Member of the Week – December 18, 2014

Hello Members,

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This week, please help us to congratulate R7I7C7K7 on being our featured Member of the Week! Click on the username to participate in all of her interesting topics like the ones below

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Thanks R7I7C7K7 for creating great content, and sharing your interests with the community!

Good luck to everyone on being next week’s winner!

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

How does it work? 
Every day the Toluna Team awards Content Bonus points to members for posting high quality polls, topics, battles and thumb-its. Each Thursday, we will tally those bonuses for the week, and the member with the most Content Bonuses will be awarded an additional 5,000 points for their great contributions to the site, and will be named our Member of the Week. Find out more here.

Wondering how you can receive a content bonus? Check out our blog post with tips on how you can create top quality content here!

And the winners are…

Hello members,

As you know, our iPhone 6 Plus sweepstakes has come to an end… which means we have 3 lucky winners who are taking home an iPhone 6 Plus for the holidays!

Why not stop by their walls and congratulate them?

America

Labelmebored  

Germany

Seppele56

Australia

todski29

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Stay tuned for our next sweepstakes coming in early 2015!

See you soon on the site,

The Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: Test Products

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. In our “Toluna Essentials” series, we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna. This week we’ll briefly go over Test Products.

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Another feature we offer on Toluna is free product testing. You can find our current offerings under the Explore Tab. Major brands will give us a select amount of items for our members to test and review, before going public. You can sign up for these if it interests you. Please know that this is a highly popular option amongst our members and the products go quick!

Once you sign up, and you are chosen, the product will be sent to you in the mail. You will then be asked to test the product, and share your opinion. We announce the selected product testers on our blog as the products are distributed.

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

December Trivia Contest Week 2 Results

Hello members,

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Thank you to everyone that participated in Week 2 of our December Trivia Contest. Over the past, week we posted a new question each day for you to answer. We received an overwhelming response, with more than 300 participants daily!

Here are the answers for Week 2:

  1. What famous woman refused gave up her seat on a bus on December 1st, 1955? Rosa Parks
  2. What famous political protest occurred in the Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773? Boston Tea Party
  3. What famous concert/music hall opened in NYC on December 27, 1932? Radio City Music Hall
  4. The U.S. Postal Service delivers approx. ___ billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. 7 billion
  5. What famous holiday song was originally written for the Thanksgiving holiday? Jingle Bells

We will be rewarding the Week 2 Bonuses by the end of the day today. Thank you to everyone who participated. We’ve already begun Week 3 of this contest, and you can enter here. Best of Luck!

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Members will receive 100 points per day for providing the correct answer to the day’s question. If all 5 questions are answered correctly, an additional bonus of 1,000 points will be provided. Members may receive no more than 1,500 points for participating in this week’s contest. Points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Monday, December 22nd 2014, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Open to US & Canada only. The winner will be notified on their wall that they have won. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above.

Toluna Webinar: Toluna.com | A Beginner’s Guide

Hello members,

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Are you interested in joining the Toluna.com community? Perhaps you are already a member and want to learn more. This is the webinar for you! Join our Community Manager as she takes you through all the essentials; from signing up, to creating content, and even tips to earn more points. Earn 500 points just for attending!!

Title: Toluna.com | A Beginner’s Guide

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/538651322

This webinar is designed for those members who are from the United States and Canada.

December Toluna Beginners Webinar Q&A

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I have been a member for quite a while have done many surveys and polls, is this webinar good for me?

Yes, our webinar is for Toluna beginners but many members have written in stating that they learned some new things. We are constantly changing the site and it’s a great overview of the website. In additon, we cover all the ways that you can earn points on the site.

Why did they change the PayPal options?

A: I can direct you to a blog post about our Paypal options, but basically due to the high demand in Paypal requests we had to change the amount

Can family members within the same household sign up for Toluna?

Yes, Members of the same household are allowed to sign up.

Are cheques offered in Canada?

Checks are not currently offered in Canada

Are the survey opportunities different on the app than the website?

Survey opportunities vary on our app. Not all surveys that are offered on Toluna.com are mobile compatible. In terms of the app, we are working on specific mobile missions for our members.

Is there any way to tailor the surveys that I receive, so as to qualify more often? I find I have to go through many of them, before I find one I qualify for.

If you complete all of your “profile surveys’ that will help us to improve your survey. Please visit this link to fill out your Profile Surveys: https://us.toluna.com/interestsurveys

Why do I not qualify for all surveys?

