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Vindale Research Review
Date Added: 8/19/2009     Reviewer: Traces2757
 
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Website URL: http://www.vindale.com
Company Name: Vindale Media, LLC
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Vindale Research Description

Vindale Research is a survey program that pays its members to complete consumer research surveys given by various companies. It also pays members to sign up for trial offers. This program is free to join, and it allows members to find surveys or offers on the site. It also sends emails to members when surveys or offers are available.

Vindale Research Detailed Overview

Vindale Research advertises itself as a survey and product evaluation program. It pays members to complete surveys and evaluate products and services. The evaluation part of the program entails signing up to try products or services for a trial period. Sometimes this is free, and sometimes it is not.

It’s free to join the Vindale Research program and when you’re offered a straight survey to do, you’re paid a certain amount, period. When you do an evaluation of a product or service in exchange for a cash reward, however, you may have to shell out some money before you get that reward. If, for instance, you are promised a payment of $15 for trying out a weight loss product for a trial period, and you have to pay a shipping and handling fee of $5, your pay is actually only $10. Members have to keep this in mind.

Evaluating products or services through Vindale Research also means having to keep track of trial periods so that you can cancel before those periods are up, unless you want to keep the product or service. When you are signing up for a lot of different things, this takes some organization.

Despite these warnings, Vindale Research is a legitimate program that does business the way that a lot of survey sites do. People can definitely make money with it, as long as they follow the precautions.

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Vindale Research Reputation

Members of Vindale Research report that the program does indeed pay, which is important. The only problem that people have with membership to this program is not really with the program itself. Some members have reported that when they signed up for an offer and cancelled before the trial period was up, they were still charged by the offering company. Unfortunately, this is not unusual, and trying to get that money back can be difficult. Vindale legitimately pays, but the companies that they deal with are often a problem.

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Misleading name - not a survey site at all

Vindale Research proclaims to be a survey site, but actually it is a take-a-trial-offer site, and what is worse, for taking the trial offers most of the times you have to give your credit card info. Everybody who did this knows how common it is to get problems with the cancellation of the credit card subscription. I`m member of this site over 1 year, and over 90 percent of all so called surveys were credit card depending trials. If you are ready to take the risk and have no problems to give your credit card details, this is a good site for you, if not, you are definitely wrong with this site. How you may take it, this is definitely not a survey site and misleads new members with it's name.
 
 


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avatar   by Alexanderr on August 22, 2009 at 9:58 PM CST

 
 
 
Glorified Trial Site

I, too, have been a member of Vindale Research for some time and have found that all of the surveys they send you are nothing more than trial offers for products that they no doubt get a percentage of for promoting. I have never done an offer with them, nor plan to do so as survey sites are supposed to pay you for the very valuable market research that you provide them with. This in turn is put forward to the sponsor showing results so that their next campaign will reach a larger or their potential target. Not like Vindale Research that offers to pay you once you fork out money to pay for shipping and their trial offers.
 
 


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avatar   by ladeda on August 22, 2009 at 9:57 PM CST

 
 
 
Don't Do It!

This site is absolutely WORTHLESS! I signed up for it and right away, was deluged in my mail box with thousands (NO, I'M NOT KIDDING!) of spammy junk mails, all trying to get me to buy junk. More than that, even though you say you don't want their useless stuff by subscribing to the take me off link, I'm STILL getting spam in my box, not to mention, Vindale will give out your address w/o your knowledge to companies they subscribe to! Most of the time I don't qualify for their surveys, & have yet to STILL make one thin dime from them. Avoid this one at all costs!
 
