Nielsen is looking for members in new zip codes. If you have been rejected in the past, you might want to try again! Nielsen (you know the people that track the TV ratings) has a program that tracks your shopping purchases called The Home Scan Panel. Apply and see if you get selected. They also have monthly drawings and one of my readers entered and won an iPad2!
Here’s how it works: Sign up here and upon approval they send you a scanner. You scan all the purchases you bring into your house, groceries, healthy and beauty, clothes, etc. (This is a fun thing to let the kids do!) Once a week, you hook the scanner up to your computer (or you can elect to get the scanner that submits it’s data over a landline) and in about a minute it transmits the data back to Nielsen.
You earn points for each weekly submission (150 points but it goes up the longer you’ve been a member) and then you also complete a short survey on each store you shopped at that week (100 points per store).
The points can be exchanged for a variety of prizes such as a Step 2 Easel for 34,000 pts or Dooney & Bourke® Small Tulip Tassel Tote for 95,000 points (awesome!). They have over 250 prizes to choose from.
This does involve a time commitment and it isn’t for everyone. If you are looking for a rewards program that you can do while you watch tv (my favorite time to do mine), be sure to check out all the other rewards programs I have posted about.