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Survey Pays Off

Prior to the Olympics I was offered a chance to participate in a study on my Olympics viewing habits. The company offering it was Opinion Square. Reviews and opinions on the company are very mixed… some very negative.  They promised some very large rewards for participation and I was hesitant to get my hopes up. I decided to take a chance and apply anyway.

I was accepted into the study. It required me to install tracking software on my computer, phone, and tablet. My virus protection software wanted to remove it. I was not thrilled by the idea of having my every click tracked, but I knew I have enough computer knowledge to get rid of it if necessary. Before the study even officially began I received my first payment as reward for installing the software. It convinced me to soldier on and complete the process.

When the study began, I was asked to record how I used each of my devices each half hour. The goal was ultimately to see how often and by what methods I viewed or found information on the Olympics. If I did this for one week, I would receive another payment. Completing every day of the Olympics would earn me a large bonus.

All the work payed off today when we used the money earned to buy something we’ve been needing to replace for some time. So, what did we get?