How to Unlock a Shopping Cart Without a Coin





Introduction: How to Unlock a Shopping Cart Without a Coin

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I never find a correct sized coin when it's really needed mostly when I go for shopping.

You can buy a premade key ring which has the correct size and can replace the coin.

But I found a very good tip to have the ability to unlock a shopping cart with something all of us have at hand!

Step 1: Watch the Video

Get a rounded key and use it like a coin ;)

There is no exact steps the video include everything you need to know about how to unlock a shopping cart.

It can be so useful so check it out!

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    You gave me so many ideas from this I wish I hadn't seen it.

    If you get the coin back and used a key to get it aren't you stealing? If morality doesn't stop you, consider that they will know if it doesn't equal out and catch you.

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    no you get the coin back when you return the cart so you just get the key back its not theft you are just using a key instead of a coin either way when you return the cart you get it back if you are at aldis they sometimes give you a different cart back so you actually want to let them know you used your key instead of a coin so you keep your cart afterall the key blank costs 3usd and in the usa you are putting in a qaurter which is .25 usd so really you are robbing yourself of 2.75 usd if you dont keep your cart

    ill say what i said to the last guy good job but there are over 1000+ different type of keys with all different ends so you need to update with the key model since not all round keys will work

    some grocerie stores in large cities have problems with cart theft so they use it as a deterrent. its normally a loonie (1 dollar) in canada

    I believe the main reason for the coin is not so much cart theft (£1 is a pretty good deal for a cart!), but more to incentivise people to put the carts back in the right place after they're finished with them, rather than leaving them all over the place...

    Most of the stores where we live have them chained together to prevent theft. You put a pound coin (Euro, whatever) into a slot on the handle and it releases the chain holding that trolley in. Of course you get the coin back after re-attaching the trolley to the others. See:

    PS: Once I gained two pounds from airport trolleys (in Gatwick?) - two of them had been abandoned with coins still in them - connecting the three in a triangle solved the problem and was worth the time!

    He's talking about a physical lock on the cart that can only be released with a coin. The point isn't spending the coin, it's having one physically available to use to unlock the cart. If you don't have one, the key will work.

    BTW - In the USA, Aldi uses these locking carts. There are usually a couple of unlocked ones left in the parking lot.

    Most of the big stores in the uk use these trolleys and have to put £1 to release it but we always get that back when we return the trolly. going to try the key idea next time I go.