Change How You Grocery Shop to Save Money- Part 1

Sometimes it’s just a small change in your routine that can save you money.  Here are some weird but effective cost savings tips that will help you when you go to the Grocery Store.  We love saving you money!

Scan Your Groceries:

Have you heard about the Nielsen Companies?  This company loves to hear from consumers about what they are purchasing.  It helps them advise manufacturers about what the public wants to buy.  You can be part of their force.  The Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel is accepting new applicants in many locations.

If you are accepted as a panel member with their Home Scan Program you will be sent a small hand-held scanner and will scan all the bar codes of everything you purchase. Once a week, you’ll transmit this information to Nielsen and you’ll earn points that can be redeemed for a variety of items from the Nielsen Gift Catalog.

The Program is a “mini-USA” that represents all types of Americans. Manufacturers and retailers will look at the information you send to them to decide what products to make and sell to consumers across the country.

Each week that you participate you earn points that can be redeemed for prizes and products.  These can add up if you are faithful with the scanning. 

Sign up to be a Nielsen Consumer Panel family here.


Get Paid to take Surveys:

Have you ever received a survey after you have used a product or service?  Did you know that you can earn money for taking surveys?  Check out the Swagbucks site.   You can sign up for a free account and then navigate to the “surveys” section.  You must qualify to take the surveys and you need about 20 minutes to complete them but the time can get you points on their site that will translate to money. 

The site also has an extensive “coupons” sections too.  You can search for the products you use, print the coupons and use them in your store.  This can eliminate a lot of wasted time clipping and searching through papers for the coupons you use.


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