CashCrate Review: Is It Legit Or a Waste of Time?

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The great thing about the internet is there are so many new ways to make money online. Unfortunately most of them are scams. You are probably wondering if CashCrate is one of them and have been going through a couple of Cashcrate reviews. You can stop your search now, because we have everything you need to know right here, including the good, the bad and what they don’t want you to know.

What is CashCrate?

CashCrate found at www.cashcrate.com is Get-Paid-To (GPT) or reward site that claims to pay people like you and I to complete tasks such as surveys, offers, playing games or even watching videos online. Cashcrate, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, NV 89119-4679, has been around since 2006 and is currently under the management of CEO Patrick Clochesy.

How Does CashCrate Work?

When these huge companies want to promote their products or get customer feedback, they pay companies like Cashcrate to do this for them. Cashcrate will then use a chunk of this money to pay its members to answer survey questions or try out promo products or even reward customers for shopping online.

How Do I Join?

Joining Cashcrate is free, as long as you are above the age of 13. They’ll actually pay you $1 just for signing up using your email address and a password. They will then send you a confirmation link to your email.  Once you confirm your account, you can login and start earning. You can join Cashcrate from anywhere in the world.

How Much Money Can I Make with CashCrate?

As mentioned earlier, to earn with Cashcrate all you have to do is browse for stuff to do on the site and earn. At Cashcrate you can earn money through

  • Taking surveys – short 20-minute surveys pay anywhere between 25 cents and $1. Longer surveys pay better, averaging $3 per survey. You can find even more surveys at SurveyJunkie.com.
  • Completing offers – offers could be discounted airplane tickets, free product samples to try out or online shopping. How much you earn from taking offers depends on the offer itself. Most offers pay a dollar or two.
  • Watching videos – you can earn a few cents by watching videos or playing games. A one minute video pays one penny.
  • Referring others – the company's referral system is hierarchical where you earn 20% of what your referrals earn, and 10% of your referrals’ referrals earnings. So that’s 30% if your referrals have their own referrals, and 20% if not.

The minimum amount required to cash out is $20. Did you know you can also earn money doing the same things plus much more at Swagbucks.com or Fusioncash.com? Well, now you do.

How Does CashCrate Pay You?

Cashcrate sends out payments via mailed check (or PayPal for high ranking members) at the start of the month. Once you earn your $20 you can make your withdrawal request and wait for your check at the start of the following month.

If you don’t like anything you’ve just read and want to work part time or full time earning real money online, check out My Best Work At Home Recommendation.

What We Like

They pay you cash, not points

Some GPT websites will give you redeemable points and others will give you cash. Cashcrate gives you actual money, so you’ll know how much each task pays you from the get-go.

That referral system

If you have mad marketing skills and can get people to join Cashcrate, get right into it. You can make up to 30% of your referrals’ earnings. So, use whatever charm you have up your sleeve, but don’t harass people on social media, that shit isn’t funny.

CashCrate Complaints

Nobody’s perfect, actually I don’t like the goody two shoes of this world. lol But what I really hate is scams, rip-offs and companies that are simply a waste of time. Where does Cashcrate fall in all this? Read along, and then you tell me.

You can’t get paid via PayPal unless…

Unless you reach ‘’silver level’’ which is just a fancy word for ‘‘working your ass off’’ on the website. For a company that claims to help people from all around the world make money online, it’s actually pointless and somewhat puerile, not to have services such as PayPal to conveniently pay people.

Average BBB

Let's Cut The Crap!

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At the time of writing this review, Cashcrate’s rating with the Better Business Bureau is a C, which is pretty low if you ask me.

Money is hard to come by

The surveys and offers are not always there, so it’s not realistic to rely on CashCrate for consistent income all year round. If instead you are serious about making real money online, check out My Top Work At Home Recommendation for the potential of a full-time or part-time income. If you like the type of ways Cashcrate can make you money, you may like alternatives such as SurveyJunkie.comSwagbucks.com and Fusioncash.com.

Enough with the emails!

Before you join Cashcrate, create a new email account. Why, you ask? Because they will send you annoying promo emails and spams daily. Users have complained of getting useless emails, meaning the company might be selling user information to lame third party websites.

You need money to make money

Funny enough, the offers that pay well require your credit card information. Some actually charge the card before they credit you with the damn reward. Some users complained of having to part with this info just to make a few cents on offers.

Is CashCrate A Scam or Legit?

CashCrate is not a scam, it’s totally safe to use. There are multiple ways to earn and they have been around for a while now. However, like most GPT websites, you have to work tooth and nail to make ends meet. It appears offers are only available to users from countries like the US, Australia and Canada, where these advertisers and companies actually operate in.

