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Date Added: 8/16/2009     Reviewer: windychris
 
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Pinecone Research Description

Pinecone Research is a company that conducts market research by offering surveys on consumer products and ideas. Unlike most websites, Pinecone Research is a legitimate company that businesses hire in order to get real opinions and data from consumers. The company mails out products to you and you have to complete a survey about the product in order to get paid.

Pinecone Research Detailed Overview

There are many advertisements that promote paid surveys, but there are very few of them that actually pay you for your feedback. Pinecone Research is a real company that depends on surveys to help their advertisers get the information they need.

The first thing about Pinecone Research is that it is hard to become a part of their panel. You can only become a member if you find their advertisements online or if you get referred from an existing member. Even if you do become a member, you are not guaranteed any amount of surveys. The company will contact you if you fit their criteria for a product and need feedback from you.

If you do become a member, you will complete a few questions so you are put in a demographic. After that is done, you will receive emails from the company for a survey. An invitation for a survey can take as long as a couple of months to as fast as a couple of days.

They will usually send you a real product to your address along with a return address. You’ll have to try out the product, fill out the survey, and send everything back. Every time you successfully complete a survey, you are given $5 by mail or via Paypal. If you do decide to get paid by check, be sure to cash it as soon as possible as it expires in 120 days.

The company really makes the process very straightforward. The directions are simple and you’re awarded the $5 for very little effort. It takes less than 20 minutes to do everything. Everybody that has worked with Pinecone Research reported no problems and had no issues getting paid. Most have stated that customer support was unnecessary as the process is straightforward.

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Pinecone Research Reputation

In final, Pinecone Research is a reputable company that is actually looking for market research data for various products. The real challenge is becoming a member for them. They actively recruit members through banner ads placed on sites like MySpace. If you do find a banner ad, you should register with them right away and consider yourself lucky.

Keep in mind that if you miss out surveys, they may take you off the panel. You also have to agree to a confidentiality agreement and you’re limited to one member per household. As long as you follow their directions, you should have no problems earning money with Pinecone Research.

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Great Company

Pinecone research is a great company to work with. Their surveys do not lag on and on. They do pay, and pay quickly. You can also be invited to participate in a product trial where they send you a product to review. In this case you get paid for the initial survey, you get a free product and there is a follow up survey. You will not earn and income from them but it can pay for your coffee habit!
 
 


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avatar   by trieschman on August 19, 2009 at 10:31 AM CST

 
 
 
One of my favorite survey sites

I have been a member of this survey site for a year, which is one of the best survey sites to earn cash online easily. The survey is pretty easy and you can get $3 in 10 minutes. I can get three surveys each week and always receive payment with PayPal on time. It is a little difficult to get a link to register now.
 
 


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avatar   by Jessi on August 19, 2009 at 10:20 AM CST

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Pinecone Research Does Pay

I was a member of the Pinecone Research site for about a year and a half. I always received a check for $5 each month for the survey that I had completed with them the month before. It is not a lot of money and I found that I was only able to do one per month, but it was a little extra money and it was an extra $60 per year for me. I would highly recommend this site to anyone who is looking to make a little extra money.
 
 


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avatar   by carolscash on August 18, 2009 at 1:25 PM CST

 
 
 
I like this Survey site

I joined Pinecone Research about a little over a year ago. I was looking for a banner or trying to find someone to refer me to the site since you can only join Pinecone Research through a banner you find on a site, forum, blog, etc. , or if someone refers you. Everything you sample through the mail they send for you to do a survey on after you try it is kept private. You cannot tell anyone what you are testing. I like that their screener does not take that long to do and they don't waste your time unlike other surveys that keep going on and on with the survey to be told that you do not qualify. I also like that they pay you each time you take their survey which is $3 which you can now have put into your paypal account. I also like trying many things out from them. I have been able to use all the products I tried as well as learning about new products. I get surveys here and there from there but not a lot. It depends on if you qualify and meet their criteria for the survey. You wont get rich off of this site, but you will make some nice little spending money to put to good use.
 
 


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avatar   by Carrie29 on August 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM CST

 
 
 
Great for time spent

This site may not be the huge income you were looking for monthly, but it is well worth the time you spend. I signed up last week for an account and received my first survey on Thursday (three days after signing up). I completed the survey, and was promptly compensated by check today. It wasn't a lot of money, but getting paid $3 for my opinion was pretty awesome. I would recommend this site to anyone who wants to make a few extra dollars.
 
