Unique Rewards – Paid Many Times!

Originally posted: 01/15/11

Name: Unique Rewards

Type of program: Surveys, Paid Clicks, Paid Emails, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos, Crowdsourcing

Date joined: 12/18/2010

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.uniquerewards.com/cgi-bin/main.cgi?cmd=newref&refid=164093

Amount earned: $652.97 Paid

Paid? Yes! This site pays regularly and consistently. PayPal payments arrived in less than one week after requesting.

Minimum payment: $20.00

International members? Restricted to U.S.A, United Kingdom and Canada only.

Unique Rewards Payment Proof:  As I usually get paid at least once per month from this program, I’m not updating my payment proofs any longer. Some older payments are below. This is a trusted, legit site.

Recommended? Yes! At first I didn’t use this one as much as I should have, which obviously slowed down the amount of money I earned. Now that I’m in the swing of things with this site, I’m getting paid on a regular basis.

Originally posted: 01/15/11

Last update:

Swagbucks – Paid many, many times!

Name: Swagbucks

Program type: Paid Search, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos, Paid Emails, Crowdsourcing, Paid Clicks, Paid Referrals, Cash Back Shopping, Contests, Paid Apps, MTurk Alternative

Date joined: 12/13/2010

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.swagbucks.com/

Amount made: $475.00 Paid

Paid? Yes! Multiple times.  Payment takes about a week to arrive via PayPal. You can redeem for merchandise, gift cards or PayPal in their Swag Store. Minimum redemption for a $5.00 Amazon.com card is 450 SB, 2500 SB for a $25.00 PayPal payment. There are many other redemption offers in the Swag Store as well, but these are the two most popular.

International: Swagbucks is open in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and India.

Swagbucks Payment Proof:

This page was getting a little long with all of my prior payment screenshots. Below are  payments from 2013, but I’m not updating these screen shots any longer. This is a trusted, elite site. Older payment screenshots are here and here, for anyone who wants more proof.


Originally posted: 01/2011
Last updated: 03-28-16


Pinecone Research – Legit, Paid Multiple Times

Originally posted: September, 2012

Name: Pinecone Research

Type of program: Surveys

Date joined: 08/01/12

Referral program? No

URL: http://www.pineconeresearch.com/

Amount earned: $252.00

Paid? Yes! Multiple times. Because they tend to pay so often, I’m I won’t be updating the screenshots here any longer. Pinecone is a legit and trusted site.


Pinecone Research Payment Proof:


Recommended? Yes, definitely! I love this site a lot. The length of the surveys is very reasonable. They’ve recently changed the redemption process, so now you have to actually request payment as opposed to it coming automatically. With the new payment system, I’ve been credited for surveys about 2 business days after I take them, and I received my Paypal payments another 2 days after that.

How to Join: Pinecone only accepts new applicants at certain times through elite referrals. One place that I do know right now is offering Pinecone registrations is through FusionCash, so you can join there if you’re not already a member, and try to quickly jump on the registration. Hurry though! This will go fast!


Originally posted: September, 2011
Last update: 04-01-15

PayPal Name Change Due to Marriage…

… 12 years later!

Yeah, I was just too lazy to do it before.

I’ve had a PayPal account going way back to the good old days. Actually, I think I might have even been in the first wave of people to sign up. To let you know just how good the good old days were, if memory serves PayPal was giving a whopping $5 or even $10 per referral back then!

Shortly after I opened my account, I got married. I had emailed them way back then to ask what I needed to do to change my last name. I got a response saying they just needed a copy of my marriage certificate and driver’s license showing my new name faxed to them. It was something I put on my to-do list as a low priority, because I didn’t have a scanner or fax machine back then, and I’d think, “Oh, the next time I go to run errands I’ll get copies of these faxed over”

But you know, life gets in the way. The kids, and the house, and work, and the every day duties go on, and eventually I just forgot about ever updating it. Sometimes I’d log into PayPal and think, wow, I really should change this, but it just was such a low priority.

After having a recent PollBuzzer payment fail because the name on my account is still my pre-married name, I figured I’d better get around to updating this. Everything in my account is different now. I’ve moved, I have a new phone number, new bank, and actually I never entered my social security number at all!

So I called PayPal to find out what is the most efficient way to make all these changes. Should I go down the line in my profile and update everything one at a time, or should I just start over with a new account? The customer service rep (Roger, super polite and friendly by the way), said it’s best to just go through and make each change individually. He said it will be about 2 more weeks until the name change updates.

I know I was curious and googled how long it took other women to update their married names on PayPal, so I thought I’d throw a blog post up to track this myself in case anyone else is interested. I’ve updated everything in my account except my bank account so far, because I want my name change to go through first. Roger said it didn’t matter what order I changed everything, but I’m thinking if they try to verify my new bank account with my old pre-married name, that’s not going to go through.

I’ll update this page again once my name change goes through or if I have anything new to report so that I can track an accurate timeline for other interested women.

Seriously, why didn’t I just keep my old name? What a drag!

Update 4/18/12 – Woke up this morning to an email from PayPal stating they had processed the name change. Five days – that was fast! Now the only thing left to do is update my bank information so that I can transfer money out of PayPal and into my checking account.  I’ve got a few very busy days ahead of me where I’ll have very little online time, so I’ll start working on that next week.