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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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506 user reviews
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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!

December 05, 2015 by carol from United States

Great company to do surveys for. I just wish they would send out more.

"good surveys, but not a lot of them"
December 03, 2015 by Adam from United States

The good: surveys all pay 3$, with no minimum payout. This means, every time you qualify for a survey, you will immediately get 3 dollars, which is pretty good for the length of surveys they send (pretty standard 15-20 min surveys that'd pay about half that or less, anywhere else).

They claim they'll only send you surveys you qualify for, but that's *slightly* misleading - what they do is, they send you two kinds of surveys. The first is very short, and contains *only* questions to filter users for future surveys - those don't pay anything, but are legitimately short, so you want to fill them out. That way, they can only send people the real surveys if they'll qualify for them - at that point, they are speaking the truth, I've never been disqualified from a paid survey. I've received $36 so far, which isn't a lot, but still, that's no reason *not* to sign up for them anyway, as it's a lot in terms of how many minutes it took to get them.

Their payout system is also pretty dumb at the moment: it says you can get paid via paypal, but apparently you have to accept a check payment or two first to prove your activeness? Seems odd, seems like they'd spend more time and money mailing people checks, but that's how it works right now - you request payment by check, they send you a check, *then* if you're lucky, they invite you to use paypay instead. Dunno why. Once you're in paypal, though, payment seems pretty quick (not instantaneous like some, but within 24 hours.)

December 03, 2015 by kim from United States

While it may be hard to get a invite to join once you do you wont regret.They pay 300 points per survey which is equivalent to $3.They have always been honest would highly recommend.

"good "
December 02, 2015 by donald from United States

its a very good site. each survey is 300 points - 3 dollars.

"Payment issues that still is not taken care of!"
December 02, 2015 by Michael from United States

I cashed out on 11/1/15 to receive a check by mail for $120.00 that I was going to use for Black Friday. When I cashed out, it told me I should have my check in 10 business days. When I didn't get it, I contacted them via email (no phone number), and they responded via email stating 15 business days. When I contacted them again after 15 business days, they stated that they needed to look into it. After a few days of not hearing anything, I sent another email and I finally got a response that stated that the check came back to them. They asked me to verify my mailing address so that they can re-send the check. I responded immediately which was 2 days ago. Today, I received another email stating that since the check did not get delivered, they would be temporary suspending my account until I get my address resolved!

This experience is now a month old, and they still have not delivered what is rightfully mine! I have mentioned to them over and over to place the points back into my account, and those comments have been ignored. Instead of helping me, they're not suspending my account and won't mention about my reward. I sure could have used that money to buy presents for my kids! Thank you for screwing that up for me!




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