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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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No more surveys from them

July 5, 2017 by ludwig from United States

I was reading the previous reviews and i have the same problem, I have been taking surveys with them, I think since their beginning. Recently i stop receiving mails with surveys invitations, the payment button disappears, i wrote several mails to support but the only answer I get is that the problem is due to the use of proxy or I am out of the country,i even send the images of my fixed IP location with several ip locator , and no proxy server used, and still have the same problem, really very disappointment.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on July 5, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we will continue to investigate this issue.
Never received reward for completed survey -getting the run around

June 23, 2017 by Ann Marie from United States

I received an e-mail from Mintvine about an in store follow up survey at Target that could only be done on a tablet/smartphone that paid $15.
That day I went to my local Target and completed the survey. I took pics of the screen showing the message that I completed it and would receive my reward. However when I clicked the continue button to redirect to Mintvine I got an error message.
When I got home I was upset to check my account and see that I did not get credit. I replied to the survey invite e-mail and was informed by Precision Sample that I had completed the survey and to log into my account and my incentive would be there. It wasn't.
I contacted Mintvine and was told to contact Precision Sample again.
I have gone back and forth with both Mintvine and Precision Sample for 3 weeks and they both keep pointing the finger at the other one.
Meanwhile I have never received my $15 reward.
Very disappointed in Mintvine for not immediately correcting this and making it my responsibility to fix this mess.

Not worth the hassle

June 21, 2017 by Luise from United States

This site was fun at first, but I'm quickly growing frustrated. First off, this site is not mobile friendly. Half the surveys are not devised for mobile devices - why can't they tell you that in the survey invitation, so you can just skip it? Of all the surveys I'm invited to, I complete maybe 10 percent; of those, I actually get credit for half, if I'm lucky. Filling out the report forms does no good - you get a minuscule percentage of the points promised for completion. For instance, I completed a 300-point survey, but didn't get credit. I had taken a screen shot of the "thanks you've completed the survey"" page, and sent it along with my report. I was awarded 5 points. Woo-hoo. Customer service is non-existent. It may be time to collect my payout and move on.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on June 21, 2017

We are sorry to hear about your issues through MintVine. Please email [email protected] so we can investigate and ensure you get your earned points.
Pay problems

June 17, 2017 by Tara from United States

I have not received my pay out and it has been over a month and it is my first pay out. I have left two emails for "customer service" and have not received one response. It says it has been processed yet I haven't received it or a response from customer service as to what they're doing about it. There is no number to talk to a human being. The one listed about takes you to State Farm. I am not pleased at all and I never leave reviews. And since I left my message I received the general email updated we all get so I know they are emailing just ignoring my request!

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on June 18, 2017

Payments take 3-5 business days to process and, depending on your payment method, may have gone to your spam folder. Please email [email protected] so we can investigate and thank you for your feedback.
Used to be good, but....

June 2, 2017 by Jenni from United States

This used to be a great site, but not anymore. I was a member for about 6 months, and I've been paid about $300. They used to have a lot of surveys, but that all changed in mid-May. Something happened where there were hardly any surveys, and the ones that appeared would reach quota very quickly. I used to be able to complete 6-10 surveys each day, but now I can hardly get 1 or 2. I finally got an available survey, then finished it only to be disqualified for rushing through. Well, OF COURSE I rushed through--I had to finish before the quota was filled. I answered all the security questions correctly, and was still DQ. So I'm damned if I do, and damned if I don't. That was the last straw, so I cancelled my account.

I guess the surveys go to other survey companies first, then go to Mintvine only after they're almost full. How else can they can be over quota within a few seconds after becoming available on Mintvine?

Like I said, they'll pay you--they're not a scam, but there aren't enough surveys anymore to get the $10 needed for payout. At this point, I don't know why they're accepting new members. There aren't even enough surveys for the old members.
You can still earn 5 points/day by doing the daily poll, and eventually you'll reach payout.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on June 2, 2017

We are working to ensure a large quantity of surveys are always available for our valued panelists. We apologize for your negative experience, and thank you for your feedback.
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