H I G H L I G H T S , C O M P E T I T I O N S , T H I N G S T O N O T E
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Dearest Influencer I S S U E
F u n C o m m u n i t y S t a t s
It's March and we're looking forward
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to changing seasons. Do you enjoy
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the cooler Autumn weather, or are
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you sad that Summer is over? If your R e m e m b e r
state has daylight savings, don't
forget to wind your clocks back on
31st March and enjoy the extra hour
Read on for this month's highlights,
competitions and important things to
Fun Community Stats
If you follow our posts on Toluna.com, you'll notice that we occasionally post "would
you rather" polls for a bit of fun. Sometimes are results are not as expected!
Would you rather win $50,000 for yourself,
or let your best friend win $500,000?
When we asked for predictions for the outcome of this poll,
many of you believed that the majority of votes would favour the
friend. However, it seems 70% of respondents would rather win
for themselves. Who wouldn't want to be a winner after all?
Join our Influencer Predictions
game on Facebook for more of
these "would you rather"
questions. If you can predict the
outcome of the poll, or have one
of the closest predictions, you'll
earn 3000 points! Click here to
visit our page or search
@TolunaAustralia to find us.
AUSSIE PUB QUIZ GAME
Head over to our Games
page to test your knowledge
on all things Australian! As a
bonus, if you get 7 or more
correct answers, you'll receive
a digital scratchie card that
reveals whether or not you've
won 500 points. Even if you
don't win, it's a fun way to find
out how much you know
about Australian history,
culture, geography, sport and
To access the games, go to au.toluna.com/games or find it in the Community
drop-down menu. The Aussie Pub Quiz will be available until the end of April
and you can play once a day to try to win the points. If you have problems
loading or playing the game, please try a different browser. In general, Google
Chrome is the preferred browser to use for these games.
We are working on other games, so keep an eye on the Games page even if the
pub quiz doesn't take your fancy.
AUSTRALIA'S CHIEF SURVEY TAKER
We all enjoy getting more out of the things we already do. With this in mind, Toluna
wants to give you a chance to get more points by doing what you do best:
From 6th to 26th March, complete as many surveys as you qualify for and you
might get an extra 20,000 points, plus the honour of being Australia’s Chief Survey
Taker. Simply continue answering surveys as you normally do but here are some
tips to help you increase your chances:
♣ Check your email and Survey
♣ Think about your answers carefully
♣ Answer truthfully to every question
♣ Influence your world!
While you're at it, make sure all your Profile
Surveys are complete and up-to-date. We use
this information to find surveys that are right for
you. Therefore, by giving us as much accurate
information as possible, you'll increase your
chance of qualify for more surveys.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
From 5th to 26th March, work hand in hand with your fellow Tolunians to complete
fun Challenges and Missions to prove that your country does it better!
The goal is to have the largest increase in Topics than any other country; and
Missions and Challenges are provided to give you extra inspiration.
You could also receive 3000 points each week by participating in the Missions and
Challenges. At the end of the competition, if the Australian community is among the
top 3, you could receive another 45,000 points!
WHAT'S A TOPIC?
If you're new to Toluna, you may not
be familiar with the terminology yet. A
Topic is an open discussion where
you can share your opinion and have
a conversation with others. Simply
click on "Topic" in the content creation
box to start. As this competition is
judged by overall Topic creation, try
posting one today!
Does It Better
We don't often give much thought to the inventions that make our lives easier, safer
and generally better, on a daily basis. While many of us may dream of getting rich
by inventing the next big thing, there are actually a lot of world-changing inventions
from Australia. Some of the best known Australian inventions include Wi-Fi
technology, the Cochlear implant and the black box flight recorder, but did you know
that Australian individuals and companies are also responsible for developing the
inflatable aircraft slide, Google Maps and the world's first anti-cancer vaccine?
One could even say that innovation is something Australia does better than any
As Mission 5 of our Australia Does It Better
competition, we’d love to hear about other things
that you believe Australia does better than
To participate in this mission and prove that
Australia does everything better, please follow
these simple rules:
♣ Create a Topic with your contribution
♣ Add the letters « DIB » in front of the title (e.g.:
DIB – Why Australia is the best at inventing
♣ Complete the mission by 18th March at 23:59
Remember: By joining the Australia Does It
Better competition, you can earn 3000 points
each week and 45,000 points at the end!
Things to Note
Changes to Rewards
Due to delivery and transaction costs involved in processing various rewards, we
have had to make some changes to our reward options. Redemptions made prior
to 1st March are unaffected - they will be processed as usual. However please
take note of the changes to redemption thresholds and/or the number of points
required for each reward.
♣ Rewards discounted by 500 points are: Anaconda, JB Hi-Fi & Spotify e-gift cards
♣ Rewards discounted by 1000 points are: Bunnings, Wish, Caltex, BWS (replaced
Dan Murphy's), Rebel Sport & XBox Live e-gift cards
♣ Prepaid Eftpos card changes: $50 cards are now redeemable for 155,000 points;
$75 cards are now redeemable for 230,000 points
♣ Prepaid Visa cards changes: $75 cards are now redeemable for 230,000 points,
$100 cards are now redeemable for 305,000 points
♣ PayPal changes: A $20 transfer is now redeemable for 61,000 points
There have been no changes to GiftPay or GiftPax reward options.
Qualifying for surveys
It was briefly mentioned on page 5 that you
will qualify for more surveys if you read the
survey questions carefully and answer
truthfully. Most surveys will have quality
filters to ensure the consistency and validity
of the answers provided. If you don’t
answer these specific questions correctly,
you will be screened out from the survey
and your answers will be discarded. In
most cases, this is the reason for being
terminated at the end of a survey.
To prevent these types of screen-outs from occurring, please ensure that you read
the question and answer options carefully and provide thoughtful and truthful
answers that are consistent with your previous answers, and also with the details
saved in your profile.
Furthermore, our clients need a limited number of respondents for every target
group of a survey. If there are several demographics from which answers are
required, the survey may still be open but if the answers required from your
particular demographic group have been filled, then you would not be able to
enter the survey.
If you have queries about surveys, please
contact us via our helpdesk system, and
ensure that you provide the corresponding
survey ID number. This information can be
found on your Points page.
See you soon!
Influence Your World