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~~ Checking In After The Checkout  ~~ Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesRewarded for doing Your Shopping

DisadvantagesCan be time consuming, online gift catalogue difficult to navigate.

"...of A C Nielson – Fact Finders. I received an email invitation from Toluna at the beginning of November 2008, and after answering a few questions on my shopping habits, family members etc.. I was informed that I had qualified should I wish to do so, to become a panel member for fact finders, which would involve scanning the items I bought on each shopping trip. An email arrived a couple of days later from A C Nielson asking me to complete another ..." Read review
09.03.2009

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 5netstation

netstation

Beepless bonuses and barcoded bunce

AdvantagesAlmost something for nothing

DisadvantagesAdds about ten minutes to a shopping trip

"...a good idea of what Fact Finders is about, but there have been some changes of late and I think it’s worthwhile to let other Ciaoers know. What is it? Fact Finders is the name of an incentive scheme run by A.C. Nielsen, the well-known market intelligence gatherers. ‘Panel Members’ are recruited from each section of the community and from every geographical area of the UK. Like Moose I was recruited by post but you can apply directly if you haven’t ..." Read review
06.04.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 7moose

moose

REWARDED FOR SHOPPING

AdvantagesGood range of gifts, superb support desk, get rewarded for something you do anyway, helpful info pack

DisadvantagesBit of a hassle scanning your shopping!

"...SHOPPER EXTRAORDINAIRE THEN? I belong to Fact Finders who are part of AC Nielsen, one of the worlds largest Market Research companies. Fact Finders want to know about your grocery spending habits and in return you are rewarded with points. And, as they say points = prizes! I became involved a few months ago after I was sent an invitation in the post (goodness knows where they got my details from, I guess my shopping addiction must be widely known ..." Read review
16.07.2002

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 3krabople

krabople

Points win prizes

AdvantagesLoyalty rewards and entry into monthly competitions

DisadvantagesCan be a chore

"...nice. When you become a member, Fact Finders send you a keypad with a built in barcode scanner (A "wand", as they call it). This is accompanied by a base unit and a "panel member file". The idea is that every time you, or any member of your household does any grocery shopping (including top-ups between shop-ups), you must scan all items bought, inputting the price of each item as well as any special offers. The wand then slots neatly into the base ..." Read review
26.06.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

AC Nielsen Fact Finders

AdvantagesQuick and easy to do. Good rewards.

DisadvantagesSmall problem with redeeming reward points on-line.

"...been scanning my shopping with Fact Finders for over a year now and have had no problems. The setting up of the wand at each scanning session is a bit of a bore as you have to go through the when,who and where bit for each shop but apart from that I enjoy scanning. It does not take long. The wand is easy to use and when not in use sits hidden away on a bottom shelf - I put it there because several people thought it was a phone! The Customer Service ..." Read review
10.01.2008

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Factfinders or Shopandscan

AdvantagesNot a lot

DisadvantagesSub standard gifts that take ages to save for

"Ok to start off with I have been a mystery shopper, do online surveys and the shopping scanning thing for the last 10 or more years every time I am unempployed just to make some extra cash and to spend some spare time not to mention hope that I am giving something back and to help. The scanner for factfinders is terrible - not only is it huge and a pain to use - you have to leave it plugged in (fire hazard) for them to collect your data on Sunday ..." Read review
29.05.2013

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 1Eileen23

Eileen23

Eileen Fox

AdvantagesAccumulating points for free gifts, chance to win gifts in monthly draw

Disadvantagestime spent scanning shopping

"I have been scanning with Fact Finders for approximately three years now and unfortunately I do have the problem with the phone ringing in the middle of the night. However, it only rings once, maybe twice and as I do not sleep too well anyway it does not really bother me, I have turned the telephone ringer off in my daughter's bedroom so it does not disturb her. I have not had any problems with the eqipment interferring with the PC and my unit sits ..." Read review
03.02.2008

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 2samfroggatt

samfroggatt

Points Means Missery

AdvantagesSaying your consumer opinion, Something for nothing

Disadvantageshaving the shopping scattered all around the kitchen so you now what you have scanned and not scanned.

