Apply to the Nielsen Homescan Consumer Panel. Membership is completely free. When a member of your household shop, you'll use the scanner to scan the UPC bar codes on your purchases. And then, once a week, using your scanner, you'll transmit this information to Nielsen for free.
As a member, you'll earn valuable gift points for sending in purchase information each week. These gift points can then be redeemed for name-brand gifts from our extensive gift catalog.
- Q. Who is Nielsen?
- A. In more than 100 countries, Nielsen provides clients the most complete understanding of consumer and media behavior. Nielsen provides a precise understanding of the consumer to help their clients make decisions that can lead profitable growth for nearly a century..
- Q. Who uses the information I provide?
- A. Consumer-product manufacturers and retail stores need to know what products all types of households use. This helps them decide what products to continue manufacturing and selling, which ones to improve upon, etc.
You can apply to join the Nielsen Homescan Consumer Panel here. Since this only takes and hour or two a week it looks like it's a worth while program to join from a well established company.
You can view a little video about Nielsen here