NCPMobile is the exclusive grocery shopping app of National Consumer Panel that
lets you earn gift cards and other shopping rewards for telling us about the
items you purchase. As our newest panel member, you’ll scan the UPC barcodes
of the items you buy (or tell us a little bit about n...
Great app good cause
Earn points for recording shopping trips, and taking brief surveys. Use those points to buy items from the gift guide, or enter in sweepstakes. Plus thousands of opportunities to win literally Thousands of dollars. All this to help other consumers and companies understand what does and doesn’t work and what does and doesn’t matter to consumers when purchasing items. See and hear little phrases in commercials such as “number one in sales, or America’s favorite, etc”? Look at the fine print and you’ll see measured by sales data via Neilson corp, or something along those lines. That’s “you” if you sign up and participate. I’ve been a member for over 10 years and have enjoyed all that’s involved, especially the gifts, gift cards, and cold hard cash. Just replaced my phone and was asked to review the app when I installed it on my new phone. Figured after 10+ years of being a member I would be able to confidently place a well educated review lol. Look into it, been a neat and positive experience.
I’ve been using the app for a few months (why I didn’t get it before I don’t know). Everything about the app is great except for 2 things. #1) If you’re a member with a continuous survey Diary (like prescription Rx) you can’t access it to report your purchase(s)with the app. You have to go to the NCP website in order to report. #2) When scanning non barcode items, such as meat from a butcher, it doesn’t allow you to give the quantity of an item purchased. Once a month (during their special sale) we go to a our butcher and purchase 8-10 oz filet mignon steaks for $5.99. We always buy 20 steaks each month. When using this app for scanning we have to input each steak pack ten times instead of putting in 10 for quantity purchased! With the old scanner you could input quantity but unfortunately not with the app. Grrrrr! Otherwise it’s great!
App very useful -when it works!!
The idea for this app is very good! It tells the people who stock the groc stores what people are buying in the stores and so much other information. I love this idea, but then there are the days that my scanner (iPhone) doesn’t want to work and it always seems to be the days when I stock up. It won’t scan correctly! So I have to put them in manually! If you shop at some stores that automatically put price in too, that’s great, but if you don’t, that means putting that in manually. That takes twice as long. I keep hoping they will find a type of ink or something that will pick up better. Update review Have been having a lot of trouble w/app not scanning not picking up details of shopping trips, so uninstalled & re-installed NCP app so far am impressed w/it. I have added 1 shopping trip & I’m happy, they’ve worked hard on this. THANK YOU, NCP!!
It does a great job. I love the idea that you could make a favorites list of your grocery stores. Makes it much easier by far. The only problem I have is that when I scanned 15 of 16 items it may take me back to the main screen and not save it and I've contacted by email through this program to NCP online, and never no response on how to fix that issue and I sent an email through my computer still no issue but when I call for support I am told I am number 18 one day and the next day I am 17, always over 17 which is about an hour to two hour wait with all these people ahead of me. So after a week I gave up calling. So since nobody called me in 10 days and I had six grocery stores to scan I went online and use the regular scanner because nobody called me I didn't know what to do.
A little goes a long way!
I am new to this type of consumer poling. I have attempted many survey type apps, but this app is legitimate with what your attempting to accomplish. I have a disabled child and when he’s at school my down time is limited. This gives me the ability to feel like I’m helping give accurate facts about the items I purchase. The app is easy to use. It’s not bogged down with advertisements. That’s a game changer for me. I normally don’t comment but this is well worth my time. I noticed someone write about the focus on the barcode. When I tapped my scream to refocus I noticed that I was unable to hold my phone completely still. So I used a tripod to stable my phone and I held the product in front of my phone. It picked up the first attempt. Just helpful info. Enjoy.
It works, but...
I am currently moving so I switched to the mobile app. At first I thought it was going to be great, I can scan everything while I was putting it in the car before getting home or just as I took everything out since I always have my phone on me. However, it does not read all of the barcodes. There are some barcodes that are short and for some reason it will not acknowledge it. If you try to enter it manually it still doesn't recognize it. So this is very frustrating, something I did not have to go through with the handheld. At times it'll tell me it cannot transmit because I'm not using Wi-Fi, this is confusing since I have it to use the cellular data if I'm not anywhere near Wi-Fi.
Fix the barcode reader. Read the receipt
I’ve been a member before and used the handheld scanner which was a bit of a pain so I stopped being a member. When I saw this app I figured I’d give being a member a try again. I like that you don’t need the standalone barcode wand anymore but like others have said the barcode reader in this app is terrible. Almost every item I scan has a problem being picked up. I know it’s not my device because I use various other rebate and coupon apps and they work perfectly. Other rebate/coupon apps even read all the items directly from the store receipt without the need to scan everything. I’ll stick with this app a little longer in hopes they update at least the scanner. But not too long as it’s discouraging spending so much time trying to log a store trip
Much better than the handheld!
