Toluna US Members Dish on Their Favorite Chocolate Desserts

Hello members,

In addition to our Valentine’s Day survey, we followed up with 2000 men and women from the US Toluna community on the topic of Chocolate Desserts.  We posed the question: Which of the following chocolate desserts and pastries do you like? Choose all that apply. Members chose from chocolate cookies, cake & cupcakes, strawberries, brownies, candy, fondue, ice cream, pie and pudding.

Using Toluna Quick Surveys and Toluna Analytics, we were able to compare results on a number of different levels. Below are the results by gender, location, and age.

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Daily Theme Contest – February 25, 2015

Hello Members,

FEB 25 INTERNATIONAL FOODS

Today we’re celebrating International Foods. Create a piece of content that celebrates your enthusiasm for international foods. Perhaps you want to compare two dishes in a battle, or share your favorite chicken tikka masala recipe in a topic. Be creative, and you’ll be rewarded!

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a poll, battle, topic, or thumb it with the title “INTERNATIONAL FOODS”

– You must include a photo or video in your content

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

For more information and inspiration regarding international foods click here

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. 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.

February 2015 Webinar Q&A

Good afternoon members,

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Thank you to those members who attended our webinar on Wednesday, February 18th. As promised, I have answered all of your questions here. If you missed this one, don’t worry! We’re holding another on March 25th. Register here and earn 750 points for your attendance.

Technical

  1. Should I contact the Tech Dept. if I have questions regarding a mobile problem with the mobile app?
    1. Yes, you can always contact us at feedback@toluna.com or at the contact form at the bottom of Toluna.com
  2. Why won’t Toluna let me vote on Quick votes USA? I was born in the usa!
    1. There may not be any QuickVotes available at this time, or you may be experiencing a compatibility issue with your internet browser. Please feel free to contact our help desk and provide screenshots if necessary so we can help correct the issue for you.
  3. I prefer using my iPad, but the surveys and Toluna content seems tailored to a desktop or laptop. It there any thought about changing this?
    1. We are working to further optimize the Toluna website to be viewed on a tablet or mobile device, however, we recommend downloading our app, available in the App store and Google Play store to get the most out of Toluna from your devices.
  4. I have lost a lot of points over the past two years – the first I didn’t know. I check at least monthly the points section and never saw the points to be lost and then one day, they were gone. Any advice?
    1. We advise you to check either bi-weekly, or weekly to see if you have a notification in your points section to let you know of points that are expiring. They will show up 2-3 weeks before expiration.

Content & Social Media

  1. Can you explain more about the Battles?
    1. Click here to learn more about battles, topics, polls, and thumb its.
  2. Do we get points for participating in other people’s [content]?
    1. We currently do not offer points for members to participate in other member’s content, but you do receive points for participating in Toluna Sponsored content.
  3. What is the monitor bonus for?Also how can you tell if your content has been ranked up? Thank you
    1. For more on content bonuses, read our blog post here. Content bonuses can be found in the “points” section on Toluna.com, and are labeled as “Bonus for content.”
  4. Can you show the links again please?
    1. “BLOG: Usblog.toluna.com
      FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/toluna
      TWITTER: Twitter.com/toluna
      INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/toluna
      TOLUNA: US.toluna.com/people/tolunateam
      GOOGLE PLUS: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+toluna/posts”
  5. Where would I find the anagram and recipe contests?
    1. Follow the social media links provided above, and at the bottom of all Toluna pages to follow us, and participate in our exclusive contests and puzzles.
  6. How do you enter contests on instagram or twitter google+ if your user name is different?
    1. Contests on our social media pages require you to place your username in the comments section, along with your answer so that we can reward you.

Rewards & Gifties

  1. How can you redeem points for checks?
    1. Checks are available to US members in the Rewards Center. Currently, you need a balance of 75,000 points to request a $25 check. At this time, we do not offer check payments in Canada.
  2. How do you find out if you are a winner. Do we check the winners section below the rewards or do you also email the winners as well?
    1. All winners for Gifties and Sweepstakes are notified via email. If you win a contest, such as Member of the Week, you can find this out by visiting our blog and by checking your notifications (the globe icon) when you login.
  3. What’s the minimum points I should have before I can receive rewards?
    1. Rewards are available for as little as 100 points for Gifties, up to 150,000 points for different gift cards. Visit the Rewards Center to view all of the possible rewards, listed from least to most expensive.
  4. Will you be offering a wider variety of gift cards for redemption? The selection is somewhat limited.
    1. We are always working on adding new rewards to our current selection. Currently, we have over 30 options available in the US, and just added GameStop and Hulu Plus this month. For our Canadian members, growth has been a little slow, but happily, we’ve just begun working with a new vendor, and will be adding many new brands in the coming months!
  5. How do the Gifties work? I thought they were items that you can actually purchase
    1. Gifties acts as a lottery or raffle, wherein you redeem a small number of points for the chance to win a real item. Winners are chosen at random by a computer algorithm, and odds of winning vary based on the total number of entries received. While we cannot provide exact odds of winning, we can say that while some members have not won yet, others have won 2, 3 or even 4 times! On average, we have between 30 – 50 winners from the US and Canada every month, you can view all of our Gifties and Sweepstakes winners by scrolling to the bottom of the Rewards Center.
  6. How long does a Giftie stay available? I am trying to save for a large point option and hope that it doesn’t get removed before I earn enough points.
    1. Some Gifites are available for a year or more; our holiday Gifites are usually available for 2-3 weeks at a time. We always announce limited edition and holiday Gifties on our blog. In addtion, if we are removing certain Gifties products from our site, we will notify you on our blog as well.

