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Branded Surveys

343 4th Ave, Suite 201, San Diego, CA   92101 US
Tel:    Contact: https://surveys.gobranded.com/page/contact
Operated by: Branded Research Inc.

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REDEEMING REWARDS

Once you have earned a minimum of 500 points, you will have the option to redeem your points for cash or gift cards. Choose any amount over $5.00. Gift cards are awarded in $5.00 increments. Alternatively, choose PayPal or Branded Pay (bank transfer) for payment. Redemptions are processed within 1-2 business days.

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

Branded Surveys is an online paid surveys site that offers users the opportunity to answer online surveys in exchange for rewards including cash and gift cards.

Membership is available to residents of the USA, Canada and UK.

How Branded Surveys Works

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Take Surveys, Earn Rewards

Branded Surveys provides its members the opportunity to participate in online surveys on its Go Branded website, in a wide variety of different topics in exchange for rewards. Formerly known as MintVine, in 2017, the panel completely redesigned their website and took on the new name, 'Branded Surveys'. Branded offers its members tons of different rewards options and issues gift cards within 48 hours of transactions being processed.

New Member Bonus

New members of Branded Surveys can get a $1.00 (100 point) joining bonus by simply creating an account and taking the profile survey. After completing the survey, 100 points will be instantly credited to your account. That's a whopping 20% of the points needed for your first cash out!

Registration is quick – use your social account or email to sign up. No promo code is required to take advantage of the bonus.

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Payment and Rewards

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Earn a Payout in as Little as One Week!

Payouts on Branded Surveys range in value for surveys and can be 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 - compensating you for your time and inching you forward to your first payout, be it a cash payment, gift card or other reward.

How to Redeem Points

When you complete a survey, you will be rewarded with points and your survey answers will be sent directly to Branded Survey’s market research clients. Once you have earned a minimum of 500 approved points ($5.00 USD), a redemption button will become active in the "My Points" section of your account, allowing you to cash out your earnings and redeem your points.

Rewards

When you're ready to request a cash out from your Branded Surveys account, click the redemption button and choose from a wide variety of rewards:

  • PayPal cash payments
  • Branded Pay (bank transfer - USA only)
  • Amazon gift cards
  • Pre-paid virtual credit cards
  • Other gift cards including: eBay, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Chipotle, Airbnb, and more!

Branded Pay connects directly to your bank account, allowing you to get your hard earned cash even faster! Upon approval of your withdrawal (1-2 business days), a payout will post to your bank account within 24-48 hours (USA residents only).

Redemptions take approximately 1-2 business days to process, and all rewards are digital. Gift cards will be issued as e-gift cards, and cash payments will be sent electronically. A valid phone number may be required to verify your identity to cash out your rewards.

Promo Codes

Promo codes on Branded are available for users to input into their member accounts, and will credit accounts with free points. These promo codes are available via special contests and promotions, though they aren't available often.

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Survey Taking Experience

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Survey Lengths

The average survey on the platform takes 11 minutes to complete, but the estimated completion time will always be listed on survey invitations (which are e-mailed, or can also be found listed in your account). Not only can you take interesting surveys, but daily poll opportunities are also offered.

Many surveys, as well as the platform itself, is posted on the gobranded domain name. Go Branded is the same as Branded Surveys - it's simply what the panel uses in their url.

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 Much Points are Worth

Branded Surveys uses a very simple points conversion system. 500 points = $5 USD, so 100 points = $1. Therefore, each individual point is worth 1 cent, or $0.01. If you are located in Canada or the UK, you will receive your rewards in your local currency, in the USD equivalent.

Member's Tip! Answer questions as honestly as possible so the data collected is accurate and the surveys you qualifying for are relevant to you. This makes it much easier and enjoyable to complete surveys quicker.

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Branded Elite Program

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Branded Elite

Branded Elite is Branded Surveys’ rewards program. There are three levels of membership depending on your monthly survey activity. The badge levels are Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each badge level grants members the opportunity to earn weekly bonus points.

As you take surveys throughout the month, you can advance through Bronze, Silver and Gold badge levels. You must meet the minimum survey requirements each month to keep your badge through the next month.

  • Complete 2 surveys per calendar month for Bronze
  • Complete 10 surveys per calendar month for Silver
  • Complete 25 surveys per calendar month for Gold

Earn Weekly Rewards

As a Branded Elite badge member, you can earn a weekly bonus when you complete 12, 20 or 30 surveys per week (Monday-Sunday). Your bonus is a percentage of your total approved survey points for the week.

  • When you complete 12 surveys per week, you can earn a 5% bonus as a Bronze member, a 10% bonus as a Silver member and a 15% bonus as a Gold member.
  • When you complete 20 surveys per week, you can earn a 12% bonus as a Silver member and a 17% bonus as a Gold member.
  • When you complete 30 surveys per week, you can earn a 14% bonus as a Silver member and a 19% bonus as a Gold member.

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.

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Community Features

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Branded 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

Remain Active to Win Daily, Weekly & Monthly Prizes

Remember that for every survey you complete, you will get submitted into a 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

Log in to your account to copy your unique referral link which you can then share with friends and extended family members to increase your account balance. Receive 50 points as a gold or silver badge holder whenever your friends and family reach the silver badge status.

