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17+ Surveys That Pay Cash Instantly

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If you’re a fan of taking surveys, you may already know of the many legitimate options out there.  If not, be sure to check out my 80+ favorites to see which ones I recommend.  There are quite a few that can keep you busy and make you a lot of cash for the month.

While all of the options I mentioned in that guide are 100% legitimate, the problem is that many of them take quite some time to pay you.  I’m talking a week, sometimes more, even if you hit the minimum in one day.  Many of us just don’t have the time to wait.  What if you need the money now?

In today’s post, I wanted to talk about the many survey companies that pay out instantly.  

Yes, just complete the surveys, reach the minimum and request your reward.  In doing so, you will have cash in hand in less than 24 hours.

If you want to get cash instantly, then here are some fantastic options to consider.

As always, my options are always 100% legitimate and 100% free to join.

Surveys That Pay Cash Instantly

NOTE:  All of these options are almost instant.  Don’t expect to click a button and get a PayPal payment in five seconds.  Instead, it could take up to 24 hours.  To me, that’s considered as an almost instant option in the survey world.


Freecash has a variety of surveys, many of which come from third-party providers, just like; however, what makes them stand out above the rest is that they have amazing leader boards.  For example, when I was writing this, they were giving the top earner for the day $500.  That’s the highest prize I have ever seen with a GPT-like website.

If you’re going to use a site and complete a lot of surveys, you might as well come in the top results to win a bonus.  They do pay out bonuses to the top 1,000 users for the day/month.

If you want something that’s much different than your traditional survey site, then this is one to consider.  They pay out fast and redemptions only start at $0.50.

Branded Surveys

Formerly known as MintVine, Branded Surveys focuses on just surveys, paying up to 300+ points ($3 in value) each.  You can also earn points by taking polls, logging into your account and even disqualifying for a survey.

Unlike many of the research companies out there, the average survey here only takes a few minutes to perform, so it won’t take too long to hit your minimum threshold.

You will need to earn at least 1,000 approved points before you’re able to cash out, but when you do, payments are processed in less than 48 hours., like PrizeRebel, is another GPT-like website.  It’s not my favorite, but I won’t prevent you from joining as they are legit, as stated in my review.

In short, they will pay you to take surveys, complete offers and even refer friends.  There’s a lot to do, but I didn’t find them to have the highest payout rates in comparison to competitors.  Again, it’s another option as I like to include every legitimate option possible.

Nonetheless, the company does pay out within 24 hours and you only need $1 to cash out, making it one of the lowest minimums in the industry.  Out of all options I mention on this list, could earn you cash the fastest.

Survey Junkie

I have mentioned Survey Junkie so many times, particularly in some of my favorite posts, how to make $10 fast and get paid to answer questions online.

If you’re a fan of taking surveys and that’s it, then Survey Junkie is one to consider as that’s all they focus on.  The dashboard is extremely easy to use and most of the surveys you fill out will only take minutes to complete.  You can read much more about the company in my very in-depth Survey Junkie review.  In short, they are 100% legitimate and work with some of the world’s biggest brands.

You do need to reach $10 before you cash out, but some members are eligible for a $5 payout, however.  For me, it only took a few days to hit this threshold.  For some, it’s a lot less.  It really depends on your demographic, but no matter who you are, it’s not that hard at all!

Once you cash out, the redemption is almost instant as long as your profile is verified.


InstaGC is another favorite of mine.  As the name proclaims, you can get cash instantly after cashing out.   Now, as a fair warning, it can take a few days for your first payout, but after that, it’s almost instant.

The cool thing about InstaGC is that they work with a variety of offerwalls, simply meaning there’s always a variety of surveys to complete and keep you busy.

You only need $1 to cash out, so you could cash out as early as today.

Survey Time

After you sign up with Survey Time, they will ask you to answer a few questions to help create your profile so that they can send you targeted survey opportunities.  This can be said with any research company, however.

The cool thing about Survey Time is that they make it easy, paying you $1 for every survey you complete.  There are no points to figure out nor do you have to worry about how much a future survey will pay.

According to the company, they do offer instant payment options for PayPal, Amazon and other gift card options, such as Target and Walmart.

Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research is very unique in that they will send you $3 (300 points) after you complete your first survey.  The only problem, however, is that they send you a $3 check to your address to confirm your identity.  This is only at the beginning when you sign up, though, as it only gets better once you complete your first survey.

Nonetheless, it’s an awesome research company as every survey that’s sent to you will always be worth at least $3, and you can cash out at any time via PayPal.  Again, after you complete your first survey.  Amazon gift cards and additional gift card options are available as well.  It’s a great almost instant option after you confirm your address.

Pinecone Research is by invite only, so you will need to be invited by another panel member.  Lucky for you, you can follow this link to get started today.

To learn more about this awesome research company in depth, I did write a review talking about what’s expected of you as a panel member.


PrizeRebel is one of the many highly reputable GTP websites online.  You can do much more than just take surveys.

They were founded in 2007, and as I write this, they have paid out more than $19 million to more than their NINE million members.

The nice thing about PrizeRebel is that they have more than 500+ gift card options, with new options added all of the time.  Since they are almost all electronic, you can expect your reward pretty quick.

Once you hit $5 in rewards, you can request a cash out and get your reward within 24 hours in most cases.  Now, if you’re a “gold status” member, then you can get your rewards almost immediately, usually no longer than 10 minutes!  When I played around with the site, it was very easy for me to hit the $5 threshold.  I’m talking an hour at most to hit it working at an average pace.

I wrote about this GPT site in the past if you want to see more in how it works.  Plan on making anywhere from $0.05 to $20+ per survey/offer.


