One of the best things about our fantastic ICS community is that we can count on you to not only voice your opinions on surveys, but also reach out to us individually with your suggestions and opinions.
We want you to know that we do listen!
Sooooo…..we are very excited to announce that we now have a $2 lottery drawingevery 4 hours throughout every day and night!
How will it work? The $2 drawings can only be entered by logging in during the 4 hour window before the next drawing and entering some of your coins, which will serve as the “lottery tickets” in the $2 drawing system.
How do you enter your coins? Once you log in to ICS, you will see 3 new buttons on the right hand side. The first one is the TICKETS button, which expands to allow you to see how much time until the next $50 drawing (oh yeah, we still have that!), the HeatMeter, and enables you to quickly and easily see how many you have entered, and buy even more tickets to enter into the drawing when you feel lucky. The middle one is the COINS button, which expands to allow you to see how much time until the next $2 drawing, its own HeatMeter, and you get to choose how many coins you want to enter. Remember that you will NOT get any coins entered AUTOMATICALLY, it is something you must take action to enter! And the last button is the REFERRALS (FRIENDS… INVITES) button that will expand to allow you to invite friends on the fly so you can win more cash!
You can enter as many coins as you wish from your stash. The more coins you enter, the higher your odds. You can’t win the $2 prize unless you enter coins in that drawing, or you earn a matching $2 prize from one of your invited friends.
So, coins can now be used for 2 purposes. You can use them as entries in the $2 drawing held every four hours, or you can convert them to lottery tickets for the next $50 daily drawing. Remember, you get five lottery tickets for each coin you convert.
Thanks for teaching us how to make ICS more fun! Team ICS
P.S. New rules… The $50 drawing will no longer be a matching prize to the member who invited the winner to ICS. Several research surveys and many emails have taught us that you’d rather have the $2 drawings with matching prizes than have matching for the $50 drawing. This is the only exception to our 100% match rule for cash wins.
Also, if a member fails to log in for 30 consecutive days, the cash in their account is forfeited, whether vested or not. Lots of cash is “tied up” in likely dead accounts and prevents us from giving as much away to active members as we’d like. See the updated Rules and FAQs pages for full details.
Our new widget is live and available in your My Profile page!
We have replaced the old widget with the new one and it is live and available for you to embed on your blog or webpage. Don’t forget, if you still have the old one, remove it, and then replace it with the new one!
If you have any questions, write us at email@example.com!
Our widget provider has switched platforms. Now, they are not supporting the previous platform. What this means to you and us is that all of the widgets that you have so industriously embedded around the Web-O-Sphere are now rendered useless. :o(
We are searching for a new widget provider. But there won’t be anything we can do to ever make the original ones work again. So if you are reading this and have a widget on your blog or webpage, please remove it and use your referral link instead until we have a new widget provider.
Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad Finalists Announced: AYTM one of 5 Startups to Pitch On Stage!
As part of our continuing growth and expansion, we have been showcasing our sister site, AskYourTargetMarket.com, at various tech conventions and expos around the country since we started. You may remember us blogging about TechCrunch50, and our bid to win and get to present on stage. We officially launched there, and it was exciting and a great learning experience, gaining us lots of exposure and contacts. We also were selected to present on stage at the Vator Splash, and we hosted 2 StartUp Weekend venues.
Our latest efforts have produced exciting results! The annual Web 2.0 Expo held in San Francisco is a conference which focuses on new web innovations, and provides a forum for like-minded folks to gather, see what is new and hot, and network. They also sponsor Launch Pad. They sought out and chose 5 companies from companies all over the world to present their product or service in front of a panel of industry experts and the entire Web 2.0 Expo audience for real time feedback!
It is a fantastic accomplishment to get chosen, and a rare opportunity in a crowded field to get noticed! We are proud and thrilled to have been chosen as one of the five Launch Pad finalists!
We hope that all of you take pride as well, since you are all an integral part of AskYourTargetMarket.com!
The past few days were very special for us. We were honored to co-sponsor StartupWeekend in Boulder, CO and Dallas, TX.
