If you are looking to make some extra cash, online survey and offer sites are one of the easiest ways to earn quickly.
The sites below all pay in cash or gift cards when you watch videos, complete opinion polls, play games or take their offers.
These sites are all open to Canadians although some of them may pay in USD (not a bad thing with the exchange rate as it is!).
How much can you expect to make with these sites?
It truly depends on how much you dedicate to each one but you could easily make $500 a month from a couple of them, especially the ones with options such as watching videos and shopping. I easily make $100-200 a month from Swagbucks alone.
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Top Sites for Earning Money for Canadians
Nielsen HomeScan Consumer Panel
Nielsen Homescan works a bit differently than regular survey sites but it can be a lot more lucrative if you are willing to put in the time.
Here’s how it works:
- As a panel member, you will be provided with a hand-held scanner or access to the Nielsen mobile app.
- You’ll use the scanner or app to scan the barcodes on all products you (and other household members) purchase during any shopping trip.
- You’ll also record other information about your shopping trips, like where you shopped, how much you paid, how many you bought, and more.
- Once a week, you’ll transmit all of the shopping data you recorded to Nielsen.
- You will also be invited to take surveys on a variety of topics.
What can you earn?
You will receive points for each survey or shopping scan that you complete and can redeem these points for merchandise from the Nielsen catalogue.
Swagbucks is awesome for earning money quickly. They have a ton of surveys available every day through the “Answer” or “Discover” (check both) sections of their website.
There is currently a $10 welcome bonus for joining Swagbucks and completing a shop.
You can also complete other tasks for extra SBs points which you can redeem for gift cards or PayPal cash.
You get a reduced rate on the first Amazon.ca gift card that you order each month (2200 SBs instead of 2500Sbs for a $25 gift card).
For tons more information about Swagbucks plus tips to max out your earnings, check out this post.
High paying surveys for Canadians. A lot of the surveys are about societal issues and politics. I actually enjoy doing these surveys and find them quite interesting! Earn points that you convert into gift cards.
With iSay Surveys you can earn points for products and gift cards. It’s one of the larger survey sites for Canadians.
Pinecone offers free samples for testing as well as surveys. You can redeem your points for merchandise or cash (PayPal or prepaid visa).
Pinecone is one of the most lucrative survey sites for Canadians if you are accepted into their program.
Earn HiPoints for each survey you take and exchange for gift cards to stores like Amazon, Itunes, and Starbucks.
MyPoints has been around for years and pays in gift cards for points earned by taking surveys, watching videos, shopping and reading that you are sent from their partners. You can get a $5 bonus for completing your first 5 surveys with them.
The main difference is that Fusion Cash pays cash and not points that you convert into cash or cards.
You must have a valid PayPal account to use Fusion Cash and you will be paid in US Dollars. Receive $5 for your initial sign up.
Have you used any of these sites before? Do you know another survey site I should add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!
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