 


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avatar   by Watchdog on August 22, 2009 at 9:50 PM CST

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Just Not Worth It

This site when I first joined it had a nice little advertisement that claimed one could make $75 dollars easily with surveys and such. I figured surveys are something one can do easily, but when I was at the site all I found were offers. Surveys actually meant you had to sign up for offers and free trials. I didn't like that very much. I did get a few surveys that were not offers and made some cash, about $42. Unfortunately, I haven't seen a dime of it, it's been almost a year now.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by Elizabeth on August 22, 2009 at 9:28 PM CST

 
 
 
Very slow to verify

I have been with this site for a couple of months and I have to agree with most of the other reviewers. I have had $38 pending for over thirty days now. I have contacted support with no results. I have closed my account, not worth the hassles.
 
 


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avatar   by simtech52 on August 22, 2009 at 9:10 PM CST

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Personally I think this site is a waste of time. I signed up a few years ago thinking it was going to be an easy way to earn a little extra cash from home. I was never allowed to finish any of the surveys they sent me because I didn't have the specific qualifications they were looking for.

I stayed active on the site for about 3 months before giving up and looked elsewhere for other opportunities.
 
 


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avatar   by jassifli on August 22, 2009 at 12:57 AM CST

 
 
 
Where are the Surveys?

I have been a member of this site since around March of this year and haven't made anything. All I ever get from them is product tests which seem to cost a decent amount of money, without much reward. If you have a little money to fun you internet endeavors then it may be something to look into, but if you want surveys look somewhere else.
 
 


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avatar   by Fyrekisser on August 22, 2009 at 12:46 AM CST

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Not much Good...

I joined this Survey Site as it looked like it would be a good earner.

I rarely got anything through that would just be free to try. There was always a Credit Card needed and there were no actual surveys. Just ended up being another site for trying things out rather than just surveys.

So I really did not find this Site any use to me at all earning wise.

Not one I would recommend.
 
 


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avatar   by Blackpepper1 on August 21, 2009 at 11:11 PM CST

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Pretty lame survey site

I signed up with Vindale about 2 months ago. At first, I thought this was a pretty good survey site to earn money from. The reason I say that is because they give you 2 easy profile surveys that they have their membership base to send you plenty of "survey offers. " It really is just an hyped up GET PAID TO (GPT) site. All of the "survey offers" require you to spend money before you are able to complete them. I signed up to complete FREE surveys, not to pay money for something that I may or may not like. They basically dangle a compensation carrot in hopes that their membership base will pay to evaluate the product or service and then complete an experience or follow-up survey. The problem with that is your experience or follow-up survey does not automatically "qualify" you to receive the compensation they said you would get for completing the survey in the first place.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by hdjohnson on August 21, 2009 at 10:51 PM CST

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Not very good but not very bad. A legit site

Vindale research is a free to sign up survey site. How it works is that you are sent a certain number of surveys to complete by email every week. Most surveys average at about $5 each but what I didn't like was that the surveys often are very long and sometimes you do not qualify for the surveys which is a real bummer. They payout at $50 which is also another dislike because earning money is slow and it takes months of work to make that amount. Since joining this site a while back, I have only cashed out $50 once and gave up as it was too slow and not worth the time for me. One thing I did like was the number of surveys they send and how much they are worth but everything else needs improvement especially the minimum payout.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by GGevork on August 21, 2009 at 10:31 PM CST

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I do not like this site

I have joined this survey site for a month and now I am disappointed with Vindale Research. It is not a real survey site but a trial offer one because you can not receive many regular surveys. You have to fill out a credit report when you do product trial offer, which makes me upset. I do not know whether it is legit or not because I do not receive payment or any free products.
 
 


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avatar   by Jessi on August 21, 2009 at 1:49 PM CST

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Not a bad survey site

If you're looking to complete surveys this isn't a bad site. I have been a member for a few months now and while I don't do the trials I have made a small amount of money. I don't want to get into the mess of worry about paying for shipping on "free trials" or worry about when to cancel a trial. So I know my earnings aren't what they could be, if I were willing to do more on the site.