Here’s my experience in a few words: There were 35-40 smart talented people in one room (most meeting each other for the first time), sparked by tsunami-entrepreneurship-tech-energy-spirit, Wi-Fi, a bunch of Macbook Pros in the room = AWESOME 3 day event. After dozens of pitches on Friday, the group voted for the best business idea and formed teams around the most interesting people and startup concepts. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning were used to define the business model, come up with strategies, marketing, logo, slogans and building prototype sites with some working functionality, preparing decks and polishing pitches. On Sunday by 3:30 teams started presenting their projects and the judges selected the winners. Now it’s up to the teams to use this steroid start and build real profitable companies or just keep in touch with new friends and move forward.
Our goal was to help teams to use AskYourTargetMarket.com during the event to get real world feedback on their concepts and assumptions. As expected - it went very well! We sponsored a few surveys and got back awesome stats that helped teams to shift some priorities, confirm some expectations and make the right decisions. Interesting fact: the event’s format put everybody in a very stressful time frame, but in reality, if you can’t do it in 48 hours and on 0 budget - you may never be able to pull it off! “Be successful or fail fast” is the best advice the startups received this weekend. AskYourTargetMarket.com definitely succeeded in delivering the valuable data right there and then. All surveys were fulfilled within 90 minutes (150 responses with open-ended answers) and gave them immediate nationwide US consumer feedback.
I’m happy and excited to see our company helping entrepreneurs find their groove, and help such awesome events to be more successful and meaningful. We made new friends, did some usability testing watching people using our system, and definitely had a great time!
Every day, thousands of surveys are completed, and hundreds of dollars are split and pumped into each active user. One lucky user receives a grand-prize of $50.00 USD.
This site runs off of the money created through the completion of surveys by it’s users. Surveys such as, “How do you like your ground beef?”, “Opinions on travel.”, and various questions about your work, martial status, age, and lifestyle. Each survey takes less than twenty to thirty seconds to complete, and the amount of surveys start at five for every three hours. Upon completion of each survey, the user is rewarded with two of three things:
A set amount of cash. (Usually $.01 to $.05 USD.) and coins. or
A set amount of raffle tickets and coins.
The cash is self explanatory. It goes into a fund until you reach the payout limit of $2.00 USD. Tickets are used by the site, and are put into a large raffle with everyone who has completed a survey that day. The raffle is for $50.00 on normal days, and $100.00 on the final day of every month. Coins are used to purchase more raffle tickets. At around 8:00 PM Eastern Time, all the raffle tickets owned by the users are compiled, and a winner is chosen. Payouts are by PayPal only, and are limited to the USA.
InstantCashSweepstakes.com is also one of the most simple sites I have ever been on. Almost anything you could need is in click-able format, and the graphics on the drop-down boxes, surveys, and nearly every screen. The site is extremely original, with their own custom template and images, as well. It’s interactive, simple, and unique, enough said.
Another feature that makes this site unique, is their “TS” or “TrustScore” system. This system allows for the older members to have an increase in raffle tickets, coins, and small cash per survey. Not only are the amounts increased, but more and more “multipliers” are randomly given to the survey total, doubling, tripling, and even quadrupling the amounts of each reward you receive. Each level in the TS system also allows the user to participate in one more survey per every three hours.
Getting your friends, family, or other users to participate can nearly double your rewards, as well. Each referral you bring to the website will deposit an equal amount of tickets, coins, and small cash for each survey. If your recruited user earns say 52 tickets and 11 coins for one survey, you get 52 tickets and 11 coins deposited into your account as well. To be valid for this offer, you yourself must complete at least 5 surveys in one day. This is pretty simple, as you are allowed to complete five surveys without having to wait for more.
Right now is an opportunistic time to join! Currently, InsantCashSweepstakes.com is hosting a “Weekly Social Media Contest” in which users create promotions, adverts, or videos, in hopes to earn a total of $50.00 USD.
Play ICS and Win $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 5/11) Posted 4/13/2010 Categories: Giveaway, ICS
Back in February, I posted a giveaway where you could win $50 for signing up to Instant Cash Sweepstakes. I had such a great turnout for this giveaway, I thought I’d do it once more.
