Homescan Consumer Panel

85 Broad Street, New York, New York  10004 United States
Tel: 1-800-263-1697  Contact: lynne.morrison@nielsen.com
Operated by: Nielsen

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Overall User Rating

30 user reviews
Rewards Offered
Green checkboxMerchandise
Green checkboxRestaurant gift cards
Green checkboxSweepstakes entries
Member Opportunities
Green checkboxBarcode scanning
Green checkboxOnline surveys
Green checkboxProduct testing
Redemption Info
Redeem 230 points for $20 gift cards
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Homescan Consumer Panel General Information

Scan your household purchases and earn points towards great rewards. Earn merchandise such as small kitchen appliances, electronics, toys, and more, in addition to gift cards, and sweepstakes entries.

As a bonus, receive yearly gifts for your participation in the program.

Please note that the US version of this panel is the: National Consumer Panel.

"Easy once it becomes second nature"
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Jason

Been a member since 2009, scanning purchased products, answering surveys and participating in diaries. Here are my thoughts on my experience thus far:

+ Easy to use barcode scanner
+ Week-long Diaries every other month (typically $15 gift card upon completion)
+ Qualify 99% of the time for surveys

- The software tends to crash when attempting to transfer scan logs
- Not as many surveys as before
- Can feel like a chore at first

At first it felt like a chore having to scan every item I purchase; however, once it becomes second nature like brushing ones teeth, its quite easy to accumulate points. These days there appears to be less surveys but there has been a recent rise in online diaries which I qualify for almost 100% of the time.

"Pain in the REAR"
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Joyce

Needs more constant attention than a cantankerous new puppy. Insists on having constant internet connectivity. 90% of the items I tried to scan didn't have codes and I wasted hours for negligible "reward points." UGH...scanner was beeping and bugging me in the middle of the night, negatively affecting my sleep! Avoid like bubonic plague if you have any semblance of a normal life.

"Very big waste of time."
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Rebecca

At first getting a scanner to scan all of your purchases seems real fun. After the second week, you realize it's seriously a pain. You get very little points each week for scanning. Was a member for years and finally got enough points to cash in for a picture frame I could have gotten at the Dollar Tree. I went on vacation for two weeks and forgot to inform them, well they ended up cancelling my account and demanding the equipment back. They sent a letter saying I would receive $25 once they received the equipment and that I could cash out any remaining points I had. Well...sent the scanner back, received confirmation from them that they received it, wrote back asking about the $25 and how I could redeem my remaining points and I haven't heard back from them since. (June 2013). Very misleading.

"Not worth Time"
Monday, January 20, 2014 by J

Legitimate company, however, points are too small for scanning. Eventually, I gave up due to lack of incentives.

"This is Nielsen, people!"
Sunday, February 26, 2012 by Lisa

This is the same company and makes and breaks television shows. They are a legitimate and honest company. This is a job. This is an important job. If you don't want to take the time to do, fine. But those of us that do get compensated fairly well. I've gotten LOTS of items over the three or four years I've been with them. And once, because the items was going to be slow arriving, they sent another item in it's place that was worth three times the amount. Then they sent the original item, too, a week later! Great company.

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