CashCrate Reviews and Features

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CashCrate (the GPT program) officially shut down on April 1, 2019, however their website was converted into a directory of ways to make money online. Note that when the GPT program portion of the website was shut down, members who had not reached the minimum cashout levels were unable to redeem their balances for a final payment. Cashcrate did not offer to issue a final payment for these balances.

The website in its current state primarily exists to earn referral commissions from users. Proper privacy policies and disclosures are missing from the website. We do not recommend using the Cashcrate website.

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Cashcrate was a GPT (get-paid-to) website where you could earn cash for completing offers, doing tasks, and participating in online surveys.

How CashCrate Worked

Upon becoming a member and logging into Cashcrate, you would be presented with a variety of ways to start earning:

  • Offers – complete offers and get paid to try new products and signup for free websites and services
  • Surveys – give your opinions and earn cash for participating in research surveys
  • Shopping - get cashback on the purchases you make at hundreds of different online retailers
  • Games, contests, and more – interact with fellow Cashcraters, and earn prizes and points while you socialize and play games. Also get entries to win contests!
  • Referring friends – Cashcrate offered a generous multi-tiered referral program. Earn 20% of what your referrals earn, and an additional 10% of what your referral’s referrals earn. These levels increased to 30% of your referral’s earnings and 20% of what their referrals made, if you recruited a large number of new members. Extra cash bonuses were also offered.

Payment and Rewards

As the name implied, Cashcrate awarded cash to its members. A $20 balance was required in order to request a check or a PayPal payment. Payments took around 3-4 weeks to receive. Cashcrate had a Payment Wall gallery where members could upload images of checks and PayPal payments to prove that they really have been paid.

Community Features

Cashcrate came to be in 2002 and had over 2 million members worldwide. Thousands of dollars’ worth of checks were issued monthly (you could view these in their 'Gallery' on their website).

As per the note in red above, Cashcrate discontinued their GPT program in April of 2019. The information pertaining to their GPT program and the reviews listed below are no longer current.

Cashcrate Alternatives

If you were a member of Cashcrate, or are looking for legitimate programs to earn cash and rewards, there are hundreds of websites to choose from. A good starting point is to consult our Top Rated Survey Sites (as decided by actual survey takers) and the Top Rated GPT Sites. Alternatively, here are a few program suggestions you may wish to explore. PrizeRebel is surveys-centric, offers PayPal cash, gift cards and more. Branded Surveys offers online surveys, a great referral program, and more. Tellwut is a fun community where you can take surveys, create surveys and answer daily polls for gift cards.

CashCrate Reviews (28)

5 Star Reviews (11) 39.3
4 Star Reviews (4) 14.3
3 Star Reviews (4) 14.3
2 Star Reviews (3) 10.7
1 Star Reviews (6) 21.4

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Trustworthy and dependable for earning extra cash

December 18, 2018 by elizabeth from United States

I've earned $1,500 extra cash in a few months on CashCrate. It helps fund my small online business and other nice little extras in life. The site is easy to use and you can always ask for help on their forum should you need to. I genuinely enjoy giving my opinion in surveys and find it rewarding but I most appreciate that I can earn extra money whenever I feel like it with no specified hours or demands/deadlines. CashCrate is worthy of your trust and definitely legitimate and you can come to depend on it.

One of the best!

August 22, 2018 by Kristine from United States

I joined cashcrate on 2007 and to this day get paid every single month without any problems!

Best Survey Website

April 9, 2018 by Ankita from United States

Cashcrate is a really good website to earn some extra bucks. I have been a member since July 2016 and i make like $400-$600 per month. The surveys are very easy to complete and take anything between 5mins-30mins. I get a weekly payment in the form of check if i reach $100 each week. The cashcrate team is very helpful and answer all my queries. I have heard the referral program is good but i still haven't tried it. I have never missed a payment till date. All and all i am very much satisfied with Cashcrate and would recommend to others who want some extra cash each month.

One of the best

July 19, 2015 by Elizabeth from United States

I have been a member of CashCrate since the 90's and they are out of this world with surveys, emails and various other activities to earn with. Your information is protected and they treat their members right and pay as described and on time.

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July 3, 2015 by Katie from United States

I have been with cash crate for almost 3 years. have made anywhere between $20-80.00 a month in surveys. the company goes above and beyond to help you . gives 10% more on surveys on the holidays. what other companies do that.