As loyal DormDelicious readers may know, we like to start a series of giveaways each summer to help a few lucky students kick off the school year right (with free stuff!) This summer is no exception and we're starting off with a sweet shredder from Fellowes that can help you keep your identity safe on campus. Okay, so maybe you never thought you would hear the words "sweet" and "shredder" in the same sentence, but Fellowes was nice enough to provide us with a P-12C cross-cut shredder to review, and we've got to admit this one is pretty cool.
Read on to win one of your own!
We should start by explaining why a shredder is important. Unfortunately, identity theft is becoming more and more common all over the world, and college campuses are no exception. One easy way to protect yourself is to never throw out documents that contain personal information such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, your social security number, or anything else that might help someone to steal your identity. Instead, you should shred those documents into so many pieces it would be impossible to re-assemble them and read the information.
That's where the P-12C comes in. In our tests, it was easy to set up, fast, and shredded not only documents but also paper clips, staples, expired credit cards, and more. It can even shred CDs! And this particular model does cross-cut shredding, which means it shreds horizontally as well as vertically, which makes it much, much harder to paste back together documents. Equally important (to us at least) is that it looks pretty darn cool. Its shiny black finish and rounded design mean it won't stick out at all in your otherwise impeccably decorated dorm room (which you decorated with our help, right?)
Shredding isn't the only way to protect yourself from identity theft though. Here are a few more tips:
I've been interested in digital picture frames ever since I built my own out of an old Apple Powerbook 3400. At that time, I decided to do it myself because a legit digital photo frame was prohibitively expensive. Well, times have changed, prices have dropped (dramatically) and when Sungale came to us and offered to let us review a combination digital photo frame and desk lamp I couldn't resist.
We are holding a contest to give away this Sungale lamp to one lucky reader. Learn how to win at the end of this review!
The moment has finally arrived. The first giveaway in our Delicious Dorm Giveaway series is here!
Students are always on the move—lecture halls, student lounges, campus lawns. The Brookstone(R) e-Pad(R) Laptop Desk makes it easy and comfortable to work on a laptop anywhere. Sturdy surface keeps laptops stable. Padded base keeps your lap cool. Built-in handle makes it good to go.
We're excited that we get to offer up not just one prize, but three to kick things off. And what better way to give away three prizes than to do it in three places? Facebook, Twitter, and right here on DormDelicious.
Folks, for some the time has already come, and for some it draws nearer every day. Back to school! Whether it fills you with dread, excitement, or some complex emotion that is really a strange mix of two or three emotions, we here at DormDelicious want to make it easier on you.
Since we can't visit all of you and help carry those huge boxes of stuffed animals up to your room on the 16th floor (phew!) we went for the next best thing. We want to give you some free stuff!
Over the next few weeks we're going to be hosting some awesome giveaways for back to school. We'll be keeping our site updated along with our Twitter feed and Facebook page so make sure you follow us everywhere you can to increase your chances of knowing about the contests, and better yet, winning them!
To kick things off, we've partnered with Brookstone's Ultimate Dorm Room Sweepstakes to give away three ePad laptop desks. Stay tuned for details on winning. In addition to posting about each contest, we'll keep this page updated with details about each of the contests we run and who won!
In the meantime, hop over to Brookstone because any purchase made between now and September 12th will enter you to win the Ultimate Dorm Room, worth over $1,000!