With grocery prices on the rise, stores are trying their best to keep prices low to retain customers. When we help them out, they can keep their costs down, which translates to savings for you!

Freezer doors: When browsing for frozen food, do as much as you can with the doors closed. If you’re comparing two different products’ ingredients/nutrition labels, open up the door, take out the two products, shut the door, then compare. When doors are left open, it raises the energy cost of keeping all the other products cool.

Put it back: If you will not be purchasing a product, put it back to its proper place before checking out. This is especially important for perishables.

BYORB: Bring your own reusable bags when shopping so stores don’t have to purchase plastic or paper ones. Reusable bags hold more (less bags to carry!) and help the environment. Some stores even offer 3-5¢ discounts per bag used!

Cart etiquette: Grab a cart from a nearby corral or a stray by your vehicle instead of getting one from the entrance. After unloading your groceries, make sure to return the cart inside the store or to the marked cart corrals. When carts are left everywhere in the parking lot, stores have to hire more help to keep collecting them.

Report it: If you see something that could cause a slip, trip, or fall, report it to the nearest employee. Fixing problems before someone gets hurt ensures safety and prevents expensive accident claims.