After entering your gender, name and email address, you'll receive an invitation for your very first "profile" survey. If you already registered for another online paid survey panel powered by SSI (such as OpinionWorld for instance) some information will be prefilled, which will save you a little bit of time :D.
You'll sometimes have the possibility to complete an additional questionnaire if you fall into their "Valued Professional" category. This will give you the opportunity to answer more surveys and therefore claim more rewards ;).
Once you've completed your first one or two Profile surveys, you'll be a new member of the Opinion Outpost panel and will have access to your dashboard. Your first Prize Draw entry - which you obtained thanks to your registration - should appear right in the middle of the screen.
You'll receive invitations for survey participation directly in your email box. Don't forget to complete your Profile and keep it up-to-date if you want to receive pertinent surveys. It should take you no more than 20 minutes to answer the totality of your profile questions.
You'll obtain an entry for the SSI Prize Draw each time you complete a survey and every time Opinion Outpost asks you to update your profile or to answer "Screeners" (2-to-3-question surveys).
If you receive an invitation for a survey, start responding but are not qualified to answer the totality of the questions, you will still receive an entry for the Prize Draw.
In addition to Draw entries, many surveys will also reward you with "Opinion Points" redeemable for cash and vouchers.
Prize Draw: Survey Sampling International Prize Draw and Special events
Every three months, one person will be selected among all eligible entries to win the $10,000 Prize. You'll increase your chances of winning by obtaining as many entries possible. After the Draw, all non-winning entries are lost and you'll need to obtain new ones to participate to the next sweepstakes.
Be aware that the Survey Sampling International Prize Draw is shared between all opinion panels powered by SSI in your country of residency. This means that members from OpinionWorld and Choozz, for instance, will compete against you to win the same Prize :'(.
Special events such as the "Fantastic Fridays Giveaway" or the "Race & Win Event" are organized on a regular basis and involve Opinion Outpost's members only. Winners of these events are rewarded with additional points or vouchers.
Paypal payments, Gift cards and charity donations
You can convert as few as 30 points into a $3-value Gift card usable on Alawar PC Game Online. Once you have reached 50 points, you can claim a $5-value Gift card from Amazon.com or make a donation to the American Red Cross.
You can also wait a little bit longer and ask for a $10-value iTunes Gift card, a Restaurant.com Gift Certificate or a cash payment through Paypal.