Branded Surveys Reviews and Features

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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 credited to your account.

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.

Survey Taking Experience

Earn Points for Survey Disqualifications

If you are disqualified from completing a survey, you will be credited with additional points for your attempt which will be based on the points value of the survey.

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.

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

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 13 years of age and older

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Redeeming Points

January 25, 2020 by Rosalie from Canada

I still have not been contacted by Branded Survey as they stated that they tried to reach out to me.

It appears that there are lots of unhappy people with their site.

I am totally there with them on that.

Account Health

Lose the strength because I do surveys too fast - know the questions before they even come up so dont have to even think of the answers. I now only do the daily poll - all the other surveys are a waste of time. Get nothing for doing them.

Absolute trash

January 23, 2020 by Sean from United States

Don't use this site... It is a complete joke and they take advantage of users. After years of using mint vine and now Branded Surveys, every time I try to make a withdrawal lately it gets cancelled and somehow, a large point survey is suspiciously 'cancelled' even though I've participated and spent my time.

Over the rears I've completed home tests, face to face studies, skype and long term focus groups. Since the rebrand, the points for surveys has drastically gotten worse, with a few cents for 30 minutes work.

I've even contacted directly, companies using their services to enquire if the points they're offering to complete market research for them is fair and legit. For example, they offered 20cents for participation in a 35 minute survey for NYU. I contacted the survey research lead at NYU and they directly sent me $5, saying they "won't use them" going forward as 35 cents was not what they were expecting participant's to be taking at all.

For those of you still members of Branded, as yourself, is spending 15 minutes on a survey for 30 cents worth it? No, you're worth more than that.

Compared to other sites such as opinion world and, the points awarded using Branded is becoming a joke and completely unfair.

Furthermore, they consistently make you work hard to rectify errors from their system which mean you're not getting points. The fact that the past 2 times I've tried to withdraw money have been cancelled, after years of no issues at all. As soon as I can get access to the money I'm entitled to, in deleting this account. Don't use them at all. Go elsewhere.

Oh and I've found the companies execs on LinkedIn - so if you want to make a direct complaint, I'd suggest going to the top! The customer service is terrible.

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I have to say, my experience of Branded Surveys is consistently getting worse. This is coming from someone who's been a regular survey taker on a number of panels for 16 years - during which time I've taken part in tests/focus groups/month long research amongst other things. I put in the effort and do so with honesty - something lacking here at 'BS'.

I spend far too long getting screened-out compared with other panels I've used in the past. I've looked at the past seven days - and I've been screened out of 211 surveys, of which 38 were over quota meaning I started or even completed a survey but was not given a payout/full payout.

How many surveys was I able to complete...... 38!!!! That is ridiculous, that's a 15% success rate - in other words for every 20 surveys you try to take, only 3 will be successful.

Customer service has been unapologetic and poor, with consistent bugs and errors resulting in not receiving payment for your surveys. Often you respond to an email and get a robotic answer, they don't even take the time to fully read your complaint.

Personally, I think this is a panel that is questionable. The reality is that Branded Surveys gets a payment from their client for every survey taken, they take a cut and pass on part of that payment to the panellist as compensation.

So when you spend hours on surveys and these 'errors' take place, the Market Research client gets their data, Branded Surveys gets their payment, and the panellist gets nothing but the feeling that they've spent time on something for nothing, haven been taken advantage of!

The lack of payout on high-reward surveys that take a long time (20-60mins) is so consistent, it's a joke. The tech team then require you to provide a screenshot to prove you've taken the survey. There have been a number of occasions where I have taken screenshots because I know what their system is like - and even THEN they say 'we have no record of you taking this survey'!

I'm being conservative when I estimate I've lost out on approx. $35-40 worth of points in combination of the larger payout surveys and the multiple small payouts. You're expected to screenshot EVERY survey to PROVE you did indeed take it. THEN, even if you do send the screenshot - you still won't get compensated!! They're having a laugh at our expense while taking their cut!

The points system is simple - 1000 points is $10, which is the minimum required to withdraw. However many of the surveys pay extremely low for the amount of time you're putting in.

I am going to finish out the tax year with Branded - then close my account. I wouldn't recommend them to real survey takers who put in time and effort, like myself. Steer clear, and don't waste your time!

Edited review

January 22, 2020 by Darren from United Kingdom

Have since found Branded to be untrustworthy and underhanded as are their so called partner survey sites. Avoid.

very poor

January 19, 2020 by phil from United Kingdom

Since the above site changed from mintvine it has gone downhill fast, they used to give 10 points (now 5 for daily poll,started marking you bronze,silver or gold badge.on the dashboard, rejecting surveys saying you are rushing them. If you are on pc when survey comes in 90% of the time you cannot do it. Also when it was mintvine you used to get 30 points fairly regularly if you could not do certain surveys. Not worth the time and effort.

Branded Surveys responded to this review on January 23, 2020

Hi Phil,

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience. We did make some changes, both the elite action chart and leaderboard focus on rewarding members who are engaged and involved. We hope you can take advantage of this!
Won't pay out. File complaint with my State's AG

January 11, 2020 by Danielle from United States

This used to be a great survey site when it was mintvine. Now I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I took a 2 point questionnaire. My status went from "excellent" to "poor" because I answered the question "what do you like most about taking surveys" with the answer "earning rewards". Apparently, that wasn't a sufficient answer. I received an email immediately chastising me for rushing or using incomplete sentences. Next time, I will write a novel.

I have been a member of branded surveys for 3.5 years. Early on it was pretty good. Over the past 6 months or so, I find that even after I complete surveys, I am not given the points. The surveys are often longer than they claim they will be. And the opportunity for points has decreased.

The final straw for me was last week when I went to cash out $38 and they denied me and told me I was not longer a member because I took surveys "too fast". WHAT???? I have always attempted to answer honestly. I wasn't warned, just booted when I went to cash out. The timing of that is highly suspicious.

I filed a complaint with my State's attorney general.