GrabPoints (Formerly ZoomBucks) – Third Redemption Received

Name: GrabPoints (Formerly Zoombucks)

Program Type: Paid Search, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos,  Crowdsourcing, Paid Referrals, Cash Back Shopping, Contests, Paid Apps, MTurk Alternative

Referral Program? Yes, pays 10% of referral’s qualified earnings.

URL: http://www.zoombucks.com/index.php?ref=freebiejunkie

International? Yes, accepts all countries.

Amount earned: $15.00 Payments arrive in under one week.

Zoombucks Payment Proof:

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Initial impression and review:

ZoomBucks is a multi-portal GPT site very similar to Swagbucks, but with a few cool extra incentives. You earn in much the same way, but they also have a paid to promote program you can apply for. In all honesty I didn’t spend a whole lot of time there, and think I should give them a second look, as this seems to be a good extra earning alternative.

Recommended? Yes, definitely!

Originally posted: 12/02/14
Last update: 01-15-16

StoreHours24 – Closed

Originally posted: October, 2012

Name: StoreHours24 (Site is closed)

Type of program: Crowdsourcing, Data Entry

Date joined: 09/28/12

Referral program? No

International members? North America only

Paid? Yes, paid many times.

Total Received: $763.71 Paid

Current status as of December, 2015: The data entry bonus program is closed.

For anyone looking for an alternative place to work, I’d suggest FusionCash for US/Canadian residents, and ClixSense for all other countries. You won’t be able to make as much there as you can at StoreHours24, but they both pay on a regular basis.

Review: I found the original site, iStoreHours, via one of my PTC programs. I thought this looked like it could be a viable alternative for MTurk, so I decided to give it a shot. In a nutshell, you’re paid for entering the store information and hours for various retail and service businesses. This information is for a cool free mobile app and widget by the same name that’s available for Smartphones or Websites.

There’s not much to registration; just a name and email address is required. They pay  $0.05 per new store added, and once I get on a roll, I’m able to enter about two stores per minute. This is pretty much in line with the standard $0.10 per minute that most crowdsourcing opportunities over at MTurk offer, and there’s plenty of work to do.

It takes a few days after submission to get your entries approved, to be sure that they are valid and correct entries and not duplicates.

Their member support is excellent. I’ve written to them twice with small issues, and both times they responded in less than 24 hours. They do occasionally close the submission form from time to time for maintenance, catch-up, and when they reach goals for new entries, but they always list when they’ll be accepting work again.

I really like this site as a good Mechanical Turk alternative. You don’t have to go searching for work to do. You can just sit down and start entering away for as little or as long as you’d like. Just be sure to read the rules on the site to see how they want the addresses formatted, and what types of entries are permissible to avoid rejections.

In a nutshell, as long as your entry is unique, has correct information that can be verified, has no glaring punctuation or spelling errors, has a real, physical address and is not a duplicate, you will make money. If you enter gibberish, bad information, or a business that is already in the database, your work will be rejected. It’s very easy!

I also love the idea of the app itself, as well. Coming from a metropolitan area where many places like large grocery stores or WalMart are open 24 hours, the idea of wondering if something was open was foreign to me. Once I moved to a small, rural location, I was surprised at the number of stores that had different opening and closing hours for every single day of the week.

Definitely grab the app for your smartphone, especially if you travel a lot.

 

StoreHours24 Payment Proof:

They pay often and consistently, so I don’t feel the need to update these screen shots any longer. Screenshots from older 2012 payments are here and here, if anyone needs additional proof. They pay via PayPal or Amazon Gift Cards.

Originally posted: October, 2012
Last update: 12-15-15

 

Gift Hunter Club – Paid 15 Times

Originally posted: January, 2013

Name: Gift Hunter Club

Type of program: Paid Referrals, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos, Crowdsourcing, Contests

Date joined: 12/18/12

Referral program? Yes, pays a percentage of referral’s earnings two levels deep. They also have special promotion bonus for every 50 active referred users.

URL: http://www.gifthunterclub.info/?id=5905

Paid? Yes! Minimum redemption is $5.00 Amazon Gift Card for 500 points, or $2.00 PayPal for 240 points. They also offer WalMart $10.00 Gift Cards for 1,000 points, and a wide variety of other retailers at various point levels. Payments are received within a few hours of cashing out.

