Ipsos iSay Review: Legit or Scam? (Real User Review)

Ipsos iSay Rating


Ipsos iSay is a reputable survey site with decent options. But it can take some patience to earn and does not have as many options as many other sites.

Ipsos iSay is a paid survey site where you can supposedly earn by sharing your opinion.

There are many sites that offer this, but not all of them are legit.

So is Ipsos iSay legit and one of the worthwhile sites, or is it a scam to stay away from?

Let me reveal right away that it is a legit site where you can actually earn. But that does not necessarily mean it will be the best use of time for you.

In this Ipsos iSay review, you will learn all the details about the site and you will get an inside look, so you know exactly what to expect and can decide for yourself, and see if it is a site you want to join or not.

What is Ipsos iSay and what does the site offer?

The i-Say survey panel is owned and run by Ipsos, which is a global market research company. That is why it sometimes is called Ipsos I-Say and other times just i-Say, which is the name of the actual survey site.

The company was founded in 1975 and is now one of the largest survey-based research companies in the world, as it has more than 15,000 employees all over the world.

So it is built on a good foundation and has a big company behind it, which can be nice when it comes to choosing a survey site.

Also, the site has been huge a big update recently and has made some great design improvements and some changes in its earning opportunities. This review will look at what the new site located at ipsosisay.com offers as this is the newest Ipsos iSay site.

For some reason, the old version located at social.i-say.com is still live but if you want to earn, you should use the new version.

But before deciding if that will be worth it for you, let us now look into what i-Say offers you as a member and what earning opportunities you have as this is what really matters before deciding if you should join or not.

Option 1 – Paid surveys:

The main way to earn money on Ipsos iSay is by taking paid surveys. In fact, after they did the huge update of the site, it is more or less the only way to earn.

There are a decent number of surveys, but it can take patience to find the ones you qualify for, and it does not offer as many opportunities as many other panels.

Exactly how many opportunities you will have can vary from country to country. Some countries will have several opportunities every day, and others have a lot less.

The surveys are about a wide range of topics like politics, lifestyle, entertainment, music, household products, etc. So there can be some quite interesting topics, where it is nice to have ýour opinion heard.

ipsos i-say surveys
Ipsos iSay has surveys about some interesting and relevant topics.

You will get an email notification when there is a new survey available for you. To get more opportunities, it is a good idea to fill out your profile info after you join.

You just need to be aware that you will not get paid for filling out your profile, but it is still important to do if you decide to join.

The rewards in relation to the time spent are decent compared to other survey sites and it is quite easy to get started with the surveys on Ipsos i-Say.

Option 2 – Loyalty program, contests, and polls:

Ipsos i-Say used to have the earning methods mentioned above.

However, this has changed since they made the huge update. Now they are no longer offering these earning methods.

I just wanted to mention that in this review, as a lot of people keep asking me about how to access these options on the new website.

But that is not possible, and according to the FAQ page on Ipsos iSay's website, these methods will also not become available.

However, they do say that they are working on continuously improving the website so there might be other features and options introduced at some point. If that happens, I will do my best to keep this review updated about it.

Option 3 – Invite friends:

You can invite friends to join Ipsos iSay and get a reward for this.

You can invite friends to join by sharing an invitation link you find inside the member dashboard. If they join through your link, they will become your referral.

To get a reward for a friend you invite, the person has to live in the same country as you, and the person has to do at least one survey and fills out his/her profile.

If a person you invite fulfills this, you will get 100 points into your account (it is equivalent to around $1).

Also, be aware that even though you can invite as many people as possible, you will get paid for a maximum of 60 referrals per month.

Also, be aware that the exact referral commissions and rules can vary from country to country.

Overall, not a way to make a lot of money, and not nearly as good a referral program as on a site like PrizeRebel, where you will get a lifetime percentage of earnings + you can invite unlimited people from all countries. But it can still give a few extra bucks if you know anybody that is interested in joining.

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How do you get paid?

On Ipsos iSay you get paid in points, which can then be converted into a number of different rewards depending on your preferences.

