winners of FPI drawings and giveaways

Congratulations to our WINNERS!

Participation in taste tests and product tests are compensated at an average rate of $35/hr.   Sometimes we also offer bonus opportunities - chances for extra cash rewards. 

You never know when a bonus opportunity will come up -- sometimes we sweeten the pot and will pick random winners among those who try to qualify on a survey.  Sometimes we will reward people who attend their scheduled session with a drawing for extra cash.   Sometimes we put quick online only surveys into our newsletters that just take a couple of minutes and could earn you extra cash.  Sometimes we hold contests on Facebook.  Watch your email, follow us on Facebook, and read your newsletter!!!

March 2018

  • Tammy B, of Plymouth is our latest winner.  She won $100 for participating in the one-question survey about gluten, from our March newsletter.  Congratulations, Tammy!
  • These 5 lucky winners also each won $50 for their participation in Test #11470!  Sara R of Inver Grove Heights; Catherine O of Champlin; Takmaine P of Minneapolis; Debra R of Mound; and Jane M, of Minnetonka!  Congratulations! 
  • Congratulations to the following 5 testers who each won $50 for participating in Test #11470!  Stephanie J, of Plymouth; Julie C, of New Brighton; Katie T, of Maple Grove; Sandy C, of Coon Rapids and Dawn S of St. Michael are today's winners!

January 2018

  • SKOL!!! The winners of FPI's TWO $1300 Super Bowl Party Giveaways are... Karen F of St. Michael and Jody L of Farmington!  Karen and Jody will each receive an $800 Best Buy Gift Card AND a $500 check!  Karen's winning entry came just for her trying to qualify for a test (her first-ever test with FPI takes place today!)  Jody's winning entry came from her participation in a test in December.  Congratulations, Karen and Jody!  

November 2017

  • Test 11367 will double the incentive check for one lucky tester at each session.  This test takes place in Plymouth on December 4th and is for women ages 18-44.  
  • For Test #11330, we'll have 16 days' worth of winners! Each day from today until December 1st, we'll draw two lucky adult, and one child.  You don't even need to qualify in order to be a winner; all you need to do is try to qualify for this test! We'll post each day's winners here, starting with today's lucky winners:
    • Thursday, November 16 Winners: Lauren T, of Plymouth and Viola D, of Eden Prairie are today's winners!  Congratulations!
    • Friday, November 17 Winners:  Alex C, of Crystal and Sherri D, of Burnsville are today's winners!  Enjoy the extra $25!
    • Saturday, November 18 Winners:  Nicole B, of Coon Rapids and Emma P, of Minneapolis.  They WIN just for trying to qualify. 
    • Sunday, November 19 Winners:  Alexis S, of Robbinsdale and Amiyah B, of Shoreview.  Congrats!
    • Monday, November 20 Winners:  Ryan F, of Lakeville and Jaxson C, of Plymouth are having a great Monday!
    • Tuesday, November 21 Winners:  Tamara B, of Plymouth and Allie M, Hugo.  Have you tried to qualify for this test? - you could be the next winner. 
    • Wednesday, November 22 Winners:  Ann A, from Minneapolis and Autumn J, from Ramsey.  $25 is yours! 
    • Thursday, November 23 Winners:  Heather O, from White Bear Lake, and Gavin P from Ham Lake!  Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    • Friday, November 24 Winners: Kari T, from Maple Grove and Anthony D, from Brooklyn Park!  Getting paid on Black Friday - what could be better?!
    • Saturday, November 25 Winners: Dave T, from Wyoming and Jordan K, from Bloomington!  Here's a little extra cash for the holidays!
    • Sunday, November 26 Winners:  Brian H, of Fridley and Arianna P, from St. Paul!  There are still 5 days left -- you could win too!
    • Monday, November 27 Winners:  Kim S, from Blaine and Seth H, from Minnetonka!  What a nice way to start the week.  Enjoy your winnings!
    • Tuesday, November 28 Winners:  Judy S, from Rockford and Taryn S, from Minnetonka!  Enjoy the extra jingle in your pockets!
    • Wednesday, November 29 Winners:  Heather M, of Brooklyn Park, and Jennifer J, of're each $25 richer today!  
    • Thursday, November 30 Winners: Melissa F, of New Richmond, WI and Viana S of Brooklyn Park.  One more day to go!
    • Friday, December 1 Winners:  Kristin B of Plymouth, and Savannah J of Robbinsdale are our final winners!  Congratulations to all of you!
  • Congratulations to Marquies T, of Columbia Heights! Marquies won a Minnesota Zoo membership for his family for a year, since he qualified and participated in Test #11325!

