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What is a survey reward?

Survey rewards are offered to those respondents who answer all questions and complete the survey. If the survey is timed and the respondents don’t complete it within the stipulated time, they will not be awarded the rewards for the survey.

A survey reward is an incentive for the respondents to answer the survey. If you offer incentives like cash rewards, points or gift cards to the respondents, they are more likely to complete the survey. Also, the data collected will be more reliable as they will answer all the questions honestly. Offering rewards to your respondents is one of the most common ways to increase the survey completion rate, as humans are more likely to do something if they get anything in return.

Example of survey rewards

Say, you are conducting a fitness tracker survey with 30 questions. Quite often users are not willing to spend their time answering all the questions. If they find that they will get an Amazon gift-card to answer the survey, it might urge them to complete the survey.

Or consider an online quiz. To attract more respondents, offer a prepaid visa card to the top 3 scorers.

Uses of survey rewards and incentives for respondent

Offering rewards for answering a survey can help you get audiences that are generally hard to reach. You can also offer indirect rewards such as benefits to the third party like a nonprofit organization. Decide whether or not to incentivize your survey by carefully considering the circumstances.

Survey incentives are one of the best ways to reward your respondents when you already know them. It works great in extracting the right data when offered to the right target audience. But if you randomly send your survey to anybody, the cost of offering rewards will be too high.

If you have a budget around the number of rewards to be offered, you can set a limit on the number of responses or close the survey after a specific time.

Types of survey rewards and respondent incentives

There are many ways you can offer incentives to the survey respondents. They can be categorized as:

You can select from below options to set up rewards in QuestionPro surveys.Once you set up qualifying criteria, you need to select a reward:

Advantages of survey rewards and respondent incentives

How to set up survey rewards or respondent incentives for your surveys?

Check out our rewards help document for a better understanding of how it works.