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Branded Surveys

343 4th Ave, Suite 201, San Diego, CA   92101 US
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Operated by: Branded Research Inc.

Quick Overview:
Rewards Offered: Cash paid via PayPal Amazon gift cards Best Buy gift cards iTunes gift cards Starbucks gift cards Target gift cards Walmart gift cards Cash paid via bank transfer Prepaid debit or credit cards Movie vouchers Restaurant gift cards
Member Opportunities: Online surveys Daily surveys Teen surveys Refer-a-friend program
Redeeming Rewards: Once you have earned a minimum of 1,000 points, you will have the option to redeem your points for cash or gift cards. You can choose any amount over $10.00 and gift cards are sent out in $10.00 increments. Branded Surveys also works with PayPal to securely handle payouts. All earnings are processed between 1-2 business days.

As of November 2017, MintVine rebranded itself as Branded Surveys. The company has been running online surveys since 2012.

Payment and Rewards

Get 100 Points for Completing the Profile Survey

Take your first Profile Survey on Branded Surveys to instantly receive 100 points (worth $1) credited to your account. That's 10% of the points required for your first cash out.

Join and Earn a Payout in as Little as One Week!

Surveys range in value and can run as high as 300 points! If you are not the best fit for a survey, you will still be rewarded with points for answering even a couple of questions. Registration is quick – use your social account or email to sign up.


When your account reaches 1000 approved points, you may redeem your points for cash via PayPal or gift cards in increments of $10.00. Upon approval, redemptions take approximately 1-2 business days to process. A valid phone number may be required to cash out your rewards.

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Survey Taking Experience

Survey Lengths

The average survey takes 11 minutes to complete. The estimated completion time will always be listed on the survey invitation.

Daily Polls

Log into your account daily to receive 5 points for taking the quick poll available on your Branded Surveys Dashboard. You may complete one poll every 24 hours.

Earn Extra Points

Local Deals are provided by businesses and offer additional opportunities to earn points with Branded Surveys. These opportunities are also listed in your Branded Surveys dashboard. The more points you earn, the more qualified you will be for additional opportunities.

How to Redeem Points

When you complete a survey, you will be rewarded points and your survey answers are sent directly to Branded Survey’s market research clients. Once you have earned a minimum of 1000 approved points, a redemption button will become active in the "My Points" section of your account.

Click the redemption button and choose from a variety of rewards; PayPal cash payments, Amazon gift cards, pre-paid virtual credit cards, and many more.

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Branded Elite Program

Branded Elite

Branded Elite recognizes and awards members for their consistent participation in surveys. There are three status levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. These tiers allow for earning points and offering referrals to friends who earn you points when they join. Branded Surveys will also award the top 100 active Branded Surveys members with an additional 100-point incentive at the end of the month.

Branded Elite Leaderboard

Increase your daily payout by getting on the Leaderboard. The Leaderboard tracks the Daily Top 50, Weekly Top 50 and Monthly Top 20 performers and rewards members for their survey completions.

  • Daily Top 50 leaders = 50 points
  • Weekly Top 50 leaders = 200 points
  • Monthly Top 20 leaders = 300 points
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Community Features

Bonus Points for Consecutive Survey Completions

Earn additional points for completing surveys consecutively:

  • Complete 12 surveys in 7 days and earn an additional 5% of the total number of approved points in your account as a Bronze badge holder, 10% as a Silver and 15% as a Gold badge holder.
  • Complete 20 surveys in 7 days and earn an additional 7% of the total number of approved points in your account as a Bronze badge holder, 12% as a Silver and 17% as a Gold badge holder.
  • Complete 30 surveys in 7 days and earn an additional 9% of the total number of approved points in your account as a Bronze badge holder, 14% as a Silver and 19% as a Gold badge holder.

Re-qualify to Keep Your Badge Status

To maintain your badge color, members are encouraged to keep participating. Note that badges are subject to change on the first of each month if there was minimal participation for the duration of the month.

Remain Active to Win Daily, Weekly & Monthly Prizes

Remember that for every survey you complete, you will get submitted into daily, weekly and monthly random prize drawing. Win up to 50 extra points in a daily drawing, 500 points in the weekly drawing and 1000 points for the monthly drawing. The more you participate the greater number of entries you will receive for the drawings.

Referral Program

Receive 50 points as a gold or silver badge holder whenever your friends and family reach the silver badge status.

Eligibility: USA, UK, Canada residents 16 years of age and older

Joining Bonus! Branded Surveys is currently offering a 100 point ($1) sign up bonus to new members. Click here to claim your bonus!

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Branded Surveys Reviews (563)

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Went from BEST survey site to one I’d never do a survey on again.

