Pinecone Research Pays $3 for EVERY Survey (Easy Way to Make Extra Cash for the Holidays!)

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Sign up for the Pinecone Research work-from-home opportunity today! 

Want a quick way to earn a little extra holiday spending money? Pinecone Research is currently looking for new panelists to sign up and answer simple surveys! Even better, once you sign up you can start earning $3 for every completed survey!

As a member, you’ll receive points for each completed survey, and those points can then be redeemed for cash or prizes. This is an easy way to earn a little extra money from home that won’t take a lot of time.

Know someone else who could use a bit of bonus money? Share the love and tell them to sign up for Pinecone Research too!

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Here’s how to sign up for Pinecone Research

To sign up, GO HERE, fill out the form with your information, verify your phone number via text message or receive a phone call, and you can start receiving survey opportunities.

Once you’ve been accepted, Pinecone Research will send you an email notification when there’s an available survey. After you complete the survey and earn points, you’ll be able to redeem them for either cash or prizes. You may also occasionally be sent a product to test, too.

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Other perks of Pinecone Research:

  • Earn 300 points for every completed survey (300 points = $3 reward)
  • Redeem points for cash or prizes
  • Learn about products before they hit the market
  • You’ll influence which products make it to the stores
  • Enter sweepstakes for prizes

Here are the best tips to help maintain a long-term relationship with Pinecone Research:

  1. If you are going out of town or on vacation for an extended period of time, be sure to contact Pinecone and provide the dates you will be unavailable and your surveys will be suspended during that time.
  2. Be sure to complete every survey. Pinecone routinely monitors member participation and members who are unable to maintain acceptable participation levels may be removed from the program.

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

Surveys usually take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. I’ve been a member for several years. I save my points up and cash in for the holidays. Each year I end up cashing in at least $100 to use for holiday spending!!!


Best survey site. I’ve cashed out over $600 so far.


I love Pinecone Research. I just finished doing product testing for t-paper. I’ve never collected my points since I started doing these so I just checked and I’m at over 40,000. I’ll have to go back and look through the reward pages.


You can get the funds electronically sent to your bank account, as well… they show up in your account the next day after you transfer the funds… I have made pretty good side money from Pinecone over the years… I would definitely check them out if you like doing the surveys 🙂


I’ve done surveys with Pinecone research for a few years, they are awesome at targeting the right products to test for your household! I was shocked looking back at my account that after my first year with them, I earned $193 altogether and we tested 5-6 products as well which was always interesting and fun!


I have been receiving at least two surveys a week. We are a large family, maybe that makes a difference. I cash mine out each time and add to my Amazon gift card balance 🙂


I’ve been doing this for years. Occasionally they will send you the product to sample and review again. It’s been fun!



About the writer:

Erika has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Sonoma State University and 5+ years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save.


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Comments 15

  1. Becksw3

    They are NEVER accepting my demographic. I wish some more spots would open up!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! Same here, Becksw3. ❤️ Hoping you’ll have the opportunity to sign up soon! 🤞

  2. Princed13

    they finally accepted me! I have been applying for years!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOOHOO! 🎉 Congratulations!

  3. Anthony

    Thank you,so much,finally got in,been trying for sooo many years.Hip2Save is the best in my book.😁👍

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY! You’re so welcome, Anthony, and thank you for the sweet Hip comment! 🥰 Very glad you were able to sign up as a new panelist this time! 🎉❤️

  4. Amy

    THEY JUST LET ME BACK IN!!! I was in, years ago, and got knocked out for whatever reason. Every single time you share this, I apply, just so I can be rejected yet again. But I’m back in! I can’t believe it! Don’t give up anybody. Try every time.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! 🙌 I was also in the program years ago, and then just stopped receiving survey invitations as well. Very glad to hear you were able to re-join, Amy! 💓

  5. Chsufyan

    Hy am new user

  6. hania

    i have problem to sign up

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! It seems they are not currently taking any new sign ups. DARN! 😔

  7. Daniel

    Please Amber, can you share with me the best demographic you used in signing up. Because I’m applying and it doesn’t seem as if I’m being accepted.. I haven’t received any survey invitation. So I’m guessing the spot for my kind of demographic is filled up. So can you share yours?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Daniel! SO sorry for that confusion. I actually haven’t been able to sign up either. Maybe check back again soon! 🤞

  8. deal1

    please cover the streetbees app, been cashing out for 3 years

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the request, deal1! 🤗 I’ll pass this along to the team!

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