Make a Difference This Month with e-Rewards and Kiva — Simply by Completing Surveys
“W hen did hotels, car rental agencies, airlines and (I swear) restaurants get the idea that by virtue of their providing a product or service to us, we’ve agreed to become their unpaid research assistants?” asked FlyerTalk member MaxBuck, who apparently is suffering from survey fatigue.
Well, at least there is one entity which is offering to help make a difference in this world when you participate in completing a survey.
For every survey offered through e-Rewards during the month of November 2015 in which you participate — up to a maximum of five surveys — e-Rewards will contribute $1.00 to the e-Rewards Kiva Loan Fund.
This means that you will help empower people and create opportunities around the world simply by taking surveys offered by e-Rewards and earning points in the process towards credit in a number of loyalty programs; and at the end of the month, e-Rewards will share how much it was able to contribute.
The e-Rewards Kiva Loan Fund
The e-Rewards Kiva Loan Fund was created as a result of a partnership between e-Rewards and Kiva, which is the first and largest micro-lending organization in the world. The partnership even has a slogan: changing the world one survey at a time.
In addition to completing surveys this month, you can also redeem your e-Rewards currency towards Kiva, which “connects millions of people around the world through lending to alleviate poverty, operating on the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services in the form of microloans.”
Through the partnership of e-Rewards with Kiva, you are connected to borrowers around the world. Simply redeem your e-Rewards currency for Kiva Rewards or other qualifying redemption Rewards, and e-Rewards will make a contribution to the e-Rewards Kiva Loan Fund. Microloans are made from this fund to borrowers in developing countries who use the money for business start-up or expansion, inventory, home repairs or any number of impactful uses. When borrowers pay back the microloan to the e-Rewards Kiva Loan Fund, that money is then available for future loans to other borrowers.
Joining the e-Rewards program is free of charge; but it is by invitation only. Partners of e-Rewards send invitations to their customers, inviting them to join the program. If you are not already a member of e-Rewards, check your e-mail account, as you might already have an invitation from frequent travel loyalty programs of which you may be a member — including but not limited to Etihad Guest, Hilton HHonors, United Airlines MileagePlus, Iberia Plus, JetBlue Airways TrueBlue, Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, and American Airlines AAdvantage, to name a few.
e-Rewards is open to anyone 13 years of age or older who has an e-mail address and is a legal resident of the United States. In exchange for participating in filling out surveys, you are rewarded with e-Rewards currency, with which you may redeem for miles or points in the aforementioned frequent travel loyalty programs — or for gift cards, good at merchants such as Best Buy or Ticketmaster.
Participate in Kiva Through InsideFlyer
If you cannot — or will not — be a member of e-Rewards, you can still be involved with Kiva. InsideFlyer has an active team of members who have already contributed greater than $11,000,000.00 — you read that correctly, as that is eleven million dollars — in loans; and is not stopping anytime soon.
Either way, you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world.