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Pinecone Research

85 Broad Street, New York, New York  10004 US
Tel: 800.864.1224   Contact: https://members.pineconeresearch.com/#/ContactUs
Operated by: The Nielsen Company, LLC

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PAYMENTS OFFERED

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

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REDEEMING REWARDS

Typically, rewards are delivered within a few business days or sometimes even immediately after completing a survey. Your first 300 points will equate to $3, which will be sent to your home address.

Pinecone Research is a trusted leader in the survey panel industry. They are owned and operated by the market research company Nielsen, whose operations are headquartered in New York.

Pinecone Research focuses on improving the quality of tomorrow’s products through collecting research via paid surveys and product testing opportunities offered to consumers.

Payment and Rewards

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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 they must find a join link posted on a website. SurveyPolice currently offers Pinecone Research signup links for Americans, Canadians, and people living in the UK: » Join Pinecone Research here.

If you'd like to learn more about how to sign up for Pinecone Research, including tips on joining and why there are membership restrictions in place to begin with, check out our article on how to find an invitation to join Pinecone Research, as it should help answer any questions you may have about the process.

Reward Types and Amounts

For each survey taken, Pinecone Research awards its members 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.

  • Bank Transfer - A new payout option recently introduced by Pinecone is cash payments made via bank transfer. When selecting this option, you will be asked to create a 'wallet' on a third party payment processor website. Once set up, you can request a cash payment deposited directly into your bank account. Payments are typically issued within 48 hours of request.
  • 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 catalog of gift cards and merchandise options. Some of the gift card options include Starbucks, iTunes, Walmart gift cards, as well as many others.
  • Prepaid Virtual Visas – If stated up front, some Visas are only available to US residents and residents of US territories and can only be used in the United States.

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. This 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.

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Survey Taking Experience

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.

Product Testing Opportunities

Occasionally, Pinecone may mail out products for their members to test from home. These may be physical products, or food items that may come delivered in a cooler. A follow-up survey is usually provided as part of the product test, which typically pays around $3. These opportunities are highly sought after, as you may receive free food (or a product that you might be able to keep), as well as a paid follow up survey!

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Community Features

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.

Mobile App

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If you prefer to take surveys on the go, you can download the Pinecone Research app on your iOS or Android mobile device. The app will allow you to view available surveys, take surveys, view and redeem your points, view your account history and more. Just remember to join the Pinecone Research panel itself before attempting to take surveys through the app!

Is Pinecone Research Legit?

Absolutely. This survey program is over a decade old and has paid out millions of dollars in rewards to its members. Pinecone offers quality paid surveys to its members and is known for offering fair rewards. Pinecone is not a scam and is a completely legitimate website.

Eligibility: Available in select countries, 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!

Pinecone Research Reviews (679)

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Nice

September 17, 2010 by L from United States

Fun, easy, quick payment! This is definitely a plus. All cash incentives are automatic. Surprised to see payments so quickly.

Highly recommended site

September 17, 2010 by Margaret from United Kingdom

Excellent site with great customer support and PineCone Research pays instantly! The best available. Highly recommended survey site.

Very Reliable

September 17, 2010 by Robin from United States

Earned over $100 this past year - always paid promptly. Looks like they are lowering the pay to $3 for new people. Read the ad well - there may still be $5 offers out there.

Unbeatable!

September 17, 2010 by Lisette from United Kingdom

Been with these guys from the beginning and I cannot find fault with them. A seamless survey experience, with fabulously quick payouts - used to get £4 luncheon vouchers which I used to pay for my shopping in local supermarket at the checkout but recently changed over to paypal and this is even faster than before - my last payment took only 60 hours to appear in my paypal account and the one before only 72 hours! amazing! I have also done many product tests and love these - everything from chocolates to toilet cleaner - the products are well packaged, top quality items with great well known brand names.

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