Looking to make an extra income from home? Then take a look at this Maximiles review to see if it really does ‘make life more rewarding’.
10-second Maximiles review
The pay for the surveys isn’t great, but there are usually plenty to do and they’re quite short. The issue is, it takes quite a while to build up enough points to earn something decent.
If you’ve ever read one of my survey site reviews before, you’ll know that I’m constantly looking for new ways to make extra money. I find that although they aren’t life-changing earners, these sites are a consistent way to earn from home. The issue is, some sites pay far better than others, even though they offer very similar services. Take a look at some of my top-earning survey sites.
That’s why I join as many of these sites as I can, so I can let you know which to join and which to avoid… plus earning me some extra cash on the way. The latest on my list was Maximiles.
What is Maximiles?
Maximiles is a survey site that rewards you with points for your opinions. Not only that, but you can also earn extra points through shopping, taking out trials, and even clicking on emails.
These points can then be exchanged for various items or gift cards.
Taken from their site:
Make your voice heard and get free products. Collect points by answering market research surveys that help shape future products and services.
Is Maximiles legit?
Maximiles is operated by a company called Bilendi Limited who has offices based in London and was incorporated back in 1999. Bilendi has over 200 employees across the world.
After 6 months of using the site, I have never had any issues and always received my payment without problems.
How much are Maximiles points worth?
This is a little difficult to work out, but you can do so by looking at how many points earn you a gift card.
6460 points will you earn a £25 Argos gift card. Roughly translated:
- 258 points =£1
- £2580 points =£10
- 5160 points =£20
Maximiles is a survey site with a little bit of a difference. Not only can you earn points from answering questions, but you can also pick them up when paying for services, shopping, or sometimes, just for opening an email.
There is an app which will send you notifications when a new survey is available and means you can earn when you’re outside of the home.
You also earn points if you’re screened out of a survey early. This is usually only 5 points, but better than nothing.
There’s quite a large catalogue of rewards to choose from, but if nothing takes your fancy, you can always opt for a gift card.
There’s also a referral scheme on offer which will earn you 500 points once your friend completes 2 surveys.
An issue I often have with survey sites is when they insist on rewarding you with points rather than money. It then makes it difficult to work out how much you’re actually earning for the effort you put in. It automatically makes me think that they are trying to hide something and I don’t think Maximiles is any different.
They don’t offer a great number of surveys either. Some weeks you will see 2-3 and other weeks, more than 10. It can be frustrating if you’re trying to save up for a particular gift. And not only that, surveys have limited room, which means they can fill-up their quota before you get there.
Although there are quite a lot of gifts you can exchange your points for, I find that they’re a little overpriced. The Joker DVD will cost you over £12 through Maximiles, but is available from Amazon for under £10.
Another of the gifts that I’m not sure of is a £50 voucher towards a mother and daughter makeover shoot. This costs less than half the number of points that the Argos voucher does, even though that is only worth £25. And I’m willing to guess that the people at this makeover shoot will try and sell you a lot of extras after your photos have been taken.
And you can’t search for particular gifts, it’s just a matter of searching through a specific category to find what you would like.
Gifts cards do tend to be the better option, but they’re limited to Netflix and Argos.
If I log out of the site for a couple of days, I get a security alert when I log back in. I then have to enter a code sent to me by email. It’s not a major issue, but still a bit of an annoyance.
A lot of sites (such as 20 Cogs) have started to offer you rewards for signing up for new services. Companies hope that once you become a customer, you’ll be hooked for life and so offer referral fees. Some of these fees that Maximiles earn are then passed back to you. So, you can join the likes of Amazon Prime and Audible for free for 1 month and earn some Maximiles points too.
Other offers include contact lenses, meal kits, beer subscriptions and many more.
You can also earn extra points by shopping through Maximiles. If you have never used cashback sites before, it’s simple as clicking on a link to visit your favourite store instead of going there directly. The company you shop at will give Maximiles a referral fee and Maximiles will pass some of this on to you. Although this is an easy way to make some extra money, you’ll usually get better rewards if you shop through a cashback site instead.
The Maximiles credit card
Maximiles has recently introduced their own credit card, which is a bit of a strange move for a survey company. Now, I’m not a big fan of encouraging people to use credit cards. Not because I’m against them (I have a couple myself), but I don’t like the idea of being responsible for somebody racking up a lot of debt. If you’re not great with credit, then look away now.
But the Maximiles card looks quite good. It is provided by Mastercard and so can be used at the majority of stores. The interest rates for purchases are around average, but it does come with a 0% introductory offer. But not only that, you will receive 5000 points for opening an account with them and an extra Maximiles point for every £1 you spend.
If you make sure that you pay the balance of your card off each month, you can actually make money from this card!
How much can you earn from Maximiles?
As they pay you points, it’s a little difficult to work out exactly how much you can earn. I have seen some surveys that pay 200 points for 20 minutes (around £2.50 per hour) and some that pay 300 points for 10 minutes (around £7.20 per hour).
On average, expect to earn in the region of £5 per hour.
Maximiles refer a friend
If you like using Maximiles, they do offer a referral scheme that gives you the chance to earn extra. Just click on the refer a friend option on your dashboard or on the app to find your link. If your friend joins and earns 250 points within 3 months, you’ll be given 500 points.
What other people say
When writing my reviews, I always like to check what other people think of a product or service too. On Trustpilot, Maximiles scores an excellent 4.5 out of 5. On the positive side, users praise the fact that they receive their gifts very quickly and it’s an easy site to use. On the downside, reviewers complain of technical issues when changing email address or difficulties when logging in.
My Maximiles review conclusion
Initially, I thought the site was a terrible earner but it did improve with time. There are certainly better survey sites out there, but this is one to consider if you’re serious about making as much as you can from online surveys. It doesn’t make my top 10 list but it’s not one to avoid either.
How long are Maximiles points valid for?
There is no expiry limit for your points. They are valid for as long as your account is.
Who can become a member?
Maximiles is open to UK residents over the age of 16.
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