Do you know that companies are paying top-dollar to have users
like you try their products and services for free? At CashCrate, we
pass that money on to you. Simply complete free offers and get paid
without spending a dime! Most CashCrate members have the opportunity
to make more than a thousand dollars by joining and participating in
daily surveys, completing offers, referring friends and shopping
Companies need consumers to try and review products, services,
and websites and are willing to pay money to have them do so. Most
of the time you're asked to do this without any compensation, what
CashCrate do is take the money companies give us for your
participation, and give you back up to 75% of it!
After you sign-up, you'll be presented with a short message on
how to complete offers along with a "fast-track", which is a list
offers which you should complete right away because they are high
paying and take little time to complete. There are many other ways
to earn at CashCrate, like participating in the daily surveys and
inviting your friends to join.
The CashCrate referral program also gives you a great opportunity to
earn and has two levels. You get paid 20% of what your direct
referrals make and 10% of what THEIR referrals make. Members can
make hundreds a month just by referring other members to our free
- Accepts Members From: United States, Canada, United Kingdom,
Australia and International
- Age Requirements: 13 and Older
- Type of Rewards: Cash
- Sweepstakes, Prize Draws or Competitions: Yes
- What is The Minimum Payment. This is the Amount Needed to Request a
Redemption or Payout: $20.00
- Physical Location of this Survey Company’s Office:
- Type of Market Research They Conduct: Online Surveys, Get Paid to
Offers, Online Shopping.
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||Comments By: Griffin Lewis
|Comment: I don’t particularly enjoy using “survey panel” type
websites -- GlobalTestMarket is the only one I am
signed up with and I don’t use that one as much as I
used to because the surveys have become a little too
dull and repetitive even though the ultimate reward of
50 bucks for completing surveys is not much to complain
about. I’m always looking for new opportunities to make
some extra cash whether it be online or offline in my
spare time so a friend of mine that I attend college
with told me about CashCrate and how much extra
spending money she has managed to make using what she
referred to as a website where you are paid money to
complete offers. Scam and too good to be true were the
first words that popped into my head but I figured I
could at least check the site out and give it a chance
since she was able to show me proof of several payments
from Cashcrate in her PayPal account...
I am very glad that I made the decision to sign up and
give CC a chance because so far my impressions of the
site and the service provided by it have been pretty
positive for the most part even though I have only been
using the website for about 5 or 6 weeks -- so I’m not
a long-term member yet but I probably will be if my
impressions remain positive like they are now. There
really are so many offers to complete ranging from free
offers to free trial offers. I’ve completed many of the
free offers -- I still have a lot of them left to
complete -- and only a few of the free trial offers for
the free trials that I was at least a little bit
interested in trying like Netflix. So far from
completing these offers I have earned a total of $45.38
with $32.86 of this being my earnings for the month of
May having been cashed out and sent to my PayPal
account earlier during this month. So... I guess it’s
pretty reasonable to assume that I’m no longer a
skeptic when it comes to Cashcrate and
get-paid-to-websites in general even though I prefer to
just stick with Cashcrate for right now.
|Date: Jun 30, 2012
||Comments By: Brandon
|Comment: I’ve been with Cashcrate since July 2011. I must have
been with a dozen of GetPaidTo (GPT) sites like
Cashcrate but this is the only one that I have managed
to stick with. With other popular ones like
TreasureTrooper & FusionCash, I canceled my membership
within a month due to a lack of interest and/or a lack
of incentives. I usually try to wait for a month before
deciding to cancel my membership with a GPT or survey
website. With Cashcrate, I’ve never had to really
consider canceling my membership because I haven’t had
too many incidents where I was very dissatisfied with
the site and its service.
With Cashcrate, you basically get the opportunity to
complete offers from a variety of websites & services.
These offers can range from free offers such as ones
where you’re paid between 10 and 75 cent to give out
valid personal information for sweepstakes or
promotional offers to free trial offers where you can
sign up for free trial services with legitimate
companies like Blockbuster & Proactive. Some of the
free offers claim that you can supposedly receive
something along the lines of a new Ipad or a 1,000
dollar Visa Gift Card for completing a bunch of other
additional promotional offers with other websites &
services where you’re likely going to have to give out
Credit Card information and buy something. I personally
only complete these free offers to get my little
incentive from Cashcrate. The luxury items & gift cards
promised by these websites for so little work is much
too good to be true. I don’t know if anyone has
actually received any gifts from these websites but I
would rather not spend money on something that seems
The free trial offers are the ones where you have the
potential to make a couple hundred dollars (from a
combination of all the free trial offers, of course,
not just one offer). I’ve completed several of these.
