Cinchbucks Review: Yet Another Survey Site?

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Cinchbucks is yet one of the hundreds of sites online that pay you to complete surveys.  I have reviewed so many of these sites and have found them to be a decent way to make maybe $10 to $20 a week, maybe a pinch more.  If this is something of interest to you, then you may want to stay tuned and see if Cinchbucks is worth your time.

In today’s review, I check out Cinchbucks.  I sign up, play around with the site and then report back to you with my thoughts.  With many years in the “make money” field, it’s easy for me to spot an opportunity that’s worth your time.

As always, I’m 100% honest, so with that being said, let’s begin!

What is Cinchbucks?

Cinchbucks will reward you with “cinchbucks” (CB) every time you answer survey questions or complete simple offers.  You can then exchange these cinchpoints for gift cards, PayPal or even Bitcoin.  The company has more than 150,000 members and has paid out more than one million in rewards since 2014.

According to the company’s official about us page, they are said to be the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online.  The company is headquartered in India, as a unit of Cinch Data Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

I couldn’t find too much about the company.  In fact, their about us page was quite bland, but they did mention the company behind the scenes.  That’s always good.  Whenever I review any survey site, I always make sure I read about the company running the operation to ensure I’m working with someone legitimate.  In this case, it appears that the company behind the scenes is, indeed, legit.

Signing Up with Cinchbucks

If you’re interested in signing up, you can do so in one of two ways.  You can either download the app via the Google Play or App Store, or you can choose to join with your desktop.  Whichever way you choose, it will be the same process.

You will be asked for your email as well as a password.  It’s not too much.

You must be at least 13+ to join (under 18 needs parental consent) and it appears to be open to everyone worldwide; however, just because anyone can join, it doesn’t mean you can make a lot of money.  In most cases, only residents from the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK often to see the highest paying offers.

Most of the time, the company will give you a small sign-up bonus, about 50 CB just for signing up.  You will just need to use a Cinchbuck code, which you can find on the main page before signing up.

The Dashboard

Immediately after signing up, you can access your dashboard, which will look something like this on your desktop:

It will look similar on your phone as well, only that it’s condensed.

On the main screen, as you can see, you will immediately be taken to the surveys section, most of which come from third-party offerwalls.  And, if you’re unfamiliar with these offerwalls, these are providers that supply the surveys and work with hundreds of sites like Cinchbucks.  They pay the survey company, which, in this case, is Cinchbucks, and then Cinchbucks will split the commission with you.  Every survey company has varying commission rates, so it’s always best to compare multiple survey sites before making a decision.

On the main site, you can see the toolbar on the left-hand side, showing you the many ways you can make money.  This includes the offerwalls, surveys, referrals, your user profile and playing games.  Let me talk about each on briefly below.

The Offerwall

As mentioned, the offerwall comes from a variety of third parties, such as Peanut Labs, and many more.  So many of the survey sites I have reviewed connect with these companies seen below, but they didn’t offer as many as I’d like to see.  It didn’t appear that Cinchbucks works with a lot of offerwalls in comparison to some of its competitors., for example, works with at least 10+, much more than the many seen here.

These offerwalls are straight-forward.  Just complete the offers as noted and you earn the points mentioned as long as you follow the rules.

So, for example, that “Get Free Crest Samples” offer is a “no cost,” which means it won’t cost you a cent.  You just fill out the form and you would earn 106 cinchbucks.  I can’t stress it enough that it’s so important to compare these rates to other sites because they do vary in payouts.


The next section, the surveys area, will list the many surveys you can take right now.

Again, they work with a limited number of offerwalls; in this case, only three.   You can see how long the survey will take as well as what it will pay.  So that first one you see will pay you 25 CB and will take six minutes of your time.

Keep in mind that you won’t qualify for all of the surveys you click on.  In fact, plan on qualifying for about 10% of the ones you click on, maybe a pinch more.  This will depend on your demographics.

Surveys are a great way to make $1 to $5 a day, but I wouldn’t expect much more than this.   Cinchbucks seems to have an okay selection, but there are much better than this.

Refer and Earn

Cinchbucks will pay to refer your friends, just like the many survey sites out there.

For every friend you refer, you will earn 20% of their earnings for life.  Plus, you can get 20 CB when they earn 100 CB.

All you need to do is use your unique URL and share it with your friends in a non-spammy way.  This is important since spamming your link will lead to account termination.

In terms of making money, this is about it.  They had a “play games” section, but when I clicked on it, I found an error message.  I’m not sure if it’s coming back or not.

Nonetheless, Cinchbucks offered the traditional ways to make money, from offers to surveys, but the key difference here is that they didn’t offer a ton of options.


When it comes time to redeem rewards, you can do so when you have at least 1,000 CB.  This is equal to $10 in value.

The nice thing about Cinchbucks is that they offer a variety of rewards, most of which are what people are looking for, such as gift cards, PayPal payouts and a variety of gift cards.  They even had Bitcoin options.

The rewards section was A+ and the minimum payout is a pinch on the higher side, but I wouldn’t say it’s too bad.

Final Thoughts

4/10In the end, I don’t recommend Cinchbucks, and it’s not because it’s a scam.   They are legitimate and do pay out, I promise.  The reason I won’t use them is just because that they don’t work with a lot of third-party providers.

If you like the concept of Cinchbucks, I highly recommend you check out either or Swagbucks.  These companies have a lot more options and the minimums are much lower at $1 to $3.  In some cases, will pay you instantly.  It’s a reason I promote them so much.

That’s going to wrap it up.

As always, if you want to comment on the company or you want to add to what I already mentioned, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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