Member of the Week – Oct 30, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate walktheplankyank 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 walktheplankyank 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: Increase Your Followers

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The Toluna community offers our millions of members the 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.  Today, let’s go over increasing your friends and followers.

As you begin your journey in the Toluna community, you’ll get into the Toluna flow of behavior. Our members tend to be very friendly, and love participating in content.

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Here are a few simple tips to make friends and increase your following

  1. Make friends by introducing yourself after voting on someone’s content and let them know that you shared your opinion, just like sheilaskehill did above. Most members will return the favor, and give you a follow.
  2. Send a Giftie! You only have to exchange a few points to send a Giftie to a new friend. They’ll appreciate it.
  3. Follow people. Reach out by following members that you think create great content. They’ll receive a notification that you followed them, and you might just get a follow back.

By following the steps above, not only can you share and learn about the community’s thoughts and viewpoints, but, like so many members, you may just create lasting friendships!  So, don’t be a stranger!  Stop by your fellow member’s profiles and introduce yourself.

For more tips & tricks, check back next Wednesday!

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

Best,

Toluna Team

Latest Gifties News!

Greetings members,

It’s time to check in on our latest Gifties winners.  Take a look at the list below to see the great items your fellow community members have won over the last few months.  Then, stop by your friend’s profiles to offer congratulations, or head to the Rewards Center for your chance to win!

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Stay tuned for new Gifties announcements coming soon, and remember our exclusive Halloween Gifties will only be available through October 31st, so be sure to visit the Rewards Center today for your last chance to win!

Good luck,
The Toluna Team

Name A Gifties Contest Result!

Hello members,

On October 2nd we asked you to suggest Gifties that you would like to see in the store. The first round of the competition required members to suggest a Giftie item in our contest topic. In the second round, Toluna picked the top 5 suggestions, and asked our community to choose what they would like to see in the Gifties store. The poll closed this afternoon and we have a winner…

Starting next week, you will see the Yankee Candle Gift Card as a Gifties Option!

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We had an amazing response, almost 1300 votes! Congrats to fefehubby and jgmyers for being the first to suggest this Giftie, and winning 15,000 points.

Thank you to our members who suggested this Giftie, and to all of our members for participating in our latest competition.  You will be able to purchase the Yankee Candle Gift Card starting next week! Be sure to stay tuned for news of our next competition, coming soon!

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

To be notified of our contests, please follow TolunaTeam on Toluna, Like our Facebook page, follow our Twitter and/or follow us on Instagram.

A Toluna tip for Gmail users

Hello members,

Are you having difficulty finding emails from Toluna in your email inbox? If you are using Gmail, be sure to check the Promotions tab and move Toluna emails into your Primary tab.  Here’s how:

  1. When viewing your inbox, the default will be on the Primary tab. Simply click on the third tab named Promotions.

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  1. While in your Promotions tab, simply select an email from Toluna and drag and drop it into the Primary tab. Then click “Yes” so that you will start receiving Toluna messages in your Primary tab.

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  1. Alternatively, instead of dragging and dropping the email from Promotions to Primary, you can instead right click, select “Move to tab”, and finally select “Primary”.

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We hope you found this helpful. For any questions, please comment on our Toluna Team Topic here.

See you soon on the site,

The Toluna Team

Member of the Week – Oct 23, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate lovelyxbliss 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 lovelyxbliss 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!

Important PayPal Change

Dear Members,

We’re writing to inform you of an important change to PayPal. As of today, October 21st, PayPal payments will be available for 90,000 points for a $30.00 payment.*

We do apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause, and while we hope this change will be temporary, we’d like to invite you to explore the many alternate payment options we currently have available starting from 7,500 points. We will keep you posted on updates to the PayPal option, and as always will notify you of new additions to the Rewards Center.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
The Toluna Team

*Change effective for US members. All requests made through 10AM EST for $20 payments have been processed, and all subsequent payments will be honored as received.

Name A Gifties Contest Updates

Hello members,

Thank you to everyone for their suggestions on the first part of our October, Name the Next Giftie contest!  We’ve reviewed all 350 suggestions, and have chosen our top five for you to vote on.  Please check out the poll here, and cast your vote today! Voting for the next Giftie ends Monday October 27th.

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We will announce the winning Giftie suggestion to the Toluna Community on Friday, October 30th!.

Just as a reminder, the member who made the winning suggestion will be awarded 15,000 points and will see the Gifties added to the catalog by Monday November 3rd, 2014!!  For official contest rules and details, click here.

Thanks again to everyone for participating!

Good luck,
The Toluna Team

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion is open to US residents only, age 13 or older.  All Giftie suggestions and posts to the assigned Toluna Team topic must adhere to the Toluna Member Code of Conduct,and must not include 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. Inappropriate posts will be removed, and posts that violate any Toluna terms will be removed, and the member’s account will be subject to closure, and all points will be forfeited.  Giftie suggestions will be accepted through Friday, October 17th, and members will have the opportunity to vote on the five (5) top choices, as selected by the Toluna team. The top five (5) ideas and members who provided them will be announced by 5 PM EST on Monday, October 20thd.The member with the final winning suggestion will also be notified via email, and the 15,000 points will be awarded to the winner no later than Monday November 3rd, 2014. In the event the winning Giftie was suggested by multiple members, we will award each member 5,000 points.

Member of the Week – Oct 16, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate clint815 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 clint815 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: Rewards Center

The Toluna community offers a platform for our millions of members 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. Today, let’s go over the Toluna Rewards Center.

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You can find the Rewards Center by clicking the “Explore” menu at the top of Toluna.com and on the drop down menu you will find Rewards Center. On the top right corner you will see how many points you have to spend and you can do this in a couple different ways. You can choose from our many options for Gift Cards including Amazon, Gap, Starbucks and more. Each section will expand to show you the many rewards we offer.

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You’ll see that we conveniently show how many points each reward costs. Most rewards that you choose will show up within 24-72 hours on your rewards page with the exception of Amazon Canada, Barnes & Noble, Lowes, Gap Canada, and Sears which are delivered via email.   Also, at the top of the Rewards section, you will notice that we give you the option to view all of our rewards, or you can click to display only the options which you can afford with your current balance.

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Sweepstakes*: As you know, when you do not qualify for a survey, you are automatically entered into our monthly cash sweepstakes.  But, you may not know that you can also redeem your points for additional entries into this sweepstakes for 500 points apiece – giving you an added edge for the monthly drawing.**

In addition to our cash sweepstakes, we also offer a quarterly sweepstakes open to most countries, and tickets are only available through the Rewards Center. This quarter we are giving away the new iPhone 6 Plus!  For this particular drawing, there will be 3 winners, and the member who purchases the most tickets is a guaranteed winner!

*Please note that the sweepstakes entries are currently not available for purchase in Canada.
**Monthly cash sweepstakes winners are chosen through a random drawing– see official rules
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Gifties: Another option is to take a chance at winning one of our exclusive “Gifties”! Gifties are virtual gifts, which represent real products which you can send to yourself, or a friend.  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, and you can find out about these via announcements on our blog.

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Under the Gifties section you can see all the latest winners for both Gifties and our monthly sweepstakes. Feel free to click on their profiles and congratulate them from time to time.

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

Best,

Toluna Team

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