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    • Former MSE Nick
    • By Former MSE Nick 26th Jan 16, 10:17 AM
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    Former MSE Nick
    Branded Surveys (formerly MintVine) - survey sites discussion
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    • 26th Jan 16, 10:17 AM
    Branded Surveys (formerly MintVine) - survey sites discussion 26th Jan 16 at 10:17 AM
    The first point of call is to read the full Top 25 Online Survey Sites guide. Then having found the best survey sites, this discussion is specifically to talk about feedback and tips for the survey site:


    Branded Surveys (formerly MintVine)


    Simply click reply and add your feedback. If you want to discuss survey sites in general, please go to the Top 25 Online Survey Sites thread.
    Last edited by MSE Kelvin; 23-10-2018 at 11:08 AM. Reason: Changing name to Branded Surveys.
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    • Fordiez
    • By Fordiez 2nd Feb 16, 1:58 PM
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    • #2
    • 2nd Feb 16, 1:58 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 16, 1:58 PM
    I like this website, but I'm not keen on the 'survey street' type things they funnel you into. You can get lost for hours in there, being bounced out of surveys and into other ones that you then get bounced out of again and again. I find that to take up a lot of time for usually no reward. However, the specific surveys you are invited to, tend not to screen you out in my experience. Building up to the payout level is quite quick. It's at $10 (about 6 last time I cashed out). They have a daily poll where you get points just for answering a question, too. Sometimes you get partway through a survey and then get screened out and they will sometimes give you partial reward anyway for the effort.
    Boosting my income each month from surveys, focus groups & cashback:
    2016: Jan 32 // Feb 19 // Mar 188

    2015: Dec 106
    • grapesicle
    • By grapesicle 11th Feb 16, 2:40 PM
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    • #3
    • 11th Feb 16, 2:40 PM
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    • 11th Feb 16, 2:40 PM
    I completely agree about how annoying the 'survey funnel' is - today I must have spent around 20 minutes answering questions about my broadband only to be apparently screened out with no reward. So frustrating! Especially when you feel like you've answered the same questions over and over.

