Rewards for Surveys
Toluna offers an extensive rewards catalogue.
Gift certificates and PayPal payments - Toluna offers a substantial selection of gift certificates to retailers including Amazon, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, iTunes, Tango, Best Buy, Target, and more. Gift certificate values start at 30,000 points, or $10. PayPal payments start at 90,000 points ($30). These amounts are stated for Toluna USA, and may vary slightly by region.
Toluna Gifties - The Gifties program is essentially an instant win game where a small number of points can be exchanged for a chance to win a prize. Each Giftie represents an actual item that can become real if you are a winner. Winners are chosen at random, and bidding on Gifties does not guarantee winning them.
Sweepstakes - Toluna offers monthly draws for thousands of dollars in cash and items such as electronics whose entries can be redeemed for a relatively small number of points. Note that sweepstakes draws are not available in all regions.
Toluna states on their website that it can take up to 8 weeks for delivery of rewards after they've been requested. However, many members seem to receive virtual gift cards and PayPal payments within a few days of request.
Number of Points Per Survey
The number of points will vary per survey and is based on things like the length and complexity of the survey. That said, successful survey completions can award anywhere from 15 - 20,000 points each.
New Member Bonus
New members to the Toluna community will automatically have 500 points deposited into their accounts.
Product Testing Opportunities
Toluna offers its members the opportunity to test products from home. Members can apply to test the products they find the most interesting. Product tests can be for things such as makeup, toothbrushes, deodorant, and more. Users participating in product tests can keep the product and are asked to provide their feedback using it.
Additional Ways to Earn Points
Besides participating in online surveys, members of Toluna can earn additional points by participating in sponsored mini-polls (typically a yes/no question for 15 points), filling out profile surveys (worth 100 points each) and by referring friends (500 points per referral).
Complete joke. It can take months for the points to be allocated then after finally getting enough to redeem it's another 2 months + before it gets processed and then weeks before paypal or vouchers finally appear.
Dozens of email invitations are mostly dead ends.
Unpleasant and manipulative.
Online I read so many raving reviews about this site, I wanted to believe they were true. Being open minded I thought I would at least give it a week. It seems each time I would go to do a survey the reward would be about 2000 points for 15 minutes. Doing the math having to do enough surveys to get $30 through paypal, I would be earning anywhere between $3 and $4 an hour which is much less than minimum wage. It also appeared that each time I attempted to do a survey after about 5 minutes, I would get a message that the survey was either full, had enough participants, or I somehow did not meet their qualifications. Maybe others know more about how their system works than I do, or maybe a majority of the glowing reviews are advertisements attempting to sucker people in. Either way I will not continue to spend my time on their site. I am actually walking away and leaving the points I have, I don't have countless hours to volunteer my time to Toluna.
On the bottom of every survey, it states:
"If you complete the questionnaire successfully, the points will be credited to your account within a few days, however occasionally it takes up to 4-6 weeks."
They have a system that ensures the survey takers who spend their time for promised points continually lose them before they can spend their full amount.
New to Toluna but love it so far. I’ve made a lot of friends through the community part of it inbetween doing the surveys they have on offer. Saving my points for an Amazon reward I think!!!
I've been using Toluna for a few months now and here is my review of my efforts thus far:
+ Average surveys = 1600pts
+ Receive email invites every other day
+ Qualify 60% of the time (get a few points if do not quality)
+ Social Media style website with occasional polls providing some extra points for completion (~15pts)
+ Received my first payment within a week of cashing out (paypal)
- Not getting as many surveys as when I signed up
- Takes a while to collect enough points for rewards
- Do not qualify 40% of the time
Started off earning a lot of points answering a lot of surveys; however, recently it appears that the frequency of opportunities has gone down.
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