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MintVine

343 4th Ave, Suite 201, San Diego, CA   92101 US
Tel: (432)-203-2073  Contact: http://www.mintvine.com/pages/contact
Operated by: Branded Research Inc.

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243 user reviews
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Member Opportunities
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Redemption Info
1000 point ($10) minimum account balance required to request PayPal or Dwolla payment, or e-gift card
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MintVine General Information

Mintvine

Get $2 for Becoming a Member of MintVine
Join Mintvine to instantly receive 200 points (worth $2) credited to your account. Registration is very quick, and you may sign up with your Facebook account, or using your e-mail address.

Rewards
When your account reaches 1000 approved points ($10), you may redeem your points for cash paid to your PayPal or Dwolla account. Alternatively, you may request an electronic gift code to Amazon, Target, and other retailers. Redemptions take approximately 48 hours to process. A valid phone number may be required to cash out your rewards.

Points for Survey Disqualifications
Receive up to 5 points credited to your account when you are disqualified from completing a survey.

Referral Program
Earn 15% from each referred friend's future earnings on all surveys and offers. Your unique referral code will be listed in your account. Once your friend completes their first survey, you will also receive a 50 point bonus (worth $0.50).

Survey Lengths
Most online surveys will take between 10-20 minutes to complete. The estimated completion time will always be listed on the survey invitation.

Daily Polls
Every day, log into your account to receive 5 or more points for taking the quick poll available in your MintVine dashboard. You may complete one poll every 24 hours to accumulate these extra points. Additionally, you may earn an extra 25 points for every 10 polls you complete during a Poll Streak opportunity.

Earn Extra Points with Local Deals
Local Deals are businesses that offer great deals while providing an earnings bonus consisting of MintVine points if you choose to make a purchase. These opportunities are also listed in your MintVine dashboard.

How to Redeem Points
Once you have earned a minimum of 1000 approved points ($10 worth), a redemption button will become active in the "Current Earnings" section of your account. You can then choose a cash payment option or request an electronic gift card.

Eligibility: USA, UK, Canada residents 13+

"WHAT is happening to this site??"
June 16, 2017 by Marybeth from United States

This used to be one of the BEST sites on the web, but for the past week and a half everything seems to be going to hell in a hand basket. People are complaining about not being able to redeem their points (the "redeem' button has mysteriously disappeared for some) and they (MintVine) have added a "qualifications" page that just keeps repeating itself, so without checking every time you do a survey, you are not sure if you have been awarded points or not. There have been several instances where a survey appears in your queue and when you click on the "start survey' icon you get a message "You have not been invited to this survey" Really???? I've sent 2 emails to "support" (receiving only the form letter with the "thank you for letting us know about this problem, we will contact you within the next 48 hours") Nope. Nope they will not because they haven't. I have tried to contact them via their Facebook page (which they apparently have time to update with cute animal pictures several times a day, but have no time to respond to members or fix their site) but to no avail. Going to give it a few more days then if nothing changes will probably cash out and go on. It's a shame because they used to be so dependable.


"Great except up to 3 weeks to get paid"
June 15, 2017 by Chris from United States

Ive been using this site for years now and never have problems with the customer service. Occasionally the survey company themselves will mess up or DQ after i almost completed but if I tell mintvine they always look into it and its always been in my favor. Everything about this site is great except they do have a pending period (to make sure you're not cheating/being honest etc) which is 15 days. Then once your points are approved they have to reach 1000 (10 bucks) to cash out. Thats another 3-5 days to wait for cashout. I've only used paypal so im not sure if they offer giftcards etc. Would of gave them a 5 if it wasnt for the unusually long approval time, i understand why they do this just think it shouldn't be as long.


"What is going on with this Panel?"
June 15, 2017 by Lorraine from United States

I have been very happy with MintVine since I registered in October last year, I am still receiving about 10 invitations per day, but as soon as I open the survey, I got a blank screen that reads: "Please wait while we redirect you..." and that is the end of the survey. I do not even have the opportunity of being screened out. This is going on now on 100% of the surveys.

These are the transcripts of my communication with MintVine and their responses:

Re: "Please wait while we redirect you..." Static screen!

6/5/17 from Panelist to MintVine
Why after a survey is offered and I click "continue" to complete it, the next screen is blank and reads "Please wait while we redirect you..." and a blank screen stays that way for ever?
Is this the new way to let us know that the survey is not available?
This is going on for almost 75 % of the survey offered during the past few days.
I would appreciate your response

6/6/17 Response from MintVine to Panelist
Hi,
We're sorry we're running into a wall with your surveys! Our surveys open and close very quickly; we're working to optimize the notifications process.
There are many survey opportunities created daily and we will continue to improve our matching capabilities.
Please let us know if you have any other issue.

6/10/17 from Panelist to MintVine
How can you explain that all of a sudden during the past week ALL of your surveys "open and close quickly" (as you have stated) even the surveys received 10 minutes ago. It seems that your panel has become more popular than any other panel that I know. Honestly, I believe that something has changed in your system that needs to be openly disclosed to the panelists (I am not the only one who has experienced this issue lately) based on the same level of honesty that your company requires from us when completing your surveys.
An honest response would be appreciated.

6/13/17 from MintVine to Panelist
Hi,
We apologize for your frustration. Sometimes surveys fill up within
minutes of being sent out and it is difficult to anticipate the
rate at which they become unavailable. We are working to improve
this process for the best member experience possible.
Thank you for using MintVine.
Please let us know if you have any other issue.

6/13/17 Response from Panelist to MintVine
Your panel procedures must have changed notably during the past few weeks without prior notice to your panelists.
I agree with your statement that your company needs to improve its system, therefore, I suggest that you do not offer surveys that are already closed. Please save panelist's time that could be used to complete surveys with another company and get rewards that cannot get from your surveys. Thanks in advance for your understanding on this important issue.

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MintVine responded to this review on June 15, 2017

We are working to improve our panelist survey matching capabilities. Thank you for your feedback.


"customer service"
June 13, 2017 by Bill from United States

I've been a member of Mintvine for over a year, and suddenly started having trouble receiving surveys going from about 14 or 15 a day to none. When I contacted the CS Dept. I received an email stating that there might not be any surveys available and when I questioned this and the fact that I had redeemed 1900 points and enquired about that the next day I received another email that my points had posted to paypal and there were still no surveys available. I think that when you call them on their practices they reluctantly give you what you redeemed and stop your surveys. If I had not been receiving 15 or more a day for over a year I might believe their explanation but am inclined to think this is a load of bull.I finally got a reply from mintvine and they said that my account was somehow put into inactive anyway am now receiving surveys again, but still not pleased with the 2 week verification process.


"money"
June 12, 2017 by tammy from United States

this is a good site when you get to 1000 points then you can cash out and it doesn't take long to get you money


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