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!
Not many surveys, 1-2 week. They pay well ($3 per survey) and I have never been disqualified.
Like the fact that they can send out a check for as little as 300 points rather than having to wait forever to make 10,000+ points to get $15.
The only complaint is that I can't seem to update my profile online without having to contact Karen by email.
I finally became a member of Pinecone research and although I am new to this panel, I received 3 emails in a week and qualified for all earned 9,00usd and the surveys are short and put in your Pay Pal almost instantly. Karen Scott does a wonderful job there.
This an update to my old positive review. Like others have mentioned, after over a year and 3 months or so, I have been suddenly deactivated and have stopped getting any surveys from Pinecone. I sent an email to Karen as I had not heard from them in 4 weeks and I no longer could sign in to my account at all. They are a good site, but be prepared for a quick goodbye if they don't need your demographic. Karen sent me a cookie cutter answer that was not a reply to what I asked her.
They had a couple of days where I couldn't get them but they always make things right with your account. Highly recommend them!
By far, Pinecone Research is my favorite website for surveys. I've been a member for darn near 10 years. While the number of surveys I receive has dropped quite a lot, I still get a couple every month. I haven't received a product to test in a few years, but I always felt like that was a fun little bonus.
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