As you already know, I am a huge fan of survey programs, so this is a topic that I always love talking about. One of the programs that I use extensively is AskingCanadians. An argument can be made that this is the best survey program for earning miles and points from a Canadian perspective. The main reason is because they have a fair number of choices to bank your rewards.
Furthermore, if you do not qualify for a survey, you will at least receive a minimal amount of rewards for your time, so that it is not a complete waste.
The downside to AskingCanadians is that you can only choose 1 reward program to benefit from at a time. Conversely, some of the other programs all you to pool your earnings and then transfer to partners as you see fit, like E-Rewards (which is actually my all-time favourite rewards program). You have the option of switching to another program, but it requires a few steps.
Below are the programs that you can bank your rewards to:
- Hudson’s Bay Rewards (takes 2 to 4 weeks to credit)
- Aeroplan (takes 2 to 4 weeks to credit)
- Petro-Points (takes 2 to 4 weeks to credit)
- VIA Préférence (takes 30 to 60 days to credit)
- Pure (takes 30 days to credit)
- You can also use your rewards for entries into contests and draws.
Personally, I use to bank my points to Hudson’s Bay Rewards (when I did not know better). Now I bank my rewards to Aeroplan. I generally earn over 5,000 miles a year with them. It may not seem like a lot, but it does help me top up for a reward redemption.