PineCone Research Application Link (Paid Online Surveys)

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Here is an updated application link at Pinecone Research, which is again accepting new members. (May expire at any time, so apply now if you’re interested!) Looks open to all, but certain demographics will get more surveys. Only one person per household can sign up.

PineCone Research remains one of the better paying and reliable survey companies, with a payout of $3 (check or PayPal) for each 15-minute online survey. The hardest part is getting accepted, as they only take applications intermittently. I shared my thoughts on Pinecone and paid surveys in general here. I call them Bored Money – not terribly efficient but you can do it at your leisure and occasionally get to try some neat things like new soda flavors or even a new Sonicare toothbrush.

The three survey sites that I have been most active with besides Pinecone are NFO MySurvey, Opinion Outpost, and SurveySavvy. I like it them because they consistently offer me paid survey opportunities, they pay upon request reliably (important!), and they don’t mind if I don’t do every single survey offered.

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  1. I signed up for this last time it was offered. Not mentioned is that in order to get a survey you always have to take a presurvey, which can sometimes last 5-10 minutes itself, and which you are not paid for. You are entered into their lottery for whatever that is worth. And of course you might not get approved based on the presurvey. I found the actual survey can last longer than 15 minutes and I am a quick reader/typer. Some pages are excrutiatingly painful too, like on my last survey when on one page out of many I had to check bubbles for about 15 different categories for 15 different cat foods which resulted in well over 100 clicks on that page.

    So I’d put my actual average Pinecone income at about $6 an hour when you factor these things. I suppose if you lie on the presurvey you can do better.

  2. I agree with Dave that its not very lucrative for me, and They can eat up quite a bit of time. but I love getting $3 every once in a while and I’ve gotten to sample a few products as an added bonus.

    I have received surveys without doing unpaid presurveys/household questionnaires. I don’t think the surveys are necessarily based on them.

    I also do e-rewards for credit at upromise’s Missouri’s MOST 529 plan, which I use for online shopping anyway. I haven’t done enough to transfer credit there yet, so I’m still a bit sceptical, but another reader said $100 in e-rewards transfers to $50 at upromise. I’m at $70 after 8 months, so about $50 a year. I think i’ll quit that one when I reach my goal.

  3. I signed up last time. So far I’ve made 3 bucks.

  4. A agree with others. These surveys are a complete waste of time. I signed up made a couple of dollars after few painful surveys and have now given up. I would suggest sign up only if taking surveys is your hobby.

  5. technology blog says

    a long time ago, they paid me $20 for a survey but then they canceled my account.. so I signed up again. Too bad they are all $3 now, they used to vary (I would ignore the low paying ones)

  6. PineCone Research is one of my favorite online survy companies. You get a $3 check for each survey you take. Nowdays you can even get it via paypal if you like. I have been doing online surveys now for about 2 years and yes you do get paid. You will not get rich doing this but every little bit of extra money helps out.

  7. I signed up the last time Jonathan posted the link. I’ve made about $18 so far. But I also won one of their $500 drawings.

  8. I enjoy My Survey and my Points. I’ve been able to get some nice gifts for family and friends with my credits.

  9. I just think that Opinion Outpost is the WORST. In 6 weeks they have sent me 36 survey opportunities, yet I’ve only been able to complete three. I’ve taken 36 of those 5-10 minute pre-screening surveys, and 33 of those times I’ve been told that I do not qualify. It’s like they just randomly blast their membership with 5 or 6 opportunities a week without regard for who is actually a match. I don’t have this issue with MySurvey or Pine Cone.

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