SCOP – Scanning Code of Practice



Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) Information Document

What is 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 item free, up to a $10 maximum. When the item has a price tagged, the lowest price applies. When identical items are incorrectly priced, the second one will be sold at the correct price. Check out this quick tip guide –> Scanning Code of Practice (and put it in your binder for reference when you shop)

All information was retrieved from – there is a wealth of information linked to this site.

List of stores that practice SCOP can be found here

2 thoughts on “SCOP – Scanning Code of Practice

  1. Gail S

    If I am not mistaken, It is law for all stores in Quebec.
    The loblaws where I shop is the best for honoring this policy.
    I always check my bill prior to leaving (make a habit of scanning items – especially sale items to verify correct price at the scanners in the Aisles) and check them on my bill. They even honor it on the 50%off pink stickers – if the cashier forgets to take off the 50%, they surprisingly gave me the item for Free.

    • christine Post author

      Yes, Quebecs laws are very different and ALL major stores have to abide by the rules of SCOP 🙂


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