The app is so much easier and faster to use than the handheld scanner. There are a few kinks to work out, of course, it is a new app. There are not enough categories for non-barcode items, a problem with both the app and handheld, and the app does not read every barcode. I am, however, more likely to record prepared food/take out purchases and gas purchases on my phone. Plus doing the surveys is much easier, since I am rarely sitting in front of my desktop computer. The only rewards one can claim on the app are gift cards, you cannot browse the product catalog. That's a bummer. So far I have not had any real technical issues; the app has not crashed or acted up at all.
Signing in issues
Love the app but my only issue is EVERYTIME I sign in to the website to make sure I’ve received the correct bonus points for a survey, especially one where it’s more than the 150 points, I go online to double check the points and it will not allow me to log on. It tells me “Invalid Login credentials”. I’ve tried with my email and user ID #. Last time (only 1 month ago) I tried logging on for the first time in about 6 months and had the same issue. I changed my password, emailed it to myself to be sure I had the correct one and now again I’m having the same issue!! Please fix your website login!!!! I know I have the correct user name because it’s my email & password!!!!
Easier Scanning with Phone App
I have been a member for about 20 years and most of those years was I was using a scanner that had to sit on a charging cradle. This scanner was much harder to use and sometimes awkward. When they first created the Phone app it had a lot of bugs in it and many times it would stop working in the middle of a large scanning purchase losing all my input and having to start from scratch. However they seem to have worked out those kinks and it works so much better now. Using the app is easy and quick. Thanks for creating a great app.
It’s okay, but it’s a lot of work to keep up
Got the app a couple months ago & I find it a hassle to enter every single item AND write in all the details. If it has a scanner (which BTW doesn’t work all that well) why do I also have to add names, prices, descriptions (because they don’t have auto fill for most of the stores I go to.) plus all the extras about coupons & what kind of coupons, etc. It’s tiring & I end up skipping half my shopping trips submissions because I dread all the work. I also can’t find some items listed in the “no barcode” list. & So far, the rewards aren’t worth it. If there were quicker, better rewards or an easier way of uploading receipts, I’d use the app more often. Not sure if I’m going to stick with this or not... we’ll see.
Backwards in improvements
I’m glad I waited to review this app. I actually enjoyed scanning even having previously read reviews about the annoying beep if you aren’t fast enough. But after this last update, things have gotten worse. The app now doesn’t seem to focus well except on my feet, and in trying to get the barcodes in focus, I get beep after beep and scanning starts to become frustrating now instead of enjoyable. On top of that, continue is down at the bottom so where you didn’t have to scroll all the way down before, now you do which takes more time. AND you have to hit continue after each item which takes even MORE time! Meanwhile my ice cream is melting because I like to have everything in order while I scan so i don get “beeped” at! Please go back to the way it was before and test these so called improvements before implementing them!!
What's not to like
Compared to the old dial up modem phone which worked maybe 40% of the time with out having to redial over and over again this is terrific no more scanning of the books with multiple codes for meats produce etc it gives you much more incentive to actually scan and keep track because it takes up 20% of the time it used to take to do the same function it's intuitive it picks up the barcodes very easily being that it's on your phone you always have it handy to scan wherever and whenever you need to do it it's made scanning keeping track of everything so much easier
Not what I expected compared to the scanner
This isn't as much of an upgrade as I hoped. It's faster compared to the scanner, provided the light hits it just right. It's not easy to zoom in while holding my tablet and the item. Plus I can't save trips as I used to on the scanner so that I can transmit when needed vs immediately. Still waiting for shop & stop to be added to my list of stores. Why it was removed when I moved I'll never know. Wish I wasn't limited on how many favorites which is definitely an upgrade. It is definitely easier to input coupons and deals this time around. I'll be happy when the things that were taken away come back so that it can be a better and worth it upgrade.
Camera scanner is stupid
I was “invited” back to start recording my shopping with them saying that they upload info from your receipts..... basically just a camera but it’s a pain. It doesn’t like any light source except direct sunlight apparently. Don’t fold your receipt no matter how long it is. And be prepared for some little thing it does where it takes a lower part of the receipt and wants you to “match up” that part and will repeat this having you aim the camera lower and lower..... three of the pictures are of my pant leg cause I was taking the pic in my car sitting down. They’ll probably reject the scan in a little bit. It sounds nice..... but after one time I think I’d rather just scan items individually again....
Yes. NCPMobile: Shopping Rewards is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 4,775 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.3/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for NCPMobile: Shopping Rewards Is 26.9/100.
Yes. NCPMobile: Shopping Rewards is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 4,775 NCPMobile: Shopping Rewards User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for NCPMobile: Shopping Rewards Is 26.9/100.
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