I've already told you what a freak I am when it comes to doing focus groups.
Well, you can imagine my delight when I received an email entitled Get Ready! Your Homescan Membership Is About To Begin / Panelist #:123456
I got hooked up with Homescan (a division of ACNielsen) because of the many focus groups I've done and of course because I am such a stellar consumer I am uniquely qualified to shape the purchasing habits of households worldwide.
They'll send me a handheld scanner which I'll use to scan the purchases I make and then ultimately upload that data to the ACNielsen folks. My scanner should arrive in about 2 weeks and I'm totally geeked.
A) because I like electronic gadgets
B) because I get stuff, like freebies and all sorts of goodies for participating
Only I'm a little worried about the timing of this scanner and what I'll be shopping for at that time.
So, if the next time you go into a grocery store you see rows of Funyuns and chocolate you have me to thank. Take comfort in knowing that my ultra health conscious choices while in the throws of PMS helped shelve the stores of America.
No, no applause needed.
And with that I'm off to make margaritas for my workplace for our Cinco de Mayo potluck. Yeah you heard me, margaritas at work.
Oh, you can expect to see shelves and shelves of those too.