Focus Group Connections: Kids11-17 Cell Phone Usage Project $50

Focus Group Connections is a research company located in Southern California. They conduct studies and surveys all over the US.

Focus Group Connection is looking for kids 11-17 to participate in a Focus Group on the topic of “Cellular Applications.”
This study requires the download of an informational app to your child’s cell phone for 9-days.

Focus Group Connection is doing a study to learn more about how pre-teens and teenagers use their mobile devices and how this usage may correlate with their health. To get this information, we would 11-to-17-year olds to answer a survey and download a study app onto their devices for 9 days. We expect it to take about 15 minutes to complete the survey. We expect it to take about 5-10 minutes to install and enroll into the study app, which then runs automatically in the background.

The study app, collects mobile device usage data from cellular devices. This app only tracks mobile device use in terms of whether the phone is on or off, which apps are running, and the time of day the apps are used. It does not collect personal information, phone contacts, the content of any texts or emails, what websites are visited, or other specifics such as which videos are watched on YouTube. For example, the app would know you used the Google Chrome app, but not what you searched for or what websites you visited.

 If you and your child are interested – they will send a short survey link for you (Parent) to complete. If you have a qualifying child, we will email the instructions for the app installation. If selected to participate, your child will receive $50 for their participation. 

If you would like to include your child in this study – Please click here to fill in a short pre-screen. Note it says “August/September”, but they are looking for candidates for October/November.

Q-insights- Grocery Shopping- It pays $175

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This study takes place virtually.

Q-insights is currently recruiting for an online focus group on the topic of grocery shopping.

The study will run from Oct 18th to the 24th.  It will pay $175.00 as a thank you for your time.

If you are interested in participating please fill out the pre-screener survey here.  If you pre-qualify Q-insights will call you to ask some additional qualifying questions.

MyPoints: Refer Friends and You Both Earn 300 Points!

I’ve been using MyPoints since 2011, and I’ve earned a lot of cashback just by doing my normal online shopping through MyPoints. About $550, to be exact.

Right now they are offering a great deal! When you refer a new user, and they earn 300 points, you both get a 300-point bonus. It’s easy to earn 300 points!

I love using MyPoints. I can earn points shopping online and utilizing in-store pick-up with stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and JCPenney.

  • I ordered Christmas Gifts and earned 1200 points.

There are so many point-earning opportunities.

You can double dip on earning points or cash back by using a point earning credit card like American Express or Discover Cards or taking advantage of a points program that rewards you for purchases on their website, like JCP Rewards.

I love that I can earn gift cards which I use to offset the cost of holiday gifts.

Talk Back: What is your favorite Cashback program?

AO Opinions: 8 New Upcoming Projects!

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study for eight new upcoming projects.

Topics:

  • Feminine Care Products
  • Car Owners (Lease or Purchased)
  • Parents of children 4-12 (Moms OR Dad OR guardian) with child present for the interview, Child must be Online
  • Pet Owners
  • Car Owners in Atlanta, GA
  • Car Owners in Los Angeles, CA
  • Skincare Products OPEN to Women 18-27 in NY, NY (Manhattan)
  • Sports Fans (Including: Auto Racing, Football, etc.)

To be considered for any of these studies, view the list and complete the pre-screeners  here.

Not everyone who completes the pre-screener will qualify.

Q-insights Education study -It pays $175

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This study takes place virtually.

Q-insights is currently recruiting for a 90 min. online focus group with Parents, Teen friendship Pairs.

The study will run from Oct 10th to Oct 21st, and each will be compensated $175.00 as a thank you for your time

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here to see if you qualify.

2 Q-insights Upcoming studies!

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County.  Both of these upcoming studies take place virtually!

If you are interested in participating please fill out the links below. If you pre-qualify someone from Q-insights will call you to ask some additional qualifying questions.

Study 1: An online 90 min focus group.

Alcohol Beverages – The study will run from Oct. 3rd to Oct. 5th and you will be compensated $125 dollars for your time. Pre-Screener survey here. 

