Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research Sign up link + review - Join & Earn Money for SurveysJoin 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.

Pinecone Research – USA sign Up – OPEN

Pinecone Research – UK Sign Up – OPEN

Pinecone Research – Canada Sign Up – OPEN

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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 paid by check or Paypal. 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

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

To join Pinecone Research, just click following sign up links which take you to the sign up forms. Fill out the form and submit. 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.

Pinecone Research – USA sign Up – OPEN

Pinecone Research – UK Sign Up – OPEN

Pinecone Research – Canada  Sign Up – OPEN

Pinecone Research – Germany  Sign Up – OPEN

Pinecone Research – France  Sign Up – OPEN

After you submit the sign up form, you will receive a confirmation email from Pinecone Research. The Email contains a link to your “profile survey”.

Important – You must complete the profile survey in order to be accepted into the panel.

Note about sign up:

Filling out the sign up form and profile survey does not guarantee your acceptance into Pinecone panel.

  • If your profile doesn’t match the demographic they are looking for at the time you might not get accepted.
  • Pinecone runs comprehensive quality checks to screen out fake registrations, and for security purpose the first survey payment will always be in the form of check to further eliminate fraud.

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.

The “Welcome” email confirms that you are accepted into Pinecone Research panel – you have become a member of Pinecone Research!

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 check or Paypal. Paypal payment 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-paypal_survey

Pinecone Research Survey Paypal Cash Payment

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: Sometime 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!

First 300 points automatically redeemed for a check?

After you complete your first survey, the first 300 points you earn will automatically be redeemed as check and sent to your home address. This is done for security purpose, and to establish your profile and account. Once this initial transaction is complete, your point balance will accumulate as normal and you can redeem for a wide selection of rewards including cash, gift cards and brand-named merchandise.

How Do I Request Cash (check or Paypal) Payment?

Many of you know Pinecone switched to a point reward system a while ago, and some members are having trouble finding the cash payment option. To request cash reward, either by check or Paypal, do the following:

Step one: Login into your Pinecone Research account;

Step two: In your account page, at the bottom, click the “Redeem My Points” button link, which takes you to reward catalog site/page.

Step three: at the reward catalog page, click “Featured Award” link on the left, there you can see the “Cash Option” at the bottom. From there you reach the $3 (300 points) cash reward page.

Enter the Quantity based on your point balance. For example, if you have 900 points, you should enter “3” in the “Quantity” field. Then click “Add to Cart” button. You can also choose $5, $10, or $15 cash-out amount.

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 – June 2020

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!

Pinecone Research Sign Up Registration Link & Review

To get started with Pinecone Research, please click following sign up links to join their panels, make sure to fill out your profile survey to be accepted!

Pinecone Research – USA sign Up – OPEN
Pinecone Research – UK Sign Up – OPEN
Pinecone Research – Canada  Sign Up – OPEN
Pinecone Research – Germany  Sign Up – OPEN
Pinecone Research – France  Sign Up – OPEN

Are you a member of Pinecone Research Panel? If not, I suggest you sign up with Pinecone Research and give them a try! If you are a member, please feel free to share your Pinecone review and survey experience and let me know if you have any questions!

403 thoughts on “Pinecone Research

  1. [quote name=mlynn]Just heads up – Pinecone UK sign up link updated, it’s working now! :-)[/quote] sorry to bother you but when i try to register at the uk site it says that they are not taking in new people with the household alias that i have. It also said that my application will we active for a few days just in case they are taking people with the household alias like mine. Dose it mean that i cannot join or i will get an email after a few days like you mentioned above. Can you please give me some tips so that i can sign up? Shall i try again? Thanks in advance.

  2. Yeh having the same problem with the uk link. Also where can i find the newsletter. Have looked on the main menu but no mention of Newsletter.

  3. Hi diana – please try again. Pinecone US Link updated. 🙂

    Heather – Welcome! 🙂

    Hannah – Please check back in a few days.

  4. Hi, can you guys come back in a few days. Usually Pinecone will make a new sign up link available after the previous one expired.

  5. please send a us link or adress to a banner for pinecone ,will trade my points link if wanted email me “mejustjoy at yahoo dot com”

  6. Hi Sarah, I just updated the Pinecone UK sign up link, it is working now, please try again. Thanks for the heads up!

  7. Update – I receive 2 surveys a month and qualify for both of them, the same as it was in 2010. I have done a few products tests for them. I haven’t had any problems with them.

  8. [quote name=sonia]Where do I sign up to PineCone Research USA? there is no where for me to register on their website![/quote]Hi Sonia, use the Pinecone USA sign up link in this article (near top).

  9. Hi Clair, I just updated Pinecone UK link, it’s working now. Thanks for the heads up!

  10. Please help.I heard this is an awesome site to get into,and the Canadian link is closed.So will it be opened again?Any help would be most appreciated.Thank you.

  11. I’ve been with this company for a couple of years now and I’ve never had to worry about getting paid. I know I get $3 everytime I complete a survey.

    I’m surprised that they’re not accepting males between 25-35 because I was always told by survey experts that males are much harder to get.

  12. Okay everybody, Following is the email I received from Pinecone titled "Pnecone Research is Growing"…Please pay attention on what they are looking for…
    Dear MEI:

    PineCone Research is growing and we invite you to help! We are offering select members the opportunity to recommend membership to a friend or relative who is NOT a member of their household.

