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Show us your dinner, win 15,000 points!

Get ready to channel your inner foodie and show Toluna what’s for dinner in our latest Instagram and Twitter contest: #TolunaDinner2! 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 or Twitter, depending on which platform you enter from
  • Show us what’s for dinner! Share your favorite recipes, what you’re currently eating, or what you’d like to be eating for dinner
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaDinner2
  • 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 February 1 – February 29, 2016.

Best of luck to those entering #TolunaDinner! 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 March 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.

January Trivia Week 2 Answers

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Thank you to everyone that participated in Week 2 of our January Trivia Contest. Over the past, week we posted a new question each day for you to answer.

Here are the answers for Week 2:

Jan 11:  What day in January is Elvis Presley’s birthday?

Answer: Jan 8

Jan 12: National Cream Puff day is January __

Answer: 2nd

Jan 13: National Trivia Day is January _

Answer: 4th

Jan 14: Who said “The blast of January will blow you through and through”

Answer: Shakespeare

Jan 15: What valuable metal was discovered in California on January 24, 1848?

Answer: Gold

All participants with the correct answers have been rewarded. We’ve already begun Week 3 of this contest, and you can enter here. Best of Luck!

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Members will receive 100 points per day for providing the correct answer to the day’s question. Members may receive no more than 500 points for participating in this week’s contest. Points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on January 26, 2016, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Open to US & Canada only. The winner will be notified on their wall 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.

Member of the Week – July 23, 2015

Hello Members,

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Congrats to our member of the week walktheplankyank ! Click on the username to participate in all of this member’s fun and interesting content like this topic 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!

Member of the Week – July 16, 2015

Hello Members,

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

mow

Thanks sarahjs_ 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!

Member of the Week – April 9, 2015

Hello Members,

MOTW

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

mow

Thanks bcothren 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!

Member of the Week – April 2, 2015

Hello Members,

MOTW

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

mow

Thanks vovillia 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!

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:

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Toluna.com Essentials: Toluna Mobile Apps

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. In our “Toluna Essentials” series, we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna.

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Did you know that Toluna is available on the go? You can find our Toluna iPhone and optimized iPad app here. Currently the iOS app is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. We also have an Android App that you can find on Google Play here. Translations will be added on an ongoing basis so check back every so often for yours.

The Toluna app includes most Toluna.com features including Gifties, the Reward Center, content creation pieces (battles, topics, thumb it’s, and polls) along with most of our surveys.

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.com Essentials: Ways to Earn More Points Part 4

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. In our “Toluna Essentials” series, we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna. The past few weeks covered ways to earn more points including earning points through small polls, profile surveys and various social media contests. This week we are concentrating on content bonus points.

Every day, the Toluna Team searches the content dashboard for high-quality posts, including a picture or video, no spelling errors and interesting content. If we find yours, and you fall under those qualifications, we will give your content a “rank up” meaning it will appear in the popular stream, and you will also receive points for this. It can be anywhere between 100-1000 points.

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This is what you will see when you receive a content bonus in your account. You can find this under the “My Points” section of Toluna.com.

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If you receive the most rank up bonuses in a week’s time, you could qualify for our Member of the Week feature! The winner receives the honor and title of Member of the Week + 5,000 points. This honor is announced each Thursday on our blog.

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

Best,

Toluna Team

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