E-Rewards is one of two websites that I regularly use to earn rewards for completing surveys online. Is e-Rewards a scam? No. Is e-Rewards worth your time? It depends. Read on for my review and thoughts of e-Rewards as well as how to score an invitation to join.
What is e-Rewards?
E-Rewards is an online market research panel. Basically, you earn rewards for taking surveys either on your computer or phone. In return for their time and opinions, members collect e-Rewards currency for each study they complete, which can then be redeemed for a variety of rewards (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel loyalty points and gift cards). Here is a link to the FAQ for e-Rewards for more information.
Before telling you how to join e-Rewards (it is by invitation only), I will provide an overview of how e-Rewards works and whether I think it is worth your time.
How e-Rewards Works
Once you are a member of e-Rewards, you will begin receiving emails. Each email will invite you to take a survey by clicking on the email. (You do not have to sign in to your account to take the survey.) The number and type of surveys you receive depends on your demographics. I receive about 3 surveys a week.
Here is a screenshot from my email inbox of the type of surveys I receive:
The e-mail will state the topic of the survey, the number of minutes the survey requires, and the amount of rewards you will earn.
You can answer as many surveys as you like. If after answering a few questions you do not qualify for that survey, you will be credited only a partial amount of rewards. If that particular survey has expired, then you might be directed to another survey.
The number of rewards you earn depends on the time required to take the survey. The amount of time required for each survey varies. It is very common to see surveys with a length of 15-30 minutes but surveys can take as long as 45 minutes or more. There are also quick surveys that only take a few minutes but those expire more quickly and they are less frequent.
You can start redeeming rewards once you reach certain levels (aka dollar amounts). The lowest level is $10 but there are not a lot of choices at that level. I usually wait to reach the $25 redemption level which I redeem for 500 miles on one of the partner airlines.
Is it Worth Joining e-Rewards?
Whether e-Rewards is worth it depends on how busy you are and how much you value your time. For someone with about an hour of free time a week, e-Rewards is a good way to earn rewards just by taking online surveys. When I used to answer surveys on a regular basis I probably earned about $25 (or 500 miles) every month.
If you are busy you might want to skip e-Rewards. Some of the surveys can be daunting because they are so long. And some of them can be tedious and boring.
I used to complete the surveys pretty regularly in the beginning but have been avoiding them lately because they often take long to complete. When I am busy, I do not want to start on a survey that is going to take more than 20 minutes to complete. Sometimes I click just on the quick surveys or start on a survey I probably won’t qualify for just to earn the partial credit. (By contrast, I prefer earning miles using e-Miles because each survey is super short. Even though it takes longer to earn miles with e-miles than with e-rewards, I find e-miles more pleasant because each opportunity only requires a 1-2 minutes at a time.)
Joining e-Rewards is FREE and by invitation only. You cannot join by visiting e-rewards.com.
How can you get invited to e-Rewards? According to e-Rewards, “partners send invitations to their customers inviting them to join the program. If you’ve provided your email address to one of our Partner companies, you could receive an invitation to join e-Rewards.”
There is no need to wait for an invitation as it is easy to find invitation links to join e-Rewards on various partner websites. I am not familiar how all the partners work, but you can easily find general invitation links many airline websites. To find invitation links on airline websites, click on their frequent flyer program page, then click on the earn miles page. On the earn miles page you can usually find the e-rewards link under other partners and/or specialty. There may be more airlines offering an erewards invitation link, but here are the relevant pages on Alaska Air, Southwest, American and United. Here is a list of e-Rewards partners – check their websites for links if you would prefer to sign up for e-Rewards with a different partner.
Does it matter what link you use to sign up? Yes. Your e-Rewards account will be different depending where you sign up from in that you might have different rewards redemption choices. There is also a sign up bonus usually given and it varies. For example, if you sign up from the link on United.com you will receive 250 bonus award miles when you complete your first survey within three months of enrolling. Other airlines might offer a different sign up bonus.
Does anyone else use e-Rewards and do you find it worth it?
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I’ve been an e-rewards member for several years, and have mixed feelings about the site, pretty much the same as yours. I’ve earned quite a few miles for Delta Skymiles but Delta has dropped out of the program. I’ve also gained Wyndham Reward Points.As you said, there are times when you feel inundated with survey offers, times the surveys seem to take forever & are very tedious, times they are “short and sweet”.
when you get an invite to e-reward from one of the airlines, are the rewards you can redeem on e-rewards only airline miles? I couldnt see all what you could redeem from e-rewards from your picture.
It depends on the link you use to sign up with. In my account I can redeem for many things other than airline miles, including hotel points, magazines and gift cards.
I want to link the invitation to participate in E-Rewards, how do I do?
E reward invitation at only 5 dollers.
i may be able to send an invite
if interested, email wifiwhenyoucanwalk-1 at yahoo.com.
This invite is now taken (I hope it’s still active!), but the way I got my original invitation, was to subscribe to emails from Gamestop, Best Buy, and a few other e-Reward “partners.” It took over a year, but I eventually got an email invitation from Gamestop, so I’d recommend that.
It’s a bit of a chore to have to keep an eye on the subject lines (I think mine said “By Invitation Only”), but it’s worth it now because they upgraded their rewards! A lot of new gift cards to choose from.
I don’t know if this will work, but, as stated above, there are links here:
I received invitations in January and June, so if the links don’t work now (they seem to have limited windows for accepting new members), maybe try them every now and then :).
can you tell me why I cant redoom my points. I have tried many of times. all it does is to jump off of my account. I canteven see what my account points are. I have written to you many times and not receive a answer, thank you very much geraldine grant
Are you able to log in? If so, they’ve recently changed the look of the site, so you might try another browser.
If that doesn’t help contact e-rewards directly:
if you go the e-rewards website today (june 2021), you may be able to sign up!!!!
(seems like June is a good time to try)
I want to link the invitation to participate in E-Rewards, how do I do?
Getting an invitation is not that easy, but if you are patient, you may be able to get one like this:
(1) Try this link: http://www.e-rewards.com/en/signup
If it says :”Please check back later,” try again every 3 weeks or so. I think the BEST MONTH TO TRY THAT LINK IS JUNE.
(2) Sign up for emails from e-Reward partners like Game Stop, Best Buy and Southwest Rapid Rewards. You may have to wait over a year and delete lots of junk emails, but that worked for me. If it works, the subject should say something like “invitation only” or “Please accept this exclusive invitation”
The link in the article to a list of partners isn’t working for me now, but if you go to e-Rewards, look at the rewards offered, and choose about six or ten 😉 companies that have rewards there, and sign up for their emails, you may get lucky. I can’t guarantee this, but you should be able to use a “throw-away” email address for this, then edit your address after you set up your account, but you cannot change your phone number (that I know of, and it can’t be a VOIP number, from what I’ve read). GOOD LUCK!