The idea: Scan It! is an iPhone app that helps you find and pay for groceries.
Just take a picture of your customer loyalty card and shop away. As you find items, take pictures of their barcode using your phone’s camera and the app will create a digital receipt. At the end of the trip, scan the card at a register and pay as usual.
It even recommends items, based on what you’ve already picked.
Whose idea: Modiv
Why it’s brilliant: Anything that can make grocery shopping less stressful deserves a try. This app will help you get errands done faster, without the stress of those horrible self-check out machines.
It only works at Stop & Shop, but the developers are trying to get other stores to sign on.