This is one thing I dont understand. Why and how can they take money from you that you earn just because you dont cash out in a certain time. I am sorry that happened to you and I hope it never happens to me. I call on that rule.I agree! it's bad enough we don't qualify for they good surveys let alone any survey (for me at least) so the money you do get comes from the slow build, like the daily emails, paid to search, among others. They don't pay a lot so of course it is going to take forever to make some money when most of use only make a few cents a day. I don't understand why they have a quota threshold on when you have to cash out.
I agree with you, but if you are active, you can easily cash out within the time period. It only takes 89 days to get the $15 minimum from offers if you do the PTC and daily emails only. If you add searches and videos on top of that, it should take less time. Then, any bonuses can fill in that last amount, so your posting bonus for those (about) 2 months should help with that. Really the only way you can't cash out is if you forget it or just don't do it.
It is frustrating though to lose the money you've worked for. Just make this one of those sites you visit daily and you shouldn't have this issue.
This is one of those things you have to look out for when joining a site like these. Check the terms (or look it up online) to see if there are any complaints or issues. Some, if you aren't active, will cancel your account. Others will remove your referrals. And others will take their money back. One of the sites I'm on will take away money if you are active for a month. So, 180 days is way better than that.