QUICK! Nielsen Consumer Panel is BACK: Give Your Opinion, Get FAB Prizes

If you missed it last time you’re in luck! Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel has opened up again and is looking for new participants in select markets!

If you have been accepted you will receive an email. You might not receive your scanner for awhile, even if you are accepted today.

What is Nielsen Home Scan? A National Consumer Panel where you as a member will be provided with a hand-held scanner. Every time you or members of your household shop, you’ll use the scanner to scan the barcodes on all of your purchases.


Then, once a week, you’ll send in your purchase information. It’s as easy as that!

What’s in it for you? You’ll earn gift points that are redeemable for name-brand merchandise, including electronics equipment, jewelry, household items, toys, and much more! Plus, you’ll be making your opinions count!  Our readers have reported they have traded in their points earned for $25 gift cards, vacuums and coffee makers.

Head on over to sign up HERE. Let us know if you’re accepted!

*NOTE* Many FAB readers LOVE this program. That is why we continue to post about it. We have also heard from a few readers who have felt it was too much work. If you get accepted, keep us posted on how you like it & what you’re earning!


  • Marin

    darn! not taking people from Seattle area in WA!

  • Karen

    Not taking people from Raleigh, NC

  • Lindsey

    Morley, MI was accepted.

  • Carrie

    I have been doing this for over six months…it is a lot of work sometimes, but scanning everything the minute you come in the door with purchases becomes a habit.   I’m saving up my points for the Kitchenaid mixer 🙂  Hint:  to help me remember to send my info to them the same day every week, I set up my phone with a reminder alarm!


  • Julie

    I think I’ve been doing it for almost a year now (?–I can’t remember exactly how long), and I haven’t been able to decide what to use my points on.  I’ve been going back and forth between using them for something practical versus using them for some pretty little thing that I just want (they have a Nambe vase that I’ve had my eye on, and I do have more than enough points for it, but I don’t really *need* a vase).  The scanning really does just get to be a habit, and my family all knows that they have to save barcodes for me from things they eat or drink before we get home.  They also have some great sweepstakes, and all you have to do to enter them is just transmit your data.  They also do occasionally send me other little freebie things, like reusable shopping bags and stuff like that.  Anyway, I guess I’d say that since I’m a stay-at-home mom, this and Swagbucks and stuff like that are kind of my “job” so I don’t mind the scanning (there are also surveys you take for more points).

    That’s my two cents!

  • Annett

    Good Morning 🙂

    I signed up for them several months ago (maybe 6 months or so ago)? I was on their waiting list.
    I finally received confirmation that a scanner has been shipped my way and should arrive today.
    No one will be home to sign for it so I might just have to wait til tomorrow.

    I am looking forward to giving this a go although I am a little short on time.
    I already work 2 jobs to make ends meet & support my 2 girls (single mom) plus sometimes couponing can take a lot of my time (well worth it..just sometimes time consuming). But maybe I can scan things on Saturdays after we go shopping.

    Anyway – we will see how it goes.

    🙂 Annett

  • Erika

    Well, it seems that they’re taking them in Boise, ID. 🙂

    I was one of the first ages ago and just couldn’t keep up with the scanning and such. It was very time consuming and there was almost nothing in their points catalog. But I have more time, I’m more organized, and I’m hoping that they’ll accept me again.

    *crosses fingers*

  • Kelly

    Last time you posted this, I signed up and was accepted. I received my scanner quickly and started scanning. After about two months, or less, I sent it all back. They want you to scan everything you buy. I thought that it was just groceries, but it is everything that is purchased. I felt that they did not award enough points to make it worth my time and effort. Also, I did not find that many prizes that I thought was worth it.

    • Amber

      Thanks for the feedback Kelly! It seems like half our readers love it and half hate it! I have never done it myself because I don’t think I’d have enough time!

  • Susan

    I wish people would not sign up for this stuff at all, just on principle. If people have the time and don’t mind doing the work, then it’s really not my business I guess, but it is slave labor. Companies like this need to collect massive amounts of data, but instead of paying a fair wage, they pay pennies for the labor. If you collect points for a gift card or merchandise, the value of that item divided by the time it took to earn those points is far below minimum wage.

    For the same reason, I don’t think anyone should do Swagbucks tasks. Unlike playing games, tt’s real work that provides companies with a real benefit, and therefore anyone performing it should be earning a real wage.

    Just my opinion for what it’s worth, which is nothing.

    • D'Anna

      I just got my scanner last week and I think it took me about 15 minutes to scan 10 bags of stuff from my Sunday shopping so not that time intensive. I’ll see how it works out, I always wanted to be a Nielson tv family so this is the next best thing for now.

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