MintVine Surveys Review (Now Branded Surveys)

“Mintvine by far has been one of the easiest ways for me to earn cash month after month online. Full review.”

MintVine (Now Branded Surveys)Is Making It Easy To Cash in on Surveys

This is my MintVine Update.

I think about all of us have tried online surveys. We have our lists of surveys we like and the ones that we can really earn with. I know I do. And I can honestly say, I try to give them all a chance. But some just don't pan out. But you just don't know unless you try.

Just like MintVine — it's a newer kid on the block in the world of online surveys. I wrote a full review on MintVine here. And I've stuck with it for several months and I have to say, it's one of the easiest survey sites I've ever tried. You earn points for surveys and the points are converted into cash or gift cards. I always take cash and I choose Paypal. So the money is just plopped right into my Paypal account. It does take a few days to approve the payment. BUT — I have always been paid.

Today I just cashed out and it's for a whopping $95!!

Mintvine Payout

Now – like I said, it will take a few days to approve, I cashed out on the 26th – usually within 5-7 business days.

Isn't It Hard to Accrue Points?

Honestly, that's the best part. So I had 9,700 points. And it really didn't take me long to earn those. I do want to say, that about 1,500 of those point were from referrals (you can earn 50 points each time a referral completes their first survey + 15% (in points) of any surveys they do from then on)– but the rest were just me taking surveys. For instance, I got an email today letting me know there is a survey waiting for me that will earn 450 points! That's almost $5 right there. When you consider that every 100 points is a $1 — you can see where this can add up. So I'm almost halfway to 1000 points, which is $10!

Sample Mintvine Survey Invitation

Now are all the surveys going to be almost 500 points? No – of course not. But on the 26th (you can see in the image with my pending cash out) — I did a survey for 235 points! I do the daily poll as well. You get 5 points for each one and you do 10 in a row and you get a 25 point bonus. That's an easy 75 points right there.

I'd say that most of the surveys I take are around 60 points. I've never taken one that requires more than 20 minutes.

One More Cool Thing About MintVine

MintVine allows anyone to join that is 13 years or older. Yes – 13! Now — this is with parental consent. PLEASE keep that in mind. But my 14 year old signed up and she's earned a few gift cards (she doesn't have a PayPal account). I just think it's kind of nice that they allow teens to participate. Even if it's just a $5 Starbucks card or something, it lets them have something that they've earned and worked for.

No – We're Not Gonna Get Rich, But…

As always — when it comes to surveys, this isn't going to be a replacement income for a full time job. No. Don't' quit your day job. Sometimes there are lots of surveys and sometimes there aren't. As well — you can click on a survey and take the initial questions for qualification purposes and not qualify. So yeah, that happens. You spend a few minutes answering those questions for nothing. Hate that.

Mintvine Payout

But – all and all I have been really happy. I never really stay with a program if I can't earn around $30 a month. And this has been very consistent, so I am sticking with it.

MintVine Sign Up (Now Branded Surveys)

Update from 12/1/16
After I cash out for $51 in December, I will have earned over $1,500 for the year of 2016!

Update from 10/4/2016
Honestly – I continue to be super thrilled with Mintvine. I have never had payment issues and the points add up so quickly. I try to never cash out unless I have at least $50 or more. But as you can see, I had $62 and I am absolutely thrilled because I am a gamer and I use a Razer Orochi mouse and I am needing a new one (or at least a backup one). I am hard on my gaming mouse, so I worry about it just breaking in the middle of raiding. So this is enough to buy one on sale at Best Buy! WOOT!


