Not only are you avoiding doing damage to someone else's vehicle (or person), if you walk the shopping cart back to it's proper return slot, you are adding steps to your daily total without really noticing it. Walk to the cart return slot further away for even more steps!
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When I do my grocery shopping without my kids I like to park the farthest from the grocery store. When I'm done loading my groceries into my car I return my shopping cart back into the store. It's one less cart that the cart guy has to bring in and I feel good knowing that I got a little extra steps in for the day.
Do you ever place your purse in the empty baby carrier of the shopping cart? Take an extra minute to loop and fasten the baby safety strap thru your purse strap. Now you can take your time reading those nutrition labels and give your arms and shoulder a rest. If a thief decides to grab your purse, he will have to run away with the cart as well!! ;) 148
When I go to the store, I park further away & take 1 or 2 shopping carts back to the store. When I'm finished shopping & have loaded my car, I take my basket & often others back to the store. This lowers my costs because it reduces shopping cart damage & labor costs, which are ultimately passed on to the consumers, & prevents door dings, which lower auto resale values & raise ins rates. Pushing a couple of shopping carts is more effort than just walking, which burns more calories.
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