I do surveys with Pinecone, and yes they do have points now for the surveys, but you can still use the points for cash. Each survey gives 300 points and 300 points is equal to $3.00 if you use the cash option. The cash option is under the “featured” part of the rewards page. I never had to change anything and when request the cash from points, it’s still sent to my paypal which is how I had it set up before, even though it goes through confirming your address. I haven’t looked much through other rewards offered, but from what I’ve seen they look pretty decent.
1Additional activation for cash back is required. Transactions eligible for 1% cash back include: credit transactions which you sign for and which are processed via Mastercard; online transactions processed via Mastercard; and phone transactions processed via Mastercard. Transactions that are not eligible for cash back include, but are not limited to: purchases processed via a debit network (including PIN-less debit transactions); cash withdrawals and cash advances. Additionally, you'll only receive cash back when your monthly earned cash back is at least $1.00 USD. Cash back earned that's less than $1.00 USD will not be awarded and does not carry over to the next month. See the Cardholder Agreement for complete details.
Android users can respond to a survey from Google and receive up to $1 in Play credits, but the credits vary, depending on the survey. Download the app, answer a few questions about yourself and wait to receive your first questionnaire. Expect to receive an average of one survey per week, covering topics such as "Which logo is best?" and "When do you plan on traveling next?"
PineCone Research is one of the most highly coveted survey panels. They don’t always have openings for everyone. At the time of writing this post they are looking for males over the age of 18 in the U.S. If you can get a spot, however, you can expect to earn about $3 per survey. You will receive your first payment by check but can switch to PayPal after that.