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CashCrate

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 online.

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 program!

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General Information

  • 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
     

Company Information

  • Physical Location of this Survey Company’s Office:

    United States


  • Type of Market Research They Conduct: Online Surveys, Get Paid to Offers, Online Shopping.

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Comments By: Griffin Lewis From: US
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

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Comments By: Brandon From: US
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 too easy.

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 charged.

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

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Comments By: Kevin From: US
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 AWESOME!
Date: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments By: Allan From: United Kingdom
Comment: CashCrate – www.cashcrate.com

Hi,

“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 numbers.

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 serious limitations.
Colourful headings lead my eye to a row of clickable buttons “Offers”, “Surveys”, “Shopping”, and “Referrals”.

“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 legitimate-looking website,
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 or knowledge.

“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 outcome.
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 wasted time.

“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 situation.
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 referrals link.

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.
Such as:-
“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 my country.

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 cheques (checks).

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 own right.
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 rejections.

“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 programme alone.
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 contests sites,
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”.

Thanks!

Allan
Date: Jan 31, 2012

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Comments By: Jessica S. From: US
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 time.

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

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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

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Comments By: Mack From: US
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 sites.
Date: Dec 08, 2010

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Comments By: Dominic From: US
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

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Comments By: John From: US
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 every month.
Date: Jun 13, 2010

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Comments By: Anne From: US
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

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Comments By: Adam From: Australia
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 UK. 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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