National Consumer Panel
The National Consumer Panel is an established company backed by two research powers, Neilson and Iri. The NCP gives panelists the opportunity to earn rewards from a fun and simple process, which takes less than an hour per week! You could change the face of your favorite brands or improve your shopping experience by becoming a member.
Scan your purchases, earn rewards
Become a member of National Consumer Panel, and you will be sent a free barcode scanner. Use the scanner to scan your grocery store purchases, and earn rewards for your participation. NCP also has a program available where you can use an iPhone or Android app to scan your purchases using your smartphone.
Rewards for participating
Points are accumulated by scanning purchases and taking the occasional online survey. These points can then be redeemed for a wide variety of merchandise made available through a gift catalog. These include Visa reward cards, Amazon e-vouchers, iTunes gift cards, Kindle Fire cards, electronics, and more. Longer participants in the program will receive more points for their participation. Minimum of 8,000 points required for redemption.
Automatic sweepstakes entries
Regular participation in the program means automatic entries into regular sweepstakes that are held weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Quarterly cash draws are held for $20,000. Other prizes awarded include cash, gift cards, and electronics.
The longer you're a member, the more you'll earn
The longer you are an active participant of NCP, the more points you will get credited to your account each time you participate. The program has been around for over a decade, so it's not uncommon for participants to be members for this long!
Special member perks
Being a member also entitles you to the NCPRewards+ program where you can get special discounts at AT&T as well as through other major retailers.
Eligibility: United States residents, 18+
You'll spend years trying to earn enough points for some low rated, cheap item. I have over 20k points, the "rewards catalog" contains crappy brand items that cost less than $20 and have horrible reviews on Amazon. This is your reward after years of tedious time consuming work, some crappy $14 item. I had stopped scanning because of my busy schedule, I had bigger things to deal with, I received a couple of reminder calls and an email, it's been a couple of months since I scanned, Then I get a rude letter in the mail saying my membership is canceled and return the equipment immediately, The following day I'm locked out of my acct. unable to access the points I earned and they once you are no longer a member, you have a short time to spend those points or you lose them...so they lock you out, you have no access and then they take away what you spent years earning. You are treated like a criminal. Ridiculous and rude. So not worth your time, unless you have nothing better to do with your life.
the only thing is very takes lot of your time you have to record every time you go shopping and the way to record it is very frustrating. it a good site if you have the time
After being a panelist for 18 years I requested a new catalog. It came in Spanish. I requested one In English. I compared points needed for a prize. In only three items there was a 29,000 difference LESS for the Spanish catalog!! I'm insulted about the blatant discrimination this company represents. I will contact the State & Federal authorities about their unsavory practices. 18 years? I deserve more respect!
I joined NCP several years ago and scanned purchases and took surveys earning over 200,000 points. When it finally became too time-consuming I made the mistake of ending my membership before using my points. I was immediately locked out until the equipment was returned. I dug out my membership packet and followed the instructions using the only return label supplied. Since it was a USPS label it was taken to the local post office and sent on its way. Over two months later I am still locked out of the site because they say they have not received the equipment and it should have been returned Fed-Ex. Obviously the package has gotten lost in transit and I am now unable to redeem all of the points I spent much time earning. I am being held responsible for a mistake either on the part of the USPS or the NCP warehouse. I have also been threatened with collection for the price of the equipment. I do not understand how anyone would possibly think a person would choose to keep equipment that is useless to them and forfeit accumulated points. Be very wary of this company. If you decide to participate be sure and use your points before you end your participation. Otherwise, the mistakes of others may cause you to lose the points you work for.
I have been a panelist for more than a year now, and although it takes a while to scan all the items I bought, (especially on a long trip) and entering the prices when I shop at a smaller store can be tasking, I am still being rewarded for something I was already doing and plan on continuing to do, shopping. It takes you a while to earn points for bit ticket items but its almost like getting FREE stuff. Quit whining and return the scanner so someone like me can take your place. And this is NOT a paid or solicited review. Just an honest review from someone who understands the work required is worth the rewards offered.
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