Interesting online surveys that are e-mailed to members, and are on a variety of different topics.
How to Join Pinecone Research
Because Pinecone Research is an invitation-only survey panel, potential new members must be invited by other members to join, or must find a join link posted on a website.
SurveyPolice is currently offering Pinecone Research signup links for new members to join. Click here to join Pinecone Research.
Reward Types and Amounts
Pinecone Research typically rewards its panelists with $3.00 US cash payments for every survey completed. Members may request to receive PayPal payments, or may select other rewards from a product catalog.
Canadians typically earn $5 CAD per survey, while Britons earn £3 per survey completion.
Other Market Research Opportunities
Occasionally Pincone may mail out products for their members to test from home.
Please note that PInecone Research has been targeted by a cashier's check scam. If you receive a large, unexpected check seemingly from Pinecone, DO NOT cash it!
Since the old site has been redesigned, I have not been able to redeem my points. I have had several contacts to no avail. Has anyone else had this issue?
It has only recently been happening, since around the middle of Sept 2014.
Before then, I had never had a problem.
I used to love this panel. They paid $5 per survey and were easy to reach. Over the years the lady has become cocky. She's extremely dismissive when there's an issue, even if you have screen shot proof it was their mistake.
Also, they've lowered their payout to $3. I'm extremely disappointed in them.
These guys are good. You earn points for every survey, and the points can be used to purchase products from a huge catalog or converted into cash. Payment via Paypal or check. My first cashout was by check, and I was amazed by how quickly it arrived - took about 1 week. Paypal payments are very prompt. I just wish they had more surveys, LOL. This is one of the most reliable and responsive survey companies I've ever worked with. Kudos!
I've been a member of PineCone Research for a few years and I have to give them a 5 star rating. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about them whatsoever. I don't get an abundance of surveys each month, however, they are relatively fast, do not have typos or poor grammar, and ALWAYS pay as promised. If I should have a question I ALWAYS get a courteous and speedy reply. This is the gold standard of online survey panels IMO.
While the panel is quick and reliable in their payout, Pinecone will drop you in a heartbeat if you miss a couple of their surveys.
After having been a member for years, regularly completing the surveys they assigned, I recently missed a couple of the surveys they sent out, and I received an email advising me that my name would be removed from their database unless I continue regularly participate.
I responded to every survey they had sent since the warning with the exception of... ONE survey that they had made available for one day only. I was promptly removed from the panel, and they will not reactivate my membership.
So when you finally do get to join the panel make sure you respond to EVERY survey they send out if you want to stay on it.
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