I’ve been excited to hear from from many readers during the past week about being accepted into the Neilsen Consumer Panel! If you have not already checked it out, make sure to do so – they are running some really excited giveaways. If you are able to get accepted also you’ll qualify for some really awesome prizes including a $500 American Express Rewards card and even $20,000 from their quarterly drawing!
Details on the NCP Gift Card and Cash Giveaways
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! Also every quarter an additional 40 panel members will 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!
How it Works
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.
How to Apply
If you are interested in becoming a Panel member just head on over to see if they are accepting new members in your area. They will let you know by e-mail if you are accepted.
Bargain Blessings Readers on NCP
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!