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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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501 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!

"Very happy with them"
November 16, 2015 by dave from United States

I have been with Pinecone for a lot of years and they have always treated me good. The surveys used to pay five bucks but now only three bucks but most of their surveys are no longer than fifteen minutes so even three dollars is good plus it is sent to my pay pal account the following business. I have seen a few recent posts on here about them switching to just gifts"points' or gift cards but i haven't got anything like that.I just got a confirmation today that sent three bucks to my account so I'm wondering if some of these people don't have Pay Pal so they get points instead? I just wrote two bad reviews on horrible survey sites so it's refreshing to write a good one .One more plus,every time I've had an issue the administrator gets right back to me promptly with concrete answers.


"Great as Expected"
November 09, 2015 by Cristina from United States

Great experience so far. Expectations are set upfront on each survey and everything goes as promised. The surveys are interesting. I feel my time is valued and my inputs will make a difference.


"Interesting Surveys/Good incentives"
November 03, 2015 by John from United States

This is one of the first Survey sites where I didn't feel like I was taking a mountain of surveys just to earn a small amount of cash after months of effort. The surveys are interesting and the payout is pretty quick. The staff is very responsive when I have had questions too. I have in on instance received an item from one of the surveying company participants (it was interesting to try an offering before it was made available to the public). This is the best survey site I have found out of the half dozen I have participated in so far. I highly recommend this Pinecone Research.


"Amazing"
October 30, 2015 by Jared from United States

$3 surveys, pays on time, what more can you ask for? This is by far the best survey site online. No complaints.


"The Best"
October 18, 2015 by Darrell from United States

I have been a member for almost 2 years and I always like when I receive an invitation. I usually get invited 2-3 times a week, more often during holiday seasons.

I regularly get products sent to my home to test. They pay a decent reward for surveys that only take 15 to 20 minutes. If you have a problem, which is rare, the support person will email you back the next day with a resolution.

My incentive usually shows up the next day. You can cash out any time you like with a wide range of rewards, including PayPal and they always come quickly.

Sometimes it takes a while to become a member, but if you're honest and attentive in the surveys once you become a member, you can remain a member. Two thumbs up.


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