An easy way to earn vouchers – Shop and Scan Review
It’s Saturday morning which means it’s time for the next post in my ‘How to Make Money‘ series.
My today post comes from MoneySavingGirl – a blogger friend who kindly agreed to share her experience with consumer insight research called ‘Shop and Scan’. You can follow Martyna on Facebook or Twitter.
I have been scanning my shopping for almost 2 years now as a part of a market research called ‘Shop and Scan’ lead by KANTAR. ‘Shop and Scan’ is an in-house survey measuring the purchasing habits of households in the UK. The information provided by shopping scanners is used by manufacturers and retailers to understand how popular, or not, the products they make and sell are. That’s how we know that everyone in the UK is obsessing about avocado at the moment or that the ALDI and LIDL have more customers than ever before…
Participation in this program is free and is happening by invitation. I got my participation code sent by Kantar via mail. But there is a chance you may get onto it when registering at : https://www.volunteer4panels.com/ however there is no guarantee your application will be accepted straightaway, as they try to keep the poll of surveyors balanced across the UK hence you may be accepted at a later date..
When you finally become a member of this consumer panel you get a small device called – The Clicker. This device will allow you to scan all your shopping once back from the supermarket and before you unload your shopping 🙂
Your starter pack will explain what and how to do and in which order but it is as simple as shown below:
Once you scanned all your shopping all you need to do is log in to your account and transmit the bar codes from the Clicker altogether with uploads of your till receipt image(s)
You should aim to do this between Monday and Sunday midnight,so your weekly reward points will then be added to your Reward Account on the following Monday.
- 1100 points for uploading the barcodes
- and 500 for the scan of the receipt(s)
The points can then be donated towards a charity of your choice or exchanged for online or offline high street gift vouchers. I usually go for Amazon vouchers but you can also get vouchers to: Cineworld, Virgin Experiences, Bella Italia, Waterstone’s Pizza Hut, Beefeater, TGI Friday’s, Alton Towers, Chessington Park, London Dungeons, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, WHSmith, NEXT, B&Q, Argos and a many more.
You also get an access to competitions and prize draws as well as other member benefits. For example you get asked to take some short surveys for some additional points or to share your food diary. I have been invited to some food diary survey recently and earned 20,000 points= 20 in a few minutes etc.
Ultimately every week you can get up to 1600 points, which translates into 83,200 points in a year (all 52 weeks worth of submissions). As you are able to turn 10,000 points into a £10 voucher it means you can earn up to £83 per year. However it’s unlikely you will manage to ‘Shop & Scan’ every single week in a year, as you may occasionally forget about the transmissions or be away on your holidays etc. Having said that you can still earn around £60-£70 per year which is still worth going ahead as the effort vs reward ratio is acceptable.
All the information you share with Kantar is confidential and they never release any of it without your permission. I have never received any offers for products or services from third parties as a result of my membership, so there are no consequences following ‘Shop and Scan’ submissions.
See the Trustpilot reviews of ‘Shop and Scan’ here: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.shopandscan.com
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