Getting paid to go grocery shopping? It’s for real. Join National Consumer Panel, input your purchases each week, and cash out with gift cards. It won’t make you rich, but it’s easy money.

New member spots are hard to come by, so make sure you act fast! Not all applicants will be accepted into the program.

What's National Consumer Panel?

National Consumer Panel is a program that pays members for uploading what they're buying every week. NCP’s parent company, Nielsen, uses the data to help manufacturers and retailers make decisions about how to improve the market.

How it works:

Members used to be given a handheld scanner device, but these days, most NCP members use the free NCPMobile app. Once you make a purchase, scan the item’s bar codes and transmit the information weekly. Get additional points for taking quick 3-4 minute surveys. I try not to mis a week, and I usually earn a $10 gift card every 3-4 weeks, plus I’m entered into a weekly drawing for one of 25 $500 Amex rewards cards. Enter every week!

Here’s how to become a member:

  • Visit National Consumer Panel.
  • Enter your name, email address, phone number, address and date of birth.
  • Answer a few survey questions. It took me less than 5 minutes to complete.
  • Watch your email to find out if you've been accepted into the panel.

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