Posted: 10:52 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
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 notifications bar/screen.
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 look!
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.
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