Since we haven’t posted about this in a really long time, I thought it might be beneficial for some of you who are looking for creative ways to stretch your dollars.
The National Consumer Panel (formerly known as Nielsen Home Scan) is accepting new applicants in many locations.
If you are accepted as a panel member with National Consumer Panel, you will be sent a small hand-held scanner and will scan all the bar codes of everything you purchase. Once a week, you’ll transmit this information to Nielsen and you’ll earn points that can be redeemed for a variety of items from the Nielsen Gift Catalog.
While I have personally not been a part of this panel, I have known many who have. I have heard that it takes a while for your points to add up but you can earn some fairly nice prizes – like electronics and household items – if you stick with it.
Some of you have signed up in the past for this and really enjoyed it. Others of you have tried it and found it was too tedious and time-consuming. Feel free to share your experience in the comments!