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Want to Earn $3 for Completing Simple Surveys? Pinecone Research Needs New Panelists!

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Looking for ways to earn money from home?

Pinecone Research is currently looking for new panelists to answer simple surveys. SO, if you’re interested in earning a little extra spending cash or enjoy testing new products, sign up to become a Pinecone Research panelist. But you’ll want to hurry as these spots always fill up fast!

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. Awesome!

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Other Perks of Pinecone Research:

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

Hip Tips to help you maintain a long-term relationship with Pinecone Research:

  • 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.
  • 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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Positive Comments from Hip2Save readers…

I love these surveys! Usually take about 10 minutes to complete and they even send products to test out. So far I’ve accumulated $30 bucks in two months!


I LOVE PINECONE! I’ve been with them several years now. I make on average $15/month. While it’s not much, the surveys are usually enjoyable and take 5-10 min max. I’ve been sent several different items to try which is pretty neat. I use the money to load up my Starbucks card. No complaints here!!!


I did surveys with Pinecone Research way back in 2003-ish and it was always quick simple surveys that came on a fairly regular basis and I never had any issues getting paid. Ironically I was just telling my daughter about them just days ago because we were talking about all the scam survey companies out there and I told her how much I missed Pinecone because they were 100% legit and paid cash. Thank you for sharing this post!! I’m so happy to be connected with them again. 😊


I’ve been a Pinecone Member for about 5 years now and I truly love it. The surveys are usually 10 – 15 minutes, I’ve even had the chance to sample items from surveys I’ve taken and provided feedback. It is really worth the time you can use your points to get a visa card or use it to purchase items they have or e-gift cards or physical gift cards. I just recently got an air fryer from them.


I love Pinecone! Surveys take about ten minutes and you receive free products to try and $3 for each survey. I have been doing them for about 2-3 years and I have almost $500.00 in my account! Saving it for a vacation I’m planning! It will come in handy at that time!


Pinecone is my favorite survey company! They are a very reputable company, and their surveys are short and easy for $3 each. The only unfortunate thing is that I am lucky to get one survey from them per week. I would do them all day if they let me!


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Comments 37

  1. Julia

    I’ve tried surveys before. After 10 minutes of filling it out it stops and says sorry you don’t qualify for this survey. Haha right….

    • Whitney

      This site doesn’t work like that…although I feel your pain because I’ve tried survey sites like that before. You qualify for every survey they send you. It may only be one survey every couple of weeks but you aren’t wasting your time only to get rejected.

      • Gentle

        Not anymore! You no longer qualify for every survey you are sent. They changed the way they do the surveys now and it’s more like other companies and you can go through several minutes of questions only to be told you don’t qualify!

        • Helpmesave1313

          Unfortunately you’re right. I have not qualified for the last few I have tried.

    • Marie

      Yes, that drives me crazy as well! I swear I’ve had that happen on this survey site too. A few cursory questions I can see, but when you have 1/2 the survey completed that’s another story.

    • Anita

      I’ve tried a dozen times to join and it always says they are not accepting people with my info. I’m not sure it not age based. I’m 56.

  2. Karen

    I’ve been doing it for years Love it

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! That’s great to hear, Karen! Thanks for commenting!

  3. marty

    Never qualify…every damn time. Not sure how everyone else gets accepted. Tired Of seeing this post because it literally never works. Obviously they really don’t need participants

    • Ejtodd

      I am there with you…never accepted! Why???

    • Anita

      I agree

  4. queen62

    I have been doing this for years. Any problem I had with a survey freezing or not loading was taken care of immediately. I have no issues with free money. Starbucks reload awesome.👍👍

  5. Shelley

    I never qualify either. Darn 🙁

  6. Arielle Bella

    Didn’t qualify, oh well.

  7. Colleen Donley

    Didn’t qualify😕

  8. ceb1015

    Thank you for posting this! I just signed up😃

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      GREAT! You’re so welcome!

  9. Zoey

    This is what they say…

    Thank you for your interest in PineCone Research. Unfortunately, there are no available openings for members with a household make-up that aligns with yours at this time. However we will keep your registration for a few weeks in case a spot opens up.

    • jen s.

      I’ve been getting that same message for 8 years…. and I only try to sign up when I see the post like this one.

  10. TJ

    Same… no go

  11. Vintagemidge

    I’ve probably made close to $200.00 in about a year and half with this company.
    Occasionally, I’m turned down for a survey but it’s definitely not typical. The surveys are interesting and sampling the new products is pretty fun! It’s not a ton of money but has been a great help with holiday expenses the last 2 years.

  12. Shirley

    I actually got accepted this time. Hopefully I can get thru the first survey!! Excited about the opportunity.

  13. Bonnie

    I’m so mad at this survey site. I had exactly 18,027 pts in my account in December2018, reported on vacation for December then in January 2019 I am unable to sign in! I have e-mailed them so many times telling them I NEVER de-activated with this many pts! Still trying to get my pts back as of this past week. Them saying I had 45 days to collect on my pts. BS!!!!! Just a warning….don’t let your pts build up too much or they will de-activate you too.

    • Ana

      I lost my points too, they just deactivated my account and I was never to get collect my money.

  14. Barbara

    I have been trying for 5 years to join with them and I keep getting rejected.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! Hoping you are accepted real soon!

  15. rosemary

    Didnt get accepted either

  16. Tricia

    I love Pinecone…I have over $500 in my account.

    • hip2trade

      Maybe you should cash out before anything suddenly happens to your account? It would be awful to lose it at this point.

      • Tricia

        Huh guess I should after seeing these comments 🤔

  17. Mindy

    Love Pinecone. I cash out every $100 and have earned about that much a year for the last 5+ years! Very helpful around the holiday season.

  18. riss

    Reading some of the posts here made me nervous, so I logged in onto my account and redeemed my points. Well, most of it. I thought i got locked out coz i have not done any surveys they sent recently, and they sent me warnings on 2 or 3 occasions that i might get canceled if i don’t do the surveys they sent. Whew!

  19. ohweim

    I was able to get in but the link for the surveys never worked. I unsubscribed. Not worth the aggravation.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Sorry to hear about that. Thanks so much for your honest feedback!

  20. David

    Been with them for years and live them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! That’s awesome, David! Thanks for sharing how much you have enjoyed, Pinecone!

  21. Tricia

    What happened to PayPal? It used to be an option.

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