Neilsen Consumer Panel is accepting new members to their Panel! Plus, for those of you that qualify for their program each week in a qualifying quarter NCP receives your purchase information you will earn one entry into their Grand Prix Sweepstakes where you can win $20,000! Every quarter one panel member will win! AND that’s not all…every quarter an additional 40 panel members win a $500 American Express Rewards card just by sending purchase information in every week of a month. How cool would it be if a Bargain Blessings reader won?! Please make sure to come back and share if you do!
I was also recently informed that they have also added new areas, so if you’ve applied before and got declined now would be a great time to try again.
If you are accepted as a panel member, the National Consumer Panel will provide you with a hand-held scanner. Every time you or members of your household shop, you’ll use the scanner to scan the bar-codes on your purchases. Then, once per week you transmit your purchase information to Nielsen by placing the scanner in it’s base and hitting “transmit”.
In exchange for transmitting your purchase information, you’ll earn gift points that are redeemable for name-brand merchandise, including electronics equipment, jewelry, household items, toys, and much more! You will also earn entries into their many exciting sweepstakes.
If you are interested in becoming a Panel member just head on over to see if they are accepting new members in your area.
Have you worked with NCP in the past? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Some people love it and others find it too time-consuming. My opinion? You can always try it and send it back if you don’t think it is for you…they pay for all the shipping (even to send it back) so all you have to do is drop it in the mail.
Here is an e-mail that I received from Sue about NCP:
Hey Jennie! I just wanted to say thanks for letting me know about Neilsen Homescan. I homeschool our four children and this has become a fun learning tool for my family. They now fight over who gets to scan the groceries when I get home from the store. I love it because it teaches them how much food really costs and how much money can be saved by using coupons and shopping smart. Thank you once again!