If you are unaware of Instant Cash Sweepstakes or have never heard of them until now, you’re missing out! It’s a really neat concept and it’s 100% free. All you do is sign-up, answer 3 question surveys, 5 times every 3 hours, and watch the tickets, coins, and money pile up. The best part is that for every time a friend you invite wins, you get the same prize. Imagine, if you have 100 friends and they all play and win 10 cents a day, you’ll have earned $10 for doing nothing but joining. It’s a pretty great dea if you ask me…so sign-up today and let’s all start winning some money!!!
(1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to Amazon.com
How to Enter:
Visit Instant Cash Sweepstakes (ICS), sign-up, and take a few surveys! Then, come back here and post a comment telling us why you love ICS and leave your First Name and Last Name Initial you used when you signed up for ICS!
**Be sure to leave a comment for each extra entry**
(1 Entry) Follow me on Google Friend Connect (Under “Be My Friend”) (1 Entry) Subscribe to Freebies and Much More by Email (1 Entry per Day) Follow me on Twitter AND tweet about the giveaway by copying and pasting the below message! (1 tweet per day)
(1 Entry) Follow ICS on Twitter (1 Entry) Become a fan of ICS on Facebook (5 Entries) Post on your website/blog about this giveaway linking back to Freebies and Much More
**All entries must be received by May 11, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST**
18+, US/CA Only, PayPal Account
Choosing the Winners:
From the entries that I receive, I will use Random.org to draw the first name of the winner. On May 13th, I will announce the first name of the winner in a new post on Freebies and Much More and on Twitter. I will also contact the winner by email (be sure to give me one you check daily). If I do not hear back from a winner after 48 hours, I will draw a replacement winner by using the same method as above.
There are a lot of survey tools out there and the Internet has made conducting and getting survey results easier than ever. Market research aimed at specific markets or demographics, however, aren’t as easy. This valuable information usually requires a lot of know-how and money to get.
Not anymore. AskYourTargetMarket.com has publicly launched after having been in private beta since appearing at the TechCrunch50 in 2009. This tool allows you to quickly and easily build surveys and narrow a target market of focused responders.
The entire app narrows down to a fairly straight-forward dashboard from which you can build your survey and desired demographics/market. You start with a page of simple selections to be made, using sliders and drop-down boxes. Age and income ranges are on sliders, for instance, while race, education, and so forth are drop-downs.
You then use a slider to choose the number of responses you’d like (starting at 50 and going up to 400). Then you’re ready to write your survey.
AskYourTargetMarket can do both straight surveys (a list of questions that everyone is asked) or a Branched Logic survey, for which different answers move to different questions. This allows for some real depth to your survey.
Finally, you can choose to have your survey DoubleCheckd. With this, AskYourTargetMarket will wait for three or more hours after your survey has been given to the panelists and then give it to them again (they won’t know it’s coming a second time). Only those surveys which have like answers on both sessions will be considered valid. This can increase accuracy in many scenarios.
Overall, the AskYourTargetMarket tool is extremely useful for most businesses. The results can be valuable and the price tag at $29.95, to start, is definitely affordable.
A few months ago, I ran across this really cool site called Instant Cash Sweepstakes. It’s a really neat concept and it’s 100% free. All you do is sign-up, answer 3 question surveys 5 times every 3 hours, and watch the tickets, coins, and money pile up. The best part is that for every time a friend you invite wins, you get the same prize. Imagine, if you have 100 friends and they all play and win 10 cents a day, you’ll have earned $10 for doing nothing. Pretty cool if you ask me…so sign-up today and let’s all start winning some money!!!
How to Enter the May Giveaway? Sign-up by clicking here and then come back and submit your information in the Google form below How to EARN EXTRA Giveaway Entries? Complete any of the below items and be sure you leave a Comment for each extra item you complete
(5 Entries) Subscribe to Freebies and Much More by email (Click Here)
(5 Entries) Tweet about this contest with the following: @FreebiesGalore Instant Cash Sweepstakes - Play and Win Giveaway - http://ow.ly/17gyU and leave a comment with the twitter link ~ You may tweet (2 times per day - 10 entries per day!)
