When you’ve finished paying for your groceries and they’re bagged and ready to go, make sure to look around and scan the area. Check at the end of the conveyor belt, the bagging area, the floor, the bottom of your cart, in your child’s hand, and under your coupon binder. Also look back to where you paid, ensuring you’ve got your wallet, purse, credit card, keys, and Catalinas or other rewards you may have left there while finishing up the purchase.

It’s amazing how many times customers notice at the last minute a nearly-forgotten purchase or have to go back into the store for keys, a credit card, or unintentionally abandoned coupons. Make sure to scan your cart again after loading your groceries into the car to make sure you’ve got all your purchases and that all-important coupon binder! Keeping an eye out after checkout and making a 10-second glance around can save you money and time in the long run.