We got a lovely email from Mooser baggylady about the Scanning Code of Practice. You really should all read it, it can save you money!
Maybe a reminder to folks that some of the large chains abide by a Scanning Code of Practice. This is mentioned in a little sticker at check-out tills in small print that if an advertised price (incl what is posted in the store shelf) is lower than what is scanned, then the customer is entitled to the first item for free, up to $10. The cashiers don't always know about this, so if you point out the correct lower price, they just correct it and you pay the lower price when in fact you should receive it free (or less $10). Some stores that follow this include Superstore, London Drugs and I think Safeway. - baggylady
So I did a little research and you can read more about the code HERE, it is the Competition Bureau of Canada's website. If you enjoy reading more formal documents you can read the entire code HERE. The above letter sums up the code pretty well.
Now for a great story:
Last night my husband and I were at the Shoppers Drug Mart and he saw some corn chips on sale for $2.99, and took them up to the till. When they scanned, they cost $3.49. My husband asked 'aren't these $2.99' and the lady at the till went and checked, and indeed the barcode matched the sale tag for $2.99. She scanned them in and then handed them to us and said "because the price didn't match the advertised price when I scanned it, you get these for free." My husband was positively glowing for the next 10 minutes! :-)