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Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Active Member

Hi all-

 

Some of you, like me, may have received an email inviting you to participate in surveys in exchange for points. Don't bother. It's a huge time-suck.

 

After answering a series of screening questions, I was informed I don't qualify for the survey, so I was directed to yet another survey with another set of screening questions, and yes, you guessed it. I didn't qualify.  After going in circles a few times, I emailed their membership support department and asked to cancel the Rewards for Opinions account.

 

Huge failure on SWA's part. This program is a huge waste of time, and does nothing more than encourage members to sign up for worthless surveys with such narrow qualification parameters that very few people qualify to take the survey and earn those precious RR points.

 

Don't waste your time with this promo. Send it straight to your "trash" folder.

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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Top Contributor

Thanks for the heads up.

 

Your comment confirms what I was thinking when I send my invitation to my trash folder.

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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Active Member

 I have earned over 2500 points so far.  They just transfer in the order of the survey.  The other rewards toy get as soon as you redeem them.  I hope that helps. I have already booked a couple of flights using RR points. That needs to roll over to hotels and booking cars all on the same site.

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Rising Star

@Beachflier1 I had some time to kill at the airport last night and played around with the surveys. After I got the same messages as you, I gave up and laughed it off. Minutes later I received an email that I earned 500 miles for my participation, and will be posted to my account within in 2-6 weeks. So time will tell...

 

I will keep you posted. 


SWA Passenger, Community Champion
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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Active Member

Yes...I got the same thing. We get 500 points for signing up for the program, but that's probably as far as it will go for nearly everyone.  Keep us posted!

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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Top Contributor

@Beachflier1 wrote:

Yes...I got the same thing. We get 500 points for signing up for the program, but that's probably as far as it will go for nearly everyone.  Keep us posted!


I also had similar results being outside the requested demographic. 

 

Thats fine, it just seems like he initial survey could be a little more thorough to make better matches.

 

There must be some demographic out there that is a hit for the surveys but it isn’t me, I stopped trying,

 

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.
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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Rising Star

@Beachflier1 currently, I have had 712 reward points posted to my account from the surveys. The surveys are very time consuming, but if you have time to kill...


SWA Passenger, Community Champion
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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

New Arrival

I started with the program about a year ago and qualified for a lot of the survey's full points. I would do the surveys while waiting in a line or in a waiting room with time to kill. In the last few months I don't qualify for the full points on many surveys at all. This is after answering questions for 5 minutes before I'm deemed unworthy. Then I get a whopping 3 points. I've deleted it now. 

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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Active Member

What's going on with the program?  I have quite a few points that i need to be transferred.  It seems that there is nobody to give us answerd.

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Re: Rewards for Opinions Program a Huge Waste of Time

Top Contributor

I believe the points should show up in your Rapid Rewards automatically - from and to where are you trying to transfer points?

 

You may need to call customer service if there is a technical issue.

 

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.