Looks like you can scan items right at the store to see if there is a special on them. (Wow!)
Then you can ADD it to your coupon offers & get the discount. It seems like a great way to double-check some items, too.
AND - It seems now they will not only know what you're buying at their store, but even what items you're interested in & checking on.
"Technology has really gotten amazing ... and scary!" But, that convenience, and food safety, will be the 'hook'.
Stores that don't comply with the new scanning system for goods and food may eventually be shut down, or shut out.
The government will probably say they aren't safe because they can't verify the food or goods they're selling and "to keep the public safe" ...
That is always the lie ... "For your safety" .... whenever you hear that ... beware! It's like the 'double-speak' in Orwell's 1984.
When they say safety, THAT'S when you need to be afraid for your safety! See the Bible for details... : )
1 Thessalonians 5:3 "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them..."
Keeping us 'safe' from 'unscannable' foods and goods will probably be one of the big lies they tell.
It's reminiscent of one of the opening scenes in the Luke Wilson movie Idiocracy: Medical personnel get flustered and upset because the main character is 'un-scannable'!
This results in his being reported to the authorities and forced to receive a barcode tattoo on his arm.
"You can really see the agenda developing ... such small and seemingly insignificant things ... but cumulatively they are paving the road to a one world economic system ... where there will be absolutely no room for tolerance."
ORIGINAL WORDING OF EMAIL FROM SAFEWAY STORES:
Subject: Re: Fw: App Updates: Scan Items for Offers and More
Our New and Improved Safeway App Check out the newest features that make it even easier to use.
New Scan Function: Scan in-store barcodes to check for available offers, plus instantly add items to your shopping list by scanning them AT HOME.
Easier to Use The fresh, new look makes finding just for U™ deals, updating shopping lists and locating the nearest store even easier and more intuitive than ever before.