete a few surveys… only to discover later on that I wasn’t being paid for them! The site mentioned something about me not clearing the cookies on my browser. I’m not a tech guy, but I don’t see why that should stop me from being paid for work I’ve already done.
What sucks is it usually takes 72 hours to process cash payouts. That meant it took me three days to learn I wasn’t getting paid!
So I went back to customer service and got promised another complimentary credit. This is frustrating, to say the least.
The site also has a loyalty program, but when I click the link, I get a message stating that their loyalty program is being revamped. Since I’m an optimistic guy, I’d like to think that also means they’re revamping their, uhm, entire site.
I know I’ve been ranting about them in this article, but I really do want them to succeed. Let’s hope there are positive changes in store for this company.
Other People’s Experiences
As a reviewer, I also need to consider the experiences of other people. I need to be somewhat objective. While I may have had a sucky experience trying to use Quick Rewards, other people may have had better experiences.
So I did some Googling and found very little info. A few sites shared the same frustrations I had. From the looks of it, I’m one of few users who stuck with the site. (Admittedly, I only stuck with the site to be able to write a detailed review… otherwise, I would have left right away)
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Okay, I’ll tread carefully and qualify my answers. Quick Review is not a scam… at least, not technically.
The algorithm that is supposed to send you suitable surveys simply does not work. I had a frustrating time trying to answer surveys, and sometimes did not get paid for the ones I completed (in effect, I gave them free work).
But here’s the thing: I don’t think there was any malice on their part. It doesn’t look like they purposely set out to rip people off.
That doesn’t excuse them for having a barely-working system, but it does give me hope that Quick Review can still improve their services in the future. And when they do, I’ll be willing to try them out again.
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This review is based on my own experiences using Quick Review. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you also used Quick Review? Did you manage to complete any surveys, and how much did you earn?
Let’s hear your stories!