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Typically, panel members are notified about relevant surveys via email several times a year. In these surveys, you may see new advertising concepts in their infant stages or be among the first kamaaina to learn about new products and services. Your opinions really do make a difference and will drive the development for the next generation of products and services in Hawaii.


Members receive points for completing surveys. The average survey lasts 10 minutes, involves approximately 35 questions, and earns you 100 points. Panel members start redeeming rewards once they’ve reached 500 points.




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500 $5 PayPal Cash Transfer
1000 $10 Amazon Gift Certificate
2500 $25 iTunes Gift Card

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A few weeks ago, we asked who you would be voting for in the General Election. Here are how your responses compared to the actual election results.

President and Vice President






Actual Hawaii Election Results1 Hawaii Panel Results2
Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine
61.0%
62.1%
Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence
29.4%
25.2%
Gary Johnson/Bill Weld
3.6%
5.2%
Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka
2.9%
4.9%
Darrell L. Castle/Scott N. Bradley
1.0%
2.6%

1Data from the Office of Elections (http://elections.hawaii.gov/wp-content/results/histatewide.pdf)
2Raw data results, based on n=809 Hawaii Panel members who said they are 1) registered to vote in Hawaii; 2) very likely to vote in the General Election.

Mayor, City and County of Honolulu

  Actual Hawaii Election Results3 Hawaii Panel Results4
Kirk Caldwell
50.8%
52.7%
Charles Djou
46.6%
47.3%


3Data from the Office of Elections (http://elections.hawaii.gov/wp-content/results/cch.pdf)
4 Raw data results, based on n=619 Hawaii Panel members who said they are 1) Oahu residents; 2) registered to vote in Hawaii; 3) very likely to vote in the General Election.

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I saw my voice being heard when I watched one of the commercials on TV, and it was one of the ads that I chose!
-Cathy F., Hawaii Panel Member

Hawaii Panel allows me to voice my opinion about what matters to me and my family, making a difference for the entire community all while earning points that I can redeem for many useful and exciting rewards offered by popular businesses, including cash!
-Levana Ke'Ikaika, Hanapepe

I belong to other panels, and the Hawaii Panel is more pertinent to my lifestyle as it addresses local concerns and issues.
-Deb from Mililani

The prizes are awesome. I cannot believe [that I receive] a giftcard for answering questions about what I believe/like. Thank You!
-Jeannette N. Lee, Hawaii Panel Fan+Member :)

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Hawai'i has bats. The ōpe‘ape‘a or Hawaiian hoary bat joins the monk seal as an official land mammal of the islands. Don't worry, there's no evidence they suck blood. They do provide natural pest control since the bat consumes insects like moths, beetles, and termites.
Source: Hawaii Revised Statutes §5-12.2


Regardless of ownership, all beaches in Hawai'i are open to the general public, with few limited exceptions to accommodate the Federal government.
Source: Sea Grant University of Hawaii and Chapter 205A, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS)


During 1942 to 1944, the word "HAWAII" was overprinted on the backs of U.S. dollar bills. It was the only currency allowed to be used in Hawaii. In the event Japan occupied Hawaii and confiscated the money, the bills could be declared worthless by the US Government. When the threat of invasion waned, the Hawaii notes were destroyed in crematoriums and sugar mills. If you find these rare bills, hold on to them! They are worth more than their face value!
Source: Mental Floss

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