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Unconventional Father's Day Gifts from Master Lock & Giveaway

Father's day is just one week away. Would you like to impress your dad with some one-of-a-kind gifts? Master Lock suggests you give Dad the gift of security by selecting the perfect lock to safeguard his valuables. To help you narrow down the choices, Master Lock has compiled descriptions of four common personality types and which locks would make the best gifts for each.

Active Dad
The active dad is a workout buff. He heads to the gym to stay in shape and loves to be outdoors whether he is hitting the trails with his bike, going on leisurely jogs or playing a few rounds of golf on the weekends. Because he loves these activities, he has invested in quality equipment that should be protected such as high-end ear buds for workouts, a top-of-the-line mountain bike and more. To lock up gym equipment and keep his possessions safe while working out, consider purchasing him a reliable combination lock such as the 1500iD Speed Dial ™. It's quick to open and will keep his workout gear safe. If he heads out on his bike more often than he goes to the gym, a bike lock may be the best gift. Consider an adjustable locking cable like Master Lock's 8413DPF, so he can lock up multiple items including his helmet along with his bike.

Handy Dad
This type of dad loves to fix things and spends his time both indoors and out, making his home the best it can be. Over the years, he has been gifted every tool imaginable to accomplish various home improvement tasks. Quality tools are expensive, whether they deal with lawn care or DIY projects. Help your dad lock up his tool shed or garage by giving him a high security laminated or solid body lock. For outdoor applications, look for padlocks that feature stainless steel components, protective weather covers, or the exclusive Rust-Oleum® Certified protection for extra weather resistance.

Business Dad
Always on the go, this dad is on the road for business meetings often and is a frequent hotel visitor. It's important that he keep his luggage and other crucial items safe as he travels. A TSA-accepted lock for baggage is a great way to keep items safe in-transit. Master Lock's 4688D TSA-accepted lock can help ensure he gets through airport security lines without a hitch. When in his hotel room, he'll need a safe place to store his passport, cash, watch and other important documents. Consider selecting a secure cash or document storage box like the 7143D to give him a safe place for these items.

All Dads
Regardless of a father's occupation or personality type most are busy men who balance a variety of responsibilities on a daily basis. Sharing the Master Lock Vault™ application with dad can help him keep all of his most important information in one safe, organized location. This free, secure online data storage application can ease his hectic life, giving him easy access to passwords, bank account information and more -- even when he's on the go.

The Giveaway

To celebrate Father's Day, Master Lock has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers Python™ Adjustable Locking Cables (8413DPF)! A $28.70 value! It will make a perfect gift for the active dad in your family!

This high quality bike lock features:
*Patented adjustable locking mechanism holds cable tight at any position for perfect fit.
*6' (1.8m) adjustable cable for application flexibility.
*3/8" (10mm) braided steel cable for superior cut resistance.
*Cable end threads through places other cables cannot.
*Rekeyable wafer cylinder for maximum pick resistance. Can be keyed-alike to any standard M1 key cut.
*Rust resistant lock and vinyl coated cable for superior weather and scratch resistance.
*Velcro strap holds excess cable for compact storage.
*Best use for bicycles, ATVs & All Terrain Equipment, Grills & Lawnmowers, & Tools & Ladders

Required Entry: Leave a comment telling me which Master Lock product you think would make a great gift for dad. Feel free to refer to the gift ideas posted above (Please leave a valid email address in your comment or in this form, or make sure one is visible in your blogger profile).

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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on 6/16/11
Open to US & Canadian Residents
Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks for entering and good luck!


Disclosure: I will receive a free product to facilitate my honest review. No monetary exchange took place. Gift ideas in this post were provided by Master Lock.

155 Treasure Hunters :

3Lilacs said...

I think the Cuff Bike lock would be a great gift.
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Linda Kish said...

I like the Bike Locks - No. 8200D
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Jessica said...

I think the 4688D TSA-accepted lock would make a great gift

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Robyn Ely said...

My hubby would want this one that is the prize. Python adjustable locking cable

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Meredith said...

