My Guest Blog Post: Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) for Canadian Budget Binder


It is always a great honour for other websites to contact me and ask for my professional couponing knowledge on a topic and to be a guest blogger on their site.   With no exception was I flattered by the request by Canadian Budget Binder (MrCbb) when he contacted me a few months ago to do a guest post for him on Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP), the unspoken rule about getting FREE stuff from stores when products are incorrectly scanned through.

It was an absolute pleasure working with MrCbb and I hope to be invited back soon to talk about saving MONEY using COUPONS.

Check out the blog post I did on SCOP over on his site.  It is a fantastic article (if I do say so myself) and definitely worth bookmarking or printing for your binder to remind you of SCOP everytime you shop!


Make sure you leave a comment below and let him know I sent you 🙂

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♦ YOUR FAVOURITE COUPON FLYER MATCH-UPS … find the first one we ever did  and send me an email with the dates it was inclusive for to with your name, address and list the 3 most desired coupon are that you need right now (has to be available and not ketchup ;)) and I will pick winners using RANDOM.ORG and do my best to make sure you get the coupons you want ♦


6 thoughts on “My Guest Blog Post: Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) for Canadian Budget Binder

  1. Starr

    I was at the Metro store in Tillsonburg recently and they have new registers. Sale products now come up at the END of the sale, so if you are watching the monitor, you do not see the sale price show – it deducts it at the end. So, make sure you check your receipts! And they are confusing! The cashiers do not like this system either.

  2. Melanie Moody

    Thanks for the tips. I knew about SCOP and have benefited a few times but I never knew about the different UPCs. I hate when the cashier tries to argue and say oh no that’s the wrong item but I’ll give it to you for that price. (happened on friday but I was running too late to fight)! I know I should have said something to Customer service but I would have been late to pick up my son…Will def have to go out on friday mornings 🙂

  3. Kristin

    Do stores like Old Navy participate in SCOP? I didn’t see them on the list – I could have received a free pair of jeans if they did!

  4. E

    As a cashier who has worked at her store for 8 years, I know how SCOP works, alas some of our new girls don’t. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t yell at us if something is wrong. Usually, it’s not our fault, we WILL fix it, give the free product, call who we need to. Yelling at us about it makes us feel awful. I cannot count the number of times I have be berated by someone as I’m fixing the SCOP issue.

    Also, I’m not sure if it applies to clothing retailers (i’ve had customers tell me Walmart/Zellers (when it was open) didn’t do it for clothes.). Call the 1-800 number in the post and ask! The worst they can do is say no right


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