Take a survey, earn free Google Play Store credit
Like free stuff? Google has just the app for you.Google Opinion Rewards
gives you Google Play
Store credit when you complete surveys on your Android-powered
smartphone or tablet.
So, yes, it's basically a bit of paid marketing in app form. But
that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it!
When you first install the app, it'll run you through a one-time
setup procedure and ask you a handful of sample questions (similar
to what you'll eventually encounter in surveys). My questions were
largely of a political nature, and ostensibly my answers will
indicate the kinds of surveys I get later on.
According to a Google announcement, the app will start slinging
surveys your way in about a week, with a new one appearing roughly
every week thereafter. Just keep an eye out for an update in your
After completing a survey, you'll receive a credit you can use
in the Google Play Store. It's not immediately clear how much it'll
be, but my guess is a buck per survey.
That may not seem like a lot, but a dollar can buy you a song or
app or even the occasional 99-cent movie rental. And if you let
your survey credits pile up, you might be able to get something
more substantial, like an e-book or album.
And, best of all, the only cost is a few minutes of your time.
I'd say if you're an Android user who doesn't mind answering a few
questions about your personal preferences, this is well worth a
Veteran technology writer Rick Broida is the author of numerous books, blogs, and features. He lends his money-saving expertise to CNET and Savings.com, and also writes for PC World and Wired.