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Trying To Get Out Of A Busy Grocery Store Quickly Is Just Tempting Fate

Yesterday, we shared the heartwarming story of a Harris Teeter supermarket that let customers leave with carts full of free groceries and not force them to wait around for the registers to start working again. Yesterday evening, sort of the exact opposite of that happened to Dina when she tried to get through her shopping trip to Giant quickly by using the self-scan station. Trying to get out of a crowded grocery store “quickly” is tempting fate, doesn’t Dina know that?! [More]

Gizmo Eliminates Supermarket Checkout Lines, Lets Shoppers Scan Their Own Stuff

Gizmo Eliminates Supermarket Checkout Lines, Lets Shoppers Scan Their Own Stuff

In the future, there might be no checkout clerks at the supermarket. WSJ reports on how a device at Stop & Shops and Giant supermarkets in the northeast is eliminating checkout lanes and increasing store sales. It’s a “ScanIt!” and it’s a handheld device that shoppers use to scan their own groceries as they put them in their shopping cart. When they want to pay, they just plug it into self checkout station at the end and settle the bill. [More]

Anyone Who Has Your Phone Number Can Steal Your Rewards In Gas Promo

Anyone Who Has Your Phone Number Can Steal Your Rewards In Gas Promo

A Giant/Shell gas promotion ties access users’ rewards points to their phone numbers, opening up a gaping security breach for unscrupulous users who want to swipe points from others. [More]

One Death Tied To 545,699 lb Ground Beef Recall

One Death Tied To 545,699 lb Ground Beef Recall

New Hampshire has announced a death connected to the recent recall of 545,699 lbs of ground beef for e. coli contamination. The beef was sold in the following retailers, among others: Trader Joes, Price Chopper, Lancaster and Wild Harvest, Shaw’s, a unit of Supervalu, BJ’s, Ford Brothers and Giant.

This Grocery Store Bakery Price War Seems To Be Heating Up

This Grocery Store Bakery Price War Seems To Be Heating Up

We don’t quite know what to say about this Mid-Atlantic regional grocery store bakery price war. It is intense, baby.

Study: There Is All Kinds Of Nasty Crap In Your Bottled Water

Study: There Is All Kinds Of Nasty Crap In Your Bottled Water

A new study challenging the idea that bottled water is “purer” than tap water found a laundry list of nasty substances in major brand name water, and named two brands that exceeded California’s health standards.

11 Cheap Generic Drug Programs That Will Save You Money

11 Cheap Generic Drug Programs That Will Save You Money

Here at the Consumerist we’d like you to save money. That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of those $4 generic drug programs that you’ve been hearing about. We hope this list will make it easier for you to locate the store that has the best deal on all your medications. If your local grocery store is doing a similar program and we missed it, please add a link to the comments. If you need help researching the medicines, we recommend Consumer Reports’ excellent site Best Buy Drugs. Enjoy!