"I came across Factfinders in the same sort of way as Moose and Netsation, by recieving a survey in the post. As I enjoy filling in surveys I sent it back and low and behold a large box arrived with the scanner, video and handbook in. Oh - Factfinders is a consumer club which has you scan all your shopping, weather it be the weekly shop or even a chocybar for a snack at lunchtime. All the data is recorded through a handheld Barcode scanner, which ..." Read review
10.06.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 1piggywig75

Quick review of Fact Finders

"I can't really add anything new to the excellent reviews thus far, but what I would say is that the company does seem professional and the monthly newsletter and regular reward points invoice that you recieve at least give the impression that your input has been recoginsed, Unlike many other survey websites. The tantalising competitions featured in the Fact Finders magazine are ever more appealing due to the knowledge that members are entered automatically, without trivial quizes to answer. (I might add though that neither I or my friends and family have won anything, but we live in hope!) After entering various test and vote like survey websites with little or no joy, Fact Finders at least gives you more opportunity to be part of the "collective" so to speak. It doesn't matter how much or little you shop in one week. Just scan it! If you've time, Fact Finders is worth a go!
01.07.2007

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Fact Finders

AdvantagesEasy, Free, and gain points

DisadvantagesNon that I have found yet

"Looking at the last review it was a few years ago, I have being 'scanning' for about 6 months now. It is really the easiest thing going. the scanner and base station are really smallm scanner just being about 10 cm tall and fits well in the hand and the base station about 5 cm across. You just scan all your shopping when you get home, using the barcode book when it doesn't recognise something, it asks if it was on offer and what type. Then at the ..." Read review
09.02.2008

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Community Level 1ldale14

Quick review of Fact Finders

"I have recently signed up with fact finders and am very impressed with them. You are sent a hand held scanner and you scan any shopping you purchase. The scanner is placed in the base which is connected to the phone line and the informtion is sent automatically on a Saturday night. I have broadband and was told that so long as you have a micro filter is should not be affected. I found that, although I still had connection, the connection speed was slowing down. I informed fact finders and they suggested sending the info manually so that I don't have to leave the base connect all the time. I am doing this now and it works great!
16.07.2008

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 1xion63

xion63

factfinders shopping monitor

Advantagessomething for nothing if you can call it that

Disadvantagestime consuming, low points for prizes, equipment problems

"well everyone has already told you what factfinders is. But my story is lightly different to the reviews i've read. i was with factfinders 6months. it was costing me over £10 in electric as the scanner had to be plugged in 24/7, not to mention that every week sometimes twice kept being woken up at 2am in the morning was a pain in the neck. if like me you do your main shopping every two weeks, with a weekly top up, it is incredibly time consuming, ..." Read review
04.07.2008

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Community Level 1xdiamonddebx

xdiamonddebx

Factfinders Iscan

AdvantagesMore ways to earn points for gifts

DisadvantagesLarge keyring to carry around

"I recieved a call from one of factfinders friendly staff asking if i would be willing to enter a new survey. The new survey would be a small portable scanner to take with you when you are out to scan the small things like crisps, sweets and take aways, mostly all the things you wouldnt bring home to scan into your main scanner. I agreed and 3 days later it arrived. The advantage of this is it doesnt need to be connected to your phone line, instead ..." Read review
13.11.2004

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Community Level 1FIELD80

FIELD80

Fact Finders

AdvantagesErm I'm struggling to find any

DisadvantagesTime consuming, very little reward

"I recieved my fact finders pack this morning and what can I say..... this seems like a awful amount of work for very little reward. The catalogue ( which you can redeem the points that you get for scanning) is full of either rubbishy little household items or larger items, such as xbox 360's. I sat and did a quick calculation, you could probably earn enough points fairly quickly to get a vase! but if you want a big prize like an xbox then you ..." Read review
16.07.2008

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Community Level 1magicalangel

magicalangel

FACT FINDERS

AdvantagesNICE GIFTS

DisadvantagesTO MUCH INFO TO INPUT, TAKES AGES TO SAVE POINTS

"I RECENTLY JOINED FACT FINDERS AFTER RECEIVING AN EMAIL AND A TELEPHONE CALL FROM THEM, STILL NOT SURE HOW THEY FOUND ME. THE SCANNER AND ALL THE BITS ARE A BIT SCARY WHEN YOU OPEN THE BOX, HAVE HAD A SLIGHT PROBLEM AS THEY NEVER SENT ME THE RIGHT PHONE ADAPTOR, IVE HAD TO BORROW ONE, I HAVE RANG THEM THEY SAID THEY WOULD SEND ONE OUT BUT 5 DAYS ON I'M STILL WAITING. update: got my new phone plug on wednesday 11/07/07. STILL A BIT CONFUSED ..." Read review
11.07.2007

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