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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.


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Once you have earned a minimum of 1,000 points, you will have the option to redeem your points for cash or gift cards. Choose any amount over $10.00. Gift cards are awarded in $10.00 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 survey site that offers users the opportunity to answer online surveys in exchange for rewards including cash and gift cards. Membership is available to those living in the USA, Canada and UK.

How Branded Surveys Works

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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, simply create an account and take the profile survey. After completing the survey, 100 points will be instantly credited to your account. That's 10% of the points required 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 1000 approved points, 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.


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 (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

Branded Surveys available surveys

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. 1000 points = $10 and 100 points = $1. Therefore, each individual point is worth 1 cent, or $0.01.

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

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.

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.

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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 with it, Branded Surveys is legit.

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

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Branded Surveys Reviews (794)

5 Star Reviews (258) 32.5
4 Star Reviews (107) 13.5
3 Star Reviews (74) 9.3
2 Star Reviews (78) 9.8
1 Star Reviews (277) 34.9

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Terrible Customer Service

October 28, 2020 by Chris from United States

Branded Surveys used to be an excellent site for taking surveys. Over the past few years, they continuously deny the survey taker points owed. The customer service is terrible now and it is hardly worth logging in and taking a survey these days. I only do it when I am bored and have a little time to waste.

I highly recommend to find another survey site that does not have all these issues. Dealing with Branded Surveys is a headache now, and they waste more time and money going back and forth with needless email messages, then to just award the user the points honestly owed. They have lost their integrity and cannot be trusted. Steer clear of this shady company!

they take a lot

October 27, 2020 by John from United Kingdom

they take your reward when you cash in
wow, just found out they take a huge amount of your reward money , when you cash in . They not only take their commission, Which is 23p for every pound,,, Every other survey company on the planet, pay , 1 point for 1p , 100 points = £1.. But branded they only pay 100 points = 77p, so they take 23p for every pound you cash in, and then, they take even more for paypal,, and each time they will take more the next time, lying about paypal rates for that day,, pay pal do not change their rates,, they charge the same rate every day... branded survey are not to be trusted . DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ,,, THEY TAKE A LARGE AMOUNT OF YOUR CASH REWARD. So the survey companies agree to pay you the set amount, and branded surveys then break the terms and conditions by taking a large portion away from it when you cash it in ... and they are getting paid by the survey companies,, so basically , they are getting paid twice.The survey companies pay them and then they take a large amount from us, when we cash in .. I am going to report this to every survey company and let them know, branded are taking our money

Branded Surveys responded to this review on November 3, 2020

Hi John,

We're sorry to hear that you had a negative experience. You're right that we pay in your country currency. We are a US based company, so we conduct all our exchanges in US currency. When you redeem, you receive the amount via USD, which is then converted into your country currency.
They take away points

October 18, 2020 by Timothy from United States

Took a survey on 29 August, requested payment of $10 7 September which was approved around the 30 September requested another $10, was disapproved due to the fact a survey on 29 August have been disapproved. Waited a whole month to tell me that it was disapproved. Also do the survey for 150 points completed it received no points filed a complaint find what happened showed screenshots, they stated up is correct and complete the survey but only refunded 40 point. So I sent an e-mail point is out and told them to close my account, They said they did. Trust at your own risk. I forgot to tell you they told me they canceled my account but I'm still receiving e-mails to take their surveys so they really did not cancel my account.

Branded Surveys responded to this review on October 28, 2020

Hi Timothy,

We're sorry that you had issues here - it can take up to 48 hours to be unsubscribed - you shouldn't have received any further communication. Thank you.
They screw you over!!!!

October 8, 2020 by Amber from United States

They screw you over out your hard work. worse survey panel ever needs to be cancelled and discounted. waste of time if they get their feelings hurt by your response or comments they handle it. what the heck kind of company is this but supposedly our opinion matters won't even let you cash out I recommend to no one!!!

Branded Surveys responded to this review on October 9, 2020

Hi Amber,

We're sorry you had a negative experience. We take the quality of our community very seriously, which is why your account was flagged. We do apologize for any inconvenience.
Rare to complete a survey

September 18, 2020 by Frances from United States

An example of what it has been for me with Branded is the tally of the last three days. Survey invitations sent daily 20-24, surveys available from those 20-24 surveys - 0. Surveys I have attempted to do daily at Branded - 20-24. Surveys I have completed out of the 20-24 - 0. Times I have been switched from invitation chosen at Branded's site, 95%. Times I have been switched several times before getting the "Finding you a survey 90%. Add all these to six days a week trying to do surveys for the past many months - numbers that would blow you mind.