In the land of surveys, there are a lot of opportunities, that’s for sure. Check out my 83+ favorite survey companies if you don’t believe me.
But one thing that annoys a lot of people is that most of these research companies often have high minimums before you cash out, making it seem like almost an eternity before you can even get your reward. I get it!
So, in today’s blog post, I wanted to do something a bit differently.
Unlike my favorite survey companies post, where I post all of my favorites, regardless of the minimum payout, I’m going to focus on survey companies that allow you to cash out immediately, regardless of your balance.
As always, everything I do here is 100% legit and even tested/reviewed before I recommend it.
For some reason, if you see a shady company on this list, do let me know and I will do my best to dig deeper and potentially remove it.
With all of that out the way, let’s explore the many legitimate survey companies with no minimum payout or in some cases, a payout as little as $1, $2 or $5.
NOTE: Before I begin, I will list some websites that have a very small minimum payout, all less than $5, but I will let you know before you start to read about them in the heading inside the parentheses. Regardless, I promise you that all of these survey companies have a payout minimum less than $5.
Surveys with No Minimum Payout (30+ Options)
Pinecone Research is highly coveted in the survey community for a few reasons.
For one, the company has pretty good reviews online, so much so, that the company sometimes shut down registration due to the high demand. In some cases, you may need an invite link to join.
And secondly, they are owned and operated by the massive research company, Nielsen, simply meaning it’s a brand name you can trust. They have been around for quite some time.
If you sign up with Pinecone Research, they award their members at least 300 points, which equals $3 in rewards, per survey. In short, you will always earn at least $3 per survey, the company’s minimum threshold.
Once you take your first survey, Pinecone Research will immediately mail you a $3 check on file at first, but as you continue to use the company and they confirm your address, you can choose from a variety of other options, including PayPal and multiple gift cards.
All surveys take up to 20 minutes to complete and occasionally send products to your home to test.
Signing up is 100% free.
- Website: Pinecone Research
QuickRewards allows you to cash out for as little as a penny via Paypal, making them one of the lowest minimum options on this entire list. Complete one offer and you’re already able to cash out. Very few other companies will let you do this via Paypay, trust me on this one.
According to the company, most of their offers credit in less than 24 hours, with payments in your account within 72 hours.
Since 2002, the company has helped consumers earn thousands of dollars by taking surveys, completing offers, playing games and more.
Signing up is free and is open to U.S., U.K and Canadian residents.
- Website: QuickRewards
Opinion Outpost ($5)
Opinion Outpost, owned by Survey Sampling International (SSI), is said to be the leader in online marketing research.
Around for more than a decade, Opinion Outpost focuses mainly on surveys and will reward you with points, with each point worth $0.10.
With a $5 minimum payout, it may sound like a chore to some, but there are actually some surveys that pay as much as 50 points or $5, making it extremely easy to reach your minimum in no time.
Keep in mind, however, that the $5 minimum is for an Amazon or iTunes gift card only, but if you want a PayPal instant payout, your balance must be at least $10 in rewards. Regardless, an Amazon card can be just as good as cash, at least in my opinion.
And that’s not all.
According to reports online, many members report receiving their payout in as little as a few minutes once requested, making it almost instantaneous. Compare that to competitors and this makes Opinion Outpost stand out above the rest.
Signing up is free and only takes minutes to do.
- Website: Opinion Outpost
instaGC rewards you to complete a variety of tasks, including surveys, completing tasks, searching the web, watching videos and so much more. It works a lot like Swagbucks if you’re familiar with them.
Known to have one of the lowest minimum thresholds at $1, you can cash out within minutes after completing at least an offer or two.
And yes, while I know this isn’t a no minimum option, per se, you’re not going to find many companies that allow you to cash out for as little as $1. This is almost as good as a no minimum since it’s extremely easy to do at least $1 in offers, trust me.
At the time of writing this, instaGC had a variety of $1 gift card options, including Amazon, Xbox, Walmart, Target and more.
To read more about the company, be sure to check out my in-depth review, showing you exactly how it works.
- Website: instaGC
Like instaGC, SurveySavvy has a $1 minimum threshold, but again, it’s extremely easy to meet it once you do a survey or two. This $1 threshold is almost as good as a no minimum since most of their surveys are valued at more than $1.
Focusing on surveys only, SurveySavvy has been around since 1999 and is one of the select few research companies that accept countries outside of the United States.
With no confusing points system, SurveySavvy simply rewards you with a dollar amount only, with the average survey paying $1 to $2+. You will know exactly how much you will get paid before you even start.
Aside from surveys, the company also has the SavvyConnect program, an opportunity that rewards you $5 per month when you download the tool and surf the internet.
