Get rewarded for doing your weekly shopping
by Kelly Henderson (follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellythekiwi)
Doing your weekly shopping can be a nightmare, I often find myself thinking ‘this would be a lot better if I was getting paid for it’ – well, now I can be.
Nielsen are one of the UKs largest research companies and right now they are looking for people to join their panel by taking part in their ‘Home Scan’ program. All you do is scan the barcodes all of the shopping that you do, send the data to them and wait for the rewards to come.
#1 Sign up to join the panel
You will need to fill in an application form online if you would like to join the panel. This will involve answering a few questions about yourself, your household and your shopping habits. If you are a suitable candidate then you will become a member of the panel.
#2 Scan your shopping
You will be sent a handheld scanner in the post. Use this to scan all the items that every member of your household buys. You will also be sent a barcoded booklet for any items that do not have a barcode on their packaging.
#3 Send your shopping data to Nielsen
The scanner comes with a base unit to sit on whilst you are not using it. This is what you use to send all of the information that you have scanned to Nielsen.
#4 Claim your rewards
Every time you shop you earn points and each month you will have the chance to exchange these points for rewards like money off vouchers and activities. You will also be entered into the draw to win a monthly prize like holidays, TVs and game consoles.
Nielsen are collecting this information on behalf of retailers and manufacturers to help identify trends and get an understanding about what the public is buying. It doesn’t cost you anything and you get the chance to be rewarded for doing something that you do regularly anyway. Become a panel member now and start scanning!
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You may also want to check our Tips for Shopping at the Supermarket.