I FINALLY got a link to join Pinecone research.

@saundyl (9789)
Canada
April 29, 2008 12:12pm CST
After 6 months of trying to get a membership and reading about how hard it is. I finally got a link through canada survey panel to join Pinecone Research. Is it just me or is it a really sought after company? I've read really good reviews about them being consistent in sending surveys and payment. And that its hard to find a banner. They dont seem to have a join link on their site either. Has anyone here been with pincone before? any good/bad experiences with them?
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@SweetTrix (1071)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Thats great! I notice it's really hard to find a banner or link to join Pinecone Research especially for residents of Canada, I'm not sure exactly why. I actually wrote a blog post about the Canada panel for Pinecone Research, I also have an active link to join Pinecone so if you know anyone that wants to join you can have them take a look at my blog. The link to my blog is in my profile on the right-hand side, it's called "Survey Directory". I have a link for the US and Canada Panel right now, I think the UK Panel is currently closed. I'm not sure how long recruiting for the panel will be open, but they usually close fast with all the registrations they receive. I am a member of their US panel and get $5 for every survey/product test I complete, for new members it's only $3 now, but it's better than $2, lol. I get about 2-4 surveys a month from them, i actually complete one last night and was paid in my PayPal account this morning. Most of the money in my PayPal is from Pinecone Research, I'm up to about $60 now from January.... of course there are a few other survey sites that added to that as well. I think they are so sought after because they make it a challenge to become a member unlike other survey companies. •§•Congrats•§•
@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
Thats really neat. Thanks for the infomation.
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
3 May 08
In my welcome email i received yesterday It stated that new members get $5 per survey. I wonder if its different from country to country as i signed up with the canadian website.
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@SweetTrix (1071)
• United States
3 May 08
I think it might be from country to country, I am thinking the inflation here in the US probably affected how much Pinecone Reseach is now paying its US members. The value of the dollar has gone down so that might be another reason as well. It's good that you are getting $5 per survey from them. •¤•Good Luck•¤•
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@gabesmom (1246)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I've been a member of Pinecone for some time now. It is a good, paying survey site but I wouldn't say it's one of the best out there. There's another survey site that I like better which gives points even if you don't qualify for the surveys. 1000 points is equal to $50.00 and I make that amount every three months. I think Pinecone's strategy of limiting membership appears to make it more lucrative than it really is.
@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
May i ask what the name of the other site is? I was glad to get onto the pinecone research "team" because they actually do pay...the majority of the surveys i've found open to Canadians dont pay money they pay in sweepstakes entries which..always seem to be won in ontario not in sask/alberta/bc areas.
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I would also like to know the name of that site. I'm a member of Opinion Outpost that rewards you in points and each is worth a dime. It adds up fast on that one!
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• United States
15 Oct 08
hey does anyone happen to know the name of the site he's talking about?
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• United States
29 Apr 08
I have been with Pinecone for 3 years.And it's one of the best survey sites around. For every survey I complete I get $5.00. The amount for new members changed to $3.00 last year.And the site pays very fast the next day into paypal.I have been seeing lots of banners for Pinecone on Mylot for weeks.So now is the best time to join. Good luck.
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
Thats awesome that they pay with paypal. I hadnt even noticed the banners for them on here. Thanks for the luck!
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@StereoDiva (2143)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
I have only heard wonderful things about Pinecone. I like how they make it hard to get on with them, so when you find one of their links, you feel quite special. I am not a member, but I know others who are and love it. Congrats to you!!!
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
thank you!
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I've been with them for awhile now. They are really good. I've gotten paid multiple times now. Every time you do a survey you get $3. Plus you get follow up surveys if they choose you to try out a product. They don't have a link to join on their site or a thing to send to get referrals. You just have to get lucky enough to find a banner.
@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
Mine was an email link i got. I was pretty happy i finally got a way to join!
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@WNCKen (32)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I've been a member for nearly two years and I've never ever had a problem. They now pay through PayPal - they used to mail checks. I also got my mom to join. I've tried three product samples, all arrived undamaged and very well packaged. One product was a morning drink and they sent two flavors. The surveys usually take between 10 and 20 minutes each and you get $5 for each survey completed. You also get an occasional home survey designed to find out if you qualify for upcoming "pay" survey. The home surveys do not pay. All in all, I love pinecone.
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
It sounds like a good place to be with...I'm looking forward to getting some surveys.
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@WNCKen (32)
• United States
2 May 08
Also, it should be noted that I just completed a survey from them asking about their process. It seems they may be offering shorter surveys and different payment options!
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
3 May 08
Thats really neat. Thanks!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Jun 08
I have been with Pinecone for about three months and get some surveys. They pay within the week at a standard fee here of £4 ($8). This comes in the form of Luncheon Vouchers that are redeemable at most supermarkets and fast food restaurants.
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
As long as you can use the vouchers thats an awesome form of payment. I didn't realize that the exchange rate on £ to dollars was so high.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Jun 08
The exchange rate is one of the reasons that states like Florida are currently stiff with British tourists. NYC too.
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I joined about 3 months ago and they have always received my checks from them and fast too.They are a good legitmate site that pay.I received 20.00 from them from doing one research project about 2 weeks ago.I received the money fast too.Yes they sent money.LOL.Well the company anyways not pinecone as I was surprised they never sent a check as pincone always does unless you have it put in paypal.I dont have alot of time with 2 little ones to do a whole lot of money making sites and surveys but I do pincone research and a couple of other survey sites everytime I can get the chance.Congratulations on getting signed up with them.
@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
Thank you. It sounds like they payout pretty fast from what others are saying. Good to know.
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
4 May 08
That makes alot of sense.
• United States
9 Jan 09
Well I'm a little late but congratulations on getting a link to Pinecone. It's a really good site and i've been paid multiple times. I've actually received two products from them to give them feedback, I can't really say what those products are but I was happy to receive them and I hope I am able to evaluate more products for them. Good luck. ^_^
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
I'm actually really disppointed because i havent actually been invited to participate in anything other than household updates.
• Canada
6 Jan 09
Hi Saundyl, I was wondering if you would happen to have a friend invite for pinecone? my email is zaqstew@gmail.com I've been trying for years to get on the panel, but have the worst luck lol Let me know, it would be greatly appreciated :) Happy new Year, Zarq
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
To be honest Now that I'm a member I've never received a survey so I'm actually pretty disappointed. I havent received any invites either but when I do i'll let people know.
@momalisa65 (1980)
• United States
10 Jun 08
The strange thing is, when I first joined Mylot a couple months ago, I remember seeing the banner for Pinecone at the top of mylot, but I didn't know what it was. Now that I hear everyone saying good things about it and I want to find it, It's not there anymore!
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
I found they are few and far between.
• United States
6 Jun 08
I love pinecone. It took me 8 months to get in. I dont even remember how I got a sign up for that site. But they do pay. No bad experience and they have a great customer support person.
@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
It takes a long time to find a banner to join. I also know they have rules against sharing the registration link. Congrats on getting in.
• United States
30 Apr 08
They must have become a very sought after company, taking that long to respond! I am not a member personally, but I have to say they are a good company. My grandmother is a member there, and they are always sending her a two, three, or five dollar check for something. They even sent her ten once. I don't know all what you do for the company, but from the outside looking in, it looks like a good option.
@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
1 May 08
It does look good from the outside...i'll see what its like from the inside when i get my first survey!
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