VGMarketSurvey Winners Announced, More Winners To Be Chosen

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VGMarketSurvey Winners Announced, More Winners To Be Chosen

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Two Escapist members have won a $200 videogame prize pack just by answering a few surveys through VGMarkets. There's still another $500 prize pack up for grabs if you sign up before October 21st, so don't delay!

The Escapist has teamed up with leading research firm, VGMarket Surveys, to provide you with an opportunity to earn cash rewards and win videogames just by voicing your opinions on different products and services. The best part is that everyone can participate, regardless of where you live! Congratulations to slader76 and Danny Mamaril, who have each won a $200 prize pack.

Want a chance at the remaining $500 prize pack? Here's how you can get involved:

  1. Fill out a VGMarket Surveys consumer profile.
  2. You may be invited to participate in surveys based on your profile. You will get paid for each survey you take. Depending on where you live, you can also choose to take your earnings in the form of an Amazon or Dining Dough gift certificate. For each survey you complete, you will also get one entry into a monthly sweepstakes for a videogame prize pack held by VGMarket Surveys.
  3. VGMarket Surveys works with nearly all of the major videogame publishers. By filling out surveys, you may just influence the design and marketing of future games. You could even get invited to sneak peeks and play-testing of future game releases.
  4. Every month, VGMarket will sponsor a sweepstakes for participating members of The Escapist, giving you the opportunity to win games and other prizes, while still earning cash.
  5. The Escapist and VGMarket Surveys value your privacy and any personally identifiable information you submit will not be sold, rented, or leased without your consent. You are free to provide only the information that you are comfortable sharing. You can also opt out of the program at any time, and request to have your information deleted from the VGMarket Surveys database.

Remember, the more information you share in your profile, the more surveys and rewards you'll be eligible for. Please click here for the FAQ about the program. You may review VGMarket's privacy policy here.

Just for Signing Up

All Escapist members that register between now and October 21st will be entered into a drawing to win a $500+ (USD) videogame prize pack. Also, just for signing up, you'll get a free CD of game-related music downloads with a retail value of over $10 (within 48 hours of signing up)! Even if you never fill out a survey, you still get the music downloads for free.

Thank you for your time and help, and for being fans of The Escapist!

FAQ

Q: How does this work?
A:
It is an easy way to earn cash and rewards just by voicing your opinion. Companies need your help to improve products and services, and in return you get paid for answering surveys. Simple as that. Our site is different than other survey sites; we value your time. Other survey sites only pay you for surveys you qualify for and complete. We pay you for each survey you participate in. Plus, we offer the best rewards anywhere. You can take your earnings as cash and our partner Payoneer will mail you a prepaid debit card, or use them to buy gift certificates at Amazon or exchange them for gift certificates to your favorite restaurants and have a night out on us!

Q: Can I get rich taking online surveys?
A:
No, you won't get rich. But, you can earn some great rewards and line your pockets with a little extra cash each month. Our goal is to provide you with as many surveys as we can qualify you for, but we also won't lie to you; you're not going to become a millionaire simply by taking online surveys! However, it's possible to earn hundreds of dollars a week in rewards!

Q: How do I become eligible?
A:
We send surveys out to our members based on certain profile demographics. When you register, you'll see a series of several profiles on your dashboard. The more of these you answer completely and honestly the more relevant surveys we will qualify you for. That's all you have to do! Once your profiles are complete, you should start receiving survey invitations in your inbox. Anyone 13 years of age or older can participate and earn rewards!

Q: Are there any costs?
A:
We don't charge anything. We pay you! We will never require our members to purchase any item or service through our website. Because you're providing market research firms with your valuable opinion about their products, we make sure we give you cash rewards for your time!

Q: What is different about VGMarketSurveys?
A:
VGMarketSurveys sends you plenty of fun, quick surveys! While survey opportunities will cover a variety of topics, VGMarketSurveys members get exclusive surveys from leading videogame companies offering you a sneak peek into the hottest titles and franchises in gaming. Sign up now to start receiving surveys!

Q: How does VGMarketSurveys get these fun gaming surveys?
A:
VGMarketSurveys members get exclusive survey opportunities from VGMarket, a leader in videogame industry research. VGMarket is a market research firm specializing in the video game industry. Clients include top tier firms such as EA, 2k, Capcom, Ubisoft, Sony, Zynga and many more. If you're a fan of videogames, join VGMarketSurveys now and get paid to take surveys!

Q: Are all of the reward options available to international members, as well as US members?
A:
Rewards options are available as follows:

  • US - Payoneer prepaid debit MasterCard, Amazon.com gift certificates and Dining Dough gift certificates are available.
  • Canada - Payoneer prepaid debit MasterCard and Amazon.com gift certificates are available.
  • UK - Payoneer prepaid debit MasterCard and Amazon.co.uk gift certificates are available.
  • Other - All other international members are able to use the Payoneer prepaid debit MasterCard.
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    I thought it was a good idea, but a few hours after I took a survey, my Hotmail account and then Battle.Net/WoW account were both hacked. I'm not blaming the survey or the site, but it's still a little fishy, especially considering this was the only fishy website I'd been on in the past few days before getting hacked. Congrats to the people that won and are making money, though.

