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

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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 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

    • Hi, when you browse the reward category, you should see Gift Card – Digital, and Gift Card – Physical. There are many gift card options under them. Hope it helps.

    • Hi I just logged into my account, and I see gift cards options. They do have a notice that Paypal is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues.

    • Hi Tony, Have you heard anything from Pinecone? I contacted them a few days ago and informed that I would like to update my profile, and quickly received a reply, here is message from them:

      Thank you for your email. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have made some changes to our website and are currently working on the profile issue.

      For security reasons, please confirm the information that should currently be in your profile. If there is any information you would like us to update, please let us know and we can go ahead and update your profile. Please reply with the following information:

      – Full Name
      – Date of Birth
      – Mailing Address (old and new)
      – Household Size
      – User ID

      Best regards,
      Karen Scott

    • This is an update from Tony through email I received, thanks Tony!
      “Several things have developed recently. I was able to access from another pc with no problem, and cash in my balance. I found that there were replies to my inquiries in my spam folder, and I apologize to pineconeresearch for having claimed that they ignored my questions. I think I had a Captcha issue previously, don’t know how or why, but I was able to get done what I needed to do.”

  1. I have been unable to log in for over a week. I have filed three tickets for assistance, with no reply.

    • Did you receive any error messages when trying to login? Like wrong password etc? If it says the password is wrong, you can try to reset the password. Also I know their support is very slow.

      • No message at all regarding password, though I did change it, just in case, after my second to last attempt. No luck in trying to log in with the new password, either.

    • Filing a complaint with the BBB may help. I did so a few years ago when the website offered no means for me to update my profile. They eventually fixed the website so that I could update my profile.

  2. Hi, I’m in the UK and trying to sign up with Pinecone but when I click on the link I just get a message ‘sorry, you did not complete the survey’. I didn’t get a chance to complete anything? I was looking for a registration form! Any ideas anyone?

  3. Hi there
    I was trying a couple of times to fill the registration form using both mobile and a laptop, also I tried with my details and my husband’s but every time I get the same answer and I don’t know what does it mean.
    Please help.
    So it says:

    Unfortunately there are no available openings for members with a household make-up that aligns with yours at this time.


    • Hi Maria, I guess it means they are not looking for new members with your demographics. It happened to other people (and me too once before), BIG DEAL! There are so many other good survey panels!

  4. from pinecone after registering

    We’re sorry. This survey is not available in your area.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us

    any help please?

    • Hello Luis, I am not sure. when I started with them, the only reward option they had was check. I think for new members they will pay by check for first payment, after that members can choose other options.

  5. Hello, Mei, do you know anything about why digital payments in Pinecone are suspended or when they are reactivated?

    • Hi Michael, are you referring to Paypal? I don’t know if Pinecone ever suspended Paypal? I just checked last time Pinecone sent me a Paypal payment was Dec.20, 2018.

  6. Hi Mei, I just tried to register in the USA link and I could not, I still throwing error, before the registration survey, which could be happening?

    • Hi Luis, that’s strange, the link works for me. Sorry I don’t know what’s going on, and there is nothing else I can do. Just to remind you that even you sign up you might not get accepted in the the survey panel – they don’t accept everyone who signs up.

  7. Hello Mei, is the registration of new PINECONE USA users closed? I have tried to register since November 2018 and do not upload the registration form.
    I already probe with link 2019 and the problem persists, what can I do?
    Thank you.

  8. Hi Mei,

    Is registration closed for USA Pinecone Research? The link you have posted only goes to verification that I’m not a robot and then to Pinecones website. There’s no registration form. I’d like to sign up.

    Thank you

    • Hi Chika, I updated the link with the sign up link directly. Please try again, if still not working, let me know, I will email you the link. thanks for the heads up.

  9. I have not received any survey from them since January 2017. Based on what I have seen on the internet complaints numerous people are also receiving very little any surveys. They may be risking being sued for manipulating data that their clients pay for.

