£11.52 FREE stamps every month (12 1st Class + 4 Large 1st Class) Presentation Pack every quarter, daily Prize Draw + occasional other gifts such as mini eggs and a yearly diary for small amount of Royal Mail survey work
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£11.52 FREE stamps every month (12 1st Class + 4 Large 1st Class) Presentation Pack every quarter, daily Prize Draw + occasional other gifts such as mini eggs and a yearly diary for small amount of Royal Mail survey work

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Found 8th Oct 2016Made hot 9th Oct 2016
Basically, you have to post a few letters (around 5 or 6) every week for them, and log a few letters received (again, around 5 or 6 a week) onto their online system.

£11.52 FREE stamps every month (12 First Class + 4 Large First Class) Presentation Pack every quarter, daily Prize Draw + occasional other gifts such as mini eggs and a yearly diary for small amount of Royal Mail survey work

In return, you get 12 First Class and 4 Large First Class stamps every month (worth £11.52), a Presentation Pack of stamps every three months, occasional bonus stamps or gifts, a yearly diary and occasional prize draw wins if you have average luck (there are 14 daily prizes of £10, and a monthly £750 prize).

Easy money for the small amount of work involved.

More here: forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…271

How Quick is Royal Mail?

10,000 people at addresses all over the UK participate in the official independent measurement of Royal Mail’s service.

TNS Research International is commissioned by Royal Mail to deliver this project.

We’re always looking for more people to take part by representing their own postcode area.

Interested?

To find out if you’re eligible and receive more information about the project (including the incentives that we offer) please complete this short questionnaire.

Sign up through the link provided, and in after a few days you should receive this email:

Hello,

There is an opportunity for you to represent your area on the Royal Mail Survey.

This project measures Royal Mail's service and helps them to identify specific parts of their network that require improvement. About 6,000 panellists participating from business and residential addresses post items to each other. TNS Research International calculates how long it takes for Royal Mail to deliver those items.

We'd like to invite you to join our panel of 6,000 panellists for a fixed period of 6 months during which we'll ask you to send and receive a variety of letters. In exchange, we will send you a monthly incentive of 12 x 1st Class stamps and 4 x 1st Class Large Letter stamps, 2 sets of Presentation Stamps, and entry into a prize draw to win High Street vouchers.

Even if you are not available at this point in time, we'd be grateful if you would let us know either way by clicking on the following link:

Thank you,

Royal Mail Project Team

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Edited by: "Newbold"

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Should this be in this section, its a job not a deal, and its not available to everyone, you have to be in an area that they have vacancies in.

Strange, its saying my postcode is invalid

GemandJake

Strange, its saying my postcode is invalid



Maybe they have people in your area already on this? Guess they will want a fair representation of the different depots.

thanks

Hopefully they have vacancy in my area.

Thank you, I was eligible.

I was eligible too. Fingers crossed

Did this a few years ago, became a bit of a ball-ache, especially having to queue in post offices to post certain items. But i now have enough stamps to last me for years!

I did this year ago and it's quite not that easy. You have to send letters and parcels at certain times and certain days only in your postcode area. For example send parcel on monday between 1-3pm. So if you are working this is not often even possible. You have to pay for it and they send you gift card instead.

GemandJake

Strange, its saying my postcode is invalid



​The same as my letter box is too small to put anything larger than a postcard & junk mail thru.
I did this for a while. They keep inviting me to 'participate'.
They are con artists and should drop the royal bit as they are a private company who still think they are Royal and we should be grateful for the very poor service they deliver.
Working for the mail service in this way works out at about £2 hr

It isn't worth doing, it's a massive faff, enveloping stuff, making you queue up at the post office or send you to a specific post box. For about ten quid of stamps it wasn't worth it

rejected me - don't use the KANTAR ref
accepted my wife - added an 'a' to the house number lol
I would just ignore the posting time requirement as down here they only send the post from the central collection point once a day about 6pm - so it really doesn't matter if you post it 9am or 4pm

Do you have to pay for the parcel postage yourself?!?!

GemandJake

Strange, its saying my postcode is invalid

They keep inviting me to 'participate'.

Working for the mail service in this way works out at about £2 hr

Coffee100

Do you have to pay for the parcel postage yourself?!?!



sounds like missed the best bit which is the unaddressed survey
£5 love to shop voucher for doing next to nothing

TNS on behalf of 'royal' mail
would say this is less than living wage but not that low



Not for letters
Parcels you will be sent vouchers in advance to cover the cost
and a £2 voucher bonus on completion
Edited by: "Wongy110" 8th Oct 2016

Been with them a long time nice easy way to get stamps .

thanks. was eligible

Seriously quite a lot of work involved, only do it if you don't work as there is a lot of going to the post office and different post boxes.

Banned

This isn't "free" you're basically getting paid to work and the wage is extremely low. Not worth it.

I did this, worked out less than the minimum wage. Posting on certain days, addressing envelopes, going to the post office, logging on to the website to add details. Never again, I'd rather go door to door selling double glazing

done this for a couple of six month sessions and basically you end up with loads of books of stamps and nothing to do with them. who sends letters apart from Xmas cards? Mind you it does get you funny looks at the Post Office when you take in another square box that weighs nothing and have to say what's in it.

It says my post code is invalid too as they are using a post code database that is several years out of date. I can't believe the Post Office can sanction this kind of rubbish. Perhaps an email to the Post Office "Quality and Service Integrity" department that they claim to represent is needed. These amateurs need replacing by a proper company.

i applied last year but never heard back...

If you didn't have to visit the post office I would be well up for this as I pass a post box every day walking the dogs. Sadly I have to take a train to get to the nearest post office!!

