This week, there was a 64-year old woman who almost had her purse stole in a local grocery store parking lot. Channel 4 posted a few tips to help you stay safe, including using the child safety strap on the grocery cart, and lock your purse handles in it. Unfortunately, this poor woman was loading her groceries when the thug tried to rip her purse right off her shoulder.
I thought this might also be a good time to mention that you should do this with your coupon binder as well. I’ve heard of many people who have had their coupon binders taken right off their grocery carts, while shopping! My coupon binder in the picture above is not opened up like it usually is, but it’s still just as vulnerable. Take the child safety strap and loop it though your binder handles, or a d-ring. If anyone tries to grab it you’ll know and they will get a grocery cart with it.
Whenever possible, alway have your cart in front of you in the store. Never turn your back on it.