One of the most popular paid survey sites on the internet is CashCrate. However, much of its popularity comes from the fact that it’s a very controversial paid survey website, as I originally learned from this post by Spencer Mitchell.
Why is CashCrate such a lightning rod of controversy? There are two issues that consistently come up in Cash Crate reviews:
- First, they sometimes force people to participate in “free” offers in order to take paid surveys. For example, let’s say that you’re eligible for a paid survey about sneakers. In order to take it you need to sign up for a free Netflix trial. This type of coercion frustrates many users.
- There are a lot of reports of missing and very late payments. If you head over to sites like Scam.com and RipOffReport.com you’ll find that many people file complaints about missing payments. However, these reports are sometimes lodged from people waiting a few days extra for their payments, which can happen when the US postal service is involved.
Bottom Line: Should You Join Cash Crate?
Obviously there’s no one that can answer this for you. However, if you’re desperate for cash you may want to give them a try. As long as you don’t fork over your credit card information you have nothing to lose.
That being said, you should also join a few other top paid survey panels, such as BigSpot and Ipsos I-Say.