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

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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
here

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

Selected Testers for the Maquillage Eye Shadow

Dear Members,

Please see the lucky testers for the ‘Maquillage Eye Shadow” 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,

The Toluna Team

Member of the Week – Oct 9, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate mcells14 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 mcells14 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: Toluna Homepage

 The Toluna community offers our members a chance to 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. Let’s go over the Toluna Homepage.

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Once you login to the website, you’ll get a screen that looks like the picture above. If you look on the page as a whole, you’ll see content that is highlighted in a salmon color.  For example, here you see a bar labeled “New Search Feature” for up to 60 points and also below that “Home & Garden up to 12,000 points”. These are little reminders that you’ll see as you scroll down the page looking through member’s content.

You can choose to take the survey, and also continue to scroll down the page and participate in people’s content like the topic cindyhammer created. To participate, just click the “vote” or “post” button in blue on the content. All content is categorized by recent, popular and recommended. The recent content will stream the latest posts created by our members. Popular content is a collection of all the high quality posts with the most participants. Recommended content is a collection of 15 point surveys from our Quick Votes accounts.

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The upper right corner is where you can see how many points you’ve earned, along with your profile surveys. See where it says “fill in your video games, finance” – those are profile surveys *quick tip* I suggest you fill out as many profile surveys as you can because they are worth a couple hundred points each and they let us match you to available survey opportunities.

Underneath you’ll see a section called “Latest News”. This section will present our most recent blog posts, as well as announcements.

Under Latest News, that you’ll see that Toluna is available on the go via mobile apps for iPhones and Androids. Download the free app to take surveys and create content right from your mobile or tablet device. Please keep in mind that not all surveys on Toluna.com are mobile device compatible, so you may not have the same selection on mobile as on the site.

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

Best,

Toluna Team

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: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/349897442

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

September Topic Contest Results!

Hello Members,

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September Topic Contest last month! We saw some great entries, and were excited to see some new names appear among the entrants. We’ve reviewed all of our entries, and are happy to announce our winners!

As a reminder, we chose 10 winners this month who have won from 1,000 to 15,000 points for their topics! Take a look below to see who won, and click on their usernames to participate in their content.

1st Prize: jljmugs – 193 Opinions!

2nd Prize: lcurts38 (60) Sept Topic Contest

3rd Prize: SUPABLAZE (40)

4th – 10th Prizes:
E-Universe Wanderer (38)
DAUHNI3 (24)
heather023 (23)
coleybubba (22)
jenls107 (22)
akrigney (21)
lilshep (21)

Thanks again to all of our participants! Be sure to stop by our winner’s profile pages and offer your congratulations. Then, check out our blog for details of our current October Content Contest!

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

Selected Testers for Various Products

Dear Members,

Please see the lucky testers for the following products by clicking the links

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Miss Chic

Miss Glam Diva

Miss Baygon Insect Trap

Nivea Colour Mini

Keranove Hair Colour

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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