Some surveys are looking for a very specific group on people who meet a very narrow set of demographic or other criteria. Sometimes, determining whether someone qualifies for a survey takes just a few questions other times, it may take more questions. Please know that we appreciate your participation and that even when you don’t qualify, your participation helps contribute to the success of the study.

How do u know when your points expire?

Yes, points expire one year after they are posted to your account. You can check this each month by going to “Points” and selecting the appropriate date range. Or by clicking on this link: https://us.toluna.com/YourZone/points

Currently, you will not be notified when points are about to expire. We recommend logging in to your account regularly to check your balance.  This is also a good way to keep up to date on Toluna news and events.

How many survey we can enter for a day? How do I increase this?

You are allowed to enter as many surveys as you would like, as long as they are available.

I have a check that has been processing for 5 weeks. Why is it taking so long?

We are currently on a delay for some rewards. Please read our announcement about this delay: http://usblog.toluna.com/2014/12/09/important-payment-update/

Is there a fee for redeeming through PayPal?

There is no fee to redeem your points for a PayPal payment

Is there a limited amount to earn daily?

There is no limit to how many points you can earn each day.

Just out of curiosity, there can only be 10 answers when creating polls. Is this just because of a technical issue, or is it something else?

There is no technical issue, we just only offer our members 10 answers for polls. This keep the site uncluttered and concise.

Where is the best source to view everything Toluna?  The website or an app?

The best way to see Toluna is on Toluna.com. The app is an extension of the website and not everything is mobile compatible.

Will there be anymore webinars?

Yes, we will be holding this same webinar on Jan 20th, 2pm EST. Register here

For more info, consult our Nov 6th Webinar Q&A blog

Member of the Week – December 11, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate road2awe on being our featured Member of the Week! Click on the username to participate in all of her interesting topics like the ones below

mow

Thanks road2awe for creating great content, and sharing your interests with the community!

Good luck to everyone on being next week’s winner!

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

How does it work? 
Every day the Toluna Team awards Content Bonus points to members for posting high quality polls, topics, battles and thumb-its. Each Thursday, we will tally those bonuses for the week, and the member with the most Content Bonuses will be awarded an additional 5,000 points for their great contributions to the site, and will be named our Member of the Week. Find out more here.

Wondering how you can receive a content bonus? Check out our blog post with tips on how you can create top quality content here!

Toluna.com Essentials: Gifties

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna. We provide tons of options in our Rewards Center, including a fun instant win game called Gifties.

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Gifties are a virtual gift that you can send to yourself, or a friend. They represent real products. You exchange a small amount of points for the virtual item, and at the same time play for a chance to win the real item. The winner is determined by a computer algorithm that chooses random winners. New Gifties are added every month, you can find out about these via announcements on our blog.

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Scroll through our various options of prizes. To play the game, just select the Giftie, type your username or a friend’s username and click send! Once you click send, you’ll instantly know whether or not you have won. It’s as simple as that! Play until you win, or play when you are feeling lucky. You never know!

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Important Payment Update!

Greetings members,

We have an important update for you concerning payment timing and delays. As you may have noticed, our check processing times have been delayed recently, and we thank you all for your patience while we work to get our schedule back up to date, and get your payments to you as soon as possible.

With this said, we are also experiencing delays with the following payment options, due to over-popularity, and under stocked inventory. As a result, we have decided to temporarily remove these options from the Rewards Center, while we wait for new inventory to arrive.

Amazon.com – $25.00 egift cards
Starbucks – $10.00 egift cards
Target – $15.00 egift cards

In addition to the above, PayPal payments for both our US and Canadian members, requested on/after December 1st, are being processed on a delayed schedule while we re-fund our account.

At this time, we cannot provide an exact date when these options will be available, but we will notify you as soon as they have been reactivated. For members with gift card requests already in process, you will receive an email this afternoon from TolunaRewards@toluna.com, offering you the option to cancel your pending request, and for your funds to be returned to your account.  Members may also contact us directly at the aforementioned email for assistance. To request a cancellation, please provide your email address, and the name of the reward you would like to cancel (Ex: Cancel PayPal Request)

We thank you again for your patience and understanding during this particularly busy time of year.

The Toluna Team

Selected Testers for ‘Huggies Baby Wipes’

Dear Members,

Please see the lucky testers for the ‘Huggies Baby Wipes’ by clicking here

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Congratulations to the testers and we hope you enjoy the products once they are delivered to your home.

Sincerely,

Toluna Team

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