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Google Opinion Rewards to PayPal?

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If you’re a member of Google Opinion Rewards, you may be disappointed with your rewards.  Sadly, the only option you’re given are Google Play credits if you’re on an Android phone; however, if you’re part of the iPhone family, you can move your money to your PayPal account.

As stated by Google, “the terms and service are different dependent on your country and what type of phone you have.  In the United States, iPhone users can move their money to a PayPal account; however, Android users cannot.”

So, what happens if you’re an Android user?  Can you move your money to PayPal?  Are there loopholes?

Well, not really.

In today’s quick guide, I just wanted to briefly touch upon how you can transfer Google Opinion Rewards to PayPal

Google Opinion Rewards and PayPal

If you have an iPhone, then you can get your rewards sent to PayPal, and Google will send your cash to your email address on file.  This will be the same email you used when signing up for Google Opinion Rewards.

If you already have a PayPal account, make sure you use the same email address to avoid any troubles come cash out time.  If your Google email is not linked to your PayPal account, then you will receive instructions from PayPal as to how you can set up an account.

Each time you accrue at least $2 in payments, Google will automatically send cash to this PayPal account on file.  Again, your Google Opinion Rewards email address must be the same one you use with PayPal, and it must be an iOS device. This will be done automatically.  If rejected, you will have at least 30 days by associating your account with a PayPal address.

So, what if you have an Android phone?

Unfortunately, you’re out of luck right now, as there’s no legal way to receive PayPal cash.  While you could technically trade your Google Play credits to a friend for some cash, this may be hard to do.  There’s no way to do it as of right now.

Google could change their terms in the future, however, allowing PayPal for Android phones, but this is yet to be seen.

If you’re really set on PayPal, you may want to use an iOS device, but this investment will not be worth it since Google doesn’t send out a ton of surveys.  From my experience, I’m lucky to make a few dollars a month.  That’s a lot of money to save up for a phone.

Final Thoughts

I know these aren’t the words you want to hear, but it’s the reality.  Google Play credits hold very little value and you won’t be able to get much for them anyway, so I feel you’re better off using them as intended, such as buying an app, audiobook, etc.  However, if you are an iPhone owner, then you’re in luck as you can receive PayPal money.

There’s no guarantee PayPal will come to the Android in the future, but it could.  Just keep an eye on your app for an announcement.  Who knows?  It could come this week or maybe not at all.

If you have any ideas you want to share or you want to add to what I have written above, you’re more than welcome to in the comments below.  As always, thanks for stopping by!

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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