(5 Entries) Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment telling me your twitter username
(10 entries) Do you have a Blog? If so, Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link
(10 entries) Comment on any other post at Freebies and Much More and Comment in this post that you did. (1 per day!)
(25 Entries) Put my Logo ~ Chicklet ~ Banner on your blog/site and leave the link to where you put it
(25 Entries) Sign-up for a survey site and leave a comment! - Click here for list of survey sites
What is included in this Giveaway? The winner of the Instant Cash Sweepstakes - Play, and Win Giveaway will win a $50 Gift Card to ANY store of their choosing (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, etc) When does this Giveaway end? February 28th at 11:59PM (EST)
Restrictions: You must be 18 years old, you must live in the US, and they only pay via PayPal
How will you choose the winner(s)? I will use Random.org to draw the name of the winner. I will announce the first name of the winner in a new post during the first week of March. I will also contact the winner by email (be sure to give me one you check daily). If I do not hear back from the winner after 48 hours, I will draw a replacement winner by using the same method as above.
Hey gang, We spent the last few weeks studying all of your suggestions. We have re-engineered the TS system to make it more fun for you while still motivating the few members who could be doing a better job adding value to ICS. True demographics and candid opinions is all we ask.
We’ve added a game-like quality to ICS. The TS ranks all have special bonuses and it will be fun to advance your TS and more to higher and more valuable ranks. Also, remember that you can increase your odds of winning any daily sweepstakes drawing by converting some of your coins into lottery tickets. So, if you feel lucky or if it’s your birthday, go ahead and make your day.
FYI:The highest anyone has ranked in the TrustScore relaunch is actually a 4. Please give the system some time to realign itself before becoming concerned about a score.
Also: under the new system you are really competing against yourself. So, keep up the good work!!
"On January 6th I posted about ordering my first Instant Cash Sweepstakes prize. A 8GB USB pen drive. I’m glad to inform you that it got here today, January 12th. And for the skeptical out there, here’s the pic.”
Ok, let us count the ways that YOU can win more cash and coins and tickets…
1) Play as often as you can!
2) Answer thoughtfully and honestly so that you can win triple tickets for answering the same way each time, and so that your TrustScore keeps you in the highest percentile, and you win more tickets and coins!!
3) Get your friends and family to sign up under your referral link.
4) Post your referral link in your blog and talk up ICS as a great place to win cash and prizes!
5) Go to forums that talk about ways to make money online and talk up ICS as a great place to win cash and prizes, and post your referral link (read and adhere to forum rules!)
See older posts to read about some forums to check out and some great examples of ICSers blogs. Once you take a look around the different sites online, you will see that this is the fastest, easiest and best way to add referrals to your list and pile up cash and tickets and coins!
Announcing an important milestone for InstantCashSweepstakes.com
ICS gives away cash all day long like no other site on the web. We are able to do this because we are a legitimate business. ICS is owned by AskYourTargetMarket.com, a new startup and exciting online market research service. We built and launched ICS more than a year ago and now AYTM is about to be fully launched into the world. We’re hoping that AYTM will be wildly successful so that we can share the rewards with you.
Market research surveys ordered on AYTM are sent to ICS, mixed in among the usual fun surveys, to be answered by ICS’ers. In order for AYTM to be a valuable service, it is critical that ICS’ers be truthful about the demographics in their account profiles. It is also important that all answers given in surveys be candid and sincere.
In order to encourage the very best from all our members, ICS developed and has just launched a patent pending technology we call TrustScoreSM. TS is a system that evaluates all survey answers and predicts if a member’s demographics are likely to be truthful and if their survey answers are sincere. We use TS to give special perks to those who earn high scores: more surveys allowed per session, additional lottery tickets and extra Bonus Store coins. In other words, having a higher TS gives you a winning edge. How do you earn a higher TS? Be yourself. Be candid. “The truth is easier to remember than a lie.” As a great start, go to your account profile and double check that your demographics are correct. Your honesty and candor helps us succeed, lets us put more prize money into the ICS ecosystem, and rewards you with increased odds of winning.
