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The Summit issues “naughty” and “nice” list of shopping dos and don’ts


image0011-300x126-6006169-6619144In a press package sent today, The Summit  issued a list of “naughty” and “nice” things the shopping center wants you to do and not to do.

The Summit doesn’t want you to:

  • Shop alone
  • Shop at night
  • Shop with cash
  • Wear “flashy” jewelry or expensive clothing
  • Let your kids “roam free.”

The Summit also doesn’t want media and reporters on site unattended: “All members of the media must be accompanied at all times by a representative from The Summit or The Glenn Group.”

Here’s the complete naughty-and-nice list for customers:

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the annual holiday dash

Shoppers search for the perfect way to spend hard-earned cash.

But this holiday season may no longer seem kind

With stolen gifts and identity theft plaguing the mind.

With roving security and parking for easy store access,

The Summit has everything to make your shopping a success.

So, The Summit (and Santa) have compiled this list

To assure valued shoppers receive their every wish:


Shopping at night. Instead, make plans to travel and conduct holiday shopping during daylight hours. Lock doors and windows when getting into your car and keep them locked while driving.

Shopping alone. Remember, there is safety in numbers. Shop with friends or relatives if possible.

Wearing flashy jewelry and expensive items of clothing. Wear conservative, sensible and comfortable clothing. Carry minimal cash and valuables and wear minimal jewelry. Carry items firmly and avoid leaving items unattended.

Letting children roam free. Make sure to keep a close eye on your children while shopping. Teach children to go to a store clerk or a security guard should they become lost. Ensure that your children can recite their first and last name in the event they are separated from you.

Leaving gifts and other valuables in plain sight within a vehicle. Make it a point to conceal all valuables, preferably in the trunk.

Paying for holiday gifts with cash. Credit cards are much safer than cash and can be replaced if stolen. In the case that a debit or credit card is stolen, report it immediately to the police and bank.


Parking close to the stores you plan to visit. Be certain to take advantage of The Summit’s convenient store-front parking.

Taking care when parking. Roll up the windows, lock the vehicle and keep track of your keys. During hours of darkness, park and walk in lighted areas whenever possible.

Making a smart return to your vehicle. Always carry your keys in hand and be ready to unlock and enter your vehicle as quickly as possible. Glance underneath your vehicle and take a quick look inside before entering.

Remaining alert and aware in crowded areas. Pickpockets target victims in revolving doors, jammed aisles and elevators.

Making a smart and safe ATM transaction. Stand so that those behind you cannot see your PIN as you enter it. Your PIN should never be written down or carried with your ATM card.

Asking for a security escort. The Summit Security Office is open 24-hours and offers on property security escort.  For security escort call The Summit security at (775) 345-4813.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.