Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pinecone Research is loweing payments!

I have been a member of Pinecone Research since they first came about it seems like. As a result, I have been getting paid $5 for my surveys where people that signed up in the more recent past were only getting paid $3 for doing surveys.

Typically I would get 2 - 3 surveys a month, so it was a nice little thing. And now that the surveys seem to be getting longer, they have decided to pay less!

I got a survey today asking the following:

A cash plus incentive plan is quickly being adopted by the majority of our members. In this plan, members are compensated with a $3 cash incentive for each
completed survey and entered into a bi-weekly sweepstake for a chance to win $500. In addition, members are entered into the bi-weekly sweepstakes every time that they complete household questions, which were formerly uncompensated.

We'd like to offer you the opportunity to join PineCone's new and fast growing cash plus sweepstakes panel. Soon this plan will be the only incentive plan offered by PineCone Research and the number of available spaces on this panel are quickly filling up. As a valued member of the PineCone Research community we're offering you a guaranteed spot on this new panel should you elect to switch to the new plan today. You may opt to continue to remain on the $5 cash incentive plan however, please be advised that on this plan you may not see the same volume of requests as you did in years previous and by electing to stay you may forfeit your opportunity to be a part of our new offer and panel. We value your participation and would like to make sure you continue to have the opportunity to share in the PineCone membership experience you've come to know from being a part of our online panel community.

Would you like to become a part of the cash plus sweepstakes plan as described above?

So, basically, your options are to take less money or practically none at all. What a bummer.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

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