HCD Surveys Panel was created in 2005 by HCD Research, a marketing and communications research company that was founded in 1991. The company combines classical and sophisticated research techniques with innovative on-line applications that enable HCD Research to obtain comprehensive, meaningful data for customers.
Points redeemable for Cash (paid via Check).
You earn points for every online surveys participate in. 100 points = $1. On average, you will earn between $1 (100 points) to $5 (500 points) per study. If you disqualify for a survey, you will get 10 points which worth $0.10. A minimum of 1000 points ($10) is required to cash out.You can redeem your points for cash.
At least 18 years old
Open to Countries
HCD surveys is one of my favorite online paid survey sites. They don’t send out many surveys, however their surveys pay quite well, and I do like the fact you earn 10 points if you disqualify for a survey (which is nice and fair in my opinion) They seem to have more current events and political surveys, which are interesting, easy and short. Those surveys usually involve watching a short video and giving your reaction and opinion. They also have more health related surveys that pay quite well.
You do need to answer HCD’s surveys fast though since their surveys fill very quickly (due to the fact that surveys are interesting and pays are good.)
They use a point system, and points add up pretty quickly. Once you have 1000 points (which is quite easy to reach), you can request cash payment. They pay via check and usually take 6 weeks to receive check payment.
Following is a check payment I received from HCD.
1. HCD Surveys has a referral program, where you are rewarded 50 points for referring each friend.
2. HCD Surveys no longer accept P.O. Boxes as valid address – update your mailing address if you have a PO Box, otherwise you won’t receive payment check.
3. HCD Surveys also have two specialty panels for physicians and health-care professionals.
Overall I think HCD Surveys is a very good online paid survey panel, and I definitely recommend it!
October 19, 2009
Just saw this on HCD Surveys website homepage about a Scam Alert:
“HCD Research, Inc. (HCD) has been made aware that an unidentified third party has been mailing out false checks that require you to submit personal information in order to win a cash prize. These checks and requests are not real and are not from HCD. For your own protection, do NOT give away any personal information as it relates to this fraud.
We take matters such as this very seriously and are investigating the situation. If you are a recipient of this information, please contact us online or fax the letter to us at 908-788-7179.
HCD Research, Inc. (HCD) has learned that unknown persons have been mailing out fake checks to individuals with offers requesting participation in surveys, secret shopper, mystery shopper, or investigative shopper opportunities in exchange for the individual keeping some money after wiring money to some third person. The letters typically request that you deposit the check and wire money through money transfer companies such as Western Union or MoneyGram in order to participate. The information and the checks are NOT from HCD or any of its affiliates. Please do NOT cash these checks as it relates to this scam. We are in the process of investigating this matter. If you believe that you have received a check or letter with the name HCD Research or HCD Surveys that may be related to this scam, please contact us online or call 1-888-404-9393. For further information, please see www.fakechecks.org for information regarding check scams and prevention.”