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!
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