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How do I join your panel?

Joining our panel is simple! Just click on the "Join us" link and type in your email address. Thereafter, you will be directed to the registration screen where you will be required to register with us. Registration takes only five minutes. After you register, you will be eligible to take our surveys. The more completely you fill out the registration form, the higher your chances are of being invited to participate in surveys.

How do I earn rewards for the surveys in which I participate?

We will invite you to participate in surveys for which you are eligible. For every survey you complete, you will be entered into a monthly prize drawing. Prizes range from $5 to $200 gift cards depending on the length and type of survey. We will email you if you win and offer you a choice of gift cards ranging from Starbucks, Amazon.com or Visa/Amex cards.

For what will my personal data be used?

People are often selected to take part in a survey on the basis of certain characteristics such as age, gender and so forth. In order to select appropriate people, we need specific background details. It is essential that surveys are representative, i.e. different groups of respondents must be represented proportionally. This is important to ensure that the correct conclusions are drawn from a survey.

What happens with the survey results?

fiftyplussurvey.com conducts surveys for a wide variety of clients. Businesses and government bodies make important decisions based on the survey results we obtain. Your information will be combined with data from other respondents around the country and will only be used for marketing research purposes. By combining your opinions with those of other members, you will be helping companies to develop new products and services designed to best meet the needs of consumers.

How long does it take to complete a questionnaire?

fiftyplussurvey.com keeps the questionnaires as short as possible. An average questionnaire contains twenty questions; answering them usually takes about ten minutes. Longer questionnaires will occasionally appear. The time taken to complete the questionnaire can sometimes be longer when the Internet is busy. fiftyplussurvey.com does its best to make sure that the Internet connection remains as fast as possible. However, when the Internet is very busy, a little more time may be needed to complete a questionnaire.

What subjects are dealt with in the surveys?

fiftyplussurvey.com conducts research on topics related to adults aged 50 years and older. We may ask for your opinion on different products and services, technology or the Internet, retirement plans, housing and real estate options, leisure time and sports and so forth.

Can I fill in questionnaires offline?

It is essential that you are "online" when filling in a questionnaire. Each specific screen depends on the previous reply. We will, of course, do our utmost to keep the time needed to fill in the questionnaire as short as possible.

Do I need special software to be able to take part?

Not at all. All you need is an email address and access to the Internet.

Do you ever try to sell anything via a questionnaire?

Definitely not. fiftyplussurvey.com was created solely for market research purposes. Your opinions will only be used to improve the products and services offered by our clients. This website is not used to advertise any product or service, so no attempt will be made to try to sell you something.

Does membership cost anything?

No, it's free.

How long do I have to be a member once I've registered?

You are free to leave the panel at any time. As a member, you will receive access information for your personal page, where you can change your personal profile and cancel your membership, too. Your membership commits you to nothing.

If I start to fill in a questionnaire and then stop, can I carry on where I left off later?

Typically our surveys will only be open for a few days, so it is important to try and complete a survey as soon as possible after receiving an invitation. However, if you get interrupted and need to stop during a survey, you can simply go back to the survey link in your email, and the survey will begin right where you left off.