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CashCrate Scam review 2018

Is cashcrate a scam or is it legit? That’s our topic for day. In the following review, I am going to present you the opportunity of earning money at Cashcrate, and I will also share with you some tips in order to maximize your earnings. Therefore, stick around to find out more!

Name: Cash Crate
Website: www.CashCrate.com
Price: Free membership: $0 
Owner: Cashcrate Joe
Overall Rank: 95 out of 100
Who it’s for: Newbie – Expert

Work Flow 100%
Income potential 90%
Friendly Interface 90%
Legit 100%


Cashcrate is an website that is pretty similar to SwagBucks. With a community of over 5.2 milion members, Cashcrate helps you to earn money by taking surveys, playing games, watching videos and completing different activities.

Unlike SwagBucks, Cashcrate uses real $ currency. However, the first payment has to be made by cheque and after that, you will be ablte to chose to cashout via Paypal. More on that will be discussed later.

The minimum payout is $20, but do not worry because you will be able to earn them pretty fast.

Cashcrate is teenage friendly, meaning that any teenager, older than 13 years old, can join the community.

I couldn’t find the exact date from when the program was launched, but the oldest announcement was published on 6 March 2008. Therefore, Cashcrate probably has been around since the first part of 2008 or the late part of 2007.



  • Large amount of daily surveys;
  • Over 5.2 milion members;
  • Possibility to earn money by watching videos;
  • Possibility to earn by playing games;
  • Affiliate Program;
  • Possibility to cash out via Paypal;
  • Worldwide.



  • First payment must be made by cheque;
  • Some regions tend to have more daily surveys and offers than the others.



Cashcrate is available worldwide. Basically, anyone who understands English can join and make money. However, you will get surveys and offers based on your demographics. For example someone in the Eastern Europe might get a maximum of 2-4 surveys per day while someone located in England or USA might get over 20.

As i mentioned above, anyone age 13 or older can join CashCrate. However, if you have between 13 to 18 years old, you will need a parent consent in order to participate.




Similar to Swagbucks, Cashcrate offers to its community multiple opportunities to earn money online.


The platform is structured into seven main tabs which you can explore in order to see the opportunities to earn money: Offers, Surveys, Referrals, Videos&More, Bonus Surveys, Bonus Offers and Shopping.


Doing surveys is the most common way to earn money on CashCrate. As mentioned above, based on your region, you will have either around 20 daily surveys or less.

The best thing about CashCrate is that it has 2 daily surveys. One will reward you with $0.75 and the other one with $0.80.

By doing them on a daily basis for a month of 30 days, you will earn $46.5. This is only from 2 surveys only!!

In order to access them, you have to go to the Surveys tab.

After you complete them, the payment will be done automatically in approximately 60 seconds. 

Each survey will take around 20 minutes. After you click on it, it will redirect you to another page where they will ask you preliminary questions in order to find the best surveys for you. After completing the preliminary questions, they will search their databases for surveys that match your profile and before you will start, they will inform you how much time the survey will take.

There are other daily surveys which you can find at the Survey tab and also don’t forget to check the Bonus Survey tab. However, I would advise you to do the daily surveys first and after that you can take a look at the rest of the surveys.

For the first image of Surveys, you have to go to the Surveys tab. For second image, go to the Video&More. Notice  the 4 sections on the left? Each of them have a few surveys that you can complete. The last image is from the Bonus Surveys tab.

Now, I know that some of you might not enjoy taking surveys, as most of the times you might not qualify for the ones which have a higher reward. This is indeed a problem and I encountered it a few times. However, I have never experienced this issue while I was completing the  two daily surveys.

I encounter this issue a lot at the surveys from the other tabs. I would advise you to give honest answers even if it disqualifies you for not meeting the right parameters of which their clients are interested for.

I only encountered that issue at surveys with payment above $1-2. In rest, I usually qualify at 9 out of 10 surveys.


Videos are a fun way to earn a few bucks. Instead of watching Youtube or videos on Facebook, Vimeo and so on, you can watch a few videos at CashCrate and even earn money from it. However, since the payment is not that high, I would advise you to not waste too much time on this.




Doing different offers is one of the best ways to earn money at CashCrate. There are plenty of offers that have great rewards.

Before diving straight to the Offers tab, make sure to visit the Bonus Offers tab since usually it contains offers that will pay you better.

For those that follow my guide on how to build an online business, here at CashCrate, you will find an offer to purchase a domain for your website, which costs $3.99 and they will reward you with $6.5.

Make sure to not refresh the page when you’re acquiring a product because it might not work anymore. It happened to me and I had to make a refund at GoDaddy.

