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 a 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 13 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
  • 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!

You can get paid 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). This withdrawal method was formally known as Branded Pay.

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.

Branded Surveys App

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Take Surveys from Your Phone

Branded Surveys offers a mobile app that is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, giving both iPhone and Android users the opportunity to take surveys from their phone.

The app functions almost identically to the Branded Surveys website, making it intuitive and easy to use. Receive survey notifications directly onto your phone via push notifications, instead of having to sort through email. When you receive a push notification from the app, simply click the survey alert and you will automatically be brought to the survey start page.

Use the Branded Surveys app just as you would the website - take surveys, check your account balance, and redeem your rewards whenever ready.

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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 $34 million dollars in rewards to its 13 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.

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Branded Surveys Reviews (1523)

5 Star Reviews (713) 46.8
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4 Star Reviews (223) 14.6
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3 Star Reviews (122) 8.0
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2 Star Reviews (109) 7.2
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1 Star Reviews (356) 23.4
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What a rip off

September 12, 2016 by Sandy from Canada

You wait the allotted time for your payout then it never comes. You contact support and they just keep saying check your spam folder, but guess what no payment is there either. BEWARE

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on September 12, 2016

MintVine sends payments 3-5 business days after requested. We will do everything we can to remedy issues that may delay this and in certain cases it is due to email settings.
Frustrating, inconsistent and takes ages for points to turn green

August 8, 2016 by Eric from United Kingdom

This survey site takes ages for your survey points to be approved and green. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE TO STRAIGHT AFTER COMPLETING A SURVEY, NOT 2 WEEKS AFTER!

Not only that, it is also very frustrating and inconsistent because you can be partially paid for a survey if it is not suitable for you, whereas, you won't get any payment if the survey is closed. The latter being the more annoying thing about surveys on here because you don't know if it's closed until you answer a few questions and just being a waste of time. I can totally imagine some shouting at their computers when this happens! THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE AS WELL!

Another thing with this site is that you have to tick 3 boxes every time you find a new survey available that says that you have to agree not to rush etc. This gets annoying after a while considering that none of the other survey sites are like this. ANOTHER THING THAT NEEDS CHANGING!

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on August 8, 2016

We are sorry to hear that you have had negative experiences with MintVine. There are certain practices we need to take in order to ensure a positive experience for both our members and survey providers.

In order to determine if data gathered from surveys is legitimate, answers are reviewed over a period lasting up to 2 weeks. Once cleared, the points are approved on member accounts. The date in which they are approved is stated in the member transactions screen.

We require some pre qualifying questions to ensure that members are in the appropriate demographic for each survey so members do not spend too much time on a survey that they will not end up qualifying for. The 3 boxes before each survey are meant to remind members of the survey process in order to increase the level of successful survey completions.
Hit or Miss

July 18, 2016 by Dan from United States

I've been with this site for a few months and I have been able to cash out a few times BUT cashing out can become a chore. First, there are the surveys where your payout is delayed by a couple of weeks THEN once that has passed and you want to cash out, you're looking at about ANOTHER WEEK to obtain YOUR money while MintVine has had access to it all along. I don't like this tactic. One other thing to consider is the fact that if you have ANY questions, I wish you luck getting someone from MintVine to respond. They are NOT very responsive no matter what anyone says. Use this weak ass site at YOUR OWN RISK but you have been warned.

Disqualifying

July 6, 2016 by kathryn from United States

Mint Vine is starting to ask for way too much information before disqualifying one from a survey. In effect they are getting the information they can use without paying us for it. Spread the word.

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Branded Surveys responded to this review on July 6, 2016

We are sorry to hear you are experiencing this frustration. We are continuously working to ensure that members are qualified for the surveys they enter.
Was good, then went to terrible

May 23, 2016 by Salvatore from United States

When I first began, only a couple of months ago, I found many surveys, qualified for the average number (you know how these sites are), and got my reward.

Now I get into the surveys, and more often than not, when I've answered every single question and finished, I get a message telling me the survey is not longer available. No points, just too bad for you. AFTER I've completed it.

To be fair, I've contacted support a couple of times, and on both occasions they gave me some points - then asked for screenshots (of what?) so they can diagnose the problem. But I can not, will not, do this after every single survey I finish. In the last four days I've finished 8 surveys, and 6 of them gave no points because they "weren't available any longer".

This is a site that tells members Not To Rush Through Surveys, and that there is a -minimum- time for completion. They need to invest in better participant tracking software..... assuming that this isn't working exactly as intended.