Join Pinecone Research via our exclusive Pinecone Research Sign Up Banner or Sign Up Links Below! Please make sure only ONE household member to sign up with Pinecone Research, since multiple registrations of the same house hold will VOID all registrations. Age requirement is 18 and older.
Important: After you submit the sign up form, you will receive an email contains a link to your “profile” survey, you must complete the profile survey in order to be accepted into the panel. You will receive a “Welcome” email shortly after (usually one day later) you fill out the “profile” survey if you are accepted into the panel.
Is Pinecone Research Legit or Scam?
Pinecone Research is absolutely legitimate. In fact, it is one of the most reputable market research panels. I have been a member with them for almost 10 years and I have always been paid.
Pinecone Research Rewards
Currently members earn points for completing online surveys. Each survey usually worth 300 points, and you can redeem points for:
- Cash – can be direct electronic bank transfers or prepaid Mastercard
.Minimum cash out 300 points ($3)
- Gift cards – including amazon gift cards and popular store gift cards such as Walmart, Target gift cards. This is new reward option!
- Various merchandises/prizes
- Charity donations
Please note that Pinecone has transitioned away from Paypal and now offers direct electronic bank transfers. In addition, they also offer virtual Mastercards and Amazon gift cards.
How to Join Pinecone Research?
Pinecone Research doesn’t accept members at their website, instead they recruit new members through advertising or member referrals. You need to find a Pinecone sign up banner or link in order to join Pinecone Research Survey Panel.
Usually you can find sign up links or banners right here at this page.
Pinecone Research Sign Up Link and Process (New 2021)
To join Pinecone Research, just click following sign up links which take you to the sign up forms. Please make sure only register one account ONE member per household. They have separate panels for United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany & France, and please use the sign up link for your country.
After you fill out and submit the registration form, Pinecone will send you a verification code to your mobile phone, shortly after you enter the verification code, you will received a welcome email! The subject of the email I received was “welcome to the Pinecone Research Panel”.
The “Welcome” email confirms that you are accepted into Pinecone Research panel – you have become a member of Pinecone Research!
New about Sign Up: Above was my sign up process with Pinecone at the end of last year (December 2020). Your experience might be different due to demographic reasons. The verification process via mobile phone is new, convenient and fast! I was immediately accepted into the panel after being verified.
Please Note: If Pinecone Research Banner or sign up link is not available, please subscribe my Newsletter and I will send out email alert to my Newsletter subscribers when Pinecone registration is open again.
Pinecone Research Review
Pinecone Research is one of the best market research paid survey companies out there. They have a great reputation of being a reliable paying paid survey company, and have consistent survey opportunities for panel members.
I generally receive 2-3 surveys from Pinecone every month, and members can choose how often they want to take surveys by updating your profile. Pinecone surveys usually are easy and relatively short, take about 10-15 minutes to finish, and majority of their surveys are related to grocery/food products. I have done quite some product testings (such as cereals, yogurt and frozen dinners) for them.
Currently Pinecone Research are paying panel members $3 (300 points) for each surveys completed (they used to pay $5 per survey). In the past, members are rewarded a sweepstakes entry (no points) for each “household” survey. Household surveys are “screener” surveys used by Pinecone Research to determine potential paying surveys for panel members.). And members are guaranteed to qualify for a paying surveys if they receive the survey invite.
Now Pinecone combines the “screener” questions into the paying surveys which means after the first few questions you might get screened out (disqualified) of the surveys. But if you qualify and complete the survey you will earn 300 points. I generally qualify about half of the surveys invited, and the screening processes are pretty quick.
Pinecone Research offers members various popular gift cards and cash rewards. You can get paid cash by direct electronic bank transfers. They used to offer Paypal payment which is really fast – pretty much the next business day. Before they offer Paypal option, checks arrived very quickly as well (I once received a check even before invited for the survey!).
Following are screen shots of the Paypal payments I received from Pinecone Research:
Pinecone Research Surveys – Tips & Notes
#1: First, I want to remind everyone is it is AGAINST Pinecone’s policy/Term of use to talk about your survey and product testing experience with Pinecone publicly. When you sign up with Pinecone, you agree to keep everything confidential. And this is actually what you should do for ALL paid survey/market research companies.
#2: You can choose how frequent you want to receive surveys under your profile page (Frequency). such as one study per week, three study per week, one study per day etc…
#3: If you will be out of town for vacations etc and won’t be able to take surveys, you can also let Pinecone know by updating your profile under “vacation” section.
#4: Sometimes at end of a survey, Pinecone might ask you if you are interested in testing a certain product for a manufacture. If you answer yes, it doesn’t mean you will receive the product to test. I have been asked numerous times of the same question, but I have only got a few chances to test products for Pinecone Research.
#5. Make sure to answer all survey invites – Pinecone monitors member participation and they might remove or lock those members who are unable to maintain acceptable participation levels.
#6. Be aware and avoid scams – there are scammers using Pinecone’s name and logo to scam people. They are #1: typically mystershop shopping fraud check scam (don’t cash the check), #2: E-mail phishing scam (don’t click the link in the fake survey emails) #3: Fake Facebook page that may ask for your login information. Pincone claims that it does not have a Facebook presence, and will not ask you for your login credentials.
Pinecone Research FAQs & Updates
In this last section, I will try my best to answer your questions about Pinecone Research that have not been addressed in this review, as well as recent Pinecone news or updates. Some questions are from the comments, and some are from emails I received from my readers. Feel free to let me know if you have questions that are unanswered!
If you have joined the Pinecone panel in the last 30 days, your first redemption must be via bank transfer to verify your rewards account. After your first bank transfer redemption or 30 days of being an active Pinecone member (whichever occurs first) you will have the ability to redeem your points for any reward option in the reward catalog.
Does Pinecone Kick Out existing members?
Yes, Pinecone sometimes remove members from their database for no reason. I have heard many members complain about this. Personally my account had been deleted once but I re-joined Pinecone a couple of years later.
Does Pinecone Research have mobile apps?
I couldn’t find a Pinecone mobile app, neither Android nor iOS. However, Pinecone website is mobile friendly, so I assume that you can take Pinecone surveys from your mobile devices.
Pinecone Rewards Physical Orders Delay (Due to Covid-19)
Due to Covid-19, shipping for physical reward orders might be delayed. Today I logged into my Pinecone account and noticed this on their website:
We are all experiencing changes and challenges as a result of regulations around COVID-19. We are committed to providing our members the best service possible in these difficult times. As such, we are working to fulfill physical merchandise and physical gift card orders as quickly as possible. Several of our distribution centers are in locations impacted by City and/or State requirements and, as a result, items being shipped are more likely to be delayed. If you have an item that is experiencing delay and would like to cancel the order, you may contact us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note that all digital cards will continue to be fulfilled as normal.
Final Thoughts & Get Started
I really think anyone who are interested in online surveys and product testing should join Pinecone Research. Yes I make more money with a number of other paid survey sites, but Pinecone is still one of my favorite. They have interesting surveys and product testing opportunities, surveys generally are easy and short. Pinecone Research is fair and very reliable, and they are the fastest paying survey company! I highly recommend Pinecone Research!
To get started with Pinecone Research, please click following sign up links to join their panels, and make sure to fill out your profile survey to be accepted!
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