 


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avatar   by steamwhistle on August 18, 2009 at 11:46 AM CST

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Wonderful site to join

I just joined 2 weeks ago and did one survey and was shocked to see a check in the mail 4-5 days later for $3. I am waiting on my next survey. For the most part I love this site and think it's a great one for everyone to join. So if you haven't joined yet, then you should.
 
 


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avatar   by jnc880 on August 18, 2009 at 11:42 AM CST

 
 
 
Fast Payment, Great Site

I recently joined a couple weeks ago and have only received 1 survey, which was about a product in development. I assume that is because my demographic is very common. I just had to fill it out and a few days later, I was sent a check for $3 for my time. No shipping charges or anything. I was surprised at the speed of payment and the fact that there isn't any sort of "cashout requirement", which are both great things. For the amount of work I had to put in, this site pays out very well.
 
 


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avatar   by Zach123 on August 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM CST

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Pinecone Research Pretty Good site

I have been a member of Pinecone Research for many years. When I started, they gave $5 checks. They later changed and gave you the option that if you made it so they pay $3 you would get more survey opportunities, and if you didn't the $5 surveys would not be as frequent.

I opted for the $3 surveys, but I think I'm actually making less than before.

Another change they made is you can have the money go right to your Paypal which I like.

Overall, it's a good site.
 
 


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avatar   by DebsCrochetEtsy on August 18, 2009 at 10:14 AM CST

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Top Survey Site

I have been a member for a little over a month now. I have been sent three surveys and qualified for all three. I think they are good at screening who they send the survey to before they send them. I don't mind not getting so many because I have surveys coming from other sites also. They pay pretty quick after receiving your completed survey. Now here's the part I don't like. Every survey pays individually. I got three separate checks each for three dollars. I would much rather build up to 30 or 40 dollars and then get a check. (my bank is on the other side of town) They do have the option now of a check in the mail or paypal, which I might have to change over to. So that's the only thing I don't like, other than that they are pretty good.
 
 


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avatar   by devideddi on August 18, 2009 at 10:13 AM CST

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In My Top Two Survey Sites

I absolutely love Pinecone Research. They are top-notch! Their surveys are frequent, fairly easy to complete, and pay very well. I have qualified for every single one so far. Some of them are pretty short, too, so sometimes I will earn $3 for less than 10 minutes of my time! I joined about a month and a half ago and have earned almost $30 so far! I can't think of a single negative thing to say about them. Piece of advice: make sure to opt for Paypal payments. Otherwise, you might be getting several $3 checks each week.
 
 


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Great survey site

I joined Pinecone Research over a year and a half ago through SurveyScout.

It would've been nice to know before joining that they don't have any type of referral program. I've put a quote about this from Pinecone Research's FAQ section in the discussion thread.

I don't particularly like that you have to use the number they give you (UserID) along with the password and you can't change them. So if you join, you'll want to write them down somewhere.

I like how they now pay thru PayPal and it's usually in my account within just a couple days. Another aspect that's really great - the free products. They always ask me if I'd like to try whatever it may be at the time and it's my choice whether or not to accept the product, free of charge, to evaluate.

I've made over $60 so far. For over a year and a half that's not much, but I've only been doing 1-3 of them per month.
 
 


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I am probably one of the few who had a horrible time with this site..

It's really impossible to get into but if you are one of the lucky ones like me, you ended up getting in! Problem was that I had to go through about 10 emails with the support just to get everything in working condition. Then I never seemed to really get any sort of surveys or anything, for that matter. I have a feeling that this was more an issue with the support staff I ran into than Pinecone research. It's safe to say that I never really got very far with them because they were riddled with problems. I eventually reached a point where it just bugged me too much and I had to leave. Haven't been back since.
 
 


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Disappointed

I was with Pinecone for about 6 months. I only received 4 surveys to complete and one in home product to sample. Sure, I got the money on time. But, they quit sending me anything at all and when I wrote to find out why. They said, sometime they do random editing and decided to drop me. No warning, no letter explaining this until after I wrote them. Disappointed is what I am with Pinecone.
 
 


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avatar   by kebssb on August 17, 2009 at 10:14 PM CST

 
 
 
One of my favorites!

