Shopper discovers a little-known checkout feature at Woolworths – and parents can’t get enough
- A shopper has discovered the ‘candy-free checkout’ sign at Woolworths
- Ian assumed the sign was meant to scare off paying customers with lollipops
- But one employee said the job means no candy is shown to children
A shopper at Woolworths has discovered a little-known checkout feature that has proven to be a time saver for parents across Australia.
Ian, from Sydney, said he was waiting in line at the grocery store on Saturday when an employee working at the ‘free pastry shop’ gestured him over to her counter to pay.
“At Woolworths. Lady in confectionery free checkout movements that she is open. I say “oh I have lollipops”. And go to another checkout.
“She starts to laugh and says ‘you can still go here, it means we don’t have sweets for the kids’. While he was still smiling, “Ian wrote on Facebook.
A shopper has revealed that he would avoid queuing at the “ confectionery free checkout ” queue at Woolworths because he assumed he couldn’t afford his lollipops. But the sign is designed to ensure that customers, especially parents with children, do not have candy at the checkout
‘What do you say? All this time, I thought it meant you shouldn’t use the job if you have candy. ‘
After seeing the funny side, the man shared a photo of the “ candy free checkout ” sign on social media along with the hashtag, “ I was so many years old. ”
A Woolworths spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that the banquet-free checkouts have been “readily available” to customers for more than 20 years.
“These cash registers are located in the vast majority of our stores across the country and act as an alternative checkout option for customers who don’t want to buy or be tempted,” said Woolworths spokesperson.
The signs are designed to ensure that customers, especially parents with young children, do not have sweets at checkout at Woolworths stores (file image)
Many were amazed at the little-known sign, while some parents revealed that the ‘candy-free checkout’ has been around for years.
“It keeps kids from asking their parents for candy when they are sold,” said one woman, while another admitted, “This is news to me. Where’s this magic cash register? ‘
“I didn’t even know this existed! Over time… it was always difficult to queue up with those lollipops strategically placed at children’s eye level, ”said another woman.
The signs are designed to ensure that customers, especially parents with young children, do not have candy at the checkout.
The supermarket chain has removed all sweets and chocolates from the vicinity of the checkout queues with the ‘confectionery free checkout’ signs.