Didn’t Win Powerball? Maybe You’ll Be One Of Our Sweepstakes Winners!

Did you win last night’s Powerball sweepstakes? I know I didn’t! Hopefully you had more luck. 🙂

I read that the odds of winning last night’s $1.5 billion drawing were just one in 292.2 million. Well, NCP can give you much better odds than that!

All panel members who scan their purchase information and transmit the data to us at least once a week are eligible for all of our sweepstakes – and we have a lot of them!

This year we reworked some of our sweepstakes, so here is some information about them.


Remember, to receive credit for transmitting, you must do one of the following:

  • Transmit your shopping data to NCP at least once a week
  • Make a “won’t be shopping” or “no shopping this week” transmission during the appropriate week (see scanner instructions)
  • Notify NCP that your scanner is not functioning properly
  • Notify NCP that you will be unavailable to transmit due to vacation, illness, or other circumstances

Be on the lookout for additional special sweepstakes and promotions that run at various times throughout the year.

As you can see, you have much better luck winning one of our sweepstakes! No going to the store for a ticket … you just need to scan and transmit every week and you’ll earn your entries.

Have a great day!

Let’s Start The New Year Off Right!

Welcome to a brand-new year! I hope you had a great New Year’s celebration. I also hope you made the resolution to be an even better panelist in 2016! Remember, NCP’s New Years’ Sweepstakes is still going on. The sweepstakes runs through Saturday, January 16. If you scan and send us your purchase information, you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes where you could win either 5,000 Bonus Gift Points or a $25 Visa Gift Card.

Got A Good Tip Or Two For Us?
One thing we’d like to do in 2016 is to create a “tip of the week” video on YouTube.

Send us your best tips and tricks for scanning – whether you use the NCPMobile App or the traditional scanner – and it may be selected to be turned into a video! (We’ll make sure to give you full credit for the tip or trick.)

Please send your tips and tricks to news@ncppanel.com. Make sure to use the subject line “Tips.” Thank you. We can’t wait to read your tips!

Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars …
I don’t know about you, but everywhere I go I see something related to Star Wars. So I just have to ask: Have you seen the latest Star Wars movie? If you did, what did you think of it? (I haven’t seen it yet, but hope to soon.) Have you bought any Star Wars merchandise? Whether it’s a t-shirt or a coffee mug or a can of soup, there are so many things on the market. If you did buy something, don’t forget to record the purchase!

Have a great day!

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

For many, the New Year is a time for making positive changes. New Year resolutions can include getting healthier, procrastinating less, starting a hobby, and dozens more. Personally, I need to work on getting more organized.

What are your resolutions for 2016? We hope you have some good ones. (If you do, let me know by emailing me at news@ncppanel.com.. Make sure to use the subject line “NCP Blog”)

We also hope you’re making a resolution to be an even better NCP panelist! To achieve this worthy goal, just scan all of your household’s purchases and take all the surveys you receive.

To help you with this resolution, we have our recently announced New Years’ Sweepstakes.

This sweepstakes starts this week, and will continue for the next three weeks. Each week that you scan and transmit, you’ll earn an entry into that week’s sweepstakes. Here’s what you can win:

Promotion Period Number of Panelists
Selected to Win
Dec. 20 – 26 60 $25 Visa Cards
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2, 2016 100 5,000 Points
Jan. 3 – 9 60 $25 Visa Cards
Jan 10 – 16 100 5,000 Points

For more information, see the rules.

Here are some tips for things to do to help you become an even better panelist in 2016:

Scan as soon as you can. Whenever you can, scan the products from your shopping trips as soon as you get home. Scanning your products immediately and while you’re putting them away will keep them fresh in your mind, so you won’t miss any of the items. To make it even easier, use your register receipt as a guide.

Scan it all. Scan everything that has a barcode on it. Also, record your purchases of non-barcoded items using the Barcode Reference Booklet if you have a scanner, or if you have the NCPMobile App, the on-board Non-Barcoded Items feature.

Scan purchases from other household members, too. Whether or not you do all the scanning or other household members get in on the act, make sure everyone’s purchases get scanned. If there’s one designated scanner in the house, to ensure no purchase gets overlooked, have everyone leave his/her shopping receipts in a common area, such as the kitchen table. The designated scanner can use them as a guide.

Scan the correct store name or store type. When recording your purchases, it is important to let us know what stores you are shopping at to ensure that your information is accurate. We know this can get tricky with many online stores. So please make sure to use the correct store name or store type!

Scanning problems? Let us know right away! Please don’t hesitate to contact the Panel Support Center if you’re having any problems. The sooner you reach out for help, the sooner you’ll get back to having a say in the consumer marketplace, and the sooner you’ll earn gift points!

Thank you.

Please note: The Panel Support Center will be closing at 5 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve, and will be closed all day on Christmas Day.

We want to wish a very happy holiday, and we’ll see you in January!

Welcome to the NCP Blog!

Hi, my name is Taylor Davis and I’m the Assistant National Director of the National Consumer Panel. I’d like to welcome you to the all-new NCP Blog!

I’m relatively new to NCP, but have been in the market-research industry for several years now.  Part of my role here is to help develop better ways of communicating with — and listening to — our panelists.

One of the ways I thought we could do that was by creating this blog. I’ll be posting new content here once a week (with the exception of the week of Dec. 28th), on topics that I think (well, I hope) you’ll be interested in. I’m sure you’re curious to know how all the data transmissions you send us actually help companies make their marketing decisions. My plan is to share with you some of that data, as well as survey results, tips for earning more points and much more!

Of course, the real “owners” of this blog will be you, our panelists. If you have suggestions or comments, you can send them to news@ncppanel.com. Make sure to use the subject line “NCP Blog” — that way the emails will get to me quickly!

What do you think of my avatar? (That’s the graphic at the top of this blog.) This image looks similar to me, so instead of using a real photograph I thought that this would be pretty cool to use.

So again, welcome to the NCP Blog. Remember to check back each week and send us your feedback.

We hope you like it!