In this SurveySavvy review, I will be sharing my experience with this great cash paying surveys site!

SurveySavvy cash surveysSurveySavvy is one of the best online paid survey panels. Owned by Luth Research, LLC, a market research leader since 1977,  it has over 1.5 million members participating in their paid online surveys spanning over 190 countries. Luth Research, LLC is an affiliate of Luth Research, Inc., a preeminent market research firm with over two decades of experience conducting market research surveys.

Join SurveySavvy Survey Panel (world wide, 14 years and up)

SurveySavvy Survey Rewards

SurveySavvy pays members cash (via check) for participating every online paid survey and focus group. If you don’t qualify for a given survey, they will enter you into the SurveySavvy Sweepstakes – a monthly drawing for fifty $10 prizes. The minimum requirement to request payment is $1.

Who can Join SurveySavvy Panel?

Age Requirement
At least 14 years old. (SurveySavvy is a good panel for teens)

Open to Countries
SurveySavvy accepts members from all around the world!

Click Here to Join SurveySavvy Online Survey Panel (world wide, 14 years and up)

My SurveySavvy Review

SurveySavvy is a very reputable market research paid survey company, and also is the very first online paid survey site I joined, so I have been a SurveySavvy member for about 5 years now. They send surveys regularly. At the beginning, most of the surveys I received are IT related. but starting about two years ago (2007)  I also get more general surveys in a variety of topics as well. IT related surveys seem have higher payout, but general surveys usually pay quite well too. I also have done high paying phone interview and focus groups for Survey Savvy. I receive about 2-3 surveys every month, and qualify about half of them. I have made close to $400 dollar since joining SurveySavvy panel.

SurveySavvy pay cash via check, you need to request payment yourself, and there is no minimum requirement to request payout and I suggest you cash out as soon/often as possible (according to SurveySavvy’s Terms and Conditions, you might get charged “Service Charge” if you are inactive for 12 months) I generally receive my survey payment check in about 5 – 8 weeks afer requesting payment.

It is my experience/observation over the years that Surveysavvy offers panel members decent and better cash compensation per survey compare to other survey panels including those “top” survey panels on my list.  Following is a check (image, click to enlarge) I recently received from SurveySavvy.

SurveySavvy Surveys Cash Payment Check

SurveySavvy has a good two-tier referral program. You get incentives when the friends and family you have referred complete surveys, and you also get incentives when referrals of the friends and family you have referred complete surveys.

SurveySavvy also has good panel support – I have emailed their support a couple of times, and received response within 2 – 3 business days.


SurveySavvy is a reputable and great market research survey company and I highly recommend them!

Sign Up with SurveySavvy Paid Survey Panel (world wide, 14 years and up)

Thank you for reading my SurveySavvy review, I hope you find it helpful. Please feel free to share your experience, and any questions regarding SurveySavvy surveys are welcome!

34 thoughts on “SurveySavvy

  1. i got installed the sUrvey savvy app .iam an indian when i ll get my first survey helpme plzz i amnt getting this

  2. Logged into my account, and saw this:

    New promotion for US members: Earn up to $60 for enabling digital tracking on your internet connected devices. Take the Project Gold survey

    The digital tracking refers to install installing SavvyConnect to your qualified devices.

  3. Received an email from SurveySavvy today:

    Subject: Exclusive SavvyConnect Incentive Opportunity

    Hello Mei,

    Earn $1.00 a day by having SavvyConnect installed and active on your PC and qualified mobile devices, and also be entered for a chance to win an iPad Air!


    Have SavvyConnect installed and actively sending data on your PC and at least one qualified mobile device by Sunday, February 9th, 2014 and keep it installed and active for 15 days. The iPad Air sweepstakes drawing will take place the week of March 10th, 2014.

    Earn $1.00 per day that the SavvyConnect applications for both PC and mobile are actively sending data by 2/9/2014 for 15 days total. The $15 incentive will be paid out in 2-4 weeks after the sweepstakes ends during the week of March 10th, 2014. This is in addition to any quarterly incentives.
    An entry into the sweepstakes for a new iPad Air!
    The list of qualified devices for participation can be found on the SavvyConnect System Requirements page.


    In addition to the incentives, your SurveySavvy account will be upgraded to SavvySelect status by installing SavvyConnect on your PC and mobile devices. This means your future check requests will be paid out within a week of request, instead of having to wait the standard 4-6 week processing time.

