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Pinecone Research

85 Broad Street, New York, New York  10004 United States
Tel: 1-888-572-2676  Contact: scott@pineconeresearch.com
Operated by: Nielsen

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481 user reviews
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Member Opportunities
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Redemption Info
Rewards typically delivered within a few business days, sometimes even immediately after completing a survey.

Pinecone Research General Information

Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research
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.

Survey Types
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.

  • PayPal - A minimum $3.00 balance is required. PayPal payments are processed within 3-5 business days without any extra fees.
  • Check - You may request a check after taking one survey or if you have accumulated $3.00. S check will be sent to you by mail and will have a longer wait time than PayPal.
  • Amazon E-Cards - You can choose to receive an Amazon gift card with your collected points. The e-card will be sent directly to your email account.
  • Catalog and Gift Cards - Pinecone Research offers an extensive catalogue of gift cards and merchandise options. Some of the gift card options include Starbucks, iTunes, Walmart and many others.

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!

"Cashout is decent"
December 05, 2016 by Starshina from United States

Pinecone Research is great just wish their cashouts were a little more but I enjoy the site


"back on board"
December 02, 2016 by john from United States

I joined about a year and a half ago and liked it. But I had major computer break down problems and lost my account. I was just able to rejoin and I am very supportive of how Karen runs things. Keep you posted.


"Love this site"
November 29, 2016 by Melissa from United States

I've been with Pinecone Research for abit a month. I've been very pleased with their surveys so far.
They aren't like most survey sites that send survey emails daily. However, they also pay a lot more per survey. My minimum for surveys have been $3.00 each. I generally receive 1 to 2 email invites per week and I've never had to spend more than 5 mins completing any survey from them.
While the survey invites can be few, and for some, far between, it's really worth it when you're paid $3.00, instead of 30 cents, and sometimes less, for a survey.
They are, by far, my Top Paid survey site, next to Swagbucks! I've earned MANY gift cards through Swagbucks.

Happy surveying, everyone! :)


"Pretty good survey site"
November 21, 2016 by Shatella from United States

Been on Pinecone research for a few months now. Heard about it from a friend.

Cashout process is easy and I usually have no problems qualifying for surveys. They have some cool bi-weekly sweepstakes and I was asked to test a sunblock once (and got to keep the rest of it).


"Great Panel To Belong To"
November 15, 2016 by Heather from United States

I have been a member with Pinecone Research for awhile now. Surveys are sent to you and usually within the next day your account is credited. I wish there were more surveys for example daily ones, but there limited. I enjoy being a member because they have interesting surveys, usually always qualify as you do a screener prior, easy point system. I have earned amc tickets and visa virtual rewards. I would definitely recommend this site.


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