The advent of this new year has gotten us thinking around here at InstantCashSweepstakes.com…As we all know, the economy is struggling to rebound. As Americans, we are all struggling to rebound, too, and our fighting, never-say-die spirit is evident.
InstantCashSweepstakes.com is not built to make you rich, and we never claim to do that. All we want to do is provide you with a fun, engaging, thought-provoking form of entertainment that also gives you a chance to win some unexpected and much appreciated free cash!
We see you out there, posting your referral links and talking up our site, and we want you to know we both appreciate and applaud your efforts! We have seen some really creative and excellent blogs, frequent Tweeters, and forum posters! We are happy to have all of you on board and look forward to adding to our ICS community through your referral efforts and Internet word-of-mouth that is starting to build. Through your efforts, you are also helping us build a serious market research biz!
Just think…you will be able to say…I was a member of InstantCashSweepstakes.com back in the early days!
Ok, more ideas about how to increase your referrals on ICS! There are so many enterprising people out there, and ICS has our share!
Blogs are free and easy to do…right? Right. People search the Internet all day long, every single day, for ways to make money online…right? Right!
Well, if you do a search on instantcashsweepstakes blog you will see a ton of hits. People write blogs on what they do to win/earn money online. They post their own referral links for people to click through. When said Internet searcher finds the blog and likes the concept of ICS, they click on the referral link, sign up, and start playing and winning. The blogger then wins everything they win!
So, here are some links to some blogs that feature InstantCashSweepstakes.com and some more forum links. Hopefully you will get some good ideas about what YOU can do to win more money from ICS!
By the way, kudos to you ICSweepers with blogs, and who diligently post on forums!
Don’t forget: always read and follow the Terms of Service on the forums. If you break their rules, they won’t display your post and they might ban you.
Let's put the CASH in InstantCASHsweepstakes in 2010!
As we usher in the New Year, our thoughts turn to…making more money, of course! Here at ICS, we want to help you all to do that. Yes, we want to give away MORE money in 2010 than we did in 2009!
We have been trolling the Internet, looking for forums and message boards where you can register (for free), and post your referral link to ICS. You can write a short blurb about why someone should join our great site, and encourage them to click through YOUR referral link to join. They will be added as your ‘friend’, and you will win when they win!
What could be easier?
Well, how about we share the links to those forums with you so you can get started? (see below)
Want some ideas about what to write in your blurb?
Let people know we are 100% legit and never use your email for SPAM purposes!
We give away cash daily and have a drawing for $50 every day.
Tell then to invite their friends because when their friends win, they get a matching prize.
We pay by PayPal really quick!
We will continue to crawl the Web looking for more places for you to post. In the meantime, feel free to post your ideas and links here about how you get referrals, and we can all, as a community, pool our ideas so all of ICSdom can make more money in 2010!
We have become aware that some AOL users are experiencing problems using ICS. Most of them report that they keep being re-directed back to the same survey over and over.
If you are experiencing this problem, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which version of Internet Explorer you are running AOL on.
In the meantime, we encourage you to access ICS through a different browser, outside of AOL. Some other browsers that ICS can support are Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 7 and 8.
How do I determine the version of Internet Explorer I have?
You can upgrade to the most recent version of Internet Explorer® by going to AOL® Keyword: Browser. This keyword can only be accessed using the AOL® software. Please note that some applications are only compatible with certain versions of Microsoft® Internet Explorer.
To determine the version of Internet Explorer installed on your computer, do the following: 1. Click Start, select Programs or All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer. 2. Click the Help menu, and then click About Internet Explorer. 3. Next to Version, the first number that appears (example: 5, 6, 7, or 8) indicates the version of Internet Explorer installed on your computer.
Please note: ICS does not support Internet Explorer Version 6
We are pleased to announce that beginning November 3rd, ICS is introducing a daily cash prize award of $50! Just like bite-sized candy…sweet!