Personally I try not to complete too many of these
because these free trial offers do require credit card
information. When I do complete them, I try to go with
companies I have some familiarity with and maybe have
some interest in trying their service or product. I
just like to be on the safe side when giving out
something so personal. And probably one of the most
important tips to remember when completing free trial
offers is to remember to cancel the trial before it
expires if you’re not interesting in paying for a
membership of some sort otherwise you probably will be
Perhaps what I like most about CashCrate, as I love
taking surveys, is the daily survey opportunities
offered on the website. The amount of daily survey
offered has increased over the past year as Cashcrate
continues to grow. The incentives for participating and
completing these daily surveys range from 50 cent to 80
cent. This isn’t really alot of money but these little
amounts add up and they help you get closer to the 20
dollar payment threshold. With the 20 dollar payment
threshold, you have to earn or have at least 20 dollars
by the last day of the month to be eligible for a
payout in that particular month.
What I also like about CashCrate is the community
forum. The community forum is pretty active as people
are constantly posting. I use the forum from time to
time to get help or ask questions. It’s also a good
place to get some tips for completing offers & getting
referrals, find out more information about contests and
promotions being ran by Cashcrate, or even participate
in off-topic discussions not related to CashCrate.
One thing I don’t really like about CashCrate is the
time it takes for some offers to be “approved” so I can
earn credit for completing it. Several of my offers
haven’t actually approved even though I completed them.
I think this is a downside to any GPT site. You’re not
actually guaranteed to receive credit for completing an
offer. This shouldn’t be too much of a problem as long
as you are completing the offers correctly but you
still might have to wait even a few weeks to receive
credit for an offer and there’s always a chance that it
might not credit at all no matter how long you wait.
In addition, as a word of advice, I would not recommend
trying to complete the CashCrate offers where you’re
asked to download something onto your computer such as
a free game. Based on my experience with these offers,
they contain malware that my antivirus software is
quick to remove as soon as I download it. It’s probably
not something you want on your computer and it’s
probably best to just ignore these.
Overall, I would have to say that CashCrate is a good
website to make some extra cash with. So far my
experience with CashCrate has been really positive and
I do recommend this website to others. I haven’t found
any GPT website better than CashCrate yet.
|Date: Mar 31, 2012
||Comments By: Kevin
|Comment: A great site for earning money fast. Head on over to
the forums to learn how to pick up tips/read
information from top earners. The community there is
|Date: Feb 19, 2012
||Comments By: Allan
||From: United Kingdom
|Comment: CashCrate – www.cashcrate.com
“CashCrate” is a US based international survey,
marketing and community site operating since 2006 and
claiming a worldwide membership of over 2 million
members who must be at least 13 years old. The site is
limited to the English language and all rewards and
transactions take place in US Dollars.
Visiting www.cashcrate.com presents me with a pleasant,
impressive and uncluttered home page, with a white
background but with colourful logos and headings, the
main theme of the site being wooden crates imparting a
rather rustic appearance.
At the bottom of the homepage are links to:-
“FAQS” – a short list of the most popular, but the main
place for finding answers to questions on this site is
the forum – see below,
“Blog” – a collection of potentially useful
contributions made by various freelance journalists,
writers and bloggers.
“Forum” – this is where the true community spirit
emerges, exploring here makes me sure that if I have
any questions, I will most probably be able to find the
answers here. If not, I can always ask for help by
posting a question.
“Contact Us” – gives me access to a page where, if the
forum can’t help, I can contact support, response times
are very good – more later.
There are also the usual “Privacy” and “Terms”
statements but, alas, nowhere on the site can I find
any information about the organisation itself, who owns
it, where it is located, addresses or telephone
Other areas of the site can be accessed only when I
have logged in, then exploring the site reveals that
there is a plethora of different ways to earn (or save)
money, however, as I shall explain, these do have
Colourful headings lead my eye to a row of clickable
buttons “Offers”, “Surveys”, “Shopping”, and
“Offers” – involves accepting any of up to 18 various
offers to sign up to a variety of different sites
including surveys, cashback, discount, dating,
competition and gambling sites – each time I take up an
offer I receive a small reward from CashCrate.
For example, by registering with a dating site using
the link provided, I would receive 75 cents from
CashCrate. Of course, such offers are only of benefit
if I am interested in joining the site in the first
place, and from the nature of the sites, such rewards
are available only once. However, I personally am not
over-enthusiastic about divulging personal details and
signing up to a site for the sake of a few cents.
