About Pinecone Research
Pinecone Research is a rewards platform and consumer insights panel that gives users points for participating in different market research opportunities. These include surveys and product testing. Panel members can redeem these points for cash or other kinds of merchandise.
General Details 📜
|Helps You:||Make Money|
|Opportunities:||Market Research Participation Physical Product Testing Survey Taking|
Details for Members 💰
Pinecone Research may remove members that cannot maintain an acceptable participation level on the site. If you're at risk of removal, Pinecone will email you. You can also suspend your surveys for a short time by sending a message through the "Contact Us" forms (e.g. if you’re going on a vacation).
|Point Conversion:||1 Pinecone Research point is worth $0.01. 100 points = $1. To reach the minimum payout amount listed below, you'll need to have around 300 points.|
|Payout Options:||Direct Deposit Gift Cards Physical Products Prepaid Credit Cards|
If you joined the panel 30 days ago or less, your first redemption must be via bank transfer to verify your account and identity.
|Payout Speed:||3-30 days|
Payout speed will vary depending on your chosen payout option.
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- Good for side income.
- Wide variety of reward options.
- High-value surveys.
- Good user experience.
- Run by a reputable market research company.
- Not a lot of opportunities available.
- Site can be a bit buggy at times.
- Invite only.
- Fill your profile (answer household questions) fully to receive more surveys and opportunities.
- Take every survey that comes your way. Pinecone Research seems to reward more active members.
- Try to start surveys within 1-2 days (or sooner) of receiving them.
Note: The pros, cons, and tips featured above are manually curated summaries and/or direct excerpts from our 4 Pinecone Research Member reviews.
Pinecone Research Member Statistics
We've gathered 4 Pinecone Research Member reviews from 2 unique countries/regions.
Here are some insights and statistics from those reviews:
Reported Hourly Earnings
Reported Monthly Earnings
Reported Time to Reach Minimum Payout Amount (For the 1st Time)
- Unknown (25%)
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- <= 1 hour (0%)
- <= 1 day (0%)
- <= 1 week (50%)
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- <= 3 weeks (0%)
- <= 1 month (25%)
- > 1 month (0%)
- > 1 year (0%)
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About the Reviewers
Reviews By Total Earnings
- Unknown (25%)
- Less than $100 (25%)
- $100-$999 (50%)
- $1,000-$9,999 (0%)
- $10,000-$49,999 (0%)
- $50,000-$99,999 (0%)
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- 18-24 (50%)
- 25-34 (50%)
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- 65+ (0%)
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- 3-6 months (25%)
- 6-12 months (25%)
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I really like Pinecone. Fun, interesting, and pays well
In general, I really like Pinecone. It can be a bit buggy sometimes, but I would say that it's definitely worth doing. The surveys are fun and interesting, and they pay well. The opportunity to test products is also really fun, and I would recommend that to someone just for the sake of the experience itself. It's certainly not something that someone could rely on as a major source of income, but it's a nice way to make extra spending money while also doing something fun.
The surveys are usually fun, and I always find it interesting to see the new products that brands are working on. I also just really like having an opportunity to give feedback on those products.
I think it pays pretty well! The surveys are usually pretty quick, and they're always worth $3 each.
Occasionally, they send me actual products in the mail to test. I love this because I get a free product that isn't being sold in stores yet, and I make $6 from doing the surveys (one before I try the product, and one afterwards).
They offer a wide variety of gift card options. They also give users the option to choose items from a catalogue as rewards. I have never done this, but some of them actually seem to be a reasonable deal, so it's nice to have the option.
They give an option to schedule a vacation during which you will not be sent surveys. This is important, because users are not supposed to take the surveys while away from home, and missing a large number of surveys can cause you to be removed from the website.
Sometimes if your demographics are not a good fit for the survey you were initially sent, you will be given another survey instead. These surveys usually involve being shown multiple different products instead of just focusing on one.
Surveys show up kind of sporadically at times, so you can't really count on having them at any particular time. It definitely seems like I have times when I am sent many surveys during the span of about a month, but then other times when I barely receive any.
The site can be a bit buggy at times. On many occasions, I have been sent links to surveys that have not worked properly, or I had to try multiple times to get the survey to launch. A common problem that I have occurs when I'm answering the first few qualifying questions, and the website stops letting me progress to the next one. Sometimes after experiencing this issue, it will show me a message saying I am disqualified because my demographics do not fit the survey. I suspect this is an error when it happens under these circumstances, because I will usually try to reopen the same link, answer the questions exactly as I did before, and then the survey will work. While I can usually work through it after trying this a few times, I definitely feel like I've missed out on a few surveys I probably would have been able to take because of this issue.
Support can be difficult to contact at times, although, to be fair, it has been quite awhile since I have attempted to contact support for anything, and part of this is just because of website glitches. On two different occasions I had an issue where the support form on the website would not work at all, and when I tried to contact support via email, that did not work either (I got an automated message which basically said that support can only be contacted via the form).
They used to have a payment option that involved being sent a check through the mail, which I really preferred to use, and I liked it because most sites don't have options like that. They got rid of that option sometime last year, so it's been slightly less convenient for me. They also do not allow users to cash out via PayPal, which would have been the next best option for me.
You are not supposed to complete the surveys while away from home, so participating isn't always convenient.
Thankfully, this has not happened to me, but I have heard from others that they sometimes change the demographics they are looking for and will occasionally remove people from the website to reflect those new demographics.
Make sure you complete the surveys in a timely manner (I try for within 1-2 days of receiving them)! It's okay to miss some every now and then, but if you miss too many, you'll be sent a message warning you about inactivity. If it persists past that point, you risk being removed from the pool of participants. Also, always opt in for sample product testing opportunities!
If you're going to be away from home for more than a few days (or you're just going to be too busy to participate in any surveys), schedule a vacation period so you won't be missing any surveys and considered inactive.
If you are thinking about ordering items from the catalogue instead of getting a gift card or similar monetary award, check to see how much the item cost elsewhere first. Some of them are a good deal, but some aren't.
High value surveys
It's a mixed bag but the site is not good for a stable income job. Still, if you love doing surveys, then this is for you.
High value surveys which earn high points
Less work available
Fill in the profile well.
Lacking in tasks but still recommend it
Pinecone is an absolutely legitimate survey site that is over decade old .They have surveys and product testing opportunities. Payment is via bank or PayPal or gift cards. Won't make you rich but still recommended.
It has different earning opportunities
Its invite only so new members should be invited by their colleagues who are already members.
Survey availability is lacking. Product testing tasks are very rare as well.
Use chrome because site loads faster here. Take every survey opportunity that comes your way.
Not many available tasks but still good for side income
It is a good side income earner. Although surveys are not available all times,you can get up to 4 surveys per month
Good for side income. Nice user experience.
Surveys aren't always available. Demographics are a key factor considered when choosing surveys participants hence affects earnings
Completing your profile is something you should do as soon as you finish your registration because most surveys are based on your profile. Other than that, just try as many surveys as possible to increase chances of qualifying.