Toluna Beginners Webinar: Questions and Answers

Hello members,

On September 30th, we held our very first webinar, taking our new and seasoned members through Toluna, from registration through content creation, and how to get the most out of your membership.  We want to thank everyone who joined in the session, and provide answers to the questions we received from our participants.

Take a look below for those answers, and if you missed the session, don’t worry, we’ll be holding another one soon!

Will there be any rewards for attending this webinar?

As a special bonus, yes, we will be awarding our members who attended the September 30th session 500 bonus points.  These will be credited to your Toluna account by the end of this week.

You mentioned that it can take up to 6 weeks for points to post, but this is rare – how long does it typically take?
We do our best to credit our member’s accounts within 1-2 weeks of participating in our surveys, and some survey incentives are posted within 24 hours. We state within our terms that it may take up to 6 weeks in case we have a particular study which remains open for an extended period of time.  You can always contact our help desk if you have questions about credits for specific studies.

Is PayPal the only way to redeem points for cash?

Currently, we offer both PayPal and Checks for our US members, however PayPal is the only cash option for our Canadian members.  PayPal payments are available for a minimum redemption of $20.00 with 60,000 points, and checks are available for a minimum of $25.00 with 75,000 points.

How many points are equivalent to $1?
Our cash to point ratio is $1.00 = 3,000 points. Please note that our base survey incentive starts around 2,000 points and increases depending on the length and requirements of each survey.

I receive emails from 2 different [@Toluna.com] accounts. How do I know which ones are legit?

This is a good question.  Toluna will send you emails from different internal accounts depending on the subject of the email.  However, you will receive most communications, including survey invitations from survey@toluna.com.  If we are contacting you with news or rewards information you may also be contacted from community@toluna.com or TolunaRewards@toluna.com.  A good rule of thumb:  Emails from Toluna will be sent from the domain Toluna.com.  If you do not see this, it’s not from us!

Can I invite my friends to join?

Yes you absolutely can invite your friends to join, in fact, we encourage it! Toluna makes it simple and easy to invite your friends through our form under your account settings. Click on your profile icon, select “account” and then “sharing preferences.” Here you will find a simple form that you can send to your friends. You can find this information also simply by clicking here: https://us.toluna.com/YourZone

It seems like 99% of the survey emails I receive, I’m not qualified for. Is this amount unusual?

This is not typical for our members. We offer plenty of surveys that apply to the general population, and others that are tailored for specific members based on age, income, education, etc. To receive invitations that are a better match for your unique demographics, and you are more likely to qualify for, please fill out your “Profile Surveys” which can be found under the Surveys menu and then click Profile Surveys. Fill out as many as you can.  (Also, each Profile Survey you complete is worth a couple hundred points!)

Will Toluna offer lower dollar amounts for Paypal, say 30,000 pts for $10 or 15000 pts for $5, at some point in the future?

Currently, we are only offering PayPal in $20.00 increments, and at this time do not have any plans to change this amount. However, we are always working to improve our rewards selection, and add new and exciting offers for our members.  To stay up to date with our offers, check out your Rewards Center often, located under the Explore tab in your account, and also follow our blog.

Thank you to everyone who attended our first webinar and for the wonderful feedback!  A special thanks goes out to Lynne, who sent us the great comment below! We hope that you also found our presentation helpful.

If you missed our first broadcast, our next webinar will be held again on November 6, 2014 at 2pm. 

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

“Just wanted to say thanks for the informative session.  This was my first webinar and you provided a great overview of Toluna.  I have been a member for about 6 months and it was interesting to find out about things I was not familiar with.  Thanks again, these webinars are a great bonus!”     – Lynne M.

Best,

The Toluna Team

Member of the Week – Oct 2, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate jenls107 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 jenls107 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!

Win 15,000 points in our Name-A-Gifties Contest!

Hello members,

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Back by popular demand, we’re asking you to tell us what to add next in the Gifties catalog!  This month, we’re running a special 2-part promotion, where our members get to tell us what the next Giftie should be.

To participate in this month’s contest, simply visit our Toluna topic and post your suggestion* for what our next Gifties item should be.  The member with the winning suggestion will see their submission added to the Gifties catalog by October 30th, and will be awarded 15,000 points!

We’ll be accepting your Gifties suggestions up until 5pm EST on Friday, October 17th, 2014.  The Toluna Team will then review all submissions and select our top 5 choices by October 20th.  As a special bonus, we will award 1,000 points to the members who provide us those top 5 choices!

For part 2 of this contest, the top 5 will be announced to you through our blog and a Toluna Team poll. From here the decision is all yours.  The suggestion with the most votes wins!  Just be sure to cast your vote by Monday October, 27th, because the winner will be announced on Friday, October 30th!

Now it’s time to send us those Gifties ideas!  We can’t wait to hear your suggestions.

See you soon,
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.

Toluna.com Essentials: Notifications

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.

