AUGUST | 2018
NEW ZEALAND COMMUNITY EDITION
AUGUST FAMILY TIME NOTICES
HIGHLIGHTS CONTEST & TIPS
2 EDITOR'S NOTE
3 AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS
5 FAMILY TIME WITH TOLUNA
7 FROM THE COMMUNITY
9 NOTICEBOARD & TIPS
11 FROM OUR SOCIAL MEDIA
12 BE A CONTENT CREATOR!
EDITOR'S NOTE AUGUST | 2018
August on Toluna is all about family! We want to encourage you to spend more quality
time with your family and loved ones. Whether that means having meaningful
conversations with your immediate family, catching up with distant relatives, or
surrounding yourself with friends - now is a great time to do it! That's why we have the
Family Time contest this month. Keep reading to find out more and to participate.
Learn what else it happening on Toluna, as well as the latest updates and tips to make the
most out of your time on our site.
Keep Influencing Your World!
The Toluna Team
We have a fun new game to test your
memory and exercise your brain between
surveys. You could also win some bonus
points each week!
Simply flip over the cards two at a time,
and match the pairs before time runs out.
The game will automatically score you
based on the time taken to match pairs
and the number of flips. There are three
levels, and you could win points by being
among the top scorers on each level.
Level 3 can get quite tricky, but practice makes perfect - so have a go each day and you could
land at the top of the leaderboard every week!
PLAY TO WIN
LEVEL 1: The top 50 members each week with the highest scores on this level will
receive 300 points each
LEVEL 2: The top 30 members each week with the highest scores on this level will
receive 500 points each
LEVEL 3: The top 10 members each week with the highest scores on this level will
receive 1000 points each
The cut off for each week is Friday at 7pm NZST.
After the cut off, points will be credited to all
To play, click on “Games” under the
“Community” drop-down menu, or enter
nz.toluna.com/games into your browser.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR SPECIAL CONTEST
Family is important all of us in the Toluna Team, and we know how much you love your family
and spending time with them. For August, we’re giving away an experience voucher, so that
you can enjoy an activity and quality time with your loved ones. Have high tea with the
grandkids, a day at the zoo, a cooking class or even a helicopter ride – there are lots of great
experiences that you can cherish and remember for years to come!
To win the $200 Red Balloon voucher, complete the various Family Time tasks that we are
posting on Toluna.com throughout August. The tasks are posted every Monday and Thursday,
and the member who completes the most tasks will win the prize.
As an extra bonus, follow us on Facebook and look out for the family-themed posts to win
FAMILY TIME TASKS
If you've missed our previous tasks, you can find the links below. Please note that some
tasks have already closed, but you can still read comments from your fellow members.
TASK 1: Answer this Topic: What do your family members call you?
TASK 2: Start at least 5 surveys between now and 31st August
TASK 3: Answer this Topic: Which TV family is most like yours?
TASK 4: Complete at least 3 surveys between now and 31st August
AND HERE'S TASK 5:
Answer this Topic: What physical
or personality characteristics that
run in your family?
We enjoyed reading your family
heirloom posts from last month,
but that got us thinking about
what has been passed down
genetically. Maybe you have the
same nose as your grandmother,
or your walk is exactly like your
father's. Click here to share with
us and the community! If this link
doesn't open automatically,
please copy this URL into your
FOR SOME BONUS POINTS...
As you know, we like to reward those who pay attention to our magazine. To earn 300 bonus
points, simply leave your comment on this secret Topic! Here's the URL if the link doesn't
open automatically: nz.toluna.com/opinions/4215488
FUN POLL RESULTS
You may not have thought to ask these questions, but the results may interest you! How
similar are you to other Toluna members?
8% Of members have stolen
a coworker's lunch
from the shared fridge
in their workplace!
If given the chance,
would you want to
walk on the moon?
Just in time for our Family
Time contest, 52% wish they
could spend more time with
Last month's secret contest was a call for Topics about your family heirlooms. We enjoyed
reading your posts, and in case you missed them, here are some highlights from our
Australia and New Zealand communities!
It's always fascinating to see how your
parents and older relatives looked when
they were young. Now that everyone has
a camera in their pockets and posting on
Instagram an occupation for some, it'll be
interesting to know what future
generations think of us when they look
back at our photos! Read about patfay's
family photos here!
Upon reading this, we did a
little research and found that
the Edmonds Cookery Book
was first published in 1908!
Wonder how much the
recipes have changed over
the years? Maybe this Topic
from eddy.gies has inspired
you to share your favourite
recipe - if so, we'd love to read
UPDATES TO THE WEBSITE
There have been some subtle tweaks to the website lately, so here are the most important
things to note
THE HIDE BUTTON RETURNS! After a brief hiatus, the
Hide button is available
again, so you can hide
posts to your hearts
content! If you were
happy to have the Report
button, don't worry - this
is still available and now
resides next to Hide.
As a reminder, content should only be reported if it is spam, inappropriate or abusive. If it is
simply something you don't agree with, it's much easier to just hide it and move on.
PASSWORD BUG FIX
In an effort to make your accounts more
secure and prevent your points being used
without your knowledge, you'll be asked to
enter your current password whenever
you redeem a reward or update your login
When this was initially implemented, there
was an issue with accounts that were
created and accessed via Facebook login.
This has now been fixed, and affected users
shouldn't have any further issues with
making redemptions. If you do still
encounter issues, please don't hesitate to
FIND YOUR REWARDS
Judging from the enquiries that we receive, we thought it might be useful to give a
summary of the different rewards and delivery methods - so that you're not missing any
rewards that have already been sent to you.
DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL INBOX:
If you redeem Bunnings or GiftPay Flexi e-gift cards, please check your email for the
reward when the status is "processed" on your Rewards page. They can sometimes be
delivered to your junk/spam folders, so please check those as well.
DELIVERED TO YOUR
If you redeem Mighty Ape or iTunes e-
vouchers please check the Rewards page in
your Toluna account. If the redemption was
made earlier than two months ago, please
adjust the date range and include the date of
redemption. Then click the "Show" button. If
the redemption has been processed, you will
see the e-voucher code on the page.
Farmers and The Warehouse
gift cards are sent by courier
and dispatched directly from
our supplier. To ensure that
they are delivered properly,
please ensure that your address
details are correct and up-to-
date in your Toluna account.
FROM OUR SOCIAL MEDIA
INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY!
For International Cat Day earlier this month, we wanted to see some photos of your crazy
cats and we weren't disappointed! It was hard to pick our favourites, but here are some that
made us smile - maybe they'll do the same for you too. After all, studies have shown that
looking at cat photos can improve your mood!
Follow us on Facebook for more fun content and posts, as well as the latest updates from
BE A CONTENT CREATOR!
5000 POINTS if you are a
CCM for 3 months
in a row
10000 POINTS if you are a
CCM for 5 months
in a row
EARN BONUS POINTS EACH MONTH!
♣ When you create good quality content, the Toluna Team will reward you with a content
bonus and you’ll receive between 100 to 1000 points.
♣ If you’re among the top 10 members with the most content 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.
OUR TIPS FOR CREATING CONTENT THAT WILL GET REWARDED
Always include a visual
Post interesting or thought provoking Topics and Polls
Check your grammar and spelling
Interact with other members in a polite and respectful manner