Enjoy the changing weather, and you could win 15,000 points in #TolunaSeasons!

Hello members,

Whether you’re enjoying springtime or fall, take a moment to enjoy the changing seasons and share it with Toluna! Enter our new Instagram and Twitter photo contest: #TolunaSeasons! As always, there will be two winners who take home 15,000 points each – one selected from Instagram and the other selected from Twitter.

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To enter, simply:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram
  • Show us your favorite part of the season around you: whether it be blooming flowers or colorful leaves!
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaSeasons
  • On both Twitter and Instagram, you must follow @Toluna on to be eligible

This contest is Instagram & Twitter Exclusive. You must post your photo between April 1 and April 30 to participate.

And we’re proud to announce the March Instagram contest winners of #TolunaGO: @lara_stre from the Instagram entries, and@narniadrenaline who entered via Twitter. They will each be winning 15,000 points. Congratulations!

INSTAGRAM WINNER

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TWITTER WINNER

Twitter winner tolunago

Best of luck to those entering #TolunaSeasons! We look forward to seeing your entries.

See you soon on the site, Instagram or Twitter,

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by May 6 2015 at 5pm EST and must follow directions of the contest. The member must have a Toluna.com account or be willing to create an account to receive the points.  Points will be awarded to winners within 5 days after the contest has ended and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts.  The winner will be notified on their Instagram or Twitter entry 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

New Super Gifties Available Today!

Hello Members,

Visit the Rewards Center today, April 1st, for your chance to win one of our new Super Gifties. For 500 points you can enter to win a Sony 4K Video Recorder with Live Remote or Samsung Gear 2 Smart Watch!

Just look for the icons below in the Gifties catalogue, then enter for your chance to win!

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While you’re perusing the Gifties catalogue, you may want to try your luck at winning one of the great items below too! We will be retiring each of these items at the end of the day, so this is your last chance to win.

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Good luck!
The Toluna Team

Daily Theme Contest – April 1, 2015

Hello Members,

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Today we’re celebrating April Fool’s Day! Create a piece of content that celebrates April Fool’s Day, whether it’s a joke, or a story about a prank, let us know! Be creative, and you’ll be rewarded!

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a poll, battle, topic, or thumb it with the title “APRIL FOOL’S DAY”

– You must include a photo or video in your content

– You will receive a rank up bonus on your content for 1000 points.

See you soon,

Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Limit one content piece created per person. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within 24 hours of the topic posted. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners within 24-48 hours. 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.

US Toluna members dish on their favorite green veggies

Good afternoon members,

A few weeks ago, we asked 2000 US members via Toluna QuickSurveys about their habits and preferences for green vegetables. For the most part, the survey showed that members most frequently eat green leafy vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, spinach, kale and collard greens. In terms of leafy greens, romaine and spinach ranked highest with not too many fans of bok choy and arugula. The numbers stood similar for both men and women, as well as per region. Perhaps you were inspired by today’s infographic. Login to Toluna today to create your own poll and gather your friend’s opinions!

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March 2015 Q&A

Good morning members,

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Thank you to those members who attended our webinar on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015. As promised, I have answered all of your questions here. If you missed this one, don’t worry! We’re holding another on April 22nd. Register here and earn 750 points for your attendance.

Technical

How long until our points expire?

Points expire exactly 1 year after they are posted to your account. For example, if you earn 1000 points today from a survey, and do not use these 1000 points by March 27th, 2016, they will be deducted from your account.

The points that expire are only the ones earned through contests? How about the one earned by surveys?

All points expire, whether you earn them through a contest, a survey, or if they are credited to your account.

How do you delete notifications?

Notification will disappear after you click the globe and scroll through all the messages.

Where can I find a referral link for my account?

To refer or invite a friend to Toluna.com, go to Account, then Sharing Preferences.

Content & Social Media

Do you also earn points when you create your own polls, etc ?

Yes you can potentially earn points by creating content such as polls, battles, thumb its, and topics. These are not guaranteed but the TolunaTeam monitors the community and will “rank up” content that qualifies, which can be 100-1000 points.

If you post content but no one wants to participate or answer your question, do you still get points? For example, if you post in the Music Vs. Battle, but few or no people answer it – (assuming the content was relevant and not filled with mistakes) then does that mean that you don’t get points?

