Rack Up Big Points With e-Rewards

Last night, I crossed a milestone with a company that you may never have heard of. In the past three years, I have now earned 30,000 JetBlue points with e-Rewards, worth $450 in spending.* And I haven’t tried very hard.

e-Rewards: Surveys for Fun And Profit

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Potential travel rewards. Don’t worry, there are others.

e-Rewards is a company that rewards you for taking surveys and, with the decline of eMiles, it’s clearly the best one out there. Best of all, it’s easy.

They’ll send you surveys, most of which take 5-20 minutes. In return, you’ll get e-Rewards currency, which is simply dollars. Sorry, they’re not real dollars. Instead, they can be used for miles, points or gift cards (You’ll probably earn enough to help support an iTunes or Starbucks addiction.). While the amount of currency that you earn generally correlates with the length of the survey, you’ll occasionally find short ones that pay a lot and long ones that are worth only a little. Once you earn enough points, you can trade them in for rewards. I’ve found fulfillment to be much faster than the 4-6 weeks that they advertise.

A Few Things to Note:

  • You can’t actually sign up for e-Rewards; you have to be invited by one of their partners. Invitations go out frequently. I get them all the time, even though I’m already an e-Rewards member.
  • The company that invites you will be the only reward option in its category. For example, if you get an invitation from American Airlines, it will be the only airline mileage option that you have, although you’ll still have numerous hotel and gift card options.  So if you’re  really excited about earning JetBlue points, don’t accept an e-Rewards offer from United. Instead, wait for one from JetBlue or one of the non-airline partners.
  • You’ll get something, even if you don’t qualify for the survey. This is one of the best attributes of e-Rewards. Sometimes, you’ll start a survey but, after a minute or two, you’ll get disqualified because you didn’t meet the characteristics of the desired panel. I’d say that I get disqualified from 70-80% of the surveys that I start. But even if you get knocked out, they’ll still give you a small reward, just for trying. Those smaller rewards can add up!
  • Finally, every once in a while, they’ll throw you a question that tests whether you are actually paying attention or simply checking boxes. For example, in a long list of questions, one of them might be, “Check the box all the way to the right.” Companies are paying for the data and they want to make sure that it’s accurate.

Bottom Line: e-Rewards is an easy way to pick up some extra points. They credit quickly, the surveys are not particularly onerous and the rewards are good.

 


*Beginner’s Hint: JetBlue’s TrueBlue points are worth about 1.5 cents each. Unlike many major airlines, you can use points for any flight. The cost in points simply goes up as the cash ticket price goes up. For example, a $150 flight would cost about 10,000 points (1.5 cents* 10,000), while a $200 ticket would be about twice that.

 

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    • Mike on February 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Hi, thanks for the question. It’s one of the most frequent that I get.

    Sadly, you can’t sign up for E-rewards, or even be referred by a current member. You need an E-rewards partner to invite you. There’s no way, as far as I know, to request an invitation.

    • MAOLYS on February 18, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    Hello, Firts, thank you for your post, very informative. Second: I wanna try e-rewards, Can you please send to me the invitation link ? Thank you.

  1. @GR Downtown,

    Definitely agree that nothing is “free,” and since I don’t cheat and use fake data, I am aware of what I’m giving up. The time is actually the bigger issue for me, so I try to do them while watching TV.

    Before making their recent changes, e-Miles had contacted me to use a quote from the site. I suppose that I should have been suspicious right then but, even after they moved to a dollar-driven site, it still looked good. Then, all the free offers began to disappear and it hasn’t recovered.

    • GR Downtown on March 26, 2018 at 8:51 pm
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    Also, E-miles USED to be really good too–not as good as E-Rewards, but the program is not what is once was. There are too many trick offers on there–You sign up for free samples for example. However, they basically want your entire data bank of information for 25 lousy miles. I have yet to complete one of those endless surveys. Now I just avoid them. E-Miles is good, however, during December. You can make gifts to charities and generally receive double miles. If you are going to support the charities anyway, then it make sense. However, some of the charities require monthly gifts and I have found that those are difficult to discontinue despite repeated requests.

    • GR Downtown on March 26, 2018 at 8:46 pm
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    I also love E-Rewards. My E-Rewards invitation was through La Quinta. What is great about that is that you have a full lineup of airlines to choose from. (If you join through an airline, then you are limited to that airline, but have lots of hotel option. If you sign up through a hotel, you are limited to that hotel, but lots of airlines.) I prefer the airline miles.

    You do have to be careful answering questions and have to be consistent. Otherwise, they will shut down your account. I had that happen once when I clicked on the wrong age. And with that I lost a lot of currency. So I now generally redeem as I earn.

    Last fall I took a flight to Vienna on Austrian Air in business that was mainly funded with United miles earned on E-Rewards. That flight was 70K miles. Amassing that many miles took a very long time, but it was worth it. Also, a good portion of my return business class flight from Dublin to the USA was funded with Avios earned through E-Rewards.

    It’s easy to look at these miles as “free.” However, they do take time to accumulate and you are giving valuable data to them. Nothing is really free. Not even a free lunch.

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