I've been doing pinecone research for about 2 years now I think. It is one of my favorite survey sites. I love that they give screeners and let you know early on if you aren't going to qualify for a survey, unlike some of the other guys. They pay quickly, usually within a week if you have them pay by paypal. Some of the products that I've tested have been fabulous, and worth anywhere from $5-50. Usually you get to keep the products, too! Add that to the $3 you get for the first survey and the $3 you get for the follow up survey, and it's definitely worth the 20-30 minutes it usually takes to do the surveys.
 
 


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avatar   by carlaabt on August 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM CST

 
 
 
Pinecone Research

I joined the Pinecone Research Panel several years ago when they placed banner ads in locations around the internet at random times. If you were lucky, you'd find one and get in on it. I was fortunate.

Pinecone is very straightforward; every so often, you receive an email from the Pinecone team letting you know that you have either a screener survey or an actual evaluation survey available. Screener surveys don't usually offer an incentive; evaluations offer $3 plus an entry in the current sweepstakes. I've never had any trouble accessing the site or completing any of their surveys, and they typically involve genuinely interesting product concepts from well-known and reputable companies. Payments come quickly via Paypal and have never been late.

This one's a winner.
 
 


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avatar   by happypinkbunnies on August 17, 2009 at 5:45 PM CST

 
 
 
Legit, great, and fast site!

This site is great! I receive surveys often, and they are usually interesting and easy to complete. I've only been a member for about two weeks, but I've already received 4 checks for $3. Of all the survey sites I've been a member of, this one has the fastest rewards.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by krissymeeee333 on August 17, 2009 at 2:32 PM CST

 
 
 
Pinecone Research - Good At First But.

I joined Pinecone research a few months ago. When I first joined, I was excited to get surveys. However, sadly, I ended up not getting as many as I had expected. I got one about every month, and now I don't even get them at all.

I know people here have had lots of luck with it, but I'm only giving it a B because I got enough to cash out before I stopped getting them, but I'm not sure why they are ignoring me now.
 
 


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avatar   by Jmclark on August 17, 2009 at 1:17 PM CST

 
 
 
Awesome Site!

One of the best sites I've found to make money online! You won't get rich but you can easily make an extra $20 or so a month by just doing some simple surveys. They even sent me a free product to try! (Due to their terms and services, I'm not allowed to say what it is, but it sure was delicious!) They only allow new registrations sometimes so you have to keep on the look out to be a member of this one! I'd rate it 5 stars.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by TriNi on August 17, 2009 at 12:49 PM CST

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Great survey site

I have been a member of the UK version Pinecone Research for a number of years now, and in my opinion it is one of the best sites out there. All of the surveys I have received so far have been revolved around new products. Each survey takes around twenty minutes and is fairly easy to complete. For each survey I complete, I get paid £4 to my paypal account, usually within a couple of days. You can also decide to receive your rewards through luncheon vouchers.
 
 


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avatar   by madmillionaire on August 17, 2009 at 12:36 AM CST

 
 
 
This is a good earning survey site

Pinecone Research sets the standard in my opinion. I found out about it when I was searching the internet for online income opportunities. It is really an elite survey site. The reason I say this is because I haven't received a survey from them that I didn't qualify for. That is so, refreshing to see that they really pay attention to the profile information that you put into their database. Also, they take the time to only send you select surveys. You may also get the opportunity to sample new products in the process as well.

They recently added Paypal to their payment processor so if you have a paypal account you won't have to wait on a check in the mail. Even if you opt for receiving the check in the mail, they mail their checks out on Friday, so if you complete a survey on Thursday, then it is in the mail that Friday, and you can expect to receive in within 7 days. But if you have Paypal then you will receive your payment within 24 hours. I really like that new upgrade to their site.

Pinecone is picky and they don't except everyone. Sometimes they only allow new applicants when they find their banners on the internet from select websites. Other times they will allow their current membership base to invite their friends/family. There is not an incentive for doing this, just the opportunity to share a great site with other people.

Lastly you shouldn't expect to receive a lot of surveys from them. Right now I've been averaging about 1-2 per month. But at least when I do get them I'm confident that I will be paid and don't really worry about qualifying for a survey that I receive, unlike other sites. Finally, when you receive a survey invitation from Pinecone, you should fill it out immediately. They expire within a few days and you don't want to miss out on easy income.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by hdjohnson on August 17, 2009 at 12:25 AM CST

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Pays great, just hard to qualify for

In my opinion, Pinecone Research is the top survey site on the internet. They pay great and have a decent amount of surveys. The only problem that I have with them is that it can tough to qualify for surveys.

