“My daughter said she had fun and was excited to have participated and she got to earn her own money to spend.”
- Destynee B., San Francisco
“I found the discussion to be very lively and candid. The free exchange of ideas and impressions is quite refreshing from other forms of palm-pressing and false smiles. I actually was sad when it ended. The meeting, logistics and planning and host were impeccable.”
- Rick C., Atlanta
“Wonderful! It was an honor to take part in such a great learning experience!”
- Cynthia M., Los Angeles
“The environment was very friendly and pressure free. I enjoyed the company of the other participants and the facilitator was wonderful at her job.”
- Jessika N., Chicago
“I really love the one-on-one interviews. I also love the fact that my opinion would help Olive Garden make better commercials that are full of love and family oriented.”
- Olivia B., Chicago
“This was my first focus group and I had no idea what to expect. It was fun and enlightening to seeing how decisions are made concerning consumer items.”
- Susan A., Dallas
“I was so happy to oblige. I felt good that my opinion really mattered.”
- Denise D., New Jersey
“The ability to help research and to better the quality of products gives me a great personal satisfaction.”
- Carlos V., New York
“I love doing your surveys. They're fun, informative, and it's wonderful to get paid for one's opinions. Thank you, Focus Pointe Global!!”
- Linda C., Boston
“The two hours flew past because we were talking and debating on something that we were all very passionate about.”
- Jamil W., Philadelphia
“Today's focus group was very interesting and worthwhile. It was fun to know that as participants we might possibly have an impact on the design of a new product.”
- Gayle S., New York
“These interviews (or focus groups) are always interesting, as they push me to think about and explain issues I may not have fully considered.”
- Jonathan E., San Francisco
“To get to talk about basketball & have a hand in improving my experience as a sports fan is unbelievable! Thank you Focus Pointe!”
- Paul K., Philadelphia
“That was my first experience with a survey group & I would love to participate again. I enjoyed it very much. I learned a lot about other people, their beliefs, and how they live.”
- Lesley O., Atlanta
“Love the focus group! I'm delighted to be a part of decision making process of sharing my opinion which will count and make a difference! Thanks for the opportunity! It was fun!”
- Kathy C., Chicago
“I like hearing other people’s opinion of things. It helps gain insight on views you might not have thought of without discussing.”
- Rhonda W., Philadelphia
“It was super fun and engaging! Met lots of progressive and cool women. Neat! I could have stayed another two hours!”
- Adrienne N., San Francisco
“I love to give my opinions to help improve products because it makes me feel like I'm a part of something. It's good to know that companies value business. Thank you Focus Pointe!”
- Tanetra M., Dallas
“It was interesting to see and read other participants answers to the same questions. I learned some new resources and confirmed insights I had about stores.”
- Andrew F., Boston
“I had so much fun with the ladies I had my survey with and our facilitator was very enjoyable and made our experience fun and full of laughs.”
- Robin B., Atlanta
“The experience was amazing! I loved the opportunity to share my opinions with the group, the moderator, and most importantly, the movie makers!”
- Theo R., Atlanta
“I found this focus group fascinating. I found watching the patients speak amongst themselves thought provoking. Interacting with the other physicians and the patients afforded us all a unique experience to see ‘how the other half lives/thinks.’
- Dr. Nadine R., Philadelphia
“It was my first experience and I learned that it was very informative. Hearing the stories and solutions were educational as well, and I enjoyed meeting people of different backgrounds.”
-Judith S., Dallas
“As an infectious disease physician my career has provided me with many intellectual rewards, especially along the lines of problem solving unique medical conditions. The opportunity to share my knowledge with the Focus Pointe provides an additional reward.”
- Dr. Christopher H., Philadelphia
Marketing research professionals learn a lot from the opinions you give in research discussions, and so it’s customary to compensate participants accordingly. The amount and type of compensation we provide varies from project to project, and is paid out either via pre-paid Visa™ card, check, gift card, or cash.
Even though you’ll always get paid for your opinions, many participants tell us one of the best rewards isn’t the money – it’s being able to speak directly to the companies making the products and services they use loyally.
Rewards for in-person marketing research projects are typically given to participants, via prepaid Visa™ card or check, at the end of the session.
Occasionally, participants will be rewarded for in-person marketing research projects with gift cards, coupons, or prizes. When you will be rewarded with these types of incentives, you will be notified before the start of the research project.
Rewards for telephone interviews are mailed to participants 6-8 weeks after the entire project is complete. Focus Pointe Global now uses prepaid Visa™ cards for participation incentives.
Rewards for Online Surveys are given using Online Focus Pointes™, which accumulate in your Member Account, and you can cash in for a pre-paid Visa card once your account reaches 2000 Pointes or 3 months have passed (whichever comes first). To learn more about Online Focus Pointes™ please click here.
Rewards for more in-depth online research projects are mailed to participants 6-8 weeks after the entire project is complete.
Rewards for some online marketing research projects come in the form of gift cards, discounts, and prizes. When you will be rewarded with these types of incentives, you will be notified before the start of the research project.
Every time you take a Focus Pointe Global screener or survey, you receive one entry to the Focus Pointe Global Monthly Sweepstakes. These entries accumulate in your Member Account, and you are able to view the number of entries you’ve earned.
Each month, Focus Pointe Global awards 11 prizes of $25 each to 11 Members. Winners are contacted via email for address verification, after which a pre-paid Visa debit card is sent to them in the amount of $25. If verification of address is not received within 14 days, the prize will be withdrawn. Winners are posted on this website by first name and city of residence. Last names are never published.
For the Official Rules, click here.