What is Maximiles?
Maximiles is one of those websites that give you the opportunity to earn rewards by doing simple tasks such as answering surveys and participating in offers. They also have an app that can be downloaded on both Android and iOS phones.
Actually, you don’t earn the rewards directly as you earn points by doing various tasks. The points can be redeemed for rewards of your choice. They have more than 300 rewards that you can choose from, which is pretty cool.
They are only limited to UK as they offer a UK based rewards program. This is not good news for people outside the UK, but it also means that people in the UK get offers and rewards that are best suited to them.
In this review, we will see if this website is worth your time and effort or not. This review is not intended to promote this website in any way, so make sure that you read till the end.
How does Maximiles work?
The process of becoming a member is quite simple. You just need to make an account by entering your basic information. You need to be at least 16 years old and have a valid email address to make an account. Obviously, you also need to be UK based as they are unable to send rewards outside the UK. The information that they require is pretty basic like your name, date of birth and email address.
After you confirm your email, they will ask you more questions. You will get 30 points for answering the questions on the first page. These steps are important because the information collected here is used to provide you relevant surveys.
After you answer the questions and get 30 points, you will have to put in your phone number as well as your mobile number for an additional 10 points. There are other steps in the registration process that you need to go through as well.
After you are done with all of the steps of the registration process, you will have 100 points and be able to earn through the website. As you login to the member’s area, you will find that there are various sections of your profile that you can fill up for earning additional points. Overall, you can earn 425 points just by filling up your profile. This will also maximize your chances of receiving surveys.
Let us take a look at the ways of earning through the website.
Surveys: You won’t receive surveys unless you have filled some of your profile. I only filled 7% of my profile, so they didn’t offer me any surveys. It can take a while to fill your entire profile, but there is no other way to receive more surveys. They will even send you the surveys by email. You can earn up to 500 points per survey.
They will award you some points if you fail to fit the demographic of the survey after attempting it. However, the points that they will reward you will be very low like 5 points or 10 points.
I advise you to download their app so that you can do the surveys even when you are away from your PC or laptop. Surveys can only be filled by a limited number of people, so you need to be among the first ones to do a survey.
Offers: There are various offers that can allow you to collect points by shopping online, booking holidays, entering competitions and much more. Most of the offers require you to spend money on products or services so that you can earn some points. You won’t earn as much as you spend on the products or services. So, you shouldn’t spend money unless you want to buy the product or service.
Emails: They will send you emails with offers. Sometimes, you can get paid some points just for opening and clicking emails or registering.
Refer Friends: You get 500 points when your friend joins through your referral link and completes 3 surveys.
There are some other ways of earning through the website like playing games, but the important ones have already been covered above. I think that this website can certainly allow you to earn rewards in your free time, but you can’t expect to earn much quickly.
How much does it cost to join?
It is free to join this website as long as meet all of their requirements. You need to spend money to earn points in certain cases. So, you need to avoid buying something just for earning points as it is not worth it. You can certainly try to do some shopping through them so that you can buy something else with the points that you get.
How much can I earn?
If you think that you will be earning enough points to get something big every month, then you are wrong. Most people can’t hope to earn much points even though they pay a bit better than other websites. Another issue is that you won’t get cash, so you will need to choose from the rewards. They have plenty of options, but I know that a lot of people prefer cash.
The surveys pay something like 100 points for 10 minutes. This is not a lot of points. At this rate, you will need to do 25 to 30 surveys to get a DVD of a movie that you like. There are already complaints about not getting enough surveys, so I don’t know if you can manage to do 30 surveys in a month.
The main way of earning through this website is surveys, which are low in number and don’t pay much. The referral program is a good option, but you need to ensure that your referral does 3 surveys. This can actually allow you to earn a lot more if you are able to refer a lot of people who do 3 surveys.
In short, you can’t earn much through this website. Still, it can allow you to get something every once in a while.
Are there any complaints?
Yes, I have listed some complaints below.
My payment has been stuck, and I have been waiting for an approval for a week.
I didn’t receive any gift or reward.
Maximiles is not a scam in my opinion. I think that you can certainly try it in your free time, but you need to manage your expectations. There are some customer service issues where people receive faulty rewards or don’t receive rewards. However, you can trust their customer service to solve your issues if you get in touch with them. Good luck.
Plenty of rewards
Not limited to surveys
Also has an app
Only available for people in the UK
Customer service issues
No cash reward