The Key to Middle School Success and a Giveaway

My tween was a bag of nerves before she stated middle school. She had watched her older sister go to 6th grade. She knew the ropes. We had visited the middle school many times. But, she was nervous…

It did not  help that the 5th grade teachers, counselors, and administration spent weeks talking to the kids about the middle school locker. The locker is a big deal for tweens. For years in elementary school, students store their materials in their desks, on the back of chairs in pouches, or in bins in the classroom.  The 5th graders even  go to try a locker. Here’s the thing. None of them could successfully open the locker. My daughter was overwrought with worry.

The solution presented itself through a review I was asked to do for Master Lock. I was sent a cute pink lock from MasterLock. The lock was released in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month — I know, I know it has taken me some time to get to this review! In addition to raising awareness, MasterLock is supported the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a $15,000 donation.

John Heppner, CEO of Fortune Brands Storage and Security, which includes MasterLock, states that “By expanding our breadth of pink looking products, not only are we helping our consumers lock up their valuables to keep them safe and secure, we hope to unlock a cure for breast cancer by raising awareness and funding research.”

Each of the specially designed pink looking locks is emblazoned with a pink awareness ribbon, the universal symbol of breast cancer awareness, and is targeted towards a range of security needs:

MasterlockLocker Security — Users can create their own, easy-to-remember combination on a durable 2.5 in. wide metal lock using four wheels featuring letters, numbers, and characters. Combinations are reset table and allow for more than one million combination possibilities. The 2.5 inch wide Metal Lock (1534DPNK).features soft touch dials for a no-slip grip. It retails for $8.49. Another Master Lock product is the 1-7/8”wide padlock (1530DPNK), which offers a pink twist on the familiar rotary dial combination lock most people grew up with. Perfect for lockers.. This lock retails for $4.34. Interested in a pink padlock with a pink key? Check out the Master Lock 146Q — available in a 4-pack, which offers users considerable savings and the ad,ded convenience of all four locks opening with the same key.

Bike Security — two new pink cable locks to keep bikes stylishly safe. Both locks feature pink vinyl-coated cables to protect bikes’ finishes from scratching. First lock is a 6 feet by 10-millimeter locking cable (8161DPNK). Second lock is a 4 feet by 8-millimeter locking cable (8143DPNK).

Luggage and Backpack Security — Two new pink luggage locks for safe travel and security. The 1-1/8” wide metal luggage lock (4688DPNK) is designed secure checked baggage but allows TSA aiport screeners to check and relock baggage without damaging lock. The 3-5/16” wide durable metal lock is designed for use on backpacks, computer cases, and carry-on luggage, plus features a contemporary carabiner shape for a modern look.

For more information on the pink range of Master Lock’s and other products, go to

Giveaway for Musings from Me readers! I have a pink Master Lock for one lucky reader. One comment = one entry.

1. Go to the MasterLock website. Tell me something that you explored on the website.

2. Subscribe to this blog by reader. Leave a comment.

3. Friend me on Google Friend.

I was not compensated for this post, but I was sent a Master Lock to review. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends April 2 at 11:59 p.m.

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