We have a very special announcement! One Toluna employee from our Timișoara, Romania office is doing a 10-week long bicycle ride through Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Iran. While on his ride, people will be able to purchase days and donate money to Silviu’s ride that will all benefit charity. If you would like to follow Silviu’s journey, check out his trip’s Facebook page here.
Here’s how you can participate on Toluna.com, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter from April 13 – April 27.
- Participate in our Topic contest here, and tell us what makes you happy – in one sentence!
- All members who participate will receive 100 points, and 3 members will win 1,000 points each!
- 3 Grand Prize Winners globally will also win hand-drawn sketches from Silviu himself from the road
- Like our Facebook page “Toluna” and tell us on our post here what makes you happy – in one sentence!
- 3 lucky winners will win 5,000 points each!
On Twitter and Instagram:
- If you enter via Twitter, follow @Toluna
- If you enter via Instagram, follow @Toluna
- Take a photo of what makes you happy and tag it with #TolunaHappinessProject
- One winner from Twitter, and one winner from Instagram will win 10,000 points each!
See you soon on the site,
The Toluna Team
*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by May 12 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 15 days after the contest has ended and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Members participating on Toluna.com will be notified by email that they have won, members participating on Facebook will be notified by private message that they have won to confirm their Toluna usernames, and winners on Instagram and Twitter will also be notified on their respective Instagram and Twitter profiles 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
Thank you to those members who attended our webinar on Friday, April 3rd, 2015. As promised, I have answered all of your questions here.
How do I go about getting extra points? Do I get points for creating polls etc?
To earn more points, members can create content. Good quality content will receive ‘rank-up’ bonuses of either 100, 500 or 1000 points. Remember to add media to you content!
When creating topics and battles, where do I find pictures to go with it?
To add media, you can either upload a file from your computer or search for one through our tool. To add one from your computer, you need to click on the camera symbol then ‘Upload a file’. To get one from the internet, you click on the camera symbol and you will see a search box, type what you’re looking for and then click on the image you want. Once you have done this, you click on ‘Save’.
I followed the directions for the Toluna Webinar but failed to get any sound through my computer (Mac). Someone answered that there was an app I could get. Can you advise? The pictures alone were easy enough to understand, but if I am invited to a Webinar again I would rather it worked.
At the moment, our members can only access the webinar from the link that we provide following up to the day. On the day, you will normally receive an email with the link also so check for this once you have signed up for it. We do however have a Toluna app where members can take part in surveys.
Can I get test products in South Africa?
Unfortunately this is not available in South Africa yet.
Can you please tell me why it takes so long from the time I redeem a e voucher or on PayPal to be actioned.
All voucher rewards can take between 2 to 8 weeks to be processed. We sometimes experience delays and so they can be a little late. You check the status of all your rewards by clicking on My Rewards on the drop menu next to your profile picture, you will then need to change the dates accordingly at the top.
When do the points get credited?
Points earned by attending the webinar will be awarded sometime this week.
Why do points take so long to be added?
Points are usually added at the beginning of every month, for example, if you won 1000 points from a contest on the 10th of March, you will receive your points around the first week of April.
If we post our comments or views, would we be rewarded?
We encourage our members to post their views and comments on other members’ content. When moderating the site, we’ll check through these and if we feel that they are nice comments; helping a member with a site related issue, giving opinion about something, welcoming new members etc.
Whether you’re enjoying springtime or fall, take a moment to enjoy the changing seasons and share it with Toluna! Enter our new Instagram and Twitter photo contest: #TolunaSeasons! As always, there will be two winners who take home 15,000 points each – one selected from Instagram and the other selected from Twitter.
To enter, simply:
- Follow @Tolunaon Instagram
- Show us your favorite part of the season around you: whether it be blooming flowers or colorful leaves!
- Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaSeasons
- 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 April 1 and April 30 to participate.
And we’re proud to announce the March Instagram contest winners of #TolunaGO: @lara_stre from the Instagram entries, and @narniadrenaline who entered via Twitter. They will each be winning 15,000 points. Congratulations!
Best of luck to those entering #TolunaSeasons! 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 May 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
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 they take 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: Friday the 3rd of April, 2015
Time: 16:00 – 16:45 GMT (UK time)
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
This webinar is designed for those members who are from the UK, Ireland and South Africa.
Good morning members, 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 16 months 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 September 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. For the foreseeable future, Paypal will change in threshold, please check our latest blog posts for this change. 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.
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 3rd, 4pm GMT. Register here and earn 500 points for your attendance! More information and Q&A blogs from past webinar session: February | January | December | November | October