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EDITOR'S NOTE August | 2019
Welcome to our monthly round-up of what's been happening in the
In this month's issue, learn more about the latest site features, ways to
earn some bonus points, plus details of the Toluna Grand Prix. We
also share our favourite book and movie reviews from last month's
"Getting Cosy with Toluna" contest; and we hope you have fun with
this month's secret contest!
Keep Influencing Your World!
The Toluna Team
T O L U N A . C O M
We recently made a small improvement to the site, which you may not have
noticed. You can now see the images that are posted with content in full size. If
you place your mouse over the image, you'll see a magnifying glass icon -
simply click to view the image in full size. You can do this for any images that are
posted with Topics, Polls, Thumb-its or Battles.
Tip: Include an image on your Poll or Topic to increase
the points you could earn for creating good quality
#TolunaWins is a way for you to earn bonus points for sharing your Toluna
rewards and winnings. Simply redeem your points for rewards from the
Rewards Centre, and once you have received it (PayPal cash or e-gift cards),
post about it on the Toluna Community and other social media!
How ► Let’s say you received a $30 The Warehouse gift card from
Toluna, and you used this to buy a new shirt.
it ► Take a picture of that shirt, then share it via a Topic on Toluna
or other social media.
works: ► Remember to use the #TolunaWins hashtag as the title, and
set it as a public post so we can find it.
► In your post, please mention the reward that you redeemed,
and a short description. You can do this with any reward or prize
that you win, no matter how you've chosen to spend it.
During August, compete with fellow Toluna
members in the Toluna Grand Prix to win up to
30,000 bonus points!
Participation is simple:
1) Play the Toluna Grand Prix game on our games page, and
achieve a score of at least 10000
2) Complete at least one survey
And that's it! You'll then be eligible for:
FIRST PLACE: 30,000 Toluna points
SECOND PLACE: 20,000 Toluna points
THIRD PLACE: 10,000 Toluna points
There are four rounds, each lasting one week. Each
round will have a new set of winners, who are
chosen at random from all eligible participants.
Round 1: 8 - 14 August Round 3: 22 - 28 August
Round 2: 15 - 21 August Round 4: 29 August - 4 September
HOW TO PLAY
Game will run for 60 seconds. The farther you travel,
the higher your score! We've made it pretty easy to
reach a score of 10000, but if you don't, you can try
again the following day.
Use the left and rights arrow keys on your keyboard to avoid
other cars, which slow you down. If playing on mobile, tap the
on-screen arrow icons.
Collect stars to increase your score.
Pick up a shield in order to pass through other cars without
GETTING COSY WITH TOLUNA
Last month we conducted the "Getting Cosy with Toluna" contest and saw many
interesting book and movie reviews posted in the Toluna Community. Our
favourite submissions from Australia and New Zealand are on the following
page, and as promised the members who posted them have received 1000
points for being featured here in the magazine!
In case you missed it, below are the five winners of the top prize - a $20 GiftPay
e-gift card. Congrats and thanks for participating!
We just want to take this opportunity to tell you
about the GiftPay Flexi e-gift card. These are
available to redeem from our Rewards Centre for
19,500 points, and we are able to process
redemptions for this reward 2-3 times a week. This
means you'll receive a GiftPay e-gift much quicker
than other rewards such as PayPal or Farmers.
GiftPay e-gifts can then be exchanged for store
branded e-gift cards including Farmers, Event
Cinemas and much more. If you've never redeemed
points for this reward, give it a try!
This is a review of a book I read a while ago: Devour introduces Olivia Wolfe, an
investigative journalist, back from reporting in Afghanistan with a price on her
head. Intrigued by the mysterious death of a team member drilling in the
Antarctic, Olivia agrees to cover news of the scientific search for life under
Antarctic's Lake Ellsworth whilst doing her own bit of digging for a story.
This is an action packed tale where no-one is safe and everyone is suspect. The
close-knit team of scientists seem to have a saboteur in their midst. However,
something far more scary, with the potential to affect millions, lies hidden in the
depths of the lake.
A good, fast-paced read with all the right ingredients, including the slightly over-
the-top climax. I personally would have preferred the story not to been written
in present tense but it certainly gives the reader an idea that it would make a
great action film.
I remember the first time I watched Home Alone, my kids
were home (not alone) from school because they had the
chicken pox. Keeping them occupied at home in the days
before Netflix and Foxtel was going to the video store and
hiring a movie. It was while there getting another movie that
Home Alone was screening on the TV in store and it looked
like fun and something the kids would like. My kids are
adults with kids of their own now, but occasionally when
Home Alone is on TV I still might watch it. It's a funny movie
and the story takes place at Christmas in America when it's
H E R E
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FROM THE COMMUNITY
HERE'S HOW THE NEW ZEALAND COMMUNITY
FEELS ABOUT RECENT NEWS AND HEADLINES
FACEAPP HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A FEW
RECENTLY MADE HEADLINES. WE ASKED
MEMBERS HOW THEY FELT ABOUT TECH
COMPANIES USING AND STORING
Out of 436 members polled, 25% always read the fine
print before downloading and using any app. 25%
would only be worried if their information ended up in
the wrong hands, while 8% are not concerned about it.
THE TRAGIC MASS SHOOTINGS IN
DAYTON AND EL PASO AGAIN
BROUGHT THE GUN DEBATE TO
LIGHT. HOWEVER POLITICIANS WERE
QUICK TO BLAME VIDEO GAMES FOR
PROMOTING VIOLENCE. WE WANTED
TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS.
14% of members who responded to our poll
agreed that video games are the main cause
of these shootings, while 35% think they are a
contributing factor. 46% think politicians are
just using this excuse as a scapegoat.
MANY COMPANIES ARE TAKING
ACTION TO REDUCE WASTE AND
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. THE
NEXT TIME YOU STAY IN A HOTEL,
YOU MAY FIND THE MINI SOAP AND
SHAMPOO BOTTLES REPLACED BY
Of the 384 members polled, 63% think this is a
great idea, while 16% don't agree with the
change. It appears that 18% like to collect the
mini shampoo and soap bottles!
Until next time,
THANK YOU FOR READING!
SEE YOU ON TOLUNA!