A new Stop & Shop opened nearby and I wanted to check it out. When we got there, we discovered that you can use scanners as you’re shopping (similar to baby and wedding registries) to keep track of your purchases, thereby allowing you to pack up your recyclable bags as you shop. Once you’ve finished cruising down the aisles, instead of having a cashier ring up all your groceries, you simply turn in the scanner and pay by credit card.
Needless to say, Chloe was in heaven. She was scanner queen for the day, making sure everything we placed in the cart was accounted for on the handheld computer. The best part is that I now have a weekly food shopping companion, at least until the novelty has worn off. Who’d ever thought that a supermarket could be so much fun?