October 2017

  • We have 2 new winners to announce!  Isaac C, of St. Paul, and Susana G, of Inver Grove Heights, each won a $50 Target Gift Card!  Their names were drawn for attending the La Familia event in Minneapolis.  Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to Brian H, of St. Paul!  Brian won a $100 Amazon gift card for completing the survey in our October newsletter!  Thanks to all who answered our survey.  Your answers tell us what we do well, and where you think we can improve.  We're listening!  
  • Let's start October off with 3 winners who completed their Profile Survey!  Each of these three testers wins $100.  Congratulations to Greta D, of Hamel,  Shirl N, of Delano, and Kevin S, of Chaska!  The profile survey drawing is ongoing, and you'll be entered into this contest when you complete your own profile survey, found in your available surveys.  We draw one winner for every 500 completed.  You could be our next winner!

September 2017

  • We have 5 winners of $100 Amazon Gift Cards for Test #11282!  Three of these 5 testers won just for trying to qualify!  Even though they did not qualify, they were still entered into the drawing to win.  We LOVE being able to reward testers even if they don't qualify!  These 3 lucky testers are:  Kerri C, of Maple Grove; Sandra M, of Maple Grove, and Kellie Z, of Plymouth.  These next two winners won for qualifying and participating in Test #11282:  Angie P, of Golden Valley and Mary K, of Plymouth.  Congratulations to all our winners!
  • We start September off right with 6 lucky winners!  These 6 testers each won a $100 Amazon gift card for their participation in Test #11230.  Charles S, Minnetonka; Mark R, Blaine; Marcell L, Brooklyn Center; Lindsay Z, St. Francis; Tammara G, Minnetonka; Justin R, Ham Lake.   Congratulations, and spend it on something fun!  And we have MORE giveaways going on now and throughout the month, so go to your Available Surveys and see what you could win!

August 2017

  • These 10 lucky winners doubled their payment for Test #11211!  Instead of earning $45, they each earned $90 for their participation!  Congratulations to Jamie B, of Crystal; Leslie K, of Albertville; Michele R, of Rogers; Melissa F, of Maple Grove; Jenna R, of St. Louis Park; Brandi L, of Eden Prairie; Jessica H, of Blaine; Kailey C, of Minneapolis; Sarah R, of Golden Valley; and Joy S, of Shakopee.  
  • This week, we had a special honor...we got to award 8 special kids with an extra $50 for their participation in Test #11185!  Here are the lucky kids:  Anastasia B, Roseville; Allison P, Richfield; Lashea S, Plymouth; Kaelyn C, Buffalo; Jason G, Brooklyn Park; Emmery J, Zimmerman; Brielle A, Eden Prairie; Nolan D, Maple Grove.  Congratulations Kids, and we hope you had a great time at your test!  Did your child miss out on this test?  We have several kids' tests coming in September...make sure your kids are registered testers!
  • Congratulations to Robert L, of Eagan and Whitney W, of Mpls.  They each won $100 for completing their profile survey.  You could be our next winner!
  • Congratulations to Melvin H, of Champlin and Darlene B, of Maple Grove!  They each won 2 tickets to see Usher at the State Fair on August 31st for their participation in Test #11231.  Have a great time!
  • We have 4 more winners!  These 4 lucky testers each won 4 admission tickets to the State Fair, and 50 Midway tickets, for their participation in Test #11227.  Congratulations to Hannah T, of Shakopee; Jolene T of St. Paul; Terri R, of Robbinsdale, and Erin N, of Maple Grove.  Have a wonderful time at the fair!
  • Also, congratulations are due to Anton T, of Coon Rapids.  He was one of 1500 who answered a short, 2-question survey for Test #11228.  For his participation, he won a $100 Amazon gift card!
  • Congratulations to Alla C of New Hope!  She won $100 just for trying to qualify for Test #11228.  Although she did not qualify, she is still a winner!  And although she is our first August winner, she is far from our last.  Stay tuned for opportunities to win State Fair tickets, concert tickets, and more!

July 2017

  • We've got 5 new winners!  These 5 testers each won $50 for participating in Test #11170 on Wednesday, July 12th.  Congratulations to Kelly P, Coon Rapids; Brandon O, Golden Valley; George G, St. Paul; Jennifer S, Golden Valley; and Andrell H, Plymouth.  Enjoy your winnings!
  • These 10 lucky testers each won a $100 Amazon gift card for their participation in Test #11179!  Congratulations to Kristin H, Andover; Karen H, Mpls; Jill B, Victoria; Cheyanne D, Blaine; Eram M, Maple Grove; Deon L, Andover; Tim T, Maple Grove; Janie U, Hopkins; Tony L, Bloomington, and Lawrence H, Blaine. 
  • Congratulations to the following four testers, who each won $100 for completing their profile survey.  If you haven't completed yours, look for it in your available surveys so you can be entered to win!  We draw one winner for every 500 completed surveys.  Here are our latest winners:  Kim H, from Forest Lake; Kim D from Burnsville, Blake Z from Ham Lake, and Mona B from Maple Grove!

