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As much as I hate to admit it, back-to-school time is creeping closer. In just a few weeks I’ll be in a line 100 people long (I’m not exaggerating!) waiting to check out with my kids’ school supplies. Fiona is still easy. She’s in elementary school and just brings notebooks and folders and pencils to school most days. But on any given day Jake (in middle school) might have a cell phone, flute, band candy, and other expensive items with him. I want to know that they’re safe in his locker. I also want to know that we won’t have to buy another lock each September because he forgot the combination over the summer.
According to a survey done this past March, one out of four Americans surveyed said that their kids had trouble opening a combination lock or remembering the combination. I’m going to go a little further and suggest that this isn’t just kids. I have a collection of locks I no longer know the combinations to, but I can’t make myself throw them out. Well, Master Lock has solved that problem with the 1500eDBX dialSpeed electronic combination lock (only $15.99 on their site!). Instead of numbers, this lock has up, down, left, and right arrows. You can program in any combination of arrows between four and twelve arrows long, and you can even program in up to three guest codes! Although I would advise you not to use “down down up up left right left right” (shoutout to my 80s video game-playing homies!).
As you can see in the picture, the lock also has numbers and letters that correspond to the arrows, in case you want to make a mnemonic device for remembering the sequence. But if you forget it altogether, fear not, because the dialSpeed has a master code that you can look up online using the Master Lock Vault. It only took me about a minute to set up and verify my free, secure Vault account, where I was able to look up my lock’s special back-up code (save the booklet that comes with your lock!!!).
You can also use the Master Lock Vault to remember your guest codes, plus other sensitive information related to non-Master Lock things. You will never have to be like me, with a drawer full of dead, un-remembered locks that I can’t seem to let go of (what do I think, I’m going to remember twenty-year-old combinations in a dream?).
Master Lock Master Campus Challenge
Master lock is currently hosting a contest at www.MasterCampusChallenge.com and on the Master Lock Facebook page with new puzzles each week, where you can win all sorts of prizes, and earn points toward the grand prize drawing – a huge media room collection with a TV, game console, and more! You can even earn points by uploading a picture or video of your Master Lock product to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MasterCampusChallenge. (More info at the bottom of this page.)
Master Lock Back-To-School Twitter Party
My friend Amy (@ResourcefulMom) is hosting a twitter party at 8pm on Tuesday, August 6th with the hashtag #MasterBacktoSchool. You can RSVP here, then participate in the party where you could win one of ten awesome back-to-school prize packs, or even an iPad!
I hope to see you there. Now I’m off to play with my dialSpeed lock some more because…well, it’s really cool and I’m easily amused by things that light up. :-D
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