The points will in many cases be converted into rewards in your local currency, but in general 100 points are equivalent of $1.

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The selection of rewards is good in most countries.

How many points you need to have to request a payout can vary from country to country, but it is usually somewhere between 500-1000 points ($5-$10). It can also vary depending on the type of reward you want.

But from what I have seen, in most countries, you need to earn at least $5 to get paid – unless you want to donate to charities as you can do this already when you have earned around $2 in most countries.

There can be different rewards for the different countries. In some countries, you can get paid through PayPal, which is my personal favorite. However, if you like getting paid this way, there are many PayPal survey sites with better opportunities.

In all countries, you can also choose between a number of different gift cards to for example Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, Visa, etc. so you can definitely find something nice to get for your earnings.

How much money can you make on Ipsos iSay?

Ipsos iSay has some opportunities, the rewards for the time spent are decent for a survey site, and it has some good rewards, you can choose from. So it can make a little extra money on the side.

But compared to the top paying survey sites, Ipsos i-Say is not that impressive and does not offer a lot of opportunities. As it is very easy to use, it can still be worth signing up for as an extra site, but only if you are planning to join as many sites as possible. If you only want to join a few, i-Say will not be a good choice in my opinion.

Remember that when it comes to survey sites in general, it is NOT a way to get rich and make a lot of quick money. It can give some nice extra money, but it will not make you rich.

Surveys are however a great way to have your opinion heard on important topics and getting paid for it at the same time – that is why I personally think paid surveys are great, but you need to do it with the right expectations. If you are looking to make a full-time income online, you should not start joining survey sites.

Does Ipsos iSay have an app?

Ipsos i-say has an app that makes it easy to participate in surveys on the go. The app gives you access to all the same things, you have access to through the normal website. You can both do surveys, participate in the community, and redeem rewards.

i-say app
You can download the Ipsos iSay app through Google Play and the App Store.

I think survey apps can be a great way to do surveys, as I often do it when I have a bit of extra time when I am on the go. You can set the app to let you know every time there is a new survey available, but if you do not like getting notifications like this, you can also adjust the frequency of the notifications in the iSay app.

I really like that it is possible to adjust the frequency, as most other survey apps only have the option to either get all the notifications or none. Great to have an option to adjust according to one's own preferences.

The app is available for Android and iOS. It is however not available in all countries. But if you live in a country where the app is not available, you can still use Ipsos iSay on your phone.

You just click the invitation link in the email you receive, and you can do the survey then. Sometimes a survey is not available on a phone, because you need a certain screen size for it, but then you will be told.

Who can join?

Ipsos iSay is available in around 100 countries, so if you want to join, there is a good chance you can. How old you have to be to join can vary from country to country.

In some countries, you can join when you are 16, and in others, you have to wait until you are 18. I am assuming it depends on local laws, so you have to check to be sure in your own country – you can check on Ipsos i-Say's website in your country, how old you have to be to join.

Be aware of how many opportunities you get will vary from country to country.

As already mentioned, Ipsos iSay, will, however, not be one of the survey sites with the most opportunities no matter the country you live in. If you only want to join the best sites, you can check out the list of the best sites in your country here.

Can you get support?

If you should need support, Ipsos i-Say has the option for you to contact them. You can do it by logging in to your account and clicking “contact” in the footer menu of the page. A way that might be faster is to contact the support on Facebook. You can either comment on one of the posts or send a private message.

I have been in contact with staff from Ipsos i-say several times, and I must say this is one of the most disappointing aspects of the panel. How good service their staff gives tells a lot about a company. The ones I have been in contact with have been slow and very poor at giving useful information for my questions.

This is a BIG minus about Ipsos iSay in my opinion.

But since there is a separate country for each country, the support staff will likely also be different from country to country, so you might have more luck with the support where you live.

Final verdict

As I already mentioned at the beginning, Ipsos iSay is a survey site that is legit.

