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National Consumer Panel: *HOT* Enter to Win a $500 American Express Gift Card (115 Winners Every Quarter!) + More

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How would you love to win a FREE $500 American Express Gift Card?! Well, you may able to do just that if you join the Nielsen National Consumer Panel. Yep, the Nielsen National Consumer Panel is offering up 25 FREE $500 American Express Gift Cards to its members every month and 40 FREE $500 American Express Gift Cards to its members every quarter! So a total of 115 winners every quarter (when also adding in the 25 winners per month)! Wowza!

If you would like to be entered to win one of these awesome gift cards, head over here to try to sign up for the Nielsen National Consumer Panel. As a panel member, the Nielsen National Consumer Panel will provide you with a hand-held scanner and every time you or members of your household shop, you’ll use the scanner to scan the bar codes on all of your purchases (you can even have your kids join in on the fun and scan all your items while shopping!). Then, once a week, you’ll send in your purchase information.

In addition to earning points (which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toy, gift cards, and more), you’ll also earn one entry into the monthly sweepstakes (up to 4 entries every month!); and as I said above, every month, 25 panel members win a $500 American Express Gift Card! Plus, every quarter an additional 40 panel members win a $500 American Express Rewards card just by sending purchase information in every week of a month. Awesome! :D

But wait…. it gets even better! For each week in a qualifying quarter that National Consumer Panel receives your purchase information, you will earn one entry into their Grand Prix Sweepstakes where you can win $20,000 (there is one winner every quarter!).

Interested? Head on over here and fill out the application and you’ll be on your way to becoming an NCP panelist! Keep in mind that not all areas may be needing panelists at this time, so you’ll need to first register to find out if they’re currently needing panelists in your area.


Side note, I know the National Consumer panel is not for everyone as I have heard good and bad reviews. However, lots of readers have signed up and been really happy with the program.

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15 Hip Readers Commented

  • Rae says:

    I have had a membership with them I don’t have any thing bad to say about them really it just takes a lot of time to scan all your shopping in especially if you use coupons. It also takes FOREVER to earn enough points to actually get anything worth while. I would get little goodies in the mail from them after earning a certain amount of points or staying with them a certain amount of time so those little mail box surprises were nice. I had read negative reviews about their customer service and I gave them a shot anyway and never had one issue with them or when I returned my scanner.

  • Stormy says:

    I returned my scanner too. Such a hassle.

  • cheryl says:

    i just returned my scanner..takes alot of time to earn enough points to get something decent. I did the math and it would take me a mininum of 3yrs to get something i really wanted. It wasn’t worth my time

  • dawn says:

    Not recruiting in my area.

  • I completely agree with what Rae said. Very time consuming especially if you use a coupon on every item like I do. If you do the math it could take up to 3 years to earn some of the rewards that would cost you about $50 in store to buy. I was with them for 2 years and did every receipt and survey they offered and only had enough points to buy a tug boat toy for the bath. Returned my scanner without any problems and customer service was excellent when I had a problem. Just VERY time consuming.

  • erikam01 says:

    Not recruiting in 48162

  • Whitney Dowden says:

    I did it for about a week and then I sent my scanner back. I didn’t have any problems but it is soooo tedious! I thought it would scan the price with it, but it doesn’t. I bought a whole cart full at Walmart and I was all excited and ready to go!… until I put in every single price, say yes or no to coupons, what was the sale price, etc. I could sit there and scan if I needed to, but I don’t have the time to put in prices, sale prices, etc.

  • Michele says:

    It is very very time consuming. It is not worth the effort. I was a member for over a year and only accumulated enough points to get a very tiny Sharp personal heater. I would not waste my time. Hours and hours of scanning every purchase that everyone in your household makes.

  • Laura says:

    It isn’t that time consuming. I do use coupons on 85% of my items and I can get a whole shopping order scanned in ~ in about 10 minutes or so. I have been invited to do a few surveys. I did cash in my points at one time to get Wii accessories. At that point, I had been a member for about 6 months or so. I guess it is everyone’s different opinion of how time consuming it is for them. I love the program and it is worthwhile in my book! :)

  • MaLu says:

    I also returned the scanner two days ago…. It does take time to scan all your items and it takes a long time to accumulate points. Not worth it in my opinion.

  • Angela says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad. I was a member for about 8 months but also returned my scanner. Like most of you are stating the rewards were not worth the time it took to scan and transmit your purchases. I personally had no issues with customer service. For me the offered rewards. My suggestion for anyone thinking about joining is to first determine what you expect to get out of the program. Review the rewards catalog as soon as you get it and decide if it’s worth your time.

  • Amanda W says:

    I had won $500 just a few months ago. :)

  • Cheryl says:

    I returned my scanner last week. I did it for about 3 months. I do one shopping trip per month and pick up necessities in between. I kept getting phone calls and emails that I wasn’t sending enough information. I also got an email reminding me that every time I stop at a convenience store I should keep any wrappers to scan when I got home and also any gas purchased, fresh foods, as well as clothes, movies, books, magazines, etc. It is not just grocery scanning. They want you to scan everything you spend money on.

  • Goldstar07 says:

    I certainly agree with all the comments. It is very time consuming. They do send you emails if you scan alot of items from the booklet, ie. apparal, take-out, florals. That really annoyed me. Plus having to enter the prices and coupon values.

  • cheryl says:

    Not recruiting in my area!

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