Member FAQs > Incentives

How will I be compensated for the time it takes to complete a research study?

Most studies offer compensation (up to $75 per hour) in the form of points or gift cards. Compensation is based on the complexity of the survey and the time required of participants. You will always know what the compensation is prior to agreeing to participate.


Every 1,000 points are redeemable for $1. When you receive an invitation to participate in a survey, it will state how many points you will earn upon completing the survey. Typically you will earn 1,000 points for every minute the survey takes to complete, so (for example), for a 10-minute survey, you will earn 10,000 points, which is equivalent to $10. Your points remain in your account until you redeem them for a gift card or prepaid card

Gift cards:

Gift cards will be a fixed amount that is presented to you before the research study begins. Gift cards you earn by completing a study will be sent directly to your email, they will not appear in your Thrivable dashboard. 

Other incentives: 

On occasion the incentive is the chance to enter a sweepstakes program rather than receiving direct compensation. We usually offer this when sending out profiling surveys and public goods surveys, like a collaboration project with the American Diabetes Association. Sweepstakes rules and guidelines are provided with the study invitation.

Please also note:

  • We do not compensate for completing an initial screener. You must successfully complete the required task of the research study to receive an incentive. 
  • We currently do not send incentives through Paypal or other payment platforms. 


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