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MintVine

343 4th Ave, Suite 201, San Diego, CA   92101 US
Tel: (888) 848-2525  Contact: http://www.mintvine.com/pages/contact
Operated by: Branded Research Inc.

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Overall User Rating

268 user reviews
Rewards Offered
Green checkboxCash paid via PayPal
Green checkboxAmazon gift cards
Green checkboxBest Buy gift cards
Green checkboxiTunes gift cards
Green checkboxStarbucks gift cards
Green checkboxTarget gift cards
Green checkboxWalmart gift cards
Green checkboxVISA prepaid cards
Green checkboxMovie vouchers
Green checkboxRetail e-vouchers
Green checkboxRestaurant gift cards
Member Opportunities
Green checkboxOnline surveys
Green checkboxDaily surveys
Green checkboxTeen surveys
Green checkboxRefer-a-friend program
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 100 points for Completing a Profile Survey on MintVine
Take your first Profile Survey on Mintvine to instantly receive 100 points (worth $1) 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 3-5 business days to process. A valid phone number may be required to cash out your rewards.

Points for Survey Disqualifications
Receive up to 6 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
Log into your account daily to receive 5 or more points for taking the quick poll available in your MintVine dashboard. You may complete one poll every 24 hours. Complete a poll streak (10 polls) and earn 25 points.

Earn Extra Points with Local Deals
Local Deals are provided by businesses and offer additional opportunities to earn points with MintVine. 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 years of age and older

"Really Bad"
August 08, 2017 by Kallie from Canada

It used to take two weeks for points to be released directly from the website. Now any survey, whether it is a direct survey or an offer, it takes minimum two weeks, with a minimum 5 days to get your points redeemed for a gift card or cash. If it is an offer, no matter how high the point count is, they will give you maximum 56 points, even if they promise more. Recently I had points rejected, and withdrawal times extended. I can't qualify for most surveys even if I initially do and often times I will finish a survey saying I did not qualify. Offer survey websites decreased my quality score to as low as possible the moment I got it back to 100 after they lowered it after I tried to raise it. Many of the surveys say I qualify initially, only to say I don't two minutes later. The website is too much hassle and stress to keep an account. Recently I tried to delete my account and profile page and delete account option are not visible anywhere. I tried to get in touch with mintvine over time, with no one ever responding. Not worth it! Do not sign up!


"Good Site but Beware"
August 06, 2017 by Seraphia from United States

I have been a member of Mintvine for a year or two now. The surveys are pretty good overall. You have to wait a pending period before the points are credited to your account. Most surveys if you don't qualify you will get a few points for it. However, quite often, as of late I don't get credited at all because the survey is "not open yet", "quota is full" or something similar. The "not available yet" surveys are the ones that irritate me the most. If it's not open then why send a link for it? Payments take a few days regardless of who you request payment sent to. You can gift card or sent to paypal or something similar. They verify and then send after a few days. Typically takes 5-7 days (work days). Until recently I've had no issues. I received my payment but when I went to my account I found that they had put me in the negative. Thought it was just an error and would clear up until I checked again and it was still there. Turns out they have penalized me for THEIR mistake. I requested ONE payout and they sent me two. Instead of simply cancelling (because when I first saw I had only received one) they just put me in the negative. Not too pleased since it was a mistake they made. So while this is a good site...be careful that they don't get you or waste your time.


"Waste of time"
August 04, 2017 by Jay from United States

Mintvine disqualifies me from reviews when I'm already 20+ minutes into answering questions. Happened to me twice today and I don't have time to waste. Pay-outs are small. Not worth it.

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MintVine responded to this review on August 4, 2017

We are sorry to hear about your negative experience with MintVine. Thank you for your feedback.


"disqualified"
August 04, 2017 by Lavern from United States

I have been doing surveys for 3 months. It has only become more difficult to complete them. There are quite a few features available but they don't work. The incentives that I have gotten are nice.


"Banned and rebanned!"
August 03, 2017 by Linda from United States

July 31---finally got squared away with being banned twice and getting no concrete responses. Now, I wind up sifting through 36 daily surveys and not qualifying for more than two in a week. Oh, I might earn anywhere from 1-5 points when disqualified on some of them, and I do complete the Daily Poll. I'm finding now it's not worth my time. I used to have points in the two-week pending stage for 25-35 surveys. Now, maybe three in the queue. Could it be MintVine needs to find new survey partners? Not sure how much longer I'll do this.

Original post in June---I had almost identical frustrations and experiences as Natalie about a month ago. Cash out was disabled, I was not receiving many surveys when I used to get 35 each day. I also was getting no responses to my questions. Finally after searching and locating "higher-ups" I sent a message to multiple individuals. Jargon involved something about a proxy server, was I not where I said I lived, maybe I should take surveys from a computer rather than a tablet. Was reinstated, then rebanned. What a nightmare. Finally got it squared away and was given a generous number of consolation points, but geeeesh, what I had to go through!

Up until a month ago, Mintvine would've received a five star review from me. Customer service was quick and very fair. My recent problems changed all that, though. I'll see how it goes in the next few weeks and write again.

The phone number Mintvine lists is wrong. It takes you to a recording from State Farm insurance. Needs to be changed or deleted.


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