Total Received: $56.00

Gift Hunter Club Payment Proof:


International members? From what I can see on their blog, it seems to be Spain, US, UK, France, Canada and Australia right now. I’ll update as I find out more.


Initial Review and Impression:  I came across Gift Hunter Club via an email advising me that this site, originally launched in Spain, was accepting US members. I joined right before the holidays but didn’t have any time to really sit down and look it until after the New Year.

For those who are already members of sites such as SwagBucks, GiftHulk, and others, this site layout will be very familiar. There are many easy ways to rack up points. They have the usual daily surveys, an offer wall with as of right now ten different affiliated rewards sites offering the standard lineup of surveys, paid videos, PTSU offers and trials. They have their own separate paid video section, and are also Crowdflower affiliates, making this another good MTurk alternative. They offer reward points for making a Facebook, forum, Twitter or blog post, as well as offering points for posting payment proof.

They have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a blog and newsletter, for keeping up with news.

If you’ve got time to add another earning site to your daily routine, this looks like another fast and easy earner.

 

Originally posted: January, 2013
Last update
: 10/06/15

SendEarnings – Third Payment Received

Name: SendEarnings

Type of program: Paid Emails, Crowdsourcing, Paid Registrations, Surveys, Paid Search, Paid Referrals, Cashback Shopping

Referral program? Yes, pays 10% of your downline’s surveys, registrations, cashback shopping, tasks and coupon redemptions

URL: http://www.sendearnings.com/?r=ref3025615

Amount earned: $83.36

Paid? Yes! The site pays by check only

  1. First check requested 12/09/12, arrived 02/06/13.
  2. Check requested 11/03/13, arrived 11/09/13
  3. Check requested 02/21/15, arrived 03/04/15

Send Earnings Payment Proof:

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International? Yes! All countries accepted.

Recommended? Yes! SendEarnings is legit and not a scam. While the amount earned is low, I also don’t spend a lot of time on this site other than just the paid emails and paid searches. I definitely could have gotten paid faster if I had been more active. The site has been around for over 10 years, so it is another one that has stood the test of time.

Originally posted: 2012
Last update: 03/15/15

Inbox Dollars – 3rd Payment Received

Originally posted: December 15, 2010

Name: Inbox Dollars

Program type: Paid Emails, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Search, Crowdsourcing, Surveys, Paid Referrals

Date joined: 12/18/2010

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.inboxdollars.com/



Amount earned: $81.12 Paid,

Paid?  Yes!

  1. Payment requested 9/19/11, received 11/8/11.
  2. Payment requested 12/28/12, received 01/07/13.
  3. Payment requested 08/03/14, received 08/09/14

Inbox Dollars Payment Proof:

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Recommended? Definitely. I remember this one back in the “good old days“, and it’s still around. That says something. They even still had me on file, although all my points had been wiped out for not logging in for, oh, say 5 years. While not a big earner, it is a legit, paying site.

Originally posted: 12/15/10
Last update:
08/09/14

MicroWorkers

Name: Microworkers

Type of program: Crowdsourcing, Paid Signups

Date joined: 01/14/2011

Referral program? Not at present. They used to have a program where you couldreceive a $1.00 bonus once your referral earns $25.00, but this is on hold.

URL:  http://microworkers.com/?Id=950836c6

Amount earned: $27.79 Received

Paid? Yes! Once you reach the payout threshold, you need to request a PIN from them that will be sent to you via snail mail. When the PIN arrives (took about three weeks for it to come in the mail), you manually enter this into the site, and they will then process your payment. Payment options are Moneybookers or AlertPay at present time.

Just a word of caution that PTC Investigations moved this site to their Not Recommended list on 10/18/12 due to other member’s complaints of nonpayment. I personally never had a problem with my payments, and received my payment PIN in the mail with no trouble.

Microworkers Payment Proof:

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Last update:12/03/12

ClixSense announces commissions on downline tasks

 

 

ClixSense made a huge announcement today on the forum:

 

 

 

“Now you will earn commissions from the tasks that your direct referrals complete, based on your membership type.

Standard members will earn 5% and Premium members will earn 10% commissions from their direct referrals completed tasks.”

 

 

This is a huge plus for anyone with the ability to refer. People often ask if there is a referral link for MTurk (there isn’t). Adding this is another reason ClixSense is a good alternative to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for those searching for a similar site.

 

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