Shape Hawaii and Get Paid!

Take free online surveys and get paid so businesses and organizations across the nation, and in Hawaii, can learn what people like you want and need.

Here, at The Hawaii Panel, you get paid through retail and restaurant gift certificates or PayPal for participating in these free online surveys. Join other Kamaaina whose opinions always count here.

We will never ask you to pay anything to participate, like other companies that try to scam you.

The Hawaii Panel is owned and operated by Ward Research, a local research company that has been in Hawaii since 1980.

Click on Register now to be a part of shaping Hawaii!

How Does It Work?

Any Hawaii resident 14 years old or older can join the panel. Membership in The Hawaii Panel is free. You will never have to pay to be a member, and even better, we will pay you! Registration takes just five minutes and we guarantee your privacy. We will never release your personal details to a third party. View our Privacy Policy for more details.

Typically, panel members are notified about relevant surveys via email several times a year. In these surveys, you may see new advertising concepts in their infant stages or be among the first kamaaina to learn about new products and services. Your opinions really do make a difference and will drive the development for the next generation of products and services in Hawaii.

Members receive points for completing surveys. The average survey lasts 10 minutes, involves approximately 35 questions, and earns you 100 points. Panel members start redeeming rewards once they’ve reached 500 points.

500 $5 PayPal Cash Transfer
1000 $10 Amazon Gift Certificate
2500 $25 iTunes Gift Card


Help boost the power of this panel and have your friends and family join! For every person you refer who registers online, you both get a bonus of 100 points.

Sign in and then click on Tell-A-Friend to get even closer to earning your reward!


I saw my voice being heard when I watched one of the commercials on TV, and it was one of the ads that I chose!
-Cathy F., Hawaii Panel Member

Hawaii Panel allows me to voice my opinion about what matters to me and my family, making a difference for the entire community all while earning points that I can redeem for many useful and exciting rewards offered by popular businesses, including cash!
-Levana Ke'Ikaika, Hanapepe

I belong to other panels, and the Hawaii Panel is more pertinent to my lifestyle as it addresses local concerns and issues.
-Deb from Mililani

The prizes are awesome. I cannot believe [that I receive] a giftcard for answering questions about what I believe/like. Thank You!
-Jeannette N. Lee, Hawaii Panel Fan+Member :)


Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawai‘i is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.
Source: Discover Hawaii

Hawaii is only one of four states which was an independent nation before becoming a state. The other three are California, Texas, and Vermont
Source: Wikipedia

Hawaii consumes almost 7 million cans of Spam a year. Hawaii also boasts the largest variety of Spam of anywhere else in the world.
Source: Star Bulletin

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