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Pinecone Research: Earn $3 Per Survey (Make Extra Money For Christmas Shopping)

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Earn a little extra cash just in time for the holidays!

Take surveys from home in your free time and earn $3 for every survey you complete. Just head here to apply to become a Pinecone Research Panelist!

To get started, go here and answer a brief questionnaire to see if you meet the current recruitment needs. If you qualify, you’ll be redirected to the sign-up page where you’ll need to fill out the form with your information so that you can start receiving survey opportunities.

Here’s what readers have to say about Pinecone Research…

I have had a lot of success with Pinecone. Every survey adds up. I recently cashed out and got almost $160 into my PayPal from Pinecone … granted it was saved up from doing surveys for a long time but that’s a nice bundle.


I’ve done their surveys for several years now. Sometimes I’ll get two in one week, sometimes it’s a few weeks without any. Just depends what they have available and if you fit the demographics, I guess. Cashing out via PayPal is super easy – I usually do $15 at a time.


I just recently joined and I’ve already received my $3 check and I just cashed out $10 for a Virtual Visa card, plus I made another $3 today. I absolutely love this company. Free Christmas money this year. Thanks Hip2save ladies.


Just cashed out for $75 this morning. I have only been a member for three months. I LOVE this company!!!!

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Comments 27

  1. Ally

    I recently cashed $85 via paypal. Super easy to use and sometimes they mail you products that aren’t out yet to review.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How cool! Thanks for sharing your success Ally!

  2. Lpmousse

    I love love love this program. I do a $3 survey most weeks, and got free toilet paper and free diapers in the last year. I’m cool with that.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Sweet! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂

  3. Mary

    Unfortunatelly I did not qualify. I like doing surveys.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Darn! Maybe next time!

      • Mary

        Yes, maybe next time!

  4. Sam

    I’ve tried many other survey websites and none come close to Pinecone Research. $3 each survey and at least 1, maybe 2 surveys a week really adds up and it’s so helpful! I’ve been a member for years thanks to H2S!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That’s great to hear Sam! Thanks for sharing!

  5. JES

    I signed up one of the previous times this was posted. I got surveys on a regular basis and even received a few products to try. But, then all of a sudden, I stopped receiving e-mails. I tried to log into my account, but was unsuccessful. I don’t know what happened, but I had built up a small amount that I was saving for Christmas 🎄.

    • Ashley

      That happened to me too! When I emailed them about it they just said I was no longer in their database and I would have to reapply to rejoin. ?!??

    • Ashley

      I forget to add that when I reapplied (yesterday) of course they said I qualified but then the next screen said they were full (like the other commenters mentioned).

      • JES

        Thank you for the info, I will just try and reapply when it comes up again.

    • Alicia Holman

      JES and Ashley-so you lost the money from surveys you completed?

  6. Tiffany Bevis

    How frustrating!! They said I qualified, then when I put in my name, email etc – it came up that they are full at this time?!! Anyone have this happen. I have been trying to get on for over 2 years, I was so excited!

    • Renee

      Hey Tiffany! I had the same thing happen. I was excited about being a part then it said they are full after giving my information. The notice did say that they would keep the company information on file for a few weeks. Maybe we will hear back in the near future.

    • Sara

      Same happened to me. So disappointing.

  7. Monique

    I’ve had that happen every time Hip2save post something about pine cone I’ve been trying for about a year…

  8. amelia

    Love the new interface!!! Surveys come to my email and I get way more surveys now which most of time I qualify for. I cashed out in June for $73. Starting July up until now I have managed to save up $90!!! In just 2 months and half ☺☺☺

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How cool! Congrats!

  9. Holli

    Every-time this is available from pine cone I sign up and it says I am accepted, then I fill out the info with my address and it then says sorry we don’t have any room so I guess it must also look at where you live.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Darn! Hopefully you will be accepted soon!

  10. Tina

    I do not like the new format. I do not qualify for any of the surveys anymore based on my location. Has anyone else had any problems with the new system?

    • Lilly

      I’ve had this same problem. I’ve been a member for about 5 years & made decent money & even had products mailed to me. Since they changed to the new format where they email you surveys, I NEVER qualify. It’s getting frustrating because I used to love their company.

  11. Julia

    Seems like a scam to me, they say you are qualified, you give them all your info and THEN you’re not qualified! Very fishy.

  12. Lisa

    I absolutely love this company!!! I know it’s only $3 a survey, but I cash out $3 Visa cards every few days and I just store it for 1 larger lump sum. Never would of known about this company if it wasn’t for you Hip2save ladies. Thanks so so much.

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