NCP Homescan measures consumer attitudes and behaviors in their own homes. They use that market research to help manufacturers and retailers fine tune products and deals.

For example, NCP analysts might crunch the numbers to find out just how many boxes of cookies a mommy buys in a week (answer: too many!) That information is passed on to retailers so they can decide what products to develop or improve.

NCP is accepting new applicants for panel members, but act fast because space on the panel is limited. Accepted panel members receive a hand-held scanner. Every time a panel member (or a person in the panel member's household) goes shopping, they scan bar codes on any purchases. It's fun, and NCP rewards participants.

More scanning = more points earned. Those points are redeemed for brand-named products like jewelry, household items, toys, electronics and more.

More scanning also = entries into NCP's sweepstakes! Prizes include up to $20,000, a $25,000 vacation or even new cars and trucks.

  • Click here.
  • Enter your name, email address, phone number, address and date of birth and submit.
  • Follow a series of survey questions. It took me about four minutes to complete.
  • Wait to hear whether or not NCP has accepted you onto their panel. They notify via e-mail. If you have applied before and were rejected, try again! It can often take multiple tries.