Also, being accepted into Pinecone Research can be hard as well. I told my friends about it, however, none of them were accepted, as pr is always looking for a certain criteria of people. Overall, it is a great site and they have an excellent paypal option!
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by jboi993 on August 17, 2009 at 12:16 AM CST

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Another New Survey Site, but this one has the right Idea!

I love Pinecone research, they definitely have the concept down pat, even though they just popped on the scene a little while ago. They send two to three surveys every week, many of which will earn you $3. It really doesn't feel like a waste of time doing these surveys because you know more often than not you will get paid.

I also like that they have many products for you to try, more so than other survey sites. The last product I tried was something I really needed (can't say because you're not supposed to share what you try with others outside the household), and I've found out about many products I can use by doing these surveys.

All in all, you should visit the Pinecone Research thread to get that invitation link. If you are into doing surveys, this is a site that you must join!
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by drknlvly6781 on August 16, 2009 at 11:55 PM CST

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One of my favorite survey sites!

I have been a member of Pinecone Research for a couple of years now. It's one of the best survey sites out there! I can always count on them to not only send me surveys, but to also pay me. When I first started out they would send me checks in the mail. This was fine because I always received them within the week. Now they have the option to have the money sent directly to your paypal account. This is hassle free and you get your money sooner! I think Pinecone Research is one of the best sites out there to earn money completing surveys. The one downfall is that you have to wait for them to send you a survey. Sometimes I wait a few weeks for a survey. Other times I get several all in one week. It depends on what they have available and your stats and interests. Overall I think this site is great and highly recommend it to anyone looking to earn money by completing surveys!
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Jennlk84 on August 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM CST

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One of the Best

I have been a member of Pinecone for a few years. My favorite thing about Pincone is that they don't waste your time. Although, they occasionally send screener or general household questionnaires, most of the emails I have gotten from them are paid surveys. $3 per survey may not be big money, but you are also entered into a drawing for a larger prize. Unlike many survey companies, if you get a survey, you will be paid for it. I hate it when you go through 5 minutes of a survey only to be told that you don't qualify to continue. That has never happened to me with Pinecone. My only complaint would be that I want more surveys from them.
 
 


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Like Pinecone Research

I like Pinecone Research because they send fairly frequent surveys. You are paid 3 dollars for taking each survey. Pinecone has recently added a paypal option so you are paid quickly for taking your surveys. The only complaint I have about this site is that they have very, very specific criteria for their survey takers so it is sometimes difficult to qualify for the surveys.
 
 


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In my opinion, the best survey site out there...

I'd heard about Pinecone Research for some time. However, I couldn't join their site directly, but through banners placed on a randomly selected number of other sites or through an existing member with a referral link. Eventually, I was lucky enough to find one of those elusive banners and I joined (I'm a member of the UK one). Since then, I've had a fab time. I get paid £3 per completed survey (via Paypal) and I've even gotten the odd product posted to me for testing. I get about 1-3 surveys per month. Also, even though the surveys differ, the formats tend to be the same so you do get used to them fairly quickly (makes taking the surveys a lot easier).

I'd recommend Pinecone Research to anyone looking for a good survey panel to join. Top site in my books.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by MissEb on August 16, 2009 at 10:50 PM CST

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A great one

I love this site. I was fortunate enough to find one of their banners last year to register. On average I get about 3 to 4 surveys per month from them, and they each pay $3. When I first started out I was getting like 2 to 3 survey invitations per week. One of the things that I like about them is when they send out the pre screen surveys to see if you qualify it never takes more than 5 minutes. They are very quick in paying you, usually within 2 to 3 days after you complete the survey. The support you get from this site is amazing. I have always received a quick response to all of my problems. I would highly recommend this site to others. I have tested more than 5 products from this company since joining, and I didn't have to return any of it.
 
 


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One Of The Best

In my opinion Pinecone Research is one of the best survey sites around. This is actually an in home product evaluation site. They first ask me to do a short qualifying survey, and so far I have always qualified. Then the actual survey. If you're a fit they will then send you the product to evaluate. Last but not least is the followup survey. They will pay you $3 for each step. They will pay for the postage to send you the product and will also pay the postage to return any product. I love this site, and love doing the evaluations. The one problem with Pinecone Research is becoming a member. They do not accept new members often. There is no way to become a member by visiting the site, you need to be invited by a member, or if you come across their banner on the rare occasion that they advertise. They recently asked members to refer new members, and I will ad the link to the Pinecone Research thread.
 
 


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