Is SurveySavvy A Scam Or What?

Is Survey Savvy a scam? What is SurveySavvy anyway? Can you make money with Survey Savvy?

What It Is And How It Workswhat is surveysavvy

Survey Savvy is a platform where you can take surveys online and get paid for it. As with all online survey platforms, there isn’t much money to be made – you will be sent a few surveys each week, with the surveys averaging at 5-20 minutes each and paying a reward of $1-10 on average. Some surveys are not one-time surveys; they require you to do a follow-up survey or even keep a log/diary of your habits and activities. These surveys pay more. Although there is no minimum payout amount, it takes 4-6 weeks to receive your check in the mail; there is no PayPal option.

The thing that makes SurveySavvy unique is their Survey Savvy Connect program. It is an app that you can download on your phone, tablet, or PC. Downloading this app opens up more and higher-paying survey opportunities. For example, there is the Gold Survey program, that will pay US residents $60 for allowing this app to monitor their internet activity and collect data for 90 days in a row.

There are also similar programs that require you to download the app and enter data about your daily activities. Survey Savvy claims that their Connect members can receive surveys that pay up to $75 each. Connect members also get their checks faster – they only have to wait one week. Survey Savvy claims that all data is encrypted and aggregated together with other users’ data. They also stop collecting data if you go into private or incognito mode.

Finally, you can also earn money by referring friends, and you even earn money for your referrals’ referrals.

So, Is Survey Savvy A Scam? Can It Really Be True?

Well, Survey Savvy is definitely not a scam – the company that owns it, Luth survey savvy scamResearch, has an A+ rating with the BBB. However, it’s up to you to decide whether or not it’s worth it. If you’re not a Survey Savvy Connect member, there’s not much to get excited about. Most surveys are low-paying and hard to qualify for though there are some well-paying surveys too.

On the other hand, many people are uncomfortable downloading an app that will monitor their internet traffic, no matter how secure it supposedly is. There is also the issue of the app possibly slowing down your device and internet speed or interfering with your computer or phone. I personally noticed that their Android app slows down my phone significantly – watching YouTube or streaming Google Music makes me feel like I’m back on 2G speeds or something and Puffin Browser doesn’t work at all.

It can also be quite an arduous task to keep their app on your phone/tablet/PC and/or fill in a diary about your daily activities every day for 3 months or something similar, even if it will earn you $50 or something.


Survey Savvy is not for everyone. I personally am not comfortable having an app tracking all of my internet activities and slowing down my connections just to earn $60 after 90 days. Their other programs seem similarly tedious to me. However, many people may not mind this opportunity for some extra cash ($60 just for downloading an app) and to them, I wish good luck. Survey Savvy is certainly legit and it is ultimately up to you to decide whether this is worth your time.

So what do you think? Is Survey Savvy worth the time and effort? Would you want someone’s VPN monitoring your internet traffic, even if they claim it is encrypted and private?


  1. Tim

    Survey Savvy seems to be quite interesting. But the fact that they will pay you $60 to download their app 90 days so they can monitor your internet usage. Has got me thinking that is about 66 cents a day. That don’t seem like a good enough for the slow speed internet you have too deal with that. But the surveys that take 5 to 20 minutes that pays out $1 to $10 sounds a lot better of an offer.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Tim,

      Yes, it’s certainly worthwhile to give up less than a dollar a day for peace of mind that no one is monitoring your internet.

      As for the surveys. although in theory they don’t sound so bad, the truth is that they often take longer than they tell you. Also, you often get disqualified in the middle of a survey, in which case you spend a lot of time for nothing.

  2. Tim

    Hi Ben,

    I tried something similar to Survey Savvy and I did not have good results. Most these survey companies over extend on much you can really make.

    You did a nice job on detailing the pros and cons of company. Your conclusion is honest and to the point. That is so refreshing.

    Thanks for doing reviews like this one. It is nice to know someone is looking out for the consumer.

    Thanks again,


    1. Ben (Post author)

      And thank you for sharing, Tim, I really appreciate it, and I am sure our readers do, too 🙂

  3. Garis

    I have a deep dislike for all survey based websites; however, this one sounds better than the rest. I’ve used inbox dollars and my survey before and never got paid. Let alone I might have qualified for one survey during the time I used them. I tend to stay away from these types of sites, and it wants to track my activity online? It’s honestly not worth it in my opinion. Thank you for the informative review!

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yes, Garis, I do not think that it is worth it. You get just $60 for three months of slow internet and tracking of your activities. Honestly, many people pay more than $60 a month for internet services.

  4. Alexey

    Hey there, I liked your review. It has all the information we need to kbow about surveysaavy which will help us make the right choice. I am familiar with this survey platform and I agree with you that it’s not a scam. But one thing I don’t like about all surveys – they take a lot of time. And I mean A LOT. The same time tou could potentially invest in creating an online business, setting up ads, building and email list and other things..
    But that’s what I think. Thanks again!

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Alexey,

      Yes, surveys do take up A LOT of time. That is what makes them not worth it. Time is money, as they say.

  5. Jason

    I don’t think I’ve actually tried Survey Savvy yet. I’ve definitely read about it from other reviews online. I just may have to check it out and review it too. Downloading an app sounds pretty good as long as it doesn’t eat up too much data. I think I’ll give it a go. Take care Ben!

    1. Ben (Post author)

      I’m not so sure that it doesn’t use up so much data. I noticed that it did use some data. You would really need a data manager app to gouge how much data it is using. If after a day or two it is too much you may want to uninstall it. It really depends on your data plan.

      (By the way, since it works as a VPN, which means that all of your internet traffic will be channeled though this app, your data manager will probably actually show this app using lots of data, because all data used on your phone will travel though this app. It will be the only app shown to be using data.)

      I personally would uninstall it for another reason — I do not want an app monitoring my internet traffic.

  6. Jovo

    Hi, I have read a few articles recently about SurveySavvy. It appears that all authors have rather similar opinion about it, so I feel that I have a clear picture about it. I agree with you about app tracking my activities, and I think I would not like to have it in my computer. This is a small money in any case. Thank you, this was a useful text indeed.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      I feel the same way as you, and I’m sure many others do as well. On the other hand, it is easy cash, so many people don’t mind.

  7. JP

    Good review .. I’ve never heard of this company before. I feel like i’d be in the same boat as you, I’m not really a fan of having to download an app and then having it track my activities just for 60 per month, but I’m sure many people are going to find value in it.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yeah, I guess some people don’t mind — it takes a minute to download their app from their website and you get $60 for doing that. You do have to wait 3 months, though, before you get the cash.


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