      • Ye but the problem is that surveys are not available and have not been available since January 2017

      • Hi borg I am not sure if this will work for you – but the same thing happened to me. I hadn’t received any surveys for a few months, and I couldn’t update my profile. So I contacted them and told them I would like to update my profile and receive more surveys. I received two replies (since I used the contact form twice) a few weeks later. One email told me they re-activated my account so I can update my profile again. The other email said that I will be receiving more surveys which is true. Hope this info helps, and good luck!

      • I have been contacting Pinecone since last fall. I have reset my password and cannot logon until they send the email link I need to use from them. When I get a response, which is rare, it’s a form letter telling me to reset my password. I have even put in all caps that I need the link to get to the site and logon, but to no avail. I know I have money in the account as I always took the surveys they sent and let the balance ride. This is so frustrating! It used to be that when I wrote Karen, she would respond. Now it says I have to go through the site.

      • Hi Shirless, if you have money in your account, Pinecone shouldn’t have deleted your account (they might de-active your account, but they shouldn’t remove your account totally). I used to have $3 in my account and later on they re-activated it.

        I see your problem is you can’t login your account, cause you didn’t receive the password reset email. Can you double check your junk folder, or list pinecone’s email in your contact? My password email is from: “Karen Scott” . Then try the password reset process again?

        If everything fails again, I think you should contact Pinecone directly through their help/contact form, and just wait for the reply – it might take a while, they probably receive lot of emails.

      • I managed to get it fixed by complaining to the BBB but I was not able to reply to the email sent as requested since their email does not accept replies. I was forced to copy the entire email including my replies and paste it into the contact us box of their website. Thankfully they fixed the website so that I could update the profile. Also based on my experience the Safari browser is the only browser that works best for these surveys. I have an iPhone and I plan to eventually get a Mac since all the other browsers tend to break these surveys.

  10. Hi there, I think these links might be broken – when I click I get redirected to a ‘Certified Winner Claim Form’? This doesn’t look legit and there doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the page that references Pinecone Research or would redirect me there. Can you help? I’m based in the UK. Thanks!

  11. i just tried to join and they said the did not have room for me as a member what is that. I thought anyone could join. I only answered a couple of questions in the application and they don’t have room for me??

    • Hi Melissa,
      Sorry to hear the trouble joining. A few years ago it happened to me too – they said they didn’t need me at the time, I tried again and was able to get in later. I have a little “tip” buried in this article which is: To have a better chance of getting accepted into the Pinecone panel, have the male head of the household to sign up and fill out the registration form. Hope it helps.

    • I have been in Pinecone probably since it started. They used to pay $5. Now the past year, my password isn’t working and no matter how many times I have reset, I never receive the email for the link to get in. I have written at least 10 times to Karen and when she responds is a form letter on how to reset password. She used to answer emails right away. I think this site must be going under and I don’t think I would try to join.

      • Hi Shirlee,

        I had failed login a few times, because I forgot my password. I was able to reset my password, the process was actually not complicated – you do need to enter your Member/User ID, your birthday and answer to security question in order to get the password reset confirmation email. Hope it helps, good luck!

      • Thanks Mei. That’s what I did but to get back on the site, you need them to send an email with a link. Otherwise even though you have a new password you can’t sign in.

      • That’s right Shirlee, did you receive the email with the link? I received the email says this:

        “Hi Mei,
        We recently received a password change request for your PineCone Research account. To complete the password reset process please click below
        Confirm Password”

        That’s how I reset my password. If you get everything right (ID, BDay, Security question), you should receive the email. If not, I am not sure what’s going to happen.

      • Hi Mei, That’s the problem, they never send the email with the link to logon with the new password.
        Thanks for your help!!!

  12. I have been with Pinecone Research since 2014. I haven’t had any 1003 surveys show up in my email inbox since May 23rd. My last 1001 survey came in on May 25th. All i have been getting are these new 2017 surveys that are not guaranteed to be paid. I usually don’t do these surveys. Also these new surveys only work with IE and Chrome. Is the lack of getting the 1003 and 1001 surveys a sign that I am about to get kicked out of Pinecone Research?

    • Hi Eric,
      I just noticed that since May 24, all surveys I received from Pinecone are those “A New Study Opportunity May be Available” surveys. So no I don’t think you (and me and others) will be kicked out.

