It appears the free Nielsen Home Scan program is accepting new member submissions again, but I've been on their waiting list for what feels like years. Probably because it has been years. However if you manage to get passed their iron gates, they'll send you a small scanner to track your household purchases. In exchange, you'll earn free points that can be redeemed for gift cards, toys, and other goodies. In addition, 25 panel members win a $500 American Express Rewards Card each month just for participating.
Any Hiffers out there who are in the program? What are your thoughts on it? How long does it take to earn enough points for decent rewards? Let us know in the comments!