What is CashCrate About?

What is CashCrate About?

CashCrate promises you can make money completing surveys, shopping, completing offers, referring others, socializing, playing games and through contests. However, the truth is a bit darker than they pretend. In this article, I discuss how CashCrate really works and what you need to know before you play their game.

Name of Product: CashCrateWebsite: CashCrate.comPrice: Free to join, but it can still cost you!)Owner: CashCrate LLC (aka Cash Crate)Principal: Mr. Patrick Clochesy(CEO)Mr. Joe Coleman(Manager)Opinion: Not Recommended

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What is CashCrate About?

CashCrate is not a research company. It’s a marketing company cleverly disguised to make you believe it’s a research organization where you can earn money by completing surveys, trying out products, shopping, referring others, socializing, playing games and winning contests.

What is CashCrate About?

Remember, CashCrate gathers personal information from you through its surveys and immediately sells your personal information to other companies. CashCrate also earns commissions on products members are required to buy before completing many of the surveys.

What CashCrate pays you is simply a fraction of the commission they earn when you buy a product or service in the course of completing a survey or trying a product or service. CashCrate gets you to buy products and services under the false pretense that you have to evaluate them before you can complete a survey. They don’t really pay you when you do this. They merely give you back some of your money.

The truth is, you will be spending more than you will be earning.

CashCrate Complaints.

If you search online you will find a lot of complaints about CashCrate. You will also find many reviews that praise CashCrate. The positive reviews are suspect and are probably either written by someone trying to get a commission by referring others to CashCrate or from someone paid by CashCrate to write positive reviews.

The CashCrate Complaints are so damning, it’s impossible to imagine anything good about CashCrate.

Here are a few typical CashCrate complaints:

“You will have to. . . give out a valid email and phone number. Some of these offers deceptively hide terms and conditions . . . you’ll be agreeing to having your phone bill billed, getting a ton of spam email . . . (approx 400 spam emails in 3 days) and telemarketing calls (about 6 a day for medical insurance which are continuing and the majority of these companies will never report back that you completed the survey and you never get paid for it.” Egleym, Platteville, Wisconsin, U.S.A. (Source: RipOffReport.com)

“Do not get involved with Cashcrate unless you want your cell phone number and email address sabotaged!!!! You will make no money at doing this. It takes up a lot of time for nothing. My phone rings off the hook daily with calls now, and my email account is flooded with all different types of junk mail.”Sandy E. (Source: SiteJabber.com)

“I’m a SAHM and was hoping to make a little extra cash doing surveys. They IMMEDIATELY sell your email and phone number. The first day I signed up, I received 15 sales calls within 10 minutes and my spam mail is getting 100 hits a day instead of about 20. Now, even though I canceled the account and requested my name taken off all lists, I still get calls. Today I received one about my “topical pain medicine order”, which is not at all the surveys I agreed to by signing up for the website. After telling the person 4 times that I did not order pain meds, they hung up on me. I have had to restrict my phone to accept only contact list numbers for now. It sucks.”Kimberly J. (Source: SiteJabber.com

“I tried this website after hearing a lot of positive comments about it, and I am so horrified with it. You spend nearly ten minutes, purely in qualifying questions, after which you are told that you just wasted your time answering because you do not “meet the requirements for the survey.” The amount you “get” from the surveys is extremely minimal to the point where there shouldn’t even be any criteria for a survey in question (ex. $0.10 for a 30 minute survey). This website is a waste of your time, and only serves to clutter up your inbox. Do NOT sign up for this!” Stella J. (Source: SiteJabber.com)

How Does CashCrate Work?

Before CashCrate pays you, you will have to accrue $20 in earnings. Earning $20 is difficult unless you do product and service evaluations, which means you must buy the product or service. Which, in turn, means you are spending more money than you are earning.

If you only do the surveys, remember CashCrate sells your personal information to other companies at a much higher rate than they pay you.

While you might make pennies for completing a survey and revealing your private information, CashCrate makes several dollars.

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Death by Spam.

Because CashCrate will sell your email far and wide, your inbox will be spammed to death, and there is little you can do about it.

In the CashCrate Terms of Service, they clearly state you must monitor your inbox to receive surveys and notices from CashCrate. If you do not respond to their emails, your account will be deemed inactive, and they will not pay you.

And, it won’t be just your inbox either. Expect your phone to ring with a lot of annoying spam calls trying to sell you everything from cancer insurance to grass-fed beef.

What is CashCrate About?

CashCrate and the BBB.

The Better Business  gives CashCrate a big fat “F”. CashCrate is listed with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada under the business category as “Marketing Programs & Services.” Like I said earlier, CashCrate is a marketing company. It’s not a survey company or a research company. It’s a marketing company. Marketing companies sell things. (Source: Southern Nevada BBB)

“this company sales your personal information and when you make money they will cheat you out of your money after working so hard on make money on their site if you make over hundred dollars on radiology they would not pay you when it says on their site you can make 1cent every ten min but they lie and make up excuses not to pay you and will lock you out of your account and wont tell you anything beware of this company because they lie and sale your personal information for money and only pay you little money and it’s not worth your personal information being sold . . .” (Source: BBB)

Sneaky CashCrate Evaluations.

