Mingle is an online community owned and operated by Respondi (acquired by Bilendi in 2021). Both Bilendi and Respondi are recognized and legit European market research providers with hundreds of employees and offices serving many brands in Europe and the rest of the world.
Daniel Williams – Our Editor in Chief: Dan is from Oxford, UK and is one of our reviewers who’s been with HuginX the longest. With a background in membership support at one of the largest survey companies, Dan has a lot of inside knowledge of the Market Research industry and has helped us refine our reviewing criteria. When Daniel is not working with reviews, he likes to go hiking with his dog Charlie.
Is Mingle a legit survey site?
Yes, Mingle Surveys is a legit survey site. The platform is the online survey division of Respondi AG, a major German market research company. Respondi’s owner Bilendi is a French company listed on the Paris stock exchange and is considered one of the top 5 market research providers in most European countries.
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How to get started
Becoming a Mingle member is free. Get started by setting up your account. It is easy to use its mobile app as you will only be required to give your name and email address; no unnecessary personal information is needed to open the account. After filling in your basic information, Mingle will send you an email with a link to confirm your account. Upon confirmation, fill in your date of birth and location, then answer the welcome survey. Mingle requires that its members be 16 years or older and from the UK or Europe.
What about the survey experience?
Surveys will take 5 to 20 minutes to complete; however, you might earn more points if you take on the longer surveys. Mingle will send you invites to surveys via email, and it always offers you suitable and interesting surveys. While you’ll need to fill out many profiling and screening questions, the survey matching is generally smooth compared to many other sites.
How much can you make on Mingle?
On average, Mingle will reward you with around 50 points for each survey you participate in and 10 points in case you are screened out of a survey. However, one point is generally worth less than just 1 cent, so don’t expect high rewards for each survey. Other ways to earn points include product testing, short questionnaires, prize draws, and referring friends, where you can win an iPad for you and your friends if you refer at least three new panel members to the platform.
Redeeming your points
You can redeem your points when you reach 1000 Mingle points, equivalent to £8. With an average of 50 points per survey, you’ll need to take 20 surveys on average before you can access your hard-earned rewards. You can redeem your points and have the money deposited into your bank account, but you must have at least 2,000 points. You can also redeem your points for gift vouchers like M&S, Zalando, Amazon, New Look, or Debenhams gift vouchers. If you want to make a difference in society, you can give it to a charity of your choice. Remember that once you have accumulated 2,000 points, you must redeem them within three months, or else they will expire.
What can prevent me from cashing out?
The biggest risk of not being able to cash out is that you don’t accumulate enough credits and give up before you reach the 1000 points threshold. Also, most survey sites have checks to ensure that respondents are attentive and honest when taking surveys. Answers that fail these checks result in the survey submissions being rejected. Only one account is allowed per person, and attempts to earn more money by creating multiple accounts are regarded as fraud which will result in your account becoming suspended.
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- Offers a simple way to earn
- You can withdraw your earnings via direct bank transfer
- Their app is user-friendly
- Limited earning opportunities offered
- Low rewards
- Your points will expire after 3 months
- Low number of surveys and questionnaires