Super U and Carrefour have just announced that they are ceasing to issue paper receipts …(our local Super U stated on Monday) unless specifically requested…instead they will email the receipt.
All very good environmentally …it will save SU 40,000km of paper (find that amount surprising).
Encouraging this is official French Gov’ policy… as now in UK.
However this means you will need to sign up for a “loyalty card” at all regularly used shops…and have to opt out of their junk mail, and no doubt they will make users have to refresh this opt out regularly. Win win for retailers, more adresses to mail, cost saving and plays to environmental responsibility, (which we all want).
For infrequently used shops you will need to ask…and of course the one you might need a few days later will be the one you didn’t ask for!
Upside is environmental sense, down side yet more junk mails and monetarisation of one’s data…if you block an address from a retailer you then won’t get the receipt.
Seems that we all have to make compromises for the benefit of the Planet.