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!
Pinecone is a bit slow and I get at most two surveys from them a week, tops. They have a system were they first e-mail a set of 'qualifying questions' which may or may not get a survey sent to you. Once you take the survey, it takes a day or two for the rewards (typically 300 points) to get posted to your account. The surveys themselves thus far have had the same 'format', so once you take a few you know what to expect. The sheer number of reward items offered is incredible such as books, movies, music, gift cards and so on, rather like Harris Poll used to be.
So far I have been happy with the surveys. Points add up quickly, when you are sent surveys. *This one is a limited one, but they at least tell you that when you sign up - only so many given in a months period*. They seem to have decent redemption options. I am currently waiting to be paid from them. Will have a better opinion once paid out.
Their surveys are varied interesting. They don't seem to have the same problem with my age as other sites. Have excellent customer service and a wonderful rewards program. You do have to be recommended to join as they don't advertise. Wish all sites were like Pinecone.
this is one of the best sites out there. they allow you to be paid after each survey
Five or six surveys a month by invitation only. The surveys are very well designed and efficient with little redundancy in the questions. The result is that will find out what they want and need to know in ten minutes while many others would take you fifteen to twenty. Another plus is that if you can't continue the survey (i.e. lose connection) you can pick it up where you left off! You have to really look for the cash payout, but once you find it you have options like getting mailed a check, a debit card or PayPal. They have a lot of to select from their catalog. Many items are cheap brands that are over priced, but there are some good "specials" that you can get. I choose to be sent a check and it arrives within a week!!
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