    We work hard to earn and keep your trust by following a strict Privacy Policy. The privacy policy is always available at the footnote of any page on the SurveySavvy website. We never sell or share your personally identifiable information; our clients only get to see anonymous or aggregated data.

    SavvyConnect Privacy Policy

    If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ or contact our SavvyConnect support team. You can reach us toll free at +1-800-465-5884 ext. 8075 or by emailing

    Notice the deadline to install SurveySavvy Connect is Feb.9. I wonder why they sent out the email two days later?

    • Hi! Welcome to! Here is how it works:

      First you signed up/join the SurveySavvy Panel (they accept members worldwide) and fill out your profile. When they have paid surveys they will email you and invite you to take the surveys. If you qualify and complete the survey, you earn the money they promise in the invite email and you can log into your account and request payment as long as you earn at least $1. You can also log into your account to check available surveys for you. Hope it helps, and good luck!

  4. SurveySavvy currently has two good/high paying surveys:

    Study 166752 – Estimated length of survey: 18 minutes, Incentive: $13

    Study L6049 – Estimated length of survey: 30 minutes Incentive: $10

    If you don’t receive email invite, check out your account “center” for available surveys/projects.

  5. Just want to update on SurveySavvy payment – it took about 3-4 weeks to receive my last check. It’s getting better. Also I tried a $20 survey today, but didn’t qualify though.

    • Three years!? Not even one survey invite? That’s is very unusual. I wonder maybe the email went to junk folder? Can you log into your account – now you can see your available surveys from your “account center”. I also suggest you contact SurveySavvy support, there might be something going on with your account. Good luck!

    • Soly, just wondering if you have contacted SurveySavvy yet? I am thinking maybe you signed up the wrong panel? Just guessing. Anyway, good luck.

  6. Phishing scam targeting SurveySavvy members. Do not reply to emails for $150 business evaluation.

    2013-04-16 Fraudulent Business Evaluation
    SurveySavvy® has identified a scam which offers an opportunity to do a Business Evaluation for a $150 incentive. The scam requests that members send their contact information via email to a non-SurveySavvy email address. If you feel you have been a victim of this scam, please let us know by contacting support and utilize the consumer protection services linked below.

  7. SurveySavvy currently is offering $1 for registering and confirming your email address with SurveySavvy. Offer valid until 3/31/2013 and to US residents only. The dollar will be credited to your account within 72 hours of activating your account.

  8. Email received from SurveySavvy:

    To keep up with changes in technology and its impact on privacy we are updating our privacy policy. The new policy clarifies what personal data we collect, our safeguards against improper use and how we determine what may be considered personal information. This new privacy policy is effective April 27th 2012.

    The changes primarily specify our interactions with you regarding cookies in your browser, integrations with social networks and how some of our products such as SavvyConnect™ collect data.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding these upcoming changes contact

    On another note, within the next week you will notice some major changes happening to the website. We are modernizing our technology, making the site more efficient and user friendly, and providing the best possible service and product to both you and our clients. Look for more improvements in the future.

    As always, we thank you for being a valued member of our community. We look forward to providing even more value to you in the future as we find ways to improve our products and services.


    “major changes”…”making the site more efficient and user friendly”…Hope they provide the member survey history!

  9. It might be a little late for this, but…this was in one of the survey invite emails…I guess Oliver’s tips on getting referrals comes handy! 🙂

    Announcing our February and March REFERRAL CONTEST! $1,000 DOLLARS in CASH PRIZES!

    First Place $300
    Second Place $200
    Third Place $100
    Fourth through Tenth Place get $50 EACH

    We’re even going to have a raffle for the next 25 Runner Ups for $50 so everyone has a chance of winning. Use the link below to refer your friends and family to win!

    Winners are announced on SurveySavvy’s facebook page:

  10. The surveys, when they do come are great and quick, but the referral program helps a lot and it is mutually beneficial.

  11. I agree with a few other people here in that surveysavvy is an okay survey site, but is poorly operated.
    I get maybe a couple surveys a week but only qualify for maybe 3 a month.
    Cashed out at $10 and waited 12 weeks for a check. contacted them and got a response a couple days later saying a check would be sent out.
    One week after I contacted them I got a hand addressed envelope in the mail with an apology for the delay in payments this year.
    I just cashed out another $12 check this time we will see what happens.

  12. so.. when are u supposed to get the surveys? i havent recieved any… seems like a waste of time… try u get paid to read emails

  13. You get surveys rarely and the rewards are credited onto your account in 6 weeks, then you have to wait for another 10 weeks after you request a cashout. I’ve been waiting for a $6 check for 15 weeks now. When you contact them all you hear is nonsense excuses, they think that the people are fool. It is not a money problem, it is a matter of honesty and principles. NEVER GET INVOLVED with those SCAMMERS!!!