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When logging into Toluna.com, you will see the homepage screen above. If you go up to the top, you’ll see an icon that looks like a globe, and in this case it has the number “6” in orange. These are notifications. Our notifications will tell you when someone has written on your wall, when you qualify for a new survey, and also announcements like new reward offerings, and new contests. Be sure to check this every time you are on the site to keep up with the latest news and announcements so that you don’t miss out on major opportunities to win points!

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You can also stay up-to-date with blog posts and announcements in our “Latest News” section.

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

Best,

Toluna Team

Win 15,000 points in our new Instagram Contest: Toluna Best Friends

Hello members,

Grab your best friend; they could help you win 15,000 points in our new Instagram Contest #TolunaBFF!

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Entering is simple, all you need to do is:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram
  • Post a picture of you and your best friend. If you have already posted the photo on Instagram, you must re-post the photo
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaBFF
  • Are you on Twitter? Follow @Toluna on Twitter and tweet us your entry tagged with the same hashtag and you could be our Twitter winner!

 

Remember, two winners will be selected – one from Twitter, and one from Instagram

This contest is Instagram & Twitter Exclusive. You must post your photo between October 1 and October 31 to participate.

And we’re proud to announce the September Instagram contest winners of #TolunaBTS:  cuhadarsinan from the Instagram entries, and StevenRerani who entered via Twitter. They will each be winning 15,000 points. Congratulations!

Instagram Winner

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Twitter Winner

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Good luck to all of the participants!

See you soon,

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by November 3 2014 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, libellous, 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

October Fall Content Contest

Hello members,

It’s a new month and time for a new contest! During the month of October, we’re challenging you to create the most popular poll or topic in the community about the fall season. Share your thoughts about autumn, the changing season or upcoming holidays and be entered to win up to 5,500 points!*

October Content Contest

To participate:

  • Create a poll or topic during the month of October about the fall season
  • Your content’s title must begin with the phrase “Fall Things:…” in order to be officially entered
  • You must include at least one image relevant to your content’s theme
  • Promote your content! Get your friends on Toluna to vote for you by October 31st!

Now that you know the rules, it’s time to create your poll or topic. We will award you a 500 point content bonus for entering, and the 3 members with the most popular posts will each receive a 5,000 point bonus!

Good luck,
The Toluna Team

 

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one topic OR poll created per person. The content’s title must begin with “Fall Things” to be officially entered, contain at least one relevant image, and must be created no later than October 31, 2014. Members can win up to 5,500 points. A 500 point content bonus will be awarded to each member who participates, and 5,000 bonus points will be awarded to the 3 members with the most votes/responses to their content.  Bonus points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. 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 the Toluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.

New Halloween Gifties!

Greetings members,

October is coming up fast, and with it Halloween! To celebrate this spooky holiday, we’ve picked out some festive Halloween Gifties, plus a few more fall goodies that will be available in your Rewards Center until October 31st!

Here’s a preview of what you can find in the Rewards Center beginning October 1st:

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Also, it’s time to update the catalog again, so below is a selection of Gifties which we will be retiring on October 10th. Be sure to visit the Rewards Center for your last chance to win one of these exciting items!Expire 10-14Good luck!
The Toluna Team

September Trivia Contest Week 3 & 4 Results

Hello members,

Sept Trivia Contest W2

Wow! Thank you to everyone that participated in Week 3 and Week 4 of our September Trivia Contest. Over the past two weeks, 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 to the questions:

Week 3

  1. Columbus sailed on his second voyage to American on September ___, ____. September 25, 1493
  2. What rural English tradition will take place on Sept 18th, where contestants compete to make the ugliest face? Gurning
  3. What famous movie premiered on September 26, 1975? Rocky Horror Picture Show
  4. The Beatles released their famous album “_____” on September 26, 1969. “Abbey Road”
  5. Chocolate Day is celebrated on which day in September? 13th

Week 4

  1. Which planet was discovered on September 23, 1846? Neptune
  2. What English Romantic poet wrote the poem “To Autumn”, which describes the season as a time of ‘mellow fruitfulness’ but also evokes a sense of melancholy? John Keats
  3. What region in the US is a popular “leaf peeping” tourist destination? New England
  4. What is the name of the popular harvest festival celebrated in China close to the autumnal equinox? Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival
  5. In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins in September. When does it begin in the Southern Hemisphere? March

We will be rewarding the Week 4 Bonuses by the end of the day today. Thank you to everyone who participated. We can’t wait to offer this contest to you again in the near future.

The Toluna Team

Member of the Week – Sept 25, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate hbjo1963 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 hbjo1963  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!

Congratulations to our Laptop Sweepstakes winners!

Hello members,

We have some exciting news: three winners will be taking home a new laptop from the Laptop Quarterly Sweepstakes! We offered each winner their choice between a Macbook Air, or a Dell XPS laptop, and all three winners selected the Macbook Air 11”.

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Visit their profiles and congratulate them on their new Macbooks:

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Don’t forget to enter our current Quarterly Sweepstakes, in which you could win an iPhone 6 Plus! Visit your Rewards Center to purchase tickets.

See you soon on the site,

The Toluna Team

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