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The 12 Tips of Safe Holiday Shopping!!

The holiday shopping season is drawing hear, and while traversing the local malls and shopping centers with armloads of gifts and packages may seem like fun, here are a few tips to help keep you safe while you shop!

1. Always be alert.

2. Don't carry lots of cash; use your debit card instead.  If it gets stolen, you can always have a hold put on your account, or cancel the card all together.

3. Have your car keys out and ready when you are walking to your car.

4. Wear conservative and comfortable clothing.  Tennis shoes are a good idea. 

5. Always be mindful of your children when you are shopping.  Know where they are at all times.

6. Grip your packages tightly when you are walking around parking lots.

7. Try to look under your car from a distance when you are approaching. 

8. Be careful about giving cash away to charitable organizations located on curbs.  Have your money ready, folded and slip it in the buckets quickly.

9. Always shop in groups!  It's more fun to shop that way anyway.

10. Be cautious at ATM machines.  If someone is looking over your shoulder, cancel your transaction and go elsewhere.

11.  If any situation makes you uncomfortable, don't feel badly about leaving right away.

12.  Try to end your shopping before dark.  Parking lots become much more dangerous when lighted areas are limited.