ONTARIO – Police are offering some tips for a safe holiday season whether you’re doing last minute shopping, visiting friends or celebrating at home.

When shopping, police advise making sure that you always lock your vehicle and place parcels where they can’t be seen.

Keep track of your debit and credit cards while shopping, and always protect your PIN number.

On garbage day, do not throw out your boxes from big ticket items all at once, and cut up and fold the boxes to hide the original content pictures.