I just received this email from Pine cone

Dear Panelist,

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new incentive plan to provide additional flexibility for your payment redemption. Soon you will start receiving points for each survey you complete. The points can be redeemed for cash or for items from our website. The value of the points will be equivalent to what you currently receive in cash.

With this change, you will have the option to redeem your points for merchandise after completion of one study or to save the points to redeem a larger item from the website. If you choose the cash-out option you are able to do the same. You can redeem your cash after one survey or you can accumulate points over a period of time and redeem them for a larger check at a later time.

We are happy to be able to add options to your rewards experience. You will receive an email confirmation in the near future to confirm when the transition is complete.

Thank you for your continued interest in our panel and we look forward to being able to include you in future surveys.
Have a great day!

Karen Scott