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How to join Pinecone Research

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I am a lover of completing paid online surveys, as my regular readers will know. One of the first questions that I had when starting out was ‘How to join Pinecone Research?’. I found a link that allowed me to sign up and I have been a member for years now completing paid research opportunities that only take a few minutes, and sometimes lead to cool product tests too. 

In this post I’m going to share with you how you can try to find an invite for Pinecone Research. Now before you read on please note that the PineCone surveys links in this post will sometimes redirect to other survey panels when Pinecone aren’t taking on new members. Do check back regularly if you’re looking to join.  

The links that you may get redirected to aren’t necessarily survey websites that I use, and thus I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them.

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*Pinecone Research surveys pay £1 each, £3-£4 for long-standing members. I personally find that the surveys take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete, on average. The surveys often lead to product trials and the same amount of money is paid for the follow-up studies.

I’m not allowed to talk about the specific products that I have tested but I have had LOTS. Typically I find that I get at least 1 product trials per month. I have been a member for a number of years now and the surveys are nice and frequent.

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On occasion, *Pinecone Research will send out surveys that require you to answer a few brief questions for an upcoming project. These are unpaid and they are listed as ‘household questions’.

These surveys usually consist of just 2 or 3 questions, mainly asking you about products that you may use.

These surveys take about a minute to complete, on average, and I almost always receive a survey off the back of these household questions. Personally I would prefer to answer a small amount of questions to ensure that I get a targeted paid survey that I qualify for in the future so I don’t mind these.

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How to join Pinecone Research

You can find a link *Pinecone Research. At the time of writing this article, the UK link is open. This allows new people to join Pinecone Research. Membership is free and you will just need to complete a basic survey to allow you to join.

I found that when I signed up that I just received my first paid survey a week or so later. Check back frequently if this link isn’t currently giving you a Pinecone Research UK sign up link. 

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Pinecone Research payments

The current payment for completing a survey is £1 for new members, £3-£4 for older members. You get 100-400 (£1-4) points per survey and you can redeem points for £3 in cash, gift cards or towards a gift.

You can cashout via a number of different methods, I go for Paypal. I let my balance build up for a month or so at a time.

The credits for surveys completed are usually processed and added to your account within 24 hours. An email is sent out when you get a credit added to your account.

You can opt for cash, in the form of a virtual prepaid card, but there are 100s of other options too. Gift cards, items such as watches, candles, children’s toys, headphones and much more.

You can also have your money as a bank transfer, in increments of £3, £5 and £10.

There are a variety of fantastic gift cards such as Uber Eats, Harvester, Currys PC World, M&S, Argos, Caffe Nero, John Lewis, New Look, iTunes, Starbucks and even Amazon too.

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Pinecone Research – How to get more surveys

Once you have solved the question of how to join Pinecone Research be sure to read my post on increasing your survey frequency. If this is your first time reading about paid survey sites then read about survey demographics and profile surveys which should help you further.

My favourite websites should also help you maximise your earnings further. You can also read about my favourite of all the paid survey sites if you are limited on time. This is a great website that allows you to earn £5+ per hour for completing paid surveys.

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Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Hi Katy Love your blog. I’m desp to become a Pinecone member but still no banner has appeared for me :( Do you know when uk will be re inciting and on what site will their banners appear please? Thanks so much for reading my message Rachel


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Hi Rachel I'm afraid it just happens at random! Good luck x


Friday 24th of August 2018

Hi I clicked the link to sign up to Pinecone and it redirected to Opinion Outpost? Has Pinecone changed or is this something completely different? Thanks


Friday 24th of August 2018

Hi Diane. This is something else. Sometimes the link redirects when Pinecone Research aren't taking on new members. I'll update the post to let people know now. Sorry about that x


Thursday 16th of November 2017

Hi, how do you set up for them to pay into your paypal ? Do you just fill in the paypal address in your personal profile or do you need to contact them to register the paypal address with them? I'm very confuse as I never get invitation from them for setting up paypal although I've met the minimum requirement, and on their website, it was mentioned that you would need to register your paypal email address by emailing them before redeeming the points into you paypal account? x


Sunday 19th of November 2017

Hi Michelle - so sorry for the delay in replying! I have it added on my profile, then I go in to the rewards page, select Paypal, and ensure that I put my Paypal in there when prompted. I never had to contact them other than just filling things in on the website. I hope you've managed to sort it out now?

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