Also, since CashCrate is international, it is
imperative for me to be aware here that not all offers
listed are relevant to me or even my country.
It is also worthy of mention here that I tested all of
the links on the “Offers” page for legitimacy.
Out of the 18 links I clicked:-
10 links took me to an appropriate and
3 links were for offers not available in my area,
2 links were dead links,
1 link took me to an unexpected, incorrect site,
2 links were to websites that were flagged by my
security software as being potential threat sites,
reported and capable as being able to download
malicious code onto my computer without my permission
“Surveys” – presents me with a list of three daily
surveys. Here is where I discover the true nature of
CashCrate. I find that CashCrate is NOT a survey site
per se but a referral site. Each link takes me to a
third party, often well-known survey site.
When I am invited to a survey by a normal survey site,
my suitability for that survey has already been decided
to a large extent by matching the survey requirements
with my profiling information stored on the survey
site. This is not always 100% effective but ensures
that most surveys for which I am NOT suitable are
filtered out before an invitation is sent to me.
However, clicking a link for a CashCrate survey will
send me to a survey on a site of which I am probably
already a member. However, regardless of this, each
time, I am asked to complete profiling/qualification
questions before actually starting the survey. This of
course is a pre-requisite of the third party site since
CashCrate does not store any profiling information
about me. Completing preliminary
profiling/qualification information each time I start a
survey becomes rather tedious and after having suffered
that, I may not even be able to take the survey because
the rejection rate is quite high.
Whilst each survey invitation quotes a reward, from
experience usually about 75 cents, there is no
indication in the survey details of the length or topic
of the survey, so, when I click on the link I enter
into a survey, somewhat blind.
I have also discovered that clicking the link for a
survey can lead to an undesirable and unexpected
For example, initially clicking the link may then
reveal that the survey will take about 15 minutes to
complete, which may be acceptable for the reward
offered on the CashCrate site. After one or more
redirections I eventually land on a third party survey
site, that site then informs me that the survey will
take 30 minutes – though the reward remains the same
but is no longer acceptable to me. This situation can
lead to a good deal of disappointment and a lot of
“Shopping” – Here money can be saved as cashback when
purchasing goods from any of the list of sites provided
(extremely limited - 20 at the time of writing). Once
again, since CashCrate is international, care has to be
taken since some of the stores will not be appropriate
in countries other than the US. Furthermore, glancing
down the list, I find that most of the stores are quite
obscure or specialist. So once again, the shopping
offers are only of value if I am interested in the
product in the first place.
For some strange reason I cannot get any of the links
to work on FireFox 9, I am just presented with a blank
screen. Using IE, after testing all of the 20 links, I
discover that 6 of the links are dead links anyway.
I find I have little interest in the cashback offers,
or third-party site offers – even if they are relevant
in my country.
“Referrals” – Clicking on the “Referrals” tab provides
details of a supposedly very generous referral program
which operates on two tiers.
If I participate in this programme I will get paid 20%
of what my own referrals make (1st tier) and I will
also receive 10% of what THEIR referrals make (2nd
tier). As I refer more members to CashCrate, these
incentives increase through no less than FIVE different
levels until I am earning as much as 30% of my
referral's earnings and 20% of their referral's
earnings. But see below.
The FIVE referral levels are as follows:-
Level 1) BRONZE – Active referrals needed – None, 1st
tier earnings 20%, 2nd tier earnings 10%.
Level 2) SILVER – Active referrals needed – 50, 1st
tier earnings 25%, 2nd tier earnings 10%.
Level 3) GOLD - Active referrals needed – 150, 1st tier
earnings 25%, 2nd tier earnings 15%.
Level 4) PLATINUM - Active referrals needed – 300, 1st
tier earnings 30%, 2nd tier earnings 15%.
Level 5) ELITE - Active referrals needed – 500, 1st
tier earnings 30%, 2nd tier earnings 20%.
Furthermore, the referral commission is paid on all
Cash Offers that my referrals complete and I earn 5
cents for each daily survey my referrals complete.
A panel on the right-hand side of this page explains
how many “Active US Referrals” are required for the
first TWO levels, Bronze and Silver. When I click on
the “See all levels” link I am taken to another page
“Referrals Blog” which lists the requirements for all
FIVE levels, but here the requirements are defined as
“Active Referrals Needed”.
This contradicts the previous page which stipulates
“Active US Referrals”.