Whenever you try a service out, make sure to  read carefully the terms and conditions guys! They might contain a monthly fee that will be charged on autopilot from your bank account. It happened to my ex-gf and she couldn’t do anything about it. Therefore, you should take time and carefully go through the T&C.

Important: Some of them might be ads and they will redirect you to other pages. Usually they can be easily spotted because when the new page opens it will be something totally unrelated with the offer that you clicked on.


Depending on your demographics, if you are shopping from different brands you will get a certain commission back. For instance, if you are from USA, you will get offers to shop&earn from Walmart. On the other hand, if you are a resident from UK, you will be able to Shop&Earn from Tesco or other popular brands. 

Usually the commission varies from 4% to 9% for less known brands. It might not be that high but… hey… it is still better than nothing! 

I can’t show you any offers of this section because apparently I have 0 shopping offers. If you experience the same thing as I do and you want to shop online and get some of your money back, then I will suggest you to check out my Swagbucks Review.

Affiliate Program&Payment

Cashcrate has four stages of membership. Based on the level of the membership, you will get higher rewards from your referrals and, as an additional bonus, you will also unlock other payment methods. Moreover, once you reach a higher level, you will be able to cashout in any day you want. 

You have two methods to achieve a new level. The first method, is to earn enough money to qualify for the next stage. The second method, is to have lots of active referrals. 

Below, you can see the requirements and benefits for each level:

Now, I’ve done some digging and I found out that people who use the referral system succeeded to earn from a couple of hundreds of dollars per month, to even $120,000 in five years. That was achieved by a guy during a period of 5 years.

He succeeded by promoting Cashcrate through his own website. Here is a short guide of how he actually achieved this.


Tips to earn money at Cashcrate


Main Tip



Don’t be fooled by the title. He didn’t succeed to earn $20 in 2 hours. It took him approximately 5 days to earn it. If he would do that, he would earn approximately $120 per month. Make sure to watch the whole video because there are some relevant tips.

Other tips





They have an “introduction” video which presents you how to use the platform.



I haven’t found any complaints on the forums that I have visited. Until proven otherwise, I will believe that they offer quality support.


 Summarized Overview

Name: Cash Crate
Website: www.CashCrate.com
Price: Free membership: $0 (Join Here and earn $1)
Owner: Cashcrate Joe
Overall Rank: 95 out of 100
Who it’s for: Newbie – Expert




Up until now, I have reviewd a lot of possibilities to earn money online. However, almost none of them had such a high community as CashCrate has.

I have to say that between CashCrate and Swagbucks, I would go with Cashcrate each day every day. Besides the fact that Cashcrate is worldwide and Swagbucks is regional, I tend to believe that you can find more surveys at Cashcrate.

I had spent around 50 minutes on it each day for 3 days and I earned $10.

My schedule didn’t allow me to spend more time. Imagine if I would spend a whole weekend on it… I bet that I would make $20 in 2 days. When I will have enough time at my disposal, I will definitely return and try to see for myself how much money I will be able to make in a single day.

Remember that by completing the two daily surveys alone, you will get $46.5 per month. That’s $93 for two months. If you decide to do a few extra surveys you  could easily earn the money needed in order to advance to the next level.

However, without the referral program,  you won’t be able to have a passive income. There is only one way to obtain a passive income without a referral program of which I am aware of.

That is by building your own online business.

I spent a whole year and I have created a complex guide that will help you to set up your business for free. Don’t worry about the lack of experience or other stuff like this. When building the guide, I made sure to cover everything you need in order to learn how to do it.

You can access the guide by click-ing here: Online Business Guide.


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33 thoughts on “Cashcrate

  1. Hello and thanks for sharing, his is all great information. Your post is well detailed and filled with great infromation and the opportunties seems to be great. Thanks again for the post, I will definitely try this one out too!

    1. Greetings Norman!

      I am glad to hear that my review helped you out! Cashcrate has the highest income opportunities of all the survey programs that I have tried until now. It is too bad that I don’t have enough time to spend on it in order to earn more money from it. However, I will work hard and I will try to complete all the unfinished sections of the website and then I’ll definitely get back to it :D. Let me know how much money you made after your first day! 😀

  2. Thanks for the info on this. I’ve used Swagbucks and been frustrated by trying to do surveys and then after you put in a lot of info they say you’re not eligible. The two daily surveys sounds like a good idea and $46.50 a month is way better than I’ve ever done with anywhere else with surveys. I’ll have to try it out. Thanks again!

