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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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PAYMENTS OFFERED

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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.

Over 3 million people in the USA, Canada and UK are members of the site.

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.

Payment threshold: Receive a reward with a minimum of 500 points ($5.00) in your account.

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 and online focus groups 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, converted from USD. For instance, a $10 USD payment issued to a Canadian would be equal to approximately $12.50 CAD. $10 USD issued to a UK resident would equal approximately £8.00.

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 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. Branded also offers an affiliate program for website owners and influencers who are able to drive a large number of sign ups to the site.

Is Branded Surveys Legit or Scam?

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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 interacting with the site and taking surveys, the operating company is a credible market research firm that has issued over $33 million dollars in rewards to its 3 million members - confirming 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.

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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Branded Surveys Reviews (1386)

5 Star Reviews (642) 46.3
46.3
4 Star Reviews (206) 14.9
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3 Star Reviews (112) 8.1
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2 Star Reviews (97) 7.0
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1 Star Reviews (329) 23.7
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Stiffed me on payout

October 14, 2017 by John from Canada

Update: Received the following from MintVine on October 11:

"Hi John,

We can no longer reach AOL servers. Please advise us of another email so we can make the change. We'll reissue your payment to that account instead.

Please let us know if you have any other issues."

I provided them with an alternate email and also reminded them that there was no notice on their site informing users of this. I still have not received my payout three days later. Low rating stands.

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I am updating this review to give them no stars. I recently cashed out points for a gift card. The amount is no longer showing as pending on their site. I checked spam folders in case it was misdirected and it did not show it there. I wrote them several times and they do not provide anything more than an auto-response. I've used them before and gotten payouts but not this time.

DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM. IF I RECEIVE A SUFFICIENT EXPLANATION AND APOLOGY I WILL AMEND THIS REVIEW ACCORDINGLY.

WHAT HAPPENED

October 14, 2017 by danielle from United States

OUT OF 20 SURVEYS I GET .40 CENTS. ABOUT A MONTH AGO MINTVINE WAS MY FAVORITE SITE. NOW, I AM DISAPPOINTED. ALSO, TOO MANY YOUR-SURVEYS. AND SAMPLE CUBE. WHERE ARE YOUR OWN SURVEYS FROM BEFORE? WHY SO MANY DISQUALIFICATIONS?

rip off

September 20, 2017 by Jane from United States

they blocked me from getting my gift card
REJECTED Withdrawal Money Redeemed via Amazon Gift Card $11.4 Sep 14

I been working hard on this site doing surveys honestly and they rejected my gift card so they dont have to pay me and it was for 11:40 and I have 1932 in points and now they removed the withdraw button-- they must like to screw people over

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on September 20, 2017

We are sorry to hear about this inconvenience. Please email [email protected] so we can investigate and ensure you get your payment.
Broken ticket system, and they owe me $ from surveys...

September 6, 2017 by Addison from United States

Several tickets have gone unresolved, and their new ticket system is broken. And any pending ticket you had in just before the change will be ignored. And when you go to try and use their new "Report a Problem" function, all it does is take you to a duplicate page of the "Report a Problem" page. So there's no way to actually submit a ticket now. It's ridiculous. For one of the tickets, I finally got a hold of a rep, but then he denied owing any money. I had to reach out to the survey company MintVine contracted me out to (Confirmit/Nielsen) in order to get paid. So, MintVine basically took Confirmit/Nielsen's money, and made Confirmit/Nielsen fork out a double payment so I could get paid. Caveat emptor.

Very bad

September 1, 2017 by munir from United Kingdom

I have had problems for over 2 months and I'm not getting any help from mintvine customer service...will never trust this panel again.