Pinecone Research Pays $3 for EVERY Survey (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 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

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!


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!


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!!!



About the writer:

Chelsey has an Associate's 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 15

  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! I don’t find an age limit or requirement listed for that as I search through. Hope that helps!

  2. kalynn

    I just tried signing up and it said there are no available openings for a household makeup that aligns with mine at this time. The only specific questions that were asked that would lead to that result was my age, my highest level of education received, and saying that I was female. Bummer!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Sorry to hear that, Kaylnn. Hoping you might get in soon!

  3. 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! 🙌💞

  4. Kate

    they’ve been paying $3 for about 20 years, geesh!

    • Sara

      Yes, I had to stop doing them because they were super time consuming and it wasn’t worth it to only make $3! (The free products were cool though)

  5. 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! 💞

  6. Tricia

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

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

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

  7. 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! 🤗

  8. User250678

    I can never get signed up

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