  14. While I think it is a legitimate survey site, I think it is poorly run. You really cannot track what surveys they credit you for because it just the number of surveys and a dollar amount. Such as you completed 10 surveys for $8.00. There is no way to track it back to any log you may keep of surveys completed. They also seem to take forever to credit you for a survey. The one good/bad thing is I don’t qualify for many surveys but they disqualify you fairly quickly so you don’t waste a lot of time.

  15. Update – I still receive 1-3 surveys a month and qualify for 1 survey every other month. Still no phone interviews and product tests. I still don’t do the referral program. I have made less than $27 in 2 years. I haven’t had any problems with them. I just cashed out and then I will close my account, not worth my time.

  16. I receive 1-3 surveys a month. I qualify for 1-3 surveys every other month. I havent done any phone interviews or product tests. I dont do their referral program. I have made less than $20 in 1 year. I cashed out and received the check within 3 weeks. I havent had any problems with them.

  17. AO, when did you take the surveys? You might need to give them a little more time to credit your surveys. If you don’t see credits 4 weeks after you took the surveys, contact their support.
    Make sure always save survey email invites from any survey companies if you qualify and complete the surveys.
    If you want to get paid, you need to request a payment at the member page. SurveySavvy do NOT send out payment automatically.
    Surveysavvy is a good paid survey site. Good luck!

  18. I just singed up recently, but i have already done 2 surveys and sent out 11 referrals, but when i nothing was in my account = 0

  19. I’ve been a member of SS for 3 months and have made $2. I keep updating my profile regularly but I just don’t get many surveys. One good thing, as earlier post mentioned, is the no minimum payout. I’ve received 2 checks for $1. I’m still hopeful because I’ve heard good things.

  20. Hi Barbara,

    Survey Savvy does not give points/rewards for the “Profile Surveys”, those surveys are designed to get more information from members so they can send more targeted surveys to members. Most survey sites don’t give any rewards for profile surveys as well.

    You can read my post at the message board thread called “Paid Survey Tips”, where Tip #4 I discussed about those profile surveys.

    If you have successfully qualified and completed a survey, it might take a while to have the credits posted. If you don’t see money in your account after a few weeks, I would suggest you email them, their customer service is pretty good (I have contacted them before.)

    I haven’t receiving many surveys as I used to, but maybe because I haven’t fill out their profile surveys yet.. I know those surveys are pretty long.

    Anyway, Barbara, Survey Savvy is not a scam, they are a reputable market research company and they will not share your personal information with anyone.

  21. I have spent more time and energy supposedly pre-qualifying to eventually qualify at this site than any other and have accumulated 0. I firmly believe this site just collects info for their own benefit to sell under the guise of potential survey qualification. To date I have taken all their static surveys and three others that were sent to me and have an account balance of 0. Looking at previous posts, it seems the way to ‘make money’ with them is to refer. They are using your personal info in what way?? Actually qualifying for some elusive survey or just mining for data to sell?? Since other sites have actually rewarded points (money) and this one hasn’t, considering all the time I have put into it, I’ll concentrate on the ones that compensate for my time and info.

  22. I received my first survey today. It said it paid $1 for a 10 minute survey. Not much, but I decided to participate anyway. Wow was that the longest 10 minutes that I ever spent. I didn’t time the survey but I would have to say that it took from 20 to 25 minutes of my time. I was not happy with the time vs pay. I hope that I have a better experience with them in the future. I’ll post my later results.

  23. Can someone give feedback on what the likelihood is of completion of a survey (and therefore getting paid for it) ?!?

    I find survey sites that require you complete the survey to get any cash/credit to be the biggest scams because you’ll find it difficult if not impossible to legitimately ‘complete’ a survey according to them

  24. Hi Jaime,

    Yes, SurveySavvy has a great referral program! Also they have more high paying surveys, I received three $25/$35 surveys just this month! Oh one more thing is you can cash out no matter how much you have in your account (even you only have $1.00!), not like some other sites you have to wait to reach minimum!

  25. aha, now I see why you like it:

    “Completing surveys is rewarding, but the most effective way to earn money is through our patented referral system (Patent No. 7194448 & Patent No. 6446044). We pay members an average of $2 for every survey a member’s referral completes and an average of $1 for every survey their referrals’ complete.”

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