As a result of many requests from our valued ICSweepers to break up the weekly $250 sweepstakes prize, we will now be able to make even more of you become happy, instant cash winners by increasing the chances for all active players to win BIG on a daily basis! *** What’s the deal? Well, not only are we going to award a $50 cash prize daily, M-F, as requested…..but we are going to sweeten the pot by doing this seven days a week!
If one of your invited friends wins the $50 daily cash prize, so do you! So nothing has changed there, we are still 100% matching your friend’s wins!
This is an instant cash alert - there is a $50 cash prize each day for you to win plus there are still many smaller cash prizes! Compete with other members by inviting more of your friends and let the ICS luck be with you! :)
We really appreciate our passionate community of ICSweepers!
Yep, it’s official! We’ve been TechCrunched, and we are psyched! If you listen closely, you can hear the buzz! Keep your eyes peeled, guys, the biz surveys should come tumbling in, now!
It’s time for us to show the world what a great survey-answering community we have built here. Be sure to give honest and thoughtful answers so that you can truly help shape the future of these businesses!
We are coming to you live from San Francisco CA at the TechCrunch50 (http://www.techcrunch50.com/) web start-up conference. We were fortunate enough to be chosen to be in the famed DemoPit yesterday, the first day of the conference, and by all accounts, it was a resounding success!
So….to explain….InstantCashSweepstakes.com, all of YOU, were also with us there, virtually! You are all the engine that drives AskYourTargetMarket.com! Please go check out the site to see where all the cool biz surveys are generated by businesses who want YOUR opinion!
You are all the foundation of AskYourTargetMarket.com!
As soon as this weekend we hope to launch the biggest upgrade ever in ICS history! Here are some of the key new features…
You will now receive an additional benefit for every survey you answer. You will get a bonus coin every time you complete a survey. On any day where you answer at least 5 surveys, you also get a matching coin for every survey your invited friends answer. On any day where you answer at least 10 surveys, you also get a bonus coin for each survey the invited friends of your invited friends answer. Yep! It’s a pyramid, and everyone can be on top as long as you bring your friends to ICS. So, what can you do with these coins?
We are adding the ICS Bonus Store with great real-world gear that you can acquire with your bonus coins!
Speaking of inviting friends… We will be adding Facebook Connect so that you can invite your Facebook friends and get them on board winning you 100% matching prizes.
We are reorganizing our user interface into a single My Profile page that puts our key features right at your finger tips.
Wait till you see the new illustrated surveys! There will be a thumbnail image next to the questions and answers on select surveys. When you hover your mouse over the thumbnail, the image will expand and pop out.
On the left-hand side of the site, you will see that you have the ability to ‘slide’ the information panel in and out, and Paul will have to adjust to no longer being featured there! *wink*
Oh! One more thing: get ready for the real biz surveys we have told you about! You will know when a survey is a real survey, sent by a real business, to get your real opinion! We know you will take them seriously and thoughtfully, and that you will be a part of stimulating our economy in your own way!
When we do the actual migration, our site will be down for several hours, so we appreciate you bearing with us, and we can’t wait for you to see the new ICS!
We really appreciate our passionate community of ICSweepers! THANKS
Nobody embodies that winning spirit more than Gregory F! He has made it a point to know and understand exactly how ICS works, and then made it his business to work every possible angle. As a result, he has 653 invited friends, which translates to INSTANT CASH! He wins when his friends win, and with that many friends, he has gotten more than $80 this month on MATCHING prizes alone! Want to see for yourself what cash prizes are happening daily? Just click on See all Winners at the bottom of the Happening Right Now! box on the right of the website. Have your own story? Please share it here or send it to us at email@example.com. We will post in on this blog! Congratulations to all of you, because you are ALL winners in our book!
We always read and really appreciate all your feedback on the Get Satisfaction pages! (http://getsatisfaction.com/instantcashsweepstakescom) If you haven’t been there, you will learn a lot about how we run this site, and your place in it! We remain committed to solving problems fast and paying you fast. We continue to be a unique presence on the Internet. You will never have to fend off spam when you sign up with us, and you make more money when you share this great site with friends and family and acquaintances and EVERYONE!
