An Unbiased CashCrate Review
Membership cost: Free
Opportunities: Surveys, offers, & more
Payment threshold: $20
Pays via: Check, PayPal
Eligibility: Worldwide, for ages 13+
Overall Rating: 60 out of 100
Overview of Membership
CashCrate is a GPT(get paid to) site that allows anyone to make extra money online–especially those living in the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada–by taking surveys, watching videos, browsing the web, completing offers, and more.
Membership is completely free and you are able to start making money right after joining. Members can complete up to 2 daily surveys each day, about $0.75 each, allowing them to potentially make $50 each month doing surveys alone.
There are different membership levels, from Bronze to Elite, each successive level providing better perks than the last, but you can only rise in level by earning it, not by paying for it.
Pros vs. Cons
- Free to join and use
- Lots of free surveys and offers
- More than 7 ways to earn money
- Earn points and redeem them for prizes
- Great referral program
- Fast support
- $1 bonus for signing up
- Holiday Contests
- Limited ways to earn for those who live outside of the United States
- Can take a while to find a survey you qualify for
- Can be hard to tell if you have completed an offer
- Problems with some 3rd-party offers getting approved
- PayPal only becomes a payment option after you recieve your first check and either make $500 or get 50 active U.S. referrals
- broken features/links on forums
Who is CashCrate For?
CashCrate is for anyone who is at least 13 years of age and wants to make extra cash online fast and easy, but most of the earning opportunities are limited to people living in the United States.
Is CashCrate Safe?
There are 3rd-party offers and surveys at CashCrate, and you may be asked to provide them with personal information–like your name, email/mailing address, credit card info or phone number–to complete them.
When you complete offers, you give the advertisers permission to contact you. So, if you are not the type to read the fine print when completing offers, you’ll be like this guy.
Aside from the 3rd-party offers and surveys, CashCrate checks out safe. They don’t sell your information or spam you. It’s clean and easy to navigate around their site, and their forums are moderated around the clock, so you shouldn’t be seeing much of any spam or harmful content lying around.
How Much Money Can You Make Each Month?
Realistically, it is possible for you to be making at least $20 each month by completing the daily/top surveys and offers. It all depends on your demographics and how much time you put in.
There are some people that have been making hundreds or thousands each month using CashCrate’s referral program, and you can do the same, but I’m sure you know that is not an easy feat for most people.
Getting help and support on CashCrate is easy and usually fast. You can choose to get help on the forums or contact them directly using the contact form found by clicking the contact link at the bottom of the site.
If you use the forums, you might get help from other members before an admin or moderator can comment, unless it is an account-related issue.
You can easily tell their support team from other members since their names begin with “CashCrate”. For example, the most common admin I have seen and gotten help from is CashCrate Dana. She is very helpful, kind, and active on the forums.
When Exactly Does CashCrate Pay?
After making whatever you have set as your minimum payment(default is $20) by the last day of the month, payments are processed by the 20th of the following month. In case that isn’t clear, if you make $20 by the last day of April 2016, your check will be sent around the middle of May 2016.
It can take a few days to a few weeks to get your check.
My Final Opinion
I like how CashCrate is clean and straightforward–not cluttered and full of flashy ads and popups like other GPT sites. I think it’s a good place to start earning a little extra money if you have the time, but it can be off-putting when you are constantly spending 5 minutes answering questions right before you get screened out of a survey.
Having to earn PayPal as a payment method in this day and age doesn’t seem to make much sense, but I guess they have their reasons.
If you have the time to spare, some patience, and could use some extra cash every month, whether it’s an extra twenty or a fifty, why not try using CashCrate? If you don’t like it, you can easily cancel your account at any time.
Do you have a review you would like to share? I want to hear about your experience using CashCrate–what works for you and what not. Please leave your review or comments below. Thanks! 🙂