New Reward Options

We have added two new egift card options in our Rewards Centre. Check them out when deciding what to redeem your points on!

25 AUD Amazon.com.au egift card – redeemable for 74,000 points
Choose from millions of items sold on Amazon.com.au, from electronics to fashion to appliances and household items.

Please note these egift cards can only be used for the purchase of goods in Australia on Amazon.com.au. Please see here for full Terms and Conditions.

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25 AUD The Good Guys egift card – redeemable for 74,000 points
The Good Guys is your one-stop-shop for household appliances, electrical items and whitegoods. For full Terms and Conditions of use, please see here.

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#WeAsk | How has the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak affected Australia

On 20th February, we conducted a quick survey across multiple countries to assess the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on consumer behaviour and sentiment since January.

Here is a video summary of the Australian results, and the full results have been published here

17% of respondents are very worried whilst 14% are not worried at all. In terms of concern about the outbreak the majority of people lie somewhere in the middle of this scale.

In Asian countries, where the virus is more prevalent, using face masks when out in public is a must. According to our survey, 91% of Australians have fewer than 10 face masks to safeguard against the virus.

Australians aren’t using many face masks, but the World Health Organisation urges us to wash hands and disinfect surfaces frequently Has there been an increase in purchases of cleaning products? 56% have not spent any extra money on disinfectants or protective products since the outbreak started in January 30% have spent under $20 and another 12% have spent between $21-$100.

What about other day-to-day activities? Over 74% of Australians have been going on with life as usual – it seems that COVID-19 won’t put a damper on our plans! However, 11% have cancelled or postponed regular exercise in public venues, and 13% have avoided social gatherings or going to the movies.

The coronavirus may affect our shopping habits. Over of respondents 2% didn’t shop online before the outbreak but have since started doing so. Another 9% have been shopping online more frequently.

And in terms of food & dining? 20% have been eating out less frequently, and almost 4% have avoided eating out entirely. 11% of respondents have increased their food delivery orders since the outbreak started.

The global travel and tourism sector has also been affected. 14% of Toluna Influencers have cancelled or postponed leisure travel, whilst 6% have put off travelling for business.

Travellers have mostly cancelled or postponed domestic travel within Australia, as well as trips to Mainland China, Singapore and Japan.

COVID-19 has caused global financial markets to plummet and the economic outlook for 2020 is not good, according to Toluna Influencers. 21% of Australians have changed from a positive outlook to a negative one, and another 17% believe the economy will go from bad to worse. Nearly 22% have a negative outlook for the year regardless of the coronavirus, however 26% still have a positive outlook though!

In terms of employment… 49% are employed or self-employed and have not seen any impact to their jobs. Unfortunately 8% have been affected by the outbreak either in the form of reduced salary, being laid off, forced unpaid leave or other reasons.

Since this survey was conducted, the spread of the virus in countries outside of China has accelerated, and the World Health Organisation has stated that the outbreak has “pandemic potential”. Do you think concern in Australia has increased? How has the outbreak affected you?

Let us know your thoughts on Toluna.com

Content Creators of the Month – January

Hello Members,

We saw some great content on the site in January. Here’s how the Content Creators of the Month are awarded:

♣ When you create good quality content, the Toluna Team will reward you with a rank-up bonus and you’ll receive between 100 to 1000 points.

♣ If you’re among the top 10 members with the most rank-up bonuses during the month, you’ll make our list and monthly announcements.

♣ If you make the list for three months in a row, you’ll receive another 5000 bonus points.

♣ If you make the list for five months in a row, you’ll receive 10000 bonus points.

Here is the list of top 10 content creators from January, in no particular order:

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Congratulations! We hope to see you on the list next month!

Here are the content creators who have made the list for three months in a row – you have each earned 5000 bonus points*:

Fatimah900

And here are the content creators who have made the list for five months in a row – you have each earned 10000 bonus points*:

Sampler
braunhi1
ForeverYoung50
swingoffakable
RedCapsicum
Mazda626

Want to know how to make the list? Create lots of good quality content, with images or videos. We award rank-up bonuses to Topics and Polls more than Battles or Thumb-its, and priority will be given to those that appear in the Popular feed. For further details, please see this post.

Thank you!

Toluna Team

*Bonus points will be credited within 7 days of this announcement

 

Join us in raising funds for Australia’s bushfire relief effort

Hello everyone,

We have been saddened by the devastating bushfires burning throughout Australia in recent months. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected, who face a long road ahead as their homes and communities get rebuilt. We want to send our love and support in any way possible, and the great thing about the Toluna community is that we can join forces across countries and contribute to help those in this crisis.

In the Rewards Centre you will find a donation option for Australian Red Cross, through which you can donate 1,000 or more points – and you can donate as often as you like. Toluna will then match every donation that you make, aiming to reach 100K AUD together.

