Toluna changes

@burrito88 (2779)
United States
December 2, 2009 6:24pm CST
I received a check from Toluna for $10 the other day for answering surveys. Yesterday, I was happy that I finally hit over 30,000 points on the web site which used to qualify for another check. Today, when I went to collect, I found out they raised the point total to 60,000 before you can collect a check for $20. Bummer.
4 responses
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
4 Dec 09
It won't be hard to make it to that point. I get surveys from them every day and I go to their site and do the polls. I cashed out there, two weeks ago and am already a third of the way there again. It seems alot of the sites I do are changing their reward systems.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I get a lot of polls from them. But I also get disqualified a fair bit. I also wonder about the 'other sponsored polls' available at the web site. I'm not sure what credit, if any, they give for polls coming from other sites.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
12 Dec 09
You are obviously doing better than me, although I just hit the $20 level. Just now, however, I tried answering some of their other polls. I went through EIGHT polls that I did not qualify for. Some of them all I did was enter my age. Ogthers I entered my state. Some I didn't enter anything before being told I did not meet the desired demographics. After that many tries, I gave up.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
13 Dec 09
There are lots of surveys that I do not qualify for, but the polls are on their sight and they are just multiple choice. They are for 15 point up to 150. That is on top of the surveys. At least they only take a couple of minutes to find out you don't qualify for the survey, alot of the sites take over 5 minutes.
@laurahen (596)
• Canada
3 Dec 09
That's great that you got a check! I have 85,000 points and i'm still saving them up so that i will get a big check. I'm waiting for a check worth $112 from opinion outpost right now. I saved up from tons of surveys for a couple years to get that amount. It is annoying that they raised the amount that you can cash out with but it might be more efficient because there will be a longer wait for cash out hopefully they will be able to process the orders faster.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
3 Dec 09
I've never really saved up points. I've tended to cash out when I can, in part becaus I'm afraid they'll change the rules. I was also scammed by one site. You needed to reach $30 to get a check. I think I hit $29.75 and then they inalidated all my surbeys saying I wasn't being honest. I forget the sites name. They burned a number of people before the word got out.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I just made 60,000 points and cashed out. Do they give out checks bigger than $20? That's all I saw on the drop down menu. I only had 71,000 points in my account so I don't know if 90,000 points gets you $30. I also just tried answerin some ot their extra polls. I tried EIGHT polls and kept getting disqualified. Then I gave up. Some of them I didn't answer more than my age of my state or I just hit enter before seeing that I did not meet the desired demographics. At least I didn't go through several pages before being kicked out, which has also happened. One thing I hate about their polls from other sites is that they don't tell you how many points they're worth, if any. (And I don't mean the smaller polls worth 15 to 150 points.)
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
3 Dec 09
Congratulation Burrito for your earnings. 20 dollars is already a lot. By the way is the website open to countries like the Philippines?
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
12 Dec 09
$20 dollards is not that much in the US.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
. well from where i'm from 20 dollars is more than enough. Cheers!
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
4 Dec 09
I was disappointed to hear of the change as well, especially as I'm very close to hitting the $10 mark again. Now it appears my work is only half done...sigh. I believe I've been paid once by Toluna, but several times at its predecessor site, Your2Cents. I certainly get more surveys now with Toluna, but seem to qualify for a lower percentage of them.