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5 Reasons Why You Should Try Asda’s Scan and Go This Christmas | AD

December 13, 2018

I must admit I’m one of those people that likes to go food shopping, but I hate the queues. My weekends are very precious with my crazy working week and I’ll do anything to save my time. This is where Asda’s Scan and Go comes into action.

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Asda have recently rolled out to select stores their Scan and Go system. It’s dead easy to use, rock up and register once (phone number and email) and go forth and shop in peace. Just make sure you remember your bags and remember to put things to one side in your trolley that have security tags. If you want to find your nearest Scan and Go Asda use the store locator. I’m hoping with it’s success more of the larger stores will gain the technology. Now here’s my 5 Reasons Why You Should Try The Asda Scan & Go This Christmas.


#1 Saving the Environment and Your Budget

Ok, so this may be two points in one. BUT hear me out. You have to remember your bags for Asda Scan and Go (easy peasy – we keep ours near the door so we see when we’re leaving). I mean you can forget them, but then you’ll need to buy a load of bags too. Why not use it as a way to save the plastic and save your pennies. Also, using the scanner saves your pennies in another way, you can see the total of the shop as you go – bonus!


#2 No Failed Substitutes

Come on, we’ve all had them. Completely the opposite thing to what you wanted. Or a dairy including item when you’d wanted dairy free (happened to us when ordering for a group holiday). When you’re shopping yourself you get to make the choice if they don’t have exactly what you want and you never know, you may find a better alternative!


#3 Still Get to Enjoy Shopping

Like I said at the start, I do enjoy shopping, especially at Christmas. But what I do hate more than queuing is the other do it yourself alternative. At least with the Scan and Go you don’t get any “unexpected items in the bagging area” despite the fact you just bloomin’ scanned it! You also don’t have to queue with the crazy person who has two trolleys worth of food and booze (I’m looking at you here Daddy Pond).


#4 No Awkward Deliveries or Delays

I’m a bit funny about home deliveries – it’s always a bit awkward. Even more so when you live high up in an apartment block or on an estate that’s new. Having recently just bought a newbuild, the latter I know oh so well. Nothing like trying to direct delivery drivers who don’t live nearby to where you live. Also when there’s a delay it’s a bit of a pain isn’t it. At least when you do it yourself you can get yourself home OK and if you get stuck in traffic it’s no biggy!


#5 It’s Weirdly Fun

I quite like wandering around the supermarket trying to find new things to try out. On our shop not only did we find some Asda only items from one of our favourite drinks brands Fentimans. We also picked up some amazing Asda Extra Special treats for Christmas Day. I’m going to struggle to stop myself from eating the Mince Pies but I’ll be strong readers, I’ll be strong! I also picked up some Christmas Pudding Fudge (eeeep I am excited to try) and I have some Extra Special Mincemeat to make Mince Pie Cookies with.

So readers, have you used Asda Scan and Go or an equivalent yet? Will you be using it to make your Christmas food shopping easier? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Simmy December 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    It does seem like a genuinely good idea. I know a few people who do this already and find it easy to use.

    • Reply MissPond December 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      I’ve used it at a few supermarkets now and I genuinely prefer it over other ways.

  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte December 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I’ve seen these before but never done it – seems like such a great process!

    • Reply MissPond December 17, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      You should give it a go, I much prefer it to shopping as usual because I can track my budget as I shop.

  • Reply Latoya December 16, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I don’t shop at Asda but this is a great idea, especially for people who are shopping with young kids.

    • Reply MissPond December 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      There are other supermarkets that do this as well 🙂

  • Reply Anca December 15, 2018 at 6:41 am

    The “unexpected items in the bagging area” is so annoying. I scanned it!! :)) I’m not to keen on shopping for groceries and I don’t like queues either, so I might try this if it will be available in my local Asda supermarket.

    • Reply MissPond December 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Tell me about it! It makes me so grumpy. You can look online to see if it’s available 🙂

  • Reply Chloe December 13, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I really need to try scan and shop – I hate the weekly food shop so this sounds pretty good for us!

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    • Reply MissPond December 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      You really should, I actually enjoy the food shop now!

  • Reply Rachel December 13, 2018 at 11:14 am

    If my Asda introduce this then I am definitely doing it, at this time of the year it takes forever to get through the queues x

    • Reply MissPond December 17, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Fingers crossed they do soon! It’s an absolute hit near us.

  • Reply Sarah | A Few Favourite Things December 13, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I much prefer using the scan and go when I go shopping. I can see how much I’m spending as I add things to my trolley. Plus I checkout quicker too

    • Reply MissPond December 17, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      It’s brilliant isn’t it! I actually enjoy the food shop now.

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