Here is what I know about myself, when it comes to grocery shopping:
I almost always go when I’m extremely hungry.
I almost always buy the same exact things.
I hate to wait in line (because I’m usually extremely hungry).
I don’t really like it when people touch my food.
I LOVE interactive, mobile coupons, but only when they’re relevant to me and what I plan on buying.
I went to Giant with the boyfriend recently to test out the SCAN IT! self-checkout operation. (You can also use SCAN IT! at Stop&Shop stores.) The system utilizes hand-held key pads and now Android and iOS apps (which turn your personal phone into your self-checkout tool) so shoppers can actually ring up their groceries as they shop and check out quickly and easily when they’re finished. We decided to grab a keypad and give it a shot since we were only planning on buying a few items. I was a little apprehensive that the SCAN IT! key pads would slow things down more than they sped them up (Dan was not apprehensive at all because he got his very own scanning gun) but I was hopeful the experience would turn out to be everything it was chalked up to be.
It was! The best part about the SCAN IT! system? Personalized coupons. As soon as we scanned our Giant loyalty card into the key pad, it recognized exactly what we like to buy. Dan is addicted to veggie chips and purchases at least three bags during every grocery shopping trip. SCAN IT! knew this, and sent us an offer for veggie chips, before we even added anything to our cart.
We received a half dozen more offers on our SCAN IT! device; some of them were tempting, but we only buy items we intend on buying without a coupon, so we didn’t use any other SCAN IT! mobile offers.
We did, however make use of some SnipSnap mobile coupons. When you use the SCAN IT! system, you bag items as you go and then you check out at a SCAN IT!-supported self-checkout station or your regular cashier checkout aisle. In both cases, you have the opportunity to scan and redeem additional coupons. The SnipSnap app is loaded with great Giant store coupons for essentials just about everyone needs. I redeemed these offers for salad, milk, and meat.
I’m definitely a fan of SCAN IT! The system was hassle free me and I love that it affords me a new way to redeem paperless coupons.
If you shop at Giant and you’re looking for effortless ways to save, make sure you sign up for a store loyalty card. Utilize the free SCAN IT! self-checkout option, SnipSnap store coupons, and check out the Endorse app to see if you can earn money back on current qualifying purchases. If you shop at Stop&Shop, you can use all four of the above mobile savings methods, plus the Ibotta app for more mobile money-back opportunities. Check out the video below to learn more about SCAN IT! technology: