Earn $3 Per Online Survey w/ Pinecone Research | Easy Money from Home!

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This working from home opportunity is a no-brainer! 

Pinecone Research is currently looking for new panelists to sign up and answer simple surveys. Even better, they pay $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 cash while you’re home. Know someone else who could use a bit of bonus money? Share the love and tell them to sign up for Pinecone Research too!

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 a survey available. After you complete your survey and earn points, you’ll be able to redeem them for either cash or prizes. Occasionally, they’ll send you 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
  • 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…

I love Pinecone! I recently cashed out $190 and got myself a nice gift. The surveys are not boring. The money easily adds up and the benefits of receiving new products to test is an added bonus!


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!


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Comments 19

  1. Lpmousse

    I’ve been doing this for years and love it. I qualify for most surveys, and cash in for Amazon gift cards.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

  2. Beach Is My Happpy Place

    I’m doing these surveys. $3 per survey adds up. Thank you for posting Hip2Save!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That’s great to hear! You’re welcome!

  3. Tricia

    I love this survey company. Best one to date. I’ve made over $560 so far.

  4. ShellB

    I have been doing this for quite a few years. It adds up for little extra $$.

  5. Spifftiff88

    Been doing this for years and I love saving up my points then cash in for cash sent to my PayPal! I also noticed recently though a lot of the surveys are glitchy- like just won’t load or just jumps to a “you don’t qualify” page out of nowhere. Still worth it because I am able to complete most surveys

    • Peppa

      I noticed this as well.

    • Danielle

      Same. It gets frustrating and I don’t want them to think I’m not completing the surveys. Sometimes I don’t even get past the age part, it just keeps spinning.

  6. Karen

    I have been doing Pinecone studies for many years. I save up my points for Starbucks cards. Easy way to earn a few extra dollars. And, it’s interesting to to participate in the research too.

  7. Sam

    I did it a few years back but stopped when I cashed in for a check and I never received it. That department sent me to that department and it was a goose chase without an end. They were all blaming another department.

  8. CJG

    I’ve been doing this, but they don’t have many surveys lately.

  9. Lucy

    Does anyone ever get products to test. I have been doing this for years and have only qualified for about 5 products.

  10. Deb

    I love this survey site. I have only been getting 1 survey a month lately. Many glitches but I keep trying daily until it goes through. Last year I cashed out for $150. Helps with Christmas buying!

  11. mnuamah1

    Do you have to have an occupation in the options they have to choose from? I’ve tried several times to apply and they say based on my household make up I don’t qualify- tried several different occasions with the same response.

  12. Kristina

    These always say I don’t qualify 🤔

  13. Kristina

    For some reason I never qualify 🤔

  14. L

    I keep clicking the link and it always takes me to a blank page.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      It looks like they are not taking applicants right now. We are hoping they add more spots soon, so please check back.

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