There are so many ways to save money. Which is a plus. But it can be hard to determine which apps are for you, and which apps won’t fit your needs. Which is a bummer.
One of the questions often fielded in the SavEars is, “What do you guys think of _____ app?” Or, its popular cousin, “What are your favorite apps for earning?” In the spirit of filling our savings lives with more pluses and less bummers, I’m going on an app investigation! Every two weeks, I’ll be reviewing a new app here, in the App Spotlight. What will I be doing during those two weeks? Trying out the app, of course! I want to make sure that I learn the ins and outs of the app before I report back here to ya’ll.
This week’s app is….
What is it?: An entertainment based survey site.
E-Poll provides a convenient online forum to express your opinions on a variety of issues that affect your daily life. Their goal is to give you an effective tool to project your voice through interactive surveys. Earn valuable reward points that can be cashed in for gift cards or other exciting stuff when you become an E-Poll member.
E-Poll is a unique earning app for a few reason, not least of all because it’s less an app and more a full site. Unlike other survey sites, E-poll’s content is very specific. The only surveys and polls you’ll be taking on E-Poll will revolve around entertainment: movies and television, occasionally music, too!
Free to sign up for, free to use, and most compatible with a computer, E-Poll rewards points for completed surveys. These points are then redeemable as gift cards, like PayPal or Amazon. There is a wide variety of gift cards points can be redeemed for, in a variety of payout amounts.
The best part of E-Poll is that they only send you surveys that you qualify for. When you sign up, you’ll fill out a profile. When E-Poll gets a survey you qualify for, it’ll be sent directly to you. No frustrating qualifying questions. No spending 15 minutes on a survey only to be disqualified for. E-Poll send you a survey that you’re guaranteed to be the desired demographic. It’s a great use of your time, since you’re guaranteed to see points for your efforts.
Who is it for?: Anyone who likes movies, televisions, or popular culture.
Do you have a little one who devours education tv shows? A bigger little who loves all things videos? A teen who hits the movies every weekend? As a parent of a child who consumes media, E-Poll is definitely for you. There are surveys geared towards parents of every age group and media interest.
Are you a tv junkie? Do have a favorite genre, channel, or star? E-Poll is definitely for you. I’ve taken surveys about my favorite shows, new shows, and even shows I no longer watch. E-Poll has surveys for every engagement level with media.
One of the best components of E-Poll are the longer studies. Sometimes you’ll be sent a date and time to watch specific shows over a few days, and sent follow up surveys to address the different things you watched. These are always high point value and especially great if you planned on watching the show anyway.
I gotta tell you, I love the surveys on E-Poll. As a huge pop culture junkie, it caters right to my interests. You want to know why I no longer watch a certain show? I’ve got eight reasons, let me list them all for you! You want to hear what I think about a new show coming in the Fall? Terrific, because I love seeing new shows before everyone else! You’re interested in why I allow my children to watch certain movies or play certain games? How much time do you have?
Everyone has a favorite show or favorite channel. Chances are you have some opinions about current media that will be useful to the folks over at E-Poll.
Where do I use it?: On your computer, though a mobile device (phone or tablet) will do in a pinch.
With the longer studies, you will need a tv and access to the shows they want you to watch. But the great thing about the way E-Poll does business is that when you fill out your initial profile, you can specify what tv access you have. So again, they’ll never send you a study or survey you are unqualified or unequipped to complete.
When do I use it?: E-poll will send you surveys as soon as they’re live. No checking in daily, no hoping to qualify. The surveys remain live for a period of time, which will vary by survey length and desired demographic. While you don’t want to wait a long time to complete your survey, you do have some leeway to complete it when convenient for you. For those with a full schedule, this is a great way to earn gift cards on your own terms.
The convenience of the surveys being sent to you was a huge selling point for me. As the mother of two littles, timing can be rough. Either I use all my time trying to qualify for a survey, or when I do get a survey my children have immediate needs. It’s always time to change a diaper when you’re in the middle of a survey. Having the surveys sent to me was great because I completed them on my time. All I had to do was wait until nap time, and bingo, here I come surveys!
Why do I use it?: To earn gift cards or PayPal deposits to contribute to your Disney Fund.
Reward cash outs begin at $5 and can go up to $30. Gift card options include Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, PayPal and you can even use your points to donate to charity.
One thing to be aware of with E-Poll is that cash out times are slightly longer than your average app or site. Your giftcards will come to you digitally and can take up to six weeks to be delivered.
Final Verdict: Highly Recommended. Between the interesting survey topics and the considerate use of your time, E-Poll is a an excellent way to learn money in a convenient way. Use Kristin’s referral and start off ahead of the game!
Think you’ll give E-Poll a try? Have you already? What is your reaction so far? Tell me all about it in the comments.
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey three years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!