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.


International? Yes, accepts all countries.

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

Zoombucks Payment Proof:


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

Perk / PerkTV – First Redemption Received

Originally posted: 12/03/14

Name: Perk / Perk Search / PerkTV
Program Type: Paid Search, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos,  Paid Referrals, Cash Back Shopping, Contests, Paid Apps

Perk is another multi-portal GPT site, with the added incentive of mobile apps for videos, searching and shopping.

Referral Program? Yes, pays 500 points when your referral completes their first redemption.


International? From the Terms and Conditions page: “Perk, the Perk Rewards Platform, and Perk points are only available in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India. Any points earned outside of the locations listed are not eligible for redemption. Perk is working on getting Perk to your country so bear with us!”

Amount paid: $10.00 in Amazon Gift Card codes.

  1. $5.00 Amazon Gift Card request submitted 12/03/14, received 12/05/14
  2. $5.00 Amazon Gift Card request submitted 01/07/15, received 01/09/14

Perk Payment Proof:


Recommended? Yes! Great site, low redemption threshold and fast payment processing.

Originally posted: 12/03/14
Last update: 01/09/15


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.


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:


Last update:12/03/12

Panda Research – Payment Received!

Name: Panda Research

Date joined: 12/18/2010

Referral program? Yes


Amount earned: $50.00 Paid, $7.00 Pending

Paid? Yes! Requested first payout 02/18/12. I received the following message on my screen after requesting processing:


I received a “Panda Research Verification Call” email on 3/17/12. The email stated in part:

“We have found that many members do not answer our verification call due to not answering an unknown phone number. We are in the process of posting our phone number on the website, and at this time we ask you to contact us to verify your payment request and answer a few basic personal details to make sure that we can consider it as verified which helps us to keep fraud related activity in check. 

Once your account has been verified, your payment request will be submitted, and all payments are made directly to your PayPal account on the 1st or 15th of every month after the mandatory 30 day wait period from the day you submit for payment if phone verified.(except weekends or holidays) This information is also listed in our terms and conditions. “

They included a phone number for me to contact them. It took me a few tries to get through, but once I did they verified some information on my account, and advised I should be receiving my payment on 4/2/12.

Just as promised, the payment arrived! I am very happy to report that, contrary to all the negative reviews, is legit and NOT a scam!

Panda Research Payment Proof:


Survey Invitations Received and Result: The survey invitations received are more paid registrations than anything else. However they do reward higher than at other sites. Their dashboard does do a good job of keeping track what they send out, but I’m not overly thrilled with the minimum $50.00 payment. They pay by PayPal.

Recommended? Yes! I’m so pleased to add this site to the Recommended queue. When you google this program, you get tons of “OMG Scam” posts, but I was happy to see a recent post at College Student Making Money Online showing a payment proof.

Last update:04/02/12


Name: MemoLink

Type of program: Surveys, Paid Emails, Crowdsourcing, Paid Registrations, Paid Referrals

Date joined: 12/24/2010

Referral program? Yes, 50 points per referral plus shopping percentage (10% of points)
Amount earned: 6915  points
Paid? Not yet. Minimum redemption is 19,200 points ($10.00). You can get a check made payable to CASH. You can also get gift cards or gas cards starting at 19,200 points as well. You need to be an upgraded Memogold member to get payment via PayPal
Recommended? Time will tell. Back in the good old days, this was high on my recommended list. I don’t like that there isn’t a referral URL any longer, and that you need to send referrals through internal email only. Right now it seems like the majority of the points can only be earned through shopping, although they have a few paid videos and registrations.  I’ll give this a month to see how the new Memolink pays as opposed to the old one back in 2000.

Last update: 11/24/2011

Vindale Research

Name: Vindale Research


Program type:  Surveys, Paid Registrations


Date joined: 12/18/2010


Referral program: Yes




Last updated: 12/21/2010


Amount earned: $5.90


Paid? Not yet, Minimum payment $50.00


International Members? Membership is limited to US,Canada, Australia, or the United Kingdom


Last update: 09/20/2011