Study 2: An online 90 min focus group.

Nutritional Drinks- The study will run from Oct 4th-Oct 6th  and you will be compensated $150.00 as a thank you for your time. Pre-Screener survey here. 

Taylor Research: New Adolescent & Adult Diabetes Study- $150

Taylor Research is a research company in San Diego, CA and I have done studies for them for over 20 years. I do 3 or 4 a year on various topics.

Taylor Research has a new research opportunity available for Adolescents and Adults diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.

The research will take place at a facility in San Diego. To be considered for this study, complete the pre-screener here. In the referral box, please use my name: Abby Hewes.

  • Topic: Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
  • Dates: Sept. 29th – Oct. 2nd, 2022
  • Times: Morning and Afternoons
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Incentive: $150

 

Q-Insights In Home Product Placement pays $50

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This upcoming survey takes place virtually!

They are currently looking for Females to participate in an upcoming In-Home Product Test for Feminine Hygiene Products.

Project requirements include using a test product and completing a 15-minute online after-use questionnaire.  Compensation is $50 for completing the questionnaire.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here to see if you qualify.

Q-insights Automotive Research Study Pays $150-$175 in Torrance, CA

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County.

Currently, Q-Insights has an upcoming survey being held in Torrance (zip code 90501) between September 22 thru October 1 for males/females 21-65 that have one of the vehicles listed below 2018 or newer.
The survey is 30-45 minutes long and would compensate you $150-$175 VISA card depending on which vehicle you have.

There are absolutely no sales involved and this is strictly for market research purposes to help develop future vehicles.

If you have one of the vehicles listed below, please fill out the pre-screener survey here. If you qualify, you will be contacted by Q-insights. Proof of vehicle ownership is required.

Acura MDX (2021+)
Acura RDX (2019+)
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Audi e-Tron
Audi Q5
Audi Q7
Audi Q8
BMW iX
BMW X3
BMW X4
BMW X5
BMW X6
BMW X7
BMW X8
Buick Enclave
Cadillac XT5
Cadillac XT6
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Traverse
Dodge Durango
Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition EL
Ford Explorer
Ford F-150
Genesis GV70
Genesis GV80
GMC Acadia
GMC Sierra 1500
GMC Yukon
GMC Yukon XL
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai Santa Fe (2018)
Hyundai Santa Fe XL (2019+)
Infiniti QX50
Infiniti QX55
Infiniti QX60
Jaguar F-Pace
Jaguar I-Pace
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee-L
Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Jeep Wagoneer
Kia Telluride
Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Velar
Lexus GX
Lexus RX
Lexus RX-L
Lincoln Aviator
Lincoln Nautilus
Mazda CX-9
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLC
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
Mercedes-Benz GLE
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
Mercedes-Benz GLS
Nissan Armada
Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Titan
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Macan
Ram 1500
Rivian R1T
Subaru Ascent
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model Y
Toyota Highlander
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Tundra
Volkswagen Atlas
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC90

Office Depot: Recycle Toner/Ink Cartridges and Earn Money!

I haven’t talked about this in a while, but this is a good way to help the earth and your pocketbook.

If you have an Office Depot/Office Max nearby, you can recycle your ink or toner cartridges in-store and earn credit to spend in the store. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Bring your empty cartridges to the cash register. Any brand, from any store. Office Depot/Office Max will take it! Limit 10 cartridges per month.
  2. Make a $10 qualifying purchase during the same month.
  3. Get $2 back in rewards per recycled cartridge. Once the $10 qualifying purchase is satisfied, rewards will be paid out the next day as a rewards certificate online. Details and the fine print can be found here.

And if you need to buy more Ink/Toner, you can earn 30% back in bonus rewards when you buy your ink/toner at Office Depot/Office Max.

And if you are like me and don’t have time to pop out to buy ink during the week, Office Depot/Office Max offers Free next-business-day shipping on qualifying $45 orders. With back to school, I’m printing tons of permission slips and homework!