MintVine Surveys: Does it stink & is it a Scam?

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mintvine-scam-legit-reviewHave you ever talked to someone and the breath was humming? I mean it was so bad that it literally felt like someone kicked your nostrils with some all day funk? I mean come on, you would think the person could taste it in their mouth and keep their distance. But no, they want to be all in your face. My natural reaction is to scream out, DAMN back the hell up. But then my Momma's home training kicks in so I bite my tongue and hold my breath. LOL Well actually that's when I pull out my breath mint and suggest they have a few too. So what does this have to do with making money? Not a damn thing. But it its my weak segue into my MintVine Review. I'll dig into this company and help you determine if it stinks or not.

What is MintVine? is a market research community that was started by Branded Research, Inc or BRinc. BRinc was founded in 2012. They state the claim of being set apart from other free online surveys that pay cash programs because of their “quality conversation brings about quality response” philosophy. MintVine's community is open to residents worldwide. At the time of this review, the BBB rates MintVine with a B.

How does MintVine work?

Sign up for a free with a valid email address, or a Facebook account. Then start earning rewards in the following ways:

  • Taking profile matched surveys.
  • Being disqualified from a survey. Yes they actually pay when you don't qualify for a survey. How great is that!
  • Taking MintVine surveys in MintRoll which is an exclusive member program. More MintRoll surveys mean more money!
  • Taking daily polls that are made available to the general MintVine community.
  • Completing various offers.
  • Local deals. These are great offers that businesses make available for MintVine members to take advantage of.

When and how does MintVine reward you?

MintVine surveys are worth between 150-300 points each. Cash-out threshold is a low 1000 points. Points are basically cash so 1000 points is equal to $10 … nice! Cash payments are processed within 15 days after the end of the month. Among other free surveys that pay cash programs, MintVine's really low cashout threshold makes it very possible to be eligible for your first cash-out within a couple of weeks! Reap your rewards in the following ways:

  1. Cash – PayPal or receive your pay Dwolla style lol.
  2. Electronic gift cards – Amazon, Target, etc

MintVine Hacks, Tips or Perks?

If you want to figure out some ways to get more out of Here are some ninja tips below.

MintVine Complaints:

If you've read my blog long enough, you know I always say every company has issues. No company is perfect but it doesn't mean it's a scam. You just need to be aware of some of these potential issues to decide if you can deal with them or not. So with that said let's dig into the complaints against and see if they are deal breakers for you or not.

You're Disqualified!

Even though MintVine rewards users for being disqualified from a survey, it's still annoying to be rejected. It's even worst if you're a senior citizen. Apparently that demographic isn't as valuable to the market research companies. Ultimately market research is about supply and demand. It's nothing personal and not necessarily MintView's fault. That said at least they do right by their members by still paying them something. This is very unlike many survey companies that will use all that valuable information you provide but won't pay you a dime.


Apparently there have been reports that support staff beats around the bush when you need help. Too often they waste time sending multiple replies when a single reply could've resolved an issue. If a member can take a little extra time in explaining an issue, member support should take just as much time in thoroughly replying to specific inquiries in one message when possible.

Long Ass Complicated Surveys

Unfortunately like many reward sites, the Mint Surveys may not be worth the time because they tend to be longer than the weave on your favorite reality tv star. And let's face it, Ain't nobody got time for long, complicated surveys. Especially when you have alternatives such as and which are quick and always pay.

We're experiencing some technical issues…

So there have been some instances when people are moving along these long ass surveys with no problems and then boom when they're getting closer to the end and some technical issue arrises that prevents you from finishing the survey and earning your cash. It doesn't happen all the time but there have been some reports of this. Makes you go hmmmm?

B..CH better have my money!

Some members have reported that their cash outs have been rejected. I've been around the block a few times and I've heard this complaint with many survey or reward companies. In my experience it's usually because folks have violated some rules purposely or unknowingly. And these companies can't pay you especially if the advertisers aren't paying them. So I take these complaints with a grain of salt unless you see a pattern and massive number of complaints which indicates this company is then a scam. But I don't get that impression here. That said when folks are paid, people have complained that it takes too long for cashed out earnings to become available.

Confusing user interface

Some just feel the site isn't really organized in an intuitive manner. This can make for a poor user experience. Too much time spent going around in circles on the site can make you dizzy. This is something that is subjective. It's up to you to decide if that's really the case or not.

