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Win-It Wednesday: Kwikset SmartKey Prize Pack!

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 17, 2010 · 808 comments


Have you ever locked two kids in your running car and a third child in the house all at once?

As embarrassed as I am to admit it, my husband and I accidentally did this when we were in the process of building our house. Through a comedy of errors where each of us thought the other had the car and house keys, we found ourselves standing outside of our newly-built home with a 2-year-old and 1-year-old locked in our running SUV, while our 2-month-old infant daughter was locked in her carrier inside the house.

Of course you can imagine the panic that ensued...until one of our new neighbors calmly walked across the street and wedged a credit card into the door frame, popping the lock. Of course I vowed two things right then and there: a) to always use the deadbolt lock and b) we needed to ensure that we were always able to gain access to the house.

Until now we've used a PIN pad attached to our garage door to achieve this, leaving our door leading inside in the garage unlocked. Of course had I know that there were such things as the Kwikset SmartKey available before now, we could have solved this in a much simpler and more secure manner!

My husband installed the Kwikset Arlington Handle and SmartKey Keyless Deadbolt in under 20 minutes -- all while I was away on a business trip and he was in charge of all five kids. So that tells you just how easy it is!

The handle is so much more attractive than the boring basic doorknob we had previously, and I love the keyless deadbolt. It automatically locks behind you after 30 seconds, and all you have to do to get back in is punch a 4-digit code that you set into the PIN pad. We're definitely buying a second SmartKey for our door in the garage!

One Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Kwikset SmartKey prize pack that includes:

  • Your choice of a Arlington handleset, Tustin lever or Juno knob
  • SmartCode Signature Series Keyless Deadbolt

To enter, tell me how you manage your house keys. Do you have multiple keys in case you get locked out? Do your children have keys to the home? Perhaps a neighbor keeps a spare key in case of emergencies.

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. How do you manage house keys?

2. Join the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Follow @DealSeekingMom on Twitter and tweet the following. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet!

Enter to win a Kwikset SmartKey prize pack on @DealSeekingMom: http://dealseekingmom.com/?p=61205

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(1) Kwikset SmartKey prize pack, as described above

This giveaway ends at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 11/18 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 808 comments }

1 Ami November 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Email subscriber

2 alh1203 November 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I do the "pocket check" method - tapping my pocket to make sure I have the keys before I shut the locked doors.

3 alh1203 November 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm

member of the DSM community on facebook

4 alh1203 November 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm
5 alh1203 November 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

email subscriber angelaspringer@hot

6 Jill M November 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm

My husband has become the neighborhood door opener because he's so good at it but even more reason everyone needs a keyless entry!

7 Jill M November 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I subscribe through e-mail.

8 Joyce Wild November 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Our garage door is operated by the button on our car sunvisor. Once in the garage, both my husband and I have a key to the door which gives access to the house. If we are not in the car, we have a different key to access the front door. Three of our adult children also have a key to the front door. And, yes, we got locked out of the house a couple times, before we set up these alternate ways to get in.

9 Julie November 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I have keys everywhere!! One at the neighbors, both of my parents have an extra key, plus one hidden outside. I think a keyless entry would be a whole lot easier!!

10 Betty H November 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I am a facebook fan and an email subscriber to your blog. I manage my keys by putting them all on one ring with color codes. I hope I win. I once accidentally locked my son inside my car with the engine running in the middle of winter. I haven't done that before and hoping to never do that again.

11 Samantha November 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Back up keys in the car, at my mom's and best friends house that live close by.

12 Shawna OBrien November 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

We have a hook where the keys are placed, so that we can find them when needed. We also do double checks to make sure we have our keys before we shut and lock the doors to our house. Unfortunately, my husband still looses his keys a few times a month.

13 Shawna OBrien November 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I follow Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook.

14 Shawna OBrien November 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm
15 Shawna OBrien November 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

16 Christine W November 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I currently keep one set of house keys in my purse at all times. Most of the time I leave through the garage and make certain that the garage is closed. I have given a copy of my house key to my brother and sister who live in the same town. My health issues are having to make me rethink what I am currently doing as I can't always reach my brother and sister. When I was taken by ambulance to the hospital, I was lucky enough to know one of the firemen. He locked up my home, and then gave the key to me to take with me to the hospital. (He also was kind enough to stay with me until the doctor arrived in my hospital room.)

Thank you,

Christine W.
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

17 Christine W November 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I am already a member of the Deal Seeking Mom Community on Facebook.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

18 Christine W November 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Follow @DealSeekingMom on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/5392195087499264

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

19 Christine W November 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I subscribe to your feed via email.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

20 Melinda Mello November 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I double check that I have my keys with me before locking the door and have a spare set in the diaper bag. We had an extra key at the neighbors' house before we moved too.

21 Dorothy F. November 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I keep a set in my purse all the time and my husband has a spare and my mother-in-law does to because you just never know when u have kids where your mind can be.

22 Dorothy F. November 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I am an email subscriber. Thank you for all you do!!

23 Mark November 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I don't even know if we have a house key. We use our garage door opener to gain access to our house. If by chance the electric goes out or the battery in the opener goes bad we are in big trouble. That's why this giveaway would be great for us. Thanks.

24 melissa t November 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

i follow u on fb

25 melissa t November 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

i subscribe to your emails

26 Hazel Mauer November 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I am a e-mail subscriber.
Love the many ways you help
make my life easier.

27 melissa t November 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm

i'm always losing my keys, we have a key rack but i never manage to put them on there.

28 Christina Burrell November 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

We each keep a set and we hide one in the garage in case we get locked out.

29 Christina Burrell November 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Email Follower of your blog.

30 Kristina November 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Oh how nice this would be

31 Kristina November 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I am a google reader follower

32 Kelly November 18, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I subscribe via email.

33 Kelly November 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

34 Nicole November 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm

We have a keypad with our garage door that we use. I actually do not even own a front door key! We bought a forclosure home, so we were given just 2 keys and i have already lost mine. Of course that also means it probably isn't that safe to keep the lock the bank put on the house.... so this prize is perfect for us :)

35 Nicole November 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm

i subscribe to email updates

36 Julie B November 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm

not only do i have a house key on my work keys ring and my days off car key ring, we have keys in a magnetic key box hidden on our mailbox, keys hidden in our shed, keys at the neighbors house and keys with 2 co-workers!

37 Julie B November 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

i am an email subscriber

38 Julie B November 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

oh and a facebook follower

39 Sue Kruvalis November 18, 2010 at 7:21 pm

We lock ourselves out all the time... We have a spare key in my purse,,, and if for some reason i dont have my purse or of course i left it in the van where its locked in... I have two spare keys at each neighbors house,, just have to make sure its at night when i get locked out because they work during the day.. lol.. i guess this keypad with three small kids would be a great idea..

40 Candice Hatten November 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I subscribe through e-mail..

41 Candice Hatten November 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm

How do I manage my keys.. not very well. I have had to come home to let my hubby in.. really really would love this..Really miss my old neighbors, now we have no one to let my hubby in.. lol

42 Jenna November 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I leave my keys in my car in the garage...not the smartest thing I know! Must find a different way!

43 Jenna November 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

44 Jenna November 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted: jennaod Enter to win a Kwikset SmartKey prize pack on @DealSeekingMom: http://dealseekingmom.com/?p=61205

45 Jenna November 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I subscribe to your daily emails.

46 gina November 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

We have a hide a key outside

47 gina November 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I like you on FB

48 gina November 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I am an email subscriber

49 Maureen November 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm

We, all family members that live where we do, have their own keys to enter our home.

50 Maureen November 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I subscribe to DSM emails.

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