What is SurveyCow?
SurveyCow Surveys is a market research tool which allows researchers to create online surveys easily to
make better business, political and other types of strategic decisions. Every time a user checks the time,
when turning on their screen, they answer a survey question and earn “Beef” points which are
redeemable for PayPal credit. SurveyCow analyzes the responses of various panel groups and provides
aggregate data back to market researchers through a simple online interface.
How can I get PayPal credit?
The answers you provide through SurveyCow is aggregated and shared with the researcher who
wrote the survey question(s). The answers you provide are completely anonymous and not
linked to any of your personally identifiable information. For sharing your thoughts,
we provide you with “beef” which you can later redeem for PayPal credit after reaching a
Being honest is important with these surveys. As an added measure of security we have
algorithms in place for monitoring dishonesty in responses, so to make everyone happy,
including yourself, just be honest. It’s our job to make sure the researchers get the
most accurate data possible which is why we heavily monitor user behavior with our app.
Also because our survey questions are mainly located on the lockscreen, there may be times
when there is an impulse to give false information in an effort to get back to whatever it
is you were doing. While getting paid is great, cheating others is simply not cool. So,
in order to prevent fake answers and prevent yourself from getting banned, you can either
click “Quick Unlock” on the lockscreen or temporarily disable the lockscreen with SurveyCow
in the settings page. When you are ready to answer more questions and continue earning
points, just go back to the settings page and re-enable the SurveyCow lockscreen. Just
remember that we don’t send push notifications reminding you to turn this on, so avoid
this option if you can.
In which countries is the app currently available?
SurveyCow is currently available in the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia.
Which Android users are eligible to receive surveys?
Users in the respective available countries who are at least 18 years of age are eligible. From time to
time bonus opportunities may become available to users, but only when and if pre-qualification criteria
are met by such users.
I’m seeing repeat questions, am I still making money?
This could be happening for one of three reasons. You either have poor internet connectivity, we are
validating the consistency of your responses or they are pre-qualification questions to determine if you
will be accepted into a specific panel. In any event, you may not always earn for every question as
mentioned in the “How much do you pay per survey question” section.
How much do you pay per survey question?
SurveyCow provides surveys that are provided by market researchers. You will receive a survey
question each time you go to check the time on your phone after turning on your screen, and will earn
points each day by answering survey questions. Points vary by type of question. Your balance will
update once daily.
The number of Beef points a user will earn will vary based in part on the number of questions answered,
the accuracy of responses, the time required to answer questions and how well you match the criteria of the survey request. Various techniques are embedded in our algorithm which increases your points each day.
Therefore, answering questions honestly will help optimize your value to our researchers.
How can I earn more beef?
First and foremost – just by answering questions each time you go to check what time it is.
Secondly, you can refer new users to the app by sharing your referral number with them. They then
enter the number on their settings page and you each will be credited Beef. If you are new to the app
and haven’t received any referral number, just type in “surveycow” to get free points. Remember that
the only users that may be referred must be real people, located in the available regions described in
this FAQ and on our Play page. Your referral will earn a bonus when entering your code, and you will receive credit
after they redeem for the first time.We would hate to ban you for attempting to cheat us, so just don’t do it.
Third, over time we will be providing more in-depth surveys that you can answer at your leisure for even
We use a number of techniques to detect folks that are trying to either game our system or lie. Beyond
just being honest with answering our surveys, we may from time to time improve our ability to secure
higher paying ‘bonus’ surveys. At the end of the day, researchers need quality responses, so if you are a
not answering accurately you may end up earning fewer points than someone else that answers the same number of questions as you do.
How can I redeem Beef?
Go to the settings page by clicking on the SurveyCow app icon in your app list. First you need to input
your PayPal email address. Be ABSOLUTELY cer If you are unsure, you may conttain it’s valid and working prior to requesting your credit.
act PayPal customer service at 1-888- 221-1161. They will help validate
this information for you. Once you confirm it’s OK, enter it (you will not be able to edit this email
address after you’ve requested your first payment).
Once you are 100% confident that your PayPal email is valid and working, there will be an option to
“Redeem Beef” on the settings page. You must have at least 10,000 Beef points and be an active user for at least
10 days before you may redeem
your reward (1,000 Beef points = $1.00 of PayPal credit).
When you decide to initiate the redemption of your PayPal credit, there are a few things to keep in
- Rewards are only distributed on Fridays (you must submit your request before Friday EST to be paid that Friday, otherwise you’ll be in queue for next Friday).
- When your scheduled Friday payment arrives, you need to check your email inbox (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) for an email from PayPal and click ‘claim funds’ to transfer funds to your PayPal ccount. Some long-standing PayPal users won’t need to meet this step as it will be automatically deposited into their PayPal account, but others will.
- If you don’t see your payment by the end of the day on Friday, email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
- You will have 30 days to claim your funds once they are sent to PayPal, otherwise they will expire.
How can I pause the questions?
If you want to take a break from the surveys at any point, just disable the lockscreen in the SurveyCow
settings page, and re-enable whenever you are ready again!
When will I receive surveys?
You will get a survey question each time you turn on the screen to check the time. Should you not
answer honestly it will affect your ability to earn (quality rating of your responses will dip) and will
prevent you from maximizing your earnings. Poor results to our researchers affect our ability to get paid
by them. Therefore, do the right thing and keep things honest – we take the privacy of your responses
How many accounts can I have?
You can’t have more than one device and account to use SurveyCow. If you do, you will be banned.
Part of our mission is to help researchers get the most valuable feedback and if you are trying to game
the system, you’re gone.
How can I send feedback?
Go into the SurveyCow app and select “Contact Us”.