Little Difference #2 - Grocery Carts
Here in Lux the grocery carts are chained together. In order to get one to use you must insert 50 cents to free the cart. When you are finished with the cart, return it to the cart stall, insert a "key" from the cart infront of yours and your 50 cents pops out. This seems to be consistent at all grocery stores although one requires a 1 euro deposit. Needless to say grocery carts are never left strewn all over the parking lot. I keep a coin in my coat pocket and one in my car. One grocery store gave me a cart token to use in place of a 50 cent coin. Hand held baskets are available without a deposit.
One more interesting note about grocery carts ~ If you're grocery shopping in a store that is located in a mall, it is perfectly common and acceptable to wheel your cart throughout the mall and into other stores. Picture shopping at Old Navy with a grocery cart full of your bags of groceries.