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[Walmart] Free Chipits using SCOP (YMMV)

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[Walmart] Free Chipits using SCOP (YMMV)

The Walmart flyer has Hershey Chipits at $2.67, however the online price as well as in-store price in my area (Ottawa) is $3.57. Use SCOP to get the first bag/sku free. Can quickly verify the prices near you using StockTrack

https://www.reebee.com/flyers/10179/138 ... 97&page=11

https://stocktrack.ca/?s=wm&upc=5660090209
Last edited by Jenny1975 on Nov 6th, 2020 4:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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What do you say to cashier to claim SCOP?

I’ve only done it once before and the cashier at Shoppers gave me a hard time so I haven’t since then (now just ask to have the product removed or if it’s a small difference, I just pay Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat)
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The Walmart SCOP policy explicitly states you need to do the following:

#1. Take your shirt off
#2. Climb up on the Cashier's checkout counter
#3. Yell "YOU BEEN SCOP'ED"

All staff are trained to recognize this and they'll refund you the full amount (up to $10) on the first item.

None4gretchen wrote: What do you say to cashier to claim SCOP?

I’ve only done it once before and the cashier at Shoppers gave me a hard time so I haven’t since then (now just ask to have the product removed or if it’s a small difference, I just pay Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat)
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Man I hated SCOP during my Home Depot days. Good idea in theory, but terrible in practice.

It only actually applied like 5% of the time and would hold up the lines while you tried to call for a non-existent department manager to verify. Then almost always it was someone that read the stickers wrong or some other customer had stuck back on the shelf in the wrong place...

If anyone is going to attempt this, save everyone some time and take a quick picture of the shelf price tag with SKU/UPC please.
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Pauly Boy wrote: Man I hated SCOP during my Home Depot days. Good idea in theory, but terrible in practice.

It only actually applied like 5% of the time and would hold up the lines while you tried to call for a non-existent department manager to verify. Then almost always it was someone that read the stickers wrong or some other customer had stuck back on the shelf in the wrong place...

If anyone is going to attempt this, save everyone some time and take a quick picture of the shelf price tag with SKU/UPC please.
The shelf price is wrong at $3.57. You need to show the flyer price.
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Depending on how busy it is in the store they usually fix the prices on shelves within half an hour of the first person who brings up SCOP.
System changes of course take a bit longer.
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It's either:
  • a flyer (printing) error, in which case, they will post signs in the store / entrance about it and SCOP no longer applies.
  • or someone didn't update the price correctly in the POS, in which case, this will be "a deal" until they fix it.
Max value of this deal is $2.67 per person / transaction. That's the most you'll get free (1 item).
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None4gretchen wrote:
I’ve only done it once before and the cashier at Shoppers gave me a hard time so I haven’t since then (now just ask to have the product removed or if it’s a small difference, I just pay Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat)
Yup, the one time I tried it at Shoppers they outright refused. Never had a problem doing it anywhere else.
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FlazhDealz wrote: Yup, the one time I tried it at Shoppers they outright refused. Never had a problem doing it anywhere else.
When SCOP first came out, nearly every cashier knew about and was trained about it. Years later and lots of staff turnover, it seems many staff don't know or pretend not to know lol.

Bit of a tip when you're asking the cashier. Start with "Do you know about SCOP?" instead of "I get this item for free because the price is wrong."
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buriboi wrote: The Walmart SCOP policy explicitly states you need to do the following:

#1. Take your shirt off
#2. Climb up on the Cashier's checkout counter
#3. Yell "YOU BEEN SCOP'ED"

All staff are trained to recognize this and they'll refund you the full amount (up to $10) on the first item.
Haha, what do you really say?
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redqueenie wrote: Haha, what do you really say?
You show them the flyer and the first item/sku should be free as the value it under $10. If you buy more than one of the same item/sku, you should be charged the sale price of $2.67.
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Was it marked $2.67 or $3.57 on the shelf.
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hill15 wrote: Was it marked $2.67 or $3.57 on the shelf.
As previously mentioned, the shelf prices were wrong at $3.57. Stocktrack also shows $3.57 at all the locations near me.
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Don't bother with the cashier and holding up the line while they do a price check. Just take your receipt to customer service after and explain. Never had an issue getting SCOP refund.
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Jenny1975 wrote: As previously mentioned, the shelf prices were wrong at $3.57. Stocktrack also shows $3.57 at all the locations near me.
I could be wrong but if the shelf price is $2.67 and it scans at $3.57 than you get if free.

What is the Scanning Code of Practice? (SCOP) A little secret that a lot of shoppers do not know about is something called “SCOP”. If the scanned price of a non-price ticketed item is higher than the shelf price, or any other displayed price, the customer is entitled to receive the first item free up to a $10 maximum
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johnnyblayze wrote: Don't bother with the cashier and holding up the line while they do a price check. Just take your receipt to customer service after and explain.
Excellent suggestion
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hill15 wrote: I could be wrong but if the shelf price is $2.67 and it scans at $3.57 than you get if free.

What is the Scanning Code of Practice? (SCOP) A little secret that a lot of shoppers do not know about is something called “SCOP”. If the scanned price of a non-price ticketed item is higher than the shelf price, or any other displayed price, the customer is entitled to receive the first item free up to a $10 maximum
Yes, that is the point of this thread lol. I purchased two different types of Chipits (different SKUs) and they were both free. To be clear, the shelf price was $3.57 and it scanned at $3.57. You need to show the flyer, which is $2.67.
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It doesn't matter what the shelf price says as long as the item scans at the sale price in which case SCOP won't apply. In this case it looks like the scanned price will be more than the flyer price.
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As part of the SCOP conditions, participating retailers (listed here) are supposed to have the printout listing SCOP rules posted at each checkout. Although a few stores don’t comply, most should have it on the counter, so you can point the cashier to it if they are unfamiliar.

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