April 5, 2020 by Jane from United States

MintVine (now Branded) used to be the best survey site I know. But recently things started going down hill big time. Customer service went from being helpful and resolving problems to saying “there’s nothing I can do”, IF they respond at all. Then the last time I cashed out I was notified WITHDRAWAL DECLINED! I contacted them and was told “There was a file that was uploaded from one of our partners that caused points to be awarded for surveys that were not completed. This bug has now been fixed causing points to be deducted that were given in error.” It sounded an unlikely story but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and continued participating. But then I checked my account and my balance was ZERO! ALL the points I had earned since my last cashout had been removed. I contacted them and I was told one of my surveys was rejected, and that my balance was now in the minus! I have NEVER had a rejected survey in all the years I have been doing surveys for them, since I answer every question thoroughly and honestly. In fact, according to them my “account health” is “Excellent; you exhibit optimal survey taking”. So why now are they suddenly trying to rip off a loyal, long-time member? Seems to me they can no longer afford to pay out and they are making up excuses to prevent members from reaching the cashout minimum. I will never waste my time on another one of their surveys, and I would advise anyone who does to KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BALANCE, they may be sneakily removing points without you noticing!

5 years I should know

April 2, 2020 by Diane from United States

Many redemptions denied. Screenshot of survey completion denied. Many issues reported of completed surveys denied. I've been with Branded for a few years these rejections were unheard of until the last few months. Something is amiss with Branded surveys. When I provide a thanks completed screenshot for a glitch I expect positive service not a red rejection. Yes, I've completed surveys then got the big "NOT QUALIFIED" after completion. I use a desktop PC not a phone no broadband issue from my end it's Branded Surveys server. The surveys are paying less than ever before, more redemption payouts being rejected causing longer wait times on payout. Big name companies surveys yet chicken feed pay to users like myself. Amended my reply to Branded reply It was months ago Branded had a bug. My complaint is for recent issues Everyone I cash out I wait then see my cash out rejected points taken and not given back. This is a weekly problem. Why would I be rejected when I provided a screenshot? Many times when I tried the report issue tab the completed survey isn't there to report. Branded needs to own up to their server issues. And stop blaming those of us that wasted hours upon hours complying surveys. We are your employees. We are your contractors and we don't lie.

good riddance

April 1, 2020 by Michael from United States

Like others posting here, I enjoyed my experience with mint vine. When it became branded surveys, things went downhill rapidly. I closed my account today, and should have done it sooner. There are many sites who do real market research, and treat you with respect.

I Can't Get Paid

March 31, 2020 by Constance from United States

Sept 2019 SIGNED up to Branded Surveys. Hooked my bank account to BRANDED PAY. Was sent two deposits less than .10 to CONFIRM BRANDED PAY was properly working. Been trying to get paid since March 14, 2020. NO LUCK. NO RESPONSE TO EMAILS. No TWO DEPOSITS LESS THAN .10 to VERIFY BRANDED PAY. NO Human to help resolve PROBLEMS NOT COVERED IN Branded Surveys HELP SECTION. Branded Surveys needs to add section under HELP on how to RESOLVE PROBLEMS WHEN NOT GETTING PAID occurs. So far, Branded Surveys gets ZERO RATING from me.

Branded Surveys responded to this review on April 1, 2020

Hello Constance,

We're so sorry this happened! We encourage you to reach out to us from a different email - we believe there may be a glitch causing the miscommunication via yahoo email.
We've also reached out to you personally, so please be on the look out! With that said, this should be a relatively easy fix, so we hope to chat soon!
Closed my account this morning.

March 27, 2020 by John from United States

I finally got fed up this morning with Branded Surveys & closed my account & would suggest others to do as well.They wont help you when you need it. The survey points offered are so low and not worth it anymore. Before I was making over $100 dollars each month but it took me 1 month and a half just to make the $10 dollar payout amount. They don't care for their customers since they wont reply back and wont help customers like myself with the problem issues I was still having on my account which convinced me it was best to delete my Branded Surveys account. I would not recommend joining Branded Surveys since their points for surveys don't match the length of time for the survey meaning a much longer survey with much smaller points payout if you qualify. They never helped me fix the issue I was having & was just ignored showing customer service is terrible & very unprofessional. Branded Surveys became much worse after the name change from Mine Vine.Branded Surveys cannot be trusted & should go out of business since they have so many customer complaints as to why a low rating. They used to be before in the top 10 rankings but have fallen so badly down that list & will only continue to get worse.

Branded Surveys responded to this review on April 1, 2020

Hi John,

We're sorry that you had such a negative experience that you closed your account.

While we try our best to match you to as many survey opportunities as possible, sometimes there's just not enough for certain demographics. Though we wish we could, we simply can not guarantee that you'll earn the same amount of money each month - better put, our partners needs can vary from month to month. We do apologize, and have the "Partner Surveys" page available should our members want to explore other potential earning opportunities.

We greatly appreciate that you contributed to our community, and hope to see you back in the future.