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  1. Beverley A. Ethington says:

    Pinecone Research is an easy survey company to work for. The surveys don’t take much time at all and are very straightforward. It seems they don’t publicize their service a lot because it’s mostly by referral by someone who already does Pinecone. It’s $3.00 a survey once you are signed on. I’m almost 65 and I get surveys maybe once a week or every other week. I would imagine that younger people with families have a greater chance of having surveys sent to them, as typically they would buy more of everything. But I have a grandson and though I am not the legal guardian believe me…I buy a lot for him! : D Survey companies are missing out when they don’t include older people in their surveys, they have no idea how much we actually spend, not on ourselves but on our adult children and grandchildren. They should survey that! LOL

  2. @Noel
    I haven’t used Survey Junkie in awhile — maybe I’ll go back and check it out again. Also — I am 50 years old and I get Mintvine surveys all the time? So I’m not sure.

  3. Noel Crockett says:

    I’m experiencing the same issue as many of your older generation followers. I don’t qualify for the surveys after I spend 5 minutes or maybe less filling out all my demographics. It would seem hat the payout is not worth the time spent for an older demographic. I’m only 38, but no children, and low income maybe to blame.

    I did come across another Survey Site that is set up pretty much the same as Mintvine with the points system earnings, but they give you a couple of points here and there for trying to do a survey. Which I feel is a little better than spending 20-40 filling demo info, only to get nothing. It’s called Survey Junkie, have you tried them? I haven’t reached a payout in points yet, because like with Mintvine, I either don’t qualify or the survey is closed by the time I get to it. I’ll keep trying though. Maybe I can do the referral thing instead =).

    Your site is bound to have my niche on it somewhere. =)

  4. @MJ
    for a long time I would just include any 1099 that companies sent me if I made over $600 with my tax prep stuff for my accountant. Now — everything goes through my corporation. So any and all 1099s and whatever other income forms I get — I turn it all over to my accountant and she prepares my corporate taxes. The upside… you pay less taxes for the most part. The downside – it’s more work and you have to pay for pricey corporate tax return prep AND have your personal taxes prepared as well. This can be well over $500. But for many years… I would just take my 1099s (if I made over $600 through a program) and it would be counted as income. You DO have to pay taxes on it. So keep that in mind. I always figure in my head that the government is going to take close to $40 of every $100 I make. Yes…. it sucks. But it’s the reality. It’s a huge reason, I feel… that people aren’t as inspired anymore to create their own business. Ultimately they are taxed to death and it’t like working your butt off to create your own thing – only to have almost half of it taken away. Just my two cents.

  5. I’m looking into online jobs to make extra cash and I was wondering how you usually file taxes for the income you make taking online surveys? Does the company normally send you tax forms or do you file it under the self-employment tax? Thanks! I would really appreciate your help!

  6. AndAndrew says:

    Show me the procedure please such that I might fall in love with it and make my tuition fees from here.

  7. Is this available worldwide? Or just for citizens in the US? And can you recommend sites like this that can be joined by people outside of US?

  8. @Sue
    Yeah — this happens to me sometimes too. One time I got turned down 3-4 times in a row! I just go in every day and do the ones I can.

  9. i keep trying to do surveys but they always tell me “sorry this survey is not for you”. Is it because I’m 55 and they prefer younger panelists? Just curious. Thanks!

  10. @Carolyn
    I’ve been fascinated by Mintvine. I’ve signed up for so many survey sites over the years and some I have stuck with and some just fizzle. But Mintvine has been an earner for me. I just hope they don’t fizzle out. They seem really strong and their support is amazing (I had a survey I wasn’t credited for worth 350 points and they were on it!)

  11. I could not tell if my original post actually posted or not. I just wanted to say how much I like this site! It’s easier and faster to reach enough points to cash out. I’ve already received my first $10 after only a little over a week. Three days after getting my Paypal deposit I’ve already reached enough for another $10. This is awesome!

  12. The problem I’ve had with other survey sites is that I don’t qualify for most of the survey’s. I’m 40 years old with no kids and I live in a small town in TN. Does Mintvine do a better job?

  13. @Karen
    Are you referring to my site or Mintvine? Either one is not slow for me — so I’m not sure.

  14. Karen Parker says:

    Is the site always so slow? It is making me want to pull my hair out waiting between screens.

  15. Bridgette says:

    How long did it take for you to reach $95?

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