Every week we will send the total donated amount globally (in Australian dollars) to Australian Red Cross. We’ll keep you updated with an official Red Cross link, so you can keep track of what we’ve donated together.

We also encourage you to spread the word on Toluna by posting about your donation. Be sure to include #TolunaLovesAustralia in the title of your posts, so that we can find them easily.

Thank you for your support and generosity,
Toluna Team

Content Creators of the Month – December

Hello Members,

We saw some great content on the site in December. Here’s how the Content Creators of the Month are awarded:

♣ When you create good quality content, the Toluna Team will reward you with a rank-up bonus and you’ll receive between 100 to 1000 points.

♣ If you’re among the top 10 members with the most rank-up bonuses during the month, you’ll make our list and monthly announcements.

♣ If you make the list for three months in a row, you’ll receive another 5000 bonus points.

♣ If you make the list for five months in a row, you’ll receive 10000 bonus points.

Here is the list of top 10 content creators from December, in no particular order:

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Congratulations! We hope to see you on the list next month!

There were no members on the list for the last three months, but here are the content creators who have made the list for five months in a row – you have each earned 10000 bonus points*:

braunhi1
Sampler
ForeverYoung50
Mazda626
RedCapsicum
swingoffakable
patfay

Want to know how to make the list? Create lots of good quality content, with images or videos. We award rank-up bonuses to Topics and Polls more than Battles or Thumb-its. Your general participation and activity on the site will also be taken into consideration. For further details, please see this post.

*Bonus points will be credited within 7 days of this announcement.

Toluna’s November Millionaires

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the Toluna Millionaire Daily Lottery during November. Congratulations to the following winners, and a special congrats to the winner from Australia!

1 Nov – AkitaKoneko – Argentina
2 Nov – amy986121– Taiwan
3 Nov – rumanoval – Czech Republic
4 Nov – catlakkazann – Turkey
5 Nov – Pomeline – France
6 Nov – B5034465l – Hungary
7 Nov – led712 – South Korea
8 Nov – UWE123 – Germany
9 Nov – ela.s6 – Poland
10 Nov – lilbeachgal4168 – New Zealand
11 Nov – timothyroskam1 – Australia
12 Nov – fresas88 – Spain
13 Nov – Panzerdiv – Sweden
14 Nov – Ксения – Russia
15 Nov – tof59 – Belgium
16 Nov – aungkykiki – Tailand
17 Nov – calmted – United Kingdom
18 Nov – mmoallim9 – Saudi Arabia
19 Nov – calanwong – Hong Kong
20 Nov – MeowMeow2019 – United States
21 Nov – Paolastella – Italy
22 Nov – camelia888 – Switzerland
23 Nov – Sunayana77 – India
24 Nov – doos – South Africa
25 Nov – kurokuma – Japan
26 Nov – huizhi78 – Singapore
27 Nov – denise.cumiskey – Ireland
28 Nov – lulukandrayani – Indonesia
29 Nov – Nez08 – The Philippines
30 Nov – KimAnh1808 – Vietnam

We also have a dedicated site, which we are updating every day with new winners. You can check it at any time to see all past winners. Be sure to click on the tabs to view each month.

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To be eligible to win, remember that:

– You must have answered at least 1 survey in the 30 days preceding the draw.

– You must be active in the community and have created content in the last 30 days (including but not limited to topics, polls or comments)

– You must have a profile picture (which can be a picture of anything that abides by our content policy – it does not need to be a photo of you).

*Note: You’ll receive free sweepstakes entries for each survey you answer. The more entries you have, the more chances to win (if you would like to top up, you can also purchase extra sweepstakes entries from our rewards centre). Sweepstakes entries are only valid during the month of the draw. This means that the tickets you win in August can only allow you to win in August. Entries expire at the end of each month so to qualify for the following month, you must have earned at least 1 ticket during said month. Winners are selected from all participating countries and full game rules can be found here.

Content Creators of the Month – November

Hello Members,

We saw some great content on the site in November. Here’s how the Content Creators of the Month are awarded:

♣ When you create good quality content, the Toluna Team will reward you with a rank-up bonus and you’ll receive between 100 to 1000 points.

♣ If you’re among the top 10 members with the most rank-up bonuses during the month, you’ll make our list and monthly announcements.

♣ If you make the list for three months in a row, you’ll receive another 5000 bonus points.

♣ If you make the list for five months in a row, you’ll receive 10000 bonus points.

Here is the list of top 10 content creators from November, in no particular order:

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Congratulations! We hope to see you on the list next month!

