Nielsen Home Scanner Has Openings Again!

Nielson Home Scanner has opened up opportunities for people to participate in their consumer panel once again. I know a lot of you tried last time and were put on waiting lists and a some of you even got in.  If you missed it last time and want to give it a try, now is your chance.

Homescan measures consumer attitudes and behaviors. If you get to participate they send you a hand held scanner and when you shop you simply scan the UPC code on the items (at home) and once a week transmit it to the company. Every time you scan and transmit you will be earning points for gifts such as electronics, jewelry, toys and more.

I didn’t get in last time so i don’t have any opinions on it.  If you  are doing it let us know how it is.

FYI: This is the same Nielson that does the TV ratings.

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  • Angela

    Thank you for your interest in the National Consumer Panel.

    At this time, we do not have a scanner available for a household from your area. If you would like to be considered for the panel in the future, please register at and you will be placed on our reserve panel.


  • Sharon I

    Thank you for registering with the National Consumer Panel.

    Your household will be placed on our waiting list, and we will send you a scanner as soon as a spot on the National Consumer Panel becomes available for a household like yours. We look forward to your participation!

  • I got in last time. It was so much work I sent it back.

    • Cindy

      @Bethany, A no go huh? Some people said that and some people loved it. Such a mixed reaction. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sally

    I was a member of this for a while as well. It is way too much work, even when I tried to just scan my groceries. For the return you get for your work it just isn’t worth it.

  • Heather

    I applied after I read this blog, and I just received an e-mail that our family was picked! I’m so excited to start. =)