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  • Ways to Make & Save Money #14: Pinecone Research


    This post was updated on 11/15/16.

    Pinecone Research is my favorite survey company, because they pay $3 for each product survey completed. It’s not a lot of money for 5 to 20 minutes of my time, but it’s a great diversion, can be done while multitasking, and there’s always the chance that I’ll end up getting a free product to test.

    As with all reputable survey companies, you have to agree to a rather strict confidentiality clause when you sign up with Pinecone, and restate your agreement with each survey. Pinecone seems to work primarily with major, well-established companies, who are looking for input on products they are developing, so you’ll get a sneak peek at quite a few products that eventually make it to the market.

    It’s been my experience that Pinecone pays very reliably – you can choose from cash to variety of rewards. There is no minimum cash out threshold, so you can choose to receive a $3 check whenever you have credits.

    I’ve been with Pinecone for over six years now (!) and they are the only survey company I have stuck with during that time, so you know I must really like them!

    If you are interested in joining Pinecone, click here to see if you qualify. You can learn more about Pinecone here, and read their privacy policy here.

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