Is Survey Junkie Legit Or Scam? – 10,000s Want To Know

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There are so many survey sites and applications that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Which are the real thing? Which are scams? Today we answer the question, “Is Survey Junkie legit or scam?”

Why Take Surveys

Surveys don’t pay much. If you did the math and figured pay-per-hour you’d realize that no one is going to get by on surveys, alone.

We take surveys for pocket change, usually in the form of gift cards to an online merchant. Some will place your money in your PayPal account or Google Wallet.

I bought my son a skateboard with a gift card from taking surveys, so there is a real benefit. Look at surveys as earning that book you want, buying a magazine subscription, or paying for a present for the Christmas gift exchange.

Also, your answers to the survey questions affect million-dollar companies. It helps them decide if people will be open to the new shoe design or food packaging. So, your answers are for a good cause.


Here is the awaited answer; Yes, Survey Junkie is legitimate! You can ask Trust Pilot, or you can take my word for it and give it a try. It doesn’t cost anything to download.

Survey Junkie is available as an app and a website program. The Android app has over 7,000 reviews which add up to it having a rating of 4.1. It’s available for everyone 13 or older and has been downloaded over 100,000 times. Not too shabby for a free app.

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Android Version

Version 1.7.7 was updated on November 6, 2019. The download size is 4.08 MB. It was originally released on July 11, 2018.

Although you can disable access for the permissions in your phone’s settings, these are the permissions that the Android version of Survey Junkie wants.

  • Location
  • Control vibration
  • Reorder running apps
  • Run at startup
  • Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • Full network access
  • View network connections
  • Prevent phone from sleeping
  • Play Install Referrer API
  • View Wi-Fi connections
  • Receive data from the Internet

Although some of these seem dubious, most apps ask for more permissions than they actually use, so don’t get scared. What I don’t like is the fact that it runs, and stays running, at startup. Apps that do this irritate me.


Here is a good one: The best survey service I’ve used. The point system isn’t unnecessarily confusing (1 point = $0.01) and most surveys reward a reasonable 25 or 35 points but I have seen one or two for 100+ points (I’ve only seen on my computer, though) and even if you don’t qualify, you’re still awarded about 3 points just for attempting to do it, which is the biggest benefit compared to other services. Just make sure you’re okay with sharing some of your personal information.

Here is a bad one: I would rate 0 (zero). It is annoying and just time wasting app. The best surveys are impossible to take. Only cheap once. After spending so much time with difficult questions (let the makers of the questionnaires try once to answer on these brain killers difficult questions) the app just freezes. And nothing about your reward. I have a feeling I was used like a stupid making this lot of surveys. Also this identity check – why do I have to be called? To check what else on me to let me get $10??

Keep in mind the good reviews outnumber the bad or it wouldn’t be rated 4.1. Yes, there are higher rated survey apps, but I’ve covered a few of those in other articles.

General Information

To join Survey Junkie, you’ll need to enter a valid email address and confirm that you are 13 or older. Survey Junkie is only available in the US, Canada, and Australia.

To cancel your membership and permanently delete your account, you’ll have to contact customer support. Once your account is terminated, it cannot be reopened. If you want to begin using Survey Junkie again, you will need to sign up with a different email address.

Due to the fact that this program handles finances, identity verification is mandatory. They will send you a text message or email with security questions. This all is in order to prevent fraud.

Taxes will be required from anyone in the US who earns over $600 within a calendar year. For people in other countries, please check your laws. Taxes are the players’ responsibility.

Points are redeemable in increments of $5.00. A minimum of $10.00 is necessary to redeem points, and there is no maximum limit.


SJ Pulse

SJ Pulse is a browser extension. You’ll see it up by your URL bar as an icon. After you sign up for Survey Junkie, a pop-up prompt will ask if you’d like to install the extension. Either follow the prompts to do so, or you can choose to not install it or install it later.

You get points for installing the extension, but you’ll have to have it installed 30 days before you get the points. Oh, then allow the team up to one week to process the points.

Pulse follows you around the Web and gives you surveys based on what you do and where you visit. These surveys are a separate kind from the regular surveys listed on your page.

Pulse doesn’t require you to be logged in to the website in order to take its recommended surveys.

The extension does not keep records of any personal data you enter in any forms anywhere on the Internet. It has been programmed to ignore fields that ask for sensitive data such as social security numbers and passwords.


Panels are survey community websites that provide additional opportunities for you to take surveys and earn rewards.

There’s more to learn, but that is it for today. Survey Junkie is a real and totally valid legitimate website and app for taking surveys and earning money therefrom!

Are you already using Survey Junkie? What is your opinion? Are you considering it? Let the world know your hopes and dreams in the comments below!

14 thoughts on “Is Survey Junkie Legit Or Scam? – 10,000s Want To Know

  1. Great that you get this information out and have an open mind about it, in one way I think the surveys are a good thing for some pocket money but on the other hand it is like mindless games and the payout is not worth it.
    If people want to make them and make some small amount then it is great.
    and it is good we can find out if it is legit on sites like yours.

    • Thank you for the comment, Andreas. I understand there are mixed feelings about survey sites. As long as people aren’t looking to use it as a full-time income, it’s a good source of pocket change. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the review. Survey Junkie does indeed sound like an ok system. I started doing surveys when I was first looking to make some pin money on the internet, but often found I was offered a survey, then told I wasn’t suitable (usually the better paying ones). These weren’t with SJ though.

    For anyone wanting to dip their toes into the World of online surveys, Survey Junkie seems like the perfect way to start. It’s important to have a mobile app as this is how people access these days, so another plus point there. Get it for sure if you like doing surveys.

    • Thank you for reading and commenting, kind Sir. Survey Junkie is a good way to start, as long as people are prepared for the occasional rejection. Not fun, but the money eventually builds up. Best wishes!

  3. Thanks for sharing your review of Survey Junkie. I’ve been in contact with a few similar sites but never took time to investigate what’s going on behind the scenes. It’s not a gold mine but as it turns out there are a few good things about these sites. It’s cool the hear you have positive experience too. Great stuff!

  4. Great review! I know a few people that use survey junkie so I know it’s legitimate. It seems like a slow way to make money though so I’ve never used it personally but I could be wrong. My friends seem to like it though! I know a lot of people think that it’s a scam so this is a great review that answers that question once and for all. I will definitely forward this to a few of my friends into this kind of thing! Thanks again!

    • Hello Dan! Thank you for your kind words. You’re right, the money is quite slow, but it’s real. Best wishes to you and your friends!

  5. Thanks for sharing this info. It’s interesting to know there are some legit surveys out there. Maybe worth it when watching tv. I noticed you mentioned Android. Is it available for iPhone too?

    • Thank you for stopping by, Karen! It probably is available for iPhone. I just don’t have one, so I didn’t check. Best wishes!

  6. A nice and detailed post, Cathy. Thanks for sharing. Didn’t know about the survey. For some reason I always thought they were all scams. Thanks again.

    • Thank you, Yama. I used to think all survey apps were scams, too. It took me some research and a few potential risks to realize you just have to find the right ones. 🙂

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