Pinecone Research is Open! (Earn $3 Per Survey!)


Update: I was able to get in on this this past March and I am averaging about $24-27 a month so it! :-)

Pinecone Research is once again accepting new applicants for a limited time, so many of you may have a chance to become members. To get started, go here and answer a questionnaire to see if you meet any of the current recruitment needs. If so, you will be redirected to the sign up form page!

Hopefully Many of you will get accepted. Pinecone Research is different from others because you get paid $3 for every survey you complete so as you see with Pinecone this can add up quickly and you can get paid via paypal for faster payments! Go see if you qualify for this great opportunity to make a little extra cash!

Valued Opinions: Earn Rewards for Taking Surveys (Get $20 Amazon Gift Cards + More!)

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This has limited openings and they have a nice ranking on the list of quality survey sites!

If you enjoy sharing your opinion and are looking to earn a little extra money on the side, you’ll definitely want to check out Valued Opinions. Valued Opinions is a survey site that provides its members the opportunity to earn rewards by simply participating in online surveys.  The best part is that you’ll earn up to $5 for each survey that you complete and you’ll be able to snag a reward whenever your account balance reaches $20 so the gift cards add up quickly.

If you are interested in becoming a panelist here’s how to get started:

  • Head over here to register
  • You will then start the registration process and it will ask how you want to be paid.
  • You will then begin to receive invitations to surveys of interest to you.  As a member you can expect to earn up to $5 for each survey you complete.

MySurvey Accepting New Survey Takers! Earn $5 for Quick Survey!


There are some openings for MySurvey which is another great survey company which will earn you cash! They pay as much as $10 per survey and what’s really nice is you can cash out with just $10 in your account! Also, as you can see above people are getting $5-$10 cash in the mail to fill out a quick survey!  This adds up to some nice money throughout they year! (I save mine for Christmas shopping)


Here’s how to start earning:

  1. Sign up for MySurvey here
  2. Confirm your email  (this is important, you won’t start receiving surveys until you do this)
  3. Start doing surveys and earn money!

I have been using MySurvey for years and it is by far one of the best survey sites out there!  I get notifications of surveys almost daily, I get surveys in the mail (sometimes with cash enclosed), and occasionally I receive products to test and keep.

Thanks for photo, Live2Save2Live

FREE Pharmadoct Bandages Product Test!


Hurry on over to Toluna and sign into your account (or register here) and sign up for their newest Product Test for Pharmadoct Bandages! There are 120 FREE products up for grabs but you can only apply through 7/13, so make sure you head over soon so you don’t forget!

Here’s how to get in on this:

  • Register with or sign into Toluna here
  • Confirm your email by clicking link they send via email
  • Hover over the “Explore” tab at the top of page and then click the “Test Products” tab

If you do not get selected to participate this time, don’t worry because they open up new product tests pretty frequently! (you can see an upcoming test below!)


Opinion Outpost Openings: Get Paid CASH to Test Products + Member Gets $10 to Test Washcloths!


Update: Reader Ashley is getting $15 a week for doing short surveys to make laptops better!!  You can get in these too if you sign up and confirm your email! 

Here is another great opportunity to get paid to test products and get a little extra cash on the side! Currently Opinion Outpost is open for a limited time.  With Opinion Outpost you can get paid CASH to do product testing up to $50 a week! We’ve had readers get paid to test out washcloths, shampoo, food and more!

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Opinion Outpost is also ranked #2 with the Survey Police so this is a VERY reputable company to deal with.  They deal mostly with larger Fortune 500 companies so your bound to get some great items.

 Note: you must CONFIRM your email to get their offers so I would recommend using your freebie email.

Here is a review from a Sea of Savings reader who is currently a panelist for Opinion Outpost:

Once I received my first product test from them I’m getting surveys almost daily for product tests. Just in 2 1/2 weeks Ive received Woolite Dark colors Laundry detergent-32 load I believe, Ive received Baby Wipes, Fiber One Kids Bars, and took a survey that I will receive a new yogurt product test as well.

Earn Cash when Buying your Groceries!


The National Consumer Panel home scan program is accepting applicants for a very limited time! This is usually only open for a couple days since so many people want in on this great program. If you are accepted you will receive a scanner which you will use to track the different groceries and items you purchase and bring into your home.

In exchange for doing this, you can earn some great prizes such as electronics, toys, gift cards and it is totally free!  Not everyone gets accepted, so if you do, be sure to give it a try! You can always return the scanner if you choose to no longer participate.

Click here to see if they are accepting people in your area. Good Luck and let us know if you get accepted!

FREE $5 from Inbox Dollars! (+ earn more $$ for reading emails, playing games + more!)


Currently if you join Inbox Dollars you can score a FREE $5 signup bonus just for joining! How awesome is that?!  Just go here to  to sign up. Then you can earn more money by simply reading email, taking surveys, playing games and more!

I definitely think it is worth my time to sign up for various survey companies. Some you will like and others you won’t, but it won’t take long to try it out. And with a $5 signup bonus you have already earned before you even start!

e-Poll (Earn Amazon, Starbucks, Paypal + More!)


Do you love it when you go to Starbucks and get free coffee or hot chocolate?  Or how about when you can browse around online knowing you have a gift card to pay for it!! :-)  There is a wonderful survey site (one of my favorites) that just opened up new spots for new survey takers! This survey site called e-Poll is loved by many of you and has some awesome reviews! In fact, it is recommended by Survey Police (who rate survey companies and weeds out the spam ones)! Go here to sign up.

Just go on over here and signup with e-Poll, they are a VERY reputable company and are rated an A+ with the BBB!

Check out what other readers had to say about their experience with e-Poll:

I haven’t made a bundle ($130 in gift cards) they send me 4 to 5 invites a month and I nearly always qualify. Subject matter (Hollywood crap) isn’t high on my list but still worth the effort.

I like their survey’s I’ve been with them for yrs I get gift cards was McDonalds,Best Buy now I love saving and getting Olive Garden gift cards their survey’s are fun and interesting I’ve never had a problem with them at all.

I love the fact that I get paid to watch tv shows. In fact I started watching “Breakout Kings” because of the survey. They make it easy to get points. You also never have to see “Sorry you don’t qualify.”

Sign up here!

Score FREE Full Size Betty Crocker Food Sample Every Month!


Go here and enter your email with Betty Crocker you will be eligible for the FREE samples they offer each month!  Betty Crocker will send you an email when the samples are available and I also always post on the Sea of Savings Facebook page when they go live! You MUST have your email registered with them BEFORE the samples go live to get them!

Here are items we have received in the past and these were ALL full size items! :-)

  • Betty Crocker Members: FREE Fiber One Chewy Bar Trail Mix!
  • Betty Crocker Members: Free Fiber One Protein Bar (First 10,000)
  • Betty Crocker Members : Free Sugar Cookie Pouch (First 10,000)
  • Betty Crocker Members: FREE Progresso Soup (First 10,000)