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    Shopping Cart Key

    Shopping cart key
    now you can shop like a BOSS
    I love this Key I keep it on the van keys an no need for change
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    Thanks shopandmath! We've added your Shopping Cart Key to our Miscellaneous category,
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    So, you're stealing shopping carts?

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    I am like robin hood with the magic key to the carts
    Who caries change? I use the credit card and get 4% cash back

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    Can't recall ever visiting anywhere where they locked up their shopping carts.
    I did stop at a mall once in Spain there they validated my parking ticket with my purchase slip so I got free parking.
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    In Kitchener Ontario
    there are 3 stores that have keyed carts
    fresh CO a bulk store and 1 of 3 Walmart's
    the small end is 25 cents the big end is 1$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Can't recall ever visiting anywhere where they locked up their shopping carts.
    I did stop at a mall once in Spain there they validated my parking ticket with my purchase slip so I got free parking.
    Throughout the midwest is a grocery chain from Germany called Aldi, the brother of this Aldi chain owner has Trader Joe stores throughout the USA.
    Aldi requires you to insert a quarter to unplug the cart from the carts in a long row near the doors. The idea is you have to put the carts back to get your quarter. This keeps them from being walked off with by the homeless as well the parking is not strewn about with carts. It really is a great idea. Now I did return a cart once to find it had a Filipino 2 cent peso which is the exact same size as a USA quarter.
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    its a cool little tool to have on your key chain
    only the cheapest store has them to control carts
    and that's the store i shop at

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    Locked carts must be a royal pain for the disabled. Either it costs them more than others or it requires them to travel twice as far to get their coin back. Not everyone has a printer either. Luckily, i have not seen one yet in my town or surrounding areas.

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    Depending where you live the benefits are good (no lose carts hitting your car)
    People will do any thing to get back 25 Cents
    When I was a kid my brother would take the bus to the Toronto Pearson airport about 120 kilometers
    And collect the luggage carts in the garage and return them to the terminal for a dollar a each

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