    • Hi Eric, I just qualified and completed a “new format” survey (the ones not end with 1001 or 3001). It was actually pretty easy to qualify, and after qualify, the survey just like the old 1001 survey. Hope it helps!

    • Hi Eric,

      I just received an email from Pinecone saying they are returning to the original survey process meaning they will be sending the 1003 household surveys like before. They also send me a link to confirm if I am still interested in the panel. Have you received the similar email from them?

      • I have received a similar email informing me that they were returning to their old survey format temporarily. It didn’t indicate for how long though. I wasn’t asked if I was still interested in the panel.

  13. I used the link and am in the UK and haven’t had a response for almost a week… does anybody have any idea if that mean an automatic ‘no’? Thanks.

  14. I was a member of Pinecone research once, but i can’t remember my login details, so i tried to contact them, but i don’t have a household id or anything that would allow me to in fact contact them. Is there anyone that can advise me please?

  15. Curiously I just tried to sign up with the link it says ” sorry I didn’t qualify what they are looking for but will save my info for a few weeks in case if something comes up. Does this mean I could never join? Did I click on the right thing? What does that mean specifically? Any help appreciated

    • Hi Lelly,

      That happened to me a few years ago after they kicked me out the panel and I tried to rejoin. Luckily about two years ago they accepted me again. Sometimes they have enough panel members with certain demographic and that’s why registration will not guarantee acceptance.

      I would suggest that you try again after a few months and at the mean time sign up with other legit survey panels on my list here:

      Hope it helps!

  16. Hi am living in glasgow and when i went to register there is no option of glasgow or scotland in the country field

    • Not sure about that because they have only 3 links:to USA,Canada and UK.I applied here in USA but was rejected 🙁

      • Mei,thank you,yea,it’s bummer that after being a member with them for quite a while,they quit on me.Few days ago I did survey and the topic was to join pine cone,then based on my answers it says “congratulation you qualify” but then when I was taken to pine cone page,it said “sorry ” something…….

      • So Krystyna, you joined through a survey? Are you sure you joined? Did you fill out a sign up form like the one in this review?

  17. I remember on the rewards section that you use to be able to choose “Laptops” —did that get t taken away from our choices? I dont see anymore laptops??????What happened to them? thank you

    • Hi Eliza, I never noticed the “laptops” in the reward section, cause I have always been cashed out cash via check and now Paypal. I just logged into my account and the reward section, and couldn’t find the “Laptops”. They do have an “Electronics” category but still no Laptops. Hope it helps! 🙂

      • Hmmm,I wonder what happened to Pine Cone surveys site?I was an active panelist for about 3 years,taking all the available surveys whenever possible and then around this past summer all ceased;no more survey invitations.Now,I read that on Jan 1 they will reopen their site to females (USA) for ages over 24.I hope this is the case and I will be able to join again,I really like this company.

      • Hi Krystyna – Pinecone kicked me out a few years ago. So it does happen and I have heard it have happened to many people. About 2-3 years ago I tried rejoining Pinecone a couple of times, the second time they accepted me. So hopefully you will be able to get into the panel again sooner or later. Good luck!

      • Mei-thank you for the reply;I hope so too that I and maybe others will make comeback to Pine Cone.Happy holidays!

    • HI and thank you for your reply, I did see them one time only and then they disappeared, I am not lying, but OH well—anyhow I dont see Paypal on here where is that>

      • No problem Eliza, The cash option is under the “Featured Awards” category. You can cash out at $3, $5, $10 and $15. I currently has 1200 points ($12) and will receive another 300 points tomorrow! cheers 🙂

  18. Is it necessary to redeem points via check for the first time in pinecone research.Is there any option to redeem points via PayPal for first time.

    • Hi Adrash, I am not aware of the requirement that the first time cash out has to be check. Can you log in your account profile and fill out the Paypal email address field. If you do that they should pay you through Paypal. Also after you do that, email their support and let them know you want to cash out via Paypal. Good luck!

      • I had selected for PayPal option to redeeming my points and I had also gotten the confirmation of selection of paypal by email but when I go to redeem my points there is only check option available to,how you redeemed your points via PayPal for first time.

