Queuing and social distancing in supermarkets have become the norm but can still be a frustrating experience for shoppers.
Whether you shop at Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda or elsewhere, you probably need to want your shopping to be done as safely and quickly as possible.
It is inevitable that your trip to the local supermarket will be much longer than it used to be.
However, an Asda buyer found a loophole that allows you to skip the lines during busy times. My London reported.
Speak with MyLondonThe shopper stated, “Whether at the checkout or self-service, most people will keep their distance between carts but no further. If you ask the person behind you to move, you will most likely be laughed at.”
“This is not the fault of supermarket workers, who honestly do enough without telling people to pull their mask off under their chin and face every two minutes.
“To be honest, we ourselves are responsible for the collapse of social distancing in supermarkets.”
He continued, “Did you know that Asda has a secret hack that allows you to skip the entire line?
“Of course you didn’t, because if you had I wouldn’t have been able to take so many pictures of the queues that stretch across the aisles of Asda’s giant store on Old Kent Road.
“Now I don’t want to do Asda’s PR for them, but this hack is so in front of people’s faces that I want to yell it from the rooftops.
“Take my hand, dear reader, and I’ll introduce you to something that will never let you down: Scan and Go.
“Scan and Go is hard to miss as it is advertised everywhere and yet every time I go to Asda, nobody uses it and I can only ask, why?”
To use it, all you need is an Asda account and a smartphone with a camera. #
“In the early days of S&G, they had these nasty laser guns that you could use to scan things and they were cool, but the ability to sort everything from your phone is safer and more widely available in terms of Covid,” explained Tom.
“All you have to do is scan your items as you walk through the store and add them to your cart.”
You only need to remember one thing.
“At the end of your shop, you can sail straight to a scan and go booth (with, I repeat, no queues) and scan a barcode on a screen that instantly processes all of your items,” said Tom.
“You may be checked on site, but it’s no big deal. You can then pack all of your belongings and head off right away.
“I highly recommend taking your receipt because when the doors open you won’t find a purchase record on your phone (honestly that’s the only thing the app lacks – Asda, sort that out).”
Tom concluded, “The best thing about scanning and walking is watching the self-serve truthful try to use the machine only to find out from disgruntled shopkeepers that they must have followed the steps above,” said Tom.
“I can confidently say that living in the Scan and Go was the best decision I have ever made – it has earned me hours and hours of my life.”
You can download the Scan and Go app Here.