At the end of the day, if you don't like some of the things you read and want other options that are similar you can look at Swagbucks.com or Fusioncash.com. But if you are looking to make some real income working part time or full time, check out My Top Work At Home Recommendation.

Well, that’s my two cents about Cashcrate. Do you have your own? We would love to know what you think about this or any other GPT in the comments section below.

Until next time

Eddy ”With a Y”

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Nathan Beers - February 23, 2018 Reply

Hey @EddySalomon thanks for giving us such a useful information. I will definitely surf this website to make more money.

    Eddy Salomon - February 24, 2018 Reply

    You’re welcome Nathan

SJ - February 21, 2018 Reply

Hi Eddy

Thanks for your thorough review of Cashcrate.

I was checking out this opportunity for myself and while it seemed appealing at first I quickly realised it wasn’t going to give me much return for my efforts.

Think I will be checking out your top work at home recommendation instead.

    Eddy Salomon - February 21, 2018 Reply

    You’re welcome SJ. Sites like cashcrate are fine to make a little extra cash if you don’t mind putting in a lot of work for a little return. Some people can justify that because you’re doing it from home or you don’t really need to earn a lot. But for others it may not be worth it. 

Mat A. - February 19, 2018 Reply

Hi Eddy,
Nice review and article on cash crate. I’ve heard of them but have not dived into it and to be honest, for the very same reasons you gave in your review. I think most of the “take a survey for money” and similar type deals are pretty much what you mentioned, you have to work your booty off to make any kind of money. It’s it’s simply not worth it.
Speaking of which, with the overwhelming number of things you can do to “make money on the side” are there any that your recommend? Outside of WA and affiliate marketing, I’d love to hear other thoughts you have.
Thanks in advance,
Mat A.

    Eddy Salomon - February 20, 2018 Reply

    Hi Mat,

    Thanks for chiming in. I tend to make most of my money from affiliate marketing. But you can try things like a work at home job as another option if you’re not interested in the other options I mentioned above. 

Leah Vanier - February 17, 2018 Reply

I had never heard of this company until coming across your post. While I do like to make a few extra dollars on the side, I am not keen on having to give my credit card, and pay, just to get the better paying offers. And the fact you have to wait for a cheque to make its way to you and hope it doesn’t get lost, just doesn’t sound like something I want to bother with.

    Eddy Salomon - February 20, 2018 Reply

    Hey Leah,

    Offers are totally optional so you don’t have to do them or the ones that require a credit card. But most of the activities on sites like this will require a lot of time with little income in return. So that may be a deal breaker.

Easy-moneys - February 15, 2018 Reply

Hey Eddy,

Your review of CashCrate is very interesting. I had never heard about it until now. It sounds very legitimate but perhaps too onerous for the average busy person to really make any significant amount of cash.

I like how you provide different alternatives to making money online.

Thank you for this article.

    Eddy Salomon - February 15, 2018 Reply

    Yeah this definitely isn’t a way to make a lot of money but you can make some. 

Jordan - February 14, 2018 Reply

Nice review! Thanks for the info!

I’ve been hearing about Cashcrate for a while, but it’s taken me until now to finally look into it. I have tried using sites like this a bit, and have had some success.

I REALLY like that it pays cash, instead of points. And there referral system seems pretty good. I’ll sign up through your link and join your team if you have one!

    Eddy Salomon - February 16, 2018 Reply

    I’m glad to hear you like CashCrate. I’m not affiliated with them. But feel free to sign up for the other sites I recommended that are similar. Thanks. 

Marios Tofarides - February 14, 2018 Reply

Hi, Eddy!

The issue with sites like CashCrate (besides having to work your ass off to make the minimum payout amount) is that they don’t work for all countries. If one resides in the US, the UK or Canada, it’s good. For other countries, one should seek for other options – freelancing, blogging, tutoring, VAing etc

Thanks for a great, a very detailed review 🙂

    Eddy Salomon - February 20, 2018 Reply

    You’re right Marios, a lot of these opportunities aren’t available in many countries where the pay would be useful.

justin - February 14, 2018 Reply

Hey I have never been a fan of stuff like this. I always see people trying to refer everyone so they can make money. I just think it’s tedious and i would rather build my own actual online business. There are normally rules before you can withdraw the money, i haven’t heard about the one you were discussing. Also by the way this page was running really slow probably because how many ads are on it just a heads up.

    Eddy Salomon - February 14, 2018 Reply

    Yeah these type of sites aren’t for everyone. Not everyone sees the value of running their own business like you and I may. So everyone has to find their path. I’m not experiencing any slow down with the site. The ads are designed to only load as you scroll them in view. I’ve checked my site speed in google and it’s very fast. So it may be you’re using an older browser or slower device.

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