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.

If you'd like to leave your comments or would like to discuss CashCrate, please do so on the SurveyPolice forum.

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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Banned for Life!!!!!!

December 14, 2018 by Shelly from United States

Yes!!!! They did!!! For nothing !!!! I asked a question about a contest I had no idea had just ended. And got banned one the parts of Cashcrate. The largest part!!! Have been a member for 2 years!!! Sorry they felt that way!!!!! Do not ask any question on this site! No matter how small you might think it is!!!!! They will ban you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CashCrate responded to this review on December 14, 2018

We never ban members from anything for asking questions. We love hearing from members and assisting them. We reviewed your account and are not seeing any blocks on our end. Please reach out to us via a support request ( ) and let us know what you've been blocked from. It's possible a survey provider has blocked you from something on their end and we'd be glad to look into this for you. Support will reply to the email address on your CashCrate account.
SECURITY BREACH:User/Passwords on darknet

August 18, 2018 by kris from United States

CashCrate apparently doesn't take security seriously. As of 8/14 I have received a CreditWise report of my email and password on the darkweb from CashCrate. CashCrate did not bother with any notification. I discontinued using these guys years ago, very low quality activities and it extends to operations. CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS!!

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CashCrate responded to this review on August 23, 2018

CashCrate has recently received a handful of messages from our valued members, regarding notification by third parties about a breach of their data originating from CashCrate. Notices were issued via our website, blog, and via e-mail notifications at the time the breach was discovered in June 2017. Additional details about the breach are available here ( We take our security very seriously, and we spent a lot of time internally and externally investigating, adding new security procedures and tightening existing ones. We apologize if you did not see the notifications that were sent and posted in 2017 and understand the concern this has caused you.
Just s waste of time

April 8, 2018 by Rockwell from United States

Get rejected for most surveys. Half an hour to get one survey. Games are nice but playing for a penny a game is ridiculous. The rest is just junk so unscrupulous web hunters can get your information and flood your in box with total junk.

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CashCrate responded to this review on April 8, 2018

We are sorry you have not enjoyed your experience with us so far. Please contact us directly by submitting a support request ( ). We'd be glad to take a look at your account and offer any assistance that we can.

If you completed cash offers on our site and provided an email address, you are giving the company(s) sponsoring the offer your permission to contact you.

Surveys are based on demographics such as your interests, occupation, where you live, etc. The survey providers want to make sure the surveys are done by the people most qualified for each particular topic. New surveys come out all the time, so if you don't qualify for many now, chances are you'll be able to qualify for more in the future. As you complete more surveys, survey companies attempt to better match you to surveys that you may qualify for.
Waste of Time

April 2, 2018 by Cinque from United States

This GPT (Get Paid To) program is a waste of time do to the following reasons...

1) Surveys on this site are extremely picky. You will get filtered out, or disqualified from %90 of their surveys on this site. It's very discouraging, and a very frustrating way to earn money online.

2) Extremely low incentives. When you get filtered out of a survey you get absolutely nothing in return.

3) Twenty to thirty minute surveys that will either disqualify you at the very end, or redirect you to another survey at the very end and not give you credit.

4) It will take months, or a whole year before you have enough money (20.00$) to cash out.

5) This website is boring!

If I could give them 0 / 5 stars I would. Ignore the person doing damage control on here! They get paid to only say nice things.

Update: I would highly recommend going to instead. They have a much better GPT program! You get paid $0.02 for clicking on their emails, $0.05 each time you use their search function, and get scratch off credits for every survey that you do even if you get filtered out. They also have daily trivia that will give you scratch off credits as well.

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CashCrate responded to this review on April 3, 2018

We're very sorry you're unhappy with our site. Please feel free to reach out to us. We'd be glad to take a look at your account and see if we can offer some tips on qualifying to you.

We do have members making payout and more every month. CashCrate also has a proven payment history and we've been paying our members for over a decade. Please feel free to see our Payment Wall where members post the payments they receive from us:

Surveys are based on demographics such as the location you live in, your interests, etc. Surveys may also contain control type questions, asking you to provide a specific answer, etc. If an incorrect answer is given, that can cause a disqualification as well. Consistency in answers for that survey and across other surveys may also be taken into consideration.

We respond to member concerns on Survey Police and also on our own site via our support platform. Please submit a support request here and we'd be glad to take a look at your account: Thanks.

Update: We see you updated your review. Our team is discussing your concerns and again, please reach out to us through our support page so we can try to make things right for you.
Payment by cheque

February 6, 2016 by Paul from Australia

I spent many hours completing reviews for Cashcrate. They sent a cheque for just over $21. Banks in Australia charge $20 to handle an international deposit. Sent an email of complaint that they do not have Paypal as an option, or vouchers, as is common on many sites, but never received a response. Cashcrate is not suitable for anyone outside the USA. A lot of work for no return