    I have been signed up with them since this was introduced on The Escapist and I have yet to see ANYTHING game related. I have gotten Erectile Disfunction surveys, Beer surveys, Automotive, etc...

    Not a single game related survey. Sent a message to the general Escapist mailbox as well as to Russ and Susan, but I don't think they care.

    I haven't ended my acct with VGM yet, but I am giving them a little more time to impress me.

    EDIT: Oh BTW, the "game music" CD, isn't real tracks from the real games. It is a Piano score CD done by someone else.

    EDIT2: SpinWhiz has responded to me (THANK YOU!) and he is going to check with them to see why we're not getting gaming surveys.

    /rage

    I got a penny.

    Wow, one whole penny.

    I have yet to receive any surveys... and my profile is filled out 100%. I signed up the first time the Escapist brought it up. I REALLY don't trust the site... and it also seems that the only people getting surveys are in the US. I'm in Canada.

    Congrats to the winners though...

    Tried deleting my account (and all the information in the account) like it said I could, yet it said something along the lines of it was holding onto the data in case I wanted to reclaim my account.

    Niiiiiice. I'm hoping it was just because I was oblivious to a function.

    Congratulations to the winners however. Nice to see some lurkers get rewarded.

    "Also, just for signing up, you'll get a free CD of game-related music downloads with a retail value of over $10 (within 48 hours of signing up)! Even if you never fill out a survey, you still get the music downloads for free."

    Where do I go for my free download?

    *UPDATE*

    Nevermind

    I found it, its on the VGMarket Surveys site (when you are logged on)

    You go to REDEEM YOUR REWARDS

    and you can download it! you also get 10$ from amazon and 11$ from Payooner

    NEAT

    Alienmen1:
    "Also, just for signing up, you'll get a free CD of game-related music downloads with a retail value of over $10 (within 48 hours of signing up)! Even if you never fill out a survey, you still get the music downloads for free."

    Where do I go for my free download?

    I got an e-mail a couple days after signing up.

    I dont think I will do this. Even though I trust The Escapist it just seems to fishy for me.

    It doesn't seem fishy. IT IS fishy. That said, congrats to the winners. They're the only one getting something from this vgm thing other than vgm itself.

    Well done winners, me I just have more spam now than one inbox can handle.

    And some neato hack attempts (I say attempts, none were successful)

    Please Escapist I know this isn't your fault but can you relay to the VGMarket team to be much more careful with their security, I'm sure theres some clause in their ToS That claims that they have no control over who advertises/links things in their emails and surveys but something somewhere is getting them a bad rap.

    And that's without already being a tad on the fishy side of things.

    Sturmdolch:
    I thought it was a good idea, but a few hours after I took a survey, my Hotmail account and then Battle.Net/WoW account were both hacked. I'm not blaming the survey or the site, but it's still a little fishy, especially considering this was the only fishy website I'd been on in the past few days before getting hacked. Congrats to the people that won and are making money, though.

    lol, same thing happened here, got my battlenet account back the next day, its been 2 weeks and im still waiting on MS (forgot the answer to my security question).

    but grats to the winners, although the conspiracy theorist in me finds it fishy that both winners are new members who dont post on the forums, maybe the escapists are working for the president and its all a part of their plan to kill and then clone us!!!

    or maybe allot of people just joined the site for the chance to win the prize and they just happened to win.

    Interesting. I've never seen those two 'winning members' on the forums before... and I'm browsing the Gen Discussion threads a lot (more than I would care to admit!).

    The member profiles are very suspicious -- March 2010 and July 2010. Seems very likely that those two accounts could have easily been planted by the staff to try and provide a thread of legitimacy to the whole VGMS scam.

    Sorry, Escapist, but you've just lost all credibility in my book.

    EDIT: The 'free video game music CD' is a compilation CD of piano arrangements for a charity organization; one for which you need a password to download. The password they give is suspicious in the least -- as though VGMS found the site so they could pay $5 for the CD, and send out the download code to as many people as they wanted.

    I asked before, but I'm still wondering, how does this thing know if you're an Escapist member on this thing or not?

    chemicalreaper:

    Sorry, Escapist, but you've just lost all credibility in my book.

    Pretty much that. At first I trusted the site because it was posted here, but after reading some of the stuff in this thread... yeah.

    Why isn't escapist responding?

    So far I've not had any problems with VGMS. I've made ten bucks, cashed it out for an amazon.com voucher. Haven't had any hack attempts on my computer, no viruses breaching my defenses. Just very small lumps of money in exchange for my time filling out surveys.