Before you can even take a survey, you must first be evaluated.

CashCrate does not pay you for completing the evaluations.

What the evaluation process is really about is getting your personal information for free. To put it another way, you are giving away your personal information and inviting spam into your inbox and spam phone calls. And you will not be paid for any of the information CashCrate gets from you in the evaluation process.

Unfortunately, after CashCrate deems your qualified to complete their surveys, it only gets worse.

For example, you might try to qualify for a survey regarding an insurance company, but to qualify you must first buy some insurance.

Another example is a survey that requires you to join a movie service before you can qualify to take the survey. In order to qualify, you must first give them your credit card information and actually sign up for the service. Afterward, you will spend 20 minutes or more filling out a survey. All this to earn a couple of dollars.

ScamAvenger Girl, says “Thumbs Down!”

The truth is, you aren’t earning anything. You are only getting a little bit of your money back!

CashCrate Referral Program.

Another way to make money with CashCrate is through their referral program. Some sources claim this pays the best. The ugly truth is by referring others to CashCrate you earn a commission.

The positive reviews you see online about CashCrate are either planted by CashCrate or they are people in the CashCrate referral program trying to sell you out for a commission.

If you care about your friends, don’t sell them out to CashCrate. There are legitimate ways to earn money online. CashCrate is not one of them.

The Last Word on CashCrate.

CashCrate is nothing more than a marketing company. Cashcrate draws you in with the promise of making easy money completing surveys.

The survey is just a ruse to get your personal information which they immediately sell to other companies. And CashCrate will also try to get you to buy products and services.

If you buy anything through CashCrate, CashCrate is paid a commission. The money you earn is really just a fraction of the money you spent.

I do not recommend CashCrate and strongly encourage you to avoid it and all so-called survey companies. They are not what they appear to be. You will probably not make any money with CashCrate. However, if you still want to try CashCrate, please follow these rules to protect yourself.

  1. Create a separate email account just for your interactions with CashCrate. Once CashCrate has your email account, it will get spammed relentlessly.
  2. DO NOT give CashCrate, or any of the third party websites linked to CashCrate, your credit card or debit card information.
  3. Do NOT enter into any contracts with CashCrate or any of the third party websites linked to CashCrate.

At best, CashCrate is a waste of time. At worse, it could cost you dearly, compromise your personal information, open your email inbox to spammers and your phone to endless spam phone calls.

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A Better Option For You.

I understand your desire to earn cash, but CashCrate won’t help you.  There isn’t a quick and easy way to make money without violating laws and ethics. Anyone who says there is, is trying to scam you. Remember, your desire for money makes you vulnerable to every scam imaginable.

You CAN make money, but first you must avoid the scams. Scams may destroy you financially and emotionally.

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If you found this article helpful or have experience with CashCrate, please leave a comment below.

26 thoughts on “What is CashCrate About?

  1. Gary,

    Thanks for the review. I’ve heard some sketchy things about a lot of these survey companies and even some that “pay you” to write song reviews. I wonder how to look up the BBB rating for WA. Have you looked it up? There are tons of success stories about it, but they are also amazing at SEO and everyone should be most critical.

    1. Hi!

      Thanks for stopping by. There isn’t a survey company I would recommend. Even the best are a waste of time. Some people suggest they are pleasant entertainment, but that depends on your idea of entertainment. I’d rather watch a movie.

      All the best,


  2. I’ve seen so many of these “easy” money-making schemes over the last couple of years that I have almost grown immune to them. I don’t get sucked in anymore. I always think to myself, what’s in it for the person who runs this scheme? Usually, it’s only them who make the big money. Most other people will just make small amounts or lose money.

    It’s awful that people end up getting harassed by phone once they sign up. I’ve made a note to definitely stay away from this one. Thanks for letting us all know.

    1. Hi, Marcus!

      You’re right. You really can’t win with survey companies. They’re a waste of time.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  3. Great post and I totally agree with you when you sum it up as ‘simply not worth the risk’. There are plenty of great survey sites out there that you can earn a few dollars on with out any risk or cost but you cannot make much money. I love the title of your site. We all need to know about the scams out there and digging them out and writing about them must be pretty much a full time job for you.

  4. I was a member of Cash Crate for a while when I first started looking around on the internet for something to do a few years ago. The company, surprisingly has been going for a good number of years.

    I didn’t find much I could do on Cash Crate as I am not from the US and my impression was that most of the good jobs went to US citizens. The only ones I could do were the ones where you had to pay out something to do the survey, and it just looked way to dodgy to give it a try as most of them had recurring fees. I did however recruit a few poor souls I am sorry to say. I hope they had better luck than me.

