30 Ways to Save for a Cash Christmas: Toluna Surveys

Almost three years ago, my husband and I took Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class and began using a “cash only” system.  The last two years, we have used cash and gift cards that we’ve earned throughout the year to pay for our Christmas.  I can’t tell you what a relief it was to not be bombarded by credit card bills in January right when our property taxes and Homeowner’s association fees are due!

If you’d like to save for a “cash Christmas” this year, it’s not too late!  There are still plenty of ways that to earn some extra cash and gift cards for the holidays if you start now! For the next 30 days, I’ll be highlighting ways that you can stash away some extra cash!  Check out previous posts from the 30 Ways to Save for a Cash Christmas series here.

Surveys are a great way to make some extra money to pay for holiday expenses! I save the money and gift cards I earn from completing surveys all year to pay for gifts!  Typically, I can earn enough by doing “extra” things that we don’t have to take any money from our monthly checks to put in our Christmas fund.  Toluna is one of many survey companies I work with.

Here’s some information about Toluna:

  • Earn points worth $1 to $5 each time you qualify for and complete a survey! You’ll also earn for the polls and opinion topics you create! Each time you participate in or complete a survey you’ll be entered into our monthly $4500 prize draw!
  • Create your own polls and opinion topics to host on Toluna, or export them to your own blog or website!
  • Voice your opinion by participating in other community members’ polls and opinion topics! There’s no catch! Your membership is free, and all information you provide is strictly confidential and will never be used to advertise or to sell you anything.

As soon as you register, you’ll be entered into a monthly cash drawing of prizes totaling $4,500!  Click here to join!

PLEASE NOTE: You are probably not going to get “rich” completing surveys, but it is a nice way to bring in a little bit of extra money few minutes of your time.  Survey companies often target certain demographics so what works well for one person may not work well for another.  This is why it’s good to sign up with several different survey companies.  You figure out pretty quickly which ones work for you and which ones do not.  I try to set aside a little bit of time each day to go through and complete the surveys for the different survey sites I belong to and can usually make at least $50 per month just by doing this!

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  1. mary thomasson says:


    I am working on alot of these survey sights now but am getting very discouraged because in the end, the only way to get the complete payout is to buy something which i dont have the money to do…


    • Mary,

      I’m confused – which survey companies are you working with? I work with several and have never been asked to buy anything to get my pay-out?


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