    However if you have some free time, there are usually surveys available to be done and I reached the $10 payout within a couple of days (doing a few surveys each day). Doing a few each day can build up points quite fast, though it can take a couple of weeks for the points to be approved, so not exactly instant money.
    • so very confused
    • By so very confused 11th Feb 16, 10:49 PM
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    so very confused
    • #4
    • 11th Feb 16, 10:49 PM
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    • 11th Feb 16, 10:49 PM
    Agree with both posters. I quite like the Peanut Lab picked up a few points in there. Hope I've got the right site......I'm easily confused these days
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    • Bexx65
    • By Bexx65 22nd Feb 16, 5:55 AM
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    • #5
    • 22nd Feb 16, 5:55 AM
    Miffed
    • #5
    • 22nd Feb 16, 5:55 AM
    I joined MInt VIne after reading the best sites list on MSE. Yes there's lots of surveys and you do get so many opportunities plus can hit the payout level very quickly ( a few days for me ) however points can take up to two weeks to become payable and so far my payouts via PayPal have never been paid!!! So now I do Swagbucks and this is by far the best site with a good choice of ways to earn fast points and a great choice of rewards. I'm taking mine in $ gift cards for my daughters gap year and I am paid within a day. Am not returning to Mintvine, I'm wary of the site.
    • Siouxsie32
    • By Siouxsie32 17th Mar 16, 9:49 PM
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    • 17th Mar 16, 9:49 PM
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    • 17th Mar 16, 9:49 PM
    I've been screened out of every single survey since February 18th! I mean every single survey! I made $25 quite easily in my first few weeks after joining and have had nothing since! I emailed them, just in case there was something wrong with my profile, but just got a generic response re some people aren't right for certain surveys... but seriously, I've been screened out of at least 1000 consecutive surveys/Peanut Lab/Personaly and even the surveys that I get sent by email. All I'm getting now is 5 points from the Daily Poll
    Every day I'm hustling
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 18th Mar 16, 11:11 AM
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    • #7
    • 18th Mar 16, 11:11 AM
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    • 18th Mar 16, 11:11 AM
    Have to agree about the Survey Funnel, to the point where if that's where the site is taking me I just click out. I pop on Mintvine as part of my daily routine but I don't seem to spend much time there.
    • tgon
    • By tgon 20th Mar 16, 7:03 AM
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    • #8
    • 20th Mar 16, 7:03 AM
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    • 20th Mar 16, 7:03 AM
    I got an email welcoming me to Mintvine following successful validation. Thing is, I never applied or validated anything to do with them. Just to see, I tried to log in and the site said no such email address!
    • Smithp24
    • By Smithp24 23rd Mar 16, 12:57 PM
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    • #9
    • 23rd Mar 16, 12:57 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 16, 12:57 PM
    Hi l wonder if anyone can advise please.
    I requested to redeem $10 into my PayPal back in 17th March. It's says say 3 working days to pay but mine is still showing pending. I have emailed them but no response. What's the typical wait time to pay into paypal please.
    Many thanks
    Peter
    • so very confused
    • By so very confused 23rd Mar 16, 4:18 PM
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    so very confused
    I don't know what the typical wait is but my last redeem took an age, Sorry can't be more helpful.
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    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 23rd Mar 16, 6:49 PM
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    Hi l wonder if anyone can advise please.
    I requested to redeem $10 into my PayPal back in 17th March. It's says say 3 working days to pay but mine is still showing pending. I have emailed them but no response. What's the typical wait time to pay into paypal please.
    Many thanks
    Peter
    Originally posted by Smithp24
    Last time mine took 8 days from request to deposit - cannot remember whether it was a weekend or a weekday that I did the request though.
    • nandrews
    • By nandrews 26th Mar 16, 8:22 PM
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    MintVine seems to be the best and the worst combined.
    I am annoyed by many survey sites which seem to regard respondents as mere numbers to be tossed around. But MintVine is the nadir! I find no logic to their offerings and it seems they throw any old invites to me and more often than not immediately reject me as "not suitable"!
    It is most frustrating to keep responding and being rejected out of hand.
    But having said that, of those sites I use, they do seem to be the most frequent and abundant payers!
    I take my points in Amazon Vouchers and have received (or will with the last) 60 since the beginning of the year. I suppose I should grateful and maybe they know that's the rate and are happy with the way the site works.
    I occasionally let them know how often I am being rejected, which helps to keep me calm!
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 16th Jul 16, 9:47 PM
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    MintVine says they're requiring our address soon but if we enter it now we can get 10 points.
    Says the offer lasts a week, but probably now just a few days.
    • derekdezerian
    • By derekdezerian 29th Jul 16, 3:50 PM
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    Waste of time
    After having over 1000 points approved, I clicked to withdraw to paypal, and after a day the payment was rejected with no explanation. After sending an email, I received an automated reply saying they would get back to me within three days. That was over three weeks ago. I still haven't been paid, and I still have over 1500 cleared points with no way to withdraw them, and many more pending points that should have cleared over a month ago. A horrific waste of time.
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 29th Jul 16, 5:56 PM
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    I'd chase them up, Derek.
    Given that all points from completed surveys have to be approved, presumably it wasn't an issue with your survey responses, so perhaps the problem was just in processing the payout. For example, they require PayPal accounts to be verified. Even if yours is, I'd definitely chase it up. Maybe send them a message on Twitter or something as well, if you're on there.
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 31st Jan 17, 3:20 PM
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    MintVine now says next daily poll at 2pm PST - 10pm in the UK.

    Not sure if it only changed today but just noticed it.
    Lucky. Wouldn't have got the streak if I'd left it till my usual time.
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 6th Feb 17, 6:41 PM
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    Now they've changed the new poll time again, so it's 2pm GMT. (6am PST)
    Given the time difference and the alteration, I wonder if that's what they'd intended last week!
    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 24th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
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    Marvqn1
    Where it shows what surveys you've done, does anyone know what it means when it says OQ in the Result column.

    Today, I did a survey for 200 points. However, at the end of the survey, it just went to another survey instead of showing a message saying the survey is completed. And the main screen says 'Pending 0', so the survey isn't pending approval.
    Last edited by Marvqn1; 24-03-2017 at 2:42 PM.
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 26th Mar 17, 11:24 PM
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    dave2319
    OQ stands for Over Quantity, so too many people with similar demographics have already completed the survey.
    • Marvqn1
    • By Marvqn1 27th Mar 17, 11:34 PM
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    Marvqn1
    OQ stands for Over Quantity, so too many people with similar demographics have already completed the survey.
    Originally posted by dave2319
    So they don't pay for it even though I completed the survey?
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