    1. Greetings Maria!

      I feel you! Sometimes it would take me around 5-8 minutes in order to finally find a survey for me at Swagbucks. At Cashcrate, if you aim for the surveys that have a payment lower than 0.90 you won’t experience this issue. I’ve done a few surveys, I believe over 20, and they only disqualified me twice. The two daily offers are the real deal here and the bets part is that it will take only about 40 minutes of your day. There are more daily offers but the rewards are much less :(. Thanks for reading my review and wish you best of luck!

  3. Wow. 52 million members? I’d never heard of Cash Crate before, but it sounds like a legit system.

    You’ve given another very comprehensive and detailed overview that I’m sure will be a help to people looking into Cash Crate. Keep up the great work!

    Best wishes


    1. Hello Kevin!

      Unfortunately, you misread that information :(. There are 5.2 million not 52 million. Thank you for your feedback! I also hope that my visitors will appreciate my review and the tips and if not, I hope they will leave me some hints in the comments.

  4. Hello, that’s quite a detailed and long review you’ve got here. But the good thing is, it’s really clear now that Cashcrate is a way too long process to earn a valuable amount of money, so thank you for letting us know about the process ! Definitely better to try different opportunities like affiliate marketing 🙂

    1. Greetings Florent!

      Well, the main thing that separates Cashcrate from Affiliate Marketing is that Cashcrate is an instant income opportunity whilst Affiliate Marketing is more of a long-term investment. Like many other survey and PTD websites, Cashcrate’s only purpose it to provide you with a source of extra income and not to provide a full-time income. I agree with you that affiliate marketing is a better alternative and that’s why I made a special section for it in my Online Business guide. You can find the page here.

  5. That’s a very well thought out and helpful review of CashCrate. I like how you broke down the several different ways to earn money on it, even though they sound exhausting to me. 😉 It sounds like it would be a fun way for a young person to earn some money!

    1. Greetings Danielle!

      Thank you for your positive feedback! Well, CashCrate, can be a good source of income for both students and for other people that need extra income. It is not that exhausting as it looks like. In the survey you are asked about general questions and a more entertaining way to earn money is the video games. Basically, whenever you are bored or you don’t have anything better to do in your daily life, you can quickly access CashCrate and earn some money. I believe that it is not the worst way to kill some time :D.

  6. Very nicely presented. I have one concern about this kind of money making opportunity. A lot of places that offer surveys for cash have a tendency to flood your email daily. That can get pretty annoying. Is this program that way as well?

    1. Hello Ronnie!

      Well, Cashcrate is not the scenario. I joined CashCrate on 3rd of March and up until now I only received two e-mails from them. One was with the verify your e-mail message and one with some special surveys :). However, I am pretty sure that you can log in to your account and set up what types of notification you would like by mail :).

  7. Hi Andrei

    Thank you for this elaborate review of Cash Crate.

    Do you really think it’s worth ones time to do these surveys?
    Eg. $0.50 for a 20 minute survey? That is $1.50 per hour.
    If McDonalds is paying more than $11 per hour would it not be worth it to flip burgers instead? 😀

    I have tried Global Test Market but they send me 1 or 2 surveys a week and they just recently increased the credits required to get the same $10 PayPal payout, it was about 1350 credits, now it’s 1540.

    Would love to hear your opinion on this.

    Thank you kindly for your time.


    1. Hi Kamil!

      Well, you are right but think about it in this way: The amount of work you have to do at Mc outweighs the amount of work you have to do at CashCrate. Sure, the reward makes up for the price, but would you see yourself working at Mc? In general, only teenagers work at Mc and if I am not wrong, I believe that at Mc the first thing you are put to do is to clean the floors, toilets and the kitchen. Cashcrate sure can’t be as competitive as a part time job in the real world because it is not designed for that… However, it has it’s advantages such as Schedule flexibility, having no boss and working how much time you want. Moreover, if you want to gain more money you can always try and combine more survey websites. In that way, you will probably be able to earn over $100 while spending 1-2 hours each day!

      I haven’t tried Global Test Market, but I will take a look at it and I will review it as soon as I will have some free time! 😀 Thanks for the suggestion!

  8. Hi,
    Thank you for the CashCrate review. It was very well organized and informative. After reading I think I might give them a try although I don’t really have too much extra time and I’m not sure if the rewards are worth the time spent but trying can’t hurt. I’ll give it some serious thought.

    1. Hello Chris!

      Well sure, you can do try other opportunities to earn money. However, Cashcrate offers you the best opportunity to earn money by doing the most simple jobs:). It also has a high advantage over a part-time job due to the fact that you can work whenever you want and you basically don’t have a superior. 🙂

  9. I had absolutely no idea that Cashcrate had that many members! I’m all for earning extra income, and I can clearly see that I can earn some side cash from using this system. I like how you were so honest in your review, it helps newbies like me understand what the actual system is about. Your final rating is great, too. I might have to jump on the Cashcrate wagon and give them ago myself! Thanks for this well-written article.

