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).
I have earned money from Toluna, but I have also had a LOT of issues with this panel. I am especially frustrated by multi-session surveys. They take your information for one session or multiple sessions, then all of a sudden you are not allowed to complete the process and be rewarded. I recently did a diary for a while, answering every survey I was given, but was not able to complete it because they did not send me all the links. I could not re-enter previous links either. I have contacted customer support on numerous occasions, but they are currently ignoring me completely. I will NEVER do a multi-session survey on this site again. All I get is frustrated, never paid.
THIS SITE HAS SENT MY ME MANY SURVEYS, WHICH TOOK UP TO 25 MINUTES TO DO AND TO BE TOLD I WAS NOT ACCEPTED, AND TOLD ME NOT TRUTHFUL AND RUSH THROUGH THEM. I WORK 45 HOURS A WEEK AND LIVE ALONE, THEY ARE EXTREMELY HURTFUL. STAY AWAY.
Lots of surveys, lots of payments, very legitimate! Enjoy!
Be very careful when taking surveys for this company, because you can spend a good 45 minutes taking a survey and at the end of the survey you get redirected to their web site only to find out that you didn't qualify or they were looking for different category etc. Their practice is very unethical.
The points system is dumb why not make it simpler? They get you through most of the survey,get their answers and tell you that you are not qualified so,they are cheap and I have better sites that don't waste my time.So,I would say don't waste yours here.
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