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

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

Want a quick way to make a little extra cash from home to spend on holiday gifts? 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!!!

This is how I pay for Starbucks haha. I have been sent samples to try (about 3 over five years of being a member) so that’s always a fun surprise!

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 monies 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’ve been doing their surveys for a long time. I used to cash out my points, but in the last few years, I’ve redeemed them for magazine subscriptions. They offer Reader’s Digest large print and it’s so nice to get it free!



About the writer:

Chelsey has a degree from American Military University with over 6 years of content writing experience specializing in saving money and living frugally.

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Comments 36

  1. Kristen

    Is this something kids can do? I have a 13-year-old that would live to make some extra cash 😆

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! It is for those 18 or older. Hope that helps!❤️

      • Jenn

        You have to be at least 18 years old

  2. Klp

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

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How cool! Thanks for sharing that, Klp! Good to know you’ve enjoyed it! 🙌💞

  3. Mama6

    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 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Gladl this has been successful for you, Mama6! Thanks for letting us know about your experience! 💞

  4. Tricia

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

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s SO cool, Tricia! 🎉Thanks for commenting!

  5. brdavis55

    I love Pinecone Research. I just finished doing a product testing for t-paper. I’ve never collected on 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.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s amazing! SO happy to hear that you love their program. Happy redeeming! 🤗

    • dylanfan

      Search for the word cash and you can get $ rather than products

    • riss

      They can send you a check if you prefer. I always opt for $$.

    • Sandy

      If you cash out your points for cash pay out you’ll get almost $400 with 40,000 points

  6. heidi

    If you work at it you can get cash or check. They try to hide that option, but it is there. We moved to new state and now I rarely qualify. Plus I get older and I think they are less interested in my opinions as a older person.

    • Nicole (Hip Sidekick)

      Great tip, Heidi! Hopefully, more surveys will become available to you in the future!

  7. Abbey

    I get surveys every few weeks. More often than not they tell me I don’t qualify. But when I was qualifying it was nice.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Abbey! We sure appreciate you sharing this feedback and how this is working for you now.❤️

  8. lauriejack

    The Pinecone Research site is down or out of business – not sure which but when you as an active member try to access the site you receive access denied response. Researched further and this has been occurring for over 2 weeks. Means that members with a balance cannot cash out either. Quite bummed. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! I can click through to their site, however I’m seeing that they have no current available openings at the moment. ❤️

      • lauriejack

        thanks for the quick response – appreciate it. Many many many members have been trying to access their accounts – including myself and have been locked out – error messages rec’d and unable to contact anyone. Must have been server issues that are now resolved.

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Oh good! You’re welcome! 🤗

  9. Allison

    I signed up a few years ago and used to get the surveys once a week. But now I only get 1 survey offer per month even after changing my settings to be sent more.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! So sorry to hear that, Allison. Thanks for letting us know how many offers you are seeing 💞

  10. Marilynn

    I have been a member for years, and it seems like the longer you are a member, the less surveys you get. It used to be when you would get a survey, you could do it. Now it kicks me out of over half of them. If you are having lots of surveys, you must be of the right demographics which this grandma apparently isn’t any more…

  11. siena95

    When I click your link to Pinecone, it goes to a website survey tracking..and is blank. I had to enter pinecone research into google to get to site.

    • siena95

      All your links in post go to same: , but is blank

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    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up! Looking into this now.🥰

  12. siena95

    on the pinecone site, I don’t see a link or place to sign up only a sign in for existing members. And your links to sign up here don’t work. Again, I had to google pinecone research to get to their site cause your links don’t work. Their faq says they don’t take unsolicited applicants. Please email me or post the correct link so that I can get into their pool. Thanks

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO sorry for any confusion on this. Thanks a ton for the heads up. It seems they are not accepting new members. We have updated the links above. 🥰

  13. Amy

    I apply every single time you share this, and they say I don’t qualify. This time, I didn’t even get to enter my name or anything. It just popped up as a NO. I’m so bummed because I used to do these and I enjoyed it. I don’t know why I got bumped out, and why I can’t get back in.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO sorry about that, Amy. Thanks for letting us know the experience you’ve been having. Hoping they begin to accept new members again soon! 🤞💞

    • Sharon Newman

      I have been a satisfied member for over a decade. For the last year, I have tried to take the surveys which were sent to me but every one said I disqualified. I contacted customer service twice and got the canned response that I must not have met the qualifications. Now I got an email saying I forfeited the points I had previously earned due to inactivity. They say they don’t have a record of me trying to take surveys or contacting customer service. You are not alone.

  14. Collins Ej

    You should at least be 18 years of age

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for mentioning that, Collins Ej! I’m also seeing the same as the minimum requirement for participation. 💕

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