Prize Rebel Review – The Definitive Australian Guide
Updated 12 August 2023
We reveal how much you can earn from working for Prize Rebel’s platform, who they’re looking for and what’s involved.
Warning: Prize Rebel is gamified, ‘earn quick, spend quick’ on sweepstakes and prize draws-type survey site. We’re not a fan of it for this and many reasons, and we believe there are far better alternatives available as per our paid survey sites guide. We believe too much time is spent on profile building (where you’re not rewarded for your time) and most Australians will leave the platform after two or three surveys due to ongoing technical issues. We continue to monitor Prize Rebel and will update this review if and when things change.
Our review covers the following:
- What is Prize Rebel, and is it Legitimate?
- Earning and Redeeming Rewards
- Must-Know Facts
- Pros and Cons
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is Prize Rebel, and is it Legitimate?
- Prize Rebel is a popular and widely used online survey rewards platform. However, we believe it has limitations where users are directed to third-party websites and/or have to complete the same questions over and over again.
- There are a series of complaints online about Prize Rebel and have published a summary of the themes of these in our Pros and Cons section below.
- Prize Rebel is owned by iAngelic, Inc, a Las Vegas-based company who has run the site since 2007.
- Despite not being as well known as local-themed survey sites, thousands of Australians sign up to Prize Rebel every year, and its members participate in online surveys on various topics and receive points for the time and effort invested. This is the standard process with any legitimate survey site, and Prize Rebel is no exception.
- However, as outlined in our video below, we strongly suggest holding off joining Prize Rebel due to ongoing technical issues.
- If you are interested in completing surveys, a 40-minute survey could earn 40 points, but you need at least 500 points to claim a $5 voucher. The low earning is a continuous theme of complaints published on many review sites.
How Do I Sign Up?
Signing up for Prize Rebel is a straightforward process:
- Visit the Prize Rebel website and click on the “Sign Up Now” button.
- You’ll be prompted to provide some basic information, such as your name, email address, and date of birth.
- You’ll need to double-check your name and all other personal details, and once complete you’ll fill out a more detailed profile survey which asks your marital status, living situation, household size, income level, number of pets etc. This survey collects demographic information that Prize Rebel uses to match you with relevant surveys. It’s important to provide accurate and complete information here to increase your chances of qualifying for surveys.
- Once completed, you’ll be able to see the dashboard and the surveys available.
MoneyHub Head of Research Christopher Walsh walks through Prize Rebel’s sign-up process in the video below, and gives an overall summary of the site’s limitations:
Earning and Redeeming Rewards
Each survey on Prize Rebel has an associated point value, which can vary depending on the survey’s length and complexity. There is a lack of transparency around how long each survey will take, and a continuous theme of complaints is the low earning vs time invested. If you have any comments on this matter (or anything else to do with the platform), please contact our research team.
What Can I Earn?
- Once you’ve accumulated enough points, you can redeem them them for cash via PayPal transfers, Coles, Big W, Woolworths, Amazon and eBay vouchers. The minimum reward cost is 332 points, which is worth $5 (a supermarket voucher), and if you choose this reward the money will be sent to you in 1-3 days.
- Given the issues reported by Prize Rebel’s users and our experiences with the platform, we estimate you’ll earn around $1 an hour or less if you continuously complete surveys. This is extremely low per our study into online surveys and for this reason we suggest looking at alternatives.
Before signing up, be aware of the following:
- Your demographic profile determines your survey eligibility. Therefore, updating your profile regularly can help you qualify for more surveys. However, if you’re over a certain age and single, it’s realistic you’ll be less ‘in demand’ for surveys than someone with young children aged between 25 and 45. This is because Prize Rebel, like any survey company, is paid to do research for brands that mass consumers buy. If you’re not spending regularly, you’ll be less relevant to Prize Rebel (and arguably many other survey sites).
- Prize Rebel’s rewards system is straightforward. With awards from around 332 points, it seems accessible, however, it may take significant time to accumulate enough points for substantial rewards – how many surveys you do will directly influence how much you earn.