COVERED LAMINATED PADLOCKS - NO. 6125KALJ would be a good lock for the outside toolbox.

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BowieTip said...

'Cause dad has become a new Harry Houdini fan, I'd buy him a standard laminated padlock with a lock picking kit to go with it.

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andalene said...

I think the Lockout Kit would make a great gift for my dad. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

COVERED LAMINATED PADLOCKS - NO. 6125KALJ for the shed and gates mrs.mommyyatgmail

PaulineMilner said...

At the Master Lock website, my Husband could certainly use the Covered Laminated Padlock, No 6127KA for the baby barn door. The lock he has now always freezes in the winter and is prone to rust.

Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

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deb c said...

I, also, like the
No. 8285 Force Series Double Shot U-Lock & Cable.
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shelbi89 said...

I think the 4688D TSA-accepted lock would be a great gift for my daddy! :)

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Bethany C. said...

I think another good gift for dad would be the Storage Security - No. 5900DWHT

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mogrill said...

I like the cuff bike lock.Thanks for the chance.
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Anonymous said...

No. 1500i Speed Dial™ Combination Padlocks would be really cool. thanks. gabflab@live.com

MTgunfighter said...

I like the 'lock out/tag out' product, because I always worry that someone is going to come along and start up a piece of machinery I am working on...


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S Carter said...

I would get the Security Bars - No. 266D

Heidi V said...

The ADA-Inspired Portable Locks would be great for my Dad.

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Deborah said...

Your post made me think of my new dad son and his military family, who seem to spend a lot of time on airplances; for him, the Master Lock's 4688D TSA-accepted lock would be ideal. asthenight at gmail dot com

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corey said...

I'm sure we could use the Covered Solid Body Padlocks somewhere. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

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3Lilacs said...

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Alicia C. said...

My husband takes quite a few mwdications. With a toddler and a teenager in the house, he's been wanting to get a locked box to keep everything in. So, as an "unconventional" Father's Day gift, he'd love to get No. 7142D-Security Chest
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Anonymous said...

I think my husband would love the giveaway one best, though the 1500 iD speed dial would also appeal to him; thanks ! belauvibes (at) yahoo (dot) com

3Lilacs said...

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Daniel M said...

my dad needs something like the 311NKA for the shed, they're always getting too rusty, this protected one should last longer - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Terri said...

The Storage Security - No. 7142D would be a great Father's Day gift to store important documents.

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I think the Masterlockitup.com
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LearnQuilling.com said...

I like the bike lock product.




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April said...

The Python adjustable locking cable:)

Miss Spoken said...

Covered Laminated Padlocks

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Amy said...

http://www.masterlock.com/product_details/CoveredLaminatedPadlocks/6121 is my choice amylovesbeingmom at gmail dot com

Lyra said...

Python™ Adjustable Locking Cables will be perfect for my husband! He bikes to work every nice day!
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s8r8l33 said...

I like the Bike Locks - No. 8200D
Street Cuff™ lock. Hubby & our son could use this.
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Listener said...

The cable lock would be perfect for my dad. He had his bike stolen a few months ago and is getting a new bike, but needs a new lock.

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Erica C. said...

I think the word bike lock would be good too.

FIBERONE said...

I could use the Master Lock Magum padlock. It is tough and just want I need for my gate.

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mom2girls said...

My husband is a avid biker and would love this lock: 8413DPF he has never been able to lock his helmet up with his bike and I am sure would love to not have to lug it around with him!
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I think the 7143d storage box would also be a great dad's day gift wilcatvic
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Diane52 said...

Love the cuff bike lock
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Kris said...

an outdoor padlock for the shed

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susansmoaks said...

my dad would like a covered solid body padlock
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Debbie Kennedy said...

Dad could use the Adjustable Locking Cables.
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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...My Dad could use a few of Master Lock's 4688D TSA-accepted locks !

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No. 2076 SmoothSpin™ Padlock would make a nifty gift for Dad
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I visited masterlock.com and would like to buy my dad a bike lock (item # 8118DPF)...this will perfectly suit his electric bike. :)

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my dad could use the lockout kit!
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