Sentry®Safe is launching a new product category called Big Bolts and asked me to give one away. The safes are awesome. I know this for two reasons. 1. I know their products inside and out. 2. Everything SentrySafe makes is awesome.

You might say “You’re just saying this because they gave you a safe to giveaway”, and you’d be totally wrong. Well, not totally wrong. Yes, they gave me a safe, but that’s not why I sing their praises. I really do know their products. I OWN their products. I’ve toured their facility. I’ve seen burn tests, I’ve seen drop tests, I’ve seen them doing secret formulaic combinations of Survivacast® and Pyronox® that would make Jaime and Adam* proud.

You can jump down to how to enter now… Or read why a SentrySafe is a must-have.

Buying a safe is something people WISH they would have done after it’s too late. (I tried to avoid the tragedy angle, but that’s the only thing that works with you people.)

You probably have all your documents and stuff in one of those 2-drawer file cabinets sitting in your home office, right? Guess how long that will protect your stuff in a fire… about 2 seconds, that’s how long, then it’s all gone. Your will, heirlooms, collector’s items, the deed to your house, your healthcare proxy docs, your passport, social security cards, birth certificates, tax receipts, everything, all gone. Oh, and that little paper with your baby’s footprints on it where they missed one toe so it looks like you have a nine-toed baby, that’s gone too.

Just imagine the process of replacing all that stuff on top of dealing with the fact that you may have just lost your entire house and everything in it. A daunting thought to say the least. That’s what made me get a SentrySafe.

It’s no joke. PLUS, they have something called an after-fire replacement guarantee that says if a SentrySafe Fire-Safe® product is damaged by fire at any time while still owned by you, they’ll ship a replacement free of charge. If that weren’t enough, certain models have the Fire Protection Limited Reimbursement Guarantee, in a nutshell, they’ll reimburse you for the fair market value of the valuables you store in certain models if destroyed.

It’s one of those things you can’t BELIEVE everyone doesn’t have, like E-Z Pass.

You want proof of awesomeness? How’s live-steaming, $1,750 in cash, a wallet, and a LOT of fire.

Here’s something cool SentrySafe did in late June, they did a burn test live-streaming on the internet. They threw the prize money ($1,750 in CASH) AND the host’s wallet in a safe, burned it for 30 minutes at 1500 degrees, dropped the safe 15 feet, pried it open, and then gave the money away. It, of course, came out unscathed. I’d say that takes someone pretty confident that their product delivers on their promise of keeping your stuff safe.

Here’s a little video about the event:

Here’s a real corporate video about their testing.

The nitty-gritty about the newly redesigned ‘Big Bolts’ Fire-Safe:

  • MSRP around $199
  • 1.2 cu-ft interior space
  • Advanced fire protection – UL Classified for Fire Endurance (1 hour at 1700˚F), to protect documents, records, and valuables stored inside from fire damage
  • 60% bigger bolts than traditional safes
  • Pry resistant hinge bar helps provide additional protection from forced entry on the hinge side of the door
  • ETL Verified to pass a 15 foot/4.5 meter drop test to ensure contents remain intact and locked upon impact
  • ETL Verified for 1 hour fire protection of CDs, DVDs, Memory Sticks and USB Drives up to 1700˚F/927˚C to protect precious media in the event of a fire
  • ETL Verified water resistance up to 8 inches for 24 hours
  • Key rack, door tray, and door pocket for small, easy-to-misplace items
  • Bolt down kit included to prevent unauthorized removal

And now, the giveaway.

Here’s a little sneak peek at what the new Big Bolts Safes look like (yes, you’ll be winning one of these):

 
 

SORRY, The contest is WAAAAAY Over. but it’s still an awesome safe that you should buy.

BUT just to be nice

PLEASE like us on Facebook.

We made it really easy:

Contest ran from 8AM Friday, 7/29/2011 until 10PM EST Friday, 8/5/2011.

P.S. You should probably follow @sentrysafe on twitter and like them on Facebook as well. They’re the good guys here.

 

Here’s some legal info they said I should publish.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising“.

*Jamie and Adam are the Mythbusters, get with it, man

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