    1. Hi, Michel!

      Thanks for sharing your experience with CashCrate. I truly appreciate your honesty.

      All the the best,


  5. Nice review. It was a great idea to include the BBB ratings since a lot of people including myself view this before even signing up with another company. Nobody wants their email full of spam, and it is scary that a company would approve their own product. I agree it is not worth the risk at all. Thanks for sharing!


  6. Hey Gary, although I never heard of cash crate before, I have tried to find a legit survey company in the past but never found true success with doing surveys. I do appreciate that you spared no expense and warned all newcomers that surveys are NOT the best thing to do when trying to make money online

    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience with survey companies. I’m not surprised you didn’t find a legitimate one. They don’t exist. CashCrate is just another scam.

  7. I can just image how many people will be taken in by the way this site operates. With so many people looking to make money and thinking they are doing product tests etc. these guys will be cleaning up.

    The fact that they take a pile of personal information before you can even begin so that they can sell it off to make even more money is down right nasty. Getting scammed like that and having your email and phone slammed with spam would be upsetting for anyone.

    Appreciate the heads up with warning me and anyone else fortunate enough to read this article.

    1. Hi, Travis!

      Yes, CashCrate is one of the nasty ones for sure, but I advise people to stay away from all survey sites. At best, they are a waste of time.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  8. Gary,

    I’ve actually read a lot of reviews about CashCrate, and surprisingly many of them are positive! They don’t go into all the details about your personal information being sold. Rather, they focus on the good aspects, like the fact that it’s “easy to make $100’s per month”. Which, by the way is next to impossible, they’re just trying to get you to sign up through their affiliate link.

    It’s sad how many websites promote scams for money… I am really thankful to have found your honest website!


    1. Hi, Ian!

      You nailed it when you realized the positive reviews for CashCrate are all from affiliates. Imagine that!

      At best, CashCrate is a waste of time and could very well compromise your privacy. There are far better ways to spend your time online and to make money.

      I recommend the free starter membership at WealthyAffiliate. It’s totally risk free.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  9. Wow, your post on the cash crate topic really opened my eyes as to what this type of business is really about.. We do not need another company that takes our personal information and sells or even gives it to other companies. People need to realize that they need to avoid places such as this that makes you purchase items to evaluate them.
    People really need to review and investigate any type of business or self employment opportunities. I really do not need any more telemarketers call me!
    Thanks for the low down!

    1. Hi, Angela!

      I appreciate your comment about CashCrate and I agree. Nobody needs telemarketers hounding them.

      All the best,


  10. Thanks so much for this article to bust some of these bad scams that’s been sprawling all over the internet. And the worst part is that they feed on our dream of becoming financially independent…

    I really like the fact that you end up linking us to some better programs that can actually help us make money online.

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. Hi, Anh!

      Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.

      You are so right, the internet is awash with scams like CashCrate. As a rule of thumb, surveys are a waste of time and can actually cost you, and if I can’t try a program for free, it’s probably a scam.

      For anyone interested in learning how to make money online the right way, this free training is a great place to start.

      All the best,


  11. I’m very impressed by the amount of research you put into your review. You come across with great authority and knowledge of the product that would keep me away from it.I would just like to point out that you seem to keep repeating the titles of the different sections quite a bit.

    1. Hi, Tim!

      Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your insight and critique. I’ll tidy up the headlines as you suggest.

      All the best,


  12. Thank you for the information and I never heard of Cash Crate. I have reviewed others information on surveys and that alot of them are either scams or the time you spend on doing these surveys are just a waste of your precious time and energy that can be utilized elseware in a online business that gives you more of an incentive in becoming successful in Internet Marketing.

    Do you know of any other online money making business other than the Wealthy Affiliate Program where you can make a legitimate income from home without being scammed?

    1. Hi, Troy!

      Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately, all but one of the online survey companies I’ve researched are scams. The one exception only pays three dollars per survey which will take 30 minutes to complete, so it’s still a waste of time.

      You make a good point. For the time wasted on online surveys, someone could build a real business that paid them a substantial income. I don’t know of any place to learn how to do this other than Wealthy Affiliate. That’s where I learned and continue to learn.

      I also write about how to avoid scams in my article How to Really Make Money Online and Never Get Scammed.

      All the best,


  13. I liked the website. I think it’s easy to use. It has nice images and the variety of coloration makes it interesting, not boring. More personal information would maybe helpful to let your visitors know why you are offering this site. I hope I did not just simply miss that info. To me, the site looks simple, but complete. If I had been investigating the company in question, I would have found this site useful.

    1. Hi, Jim!

      I appreciate your comment and insight. I’ll revisit my about page and see if I can beef it up a little. I intentially keep the site simple so it is easy to read.

      Thanks for stopping by,


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