June 2017

  • Hey Kirk S. of Maple Grove!  Hope you have a lot of fun at the W Hotel Minneapolis - FOSHAY!.  Kirk was the lucky tester randomly picked from all participants in test #11192.  He won a $200 gift card to use at the W downtown.  
  • We have two lucky winners of $50 each, just for trying to qualify for Test #11171!  Heather C, of Brooklyn Center, and Kristen B, of Champlin, each won $50, even though they did not qualify and participate in the test!  Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to these 4 lucky testers, who each won a $100 gift certificate to The Kitchen Window in Uptown for participating in Test #11161:  Monika P, from Inver Grove Heights; Kerrie C, from Eden Prairie; Jana G, from Richfield, and Casey W from Prior Lake. Enjoy your shopping trip!
  • Our final two winners of Seth Meyers tickets are...Steph R, of St. Louis Park, and Rachel K, of Ramsey!  They participated in Test #11148 and won!  Congratulations, and we hope you enjoy the show!
  • Just because we love our testers, let's announce two MORE winners today!  Tracy B, of Eden Prairie, and Jill W, of Golden Valley, each won two tickets to see Seth Meyers Live on June 16th, for their participation in Test #11148!  We're not done with this drawing either...two MORE winners will be drawn on Monday, June 12th!  Want to win?  Just qualify and participate in Test #11148 THIS Friday for your chance to win!
  • Our first winner this month is Jessica H, of Blaine...winner of two tickets to Valleyfair! She won the drawing at Test #11164.  Congratulations Jessica, and have a great time!  Next up?  The winners of the Seth Meyers tickets for Test #11148!  There's still time to see if you qualify!

May 2017

  • We have 15 new winners today!  These kids each won $25 for their participation in kids test #11147.  Congratulations to Thomas J, Plymouth; Savannah B, Prior Lake; Marin R, Plymouth; Emma C, Rogers; Blake L, Eden Prairie; Owen W, Chaska; Lily O, Brooklyn Center; Gabriella H, Minnetonka; Lincoln P, Osseo; Sebastian P, Maple Grove; Ameilie R, Robbinsdale; Cora T, Coon Rapids; Amelia F, Delano; John R, Roseville; Rhamiah W, Shakopee.  Congratulations, kids!
  • SCORE! Cesar M of Maple Grove is the lucky winner of two tickets to the St. Paul Saints game on June 30. He'll enjoy luxury seats, free food and free drinks all evening! You could be our next winner!

April 2017

  • We're starting April off with 10 winners! These testers each won $10, for answering an additional question online, after participating in Test #10985!  Congratulations to these 10 winners:  Emma T, Watertown; Robin N, Plymouth; Jennifer Z, Andover; Victoria P, Minneapolis; Melinda G, Golden Valley; Karen K, Eagan; Jolene L, Champlin; Lisa C, Centerville; Margarita K, Champlin, and Kelly D, Maple Grove!

March 2017

  • Even more winners this month!  These 10 testers each won $25, just for answering one question!  Congratulations to Jillian S, Leah V, Stacy R, Brenda D, Shawn R, Brian C, Jacob N, Amy C, Carrie I, and Lauren S!  Thanks to everyone who participated in our one-question survey!
  • Here are the latest winners of $100, for completing the Profile Survey.  We draw one winner for every 500 completed surveys!  The most recent winners are:  Scott S, Erin J, Jennifer K, and Liv D.  Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to our 5 winners from Test #10998, who each won a $100 Amazon Gift Card, just for trying to qualify!  And the winners are...Kim S, Monica S, Susan T, Michelle R, and Karen S!  
  • These four lucky testers each won $25 just for answering a short 3-question survey in our March Newsletter.  It pays to read The Scoop!  Congratulations to Tammy E, Shane O, Kathleen P and Sheila H!

February 2017

  • Profile Survey - We have 5 winners so far, and we'll be adding more every time 500 testers complete this survey!  Congrats to the first 5 winners of $100:  Kathy U; David K; Iasha A; Rick P; Jill E!
  • Test 10956 - Congratulations to these 3 lucky winners, who each received an extra $100 just for participating in this test!   Amanda T, Dana A and Barbara S, enjoy your winnings!

January 2017

  • Test 10963 - Congratulations to these 10 lucky winners who participated in test #10963 and won $50 for their attendance! Here are the winners:  Kelley M; Jennifer H; Kelly S; Chantia P; Russel B; Shelly H; Pegeen W; Jill J; Tonya S; Becky D.

