Asda shopper shows simple way to avoid the queues during lockdown

An Asda shopper has come up with a simple way to avoid the queues during lockdown.

Tom Haynes discovered a nifty trick that allows you to avoid queuing up at the tills at the supermarket.

Asda remains open during the third national lockdown and people are allowed to go shopping when needing to buy essential items including food and medicine.

But Tom has found a little-used system that means he doesn’t have to queue up at the checkout to pay for his shopping, reports MyLondon.

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The Scan and Go scheme often gets overlooked but Tom says its the way to go.

He said: “Now I don’t want to do Asda’s PR for them, but this hack is so in front of people’s faces I want to shout it from the rooftops.

“Scan and Go is hard to miss, since there are adverts for it everywhere, and yet every time I go to Asda no one is using it and I can only ask: Why?”

“All you have to do is scan your items as you go around the shop and whack them in your basket.”

“At the end of your shop, you can sail straight to a Scan and Go stand (with, I repeat, zero queueing) and scan a barcode on a screen which immediately processes all your items.”

Tom says Scan and Go at Asda has saved him 'hours of his life'
Tom says Scan and Go at Asda has saved him ‘hours of his life’
(Image: MyLondon)

Asda has introduced an array of measures to help customers shop during the pandemic – from marshals on the doors, to one-way systems and extra delivery slots.

Tom added: “You might get spot-checked but it’s no big deal. You can then bag up all your stuff and head right out.

“I highly recommend taking your receipt, because if the doors go off you’ll find no record of purchase on your phone (honestly this is the only thing the app is missing – Asda, sort it out).”

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“The best bit of Scanning and Going is watching the self-service truthers try and use the machine only to be told by exasperated shop workers that they need to have followed the above steps.

“I can confidently say living the Scan and Go life has been the best decision I’ve ever made – it’s earned me back hours and hours of my life.”

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