August is Emergency Preparedness Month. Since I live in Houston, where hurricanes are a serious threat, I make sure that my hurricane preparedness kit is always ready. I stock it with canned goods, bottled water, batteries, flashlights, a portable radio, first-aid kit, duct tape, and tarps. I also make sure that my valuables are protected by storing them in a safe.

My current safe is the Sentry Safe SFW123TTC Extra Large Digital Alarm Fire Safe. Key features include: UL Classified to survive in a fire for 1 hour in up to 1700°F, ETL verified water resistant in up to 8 in of water for up to 24 hrs, Programmable digital locks lets you choose your combination, ETL verified for the protection of USB drives, CDs, DVDs & portable hard drives, Pry-resistant hing bar, and Bolt down hardware.

To help you keep your valuables safe, I’m giving away a Sentry Safe SFW123TTC Extra Large Digital Alarm Fire Safe. To enter to for a chance to win, answer question below:

“What possession would you protect or save in a natural disaster?”

Additional Entries

  • Like Mocha Dad on Facebook (5 extra entries)
  • Like SentrySafe on Facebook (5 extra entries)
  • Tweet This: Enter the @SentrySafe Emergency Preparedness giveaway on @mochadad #LSSS (1 extra entry per tweet – 5 per day)

Additional Opportunity from Master Lock and the American Red Cross

For the third year, Master Lock is supporting the urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission and is kicking off their “For Everything Worth Protecting” Twitter sweepstakes this August to raise funds and awareness for the American Red Cross.

Starting August 16 through August 31, Master Lock will ask consumers via Twitter to share what possession they’d most like to save or protect in case of a natural disaster. For every participant who tweets their reply using #MasterLockProtectsSweeps, Master Lock will donate $1, up to $10,000, to the American Red Cross, on top of an initial donation of $10,000. Each entry will enter the participant for the chance to win one of 5 prize bundles–a $75 Visa gift card, a SentrySafe and American Red Cross Preparedness Kit to help them be prepared in case of fire or flood.

Master Lock’s donation will support the urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission, whether it is responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills to save a life, or assisting military members and their families during emergencies. This marks the third Twitter sweepstakes that Master Lock has hosted to benefit the American Red Cross.


Five (5) grand prizes are available to win. The prizes consist of the following:
· $75 Visa Gift Card, (1) SentrySafe Extra Large Digital Fire Safe SFW123TTC, (1) Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit.
ARV of the Grand Prize: $300 USD.

Official Rules for Master Lock Sweepstakes:

Official Rules for Mocha Dad’s Giveaway: Mocha Dad’s “Master Lock Tax Relief Giveaway” starts on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 and ends on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Goodall Family Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winner will be chosen via and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my website. 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.” All opinions are my own. Allow 3-6 weeks for giveaway fulfillment. While Master Lock has provided promotional support in the form of prizes, Master Lock is not administering the giveaway on this website. Prize value is approximately $150.