    Do you know of households that would like to join the PineCone Research Panel? If so, please FORWARD A COPY of this email to each household you would like to refer so that they may click on the registration link shown below. That household should complete the registration form themselves and submit it. REMEMBER THAT ONLY ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD MAY REGISTER. Multiple registrations of the same Household will void all registrations.

    Here is the link to the registration:

    [link removed for protection, please use the Pinecone USA link above in the article]

    As a member in good standing, you’ve already seen the benefits of being part of PineCone Research. So please, share the benefits of membership with a friend. Don’t forget, please don’t tell them about any of the products that you have seen in our questionnaires or tried in your home. Remember, it’s important that your PineCone Research survey and product testing experiences remain confidential.

    If your referral has any questions, they can email us at scott@pineconeresearch.com or click on the attached links to learn more about PineCone Research.

    http://www.pineconeresearch.com//about.HTM

    http://www.pineconeresearch.com//policy.htm

    While this is not a paid referral program, we genuinely appreciate your help in spreading the word that PINECONE IS GROWING!

    Thank you,

    Karen Scott

  13. [quote name=mlynn]Hi Jennie – Pinecone US Link updated, try it again. Thanks for the heads up. :-)[/quote]
    Looks like they aren’t looking for anyone new within my age range 25-35 or my cousins age range 18-24 or my fathers age range 55 and over Not sure what they’re looking for. :0

  14. [quote name=mlynn]Hi Jennie – Pinecone US Link updated, try it again. Thanks for the heads up. :-)[/quote]
    Thank you so much! It works

  15. [quote name=mlynn]Hi Carsten – Pinecone DE link updated. Try again. Thanks for the heads up. :-)[/quote]
    Thanks for updating!

  16. Christa – the Pinecone UK link was expired. I just updated the link with a new working link. Try it again, good luck!

  17. Hi Nicole, Yes there is a new sign up link available for Pinecone UK. I have updated it and now the UK link is working. 🙂 Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  18. Hi, thanks for these links, however the UK one seems to be broken, it says “Registration Error”. Any chance you could check it out?
    Thanks! 🙂

  19. Hi everybody! – I just received an email from Pinecone saying "Pinecone Research is Growing" and asking me to refer friends and families to join Pinecone USA and the email contains the new Pinecone sign up link!! Use the link in the post to sign up right now!

    Following is the email:
    ==================================
    Dear MEI:

    PineCone Research is growing and we invite you to help! We are offering select members the opportunity to recommend membership to a friend or relative who is NOT a member of their household.

    Do you know of households that would like to join the PineCone Research Panel? If so, please FORWARD A COPY of this email to each household you would like to refer so that they may click on the registration link shown below. That household should complete the registration form themselves and submit it. REMEMBER THAT ONLY ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD MAY REGISTER. Multiple registrations of the same Household will void all registrations.

    Here is the link to the registration:

    [link removed – please use the protected link in my post above to sign up]

    As a member in good standing, you’ve already seen the benefits of being part of PineCone Research. So please, share the benefits of membership with a friend. Don’t forget, please don’t tell them about any of the products that you have seen in our questionnaires or tried in your home. Remember, it’s important that your PineCone Research survey and product testing experiences remain confidential.

    If your referral has any questions, they can email us at scott@pineconeresearch.com or click on the attached links to learn more about PineCone Research.

    http://www.pineconeresearch.com//about.HTM
    http://www.pineconeresearch.com//policy.htm

    While this is not a paid referral program, we genuinely appreciate your help in spreading the word that PINECONE IS GROWING!

    Thank you,
    Karen Scott
    Web site: http://www.pineconeresearch.com

  20. Im from Greece can i participate in participineconeresearch.com? And if i can where can i find a registration link?

  21. When will a new registration be available to sign up for Pinecone Research. Can you notify me when this happens.

  22. Yes Stacey, looks like the link JUST expired. Don’t worry – come back in a few days I am sure Pinecone will make another sign up link available. Thanks for the heads up.

  23. Hi Jo, the US Pinecone sign up link has been updated, it is working now, please try again. Thanks for the heads up. 🙂

  24. Hi Jade, yes that old link just expired. I just updated it with a new working link. Please try again and let me know if you encounter any problems. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  25. I try to sing in to Pine Cone but the link is not working or expired
    So let me know when the link is work cuz some friend are registered in Pine Cone and tell me this website and research is good I’m very interesting in register
    Thanks

  26. Uk link just takes me to ‘HTTP 500 Internal Server Error’ page- is it broken?

    If possible, could anyone refer me if there is a chance?

  27. Hi Lauren – the pinecone US sign up link works now..good luck.
    Natalie – unfortunately I don’t Pinecone open to Bahamas 🙁

  28. I live in the Bahamas and there’s no link for us over here 🙁 I hoped I could have joined but I cant….

  29. I tried the signup link here awhile ago (week or two?)but never got confirmation.
    So I went to email them and my email can’t be found 🙁
    I used to be a member years ago- by far my fave survey company. I got to test really nifty things.

    I just hope the link works again soon.

  30. Hi Tyler, I think it’s a technical problem at Pinecone’s end..maybe come back later (in a couple of days) and try again.

  31. Hi, I’m afraid there’s a problem with the USA link. Every time I complete the form it takes me to a page that says the page cannot be found. Can this be fixed or does it mean that they closed?
    Thanks

  32. I’ve been a member of Pinecone’s for at least a few years. If you speed through their surveys or open duplicate accounts, they WILL dump you. I actually like that about the site. It’s good to have standards 🙂

  33. Hi Robin, sorry that link has expired. I just uploaded the new working Pinecone sign up link. Thanks for the heads up!

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