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Synovate Research Panel Open Again (Paid Surveys)

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 19, 2010 · 23 comments

Good news -- the Synovate Global Opinion Research application is available again. I know last time I posted it there were some issues with the form, but it's definitely up and working this time! Along with Pinecone Research, it's one of the most frequently recommended paid survey panels by Deal Seeking Mom readers.

The main difference between Pinecone and Synovate is that you will not earn cash for every survey. With Synovate, you'll earn points that you can redeem for cash once you reach a specified threshold.

You can read more about what DSM readers think about Synovate here.

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1 Samantha August 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I am not sure about anyone else, but I am having trouble with the link. This is what it says:Object moved to here. And when I click here, nothing happens.


2 Tara Kuczykowski August 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

What browser are you using, Samantha? It just worked for me.


3 Samantha August 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

It just went through! Thanks for all your hard work! I have received checks from Pinecone and Opinion Outpost and I am hoping to make a little bit with this survey company too!


4 Brenda Arnold August 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Did not have trouble with this link; but I wonder if I'll ever get contacted. I've signed up with PInecone several & never gotten anything from them. After the first time I signed up with them, I began getting all sorts of spam and one in particular is about to drive me nuts...signature surveys...promise huge amts., so I figured they're bogus.


5 Tara Kuczykowski August 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I'm sorry to hear that, Brenda. I know that Pinecone is one of the harder companies to get in with. I'd be very surprised if the spam came from them though. I never had any trouble with it, so it could just be a coincidence.


6 susan August 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm

can you belong to more than 1 research group at a time? i am aready a member of pinecone??


7 Tara Kuczykowski August 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Yes, you can definitely belong to more than one panel, Susan!


8 Amy August 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Tara- I signed up with pinecone a few months ago because of you, and what a great company! I get 2-3 surveys a week at $3 each, and have already tested a few products! Not much, but it pays for my expensive coffee drink habit! Is it as easy with this company? How long does it take to redeem for cash or products?


9 Tara Kuczykowski August 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Amy, it's been a long time since I've used Synovate personally. When I was doing them regularly, I got products to test regularly and bonus surveys frequently. Hopefully someone that's with them currently can give you a better answer though!


10 cwaltz August 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm

It isn't as easy. sometimes you'll only get 100 points because you don't make it past the prequalify.

However, I did earn enough to cash out at $25 within a 8 month window.


11 Jen August 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I second what Amy has posted. I got into Pinecone a month ago and it is very legit. It almost feels like I work for a company! No spam and I get paid within a few days. Hope to try this new company! As a SAHM, every dollar helps.


12 cwaltz August 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I love Pinecone. I've almost earned $50 ($48 as of now)since February
I'm almost about to cash out at Synovate for $25. I'm waiting for the points to post from my last survey.

Thanks to point programs and survey sites I will have over $400 in the Christmas Jar(or I should say $185 plus $230 in Amazon credits).

My newest find is Lightspeed surveys(recommended by someone here I believe). I have already been able to cash in for a $5 Amazon credit after a month as well as have received a $10 gift card for my son participating in a beverage survey.


13 Tracy M. August 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

How often do you get surveys from Pinecone? I did a survey early last week and have not had any emails since then.


14 Rachel August 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I signed up with Pinecone in mid-June when it was open at that time. I have yet to receive the first survey. I emailed them last month to make sure I wasn't missing anything and they responded that sometimes you just don't fit the demographic for certain surveys. I check my email daily and log into Pinecone once a week to make sure there isn't a survey sitting there for me. Has anyone else had this? I would LOVE to be receiving these survey opportunities.


15 Tracy M. August 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I will not worry then. The only reason I wondered about it was because I received my first survey the day after I signed up. I thought WOW this will be great - and then nothing...


16 Lonnie Faith August 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I just signed up and did four (4) surveys. I checked the rewards and found out I made .25 cents per survey.....DID I MISS SOMETHING?????
I will work pretty cheap, but that is to small for me.


17 sylvia August 19, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I started to fill out the information until they wanted the personal information on everybody in my house hold. TMI! So I stopped, it not worth the money to have my roomates bothered by something like this. And it didn't all me to op out either.
So, I'll pass!


18 Miranda August 20, 2010 at 1:19 am

I don't like putting in my personal info. either so I just make all the birthdays and stuff like that. I understand they need to know the age of the people in your household but they don't need to know the exact day.


19 Jo Ann August 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Love Pinecone. They pay very fast. I don't get as many surveys from them as I do from Synovate though. Synovate also does not pay as fast but I've never had a problem with them. Both seem to be good companies to make some extra (if not much) cash from. :)


20 Brigitte August 20, 2010 at 11:16 am

I received an email from Synovate a couple days ago and I was a 6th place winner in their monthly cash drawing. it was only 10 bucks, but hey that adds up right?


21 kim September 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I've been signed up with Pinecone for a couple of months and love it. I get quite a few surveys and they pay quickly. It's great. I just recently signed up with Synovate and Lightspeed and Taluna. I get the pre screeners that ask what kind of products we use. Since then I have gotten a few e-mails about surveys coming from Phyllis Schray saying something about Johnson and Johnson doing a study for a product that they will send to me and then I'll get a $20.00 payment after filling out an on-line survey when I'm done.
Anyone get e-mails like these from the survey co.? I'm afraid to open the link thinking it's a virus.


22 Jennifer January 7, 2011 at 8:28 am

how does synovate pay? by check or paypal?


23 Tara Kuczykowski January 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

Synovate pays via check, Jennifer. You might find this page helpful -- I have all of this information listed for a number of companies that I know are legitimate:


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