- Website: SurveySavvy
I love Swagbucks a lot, and if you read a lot of my making money posts, I promote them a lot only because I personally use them and love the money I make on the side.
No, I don’t get rich, but I can easily make $75 a month in rewards just by doing the surveys alone. Trust me, once you have a system in place, it’s pretty easy to figure out which surveys are really worth your time.
With a very low redemption rate, rewards start at as little as $3.
For instance, while writing this, I could cash out for a $3 Amazon gift card, which, in my opinion can be done pretty quick, especially seeing that Swagbucks often offers a $5 bonus to new members.
Swagbucks is a must-have if you’re looking for some spending cash, and I can’t recommend them enough. Log in daily and be sure to attack at least three to five surveys a day to make $50 to $100+ a month.
- Website: Swagbucks (follow this link for a sign-up bonus)
SuperPay.me, much like Swagbucks and PrizeRebel, will reward you with cash to complete a variety of offers, mainly surveys.
And the nice thing about them is that they will credit your PayPal account, sometimes in as little as a few hours, once you hit $1 in rewards, which, at least according to my research, was super simple to do. Take a survey or two and you’re easily at $1.
As I’m writing this, the company has rewarded more than $2 million and has more than 800,000 members.
SuperPay.me is 100% free to join and even offers a small cash bonus just for joining! Be sure to read my review for more information.
- Website: SuperPay.me
OfferNation looked a lot like SuperPay.me when I signed up, but I will include it anyway as it’s yet another survey-like website that rewards you to do a variety of tasks, mostly surveys through offer walls.
Signing up is 100% free and the payout minimum is $1, which pays out via PayPal, but you will find that, again, it’s very easy to reach this threshold. In fact, I was able to reach it in as little as ten minutes just playing around.
With a lot of potential, I do want to review this website in the future, but for now, it doesn’t hurt to at least join to see what you can earn.
Joining is 100% free, and the company even offers a small cash bonus just for joining!
- Website: OfferNation
Earnably works with a lot of offer walls, most of which revolve around surveys and some offers you can complete as well.
Not the best option on the list, per se, but the company does offer a very low minimum payout at 125 points, which at least looking at the value, appears to be about $1 in value.
Another option if you want to earn a cashout fast as most offers will only take you a few minutes to do.
- Website: Earnably
E-poll is so close to having no minimum, but I will include them on the list anyway, seeing that the minimum is quite low at $5.
Founded in 1997, E-Poll uses its platform to ask questions, primarily in the entertainment industry, such as your TV viewing habits. Surveys are said to be quite fun, entertaining and even interactive unlike a lot of other tedious and what seems like mundane surveys.
In exchange for your answers, E-Poll will reward you with points, in which you can exchange for a variety of gift card options, including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and many more.
The average survey varies anywhere between 500 to 1,000+ points, with the point redemption rate varying depending on when you want to cash out. For example, 7,250 points equal $10 in rewards, whereas 18,750 points equal $30 in rewards.
Signing up is 100% free and your points never expire. Read more about this platform via my personal review.
- Website: E-Poll
MyPoints is a very popular online panel formed in 1996, rewarding you to take surveys, watch videos, shop and so much more.
Just like Swagbucks, MyPoints has a very low minimum set at $5, in which you can cash out for a variety of rewards, mainly gift cards from big-name retailers.
With a variety of survey opportunities and tasks, there’s no reason you can’t hit this minimum in as little as an hour or so.
- Website: MyPoints
Earn real cash with Qmee, all while on the go through the company’s official app and/or on your desktop when you download the browser extension.
Focusing mainly on surveys, this is probably one of the best app options if you want to use your phone instead of your desktop, but as mentioned, they offer a browser extension option as well. This extension appears to reward you while you search the web as you normally would.
With the lowest minimum possible at $0.01, you can cash out via Paypal the second you even have a balance if you choose.
Highly regarded online, at least sign up to see what surveys you qualify for.
- Website: Qmee
Consumer Opinion Institute
In comparison to the other survey options I list here, the Consumer Opinion Institute works in a different way since they mail you the survey to your home rather than ask you to fill out the form online. They do have online options, but the instant payouts rely upon the mailed versions.
Whenever you do receive a survey in the mail, the company will attach a check, usually up to $5, in exchange for taking the survey. Like any survey online, this value greatly depends on the length.
Expect to receive up to two surveys per month and plan on investing 15-20 minutes of your time when completing it.
Open to U.S. residents only but is free to join.
In some cases, the company may be looking for a certain demographic, but if they don’t accept you, you can always try again in the future.
- Website: Consumer Opinion Institute
Darwin’s Data revolves around legal disputes only, making it a great choice if you’re a fan of the law.
But, before you register, however, Darwin’s Data will ask that you request an invite, so unlike a lot of these survey companies that approve you instantly, Darwin’s Data will approve you based on the profile you fill out. It can take up to a week before you hear back.
