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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

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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.
Miserable payments

July 7, 2021 by Andreina from United Kingdom

After spend many minutes and hours to complete 500 points to complete my withdrawal they pay me only 3,56£. this is not a job how they make you believe

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on July 12, 2021

Hello Andreina,
We're sorry to hear that you had a negative experience.
Remember, 500 points equals $5 USD - which is then converted into your current country currency. We do apologize if there was any misunderstanding around this.
Disqualified

June 15, 2021 by Christopher from United States

EVERY survey I try and participate in I either get a message that the survey is closed or after spending several minutes answering demographic questions I get a notice I am not qualified. This is frustrating but also a waste of my time - which is valuable to me, but apparently not to this survey site. As such I decided to stop wasting time on the site and cash out points I have earned to date. However, there was no option for me to cash out my points. As other reviews have stated my response from customer service was;
"Hello Christopher,
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,
Since I did provide much time and attention to completion of the surveys I find the generic response and condescending tone insulting.
***Update: I received the follow response from Branded Surveys;

... While our systems verify and ensure an active and valid panelist base, systematic blocks are not always 100% accurate.

Our team has reviewed your account information and deem your account to be in good standing with Branded Surveys. As such, we have re-activated your account. You may now easily utilize your account and participate in more point-earning opportunities...

I appreciate the organization taking time to research and follow up with me but with so many other survey sites I decided to cash out my points and close my account.

Surveys never credit anymore

May 29, 2021 by Andrea from United Kingdom

I hae been with Branded Surveys for a very long time (when they were called Mintvine) and have never had a problem until this last month. Every single survey I complete does not credit. Even if they survey says "you have completed this survey" and spent a long time completing it I still get no points. I have put in tickets but have had no reply, I've tagged them on social media but nothing from them. I have been taking surveys (not just this site) for years and have never given false information. Once i get to the next cash out (if that happens) I will be closing my account.

ETA: I have had my points credited. I have just taken a survey and completed it but guess what? I got the same "Survey not a match" message. I am done with this site,

Just got my Gold

May 27, 2021 by Mark from Canada

Badge in Branded Surveys they sent me congrats but they also say there are no more surveys to be done. Go to partner sites and qualify for more. I go there and peanutlabs redirects to them and i get a permanent account suspension for what???? How have I offended you poor people??? Ridiculous.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on May 28, 2021

Hello Mark,
It sounds like you're referring to a Peanut Labs flag. Unfortunately, since they are third party, we are unable to access their system to see why you've been flagged - we do apologize that we were unable to remedy that on our end.
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