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Well worth a look, but delivery of rewards takes an age
Member Name: huggy2009
Advantages: Some interesting and fun surveys
Disadvantages: Delivery of vouchers can take ages
Toluna is a survey based website that also allows social contact between members, the site is mixed in sending surveys via email as well as asking questions on the site that will add points to your account, when you have accrued a certain number of points you can redeem these for a gift.
How does the site look?
The site looks fine, you can add a photo or avatar to your homepage, there are coloured sections for surveys, faq's and points sections, there are also areas where you can answer a number of surveys to gain points and create your own surveys.
How often do you get emails about surveys:
I generally get a couple of emails a day, these offer points for each survey which can take from 5 to 30 minutes and they are generally based on new products or services.
Are the questions on the site relevant?
The questions on the site from which you gain points are generally things like 'Do you eat crisps?', this can gain you 150 points which is not too many but does mount up.
What can you redeem your points for?
You do need quite a few points to redeem for a gift, you can exchange 80,000 Toluna points for a £12 voucher, delivered by email. You can also redeem 80,000 Toluna points for a £15 HMV voucher. Other gifts include Debenhams, CD Wow and Halfords vouchers, for less points you can redeem for discounts in lesser known online stores.
So is it worth it?
Well if you gain 3500-5000 points for a survey by email then you will get a £15 HMV voucher if you do around 20 surveys, if you simply collect 100 points here and there on the Toluna website then it will take you an awful lot longer to gain any rewards.
The delivery of vouchers does take an age and can take up to 8 weeks for delivery which becomes frustrating and puts you off completing further Toluna surveys in the interim, but really if you put the effort in you can get some rewards from the site.
Summary: Well worth a look, but delivery of rewards takes an age