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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 Amy Stanford November 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I just pray they are still in my purse after I double check 5 times!!

2 shaoyu brenner November 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm

we have a hide place

3 JM November 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Each week each child has to account for their set of keys - kind of like renting a movie - you want to make sure the right keys are checked back in. If not and you can't find the key or keys - new keys must be made. My husband must account for his works keys each day and he only wants to be accountable for his personal set of keys when they turn up missing. Myself I make sure I have all my keys each evening and sometimes in the morning because they seem to move in the middle of the night. I search each one, some are color coded and other one have a plastic rubber top. I have locked myself out of the house only once and now I have another set of keys attached to a round rubber expandable band that I put on my wrist/arm for just in case I lock myself out. Now the car keys are more difficult. I won't leave a spare under the car, but carry several sets of car keys just in case I lock myself out even though I now have AAA. I have given grandpa a set of house keys and car keys for just in case. That is how I manage my keys.

4 Chris November 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm

My son has an extra set of keys and he uses them a lot. I still want a keyless unlock for the front door like the car. I am sure that will be coming soon

5 Chris November 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I subscribe by e-mail

6 Tyanne Lowe November 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Our back door has the SmartKey and LOVE it. We need a set for the front door. Thanks!

7 Tyanne Lowe November 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I follow Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook.

8 Bonnie Davis November 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I always keep my keys in my hand as I leave the house. If my hands are full, I put them in a pocket. Of course our adult children have keys "just in case". Unusual circumstances (and forgetfulness) can happen to older people as well as the stressed out younger ones with small children.

9 Martha November 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I love this idea. I wish I'd thought of it first!

10 Tyanne Lowe November 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I subscribe to DSM via email.

11 Amy November 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm

It's so embarrassing how often I misplace my keys. I know one of these would bail me out of the emergency that's waiting to happen :P

12 Darla November 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I subscribe by e-mail

13 Melissa November 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

We use the keyless entry through the garage door.

14 Melissa November 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I am an email subscriber

15 Candace November 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I subscribe to your e-mail!

16 Candace November 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I keep a key hidden in an easily accessible place on our property.

17 Ally November 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I have three kids ages 19, 15, and 11 who have keys if they remember to take them with them each day; my best friend lives around the corner and has a key; and my boyfriend of 5 years has a key if we need to call him from across town. My ex lives down the street and it would be awesome to be better assured that he does not have a copy of the key to my home!!!

18 Nancy November 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I subscribe to your emails.

19 Nancy November 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm

We use multiple keys....hidden in a different location.

20 Nancy November 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I am an email subscriber.

21 Kimbuckjr November 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm

MANDATORY ENTRY: Before I was married and still living at home with my mom, our neighbor kept a house key of ours 'just in case' the unfortunate happened and I or my mom were locked out of the house. Now that I'm married with a child, my Mom-In-Law has a key and she lives about five miles away from us. I guess I should keep a spare house key in my car 'just in case' or maybe purchase one of those key holder rocks and put the rock in our bushes, that's always a good idea, too. Right now, I have all my keys on one keyring and I pray to never get locked out of any where, you know? I pray! Hee-hee-hee-hee! =)
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22 Kimbuckjr November 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm

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23 Kimbuckjr November 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I follow you on Twitter. My Twitter ID: @kimbuckjr

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24 Kimbuckjr November 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm
25 Kimbuckjr November 18, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I subscribe to your RSS Feed, via Google.
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26 Kimbuckjr November 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I am a 'current' email subscriber and have been for quite some time already.
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27 Jessica November 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I have an extra key hidden (not going to divulge where) outside. That's really all.

28 Jessica November 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I subscribe to your email also.

29 Lisa November 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I dont lock my door during the day and pray it will be ok.

30 Britnee Torres November 18, 2010 at 11:27 pm

i subscribe to your email

31 Britnee Torres November 18, 2010 at 11:27 pm

i follow you on facebook

32 Britnee Torres November 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm

i just always hope my keys are in my pocket book when i leave the house haha =)

33 Jenny November 18, 2010 at 11:43 pm

We have a lock box close by, we've done the whole lock your keys in the house and car thing. Luckly not with the kids, knock on wood!!

34 Paulette November 19, 2010 at 8:24 am

Just had to leave a quick comment even though the contest is over. This brought a smile to my face. We have monkeys for kids and usually have a second story window unlocked.

35 Mert November 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

I always think I need to hide a spare, yet I never do!

36 Sheryl November 19, 2010 at 9:56 am

I'm a subscriber

37 Michelle November 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

I get your daily emails!

38 Michelle November 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

I'm a fan on Facebook!

39 Michelle November 19, 2010 at 10:27 am

I carry a key on my keyring like most people, but we also have a hide a key. I'm not a huge fan of the hide a key, but it has proven useful. One tip, put your hide a key in the backyard rather on the front porch. That way if you have to use it random people are less likely to see you taking it out of the hiding place.
I don't know what we will do when the kids get older and should have a key. I've considered the keypad for the garage door, but this lock system would solve that problem!

40 Shelly Powell November 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

I double and triple check and I too have had a few close calls and even needed to send my daughter climpbing into a window last week to open the front door because I walked right past the keys hanging on their knob...

41 Shelly Powell November 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

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42 Shelly Powell November 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

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43 Shelly Powell November 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

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44 Sara November 19, 2010 at 10:56 am

My mom has an extra copy of our key, and we also have a garage door code. I have never seen this type of lock before. I would love to have one!

45 Sara November 19, 2010 at 10:57 am

I am an email subscriber. Thank you for your emails!

46 Brenda A. November 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Between my teenager and hubby we have gone through our share of lost keys. Earlier this yr. my hubby installed agarage door coder so problem solved. However having this would be great so our garage door lasts longer.

47 Brenda A. November 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm

also an email subscriber

48 Katy P November 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

My husband and I both keep a set with us- so far- if one has locked their keys somewhere- the other has a set.

49 Katy P November 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I'm a Facebook fan!

50 Katy P November 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

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