Here are the content creators who have made the list for three months in a row – you have each earned 5000 bonus points*:

swingoffakable

And here are the content creators who have made the list for five months in a row – you have each earned 10000 bonus points*:

RedCapsicum
Sampler
patfay
ForeverYoung50
braunhi1
Mazda626
jaysblueaus

Want to know how to make the list? Create lots of good quality content, with images or videos. We award rank-up bonuses to Topics and Polls more than Battles or Thumb-its. Your general participation and activity on the site will also be taken into consideration. For further details, please see this post.

*Bonus points will be credited within 7 days of this announcement.

Toluna’s Advent Calendar is here!

It’s December and we’re celebrating the holiday season with our Advent Calendar!

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From 2nd until 20th December, open a new box each day to see what surprise awaits behind the calendar! There’s a new chance to win points every day – either through a game or activity in the community. Be sure to check it out every day, so you don’t miss anything. Please note that each box must be opened on the respective date and cannot be opened if the day has passed.

To play, visit our Games Page by clicking on “Games” under the “Community” menu.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

Toluna’s ANZ Road Trip

From 11-29 November, we’re embarking on a virtual road trip around Australia and New Zealand – and we’d love for you to join us and win some points and prizes along the way!

First stop: NSW & ACT
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New South Wales is not just known for Sydney and its famous landmarks. Get away from the city, and explore the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley. Or head along the coast to Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay. And let’s not forget Australia’s capital city – if you’re not that enthusiastic about Parliament House, Canberra is also home to the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial.

What is your recommendation of things to see or do in New South Wales and the Australian Captial Territory? Leave an answer on our Topic. Our favourite responses will get 1000 points, and you’ll also be featured in our video postcard!

New Zealand’s South Island
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We’ve crossed the Tasman and landed in New Zealand’s South Island. The landscape here is breathtaking! There’s Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) and Mount Cook, making the South Island perfect for anyone looking to explore and experience the natural world at its best. Thrill seekers also recognise Queenstown as the location of the world’s first commercial bungy site. Have you ever been bungy jumping? It looks fun but scary.

From glaciers to vineyards, mountains to beaches, we wish we had more time to spend here! No doubt there are many hidden gems that we don’t know about – so tell us how you would experience New Zealand’s South Island. You’ll get 300 points for answering this Topic, and could also be featured in our upcoming video postcard!

New Zealand’s North Island
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Woo hoo, New Zealand’s North Island – here we come. This place is just as stunning and diverse as its southern neighbour. There’s Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua), Waitomo Caves, the hot springs of Rotorua, and even an active volcano off the Bay of Plenty!

But we can’t visit the North Island without mentioning Hobbiton – the set for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Have you been to Hobbiton? A prequel series for Lord of the Rings is underway and will also film in New Zealand, making this amazing country synonymous with J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about New Zealand? You’ll get 300 points for answering this topic, and could also be featured in our upcoming video postcard!

Queensland
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Are you still on the road with us? We’re back in Australia and making our way through Queensland. The Sunshine State is of course home to the world famous Great Barrier Reef and idyllic Whitsunday islands. Away from the beaches, you can also hike and explore the amazing Daintree Rainforest. Have you been this part of Queensland?

Further south along the Sunshine Coast, there’s Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and our favourite – Australia Zoo. Made famous by the late Steve Irwin, it’s a great place to learn about Australia’s unique wildlife. Australian spiders and snakes are often thought of as the most deadly in the world, but there are also many cute and cuddly animals. Which of Australia’s native critters is your favourite?

Comment on this topic and complete at least one survey by Friday 22nd November, and you could win one of three $10 GiftPay e-gift cards. You could also be featured in our upcoming video postcard!

Northern Territory
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We’ve reached the Outback and some of the Australia’s most iconic scenery! The Northern Territory is a wonderful mix of wetlands and waterfalls, and stark desert landscapes. World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park, and can be explored on foot, by car, or by boat cruises through its waterways. In addition to the vast array of wildlife, Kakadu is also home to many sacred aboriginal sites and rock paintings.

Further south is the Red Centre and the formidable Uluru, but let’s not overlook Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), which is just 40km from Uluru. The Devil’s Marbles is another spectacular rock formation in the Northern Territory. In Aboriginal mythology these massive rocks are the eggs of the rainbow serpent and are called Karlu Karlu.

The NT is definitely a unique and culturally important part of the world. If you have been to the Northern Territory, how was your experience? If you haven’t, which sites would you most like to visit? Our favourite responses on this topic will get 1000 points, and you could also be featured in our video postcard!

Western Australia
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We’re more than half way through our trip, are you still with us? Today we’ve arrived in Western Australia, and this state is so big and diverse, we don’t know where to begin! There are the magnificent gorges and rock formations in The Kimberley region in the north of the state. And in the south is Western Australia’s wine region, with over 150 wineries.