      • Hi Adrash, I was paid by check the first time cause back then they didn’t have Paypal option. Just to be safe I think you should contact Pinecone support and confirm you will get paid through Paypal.

      • Hi Adrash, the first time you can only cash out via check. It’s for security purpose (in case someone steal your login and cash out) and also screen out fake members (members with fake information). Hope it helps!

  19. Pinecone is adding gift cards to the reward catalog! Following is the email I received recently:

    We are excited to announce we will be rolling out a new rewards site and catalog in November. In addition to our traditional reward offerings, we will now offer a wider selection of physical and digital gift cards, including virtual visa cards, and even more brand-named merchandise for you to choose from. The point based system and value of your points will not change, only the variety of options! We value your opinion and membership and hope you enjoy our new catalog.

    Please note, due to this switch some specific items may no longer be available. However, you may still redeem for a check or PayPal. Your current point balance will transfer

    • Hi Nidhi, yes the invite still active – the UK link should work if you live in UK (if not that link won’t work) -Hope it helps and good luck!

  20. Your site says that the sign up for females (USA) would start again August 1st, it is now the 10th. Will it happen soon?
    Thank you

    • Hi Susie, sorry I forgot to update. And Yes, Female registration is available now – sign up as soon as possible before quota runs out this month! (I just updated the link information). Thank you for the heads up!

      • Is the female registration open now? What are the requirements or demographics?

      • Yes Josie, it is open right now – it usually opens just the first few days of the month, then quickly run out of quota for the month. So sign up right now! Good luck!

  21. I need a phone #, I have attempted to write Karen 6x on this and they never go through

    • Hi Susan, how did you contact Karen? Did you email her at or their contact form on their website? I have written Karen a few times and every time I got a response from her. So make sure you used correct email address. Sorry I couldn’t find a phone#. Good luck!

  22. Hello, is there any way that the US link can be updated? I tried joining and it takes me to front page of the website. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

  23. Is anyone able to refer me into pinecone research Canada? I just found out about pinecone however they do not seem to be accepting members at the moment, and the link above doesn’t work for me, I live in Canada.

    • HI Yu Min Cheng,
      Thank you for letting me know about the outdated link! I have just updated the link and it should be working (I tested myself). Please try again (you might need to clear broswer cache/cookies, or just use a different browser.) Good luck!

  24. Be Aware of FAKE Pinecone Surveys!

    While was checking my junk folder yesterday, I found a survey from Pinecone. At first I almost thought my email host made a mistake, since the email subject looks like from Pinecone, but until I opened the email and checked the sender details (the emails is sent from France) I realized that it IS a junk mail. Also if you compare the real Pinecone survey invite email with one, you will see this one is fake.

    Here is the email details:

    Subject: Project #87026 – New study‏
    Dear PineCone panelist,

    A new product concept study is ready for your participation! Project #87026 is currently available and you can follow the link below to go directly to the survey.

    This survey has a slightly different format. You will not need to log in with your ID and password as the link will automatically direct you to the study.

    [Link Removed]

    The deadline to complete this project is Saturday, November 22.

    If this link does not work, please copy and paste it in to the address line of your browser window. If you experience problems accessing a survey, the best time to complete is between 8am and 4pm EST.

    A few days after completing your interview, you should receive your incentive. If you do not receive your incentive within a few days after completing, please send me an e-mail so we can troubleshoot the problem.

    Thanks in advance for your participation in this product concept evaluation.

    Have a great day!

    Thanks again,

    Karen Scott

  25. Is anyone able to refer me into pinecone research Canada? I just found out about pinecone and I am extremely excited to get in however they do not seem to be accepting members at the moment.

    • Hi James,

      There is a Pinecone Research Canada Panel sign up link at the beginning of this article/review, fill out the sign up form, also make sure answer the “profile” survey then you will be accepted. Hope it helps, Pinecone is a great panel, good luck!

  26. Hi Afifi, you can still try signing up, they might just accept you. 18-24 years old is their target group, however it doesn’t mean they will not accept others.good luck! Oh, make sure fill out the “Profile surveys” if you receive it – it will pretty much “guaranteed” you are accepted.

