The following Monday we got an email from our PayPal account saying an echeck from Bubblews had been sent, and it would clear by the 9th. Sure enough, by May 9th it had cleared.
So Bubblews does in fact pay! It's a fun site to play with, (where else can you get paid to post unedited articles?), but it does take a lot of time to work with, and the payout you receive isn't enough to change your standard of living!