Research PaidViewpoint online and you will find a ton of praise.  It’s an awesome survey panel that I have been using for months now and can easily clear $10 to $15 for the month with very little effort.

Operated by “Ask Your Target Market,” the company wanted to revolutionize the market research industry by making it easier to answer surveys.  They don’t focus on the long, drawn-out surveys that take 20 minutes of your time.  You won’t find that here.

Every survey you complete, you earn cash, and, best of all, you will never be screened out of a survey once you start.  This is huge!  For me, most surveys only took minutes to complete.

You do need to reach $15 in your account, which is a pinch above average, however, once you hit it, payments are made within 72 hours of your request.  All payments are paid via PayPal or in a gift card of your choice.


As yet another GPT website, Offernation offers a variety of things to do, not just surveys.   If you want to complete surveys, however, they had quite a few to choose from, most of which come from the popular offerwall providers.

From offers to contests, you can stay busy here, but I wouldn’t expect to make a ton as the options are pretty limited, at least according to my personal research.

The cool thing is that Offernation pays its members three times a day, meaning the average payout time is less than four hours!  Not only that, but you only need $1 to cash out, making it a very fast option if you need the cash now.

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is another free tool that connects you with businesses and corporations to offer your opinion.  Every survey sent typically is worth five to 50+ points, with each point worth $0.10, on average.

In taking the surveys, you only need to reach $5 in points if you want to cash out with an Amazon gift card or $10 if you want PayPal cash.   Regardless of which option you choose, it doesn’t take that long to reach this balance as they appear to always have a steady flow of survey opportunities.

Once you cash out, it’s not uncommon to see your reward arrive in your inbox within a few hours.

ClearVoice Surveys

Operating since early 2006, ClearVoice Surveys prides itself upon offering fun and engaging surveys where you can share your opinion for a variety of rewards.  They work with thousands of everyday companies you probably heard of, providing them with your feedback to help improve their product and services.

As with all of these options, you will get rewarded a certain amount, usually around $0.10 to $3+ for every survey you complete.  You can even test your luck with their sweepstakes for the chances to win hundreds of dollars.  Most surveys only take 10 to 20+ minutes, the industry standard, and it shouldn’t take much to reach the minimum threshold.

To cash out, they do ask you to reach at least $10 before doing so.  Once you do, most of their gift vouchers are said to be processed immediately.


RewardingWays is part of the Offernation and family, the reason why it looks eerily similar to those templates.

It offers the same opportunities many of the other companies I already mentioned and is another option to consider.  Even though it’s part of the two websites mentioned, it appears you can still create an account and earn cash.

From surveys to completing offers, you can cash out with as little as $1 and be paid within 24 hours.

RewardingWays offers payment options via PayPal, Skrill, Amazon and even Bitcoin.

This website isn’t as well known as I don’t promote them as much, but they do offer payout options that pay in less than 24 hours.

They do offer surveys, but it appears they work with third-party offerwalls and don’t offer anything unique.  It’s still an option, though.  Aside from surveys, they also offer paid offers, paid emails and shopping opportunities, to name a few.

You will need at least $15 to cash out, but it shouldn’t be that hard seeing that many of the surveys pay $0.50 to $8+ each.

Quick Thoughts

The very popular Quick Thoughts app will reward you to take surveys and even quick polls, some of which pay up to $3 each.  They even offer special local missions where you can earn even more.

You will have to wait until you hit $10, but after your first cash out, all payouts after will be almost instant.  They just do this in order to verify your account as fraud is rampant in this industry, sadly.

As I write this, the app has more than one million downloads with a solid 4.1/5 star rating.

Forthright Surveys

Forthright focuses solely on survey opportunities, sending you an email every time you may qualify, along with the survey value.  They even claim you can earn up to $10 a day!

After you complete your study, you can either log into your account cash out as there are no minimums or you can wait to build up your balance.  The choice is yours.

Once you validate your account, you can receive your rewards instantly, either via PayPal, Bitcoin, Amazon or Tango Cards.

100% free to join!


Mindswarms is much different than the other options mentioned you will be asked to record a video, usually answering up to seven questions.  All in all, it should take about 10 to 20 minutes of your time, but the payouts are huge.

For every video you complete, Mindswarms will reward you with $50, which is sent directly to your PayPal 24 hours after you send in your video.

As long as you’re comfortable on camera, this is, by far, one of the highest-earning, instant opportunities.  Who wouldn’t want to earn $50 for 20 minutes of your time?

To get started, you will need to complete your profile and then apply to a study to get approved.

Make Money App

The “Make Money” app doesn’t have a desktop version like the many options I already mentioned.  Instead, you will have to use your phone to earn your cash.

Said to be the highest paying app, you can earn cash by downloading apps, playing games or even completing surveys.  There’s a lot to do.  Once you hit $15, you can then cash out, which is said to be “super fast.”

The company notes that it will only take a day or so to hit your minimum.

The “Make Money” app has more than one million downloads with a 4.6/5 rating on the Google Play store.

Final Thoughts

If you want to get paid instantly, then, as you can see, there are quite a few options.  Remember; I just wanted to include the instant options only.

If you love surveys, there are so many other options that are just as good, if not better, but take a few days to process your payment request.  To see these options, refer to my surveys that pay out via PayPal, the best survey apps, survey companies with a very low payout and 83+ survey companies posts.

You won’t get rich nor will you be able to quit your day job with these options, but you could earn $25, $50 or maybe $100+ a month.  It really depends on how hard you work and how often you do them.  If you want a few dollars right now, then there’s no better way than to sign up with the many options mentioned above to start earning.

As always, if you want to comment on the companies already mentioned or you have one in mind, then you’re always welcome to add your thoughts in the comments below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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