  27. Thanks for the UK invitation link, it works fine as of today. I have spent quite some time looking for an active invitation to join PineCone, I hope it really gonna be lots of fun with their surveys!

    • Hi Kasia, glad you found the sign up link here and able to join Pinecone! I think you will like Pinecone’s surveys – they are pretty easy and many are product testing surveys!

  28. Hi Theresa,

    That sign up request actually expires today 6/18/2014 after 9PM Pacific time. After that it’s open to all US demographic (18 and older).

    So wait until tonight after 9pm if you need to. 🙂

    Hope it helps and good luck!

  29. Hi People, can anyone anywhere join pinecone? the links I see is uk, usa and Canada links can I join any of these or are they just country specific?

    • Hi Chrizelle, if you are resident of any of the three countries (US, UK or Canada), you can use the links to join and yes I believe they are country specific. Hope it helps!

  30. Received an email from Pinecone Research. Now you can indicate how often you want to receive survey invitation.

    Dear Mei,
    Have you ever wished you could participate in more studies?

    Well, now you can! We would like to let you know about a new opportunity that allows you to tailor the frequency of survey opportunities you receive.

    Within your PineCone profile, you now will be able to check a box to indicate how often you would like to receive survey invitations. All members currently have their status set by default to 1 survey per two weeks.

    To update your survey frequency preferences, please follow these easy steps:

    Go to, Enter your ID and password to log in to your personal profile. On the profile page, check the box that indicates the number of surveys you would prefer to receive, Click Save.

    Please keep in mind that our client volume ultimately drives the need for participants, so the number of surveys you indicate in your preferences is not guaranteed.

    • Hi Mei,
      I have been a member of Pinecone since it first started. Last spring, I tried logging in and it said I had to reset my password. I did and never received the confirmation email so I could use it. I have written, written, & written, only to be told to reset my password. I only need the email that confirms it! NO ONE is listening or reading my email. I used to be able to write Karen and she would respond quickly. Now, my emails are returned. I even did a study a while back and completed it. So, how do I get back into the site? Thank you

      • Hi Shirless,

        I think emailing them (Karen) directly no longer works…I contacted them through the “contact” page and heard back few weeks later (I know it took that long). There is a “contact us” link at the bottom of the Pinecone Research home page, which takes you to a contact form. Give it a try, and you might have to wait a while for their reply, they probably receive lot of emails… Good luck!

  31. FAKE Email from Pinecone! – SCAM, DON’T FALL FOR IT!

    A while back I received an email “from” Pinecone, subject title:

    PROJECT -Business Study Concept For Your Participation

    PineCone Research™
    You are invited to participate in our new and exiting research study conducted for Western Union !
    You will earn $200.00 Per Survey

    Click Here To Join Now

    We value your privacy and assure that all responses are kept confidential and for informational purposes only.

    PineCone Research®
    250 East 5th St. 9th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Survey Department.

    It is so obvious I have to laugh at those losers! Western Union, right!!

    • Received another FAKE Pinecone Survey invite email, this time the pay is $250.

      PROJECT -New Business Study Analysis For Your Participation!

      PineCone Research

      You are invited to participate in our new and exiting Business Study Analysis on Western Union !!
      For each study that you complete, you will earn “$250.00” Per Study

      >>Click Here To Join Now<< We value your privacy and assure that all responses are kept confidential and for informational purposes only. Sincerely, PineCone Research® 250 East 5th St. 9th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202 Attn: Karen Scott PineCone Research Foundation.

    • I hope Mary didn’t cash the check. I got mine today too but once I did the research, I found out on Pinecone’s website that it’s a scam. I used to be a member & knew that Pinecone is located in Ohio. The check came with a Texas return address & post marked in Louisville KY. I knew something was wrong. That’s when I went to Pinecone’s site & found their notice about the scams.

      Mary, DON’T cash the check… it will bounce & be taken out of your personal money.

  32. I just received an e-mail from you about being a mystery shopper. Is this right. If so I except. Sincerely, Joyce Benjamin Phone number has changed. It is 570-462=2564.

  33. I notice the state of Hawaii is not on the pulldown list when I tried to sign up for membership. You know that the state of Hawaii is part of the United States, right? You do know that?

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