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Nielsen sends cash?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ischoll, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. ischoll

    ischoll

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    I received a large envelope today from Nielsen. When i opened it i had 2 single dollar bills. That seems really weird. They want me to do a tv survey, but i don't even own a tv. Has anyone else received cash from these people?
     
  2. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    yep. a few times. they feel the $2 will push people to write stuff down. I did it once, and it ended up being a headache.
     

  3. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Does Nielsen still do written journals? I thought it was all done electronically for decades... Arbitron, IIRC...still does written journals. HH
     
  4. ignantmike

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    no T.V.....:shocked:
     
  5. Ragnar

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    I did it once. After I figured out that filling out the book was a PITA, I just wrote the same thing in every day.
     
  6. ischoll

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    Who needs a tv when you have the internet?
     
  7. Hicksville Kid

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    I got it once. I threw away the papers and gave the money to the bag boy at the club.
     
  8. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Hahaha. It was $2 per person 30+ years ago. Cheapskates!
     
  9. TheExplorer

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    Ha, you got screwed. I just got $5 for telling them my favorite tv shows and just recently another $5 for keeping a tv log. I only watch the news so the log is useless to them.
     
  10. CitizenOfDreams

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    For two dollars I won't even get off my chair to find a pen.
     
  11. TnGlocker12

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    I did the survey twice several years ago and got $5 each time, and no, I wouldn't do it again even if they offered me two crisp $1 bills.
     
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    I am 44yrs old now. I remember when I was a young kid around 1975 or so Nielsen would send the survey forms along with one silver dollar. There is a Nielsen location in Dunedin Florida. They are a huge employer in engineering and IT. And their employees are very well paid. Frequently I would hear people talking about trying to get on at Nielsen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nielsen_Media_Research


    According to the Wiki the Nielsen location is now in Oldsmar Florida just outside of Dunedin.



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