Now, the great thing about Darwin’s Data is that they pay you $25 per survey, which is paid in the form of a Tango card.
And if you don’t know what a Tango card is, it basically works with more than 40+ retailers, including Amazon, Starbucks, and Home Depot, to name a few. In order to redeem this card, you will purchase your items through the official Tango website, not the exact retailer.
- Website: Darwin’s Data
I wrote about Mindswarms in my $100 per survey guide and wanted to include them here as I consider them to be a fantastic Paypal option.
Founded in 2008, Mindswarms collects data from video surveys, so as long as you don’t mind completing the survey via video, you can take advantage of some great rewards.
Paying $50 per survey, signing up is free, but before you do so, just make sure you have a working webcam to qualify as you will need a profile video on file.
Like all survey companies, the surveys you do receive will greatly depend on your demographic, but if you get one, you will get paid $10 per question, with the average survey paying $50. Payments are sent out via PayPal about 24 hours after you complete your questionnaire.
- Website: Mindswarms
PrizeRebel is so close to having a no minimum threshold, but I wanted to include it here since I find them to be a great way to earn a few dollars on the side.
With payout minimums as little as $2, it’s not that hard to earn that in a few minutes by taking a survey or even completing one simple offer. Right now, for instance, you can cash out for a $2 Amazon or iTunes gift card, but if you wait, there are many other gift card options.
I wrote about the company in the past, but in short, PrizeRebel works just like instaGC I mentioned earlier, wherein you can get paid to complete surveys, watch videos, perform tasks and so much more.
The company was founded in 2007 and has sent out more than $17 million in rewards.
Signing up takes less than 10 seconds and is 100% free to do.
- Website: PrizeRebel
Grabpoints works similar to that of instaGC, PrizeRebel and Swagbucks, offering you points in exchange for answering surveys, completing offers and watching TV.
Rewarded with points, you will need at least 300 points to redeem a reward, but this is pretty easy to do since each point is only worth a penny in value.
Like most of these websites, the redemption options vary based on the total, but you can cash out via Paypal for as little as $3 if this is your goal. The company also offers many other rewards as well, including gift cards and even Skrill payments.
Founded in 2014, the company has more than four million members, awarding more than $5 million! It’s free to join.
- Website: GrabPoints
Engage In Depth
Engage In Depth is more known for their larger surveys, with some people reporting making up to $225 for one survey. They also offer focus groups where you can participate in person and be rewarded for your time.
Based in Maryland, Engage In Depth will e-mail you whenever a survey opportunity exists, but much like other research panels, you will need to qualify for the survey to be rewarded.
Simply sending a check after each survey, the process is relatively easy as there are no points to keep track of.
Signing up is 100% free, but if you do so, just make sure you fill out your personal profile in full to increase your chances of landing a high-paying survey.
- Website: Engage In Depth
Known as one of the oldest survey panels on the internet, the company has more than one million panelists and pays after each survey.
With no points system, Esearch simply sends you a survey invite, along with the cash incentive, usually ranging anywhere from $1 to more than $5 via PayPal.
The average survey can take up to 15 minutes to complete, with members reporting an average of one survey a month.
Joining is free, and the company accepts members from around the world, but most studies do ask for U.S. participants.
- Website: Esearch
Forthright, just like Esearch and a few others mentioned here, will send you your reward immediately after you complete your survey.
These survey invitations are sent directly to your email with a dollar value amount, with validated members receiving their rewards instantly after completion.
Aside from PayPal, Forthright also offers Bitcoin, Amazon gift cards, Tango cards, donations and bank payment options as additional payment options as well.
Surveys typically range anywhere from $1 to $5+, with loyalty bonuses attached for completing multiple surveys.
Forthright is 100% free to join. Just sign up with your email and wait for an invite.
- Website: Forthright
I have mentioned BzzAgent before, particularly in my product testing jobs post, but I will include them here as well because, technically, they are considered a survey website in a way.
Operating since 2002, BzzAgent will send a product to your home, generally from a well-known brand, and you will be asked to test the said product for a certain amount of time.
At the end of your campaign, you will then be asked to upload a picture of the product, leave a review online and/or even write a personal review. All jobs are different, but you will know exactly what the job entails before you accept it.
Once submtted, you are then rewarded and even get to keep the product.
Like a lot of these companies, BzzAgent will pay you immediately after your campaign ends, simply meaning you don’t have to wait for a minimum points balance before you cash out.
- Website: BzzAgent
In business since 1986, well before the internet survey scene took off, the 20/20 Panel still exists to this day and rewards you for taking surveys and even participating in online chat room focus groups.