I identified this as a very important point that should
be clarified especially for members outside the US, so
I used the “Contact Us” page of the website to contact
CashCrate support with the hope of clarifying the
I was quite impressed to receive a response after only
12 hours which said (verbatim):-
“The blog is article is a little less specific than the
referral page. Members will only count as "Active" if
they are US users and complete at least one cash offer.
So "Active US Referral" is just a little more specific,
but both mean the same thing. I'll ask somebody to
update the blog.”
Breaking through the poor grammar, if I understand the
response correctly, anyone who is making referrals
should be aware that any referrals they make should be
located in the US only; otherwise they will not be
valid and will NOT earn rewards.
So, for example, if I, located in the UK, enlisted some
of my friends who are also located in the UK as
referrals, they would NOT qualify for the referrals
programme because they do not live in the US.
I note that a review here on Yellow Surveys submitted
by a member in Australia in April 2009 does claim to
having received rewards for referrals made in the US,
UK and Canada. But this review is almost three years
old and contradicts the information on the website.
If any recent non-US members of CashCrate have
experiences of successfully enlisting referrals from
outside the US and have received referral rewards from
them, then perhaps they could submit a corrective post
on this section of Yellow Surveys accordingly.
The “Referrals Blog” page also contains a short
explanatory video about how referrals work and includes
how I can get help creating a blog in which to use my
There are various other ways of earning cash too, but
these are not so obviously presented on the site and I
hit upon these methods quite by accident - very often
in the forums.
“CashCrate Toolbar” – If I download and install the
CashCrate Toolbar (IE and Firefox only) I am paid
USD1.00 after 20 searches, and an additional USD0.50
for every 25 further searches made at 10 searches
allowed per day. I have not tried the Toolbar so cannot
comment on its functionality.
“Contests and Promotions” – these are links to external
sites; they vary considerably and appear quite
regularly in the forums. But once again I need to be
aware that a contest or promotion may not be valid in
The method by which CashCrate operates is somewhat
different to the usual dedicated survey-only sites. The
onus is on me to visit the website regularly, every day
if I wish to participate in the daily surveys.
No invitation or reminder emails are sent out, indeed,
since joining CashCrate in November 2010, I have
received only 4 emails:-
1) An acknowledgement of my registration,
2) A note that my account had been credited for the one
survey that I did manage to complete,
3) A Newsletter in December 2010 and lastly,
4) In February 2011, an email announcing “Paid
Check-ins”. Apparently I would receive 3 cents each
time I login using the link in the email. I have since
discovered that the link no longer works, so
presumably, this has been discontinued.
I mentioned earlier that all rewards (for surveys) and
transactions (for cashback etc) on the site are made in
US dollars. When my account reaches USD20 I can
cash-out. It appears that all payments are made
unconverted i.e. in US dollars and by paper cheque
(check). This payment method is a severe disadvantage
to members outside the US and it is important to
remember that a bank outside the US may make a charge
for conversion from US dollars to local currency.
One example I found in the forums was a member in
Belgium who cashed out the minimum USD20, when she
presented the cheque to her bank she was charged 8
Euros in fees and taxes which would have consumed about
half of her rewards. I am not sure if this was a fixed
fee or a percentage of the amount being processed.
This obviously will vary by country, but surely it
would be much, much easier and less expensive for
CashCrate and members outside the US to use a payment
transfer method such as PayPal.
Despite this drawback, there does appear to be many
satisfied members, presumably in the US, as can be
verified when I visit the “Payment Wall” on the website
where happy members can post images of their payment
I find the biggest potential attraction that CashCrate
has to offer is the generous referral program.
Assuming a member can sign-up enough people (in the US)
as members, and those members then have the patience to
tackle the rather frustrating and unpredictable
third-party survey system and actually complete lots of
surveys, then this could be a nice little earner in its
But how long the enthusiasm lasts is an unknown
quantity, since I assume members will soon tire of the
repetitive re-entering of profiling and qualification
information, the wasted time and the high number of
“CashCrate” is obviously primarily aimed at the US
market but is opened up to other English-speaking
countries but with considerably less functionality. I
can understand that CashCrate would be very popular in
the US, its home country, if only for the referrals
However, it must be understood that most of the offers
and cashback shopping can be used only once per member,
and of course, in order to receive referral rewards,
someone further down the referral ladder must take-up
these offers in the first place.
The star ratings shown above I have awarded to
CashCrate on the understanding that, unfortunately, the
appeal is drastically diminished to prospective members
outside the US due to:-
1) The limitations of the cashback offers,
2) The limitations of the third-party offers and
3) The limitations of the referral system,
4) The time-consuming clumsiness and unpredictability
of the third-party survey referral system, and
5) The awkwardness of the cheques (checks) only payment
method and the potential expense involved in cashing
them outside the US.
