Join Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel to earn points redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toys, gift cards, and more. Nielsen is the same company that provides Nielsen TV ratings, so it is a very reputable organization.
Nielsen Home Scan periodically selects applicants in certain zip codes, but you can register now and get on a waiting list to be notified once your zip code is eligible. At that point, you’ll have the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to participate.
It’s free to join Nielsen’s consumer panel and you’ll earn points when you scan the products you bring into your home. Nielsen collects this information (what you bought and how much you paid), then aggregates it with information from panelists nationwide to provide market analysis, research and trend data to companies.
Know that it is work and does take time to enter what you buy (you’ll also need to enter information about your coupons), but if you are looking to get new household items and not have to pay for them yourself, it may be worth it to you. I also think it’s valuable to teach your kids about how market research is conducted and how data is gathered. You can cancel at any time if you decide the program isn’t for you.
Your turn: If you’ve had experience with Nielsen’s Home Scan program, what tips do you have for new users?