Disclosure: This is a sponsored post through Global Influence. All thoughts are my own.
There’s so much preparation that goes into getting kids ready for back to school – and most of the that prep rests on parents shoulders! As a former teacher, I knew how much work went into preparing for the school year on that end. Now, as a mom to a school-aged child, I see how much work in involved for parents, too! With all the supplies and technology we have these days, security of personal belongings is more important than ever. In fact, nearly half of North American parents admitted that their child has had an item stolen from them at school,with the most valuable being their cell phone. * So, it’s no surprise that parents would turn to Master Lock, the world’s largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products for their children’s belongings.
Master Lock offers a variety of stylish, effective and customizable products for students. From padlocks for phys. ed lockers, laptop locks and more. What I love more than that is the online website and mobile app for storing passwords and documents. As a former school counselor, and teacher, I can’t tell you how often kids forget their passwords! Master Lock has eliminated this worry for students and made cutting off locks a thing of the past!
In 2010, Master Lock reinvented the traditional padlock with the introduction of the Speed Dial – the first padlock that opens on directional movements (up, down, left, right) instead of the traditional rotary dial. In 2012, the brand topped itself again with the release of the first-ever digital padlock called the dialSpeed. This year, Master Lock back-to-school products feature new colors inspired by the fall 2014 PANTONE® Fashion Color Report!
We were so excited to try out the Master Lock 1500eDBX dialSpeed. High tech meets traditional with this awesome padlock!. It has a light up keypad and you can eliminate any fear of forgetting your combination through a unique online master Backup Code, which is retrieved at masterlockvault.com. My son has claimed this and loves it for the start of school! It’s definitely like no other padlock you have ever used.
We also received the 1535DWD Set-Your-Own Combination Lock.
This lock is great because you can set a customized, personal combo that your student won’t forget easily. You can create memorable combinations in the form of numbers or a word, intials or an acronym. The bright colors are fun and at $7.99, this is a great first lock to try out.
Here are some other Master Lock Back To School essentials:
- 5900D SafeSpace™ Portable Safe: Keep your things safe while socializing. Stash cash, jewelry, credit cards and more in the SafeSpace for security on-the-go. Available in white, grey and pink and retails for $19.99
- 5900D SafeSpace™ Laptop Computer Lock: Delivering peace-of-mind for college bound students, the SafeSpace allows you to walk away from your laptop without your laptop “walking away” from you.
Master Lock is helping get you excited for the back to school fun with their “Master Lock Photo Hunt Challenge.” Now through September 7, go to www.MasterLockPhotoHunt.com for the chance to win fun Master Lock products and other cool prizes. Players can add any of the Master Lock products they see to their wish list and email it for easy back-to-school shopping. You have to play with more than 65 chances to win, including daily instant win prizes, weekly prizes and one grand prize: a Samsung Smart Media Center Package that includes a 60” HD 1080p Smart LED HDTV.
For even MORE fun with Master Lock, join in on the conversation at the Twitter party
When: August 5th at 8 p.m
Who: @ResourcefulMom and the hashtag #MasterBackToSchool.
RSVP here so you are eligible for more prizes!
*Survey conducted by Survey Monkey in May 2014 among Americans representative of a National U.S. Census