I am reposting about the National Consumer Panel - they were previously Nielsen Homescan today, because I got an email that stated they were opening up certain zip codes again!
If you are accepted as a panel member, you will be sent a small hand-held scanner and will scan the bar codes of everything you purchase. Once a week, you’ll transmit this information to the National Consumer Panel and you’ll earn points which can be redeemed for a variety of items from the Gift Catalog. Go HERE to apply.
I have not done this yet, but wanted to throw ideas out there for you to start getting ready for Christmas! Manufacturers and retailers will look at the information you send to them to decide what products to make and sell to consumers all across the country.