Exclusive Invite For Thought Leaders From uSamp

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  1. foxberg

    foxberg Gold Member

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    I received this email today from Delta:

    GET MILES, NOT PENNIES FOR YOUR THOUGHTS.
    Earn 500 miles for your first complete survey.

    Hello Mr. XXX,

    You have been selected to join our elite online community of professional thought leaders.

    This exclusive opinion panel is your chance to give your honest viewpoint and impact the decisions made in your industry.

    Earn Whiteboard Points for taking surveys tailored to your interests
    Redeem your points for miles
    Help shape the future of products and services of major companies with your feedback
    It's free to participate, and your privacy is always guaranteed
    Join Now ›

    Membership to The Whiteboard is by invitation only. As such, this link was generated only for you. Please do not share, forward or post elsewhere.

    Note: Bonus miles are only available to newly enrolled Whiteboard members.


    So, another survey thing. I looked at the redemption choices and they are:
    • 2500 points = 500 miles
    • 5000 points = 1000 miles
    • 7500 points = 1500 miles
    • 10000 points = 2000 miles
    And there's nothing else you can redeem for, or so it seems.
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Not very exclusive as even I was invited :D
     
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  3. Kalboz
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    + 1 :)
     
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  4. airshadow
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    Yeah, it's definitely not exclusive since I was invited. I never qualify for anything targeted by Delta. Going to pass, but nice to feel some love.
     
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  5. ryandc99
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    I was also invited.
     
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  6. foxberg

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    You could at last do one short survey to get 500 free DL miles, no?
     
  7. airshadow
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    Nah, I tend not to hassle with those type of survey sites - just my personal choice.
     
  8. Jeff the Wanderer

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    It appears that this is true. I plan to test it out as I was also invited to this elite online community. If I complete a survey and get 500 whiteboard points instead of 500 miles, that will make me sad. Since I find it hard to complain about free though, I will probably just take whatever I get.
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Sad or mad?

    The email says explicitly "Earn 500 miles"
     
  10. rwoman
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    Like many of you, I received the email...clearly we do not resist posting.

    :)
     
  11. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    But no one had posted the link :)

    So I signed up last night. I wasn't asked for my Skymiles number. I don't know if that was encoded in the signup URL. Did one survey. So far I have no received the 500 miles, and neither did I get any whiteboard points beyond the 100 for hat survey.
     
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    Are not the SkyPesos worth less than pennies?
     
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  13. foxberg

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    Not to DL, apparently.
     
  14. foxberg

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    You SM# was embedded into URL when you signed up. I also did a survey, got the points and now wait for miles to post to my DL account. I don't believe they'll post points for you to redeem for those 500 miles, rather they'll deposit it directly.
     
  15. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I have 500 whiteboard points. 100 from one survey and 400 from four profiles. I don't think I'll do 20 more 100 point surveys to get to 2500 points for a 50 skymile redemption.
     
  16. MSPeconomist
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    What is uSamp?
     
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  18. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I have to admit I had to laugh when I read this sentence:

    You have been selected to join our elite online community of professional thought leaders.
     
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    I guess DL doesn't consider me to be a professional thought leader.
     
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    I gave one quick survey a shot. I'm hoping to snag an easy 500 points and then deactivate my account.
     
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  22. foxberg

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    2500 - 500 miles. I doubt all of their surveys will be 100 points.
     
  23. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Right, I have 500 points, so I need 2000 more... or 20 surveys at 100 points a pop. They estimated 4 mins for each 100 point survey, so that would be 80 mins of clicking work (*). For 500 Skymiles. Not worth it.

    (*) admittedly, you can probably click/answer faster than 4 mins, but they do have a warning that they may deny the points if they suspect that you didn't do an honest job.
     
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    I got the same thing and couldn't hit the delete key fast enough.

    and how do the people running these surveys even know the answers are accurate.

    GIGO !

    DTWBOB
     
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    I'll buy them for a penny a piece all day long.
     
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