As a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I have been compensated for my time in writing this post and receive samples for review.
When asked what I most love and care about and want to protect, the answer is easy—my family. I want to make sure that my kids are safe in all situations whether they’re riding in the car, crossing the street, learning in their classrooms, playing with friends, and at home.
Our home is our safe haven and in recent years, a rash of burglaries around the holidays have made me feel less than secure as neighboring homes have been broken into in broad daylight. We’ve purchased better door hardware including longer deadbolts and thicker deadbolt plates to prevent our doors from being kicked in, use Alarm.com’s technology to monitor our home through video cameras and receive text alerts when our security system is triggered, and have a large Labrador who is loving to people he knows but is incredibly fierce towards strangers.
Just as we’ve secured our home to make it more difficult for intruders to get in, we also are careful to protect our belongings outside our house so they’re not easy targets for theft. Seasonal items like snow shovels and garden tools are kept locked in a shed when they’re not being used. Bikes are parked on the back porch or secured with a cable lock, rather than leaving them on the front porch since neighborhood kids have had their bikes disappear from the front of their house. I use a padlock like the Master Lock 1535D to secure my belongings in a locker when I’m at the gym.
I may sound paranoid but I never want to grow too comfortable about the fact that even though our wonderful family friendly neighborhood is mostly safe, we still live in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. If we’re not diligent, we could easily be victims of crime. The precautions that we’ve taken are designed to keep unwanted intruders out and our belongings safe in order to preserve our sense of security that our home is our safe haven. To me, nothing is worse than having our sense of security shattered because we’ve been careless or lackadaisical.
Today Master Lock kicks off year-long campaign to educate consumers on staying secure and protecting what they love and care about in a variety of situations with a Twitter sweepstakes. From February 17-28, Master Lock wants you to join the conversation on Twitter by answering this question: What do you most love and care about and want to protect?
Three Grand Prize winners will receive
- $100 Visa gift card
- Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit
- An assortment of Master Lock safety products
25 First Prize winners will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card plus the same Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit and Master Lock products.
When you Tweet your answer using the hashtag #MasterLockProtects, you’re automatically entered into the sweepstakes and your Tweet generates a $1 donation to the American Red Cross in addition to Master Lock’s initial $10,000 donation. This is just one way the company hopes to help keep the places and people we care about safe.
Master Lock’s donation supports the urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission, whether it is responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills to save a life, or assisting military members and their families during emergencies.
In addition to Master Lock’s Twitter sweepstakes, I am offering a First Aid American Red Cross Personal Emergency Preparedness Kit & Backpack and Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe courtesy of Master Lock.
To enter, Tweet about what you love and care about the most and want to protect and leave a link to your Tweet in your comment by Wednesday, February 28. Not only will you have entered my giveaway but you’ll be entered into the Master Lock Twitter Sweepstakes and have donated $1 to the American Red Cross!
For extra entries, complete the required Tweet above and do any of the following:
- Follow me on Instagram and leave your Instagram username in the comments (1 entry)
- Pin or repin the giveaway image to Pinterest and leave a link to your pin in the comments (1 entry)
- Click through to my posts on Babble, read one, and let me know which product featured was your favorite or whether you agree or disagree with my perspective through your comment. (1 entry)
A winner will be drawn from all eligible entries on March 1. Winner must provide their name along with a U.S. mailing address within 24 hours to claim their prize. Full sweepstakes rules for giveaways conducted on TechSavvyMama.com can be found here. Amazon Affiliate links included in this post.