Surveys

  1. I am very seldom selected for surveys. Is there any way to increase my chances of getting selected?
    1. If you complete all of your “profile surveys’ that will help us to better match you to available opportunities. Please visit this link to fill out your Profile Surveys: https://us.toluna.com/interestsurveys
  2. Why are most invitations to surveys only displayed on Toluna’s website and not sent by e-mail?
    1. Quite simply, we have too many surveys available to be able to send emailed invitations to each one. We will always email you opportunities that seem to be a good fit for you, but we always recommend logging in to your account to see everything that’s available.

Other

  1. How are the users selected who get to test products?
    1. Product testers are chosen based on certain demographic requirements that are set up at the start of the test, which is why you are asked to fill in a short questionairre when registering. For example: Women are most likely to be chosen for make-up tests, while for other tests, we may need testers that live in a particular state or region.
  2. How do you know when we are here and when will we be credited
    1. The webinar software will let me know which registrants have attended. You have already filled out a quick questionairre when you registered with your email and username so I will take those and credit the attendees.
  3. How many current members and how many different countries?
    1. Toluna currently has communities open in 39 countries globally, and our member base includes over 5 million active members, and is growing every day!

Will there be any more webinars?

Yes, we will be holding this same webinar on March 25th, 2pm EST. Register here and earn 750 points for your attendance!

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

January | December | November | October

Member of the Week – February 19, 2015

Hello Members,

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Congrats to our member of the week lilshep ! Click on the username to participate in all of her fun and interesting content like the topic below:

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Thanks lilshep 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 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 750 points just for attending!!

Title: Toluna.com | A Beginner’s Guide

Date: Wednesday March 25, 2015

Time: 02:00 – 02:45 pm EST

  • 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/5334418465706478081

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

Warning: scam sites pretending to be Toluna

Dear members,

Your safety online is very important to us, and while we take many measures to protect your personal information on Toluna.com, we cannot protect you on external sites.

Recently it has been brought to our attention that the website http://watch-tv-series.to/ has been promoting fake Toluna surveys promising a cash reward or large reward for completing the survey.

We kindly remind all our members that Toluna will never ask you for your personal information outside of the secure Toluna.com. Toluna will also never ask for your credit card details or require you to pay money to sign up on our website or to deliver any rewards.

If you ever have any hesitations about any third party websites that promise Toluna surveys or rewards, please contact the Toluna Team immediately or visit Contact Us.

See you soon on the site,

The Toluna Team

Name A Gifties Contest Part 2

Hello members,

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Thank you to everyone for their suggestions on the first part of our February, Name the Next Giftie contest!  We’ve reviewed all 200+ 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 Tuesday, February 24th, 2015.

We will announce the winning Gifties suggestion to the Toluna Community on Friday, February 27th!

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 March 2nd, 2015!!  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 Gifties 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 Tuesday, February 17th, 2015, 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 February 18th, 2015.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 Friday, February 27th. In the event the winning Giftie was suggested by multiple members, we will award each member 5,000 points.

Daily Theme Contest – February 18, 2015

Hello Members,

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Yesterday was “Random Acts of Kindness Day,” so today’s theme is asking you to share an act of kindness, or tell a story about one time you were treated with kindness, even perhaps share one time you’ve extended a helping hand. Did you maybe pay for the person behind you in line for coffee? Did someone help you dropped your bag? Let us know!

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a poll, battle, topic, or thumb it with the title “ACTS OF KINDNESS”

– You must include a photo or video in your content

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

For more information and inspiration regarding acts of kindness click here

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. 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.

New Gifties Available Today!

Hello members,

Fun new Gifties have been added to the Rewards Center!  Take a look below to see the new gadgets we’ve launched, then play for your chance to win!

US Rewards Center:US Feb Gift


Canadian Rewards Centre
:CA Feb Gift

New Gifties are being added all the time here on Toluna, so stop by often to see the latest additions!

Good luck,
The Toluna Team

Valentine’s Day 2015 Celebrations: Men vs Women

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Toluna surveyed 2000 members from our United States community using our QuickSurveys tool. Take a look at our infographic for some insights on how our members will, or will not be celebrating the holiday.

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