The company has a very low minimum account balance set at 500 points, which is equivalent to $5, but since most surveys on this websites, especially the discussion-based studies pay much more than this, you shouldn’t have a hard time meeting this balance.
It’s free to join, but as with most survey companies, make sure you fill out your profile in detail to maximize your survey chances.
- Website: 20/20 Panel
MobileXpression ($5, but only takes one week to earn)
MobileXpression is unique in a way that you don’t really have to do anything but download an app and that’s about it. Just use your phone as you normally would and get rewarded in doing so.
Once downloaded, the app will then track your mobile data/phone usage to help better understand your patterns and behaviors. Keep this in mind.
After you install the app and let it run for seven days, you will automatically receive a $5 Amazon gift card for your time.
- Website: MobileXpression
HitPredictor has a $5 minimum payout rate, but from the reviews I read online, most could reach this threshold relatively quick.
Unlike most survey websites, where you answer mundane questions and go onto the next page to do the same thing, HitPredictor is unique as it revolves around music.
Rate 10 songs, leave a comment and HitPredictor will reward you with a $5 Amazon gift card, it’s as easy as that.
Operated by iHeart Media, HitPredictor is free to join and is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to rate and listen to new music.
- Website: HitPredictor
PollPass will reward you whenever you chat with what’s known as the “Pollpass bot,” a chat robot that asks you a variety of questions such as what you bought, things you live and so forth.
Kind of like a survey website, PollPass is similar in the way it asks questions, with the exception it feels as if you’re using an instant messaging system. Members say it feels more modern and tends to be more fun.
You will need 5,000 points to cash out, which equals $5 in rewards, and you can choose from an Amazon gift card or Paypal option.
Saving these points is said to be slow as conversations only pay up to 40 to 80 points on average, but nonetheless, it’s another option with a very low minimum payout.
- Website: PollPass
OpinionSquare, a subsidiary of comScore, has more than two million members and focuses primarily on surveys.
With a very low $5 minimum payout, you will receive what’s known as “tokens,” in which you can eventually cash out for a variety of gift card options or even cash.
Sent about three to five surveys a month, it could take you a week or longer before you hit the minimum threshold, but it could be much faster all depending on your demographics.
- Website: OpinionSquare
InspiredOpinions, powered by the Schlesinger Group, conducts a variety of research solutions, including surveys, webcam studies, telephone interviews, in-person focus groups and more.
Largely focused on the U.S. market, they do accept members from the UK, Germany and Spain, too.
Paid in points if conducting an online activity, InspiredOpinions will reward you with points, with every 100 points equal to $1. Once you acquire 500 points, you can cash out for Amazon gift cards. In-person focus groups, on the other hand, can pay up to $100+ for one to two hours of your time.
On average, expect up to 10 invites per month, but this is greatly dependent upon your demographics.
- Website: InspiredOpinions
Bizrate Rewards ($5)
Bizrate Rewards sends up to two to three surveys per week, with an average value around 50 to 1,000+ points.
Every 1,000 points equal $1 in value, with the minimum threshold quite low at 5,000 or $5 in value. Rewards include more than 100+ gift cards, including popular options such as Walmart, Amazon, and Nike, to name a few.
Much like the companies I have already listed, Bizrate will send you e-mail invites, asking you to take a survey, and if you qualify, you will receive the reward once complete.
Operating for more than 15 years, Bizrate could be another option to consider if you want a very low redemption rate.
- Website: Bizrate Rewards
Founded in 2000, SurveySpot, operated by Survey Sampling International, offers surveys in exchange for great rewards.
With a low $5 minimum payout, you can choose from PayPal or even Amazon, iTunes or air mile redemptions.
Aside from survey opportunities, the company also offers a $10,000 quarterly sweepstakes draw and an instant game, where you can play a slot machine or scratch game to win additional prizes.
Most surveys pay an average of 50 to 100 points, with each point worth $0.01. Seeing the company has a 500-point minimum redemption rate, it could take a week before you’re able to cash out, however.
- Website: SurveySpot
As you can see, there are quite a variety of survey companies out there that either has no minimum payout restrictions or a very low payout minimum, sometimes as low as $1.
For most of the survey companies I listed, it shouldn’t take you long at all if your goal is to cash out for $1, $2 or even $5 for whatever reason. Seeing most surveys are often worth $0.50 or more, I don’t see why it won’t take you less than 24-48 hours with most of these companies.
While these are just the companies that have no or low payout restrictions, remember there are a ton of other companies, most of which I recommend and can be found here. The minimum payout can be much higher for many of the companies I do recommend, but honestly, a lot of these bigger companies, such as Swagbucks, offer a lot more surveys than some of the companies mentioned here. Don’t let these higher payouts intimidate you.
As always, I will try my best to keep this list updated.
If you know of any I’m missing or simply want to comment, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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