Ipsos Aggregated Reviews


August 12, 2019

On a side note, I did an IHUT for a large home fragrance company a while back with IPSOS. When they send you an IHUT package, they take everything out of the box that the parent company wanted you to have and replace it with their own branded letterheads, instructions, and contact email, in a new box. They tried to stiff me once that way. I reached out to the parent company (the fragrance company) on their Facebook page and told them about the IHUT and how IPSOS wouldn’t pay (or that they’d only pay $0.90 for what was supposed to be a $50 IHUT; IPSOS messed up a little and forgot to remove part of the survey invite where they mentioned the exact payment, which I took a screenshot of). The company said they were aware of the IHUT through IPSOS but not that they were taking such a huge chunk of my payment (they said the $50 was my portion and that IPSOS had already been paid a fee). I showed them all my screenshots and the emails I exchanged with IPSOS with them refusing payment. They thanked me for my participation, sent me a gift card directly that was separate from the IHUT payment as an apology for the inconvenience they said, and said they would be speaking with IPSOS. Pissed the hell outta IPSOS, but I got my money. I’m sure Swagbucks does this, too, with surveys, but they’ve yet to tamper with an IHUT.

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