When you go to a Grocery Store and get a shopping cart, at the end of the Trip you are going to have to put the cart somewhere. Purposely take it all the way back into the store area, OR put it in the furthest cart vestibule you can find. Adds a few extra steps to your overall day!
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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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