Thursday, October 20, 2011

Survey Says

It can now be revealed; the name of the toothpaste for which I did a survey.

I like this. My biggest complaint was that it is so thick that it's hard to get out of the tube. If I'm having problems, someone with genuine arthritis in their hands would never be able to get the paste out. I get to keep the unused portion so this is my toothpaste of choice right now.

Would I buy this in the store? The suggested retail price is comparable to any of Crest's current offerings. I don't buy it unless I have a coupon or it's on sale, and, even then, what's the sale price? If the difference between a tube of this and a tube of, say, Aim, is $2.50, that $2.50 is a loaf of bread or a box of cereal. It's about maximizing what I can get out of my limited resources. Still, I will keep this brand in mind. It will be interesting to see when or if this product is released and what the ultimate price will be set at.

So, doing this survey netted me $8.00 in fake money. I decided I should "spend" some of this accumulated cash. The survey company used to have more items available. I did not want Omaha Steaks because there was nothing I could get free. I had to make a purchase. I do not want free magazine subscriptions. I have too many to read as it is. That left me with adding frequent flier miles or point on hotel stays. I do belong to Holiday Inn's Priority Club. I decided to convert this cash to points. It netted me 12,000 points. I don't know if that total, combined with what I've already earned will be enough for a free night. I will have to wait until the points get applied to my club to see.

But that could be very good. I don't travel all that much but the chance to go some place and stay for free could be a good excuse to get out of the house or to go visit someone I haven't seen in ages. Now back to earning 50 cents, 10 cents, $1.00 on surveys.

Beverage:  Edinburgh's Finest tea



  1. Which survey company have you been working with? I get emails daily from a couple like inbox surveys and I have an account with Panda surveys. I think I've sat down once or twice and completed some of their stuff. I just don't have the patience for wading through all the crap to find the actual stuff worth completing.

  2. I had to actually stop and think. I've done this survey research for so long now, I don't even think about it when I click their email.

    e-rewards. If you Google them, you'll find them.

    I'm pretty sure I was invited via JCPenney.

    Good luck. They are the only survey people I use.