This is something a little different from your usual HfP article or your usual HfP competition.
Over the last few months I have been doing a bit of (unpaid) advisory work with a company called Internet Light Industries (ILITEAM) on their new app, 3More.
3More is a new style of market research platform that will theoretically allow you to earn miles and points in return for completing surveys.
This is NOT another version of e-rewards or Rewards for Thoughts. I want to make that clear from the start. Both of those companies tend to make you sit through lengthy desktop surveys in return for earning a handful of miles. e-rewards also has a habit of throwing you out of surveys after you have wasted a few minutes completing pre-qualifying questions. Forget all that.
3More will be a very simple platform, designed for the smartphone era. It introduces the concept of nano-surveys, which are surveys consisting of just three questions. They call them ‘triplets’.
What is a ‘triplet’?
The idea is simple. As an alternative to building and distributing lengthy market research surveys and waiting for results to come in all at once, 3More delivers a nano-survey consisting of just three questions which you can answer in seconds.
The company sponsoring the survey will receive the (anonymous, aggregated) replies to their survey in near real-time. This makes it more attractive than traditional market research. 3More users can answer surveys in their ‘down time’ (on the train, in a taxi, watching TV) with just a few swipes on their phone.
What’s in it for you?
You accrue points for every survey response and those points will be transferrable into a wide range of travel and shopping-related reward schemes.
My role in this has primarily been introducing the team to the relevant people at Avios, Virgin Flying Club etc. The final line up of reward partners has not yet been agreed, though.
Win your share of £1,000 of Amazon vouchers
The 3More app is still being tested and finalised. The company is looking for a number of Head for Points readers who are willing to download it and answer a few test questions over the next few weeks. The current version of the app runs in any web browser though it is optimised for mobile devices. The beta test will help ILITEAM produce the iOS and Android versions of the app.
Remember that each survey question will be multi-choice and can be answered with a simple swipe of your finger.
You will earn 3More points during the beta phase but they will only be for test purposes. When the app goes live, all points balances will be reset. However, all Head for Points readers that help with the BETA will get a bonus earning rate of 25% for their first year of using the app.
Additionally, every reader who uses the 3More app and answers a minimum of 50 triplets (they take about 10 seconds each to complete!) by the end of September will be entered into the draw to win the following prizes:
10 readers will win a £50 Amazon voucher
50 readers will win a £10 Amazon voucher
Because this is a small scale trial, your chances of winning are good.
How do I take part?
Just point your browser at https://goo.gl/2DqIwa. Choose a sign-up method and you’re good to go.
Things you should know
This is a test version so sometimes things might not work quite as expected. If you have any problems you can contact ILITEAM by sending an email to email@example.com or by visiting their online HelpDesk at https://iliteam.zendesk.com/
Please do not contact Head for Points. I am only acting as an intermediary here to help the team recruit some beta testers.
A note on privacy. The data you share when answering triplets is anonymous. The organisations asking the triplets don’t know who answered them. Using 3More will never result in our users getting unwanted messages, ads or spam from anywhere, nor will it put their personal information at risk.
Good luck with the competition.