Update on the LRA Paid Hotel Surveys

by on July 18, 2011 · 45 comments

in General TPG Business

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In May and June I wrote about the opportunity to get up to $250 for simple surveys on your hotel stays. I know it sounded too good to be true, but I personally vouched for the company because I knew the CO – he is the father of my best friend growing up.

TPG readers submitted about 500 surveys, which means collectively you will get paid nearly $50,000!

Some of you have been reaching out lately that you haven’t received payment or heard from LRA. Here’s the deal: they aren’t the most responsive with emails, but they are sending out payments (sorry if it’s a little past the one month timeframe they originally agreed on). I know for a fact they sent a bunch out recently and more will be going out July 22 (this Friday). If you don’t get a check within the next two weeks and you are concerned about it – don’t freak out, just email me and I’ll handle it.

This was a new experiment for me – I generally don’t “pimp” my readership out, but this seemed like a very mutually beneficial opportunity. If you participated, please feel free to comment below on your thoughts and whether you’d do it again if given the opportunity.

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Sarahcoool July 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I completed one survey, and got a check for $100 a month or so later. I was impressed! I would have filled out a MUCH more detailed survey for $100! I sure appreciated the opportunity.

michael July 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I did mine in the first week of June still waiting on check. hopefully this week I get it

drumsullivan July 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I received a check for $100 about 10 days ago for one survey that I completed at the beginning of May, so approximately 60 days start to finish…I would be happy to participate again on future hotel stays, great program and thanks!!

awg July 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I took a survey in the second week of May and received my check last week (almost exactly 2 months). I’d be happy to hear about similar offers going forward.

Rajnish July 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I took this survey in May, still waiting for my check.

Steve July 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I completed the survey in early June, and have heard nothing back yet. I would not be too worried, but I am not sure what address I gave them. I am not sure I still have the address I listed available. For some reason, I had expected them to send the money via PayPal. I e-mailed to ask them where they were sending it a couple of weeks ago, but have not heard back…

Jacob July 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I for one was annoyed by the survey. I started it and it asked for my next hotel stay, not my most recent one, so I dutifully waited a week or so to review that one…by which time the survey had closed. Even though I missed out, who wouldn’t want $100 for a few minutes of their time?

AS July 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Did mine first week of May, and didn’t get check yet. Survey wasn’t bad – very straightforward and reasonable and will provide them data – as you said mutually beneficial (perhaps 3 ways).

Would loved to have done the 2nd and 3rd though but could not find out how to do it as I could not reach them.

Scott July 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I did one survey in May, and received a $100 check this past Saturday.
I’d love to have the chance to take the other two, but I haven’t heard from them again!

Andrew July 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

did a survey in may and have not gotten my check yet either.

Loweeel July 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I got the initial survey, got my check, but never heard anything about the follow-up surveys.

Eggss4 July 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Just got the check last week. Note that it comes in the mail without a letter or any labeling except for the LRA name on the top part of the check.

Jason Minard July 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Thanks for the update. I happen to have taken the initial survey and the follow-up survey and haven’t received anything yet.

Sung Park July 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

i got my check this past saturday. thanks so much!

KP July 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Chiming in here to let others know that you’ll be paid $100 or w/e your offer was. I did receive a check, didn’t expect it but a nice bonus for a good night out for drinks and dinner!

Ryan July 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

filled out in May, received check a few weeks ago. Had to look up what LRA was since I had forgotten and wanted to know why I had a random $100 check :)

Kathy July 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I would happily participate again. I have not received my check for an earlier stay, nor an answer to an email, and was disappointed not to be able to fill out a survey for a recent stay at Marriott’s Renaissance in Barcelona…that stay was delightful and they really know how to treat elite status guests. I would love to review that stay.

Jacks140 July 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Yeah, random 100 dollar checks are AWESOME!

Jimgotkp July 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Did the survey as well but never heard back or got the check.

Marc July 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Received my $100 check. Thanks!!

sunny July 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Thank you TPG & LRA for the opportunity. I received my $100 check last week and I think this was definately mutually beneficial! :)

Edison July 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm

did survey mid June, but no check yet

jb July 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Did the survey and got my $100 check about a month later. Would love to do more!

Pc8488 July 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Filled out the initial form with all my stay data twice and never received a survey to fill out.

Zach July 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I did my survey mid-may but haven’t received payment yet. I wrote it off since it was past due the 4-6 week payment but this post gives new hope. If I receive the money, I would gladly do the survey again.

cbender July 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I didn’t get a chance to participate last time but definitely would next time!

YessMissWin July 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I completed the survey and have no idea if the payment is in my mail … I haven’t been home in over a month.

Bl181 July 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Received my check a week ago.

Max Jones July 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Awesome deal… we want more!

Race2thebigtree July 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

had started to wonder as it has been ~7-8 wks, but got a check in Fri or Sat mail.

Jenny July 19, 2011 at 12:37 am

got my check last week. At first, I didn’t recognize the return address, but I was sure glad to get it, and would happily participate again!

Sarah C July 19, 2011 at 12:45 am

Got my check a few weeks ago! Very happy and excited to share my opinions on the survey!

Jason Minard July 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

Correction, my check showed up yesterday. Thanks!

Lauren July 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Got my check yesterday!

Jason July 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

got my check yesterday. thanks Brian.

Jimmy July 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I got my check last week! My question is, do I use the original email from them to submit another survey after another stay? Or are they supposed to send another email at some point with another link to use?

Kirk Spaeth July 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I would definitely complete more surveys if I was offered again. Thanks!! :-)

East Wenatchee, WA

YessMissWin August 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Update: got my check a week ago and really appreciate it – thanks TPG!

YessMissWin August 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Update: got my check a week ago and really appreciate it – thanks TPG!

Cgriffiths August 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I submitted two surveys in early June but have not received my checks yet:(

zsnyde August 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I completed the survey back in mid-May and didn’t think I would get anything but got the check this past week. I would definitely do another survey if offered again.

Larry August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Brian, check received today! Thanks!!

RB August 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Just received my check today in the mail (completed the survey at the end of May). Thanks!

mike August 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I still have not received check e-mailed them and no response

Marc September 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Just received my 2nd $100 check! Thanks

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