Survey Savvy is a great survey company, one of the best actually and longest. I’m always fishy of companies that want you to download and install things while using a proxy so they can track everything you do for cash. But Survey Savvy offered me $50. And since I don’t do any banking or things of that nature I figured why not. They told me in July I would get my payment. July came and that was when I was told,
“After reviewing your participation for the SavvyConnect Mobile beta study it
was determined your participation didn’t met the 3 month requirement. Active
participation was determined by how long the SavvyConnect mobile beta app
remained active within the 3 month period. Thank you for your continued
participation.” Note AFTERWARDS they told me, even though I contacted them before hand asking about tracking. After asking about my payment was I even told how running it on an Android device is why I wasn’t paid. Since when is an Ipad an Android device? I believe they were looking at the wrong account or just pulling excuses out of the air to not pay me. Note you also can’t install things on an Android that are created for an Ipad. It’s two entirely different programs not to mention languages. So there is no way it would install. All this communication took place with a “David”.
Point blank lies to cover them not wanting to pay $50. I use my mobile devices daily. I expected as much because originally, they wanted me to run it on my computer. To the point they were calling me weekly and emailing me as much. Finally after going off on them that I run two businesses and don’t care to put my members’ information at risk did they stop.
If you wish to join Survey savvy you can sign up here: http://www.surveysavvy.com/?m=385002 Just don’t join their Savvy Connect panel, as I don’t feel it can be trusted. Yes some may have actually be accepted and paid, and who knows you may too. But I personally wouldn’t take that risk.
I’ve had no issues being paid by Survey Savvy other wise. $1- $15 per survey is well worth it. Survey Savvy pays by check when you request it.
Update: I was recently contacted by Brian on behalf of SurveySavvy, Savvy Connect
pertaining to this blog entry. He wanted to take the time to explain further why my data wasn’t useful and offer an apology for the miscommunication. He also said they are working hard on better communication with their members. I was encouraged by that, seeing how this went down so very badly. He not only offered his words, but he was kind enough to offer a call to further explain things. We came to a mutual understanding.