Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I Am SUCH a Nerd!

Seriously I am, because who else gets SO excited when they see a new gadget to try at the grocery store. You guys may not have Stop and Shops, heck you may have had this technology for eons now, but I was so excited and every time I used it, it made me giddy...yeah I AM sad!

The gadget is this:
You can only get one if you scan your S+S card, and then the one you get lights up. It is by Motorola. It lets you scan and bag your items as you go! And has a total in the upper left, your savings on the upper right. SO you scan an item and it adds it in, if it is on sale it shows up, and you put it in a bag. Don't want it after all, press remove, rescan and it subtracts it. And special "specials pop up as you enter different aisles, so I was like "ohhh a Pepsi sale, Mom needs more wake me UP juice in the a.m.! Cool!". You might ask, what about stuff that doesn't have barcodes? Well they solved that too. In the produce section they now have special weighers, you place your fruit on, enter the number (4133,etc) hit the print button and it prints out a sticker you stick on the bag and you scan THAT!! In the bakery, like I needed rolls, so I put six in a bag. There was a barcode over the rolls, and you scan it the number of rolls you have. I had 6 rolls so I scanned 6 times. They have it for bagels and the special cookies,etc too. Can't you cheat Wendy, you ask? Yeah dishonest people can, you don't think they do it with self checkout now?! Plus when you scan your card to get your scanner, you have to click I accept, which says yes you are at least 18 (booze guys) and you agree to be "checked" if anyone sees anything suspicious. So if someone sees you put items in your bags that you didn't scan they can go through your order.

When you are done you go to ANY of the checkout lanes, even self checkout. You scan the barcode there that means "I am Done" and then scan your card into the regular scanner, and everything you added starts scrolling on the screen until it has listed everything. Oh want to get the 5 cents for each reusable bag, you can still do that, oh want that candy bar, scan it or place it on the conveyor just like before. Then you pay as usual and the people take your scanner. They are hawk-eyed, it IS new and they have maybe 60 total so they will be in high demand soon I think. Well I will want one ALWAYS! I didn't have to use my bloody calculator!!

This is so SAD I know. I am such a nerd, but I LOVED this, I thought it made it so much easier! When you pick up your scanner they have a pile of paper and plastic bagsif you don't "do" reusable bags, it is just FUN! LOL! It was like a new toy!!
I am actually looking forward to going back and using it again...they better have one available!! :(
I would be a very sad Wendy Marie!!

16 meaningful meanderings:

Kristen said...

Yeah that sounds really cool, if they got one here then maybe my kids would want to help and not he so crazy in the store. Think how much shorter the wait in the checkout line would be if everyone used one...

Mommy Madness said...

Wow, that sounds pretty cool! This may get me to like grocery shopping! ☺

Teresa said...

I've never heard of this! It will probably be 5 more years before we ever see this technology in Utah :0) Could I still do my coupons with this gadget?

Wendyburd1 said...

Teresa, you do coupon I thin when you check out so they still are used!!

Mommy Madness said...

I got my Awesome pay- it-forward gift in the mail today. I just ran out to get the mail and their it was. Thanks sooooo much! I love it! I have it right here beside me. My boys think it's so cool. You did an AWESOME job! I'll have to take a picture of it and post it as a button on my side bar!☺

The Boob Nazi said...

Isn't 21 the age to buy alcohol?

Mina said...

Oh my goodness. Sad, NO!!! I would be peeing my pants to have my hands on one. I hate, hate, hate checking out! How awesome. I hope the program works out and the technology starts trekking out west.

Stop and Shop is where I shopped (with my mom) the whole 16 years I lived in MA. I miss it still. In So Cal there was a regional market called Stater Bros., which reminded me a lot of S&S and which I also loved. I'm still trying to find what I am comfortable with here.

Me said...

Thats a cool little gadget. I haven't seen anything like that around here. It would make shopping easier if you were on a budget too. Technology is GREAT!

Mary said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I love the self check out!!!

Jillene said...

I have never heard of this!! What a great idea!! I want one in my store!!

rychelle said...

i've never seen one of those before. sounds like a great idea.

Kristina P. said...

What an awesome idea!

Annette said...

What store did you go to? I know It's not here in UT but sheesh! I am wondering if they are affiliated with a chain of stores or something! I am sure it will catch on soon enough! Pretty soon we wont need people to work in the store at all!

Natalie said...

I want one! I have this thing... I always pay with cash because then I can't "overspend" my pre-set budget amount. So, I'm constantly adding the total in my head as I shop so that I'm sure I have enough cash on me. This little gadget would free my mind! Awesome.

angie said...

I would be SO happy too. Sounds like a really cool invention for the grocery store!

Whitney R said...

Oh no, this sounds like I might buy more than I should b/c I like to watch the numbers go up.

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