MintVine Alternatives

Now that you've read the complaints maybe you're not really feeling MintVine or taking surveys. Fortunately there is another option that you may want to consider if you're looking to make some REAL money long term without jumping through the hoops of surveys or being disqualified. If that's you, then be sure to check out My #1 Free Work At Home Recommendation by clicking here! I've used this great company to help me make thousands of dollars per month so I can spend more time with my family and provide me the freedom I want. So if that's something you desire, it may be worth looking into. I'll be the first to admit it's not easy or quick. You'll need to work and have patience. But the pay off is great for those that do.

So Is MintVine Legitimate or Not?

Although MintVine has a few complaints of being slow to pay, they actually do pay, eventually lol. So I don't think MintVine's is a scam. I'm not much of a survey taker anymore but if I were, I'd probably give MintVine a try. The fact that they pay for surveys that you are disqualified for is a big thing in my mind. And I really like their generous referral program because I have a great technique that I use and you can to to get hundreds of eager referrals easily. So even though I probably wouldn't do the surveys, I could make a lot of money with Mint Vine just from the referrals.

Well that's enough from me. Now it's your time to shine. Let me know what you think of MintVine but posting a comment down below. Is this something you have tried or would try? I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for reading and feel free to share this article online if you think it will help anyone. Until next time, ya'll.

Eddy with a y

31 thoughts on “MintVine Surveys: Does it stink & is it a Scam?”

  1. well my experience is I asked them if there was any way we could talk through the company email as the texted me. After that, they called me a scum so not great.

  2. Hi Eddy, thank you so much for your concern. You always have a good word for everyone..I am in Guatemala, and every dollar it means a lot to me. In USA well life is different, but in my country I always look a way to make money.

    Eddy I really thank you for your great comment and the way you share things to benefit others. Please receive a big hug from Guatemala City, and I wish you and your lovely family a Happy New Year 2018.

    Truly Yours,


    • Hey Juan,

      I totally get it. Every dollar and cent counts. So I can appreciate your feelings and situation. Just keep pushing forward and ensure you always have multiple streams of income. That was the biggest lesson learned when this happened to me as well. I wish you all the best in the new year!

  3. It use to be call Mint VIne, and everything was alright with them. I will make 1000 points and my $10 will be place within 5-7 days. Now its called Branded Survey, they send surveys to me I made 1656 points I reedemed $16.56 // but the time I check my Paypal account, there is no money, so I went back to their page, and I was shock that it was REJECTED !! they lie to people and are very dishonest company.

    • That sucks???? Whata f@[(! Eddy, I did everything right Branded kept sending survey, I did all the work for them, I they stole from me, simple fact. Americans are honest people, $16.56 is nothing for Mint Vine, but for Branded is seems that this is took much to pay.. they ripped me off, and played with my time… I will work hard to let people know, on the website, FB, google, every body should know that Branded is Fake ass web page. // WE WILL BE HACKING THE PAGE ///

    • Juan, I think you’re misreading the tone of my message. Yes, it’s a messed up situation. And it’s great you’re sharing your experience with people via blogs like this so people can avoid this. At the end of the day I’ve seen this happen with other programs too. It’s not unique to you or this particular company. That said, it still doesn’t make it right or feel good when you’re on the receiving end of it. I’ve experienced it with other companies as well, such as But that’s why I never have all my eggs in one basket. I have multiple companies I make money online with. If one of them pulls this shit, it sucks. I’ll post about it. But I have other sources of income. So I focus on them and new ones regularly. That is the gift of the internet.

      So I’m not minimizing your experience. It does suck. And you’re doing the right thing by sharing your experience. But don’t let it stop you from moving forward and making money other ways. I’ve been in your shoes and the best revenge was moving forward and making money other ways. My anger never brought my owed money back unfortunately. 🙁

  4. I live in a different country, and my family live in USA, so I got into mintvine, and I started to earn points, when I got my first $10 I was surprise but I can not redraw the cash into my account due to paypal policies. So I got into ebay finding out that I can pay things with paypal, so I got an Idea, I purchase a few rings for my mom and I sent it out to her. She got them and she was so happy that finally I got her a present. Mint Vine is helping a lot of people like myself, I got friends involved and they are earning points too. Eventhough I never got my 50 points for referal I am still please with all you. God bless!

  5. i have never had a problem with mintvine, they are good about paying and their support is not bad. i have built a decent cd collection through amazon with their survey points but dont expect lots of money through them. i say for extra cash , items off amazon, they are fine. if there is a problem with website, ect they are good about fixing it. i have been a member about two years. They also give extra points if you dont qualify for a survey which is rare in the survey business. Most survey companies give people nothing if a person does not qualify. they dont waste your time so much like Global Test Market. Run from Global Test Market, Unreasonably long surveys no compensation if you dont qualify.

  6. I joined mintvine a week ago. They ask me lots of my information and with one nighmare exception, never ever ever qualifies me for a survey. I’ve been doing surveys on Vindale for months. One of their Portals “YourSurveys” also uses Mintvine. After months of surveys on Vindale I built up my status to “GOOD” with 255 points. When Mintvine sent me to the YourSurveys site it dropped my score down to 100 points. Then it asked my address. I gave it to them and they came back and said it was a bogus address and dropped my points to 90 with a status of “Warning”. I went back to Vindale and discovered my status has been dropped on all portals. I have written many complaints and they have never responded. With the status of “Warning” it has greatly decreased my ability to earn rewards. They are a complete scam. Do not go near them.

  7. They are a scam if you consider being screened out of 90% of the surveys, not receiving points for surveys you have completed because AFTER you finish, the survey has suddenly met its quota and now they require your mobile number for account verification, but the system has a glitch so you can’t enter the code.

    They still want you to take surveys, you just cannot cash out your earnings.

    Bear in mind, they are still collecting data for those surveys you “screen out of” and the ones you complete for no pay. They are still being paid by their clients, they just aren’t paying the members who provide the data.

    I would definitely call this a scam and recommend you avoid Mintvine/Branded Research like the plague.

    • Hey Nia,

      That seems to be a ridiculously high rate of survey denials. But I know from years of experience that surveys are purely based on supply and demand. So certain demographics are not popular. That said the other things you have mentioned definitely seem shady to me. And I agree the so called screening information I feel is used regardless for their research but they do compensate you when you are disqualified which a lot of survey companies don’t do. But given your personal experience, I can see why would view it as a scam. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Ultimately its this type of stuff that keeps me away from most survey sites except for Paidviewpoint and Instant Cash Sweepstakes.

  8. Hello I been doing surveys for over 2 years with this company I find they have been very honest to me if I have a question they always answer me The max I have done is $30.00 in Paypal at one time, also another is Funnel Surveys they pay me very well, In fact I do about 2000 to 3000 points a week or more their is a technique to do surveys been doing this work for over 10 years
    Thanks Saleen


  10. I’m a member and I cashed out 12.64 and thats the max you can cash out smh, they do pay and they past fast. The survey road however, gives you the run around, you can spend 15+ Mins on one survey only to be told you dont qualify. I try to keep up with it because they email me alot of surveys that I do qualify for and I’m nearly at the cashout point again, so it’s a good site except for that survey road thing where you have to take a million surveys to see if you qualify and if you do qualify you get about 60-70 pts for each survey you qualify for, thats just for the survey road, other survey are worth more, they email you and its on the site…all in all I like it, it kills time and it pays
    -Mom of 6

    • Hey Jess,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s great to hear you have cashed out. I think the whole disqualification nonsense is a plague for most survey sites. That’s why I tend to stick only with the ones that will still pay me something even if I do get disqualified. Otherwise I just feel the survey company is still benefiting from the information but aren’t paying us. So I find it a little shady. But it’s good to hear that MintVine does pay and they pay fast.

    • when I requested a cash out, they said it will take 48 hrs, and I received it by paypal…still searching for more at home work tho

    • yes I’ve been following your site for a while now, good job, I’m a member of Mturk and some other good ones you recommended..ty hagd

  11. Getting a few points if you disqualify is about the only good think. Global Test Market is doing the same. Still takes too long for too little money. I prefer Affiliate Marketing. Good review, like always.

  12. i have done some of their surveys but have yet to cash out. I have been though the whole survey bit and it doesn’t seem so bad. It has seem legit though. Would write more on this but don’t know much about it as yet.

    • Thanks as always for your feedback Laura.
      I actually like this one just for the fact they still pay you on disqualifications which all surveys should do. So I don’t think it’s bad either.

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