Pinecone Research is a trusted leader in the survey panel industry. They are owned and operated by a market research company known as Nielsen, whose operations are headquartered in New York. Pinecone Research is focused on improving the quality of tomorrow’s products through collecting international research.
Interesting online surveys are e-mailed to members, and are on a variety of different topics. Surveys usually take about 15 to 20 minutes of your time to complete. Pinecone may also send its members very short questionnaires that take about 2 – 5 minutes to fill out, and although these questionnaires are not compensated, they are still important in making a difference.
How to Join Pinecone Research
Because Pinecone Research is an invitation-only survey panel, potential new members must be invited by other members to join, or must find a join link posted on a website. SurveyPolice is currently offering Pinecone Research signup links for Americans, Canadians, Germans, and people living in the UK. » Click here to join Pinecone Research.
Reward Types and Amounts
For each survey taken, Pinecone Research awards its members with a minimum of 300 points. This equates to $3.00 USD for every survey completed. Canadians typically earn $3.00 CAD per survey, while Britons earn £3 per survey completion. There are a variety of options that accumulated points can be used towards.
Earn your First Check Automatically
Once you complete your first survey, which is always rewarded with a minimum of 300 points, Pinecone Research will automatically send you a check for $3.00 to the mailing address on your profile. There is a security measure to establish your profile and account. After your first check, you will have the option to choose the form in which you would like to receive your future rewards.
Product Testing Opportunities
Occasionally, Pinecone may mail out products for their members to test from home. In some cases, you may be allowed to keep the product once you have finished testing it!
Bi-Weekly and Quarterly Sweepstakes
Pinecone Research conducts two separate sweepstakes (a bi-weekly and quarterly draw), as a thank you to their loyal panelists who participate in survey taking. Bi-weekly sweepstakes are usually an impressive $500, but it gets even better with the quarterly sweepstakes, which award $4,500 to one lucky winner. IIf you are a winner, your name, last initial and state will be published on the Pinecone Research website.
Quick Customer Service
If you have a question on anything Pinecone Research-related, do not hesitate to send in an inquiry through the website. The response time is usually 1-3 business days, or even quicker depending on the workload of employees during the time of your question.
Eligibility: Pinecone Research is an invitation-only panel.
Please note that PInecone Research has been targeted by a cashier's check scam. If you receive a large, unexpected check seemingly from Pinecone, DO NOT attempt to cash it!
I joined Pinecone Research a little over 4 months ago. At first I had some problems logging in, and would get locked out of the account. But this was resolved by sending messages to customer service to reset the account. The surveys are different from those of any other panel that I have joined. Each survey pays at least $3.00, they are interesting and not too long, and if you are disqualified you find that out quickly, not at the end of the survey like some other companies. The payment for the 1st survey was by check, which is their standard practice. Then the 2nd payment, for three surveys, was by "Virtual Visa," where you get virtual money that you can spend online, or anywhere that you can call in an order like a restaurant. In 2017, Pinecone began offering payment by Paypal, which you can convert into cash if you have a bank account. You can choose to get paid per survey, or save for a larger amount, no fees are charged, and they've never failed to pay me. If you test a product, you are paid both for the pre-testing survey, and again after using the product. Not bad! So far I have earned $30.50. As some other reviewers have said, you won't get rich, and there are usually just a few surveys a month. But so far they have been reliable and honest with me.
I personally get 4-5 eight minute, $3 surveys per week and get paid within 2 days at the most. I have no complaints with Pinecone at all. :-D
I have been a member for several years now and have had no problems until I won a sweepstakes in October and never received my $500 compensation. BBB is involved but still not resolved.
I've been a member for 4 years now...a great site. I have tested many products, and you can't beat cashing in your points for $$. I recommend!
Lately have been experiencing a lot of technical and log in issues, so I hope this is only temporary. I like that Karen Scott and her team are very responsive. You can request a payment for only $3, so you don't have to wait a long time to cash out. Lately qualifying for surveys has been hit or miss.
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