    I have no problems yet and no surveys. Congratulations to the winners!

    No surveys here although i filled it all in 100% and for a long while i didn't even get daily polls. I'm from Australia so if i continue to not get any surveys really it shouldn't be classed as worldwide.

    No surveys here yet, and I've been a member of the site for a few weeks now. I guess European countries aren't supported?

    lol holy crap I have kind of lost faith in this. i have been signed up since the first day it was posted and haven't been able to take one survey yet other than the basic ones on your profile. I logged on today and finally saw one to take but when i clicked on it, it took me to a link saying i have already taken that survey and then I went back to my main profile page and surprise surprise "you currently do not qualify for any surveys" I think this whole VGMarket thing is shit.

    I was just told my account was probably fraudulent and I didn't get anything, not even the music. So I closed it.

    Anyway, congrats to the winners!

    chemicalreaper:
    The member profiles are very suspicious -- March 2010 and July 2010. Seems very likely that those two accounts could have easily been planted by the staff to try and provide a thread of legitimacy to the whole VGMS scam.

    Dude, that's WAAAAY too conspiracy theory. If the site owners wanted to fake up an account they could date it February 31 of 1974 or something - they wouldn't need to just grab one the day someone got the idea. The survey thing is dicey as hell IMHO, but I seriously doubt Spinwhiz is sitting in his darkened cubicle and laughing maniacally as he makes fake accounts.

    I've got like 5 bucks on mine. Legit for me.

    Those accounts seem very under-used, but good luck to them.

    Seems rather US-centric. No surveys here either, profile filled.
    I also didn't get any amazon/whatever vouchers; did get the "cd" though..

    isawdrones:
    I have yet to receive any surveys... and my profile is filled out 100%. I signed up the first time the Escapist brought it up. I REALLY don't trust the site... and it also seems that the only people getting surveys are in the US. I'm in Canada.

    Congrats to the winners though...

    Same here. No Surveys despite 100% filled in information. I don't trust this anymore and certainly damaged trust into the Escapist. This reeks of bullshit for someone in Europe like me.

    Shihoudani:
    So far I've not had any problems with VGMS. I've made ten bucks, cashed it out for an amazon.com voucher. Haven't had any hack attempts on my computer, no viruses breaching my defenses. Just very small lumps of money in exchange for my time filling out surveys.

    Pretty much me, though I'm still working towards a voucher.

    I think the surveys are given to you based on your profile, so a 100% filled may not always give you instant surveys.

    Anthony English:
    No surveys here although i filled it all in 100% and for a long while i didn't even get daily polls. I'm from Australia so if i continue to not get any surveys really it shouldn't be classed as worldwide.

    I haven't even seen the "Daily" poll change. It's only been about a month...

    signed up the day after this was originally posted. Filled out 100% and not a thing yet. probaly gonna (attempt to) close it after reading this thred.

    Expected better from The Escapist.

    also: I love how it claims you can make $100+ a month when from the sounds of it hardly anyone's even made $10.

    Grats to the winners! I wanna win.

    Formica Archonis:
    I was just told my account was probably fraudulent and I didn't get anything, not even the music. So I closed it.

    The same happened here, although, I even tried to contact them twice and they never answered, which makes the whole thing appear more fishy.

    Same here I have signed up the day The Escapist posted this and yet not even a single survey. However my battle.net account did get hacked twice and my hotmail suddenly started sending out messages to my contacts containing only a link.

    Edit: Also this may only be for me but I was not able to delete my account it just took me to the overview instead of deleting the account.

    BOOTLEG!

    I'd love for this to have been real, I can see a place for survey results being... contracted or something by publishers to get info on gamers. These mixed responses here are just confusing me.

    I also have filled out my profile 100% and not received a single survey.

    Have not received any spam either though. Maybe Australians aren't considered important enough to survey or spam.

    EDIT - After some thought I have cancelled my account with them. I feel it's better to be safe than sorry.

    Monshroud:
    I have been signed up with them since this was introduced on The Escapist and I have yet to see ANYTHING game related. I have gotten Erectile Disfunction surveys, Beer surveys, Automotive, etc...

    Not a single game related survey. Sent a message to the general Escapist mailbox as well as to Russ and Susan, but I don't think they care.

    I haven't ended my acct with VGM yet, but I am giving them a little more time to impress me.

    EDIT: Oh BTW, the "game music" CD, isn't real tracks from the real games. It is a Piano score CD done by someone else.

    EDIT2: SpinWhiz has responded to me (THANK YOU!) and he is going to check with them to see why we're not getting gaming surveys.

    /rage

    After speaking with their rep, other surveys can be delivered due to demographic information because they have clients that are more than just gaming companies. However, he also said more game surveys are on their way.

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