GrabPoints vs CashCrate Review

October 17, 2018

There are many legit survey sites out there, but more often than not, it’s a matter of comparing which one is worth your time, effort, and attention. A lot of people end up juggling several survey panels that meet their personal criteria for earning (the more, the merrier when it comes to money, right?). However, when it gets down to the nitty-gritty, a bit of comparison is in order. This is especially true of sites that share similar earning platforms but differ in many aspects.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the survey/GPT sites GrabPoints and CashCrate. By comparing and contrasting what they offer, along with what makes them different or similar to each other (and what actually works versus what will just waste your time), we can hopefully get to the bottom of which one is truly worth your time and effort.

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First Impressions First

How long have they been around?

GrabPoints was established in 2014. CashCrate, on the other hand, has been around since 2006. If shelf life is one of your criteria for joining a site, I would guess that CashCrate would have the edge right now.

Is registration free and are they open to everyone?

Yes for both sites. GrabPoints and CashCrate are available for membership world-wide, as long as users have Internet access, are 13 years or older, and agree to the sites’ terms and conditions. Both survey sites are also free to join, with no maintaining fees to pay.

How big is their membership at the moment?

As of this writing, GrabPoints boasts of around 4 million current users. CashCrate has over 7 million registered members. Considering that CashCrate has almost 8 years of seniority over GrabPoints, it could mean that the latter has a more active user base (or possible referral system – more on this later).


What You Can Expect As A Member

What methods do they offer to earn?

GrabPoints offers you the chance to earn doing numerous tasks. You can answer surveys, play some games, watch videos, complete offers, download apps, and take advantage of their referral system.

CashCrate pretty much offers the same kind of earning opportunities as GrabPoints’, except for the app downloading one which the site doesn’t have. Plus, you can get cash back from shopping with CashCrate’s partner sites.

How much do they pay per task?

Before anything else, a thousand points at GrabPoints equals a dollar. The different tasks the site offers have varying points, as well. For instance, a completed survey can be worth anywhere between 300 to over a thousand points, depending upon several factors like length, topic, and the partner company that needs it. Paid offers can be worth 45 points to over 10,000, but there are some that require a credit card trial (so it’s up to you to take that risk). Depending on the app being downloaded, you can expect to earn a hundred to 500 points.

On the other hand, CashCrate doesn’t rely on a points system. Instead, it gives users the chance to earn real cash for doing different tasks. This does away with computing how many points are equivalent to cash in your head, which makes it a convenient feature. As an example, if you want to watch videos as a way of earning, CashCrate right away indicates how much you will be earning in cash (and how long the video is) per video watched. Some tasks will, of course, pay higher than others, such as with offers that can earn you as much as $8 compared to watching a short video worth only 10 cents.

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What are the payment methods and rewards involved?

Both sites pay cash earnings via PayPal, with CashCrate adding a check option for those who prefer them. The rewards for GrabPoints include cash, gift cards to different retailers, game subscription prepaid cards to popular video games like Minecraft, Xbox, etc., and even Facebook virtual currency. Meanwhile, CashCrate offers users cash and cash back rewards for shopping via the site, as well as prizes by joining many games and contests available on their site.

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How much is needed to cash out/redeem?

Now here’s where GrabPoints stands out among other GPT and paid survey sites. You would only need $3 (or 3000 points) in your account to cash out via PayPal or Amazon, with other rewards also on the low end of meeting the redemption requirements! It makes it quick, easy, and painless to get paid and rewarded for doing tasks. Based on most of the feedback about getting paid, GrabPoints apparently pays pretty fast via PayPal – within 48 hours, to be specific.

With CashCrate, you’re going to have to work towards having $20 in your account before cashing out via PayPal or requesting a check.

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Is there a referral system?

Yes, both GrabPoints and CashCrate have referral programs. Both are really great ways to earn a passive income. For GrabPoints, the referral earning varies per country tier (there are three tiers), while CashCrate has referral levels starting from Bronze to Elite. The benefits get better the higher the tier/level is, so the referral systems for both these sites are ideal ways to make some extra cash while being an active member.

Do they have apps?

None. However, GrabPoints is responsive to any mobile device. CashCrate seems to have disabled or discontinued their apps altogether.

Have There Been Compliments/Complaints About The Site?

There is some positive and negative feedback for both GrabPoints and CashCrate.

GrabPoints: The Positive

  • Offers many different opportunities to earn
  • Free sign-up
  • Responsive to mobile devices
  • Pays users for promoting the site on social media
  • Gives out promo codes for extra points
  • Has a good referral system
  • Allows PayPal cash outs as well as great gift cards and other rewards
  • Has a low minimum cash out (just $3!)

GrabPoints: The Negative

  • Videos can be very few and far-between
  • Some of the surveys can get snatched up pretty fast
  • Some of the offers require a credit card trial

CashCrate: The Positive

  • Offers many different opportunities to earn
  • Free sign-up
  • Has a good referral system
  • Allows PayPal cash outs and payments via check
  • Offers games and contests for additional prizes

CashCrate: The Negative

  • No mobile apps offered
  • Payout process takes longer, especially for checks
  • Has a high minimum cash out ($20)

So Who Gets Your Vote?

While both sites are considered legit by many users, GrabPoints and CashCrate have noticeable differences that could either appeal to or repel potential members. It really all depends on your bottom line when it comes to GPT and survey sites. Do you prefer just cash as payment, or want a variety of rewards like gift cards and e-vouchers? Would you rather wait for a big cash out or prefer to get your earnings right away, no matter how small?

Admittedly, it also makes sense to keep both these two legit earning sites in your list, since they have tried-and-tested features for making some cash. However, having a low minimum cash out amount, plus the expected versatility and flexibility, as well as payment for social media promotion and extra points via promo codes, give GrabPoints the edge. It may be the newer site of the two, but it’s fast becoming a favorite among many GPT and survey-takers.