Nielsen Ratings

Lubbock, Texas
September 26, 2008 11:37am CST
For years I've heard of the Nielsen Ratings and wondered how they got their information. Today I got my answer. I received a big envelope from Nielsen and almost threw it in the trash without opening it, but fortunately my curiosity got the best of me. Enclosed were two one dollar bills and a survey form! I could either fill out the survey and mail it in, or call the toll free number, or go online to fill out the survey. I'm elated! I've never had anyone pay me for a survey BEFORE I completed it.! Have you ever received unexpected money in the mail?
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5 responses
• United States
26 Sep 08
i got one of those 2 or 3 years ago - with a 5 dollar bill in it - and i think i'm the reason they dropped it to 2 dollars - i left the survey by the chair, started filling it out, 2 days later, i cleaned the living room - starting with any junk mail laying around - and tossed the survey! sorry - beaddoodler, i didn't mean not to send it in...
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• Lubbock, Texas
26 Sep 08
I'm sure you're not the only one that kept the money and didn't send in the survey! That's what surprised me. Money in advance????
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• United States
26 Sep 08
Never hear of that happening but I am very aware of Nielson Ratings and just do not trust them with my information and I was upset to find a site I enjoyed called REwardtv.com bought out by Nielsen and I would not even of known had it not been for Reward TV telling me before they moved in and I canceled my membership right away because they will sell your information anywhere they can like so many others and you when you start getting junk mail
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I have gotten those big enevelopes before too. It is always nice to get some cash in the mail. I just got a check from one of my survey sites that I belong too. I have been saving up, the check was for $89. WooHoo.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
28 Sep 08
what survey site was that? i belong to some survey sites and i can't even make payout. i never qualify for the surveys so i don't earn anything.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
28 Sep 08
My Two Cents, It didn't happen overnight, I have been saving for awhile. NFO is another good site. MyPoints is another one. Global Test Market is another good one too.
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• United States
26 Sep 08
Have you ever received unexpected money in the mail? No, but if each of you would like to send me a dollar, I will accept it.*LOL* I never knew Nielsen sent out surveys.
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• Lubbock, Texas
26 Sep 08
I never knew it either, but I'll take a dollar anyway I can legally & morally get it. Yeah, I'm still a stick-in-the-mud!
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• United States
26 Sep 08
A stick in the mud? For being moral and legal? More people should be.*S*
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Last week i recieved an envolope in the mail with a companies name on it that i didn't reconize and nearly chunked it (i am bad about that) but for some reason i opened it and it was a 25.00 check for a survey i had taken at some time (i still don't remember) so i cashed it and enjoyed it but not before I waved it under my husbands nose, because he is always teasing me about "wasting" time doing surveys!LOL
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