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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 qualify 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.

You can learn more and find out what Branded Surveys users think of the platform in the reviews section below.

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

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Branded Surveys Reviews (1231)

5 Star Reviews (547) 44.4
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4 Star Reviews (183) 14.9
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3 Star Reviews (101) 8.2
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2 Star Reviews (88) 7.1
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1 Star Reviews (312) 25.3
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down and down deeper and down

May 2, 2019 by keith from United Kingdom

Like many other reviews I am disgusted with this site. They have reduced the points until it is no longer worth even trying them. If this was not enough they have done two more things. Firstly they have reduced the points even more I am now getting surveys where the reward is less than 1 cent per minute. Secondly they are no doubt having some problems getting participants where the points are so low so they have a new trick in lying about the length of the survey. Take two examples today survey Indigo Little frog the invite said 20 points for a 5 min survey the first page of the survey said 20 mins. Or survey Malacite Alive Beluga stated as a 6 minute survey for 38 points the first page stated that the survey would take 25 mins. These are not just small underestimates. No doubt BS will reply that users should report this that is bull I reported a similar problem last week asking for comments no reply just a 2 point reward given. Come on BS cut the hype you are undoubtedly the worst site I have come across you seem determined to cheat and or lie to maximise your profits and treat your panel with utter contempt.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on May 2, 2019

Hello Keith,

We do appreciate your feedback here - we did make some adjustments to our dashboard so that our members have more control over the surveys they take. If a survey does not meet your needs, or is too low of a value for the amount of time, simply skip to the next available survey.

Thank you!
Not Worth It Anymore!

April 11, 2019 by Cinque from United States

This survey site is not worth it anymore! It use to be a decent survey site. They use to give you 5/6 points when you got disqualified from a survey. Sometimes they would even give you 30 points if got disqualified from a lot of surveys. Now they only give you 2/3 points every so often (most of the surveys don't give you any points). The site now has an extremely low incentive--This the reason why I unsubscribed.

Not Much Value Anymore

February 28, 2019 by Catherine from United States

I posted a good review previously but now let me join the chorus of reviewers here who wax nostalgic about MintVine and lament what that site has become since it sold its soul to Branded. It's unconscionable that so many surveys pay less than 25 points (= 25 pennies) even when they take 15 to 25 minutes of your time. For a 3-8 minute survey, I will do it but no longer will I accept such a small reward for a lengthy survey. My monthly earnings with this site have been reduced by 75%.

Branded is also horrendously klutzy and inconsistent. Sometimes you are sent directly to a survey, other times to a screen that says "We are finding you a survey" and then when it finally loads, 90% of the time I get DQ'd -- and then there is another klutzy process before you get a chance to try again. It's a misery.

As for their new rewards system, I find it hard to understand. Once I did get an email telling me I'd been awarded 100 points but I didn't see them added. If I had to activated those points somehow, it wasn't explained.

The upshot is that Branded is the last on my list of survey sites to visit a day. I belong to four others. I would advise anyone and everyone who is still with this company to skip all survey that reward less than 30 points. Otherwise, they will continue to take advantage of us.

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BELOW IS MY GOOD REVIEW AND I RECANT IT!

I've been taking surveys with Branded, and its previous site MintVine, for about 16 months and each month I earn $35-$40. That's not too bad, especially since I will never qualify for surveys on certain topics such as automotive (no car), chain restaurants (don't use them), or parenting (no kids). There are some frustrations, without a doubt. It's awful when you take a long survey, and do it diligently, and then get a message that the survey is "over quota." They need to make an agreement with their clients that any survey taker accepted in to a survey will be able to finish that survey and receive credit.

I have had some very cordial email encounters with Amit, who has usually given me credit for a survey when I've had a problem. But I don't always report problems because, alas, there are so many of them, so many "over quota" problems and issues with surveys that break down after a certain point.

I have no issues whatsoever with payment. I feel that the points are credited in a decent amount of time and the monies paid out fairly quickly. They are far better at approving points than, say, ClearVoice, where the points seem to take forever to clear.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on March 4, 2019

Hello Catherine,
We'd like to apologize for your negative experience. We appreciate that you've taken the time to provide your feedback, as this can only help us to improve for our members.
You're right, it can be frustrating when you receive a "DQ" for a survey, we apologize as sometimes our partners may be looking for a specific demographic.
We did make some changes to our loyalty program. Our members now get a percentage payout based on their involvement with surveys!
We also increased our leaderboard frequency payout and the frequency of random prize payout.
Both the elite action chart and leaderboard focus on rewarding users who are engaged and involved.
We hope that you can take advantage of these changes!
Go to Survey Site - Now Gone

February 24, 2019 by Doreen from United States

Well, last year I rated this a 5-star favorite survey site, and I patiently tried to wait out their changes and adjustments to the points while reading the comments here with increasing dismay, thinking they would straighten things out.
I finally unsubscribed yesterday - the reasons were the following: the qualifying questionnaires that would take you to endless loops of "you've qualified for a survey" only to spend 10 minutes on that survey to be told "sorry you don't qualify", but you do qualify for this one, repeat, repeat, with not one point to show for it after 15-20 minutes. The final straw was having points removed from my rating (which had always been very high) due to a "security" issue. When I emailed them, I received the standard "sorry, it could have been a problem with the survey". It just seems to me they've stopped listening to their participants, and are showing no respect for the time put in by participants (25 points for 20 minute surveys, no points for disqualification, etc). I was sorry to unsubscribe, but didn't feel as though my participation was valued any longer.

My review from summer 2018 is below.

I've been with Mintvine, and now Branded Surveys for a few years. They sometimes award points for disqualifications, there is a poll question daily that gives points, survey invitations come daily, and although you have to wait for points to be reviewed and awarded, they are responsive if you have an issue. Very pleased with this site.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on February 25, 2019

Hello Doreen,

We're very sorry to hear about the issues you faced recently. We try our best to match you to as many surveys as possible, and it could have been that our partners had enough responses from your specific demographic. We apologize, as we realize this can be frustrating.

You are correct that not all surveys give disqualification points, and we value your feedback on this.

We hope you reconsider and continue taking surveys with Branded.
waste of time

February 19, 2019 by shellie from United States

omg...this site is a joke...when it was mintvine it was ok at least now the surveys from peanutlabs and offertoro should be banned....they never let you qualify...why waste peoples time....then the waiting to get credit is even worse..pending...pending...pending....dont waste your time people

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on February 20, 2019

Hi Shellie,

Though its not the kind of review we want to see, we do thank you for leaving your feedback for us. We're sorry to hear that you've had a bad experience.
While we understand the pending period can be a bit frustrating, our partners have to ensure that the answers they receive are accurate and not fraudulent, we do apologize for any inconveniences here.
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