Branded Surveys Reviews and Features

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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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going from bad to worse

November 3, 2018 by steven from United States

now i answered the questions they used to pay 6 points for and got 1 point. i clicked on a 20 point 4 minute survey and was sent to qualtrics who told me it was a 20 minute survey and we all know if qualtrics says 20 minutes it is closer to 40. a message to management----when are planning to initiate these new systems you have been alluding to-----you took a great site and destroyed it-----how do you think we all feel about our very sharp pay cut----i cashed out recently just to make sure i had my money before you disappeared

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on November 5, 2018

Thank you for your note Steven!

We are currently in the process of revamping our Loyalty Program which is why you have seen a change in points. While the poll streak and poll history are no longer offered at the time, your daily poll is still available for you to take! We are looking forward to sharing more exciting changes to our Loyalty Program and will keep you informed as new opportunities appear. If you are looking for more opportunities to earn points, we recommend taking a look at the offer wall and begin engaging in some of those point-generating activities.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for being a loyal Branded Surveys community member!
Terrible Customer Service

October 27, 2018 by Sari from Canada

I have a had problem with stolen points and my account information fraudulently changed, but customer service has done nothing to help

Update: Have sent several more emails asking for help, and they have all been ignored. Don't trust!

Horrible

October 26, 2018 by alyssa from United States

Whoever took over Mintvine turned it into complete crap. They took all of the good things about this site away. It isn't even worth it anymore. Especially when you have to wait 10 days to get your points after completing a survey

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on October 29, 2018

Alyssa, we are sorry to hear that you feel this way. We have simply rebranded from Mintvine to Branded Surveys and do our very best to create a fun environment where our users can earn extra cash and rewards!
No longer "good"

October 25, 2018 by Christine from United States

Used to be great, lot of surveys, easy to track your points, easy to request payout. Seem like they are no longer functioning, at least for me. I can't do anything on the site other than look at it :(

What a Sham

September 27, 2018 by Patricia from United States

First you do lots of surveys to get some of those points for cash....then you realize 3/4 of them are "pending". Pending, pending, pending and at their discretion they will mark many of them that were 40 to 80 points invalid and give you about 6 pts. I'm on several other survey sites and NONE of them work this way and NONE of them have "pending" points...when you reach a certain amount, you cash in!!! I have done the last survey I will ever do for these charlatans and I warn you this is how they operate! You don't need this...go elsewhere!

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on September 29, 2018

Patricia, we are sorry to hear about your experience. It is necessary for us to hold completed survey points in a pending state until we receive verification from the client that all responses received from the user are usable and not flagged as fraudulent. It is a necessary step for us to take for security reasons and is simply something we cannot skip. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
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