But this does not necessarily mean it will be a good use of your time. So let's finish this review by summing up the pros and cons, so you can get a better overview and see if it a site you find worth joining.

pros

Pros:

  • Has a good app
  • Good reward options in most countries
  • Easy to use
cons

Cons:

  • Poor customer support in some countries
  • Not all countries have same opportunities
  • Limited earning opportunities

In general, I think Ipsos iSay is can be with considering joining if you want to join as many survey sites as possible.

But if you want to prioritize and only go for sites with the absolute best earning opportunities, you should join the top paying survey sites instead.

But as an extra site, it can still be worth checking out as it is easy to use and it offers some good rewards.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or have any experiences with Ipsos i-Say yourself you would like to share, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

8 thoughts on “Ipsos iSay Review: Legit or Scam? (Real User Review)”

  1. I like your Ipsos i-Say Review site about surveys. I joined Ipsos i-Say in the past and they do have different types of surveys such as healthcare, government and more.

    Most survey sites do not pay that much you have to get rejected to surveys just to get a dollar. It is also good to sign up to more than one survey site just like you said.

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    • Thanks for sharing your experiences Felisha. At more or less all survey sites you will regularly not qualify for surveys unfortunately. But after a while it is possible to figure out which surveys you qualify for the most and just go for those. But in general, getting rejected for some surveys is a part of doing paid surveys, but on some sites it happens more often than on others. In my experience, at i-Say I qualify quite often compared to some other sites.

      All the best,
      Mikael

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  2. Thanks for the useful information. Can you tell me how long it takes to do an average survey? How much money could I hope to make every week if I am based in a good location? I’ve signed up with sites before but was only eligible to participate in some surveys. Are there strict demographics, i.e. age, profession, gender etc? Thanks again

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    • Hi Anita,

      An average survey is about 10-15 minutes. But you can also have some that are only 5 minutes and some that are longer. But if it is longer, the reward will also be higher. It os really difficult to say how much you can make in a week, if you live in a country where there are good opportunities as it depends on a lot of things. But if you join several sites and dedicate some time every day, it can be possible to make between $50-200 in a week. 

      On more or less all survey sites there will be surveys you do not qualify for. That also goes for Ipsos i-say. In my experience, I do however qualify more often on i-say than I do on average on other sites. 

      Hope this helps, and if you have more question, just ask again.

      All the best,
      Mikael  

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  3. Hello there

    Thank you for the reviews you do here. Saves a lot of time and therefore money. Some survey sites are just a waste of precious time.

    Quick question, is this viable for people in the caribbean? I imagine the frequency might be very low. If so, Any other suggestions?

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    • Thanks for the feedback Crystal. Glad to hear you find the info useful.

      Ipsos i-say is also available for many countries in the Caribbean. I can unfortunately not say how many surveys you will get there. But if you decide to join, feel free to let me know how it goes and how the opportunities are there.. For that area, I would also recommend you to check out ClixSense.

      All the best,
      Mikael

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  4. I was encouraged to sign up to Ipsos-Isay as a bit of a fun way to earn little rewards. At first I didn’t think it was too bad, despite spending far too much time answering screening questions before being screened out, and despite it taking ages to earn a small reward to cash out.
    BUT
    Now I think Ipsos is so badly run, they have too many people signed up and a poor admin system, meaning they can’t keep track of their surveys and participants. Twice I’ve been invited to take part in product tests, and twice I done everything properly, and they haven’t paid out. And when I chase them, they say they can’t find the records and expect me to have kept records of the survey codes and dates etc etc. When I tell them I haven’t, they say there’s nothing they can do and don’t pay me.
    I’m left feeling pretty cheated at having wasted my time doing tests, keeping notes, filling in the questionnaires, only to be ripped off. (Plus one product I tested was so bad it ruined my hair!)
    It seems to be a buyers market, and they have so many people signed up, it doesn’t worry them if they leave disgruntled people behind.

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    • Sorry to hear that. But thank you for sharing with the rest of us.

      I have personally also had very poor experiences with the iSay support. I agree with you that is seems to have some problems with how it is run, unfortunately.

      Mikael

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