You know how you get a discount with the self checkout?
I call it "creative scanning"
If you are buying fruit or veggies, find the cheapest fruit or veggies, pull the sticker off them, and put it on your (more expensive) fruit you are
buying. Instant savings!
If you are buying beer, or something that comes in bottles that are in a 6-pack carry case thing, get creative! Instead of scanning the bar code for
the whole box, take a single bottle out, scan it, put it back in the pack, and set it on the floor. Instant savings!
If you have several of the same small item, pack of gum, boxes of jello or pudding mix, or any sort of small box or package, hold 3-4 of them together
at once, and then scan only one of the bar code. 3-4 for the price of one!
There is usually a single guy that watches over all of the self checkout lanes. If you have a more expensive item, go up to the guy and say "This was
supposed to be on sale! There was a tag that said it was only $7.99!" 9 times out of 10, he wont check, he will just modify the price with his master
screen/computer thing. This also works for Beer. "This six pack was supposed to be on sale for $6.99! It rang up as $9.99!" He will usually just
change it. Instant savings!
There are also those little printing machines that will print out coupons. People don't usually bother taking these. Before you start checking out,
walk around and check out the other machines and and see what kind of coupons they have. I usually find a$2.00 off or 10% off coupon almost every time
I go to the store. Nobody around here ever bothers to check them.
Another trick. Go take back bottles and get a decent tab on the bottle return machines. Like $5-$6.
Go home, scan it, and print out a bunch more. Or go to kinkos and copy a whole bunch. The paper is the hard part, I found some at a independent paper
store around here, I think it was called receipt paper or calculator paper or something like that.
Then when you redeem your bottle return ticket, spill some soda or otherwise mess up the bar code on it. When it won't scan, they will just manually
enter in the amount it says on the ticket.
These tips are for entertainment purposes only. I never have done, and never will do any of these things. And I don't suggest you do, either. It's
just a joke!