In the vain hope that I would see some of this "free zen" so beautifully advertised like a piece of Ferengi art on every page in the forum, I took up several offers, and am now the proud participant in surveys regarding sock selection, the owner of a delighful herbal tea package, and will soon experience my first hull extension *guaranteed to leave you satisfied*.
Okay, that might not be "exactly" what I went for, but you get the point.
Unfortunately, despite having followed, and dutifully signed up my spam folder for another wave of emails (same email as the account is linked to, just to be clear), I have yet, several days later, to see a single zen point, free or otherwise.
I'm assuming this must be a problem with my account, but can others confirm that they have been able to benefit from this, or is it essentially, a PWE scam? I don't mind going through the hassle of clearing out my inbox, and remembering to unsubscribe from Lobe Lube deals, but only if I'm actually going to see those aforementioned "free" zen points.
I'm assuming this must be a problem with my account, but can others confirm that they have been able to benefit from this, or is it essentially, a PWE scam?
Don't need to. Search the forums for free zen and you can see discussion about this.
edit: Actually surprised you got along that far. Last I knew, they were still having issues with linking accounts. Many folks where getting a "You don;t have a level 10 character" error when they tried to do that stuff.
edit: Just realized that we can;t search for zen on the forums. Sorry about that. Some links though from a google search:
The issue I've had is a little different - though I grant my flippancy might not have helped with clarity. I kind of guessed that some of the survey ones would prove to be duff - and avoided them in favour of a couple of the deals (Netflix, and a couple of credit sites), but still didn't get any Zen, despite going through with everything.
I have only occasionally had problems with zen, with some surveys not paying out and stuff, but usually they do pay out. I would have expected at least one of your surveys to pay out. Of course, different surveys have different pay out schedules. Did you check the line under the surveys that say "this offer pays in x-y [insert time frame here]"? Maybe that could explain why they haven't paid out yet.
Of course, due to their simplicity and quick pay out schedule, I usually stick to videos.
Almost all of the "Earn ZEN through Offers" have been crap for me. NONE of the "sign up" offers have paid, including the ones that want you to sign onto a third party survey company - even though those companies themselves are fairly reputable, there's some critical flaw preventing it from registering as a success. Or it's a huge scam.
The only 2 Offers that cleared was installing a Facebook App for 50 Zen and watching a CM for 3 Zen. A few of my friends already had and used that Facebook App, so I figured it was ok. The CM was only 1:30 minutes selling Tetley water or something.
The "Earn ZEN through Surveys" have all worked for me, assuming I qualify for the survey. I've made over 300 Zen going through them when I'm bored.
Something to watch for with a lot of the surveys, most of them have a qualifying section to see if you're in the right demographic for the survey. I've found a few of those qualifying sections are pretty big - you can sink 5-10 minutes into one only to be spit back out with 0 point.