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A Dollar is a 1/2 pound of Cheese

April 1st, 2006 at 03:12 pm

I love surveys, for no real good reason. I do Greenfield, and GoZing, and NFO, and some others. I used to do okay with the money, too: it seemed as if I'd get $2 or $5 pretty frequently, and $10 or $15 every few months. Once I got $75 for chatting about Feta cheese for an hour (online). But the money has dried up. I just checked, in 2004 I got $112 for various surveys, and in 2005 I got $22. So now, really, I do them for fun and to put my two cents in.

Well, I just completed one where the reward is a $1, that will be deposited into my PayPal account in May. And it made me think, $1 is real money. $1 gets me a half pound of cheese, or 3 months worth of bran, or a few crockpots of beans, or even a month of postage for me. Who am I to scoff at the dollar? I bought a fabulous pair of thick dark blue flannel jammie bottoms with a $1.25 last week. I bought 3 items at a thrift store for 84 cents.

I'm getting to know the value of a dollar more intimately.

3 Responses to “A Dollar is a 1/2 pound of Cheese”

  1. Russell Says:

    Hopefully that is one full dollar. I once did a transfer of a dollar and got around 64 cents because of PayPal's fees!

  2. lrjohnson Says:

    I'm pretty sure I'll get a dollar, I've always gotten a dollar before. One thing that can happen: if you accept someone's CREDIT transfer, as opposed to a debit or checkng account transfer, your account is "upgraded" and you can accept credit cards but always pay a percentage. I have never accepted a credit transfer, therefore never had my account modified. No fees for me.

  3. cinnamon Says:

    Excellent post! You have given me a lot to think about. Smile I just found your blog today - you are quite inspiring!

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