There are some very new and exciting things coming soon, so don’t be bummed that the summer is ending! Stay tuned, kids…
Wow! I want to tell you all how impressed I have been (for the most part) with the quality of many of your surveys. There is an unending quantity, so you are keeping me busy, but there is definitely some good quality out there, too. So kudos to you!
Since we have so many new members since I last wrote, I want to reiterate some of the points to remember when writing and submitting surveys:
Your name will be on it. Take pride!
Spelling and grammar count. I know this is the Internet and abbreviations proliferate, but if you are using ‘u’ for you and not capitalizing and using poor grammar, I am not usually going to spend time editing it, unless it is AMAZINGLY original and funny or thought-provoking.
Capitalization… Ok let’s spend a little time on this. You only have to capitalize the first letter of the beginning of the question and answer, not Every Single Word That You Write. The same goes for locking down YOUR CAPS AND WRITING LIKE THIS. When I see this, unless the survey is Pulitzer Prize caliber, it won’t make the cut.
Subject Matter…The following subjects have been done, overdone, and killed. If you want to write a survey on this subject, it will have to be Robert Frost-Edgar Allen Poe-Emily Dickenson good to be accepted.
You are of course free to write about anything you want, including the above subjects, but if the content is not outstanding, it probably won’t be published. However, if your grammar, spelling and capitalization are flawless and the survey is not terrible, you still have a good chance of seeing it :o)
Also, if your focus is narrow, like, say, NASCAR, give them an option like Other-None.
Don’t write surveys aimed at just women or men, they will not pass. Think about PEOPLE taking surveys!
Remember that these are surveys, not trivia questions or quizzes or tests.
If you have an opinion on certain kinds of surveys you want to see, don’t want to see anymore, etc., then comment here! Don’t write a survey asking what kinds of surveys others are sick of!
Garbage…Hey, it’s a free country, if you want to name your survey ‘qwekrtj’ and have all the answers be ‘lol’ then by all means, go ahead! I am not here to stifle your creative juices! But know that if you do it, you will be banned from writing any more surveys. Same goes for obvious profanity, scatology and crude sexual references. It is simply unfair to the rest of the ICS community for people to get lottery tickets for writing bogus surveys.
Rating….Don’t forget to rate each survey you do. If you are sick of a certain topic, you can ‘vote it off’, and if you really liked one, it made you laugh or think, then give it a high rating! We give a $100 prize EVERY MONTH for the top rated survey! Come on!!!
Keep the creative, fun, funny surveys coming and keep the instant cash rolling into your account!
Only 20 People so Far are eligible to win $1099!!!
How about those odds? Yep. Here we are less than 40 days away from the end of the sweepstakes and only 20 people have registered for the ICS tax cut $1099 sweepstakes and met the criteria of inviting 10 friends to join ICS. Obviously we’ve created the sweepstakes to grow our site and to reward those helping us do just that. Finding 10 friends to join ICS may be a big challenge but to the victors go the spoils. At this point one of these 20 people is going to win $1099. Do you think you should join them?——-David
As I write this, we are two weeks into the $1099 Tax cut Sweepstakes which ends on 4/15/09. At this moment, 227 members have registered for this event BUT ONLY 12 ARE QUALIFIED TO BE SELECTED AS THE WINNER OF $1099.
Maybe our rules are too obtuse??? We felt it necessary to create a strong set of restrictions in order to prevent cheaters from un-leveling the playing field. If you are not a cheater then most of the rules don’t even apply to you. We also removed one restriction yesterday. Now your invited friends do not also have to register for this event.
So.. in short form… sign up for the $1099 Tax Cut Sweepstakes just like 227 have done so far. Then get 10 invited friends playing LIKE ONLY 12 PEEPS HAVE DONE UP UNTIL NOW. Then you are in like Flint. What are you waiting for? Surely winning over a thousand bucks means something to everyone in this miserable economy.——-have fun.