    1. Greetings Brandon!

      Thank you for your feedback! Well, that is my whole point… I want to stay true and tell everyone what is my real impression on every online opportunity of making money. As I said in my About Me page, I am here as your friend and not as a person that will try to steal your money :). CashCrate is really the easiest way to earn money for a “non-native”. Basically, all you have to do is to spend 40 minutes each month and you can easily earn an extra $46.5 a month. However, if you are a native, then I suggest you check my Rev.com review. You will have to transcribe what other people spoke in English over a podcast and you could earn a great income from it. Thank you for stopping by!

  10. Cash Crate seems to have all of the bases covered and corrected some shortcomings of the industry. You say earning money is one of the ways to upgrade. Do you have to pay for the upgrade of just earn enough to surpass a threshold?

    1. Hello Tony!

      There are no hidden fees for a member to register and to work at CashCrate. There are only two options of upgrading to a higher membership: The first is to earn over $100 through surveys and different offers. The second option is to have a specific number of active affiliates :). Therefore, they won’t request at any given moment money from you.

  11. Great review of cashcrate I look forward to checking it out. I have done surveys in the past but usually the sites require you to earn a lot more before paying out. I really liked the $20 payout and the fact that you only have to wait for a check one time. This looks like a legit option for my allotted survey time. Thank you for all the information.

    1. Greetings Nick!

      Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed my review!

      CashCrate is an excellent option for those who want to complete surveys in their spare time. There is a better alternative to earn money by completing surveys in which you get paid more. However, for this alternative, you will have to record a video of yourself while answering to different questions. I will soon review this opportunity as well! 🙂

  12. Cashcrate is one heck of a great way to make money in your spare time. It may not be a lot but it does add up if you keep your mind to it. Certainly better than just sitting there watching soaps all day. thanks for the info.

    1. Hello Brent!

      You’re most welcome! You are right, instead of just wasting time watching TV you could simply spend one hour and get a few extra bucks :). Sure it won’t be able to replace a full-time income in a 1st world country, but if you spend more time on it, you could get at least $100 a month. From my experience, this is not a bad thing :D.

  13. Hi, i didn’t know about all these other making money making schemes that we’re out there before reading this post. I feel like you give each contestant a fair amount of credit for what they do and that’s remarkable. Hopefully after this reading this i can finally make some cash!!
    Thanks, Jack.

    1. Hi, Jack!

      Well, I try to explain everything as good as I can and provide you(my visitors/pals) the most honest reviews. I will start working soon on some sections where I will show you how to earn money from a lot of interesting activities. Make sure you bookmark my website and visit in a couple of weeks!


    1. Greetings Bright!

      Thank you very much! I have recently changed it due to the fact that my previous theme had some flaws. I am glad that you enjoy it! Wish you all the best!

  14. Hey, Andrei!

    Cashcrate actually looks like a great “Get Paid To” program for turning your time into spare cash. Who doesn’t like to have fun on the internet, and especially make money from it, right?

    I’ve looked into many of these types of cash reward programs, but Cashcrate seems like the best one. I think it’s awesome that there are a number of tasks to participate in, and also good job on reaching that $10 mark yourself. I also really like the fact that there’s an affiliate program because it also means you can make a bit more money from less work. 😉

    I will certainly consider Cashcrate, especially since it;s free to join as well.

    Thanks for reviewing this cool rewards program!


    1. Hi, Neil!

      You are absolutely right! CashCrate is a wonderful program. Perhaps even better than Swagbucks. It is easy to use, it offers you a lot of ways to generate income and I believe that it even has a bigger workflow than Swagbucks. I have used it and I earned $10 without spending that much time. I’ll definitely start using again, but until then I need to create more quality content for the website. xD

  15. The post is great and very informative, however, I feel you can make much on CashCrate and thus a need to have subscribe to similar sites.

    1. Hi, Thumbi!

      I am definitely sure that Cashcrate can generate you a decent income. Sure, it won’t generate you thousands of $ without, but a couple of hundreds of $ from a survey website should be great. I also heard of someone that became a millionaire. It took him around 3-4 years and it did it through the referral program. Anyway, if you become a millionaire as well, make sure to buy me a drink :D!

  16. Awesome post. I haven’t heard of this opportunity until now, but after reading your review I have no questions left. This rarely happens. Thanks for taking time and briefly explain it to us.

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