Haliviel

done this for a couple of six month sessions and basically you end up … done this for a couple of six month sessions and basically you end up with loads of books of stamps and nothing to do with them. who sends letters apart from Xmas cards? Mind you it does get you funny looks at the Post Office when you take in another square box that weighs nothing and have to say what's in it.




sell them on here, that's what everyone else does

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Satan_Claws

If you didn't have to visit the post office I would be well up for this … If you didn't have to visit the post office I would be well up for this as I pass a post box every day walking the dogs. Sadly I have to take a train to get to the nearest post office!!


Actually, trips to a Post Office are pretty rare. Almost all of the postings can go into your choice of local post boxes.

i comment everytime this is listed, so dont want to be negative but it does turn in to hard work!
its hot for the free stamps (i used to save packs up then sell on ebay)
but the task is time consuming, it starts easy posting once/twice a week than it starts going to more than to certain times of day eg morning/afternoon, than you need to start going into post office to do over the counter.
you also than need to log when you have sent everything
you than need to log when you recieve letters, time/day. if you leave it for a few days its hard to keep track.
i lost interest after a few months as its became hard work and the stamps were not enough to compensate.
BUT if you have spare time, visit the post office/box regular and always on your laptop maybe not bad but if you want to do it between working and maybe kids its verrry hard:(
(not voted)

I can confirm that this is time consuming - I did this for about 2-3 months and opted out. What you get for your time is not worth it...

I'm on my 3rd 6 month stint of this with 6 months in between each one. It is certainly not a freebie because there is a fair amount of work involved and this week I had to spend £3.50 of my own money sending a parcel but you only get gift vouchers back (equiv to £6). The only thing that makes it worthwhile for me is that I work in a largish city with two post offices and tens of post boxes so I normally post before or after work. You also get delivered parcels from time to time so might need to go to the local depot to pick them up.

The reason I do it is because I like an excuse to get out the office and walk to the post box and the stamps can be useful. Also you get entered for multiple prize draws (I've not won so far) for between £10 to £100 gift vouchers.

Haliviel

done this for a couple of six month sessions and basically you end up … done this for a couple of six month sessions and basically you end up with loads of books of stamps and nothing to do with them. who sends letters apart from Xmas cards? Mind you it does get you funny looks at the Post Office when you take in another square box that weighs nothing and have to say what's in it.


Haha! I was so caught off guard the first time they asked I said a baby grow!!! Very funny looks that day!

Newbold

Actually, trips to a Post Office are pretty rare. Almost all of the … Actually, trips to a Post Office are pretty rare. Almost all of the postings can go into your choice of local post boxes.


I had about a 50/50 split post office to pist box.

Interesting. Thanks, OP.

I have assisted here several times. It is not a job. Receiving mail is easy. We have a modern front door and I have always received jiffy bags and large envelopes without having to request redelivery or collect from the PO.
Posting can be more challenging as you are asked to post on a set day and this can be anytime, am, pm in any local box sharing your postcode (SM is my case). However on occasions you are also asked to post in the box outside a PO on a set day and usually before a set time. For me this ideally means I get some valuable exercise walking to my PO which is around a mile away. However with other commitments it can mean driving there and then driving off in the opposite direction. Rest assured if you really can't make it that day you are permitted to post it at the same day/time/venue the following week.
Very occasionally you do have to go into the PO to pay for postage. You are reimbursed with LovetoShop vouchers with a little extra for your time and trouble.
So I would recommend you do not volunteer for this for income alone. It will not pay.

Your text here

Sonicka

I did this year ago and it's quite not that easy. You have to send … I did this year ago and it's quite not that easy. You have to send letters and parcels at certain times and certain days only in your postcode area. For example send parcel on monday between 1-3pm. So if you are working this is not often even possible. You have to pay for it and they send you gift card instead.


They've changed this - it's now before last collection, before midday or after midday. It was a bit of a pain, you're right!! I save up the gift vouchers and use them at Christmas. The most you have to pay out at the post office at a time is about £3.35

Sonicka

I did this year ago and it's quite not that easy. You have to send … I did this year ago and it's quite not that easy. You have to send letters and parcels at certain times and certain days only in your postcode area. For example send parcel on monday between 1-3pm. So if you are working this is not often even possible. You have to pay for it and they send you gift card instead.



I have done it a few times now and it suits me really well. I would argue it isn't really for people working full time as you aren't likely to have much spare time as a result and you probably don't need the small supplemental income that much.

Can be a real boon if you for example only work part time or are an occasional eBay seller, especially the latter as the stamps are ideal for sending out small items like CDs/DVDs and games so you only have to worry about the ebay/paypal fees so makes selling smaller items more worthwhile. Plus stamps will always sell if you can't use them, especially around Christmas.

I find the time requirements aren't overly inconvenient either, though it may vary between areas, mine never require posting at specific times just some are morning or afternoon.

I find the gift vouchers actually stack up more than the stamps for me as I mostly shop online and they seem to only be spendable in store. But like the stamps I imagine they can be sold too...

Lot of faffing for very little. I'm all for free stuff but this is basically carrying out a service for Royal Mail and then being paid in stamps, a grey area of 'free' on this one

freebiehunter

Lot of faffing for very little. I'm all for free stuff but this is … Lot of faffing for very little. I'm all for free stuff but this is basically carrying out a service for Royal Mail and then being paid in stamps, a grey area of 'free' on this one



A grey area ? How ? What do you have to pay ?

I've been doing this for a couple of years now but have never received a yearly diary.
???

Done it a few times but never again. Lot of effort for little reward.

jonshenton

A grey area ? How ? What do you have to pay ?


Post office would cost fuel to get to if not local.. Time involved in packing and posting.. Set times for posting etc..
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