Is Branded Surveys Legit?

Branded Surveys is a completely legitimate paid survey site and is not a scam. Although users of the site may have different experiences, the operating company is a credible market research firm that has issued millions of dollars in rewards to its members, verifying that Branded Surveys is legit.

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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Rejected Withdrawal

September 8, 2021 by Steve from United States

I have been a member of this panel for several years from it was Mint Vine and it has been through a lot of changes majority of which are not appealing such as points for surveys been reduced, incorrect or misleading survey time, and some completed survey upon submitted and redirected back to Branded Survey told Not a Match or Quota Reached. With that been said they do pay you in a timely manner 2-3 days upon cashing out.
So the last cash out that I made, the day when I was supposed to receive my reward, my withdrawal was rejected and 74 points were deducted from my account. I accumulate couple more points and made another withdrawal and it was also rejected and then blocked from cashing out further. Also, another 74 points were deducted from my account. So I go through my earning history and there was no survey there that I completed for 74 Points but yet they deducted 74 points from my account twice in order to reject my payment each time I cashed out. As this activity was strange, I reached out to Helpdesk about the issue and was told my account was blocked for the rejected survey.
I have been a member of several other panels for several years which validates surveys and have never had any of these issues where my withdrawal has been rejected or accused of not answering surveys truthfully.

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September 7, 2021 by Darryl from United States

I can't take any surveys every time I try to reach out to them for a response they never respond back

A dishonest and unprofessional business

August 21, 2021 by ADAM from United States

I have been submitting the daily poll answers for a while and accumulated 675 points. When I requested a payout, I haven't heard back for almost 1.5 months. When I contacted the support team about this, they said it is not paid because I haven't done anything other than daily surveys and due to this they are deactivating my account. First of all, this important "rule" should have been spelled out upfront. Second, there is no need to deactivate my account, just ask me to fill out other surveys to be eligible for the payout! Third, why don't you tell me this when I request the payout and instead wait until I contact support? All of these points show that this is a very unprofessional company that is simply using deceiving tactics to still get data from you yet don't pay you anything. Very dishonest, very unprofessional. I filed a BBB complaint as well. I am really tired of these companies that will simply get your data and give you nothing in return.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on September 2, 2021

Hi Adam,
We're so sorry to hear about your experience - We do not pay out members on 100% poll completions, because these are not revenue generating surveys. This is also listed out on our Terms of Service - and we apologize if that was not explained.
NEVER PAYS!

August 15, 2021 by James from United States

So you work hard on surveys here on this site then you try to get your money and find this on your e-mail, Hello James,

Thank you for reaching out to Branded Surveys regarding your account.

We aim to ensure our community is full of attentive panelists who are able to dedicate their time to answering surveys with honesty and care.

Through a thorough review, your account was found to have violated our Terms of Service.

In order to ensure we retain quality for our partners, your account has been deactivated.

Best Regards, What alot of LIES Branded Surveys loves to tell You the people LIes! DO NOT SIGN UP TO THIS Branded Surveys. Your Real Friend in Truth and Justice for all, James.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on August 20, 2021

Hello James,
We're sorry to hear about your experience. There are many reasons your account may have become flagged, if you have questions regarding the flag, please reach out to us directly. Thank you.
DO NOT JOIN! BEWARE!!LIARS

August 3, 2021 by vanessa from United States

I HAD A VERY OLD ACCOUNT, BUT STOPPED USING THEM BECAUSE THEY STARTED NOT PAYING PEOPLE. SO I DECIDED TO TRY AGAIN. i CONTACTED THEM LAST AND THEY TOLD I WAS NOT RECEIVING SURVEYS BECAUSE OF MY DEMOGRAPHICS, THEN I DECIDED TO CREATE ANOTHER ACCOUNT JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE LYING AND THEN BOOOMMMM! I WAS RECEIVING SURVEYS AT THE NEW ACCOUNT. NOW THEY REJECTED MY PAYMENT. I WORKED JUST TO MAKE SURE AGAIN THAT THEY WERE NOT GOING TO PAY ME. THEY REJECTED MY PAYMENT LIKE THEY DID TO OTHER PEOPLE. THEY ARE STILL BAD AND TAKE MONEY FROM PEOPLE. CHECK ALL THE BAD REVIEWS FROM THEM BEFORE JOINING.
THANK GOD THEY CHANGED THEIR COMPANY NAME, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOTHING LIKE THE OLD MINTVINE!!!
THEY ALSO TOOK MONEY FROM A FRIEND OF MINE WITH AN EXCUSE OF VPN. WHAT DUMB COMPANY! DO NOT JOIN THEY DO NOT PAY AND LIE TO YOU. BEWARE

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on August 4, 2021

Hi Vanessa,
We're sorry to hear about your experience. While it currently takes 1-2 business days to process payments, as long as you maintain a valid account you should be paid.
We'd be happy to dig into this further - just reach out to us at [email protected] and ask for Hanna - Thank you.
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