Earn $75 an Hour By Answering a Few Questions

April 13, 2007

Have you ever been given money simply for trying something out? I just experienced this last weekend and it’s pretty neat!

New Bank in Town
Marshall & Ilsley Bank opened a new branch in our neighborhood and is looking for new customers. They sent me a flyer in the mail, offering $75 if I’d stop into their bank and open an account.

Valuable Minutes
The whole process took less than an hour and now the bank is going to deposit the money in my account in two weeks. Literally, all I did was sit in a comfy chair for less than 60 minutes and answer a few questions to earn $75. I typically sit in a chair all day long and answer hard questions at work and I’ve never earned $75 an hour! But wait, it gets even better.

Free Credit Report
The bank ran a credit report with TransUnion as part of the new account process. I hadn’t seen mine in quite some time so I asked for a copy of it. The banker said they weren’t allowed to give me the credit report; however, she would let me look it over while I was there. What’s better than a free credit report? Finding out your credit score is sitting pretty sweet at 780.

Curiosity Pays
I’m always skeptical when someone offers something for “free”. However, sometimes it does pay off to investigate a little further. Had I trashed the flyer as I often do for mailers like those, I wouldn’t have made an easy $75 or gotten a free credit report!


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One Response to Earn $75 an Hour By Answering a Few Questions

  • Blaine Moore (First Time Home Owner)

    I thought that they were obligated by law to provide your credit report to you if they run your credit and you request a copy?