UPDATE: Already over!
The National Consumer Panel is accepting applications again. This is the program where Neilson (the same company that does t.v. ratings) gives you a home scanner to scan the barcodes of your purchases. Even if you registered before, they are always looking for new zip codes/qualifications so try again! Basically if you are selected, Nielson gives you a home scanner so whenever you shop you scan the barcode of the item you buy. This tracks spending patterns for companies. For doing this, you get to earn gift points that are redeemable for name-brand merchandise, including electronics equipment, jewelry, household items, toys, and much more!
I’ve had readers say this takes a ton of time and is not worth it for the rewards you get, and others say they love it. What’s your thoughts?