I hope this review has helped you to decide whether or
not to join “CashCrate”.
|Date: Jan 31, 2012
||Comments By: Jessica S.
|Comment: You know I never thought I would actually have much
success with GetPaidTo sites like Cashcrate. I’ve been
using paid survey websites like GlobalTestMarket &
Surveyhead and then I finally decided to join a
GetPaidTo site where I could get paid to complete
offers in addition to survey opportunities. I actually
find completing offers to be pretty easy and I’ve
enjoyed working with Cashcrate for the 6 months I’ve
been with them.
First of all Cashcrate has a lot of offers. I started
out completing just the free offers when I first
joined. I would be credited to submit valid personal
information about myself to different websites. Some of
the offers I complete confirm instantly or in a
short-amount of time like the same day but some of them
take a few days, up to a week, or longer. A few of them
never credit at all but this thankfully doesn’t happen
too often. If you complete an offer correctly then you
should expect to receive credit for it most of the
And then I started to complete the free trial offers
where credit card information would be required. These
offers typically pay a lot more money and that’s how a
good portion of my earnings were acquired on Cashcrate.
One thing that is very important to keep in mind is
that when you complete these type of offers where you
are agreeing to a trial membership and giving the
company permission to charge your card after the trial
membership expires is that you HAVE TO CANCEL the trial
before it expires if you’re not interested in using the
service any longer otherwise you will be charged and
Cashcrate will not be responsible for that.
So I have managed to cash out close to 150 dollars in 5
monthly payouts in the 6 months that I’ve been with
Cashcrate. Meeting the 20 dollar monthly minimum
required to cash-out seemed a little challenging at
first until I started to complete the free trial
offers. Free trial offers is where more of the money is
on Cashcrate. If you meet the 20 dollar minimum in one
month then you receive your earnings through Paypal
during the middle of next month. So far I haven’t had
any problems with receiving my money.
So yeah. There’s really not anything negative that I
can say about Cashcrate. The only thing that’s a little
disappointing is when an offer doesn’t credit or stays
pending forever after you’ve spent time completing it
but from my experience this hasn’t happened too often.
I do recommend Cashcrate. Even though I like completing
surveys honestly completing offers is easier as they
take a lot less time. This is probably the main reason
why I haven’t stopped using Cashcrate yet.
I really hope my review was helpful!
|Date: Jan 31, 2012
||Comments By: Cameron
||From: United Kingdom
|Comment: Cashcrate is awesome and I have earned over $100 with
them. I highly recommend them if you are interested in
earning with surveys and/or referrals. They have ok
offers but not as good as their survey program.
|Date: May 01, 2011
||Comments By: Mack
|Comment: CashCrate is okay at best. A lot of the offers don't go
through immediately and some are really picky about
what you need to do in order for it to credit. I
thought the surveys were nice, but I hardly ever
qualified. I also found that the amount credited for
surveys was not good. You can get 2 to 4 times the
amount from the same surveys at legitimate survey
|Date: Dec 08, 2010
||Comments By: Dominic
|Comment: Good site. Been with them for 2 months and I made 40
dollars the first month and got first like I was
suppose to. i recommend it.
|Date: Aug 01, 2010
||Comments By: John
|Comment: Ive been a member of CashCrate for over a year and have
been making $100+ every month since joining. It is a
great way for both adults and teens to make money
online. CashCrate has a proven 4 year payment history
and is one of the best ways to make some extra cash
|Date: Jun 13, 2010
||Comments By: Anne
|Comment: I did not have a good experience with this company. I
did a ton of the stuff on this site and accumulated $17
in a very short time. 6 dollars of it was approved
immediately. I waited about a month to email them and
ask them how long it took for stuff to be approved
being it was not stated on there site. I never received
any e-mail back and about a week later all of my
pending dissappeared. Nothing was they had been denied
or approved just gone. I deleted my account.
|Date: Nov 23, 2009
||Comments By: Adam
|Comment: I have been with Cash Crate for a few months now and I
am very happy with them, a few offers available for
Australians unlike other similar sites, but what
impresses me the most is the referral program.
20% / 10% to start with and for active referrers you
can get up to a massive 30% / 20% and a $1 bonus for
every active member from either the US, Canada or the
This makes Cash Crate very very attractive, it is an
easy money earner, not only with the offers and the
daily surveys they provide but also with their
outstanding referral program.
|Date: Apr 26, 2009
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