Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Survey Adventures

Apparently, I'm boring.

Or at least according to the surveys I attempt to take through Swagbucks (http://www.swagbucks.com/). Normally I wouldn't join one of these types of sites but I've been hearing some good things about this one in particular. The person in question said she was able to fund a trip from Michigan to Tennessee through Swagbucks and another site. I was skeptical but when I visited Swagbucks, it had multiple ways to earn the bucks. One of those was taking surveys from sites they already checked out to make sure they were safe. They often give you quite a few bucks.

Except when you don't meet their criteria, which for me is about 90% of the time. Apparently for these surveys, a married white 20-something female who doesn't have to have the latest gadgets including a "smartphone", drinks rarely, is a homemaker on a budget, and whose family only buys used cars apparently doesn't have opinions that matter. The only surveys I've been able to qualify for involve grocery or retail shopping.

I get it, they are looking for people who can  give them opinions on products and services they actually use. I simply don't fit the bill. But it's no less annoying. Swagbucks is nice enough to give you one little Swagbuck for five of the surveys you don't qualify for in a day. Unfortunately for me, I fill that quota with great speed. And one buck verses the 50+ a survey gives out isn't much of a consultation prize. Not that it's their fault. That falls to the survey people.

I just want to know when and how I became too boring to survey.

Oh well. Now for something completely different.

This is Un-Yukai, a warbeast from one of my stories. No Stealy. He's Mine.