Tonight, we, all of YOU, have taken InstantCashSweepstakes to the ONE HALF MILLION surveys answered mark!!!!!!!!
Wow, our users are KILLING it and are propelling this site to STARDOM! We are attracting web-savvy, bright, hilarious people because we are 100% SCAM and SPAM FREE and WE PAY CASH MONEY. For real. And, true to our title, we pay it almost INSTANTLY. Plus, we give you the chance to get YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS when you write funny and interesting surveys, on top of getting lottery tickets…
Why don’t we all celebrate and GO ANSWER MORE SURVEYS!! Now that we have our sights set on one million, it’s time to get your friends, your acquaintances, your family, your enemies, your neighbors, GET EVERYONE on board. Once they win a matching prize because of YOU, then you will all be friends!!
Better GET ON IT, too, because you’ll want as many people as possible signed up as your friend for our OUTTA SIGHT 1099 Tax Cut Sweepstakes!
Earlier today we announced our biggest sweepstakes ever, “The $1099 Tax Cut Sweepstakes.” (TCS) The purpose of this post is to explain the TCS in less formal words than he rules as laid out in detail on the TCS registration page.
The TCS begins on 2/15 but was announced today so that you can begin to put yourself in a position to earn “chances” (think “lottery tickets in the TCS”). The purpose of the TCS for us is to help grow our community even larger while rewarding those members who have been helping us grow. To qualify for the TCS you have to actively join by clicking the link on the green announcement sign and then register on the TCS “registration and rules page.”
As you look through the rules you’ll notice that we have come up with the best compromise between ease of qualification for play in the TCS and the need to keep the bad guys from cheating the community by creating an unfair advantage through obvious techniques such as creating multiple bogus accounts. These rules come at some cost of freedom for the honest majority for which I apologize in advance.
In simple terms, we are restricting the use of IP addresses (Internet computer addresses) so that your friends must play on IP addresses that are different than you and your other invited friends play from. As an unavoidable side effect, members in the same household, who are likely sharing the same IP address, will not be able to help each other win the TCS and they will need to get other friends playing to meet the minimum of 10 invited playing friends. This restriction will not apply to housemates routine wins and play. The IP restriction may also cause similar limitations between workmates depending on whether they share an IP address at work. A same issue probably will occur if you or any of your friends share a public hotspot. Additionally, each of your playing friends must create (or must have created) their Instant Cash Sweepstakes accounts from different IP addresses. Also, any play by any of you that occurs from the same IP address in the past 7 days will not give you “chances” to win.
After you register, you must successfully invite 10 friends at a minimum under the restrictions just described and get them to sign up for the TCS. THEY DON’T HAVE TO SIGN UP THEIR OWN FRIENDS if they just want to play for you in TCS and for themselves for routine wins. But, they must sign up for the ICS. Once you have 10 or more qualified invited friends playing, it is their play, not yours that will give to “chances” and increase your odds of winning the $1099 prize.
Your goal is to get as many friends playing for you as possible. Ten is the required minimum. You can’t begin to earn any chances until you get 10. The TCS begins at 7 PM EST on 2/15. If you have your ten friends then you can start earning “chances” right away. If you don’t have ten, then get them ASAP. Every time one of your invited friends answers a survey you get one “chance”.
Again, a “chance” is a special lottery ticket for the 4/15/2009 drawing that will select the $1099 winner. The more “chances” you have, the greater your odds of winning. And remember, as always, if the TCS winner was invited to Instant Cash Sweepstakes by another member, they win $1099 too!
Read the official rules on the TCS registration page for further details. Please feel free to ask questions and comment below.
Last night, Tina M from MO won the $250 Grand Prize lottery drawing. Her friend Lilly M, who invited her won a matching $250 prize! So come on and invite as many friends as you can and get them working to win for you too.———David
With all of the tumult of having our first major system crash this weekend, I forgot to announce in our blog that Melissa N won our first monthly best new member submitted survey. What’s more…. Ashley R who invited Melissa won a matching $100! Both have already cashed out and been paid.—————David