“Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye”—zapping items with my nifty hand-held scanner is so simple, a child could (and will want to) do it!  As a National Consumer Panel member, I scan each item I buy.  And nope, I’m not a pimply-faced stock boy doing inventory or some overzealous newly engaged gal who pilfered a registry gun from the store’s home section and is now trying to register for Double Stuff Oreos and Diet Coke. I’m just an ordinary mom who is a member of the National Consumer Panel (NCP) Homescan.

So what is NCP Homescan? Well, NCP is a company that measures consumer attitudes and behaviors—for example, NCP might have their analysts crunch the numbers to find out just how many boxes of cookies a mother of two from California buys in a week (answer: too many!) and then will relay this information to manufacturers and retailers to help them make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

NCP is accepting new applicants for panel members, but you need to hurry—space on the panel is limited. Accepted panel members will receive their very own hand-held scanner. Every time a panel member (or a person in the panel member’s household) goes shopping, they will scan the bar code on their purchases. It’s fun (yes, my idea of a good time has come to include zapping things!) and best of all, NCP will reward you for your time. The more you scan, the more points you earn—points that can be redeemed for name brand products such as jewelry, household items, toys, and electronics. Also, the more you scan the more entries you will receive for NCP’s fabulous sweepstakes for items such as a $20,000 cash prize, a dream vacation valued at $25,000, and a new car or truck!

Here’s how you can apply to become a NCP panel member:

  • Click Here.
  • In the designated boxes, enter your name, email address, phone number, address and date of birth. Then click on the green “submit” button. It really couldn’t be any easier.
  • Wait to hear whether or not NCP has accepted you onto their panel. If you have applied before and were rejected, try again! It took me two tries to get accepted onto the panel.

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21 thoughts on “Hurry! National Consumer Panel Homescan is Accepting New Applications!”

  1. Not recruiting in Alice, Texas :(

  2. not accepting in my area….

  3. Not accepting in Sinton either.

  4. Erin Roark says:

    Not in Columbus, Ohio :(

  5. Thanks for the info! Wonder if they will eventually use smartphone apps in place of the scanner- as several good scanner apps out there already, why not?  

  6. belynda Frame says:

    Not in St. Louis, MO 

  7. Not accepting in Austin :( 

  8. Anonymous says:

    It took almost 2 months for me to get a scanner.

  9. Barbara says:

    I also tried this a few months ago, and it was totally not worth it. You have to scan every purchase for a very long time to get anything decent as a prize. The prizes are not worth the effort.

  10. bamfkat85 says:

    i was a member and had to opt out. the prizes are not good and you have to be a member for a few years and have put in hundreds of hours in before you get a good prize. totally not worth the time. i sent my scanner back immediately. Don’t waste your time. unless you want to waste a year of your time for a can opener.  Keep the packing materials the scanner came in and ship it back asap or they will try to collect $200 from you. everyone should check out the reviews on NCP before wasting any of your valuable time. i’m going to stick to online surveys for extra cash. opinionoutpost and pine cone research has the best survey pay outs, if this helps anyone.

    • Kimberly says:

      Yes, I agree.  I got my scanner in November and it didn’t take long to figure out it was too much work for very little points and the prizes were not what I expected.  I finally shippped my scanner back a couple of weeks ago.  Totally not worth it.  It would literally takes years to earn enough points for a decent items.  The “gift cards” they offer are pathetic.

  11. what areas do they accept?

  12. I just got my phone call today my scanner is on its way i cant wait

  13. They still aren’t accepting in my area. Come on already~I’d love to participate!

  14. Angela Noon says:

    I signed up a few weeks ago, but have not heard anything.  How do you know if you got accepted or if they are accepting in your area? (I’m in Maryland.)

  15. I got my scanner early Feb. and am having a lot of fun scanning my purchases. Can not wait to get some rewards!

  16. Andrea Gallegos says:

    I just got my scanner today!!! Excited to start scanning my purchases! 

  17. Anonymous says:

    Are you able to access a list or spreadsheet of the things you scan?  I have been wanting to create a database of what we have on hand…

  18. Not accepting in Fort Worth :(