The Nielsen Consumer Panel has opened up again and is now taking NEW applications! You may be approved based on your zip code.
The Nielsen Consumer Panel is a “mini-U.S.A.”, representing millions of Americans. By scanning the bar codes on your purchases and completing fun surveys, you can make your opinions count in the consumer marketplace. Nielsen will send you a scanner to scan your products and in turn you received valuable gift points that are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toys and lots more!
They may not have a spot available in your zip code now, but one could open up at anytime- check to see if you can get on their waiting list- this is a hugely popular panel to join. Good Luck!
The process is really quite simple:
- Scan anything you buy that has a bar code with the scanner supplied by Nielsen
- Enter the price of the item (not necessary for Kroger and Meijer – the two grocery stores that I use)
- Enter coupons
- Enter total amount paid
- Enter payment method
- Place scanner back in stand
Once per week the scanner sends the data automatically through my cable Internet connection. I do not have to do anything. I also fill out online surveys through their website and receive bonus points for completing the surveys. If I scan every week (and I have) I receive bonus points at the end of the month. There are also opportunities to win money – not happened to me yet – but there are weekly winners.
If you have ever thought about applying to do this, I really encourage you to do so. It doesn’t cost you anything except a bit of time. I hear that younger children really enjoy helping scan the items.