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). You can also request a $25 check with 75,000 points 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).
Eligibility: Residents worldwide 13+
Absolutely the most unreliable payment system I have seen in 30 years. I have contacted them numerous times regarding their archaic and non nonsensical accounting to system to absolutely no avail. I spend more time trying to figure out their payments than what its worse. I suspect many people never figure them out and simply are left without payment.
The trick they use is to have a study invite listed on the invite . When a check is sent to you its request number has absolutely no correlation to the study number on the original email request and the study number is listed nowhere on that check making tracking impossible. Couple that with the fact that they at times bundle payments which conveniently add up to the amounts of single studies and you can see this becomes an accounting nightmare. Their system makes tracking of payments impossible. They are NOT WORTH THE TIME
If you are trying to save up points to redeem for a particular gift, be aware that any points you earn will expire once they're 12 months old and will get stripped from your account. You won't get a reminder- you must remember to go to the site every month before the 28th, and look at your list of earned points for all the surveys you've done to see if any points are about to expire. What it comes down to is that you cannot save up points for more than a year. If you're trying to save them up for something requiring a lot of points, you will be forced to redeem them for something you don't want, or lose them! I was trying to get up to 75,000 points so I could redeem them for a gift certificate and was very close, then I had about 70,000 points removed from my account over the last 40 days because they had been there for 12 months while I was trying to add to them! I emailed them to ask why they would strip points from people who had put in time and effort to earn them, when most other panels (and I'm a member of lots of panels!) do NOT do this, and all I got was "that's our policy". I responded that, just because it's their policy, that doesn't make it a fair one, and hoped that they might consider changing their policy in future because, after all, THEY still benefited from all those completed surveys! Perhaps they keep people's accounts "trimmed" as a way of avoiding having to pay out the larger amounts? Sadly, as soon as (IF) I can get my points high enough to claim my reward (unless more points reach the 12 month expiration mark in the meantime), I will be leaving Toluna.
Massive number of surveys, but you need to pay attention to the points/time ratio to decide if they are worth your while. It takes a long time to earn a PayPal payout, and there are a lot of disqualifications. Payout requests can take a couple of months to process.
Toluna has a lot of surveys.It's like unli-surveys.So if you finished one survey,there's other survey to have. You can earn points like 2500 immediately. The rewards are really good also because your points can become gifties.
This is my favorite survey site by far. I work full time and I am a widowed mom of 4 children. I have very little free time to spend but needed to find a way to make some extra money and a friend told me about Toluna. In less then a month with a hour or less a day I have been able to cash out 2 $30 Paypal payments. I am not getting rich but it is good money for simply giving my opinion!!
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