The amount of participants in your content does not affect whether or not you will receive points. As long as you are grammatically correct, use images or videos, and adhere to the Toluna Code of Conduct you are eligible for points. If this question is in regards to “rank up” bonuses, we cannot guarantee a rank up bonus to every quality piece of content. Rank ups are given to a select amount of members per day. In a contest setting, votes only count if the contest specifies this as a qualification.

Can you subscribe to the blog and know when there are updates on there?

Our blog is hosted on WordPress, so you can absolutely subscribe to our blog if you have a WordPress. I believe you can also subscribe to our RSS feed, there is a link to do this on the top of our blog

Rewards & Gifties

Hi. Any plan of introducing Paypal rewards for lesser points, because accumulating 50,000 points is not so easy and not many other reward options are available.

Unfortunately, for the foreseeable future, Paypal will remain at the threshold presented.

What is a Giftie?

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

Surveys

All surveys ask the same age, sex zip code etc, can that be improved?

We are actually working to improve this feature so that we can save your information for screening questions. In the meantime, we apologize for having to repeat your demographic information before entering a survey.

I took a survey today and completed it in its entirety. However, at the end I received a message that the survey quota was full. 

If you receive a message “quota full” and you spent a good deal of time, please contact our help desk so that we can look into this for you.

Test Products & Other

For example in a #TolunaGo contest, Toluna will evaluate the creativity or the winner will be simply by random?

Instagram and Twitter monthly theme contests are based on 3 requirements: (1) you must follow our Twitter or Instagram account. (2) you must use #tolunago and take a picture consistent with the theme (3) the picture must be posted within the time frame of that month. We pick a winner randomly and check to be sure they have followed the requirements.

How do I participate in test products?

Go to the “Test Products” page under the “Explore” tab and pick which product you would like to test. Once you have completed the sign-up process you will be added to the randomized list and, if selected, you will receive the product directly in the mail.

Do you get points for product testing as well?

Yes you do earn points for product testing, the amount depends on the study.

Is product testing ever available in Canada?

We are currently working on product testing for Canada.

Question about product testing: where and how can I give feedback on the product?

When you are selected to test a product, you will be given instructions on how to proceed with feedback.

Will there be anymore webinars?

Yes, we will be holding this same webinar on April 22nd, 2pm EST (NYC time). Register here and earn 750 points for your attendance!

More information and Q&A blogs from past webinar session:

February January | December | November | October

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 pointsEarn 750 points just for attending!!

Title: Toluna.com | A Beginner’s Guide

Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015

Time: 02:00 – 02:45 pm EST (NYC time)

  • 11:00am Pacific (Los Angeles)
  • 1:00pm Central (Chicago)
  • 7:00pm GMT (London)

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8583548993721262082

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

Member of the Week – March 26, 2015

Hello Members,

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Congrats to our member of the week Slaybel! Click on the username to participate in all of this member’s fun and interesting content like this discussion below:

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Thanks slaybel 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!

Lucky testers for the Lux Soap Bar

Dear Members,

Please see the lucky testers for the Lux Soap Bar here

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

Sincerly,

Toluna Team

Let the Games Begin! Earn 500 points each week this March. (Week 4)

Hello members,

This month, we’re presenting the community with a weekly battle contest.  Each week we will post the theme for your battle, and in exchange you will earn 500 points. This contest will last all month, 4 themes in total, which means you can earn up to 2,000 points!

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Here’s how this will work:

– Create a battle with the title “MUSIC”; compare 2 artists, genres, decades, songs, etc.

– You must include photos or video in your content

– Receive 500 points!

Login to your account today and start your battle! This is your last week so make it count!

Best of luck,

Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one battle created per person/per theme. Your battle’s title must begin with the weekly theme to be officially entered, contain an image or video, and must be created within 1 week of the blog posting. 500 points will be awarded to participants by April 8, 2015 and will be rewarded via rank up or uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Members can earn no more than 2,000 points with this contest. Posts must not contain any language or image 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. Violation of these rules, and/or theToluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.

Have fun,
The Toluna Team

Toluna Community Superstars of 2014

Hello members,

Have you ever wondered who creates the most content in the community?  We did, and we have the results!

Like our tagline says, “let your voice be heard,” and these superstars are at the top of their game. They have so much to say and are curious for your answers. Let’s give a round of applause to our top superstars of 2014 for the US and Canada communities.

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Thanks to all of our members for creating such great content, and keeping our community a lively place.  We’ll be checking back on our content creation stats, so keep up the good work, and maybe we’ll see your name on our next list!

See you soon,

The Toluna Team

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