Pros and Cons
Prize Rebel is a popular survey site across Australia, but before signing up it’s important to understand its limitations alongside its benefits:
- Simple earning: 1 point = 1-1.5 cents, depending on the award. Each survey states upfront how many points will be rewarded so you can pick the most relevant and lucrative options and easily see the dollar (or cent) value.
- Low threshold for pay outs: 332 points is the minimum, whereby you’ll be sent a $5 supermarket voucher.
- The website has bugs: From surveys that never end to surveys that direct to third-party websites, to questions that are asked over and over, we’re not convinced Prize Rebel is fit for purpose for the typical Australian looking to join a paid survey site.
- You need to be ‘transactional’ to be surveyed: The number and type of surveys can be limited based on demographic profile; the more you spend and behave like a typical consumer, the more you’ll be invited to surveys.
- The rewards can take some time to earn: The minimum reward of around 332 points can still take multiple hours to earn, as outlined by the complaints summarised below.
Over 25% of Prize Rebel’s online feedback is negative, and while the reviews we inspected are international; we cannot isolate Australian-specific feedback but have not come across anything problematic in our research. The general negative experiences are as follows:
- Survey Issues: Users have expressed feelings of being cheated by the company, accusing them of labelling participants as dishonest and providing low compensation for survey participation. Others have highlighted the decline in points offered and time-consuming surveys. They also experienced multiple instances of being disqualified after nearly completing surveys. Several users reported being denied compensation even after finishing surveys.
- Payment & Redemption Concerns: Users have earned as little as $1 in one year, while other users have faced issues with redeemed vouchers not being received as promised.
- Communication & Customer Service: Users received generic responses from customer service without resolving their concerns.
- Technical & Platform Issues: Users received incorrect warning alerts related to their login locations.
- General Sentiment: Many Prize Rebel users have shared reviews that signify their disappointment and frustration with the platform, with many noting its perceived decline over the years. The recurring sentiment among users is one of distrust.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often can I take surveys?
The number of surveys you can take depends on your demographic profile and the current research needs of Prize Rebel. It’s a good idea to check the platform regularly for new survey opportunities and promptly respond to email invitations.
How long does it take to receive PayPal transfers?
The processing time for PayPal can vary, but our research suggests you’ll receive payment within 1-3 days of requesting it.
What happens if I don’t qualify for a survey?
If you start a survey but don’t qualify to complete it, you’ll usually receive a small number of points to compensate you for your time. Always provide accurate and consistent responses to improve your chances of qualifying for future surveys – survey sites actively use fraud prevention and look for inconsistencies to ensure their data has integrity, so always be truthful.
What types of surveys can I expect on Prize Rebel?
Prize Rebel offers a wide variety of surveys spanning various subjects. These can range from product and brand opinions to advertising effectiveness, political polling, and more. The types of surveys you receive will largely depend on your demographic profile.
How long does each survey typically take to complete?
This can vary widely; between 10 to 20 minutes is the average. Longer and more complex surveys typically offer more points.
How many points do I earn per survey?
The number of points you earn per survey depends on the survey’s length and complexity. While specific point allocations may vary, each survey’s point value is clearly stated upfront, so you’ll know how many points you’ll earn before you start. Each point roughly equates to A$0.01 (or 1 cent), so if a survey states you’ll earn 150 points, that’s worth around $1.50.
Can I participate in surveys on mobile devices?
Yes – Prize Rebel is accessible on multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets. This means you can take surveys at your convenience, whether at home or on the go.
I signed up and haven’t received any survey invitations. What’s going on?
The number of survey invitations you receive can depend on various factors, including your demographic profile and the current needs of Prize Rebel’s clients. If you’re not receiving many survey invites, consider updating your profile to ensure it’s accurate and complete.
How long do my points stay valid?
Prize Rebel‘s website is silent on this matter, which we believe is a red flag and another reason to avoid the platform.
- Prize Rebel is not a leading survey site by comparison to other paid survey sites available to Australians. While the income is $5 or $10 here and there, we believe it can take months or even years to achieve.
- The website continues to have bugs which makes it arguably unworkable.
- Prize Rebel is arguably best avoided until the bugs are fixed and earning opportunities (e.g. time invested for points) become more generous.