DISADVANTAGES OF LIFEPOINTS
It Might be Hard to Qualify – The purpose of the surveys is to support market research, and sometimes the companies hosting them are looking for input from a specific group of people. The first few questions typically assess whether you belong to that group. If you don’t, you get screened out and don’t get the LifePoints. If this happens several times in a row, it can get frustrating.
I attempted a bunch of surveys and only qualified for two out of the lot. In one case, I was screened out after spending about five minutes answering questions—that’s annoying! The good news is, you usually get two LifePoints just for trying, although this isn’t always the case.
Limited Ways to Earn – Some other paid survey sites, like SwagBucks, offer a ton of ways to earn points. So, if surveys aren’t your thing, you can still earn rewards for shopping online, watching videos, etc. This isn’t the case with LifePoints. It’s mainly surveys with the occasional opportunity for product testing or behavior tracking.
It Takes Awhile to Receive Rewards – Although you can earn enough points to get a reward pretty fast, it takes up to 10 business days to receive gift cards or PayPal credit once you redeem.
No Mobile App – It seems LifePoints used to have a mobile app, but it has since been discontinued in favor of the website. That’s unfortunate because many people prefer using an app to launching a webpage on their mobile phone. Here’s the good news: LifePoints surveys are optimized for mobile phones; I didn’t experience any issues taking surveys on my iPhone 8.