What’s Inside: In this article and video demo, I explain how to use Walmart+ Scan and Go, and also provide tips for how to get the most out of the app.

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Ever found yourself in a crowded Walmart, your cart brimming over, and the checkout lines snaking endlessly? We’ve all been there, and it’s a daunting sight. However, what if we told you that there’s a way to reclaim your time, streamline your shopping, and actually enjoy the experience?  

Well, maybe I’m exaggerating when I say that you’ll enjoy the experience. . . But shopping in your local Walmart Super Center or Neighborhood Market can at least be more enjoyable, thanks to the Scan and Go perk that comes with your Walmart+ membership.

Walmart+ Scan and Go Demo

In this short video, I share my experience of the very first time I used the Walmart+ Scan and Go app. This nice thing about me sharing the first time I used it is that since I had never used it before, I didn’t really know how it worked or what to expect.

Thankfully, in spite of me not having experience with it, by watching me fumble my way through the process, you can see how easy it was to figure out.

Walmart+ Scan & Go: The Power is in Your Hands 

As a privileged Walmart+ member, you get unrestricted access to the innovative Scan & Go feature. So, how does the app work? It’s as easy as pie! As you pick items off the shelf, simply scan them using the app. You can monitor your expenses live, and when you’re ready to go, just scan a QR code at the self-checkout. 

There’s a small catch, though. Since you need to scan the QR code at a self-checkout station, if there’s a line, you’ll have to wait. But fear not! While you wait, you can bag your scanned items (assuming you’ve brought bags), saving time when it’s finally your turn. 

You also don’t need to fumble for your debit or credit card, since your payment information is stored in the app. And let’s face it; since you already have your phone out to scan the items as you put them into your cart, it takes just a few seconds to scan the QR code at the self-check register.  

Why Should You Go for Walmart+ Scan & Go? 

Walmart+ Scan and Go review and demo
It’s easy to scan items as you put them into your cart. Then you just need to scan the QR code at any self-check register.

You might be pondering, “Why should I opt for the Walmart+ Scan & Go?” Allow me to simplify it for you: 


With Scan & Go, you can zip through the checkout process, freeing up time for activities you truly enjoy. 


As you scan your purchases, your total cost updates in real-time, enabling you to stick to your budget and avoid unexpected surprises during checkout. I’m old enough to remember my mom using a “clicker” in the grocery store. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, back in the day, budget conscious shoppers used a little plastic “clicker” to enter the price of each item as they put it into their cart. The clicker kept a running total of how much they were spending, so they didn’t go over their budget.  

This was during a time when most people paid for their groceries with cash, so going over wasn’t an option. While we may have more flexibility when using a debit or credit card, it’s still a good idea to know how much those items you’ve tossed into your shopping cart are adding up to. I love that with the Walmart+ Scan and Go app, with each item you add, the total amount you’ll owe automatically updates. This is a great way to avoid unpleasant surprises when it’s time to pay. 

Smooth Shopping Experience

Say goodbye to the tedious process of unloading and reloading your cart at the checkout counter. With Scan & Go, once an item is in your cart, it remains there until you put it into the trunk of your car. If you’ve brought bags with you, you can bag them as you go. If you forgot to bring the bags into the store (which I often do), you can just put the items into your car after checking out. 

Maximizing Your Walmart+ Scan & Go Experience 

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Ready to maximize using the Walmart+ Scan and Go app?  Here are a few tips to help you make the most of this benefit: 

#1: Ensure you’ve downloaded the Walmart app and logged in with your Walmart+ account. 

#2: While shopping, scan the barcode of each item using the app. Don’t worry if you can’t find the barcode; you can manually search for the item in the app.  

#3: Remember to bag your items as you shop. This little trick will save you even more time during checkout! 

#4: When you’re all set to check out, navigate to a self-checkout register, using the Scan and Go app, scan the QR code on the screen, and follow the instructions on your app. 


The Walmart+ Scan and Go feature is more than just a convenience – it’s a game-changer, transforming the way you shop. With its time-saving, budget-friendly, and seamless shopping experience, it makes a trip to your local Walmart less of a grind.  

So, why wait? Download the app, sign in, and unlock this and all the other Walmart+ benefits today! 

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