December 2016

  • Test 10915 - Congratulations to these 8 lucky winners who braved the cold and snow, and won $50 for their attendance! We drew one winner per session.  Here are each session's winners:  10:00 - Tom W; 11:15 - James S; 12:30 - Paul V; 1:45 - Melissa M; 3:45 - Anne D; 5:00 - Kellen A; 6:15 - Andy C; 7:30 - Jeremy S.  

  • Test 10875/76/77 - Congratulations to our winners!   Each of these lucky testers wins an extra $50 for attending their scheduled test.  Rafael E, April H, David H, Nicole E all won for their attendance on Thursday, 12/1.  Andrew G, Steve B, Javano M and Tina T all won for their attendance on Monday, 12/5.  And our final 4 winners are Jim G, Greg B, Lolene L and Kim J, who won $50 for their attendance on Thursday, 12/8!  

November 2016

  • Test 10875/76/77 - There are three testing days for qualified adults (ages 25-45) to choose from.   After the completion of each testing day, 4 winners will be randomly picked from all those who tested and sent an EXTRA $50.  In total, 12 FPITesters will get an EXTRA $50 just for showing up to their scheduled session!.  

October 2016

  • Test 10857 - These parents each won $100 when they were randomly drawn from all parents of 11-17 year olds who tested.  Congratulations Kris N. from Shoreview, Jinnie H. from Golden Valley, Maura K. from Plymouth, Kathryn B. from Lino Lakes, and Lisa H. from St. Michael! 

September 2016

  • Test 10850 - Sarah E. of Maple Grove and Melissa M. of Minneapolis each took home an EXTRA $100 for attending their scheduled test!
  • Congratulations to Scarlett L. of Minneapolis and Francisco O of Apple Valley, winners of $50 each for signing up as FPI Testers at the Gran Jaripeo event in Waconia on Sunday, September 4th!

August 2016

  • Test 10707 - Drawing for 2 $50 winners -just for trying to qualify -  Winners!:  Stacie S. of Brooklyn Park   and Phillip S. of Minneapolis.
  • Test 10816 - Michael G of Brooklyn Park won our $500 Amazon Gift Card, just for trying to qualify for this test!
  • Congratulations to Jesus V and Megan N, winners of $50 each for signing up as FPI Testers at the La Familia event in St. Paul on Saturday, August 6th!

July 2016

  • July Newsletter Online Only Survey opportunity $100  - Alexis T. of Plymouth
  • Test 10592 - Drawing for one man and one woman to win $100 just for trying to qualify -  Rhonda H. of Mankato  AND  Nicholas J. of Maple Grove
  • Test 10602 -  Weekly drawing among those who tried to qualify during the prior week
Week of July 4th - July 10th  - Pamela W. of St. Francis
Week of July 11th - July 17th - Victoria B. of Plymouth 
Week of July 18th - July 24th - Jennifer M. of Crystal
Week of July 25th - July 31st - Debbie T. of Wyoming, MN 
Week of August 1st - August 7th - Kristen P. of Blaine

May 2016

  • Test 10695 - Drawing for trying to qualify 2x$50   - Suzy T. of Wayzata    AND    Jamie S. of Jordan
  • May Newsletter Online Only Survey opportunity $100 - Janelle R. of Andover

April 2016

  • Test 10675 - Drawing for trying to qualify your child 2x$100  - Dayna B. of Andover  AND Gretchen E. of Brooklyn Center
  • Test 10675 -Target Gift Cards given away at each session to kids who tested -- this was in addition to their payment.  FPI gave away over $1000 in prizes.  
  • Test 10577 - Drawing for trying to qualify  $100 - Faith M. of Minnetonka

March 2016

  • Test 10590 - Drawing for participating in the test (in addition to the regular payment) 2x$50   - Shanel M. of Minneapolis   AND  Daniel T. of Forest Lake

February 2016

  • February Newsletter Online Only Survey opportunity 4x$25  - Lindsey S. of Fridley   AND  Arlene V. of Blaine  AND  Marsha D. of Osceola  AND  Wes O. of Maple Grove

January 2016

  • January Newsletter Online Only Survey opportunity $25  - Jennifer W. of Eden Prairie
  • 10529 - Drawing at each session for $50 ( in addition to the regular payment)  - Susan R. of Cedar   AND Elaine W. of Excelsior  AND Melissa H. of Richfield  AND Mary L. of Maple Grove  AND   Deb M. of Otsego   AND Kim P. of Golden Valley. 
  • 10575 - Drawing for just trying to qualify 4x$50  - Connor H. of St. Paul  AND Terrance B. of Brooklyn Center  AND Ashley R. of Minneapolis  AND Julie K. of Crystal