Vetri Surveys App Review: Up to 300% More?

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The Vetri surveys app has more than 100,000 downloads with a decent 4.5/5 rating on the Google Play Store.  They claim that you can make up to 300% more than other survey apps, and that seems to be quite the claim; however, is this true?

If you’re new here, I try to review as many of these apps as possible.

Yes, there are a lot of great ones, but there are a lot of duds as well.  Even if these survey apps are legit, you won’t always make as much as you think.  Never plan on getting rich with these apps.  Instead, plan on making $3 to $5 a day, if that.  As long as you have that mindset, playing around with these apps is so much easier.

So, with that being said, let’s explore what the Vetri app is all about.

Can you really make 300% more?  Are there a ton of surveys to choose from?

Let’s see!

Who Runs the Vetri App?  Why Are They Different?

The Vetri app is operated by a company called the VETRI Foundation, which is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to “make sure people earn the full value for their opinions each time they take a paid survey.” Unlike all of the survey companies I talk about, they do not need to make a profit at your expense, so this means that they can pass almost all of the commission they make to use.  The reviews seem to state that this is true.  Simply put, they don’t take a commission.

The company is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and if you take a gander at its official company website, it seems that they are trying to do much better in the world, at least in comparison to its  competitors.  They believe in a fair data economy and want to put you in control of your data.  This includes making money from it.

Let it be known that whenever you use their app, your data stays in your mobile app and will always be encrypted.  This simply means they never have access to your data.

The company seems to have a good ethical sense, but just because they are a non-profit, it doesn’t always mean it’s worth your time.

The Surveys

Once you download the app, you will be asked to take a welcome survey, which is just a simple demographic survey to learn more about you.  It also asks what kind of surveys you want to take.  This is standard for almost any survey app.

This survey pays out $0.50 and you will need to complete it in order to start receiving surveys in the future.  This survey takes no more than a few minutes to complete.  Another profile survey will then follow as well, which pays $0.50, bringing your total to $1 just for letting them know about you.  This is nice because so many survey apps ask you to fill out a profile but they don’t pay you for your time.  This can be annoying.

After this is complete, the survey will search for surveys that match up to your survey responses.  Whenever you log into your app, you can see the available surveys or you can set up notifications to be alerted whenever a survey is available.  Notifications are optional, but I do recommend you activate them so that you’re alerted and you can act fast.  Surveys usually go fast.

Once you complete those first two surveys, your dashboard should then look something like this:

Keep in mind that you won’t qualify for these surveys, and this is standard for most surveys.  I always recommend qualifying for about 10 to 20% of the surveys you click on.

Most of the surveys you see on the dashboard will redirect you to a third-party offerwall, most of which you can find on other survey sites.  And, while they state that they pay more than most competitors, up to 300%, I just didn’t see it, to be honest.  Most of the surveys, and you can even see it in the screenshot, only paid about $0.10 to $0.70+, on average.  It’s nothing too outstanding.


To cash out, you will need at least $12.50 in cash, which is kind of high for the industry standard.  I prefer no more than $5, but $12.50 isn’t too bad.  I’m just saying you can find much lower thresholds on the market.

When it comes time to cash out, you can choose from the following options, all of which require $12.50 to cash out with the exception of Spotify ($10) and Apple ($15).

  • PayPal
  • Amazon
  • Spotify
  • Starbucks
  • Burger King
  • Chico’s
  • Chili’s
  • Sephora
  • Chili’s

All gift cards are sent directly to your email and can take up to 48 hours to receive.

The Pros:

  • good company behind the scenes
  • talked highly about online
  • PayPal and Amazon as well as other gift card options

The Cons:

  • some technical issues based on reviews I read
  • rejected for a lot of surveys (disqualifications)

Signing Up

If you’re interested in creating an account, it only takes a second, but it’s much different than most survey apps.

When you download the app and sign up, it doesn’t ask you for the traditional information, such as your name, phone, etc.  Rather, it takes you directly to the dashboard after you agree to the terms and so forth.

It appears the app will be tied to your phone and your phone only, but you can secure your account if you want to back up your information so that you can transfer to a new phone if need be.

To do so, you will just hit the “secure account” button, as seen above, and follow the simple prompts to do so.  All you have to do is copy the 12 words they give you so that you can access your account in the future.  It’s best to make a screenshot and save it to your computer, phone, etc so that you can always gain access in the future, no matter where you are.

Final Thoughts

5/10I like the idea of the app behind the scenes being that of a non-profit; however, I wouldn’t say it’s a mind-blowing survey app.  I think it’s one worth considering, but it’s not going to be one that pays you 300% more.  If you qualify for these surveys, you will make about $0.20 to $1 at best.  If you complete one or two a day, you can expect about $10 a month on average, but some report much less than this.  This is typical of a survey app such as this.

Almost none of the surveys you see will be unique.  In fact, almost all of them come from a third-party company, many of which you can find elsewhere.  This isn’t a bad thing, however.  You will just find that some have a lot of glitches, some of which are very annoying, such as not crediting you or disqualifying you after 20 minutes of wasting your time.  This can be found on almost all survey sites, however.

In the end, I say test it out. Set up the notifications and see what you can earn.  Depending on your demographics, you could earn more or less than other survey apps.  No matter who you are, however, you will never get rich.

That does it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, feel free to comment below.  Until next time…

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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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