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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August 20, 2017 by sam from United States

Cash crate is a very frustrating way to make any money. When I am able to qualify for a survey in which is one out of twenty, it seems like I reach the very end and then get disqualified. What a frustrating sequence this is. I wrote to their customer service department and their reply was basically worthless. I am not going to waste my time anymore with this worthless survey site.

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CashCrate responded to this review on August 20, 2017

We are very sorry you had a frustrating experience with us. Please reach out to us again and we'll see if we can make it right for you.

Unfortunately, surveys are looking for specific demographics such as your age, employment, interests, etc. Sometimes it can be tougher to qualify for a survey than others.

Please feel free to reply to the original support issue you submitted or submit a new one and we'd be glad to try and assist. Thanks.
Successful Surveys

July 3, 2017 by Stanley from United States

I seems no matter how fast I reply to a survey, I am not qualified or quota is full. This has been going on for a few months.

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CashCrate responded to this review on July 3, 2017

We now have the ability to respond to concerns posted here.

We are sorry you've had trouble completing/qualifying for surveys. Survey companies have a limited amount of money to pay for people to do their surveys. So they have to make sure that the surveys are done by the people most qualified for each particular topic. Some surveys are looking for people with specific tastes, other surveys may be looking for people in specific places, with specific interests, etc.

As you complete surveys, survey providers also attempt to better match you according to the demographic information you've provided. Just to note: Going through a survey too quickly or providing inconsistent answers from survey to survey can also cause disqualifications. We're not saying that's the case here, but we have seen others disqualified because of it.

If you have any additional concerns or questions, please submit a support request on the main CashCrate site and we'd be glad to take a closer look at your account.
Only Good For The Daily 3 cents Check In

October 14, 2016 by Ben from United States

I have been a member with Cash Crate for about a month and they are very bad. One morning, I watched about 2 hours worth of commercial videos totaling up to a promised $8 incentive. However, that money never went into my cash crate account and I was cheated out of it. I contacted them and they claimed there was nothing they can do if the client decided not to pay. BS! Therefore, the only thing that I do on their site that I actually get credit for (and only works on certain days) is the daily "3 cent check in". So I figure perhaps I'd reach the $20 cash out minimum in about 5 years from now. They claim if you "check in" every day, they will give you a 50 cents bonus, however they intentionally rig their site to only allow the 3 cent "check in" to work on certain days. Beware!


July 4, 2016 by Doug from United States

This site will pay you if you click on the right stuff. I thought I'd cash out once and quit but It was still easy to make money.

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