We were a Nielsen family

@dawnald (84076)
Shingle Springs, California
April 9, 2019 12:05am CST
until my son decided to be an ahole... First they sent a letter in the mail with some cash. Then I filled out a survey. They sent a letter with more cash. I filled out something with family demographics. More cash. Then we got accepted. More cash. Then we got boxes in the mail. One meter and a charger for each person and two tracker devices. Logins and incentives and wear the meter all day. Don't tell people it had anything to do with Nielsen, say it's a step counter. Then my son started forgetting to wear it. And they started calling. His number during school. My number during work. Incessantly. I told them he was in wrestling and couldn't wear it sometimes. Eventually he got pissed off about the calling and just stopped. When they called, I asked if they could just take him off. Nope, if he goes, the whole family goes. So I told him that, and that his sisters liked the extra cash. A check every month, sometimes with a bonus. He said that was stupid. Finally, Tony convinced him to wear the stupid thing. That was the day they kicked us out of the program. C'est la vie, Nielsen, goodbye. I'll miss the cash, but I won't miss the constant nagging. They acted like they own us or something.
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@louievill (22080)
• Philippines
9 Apr
So the thing whatever it was held you in bondage or like a hostage or something lol sorry I did not quite read what it was and how the program worked from the beginning
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
You wear their monitor that tracks your media usage
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@marguicha (121733)
• Chile
9 Apr
Those things always have a catch. Nobody gives out money for free.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
Yep, but who knew they'd be such a pain in the neck
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• United States
9 Apr
well howdy there yea,i'd be pissed if that were my son.i think we got one of those letters once..don't know what became of it.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
Half pissed, half happy to get them off our backs.
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@BarBaraPrz (23456)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Apr
What were they monitoring?
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
Tv, radio, other media usage
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@BarBaraPrz (23456)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Apr
@dawnald So you were wearing a spy device?
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
@BarBaraPrz yeah, spying on myself. ??
@jstory07 (79957)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Apr
I never heard of it. To bad they kicked you off. The extra cash is always good.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
You've never heard of the Nielsen ratings?
• Philippines
9 Apr
Well, that seemed like a scam to me. Good that you stopped getting stuff from them.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
Not a scam, just a royal pain
@hereandthere (37647)
• Philippines
9 Apr
so it was more like handcuffs hahaha! marguicha is right. nothing is free!
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Apr
Kind of like
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