You’ve probably heard me talk about Field Agent before. Field Agent is an app which offers users the chance to make money by completing in-store surveys, in-store mystery shopping, at home surveys and product tests.
Until July 18, 2017, payouts were offered via PayPal and for no minimum value. Unfortunately BIG changes have occurred with Field Agent Payouts. Read on for details….
Last night when I was checking for new screener surveys on the Field Agent App, I received a pop-up notification message about changes to the Field Agent payout system.
The message reads:
|Effective July 18, 2017 we have been informed by PayPal that they will no longer support payments to Field Agents in Canada.
We are very disappointed in PayPal’s decision but we have been informed that the decision is final.
Starting immediately, we will be offering Interac E-Transfers as the main method for processing payments to Field Agents in Canada.
Note: a minimum balance of
As we work through our options we will work to increase the frequency of payouts and decrease the minimum cashout amount.
Please be patient as we work through these changes.
We appreciate that this change is not ideal for you or us, but we are committed to finding alternate solutions to ensure you have access to your Field Agent earnings.
I love earning extra money through Field Agent and I have to admit that I am disappointed by the change. Living in the country leaves me with a lot less earning opportunities than when I was living in the city. Based on my more recent activity it’s going to take over a year for me to accumulate $75. Whoa!
I will definitely be watching for updates to the payout process and will keep you informed of any changes as I hear of them. You have until July 31, 2017 to cash out via PayPal for any amount under $75. Then starting August 1, 2017, the new payout rules take effect.
- (August 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm) Field Agent has negotiated an extension from PayPal to continue with the payments under $75 until August 10, 2017. Request your payouts while you can!
- (August 12, 2017 at 9:00am) Field Agent has reduced the minimum payout to $50 from $75. Payouts will be processed every Monday. While they will continually look into alternate payment methods, this will be the only payout option at this time.
Field Agent is one of my favourite apps, so I will be positive and hopeful that they will come up with a permanent solution that pleases Canadian Agents and the folks at Field Agent.
I belonged to a survey panel years ago which sent us a gift card; and they would reload it whenever we requested our survey earnings. This may work!
Do you have any suggestions for Field Agent about possible payout solutions? Leave me a comment below.