However, it’s clear that the coast is an important part of WA – after all, there is a lot of coastline to explore! You could feed the dolphins in Shark Bay or check out shipwrecks and maritime museums. But let’s talk about beaches for a while…we think Western Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! There’s world famous Cable Beach, Ningaloo Reef and Lucky Bay – just to name a few.

Which beach in WA would you recommend, or would like to visit most? When on holiday, do you prefer relaxing on a beach or exploring cities, landmarks and other attractions? Answer this topic to receive 300 points, and you could also be featured in our upcoming video postcard!

South Australia
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We hope we’ve inspired some wanderlust in some of you – the summer holidays are almost here and there are so many amazing places to visit in Australia and New Zealand. Today we’re in South Australia – another state with an array of natural wonders, from Outback vistas to pristine beaches and islands.

South Australia is the home of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region; tourist favourite Kangaroo Island; and Coober Pedy – the opal capital of the world. What’s more, November is a great time to visit Mount Gambier – an extinct volcano with beautiful crater lakes. The most famous of these lakes, Blue Lake, changes colour at this time of year – transforming from a sombre steel grey colour to vibrant cobalt blue, which it remains until March. This is an unusual phenomenon that we only just learned about! Has anyone seen the lake in its different colour iterations?

Have you encountered any unusual places during your travels – be it natural or man-made? Comment on this topic and complete at least one survey by Friday 29th November, and you could win one of three $10 GiftPay e-gift cards. You could also be featured in our upcoming video postcard!

Tasmania
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Today we’ve left the mainland and arrived in Tasmania! Australia’s smallest state is packed with a multitude of wonderful places to visit – from rugged wilderness to art museums and historic sites.

Many people associate Tasmania with the old convict settlement of Port Arthur – despite the tragedy of modern events, this remains a must see for those looking to learn about Australia’s past. If you believe in ghosts, you can even join a lantern-lit ghost tour of the ruins. If nature is more your thing, there are a number of national parks – such as Freycinet National Park, Tasman National Park and South Bruny National Park – where you can hike and explore pristine landscapes as well as look out for the native wildlife. Which Tasmanian locations would you suggest to visit?

Tasmania is also a great destination for foodies, and visitors should definitely sample the local produce, cheeses and seafood. Since we started our virtual road trip, we haven’t talked about local food and delicacies. What are some of your favourite local foods – whether from Tasmania or closer to home? For many of us in the Toluna Team, food is an important part of travel. We always try to eat where the locals eat, and are even willing to taste the the more unusual delicacies that we come across. Have you sampled any unusual dishes while traveling? Answer this topic to receive 300 points, and you could also be featured in our upcoming video postcard!

Last stop: Victoria
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Our virtual road trip across Australia and New Zealand is coming to an end today with our final stop in Victoria – a state characterised by its culture, sport and shopping! It was also the home of Australia’s gold rush, and history buffs can step back in time at Sovereign Hill – a recreated 1850s gold-mining town.

No road trip in this region would be complete without a drive along Great Ocean Road to see the iconic 12 Apostles and amazing cliffs along the ocean. Another popular destination is Phillip Island – home to an adorable colony of Fairy Penguins, which return to shore en masse every evening. As animal lovers, watching these penguins is a real treat! Which locations in Victoria would you suggest to visit, or would most like to visit?

Let’s wrap up in Melbourne – often labeled as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Do you agree? Apart from its array of restaurants, cafes and bars, Melbourne is known as a great shopping destination. Do you buy many souvenirs when you travel? What local souvenir would you give someone visiting from overseas? Our favourite responses on this topic will get 1000 points, and you could also be featured in our video postcard!

Lastly, thanks for coming on this journey with us, we hope you enjoyed the trip!

Content Creators of the Month – October

Hello Members,

We saw some great content on the site in October. Here’s how the Content Creators of the Month are awarded:

♣ When you create good quality content, the Toluna Team will reward you with a rank-up bonus and you’ll receive between 100 to 1000 points.

♣ If you’re among the top 10 members with the most rank-up bonuses during the month, you’ll make our list and monthly announcements.

♣ If you make the list for three months in a row, you’ll receive another 5000 bonus points.

♣ If you make the list for five months in a row, you’ll receive 10000 bonus points.

Here is the list of top 10 content creators from October, in no particular order:

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Congratulations! We hope to see you on the list next month!

Here are the content creators who have made the list for three months in a row – you have each earned 5000 bonus points*:

swingoffakable
jaysblueaus

And here are the content creators who have made the list for five months in a row – you have each earned 10000 bonus points*:

RedCapsicum
braunhi1
Sampler
Mazda626
ForeverYoung50
patfay

Want to know how to make the list? Create lots of good quality content, with images or videos. We award rank-up bonuses to Topics and Polls more than Battles or Thumb-its. Your general participation and activity on the site will also be taken into consideration. For further details, please see this post.

*Bonus points will be credited within 7 days of this announcement.