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Tips for Freebies, Surveys And Free GPT Offers

1. I usually skip ones that need your Social Security number.

2. Try doing just these 100% freebies before you start on paid trial offers.

3. Pay attention to the requirements of the offer in order to get paid. Some offers require you to complete just the 1st page or two or just submit your zip code / email.

4. BUT if they ask you to do an offer or if you click “yes” on an offer, find “no thanks” or “skip” either at the bottom or top right of page and click to continue to complete the survey. NEVER do an offer during surveys/freebies.

5. Use CCleaner to delete cookies instead of doing it manually. Delete cookies in between every offer. It’s faster and easier. Remember not to delete cookies while you’re still completing the offer.

6. With some free offers, you probably don’t have to go through all 15 or whatever links or complete any other offers along the way before you get to the end “thank you” page. Freebies seem to be one of those mysteries of the universe, some get credited some won’t but most of the time it’s our fault.

7. Don’t complete a large number of related offers in a short time span. Try not to do a ton of surveys in one sitting. Do maybe 10-15 then come back.

8. Don’t use the same email for more than one offer from the same company.

9. Know that advertiser’s databases often limit the number of signups you can have per physical address, phone number, etc, as well as email address.

10.Don’t complete the same freebie offer more than once, either at the same site or a different site.

11.Take your time with the surveys!. If you use RoboForm try slowing down a bit before you reach the end of the survey. If you complete a survey too fast, the company will think you’re not a real person filling it out.

12.Freebies usually credit within the hour, or at most a few days. If a freebie stays in your “pending” after a few days, delete it so you can redo it at a later time. Once any offer is “denied” you’ll never be able to do it again.

When to Stop on Freebies (a great time saver):

Consumer Promotion Center, Brand Survey Panel, My Elite Rewards, Rewards Gateway, My Insider Deals, My Select Gifts, Savings List -Submit 2nd page

Consumer Expression, Consumer Beat, Winning Surveys, Survey Networks, Opinion Direct -Do until you see message in black at the top that reads “Thank you. Your information has been received successfully…” There will be an additional survey beneath this message. Do not do it.

Net Panel – Done when progress bar in upper right corner shows completed and when you see “Exclusive Bonus Offer…” at top of page. When you get to this page the progress bar will be empty again but you are done.

Tips for Credit Card-Needed GPT Offers

Offers that need your credit card is the way to go if you want to earn money fast. These can range from $10 to over $90 or more on each offer!

1. Watch out for unscrupulous offers. Some will have very tiny or easy to miss terms. Some will say it’s free but mean the trial offer is free AFTER they charge and then refund you. Some will just charge you what ever they want no matter what they say on their site. However, most sites will put everything in their terms so always refer to rule #1, READ first.

2. The best advice I got was to get pre-paid credit cards (you can get gift cards at any drug stores to start doing free trial offers). It’s the safest way when dealing with these ad companies online. Plus you’ll be safe if you ever get unauthorized charges even after you cancelled. (see the appendix for information on prepaid cards)

3. Look for phone numbers/contact info before paying. It’s hard to cancel when you don’t have their phone number. Depending of the site, even if they do provide a contact #, try calling it see how easy it is to get in touch with customer service or maybe even ask them to explain trial/cancellation terms.

4. If you sign up for a free trial, you’ll of course need to keep track and cancel before they start charging your card. As you start signing up for more and more trials, try to keep it organized. You can do all or some of the following.
• Take a screenshot of the order page or any other important site page (this is important in case you didn’t get credit for the offer, you’ll have proof)
• Save “terms & conditions page (go to file at top of browser and “save as”)
• Jot down on the calendar or in an appointment book when trials expire
• Keep a spreadsheet, notebook or index cards of the completed offers, with the following information:
* Date signed up
* Company name and website address
* Length of trial period and date to cancel by (highlight the date)
* Fee for activation (sometimes $1) or shipping/handling charge if one is involved (you might do a trail for a weight loss product, for example, in which you pay $3.95 for s/h but will earn $19 for completing the offer)
* Monthly/weekly fee involved if you fail to cancel
* Company phone number and/or instructions to cancel
* Reward for doing the offer

Remember, READ THE TERMS BEFORE SUBMITTING. Some of them enter you into an automatic program where they will charge you continuously until you cancel. Some require you to return their product and pay for the return shipping. This is okay and may still profit you; you just need to know up front.

Sometimes a company will have many different products. Make sure not to do the more than 2 offers at the same company within a short period of time.

Canceling Offers and Trials

1. Don’t cancel trials immediately, since the advertiser deemed it a fraudulent completion and you will not get credit

2. Even if you used a prepaid card: you MUST still cancel and if required, return their product!!
Why? This will ensure that offers will continue to accept prepaid cards and ensure more free trials in the future. If you don’t cancel or return required products, and they can’t charge you, they have a right to come after you. If they’re serious enough, they might be able to track you down and get a collections agency after you!

3. It’s important to document your cancellation in case the company fails to record your cancellation.
• Date I canceled
• Person I spoke with and their ID number or extension number (ask if they don’t tell you)
• Cancellation confirmation number (ask for one if they don’t offer it)
• Make note if you received and printed out an email confirming your cancellation (place printed confirmation in folder)

4. Get SPECIFIC instructions on returns.
• Is there a deadline to return?
• Do you need a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number?
• Do I even have to return anything? (sometimes you don’t have to)
• Do I have to return everything in the package? *(most advertisers might just want the empty bottle back,
or just one CD back…ask!)

5. I recommend paying for delivery confirmation when returning. It only costs 55 cents and you have proof in case they somehow never got it!

6. If you suspect you’re not getting the right return info/instructions, call back and speak with someone else.

You’d be surprised how many different answers you get for the same question.