Forgive my blog post if this is something you already practice, but a fellow-shopper at Sam's Club told me I should share my idea with the world! What better way to share an idea with the world than to post it on the world wide web? So here it is: Use those handy, dandy shopping cart seat belts to keep your purse secure while you look for groceries.
Those little red straps are great for keeping kiddos in the cart while mother shops, but if the kiddos aren't kiddos anymore you can still use them to secure your purse in place. Obviously, if someone really wants to steal your purse, he'll figure out a way to do it, but more than likely, if your purse handle is all tangled up and locked in place, the would-be thief will think twice about the length of time it would take to undo the whole thing and forget the idea of snatching your purse.
This is nothing earth-shattering, I know. But it works for me and maybe it'll work for you too.