~This is a sponsored post made in partnership with Global Influence. Opinions and stories are my own.~
One of the most important things that should be on every child’s back-to-school supply list is Master Lock. If your child has gym classes, attends sports or has a personal locker, it is essential for their items to stay safe. Although some schools have their own combination lockers for school books, most are often shared. This doesn’t typically apply to gym/sport lockers which you must supply your own combination for. Having a child who has had his gym clothes stolen multiple times in previous years and items from shared lockers so much he went one year carrying all his books in his bookbag, I highly recommend sending your child to school with Master Lock.
Two of the items I personally would choose are:
Let me introduce you to my most favorite padlock of all time, the dialSpeed Digital Combination Lock! I love this lock! It has a directional interface for speed and ease of use. You can also have up to 3 codes and it’s Master Lock Vault enabled (in case you forget your code). Plus, it has anti-shim technology for maximum security. This is NOT a lock for outdoor use. It is digital, runs on batteries and should not get wet.
It is extremely easy to use. I only make one suggestion for kids (and big kids), do not make your passcode the obvious Konami Code: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right. Anyone that sees a directional keypad automatically thinks of that.
When you put in the correct code the lock turns multi-color. If you put in the wrong code it turns red. Otherwise it remains blue when waiting for the code. I love the simplicity and my Teen is extremely excited to use it for school!
First of all, I actually have one of these Portable Safe’s for myself! I use it when I travel and when I’m home I have it hidden away. I honestly suggest any teen or college age kids to have one of these for their personal belongings at school. It can hold their cellphone, portable mp3 player, car keys or other valuables they don’t want readily available in a shared locker or gym locker when playing sports.
The special thing about this Portable Safe is that it has a cable that wraps around and locks into itself. This way it would be nigh impossible to remove the portable safe without removing whatever it is held on to. It has a 4 digit combination that opens it and releases the cable. It’s extremely durable, with shock resistant foam inside to protect electronics and water resistant!
There are many other padlock and safe options available at Master Lock for Back to School and home use. Check out your local retailer to see what is available or Master Lock online!
Here is something really fun! Master Lock is having an incredible back-to-school “Master Lock Photo Hunt Challenge” for students and parents. It’s an interactive online game that offers players the chance to view many of the products they have available for students and win Master Lock products and other cool prizes!
Now through September 7, participants can go to MasterLockPhotoHunt.com, create their own shopping wish list while having a chance to win prizes. If it is a student, they can even mail their lists to Mom & Dad!
The game features two similar back-to-school images and asks players to spot the differences before time runs out. If the player finds all the differences it will unlock the next photo board with the potential to earn up to two sweepstakes entries for each play. If they share the photo hunt challenge on Twitter, they earn an additional entry!
There are more than 65 chances to win, including daily instant win prizes. There are weekly prizes and one grand prize: a Samsung Smart Media Center Package that includes a 60” HD 1080p Smart LED HDTV.
Tomorrow, August 5th, at 8:00-9:00PM EST there is going to be a #MasterBacktoSchool Twitter Party and I hope you all join in! The grand prize is a iPad Mini 16BG (ARV $299 ($318.00 w/ taxes) + a Back-to-School Pack! Also, 10 other winners will be receiving Back-to-School packs as well! Check out what is inside them!
- $25 Visa Gift Card
- Scientific calculator (ARV $15.99)
- Dry erase board (ARV $9.99)
- Hooks (ARV $9.99)
- Magnets (ARV $12.99)
- Shelves (ARV $9.99)
- Organizer Bin (ARV $6.99)
- Mirror with pocket (ARV $19.50)
- Dry Erase Markers (ARV $11.59)
- 1535D Set-Your-Own Combination Lock (ARV $10.40)