It's not a bad site, but certainly not one of the best. If you're good at doing the trials and keeping on top of things to cancel, then this might be a great way for you to earn some money. For me, though, I just do the occasional survey and am slowly earning with Vindale Research.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Jennlk84 on August 21, 2009 at 1:48 PM CST

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Do not like them

I joined this site and my experience was less than grand. I don't like sites that say they are about doing surveys, and then expect you to pay out money for things which is what I was getting from them. They would send me trial offers to sign up for and then I would have to try and keep track of all the dates of the free trials to make sure I cancelled before the allotted time ran out. I really can't say much about the surveys they have because I never received an actual survey from them. I'm not sure that they even give out real surveys. If you are like me and are not willing to part with money to work for them, then I really can't recommend this site.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by greatwolf75 on August 21, 2009 at 1:48 PM CST

 
 
 
Not impressed with this site

First of all, the site hardly even GIVES you any surveys and if they do, you probably wont 'qualify' for them anyway, forcing you to do their so called 'trial offers' which require you giving them your credit card details - and you have to pay for these so called 'trials'. Ended up quitting this site and moving to alternatives.
 
 


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avatar   by Darkfrost on August 21, 2009 at 11:34 AM CST

 
 
 
Not a good site for me

I have been a member of Vindale for over a year now. I eventually quit even looking at the emails they sent me because none of the offers I received were free. They all required that I provide a credit card number for after the "free trial. " Since I know the problems I've had in the past with these "free trial" offers not canceling properly, I am not willing to do these any longer.

I have never received a regular survey from them. It seemed like a great deal of wasted time looking through emails that did not interest me.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by renitaperrone on August 21, 2009 at 9:54 AM CST

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Vindale thought I was a sucker...

Maybe that's not the right wording to use, but that's how I feel. I joined them last year. I never got many regular surveys, but I always got many emails about their "product trials" where I would have to buy the free trial of the product in order to get paid. I've said time and time again, I do not like IFW sites that are disguised at survey sites. My belief is, with surveys you shouldn't have to pay ANYTHING in order to get the product to try. So, after a month of waiting for a real survey, I left.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by drknlvly6781 on August 21, 2009 at 9:53 AM CST

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Don't like Vindale Research

I signed up to be a member of Vindale Research about two years ago. I thought the site sounded interesting and it was advertising a $75 payout. I quickly became disappointed with the site, because I was looking for a survey site and they offer mostly product trials. I didn't get any surveys, but I did get a lot of spam. I'll stick to Inbox Dollars or Cash Crate if I want to do trial offers.
 
 


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Decent for trial offers, surveys not as much

In general, I am very wary of giving my credit card number out to sites like this, especially when they're offering a 'free trial'. I joined Vindale thinking that it was a potentially good site to take surveys for money, but was disappointed to find out that nearly all of the money-making opportunities come from these trial offers.

I'm sure that if you're adamant about keeping records of the dates the offers you sign up for are ending and making sure you cancel before they can charge you, there is the potential for making a good bit of cash from this site. However, I choose not to participate in most of these offers.

When it comes to actual surveys, I have been sent a grand total of two since I've been a member, and didn't qualify for either. Give this site a go if you're tenacious enough to keep up with the trials, but keep in mind it can burn you!
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Fennelfoot on August 21, 2009 at 8:39 AM CST

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I Don't Get This Sites Appeal

In doing research before joining Vindale, I had heard all good things. After joining I was completely disappointed. To me this is just a glorified trial offer site. I can't understand why people go gaga over this site. You can hardly do anything with taking out your credit card, and when you don't have to it still is not worth it. Regular surveys are to few and far between to ever reach payout. If you like doing trial offers you will probably like this site, otherwise stay away.
 
 


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Worthless for me..

I joined Vindale Research about a month ago. I was very excited and when I was going to do my first survey, I realized they wanted me to fill out a credit report and do the free trial which later on I would have to pay for. I wasn't too happy with the idea so I let this survey go and waited for the next one. I eventually got a new survey to complete and it was sort of the same thing. They wanted you to sign up for a trial and then complete the survey. It just didn't go for me. I stopped attempting to do surveys with Vindale and closed my account.
 
 


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