Swingline Stack and Shred Giveaway

by Janice

Although I know that shredding documents is an important step in protecting myself from identity theft, I admit that I didn’t have a shredder at my house until recently. When I was contacted by Swingline to try their new Stack and Shred paper shredder I started thinking about my personal shredding habits and why I might want to consider making a change, especially as a work-at-home mom.

Let’s look at the facts: During 2010, more than 11 million people were victims of identity theft in the US alone. Not only does it take time for an individual to sort out an identity theft mess, but it almost always costs money, too. It really does pay to shred your “sensitive documents.”

What documents should I shred?

It is good practice to shred documents that contain any of the following:

  • Account numbers
  • Passwords
  • Signatures
  • PINs
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth

 
Basically, you want to shred any document that contains information that identity thief could used to impersonate you. Other key documents to shred include credit card offers, old bank statements, old insurance and medical records, pay stubs, old tax records, etc. If you’re anything like me, that adds up to a ton of paper.

Stack and Shred from Swingline

I’m so glad to have received a Stack and Shred to test out and this is why…

Features and Benefits

  • Load up to 100 sheets at once versus one sheet at a time
  • Super quiet performance
  • Automatic jam clearance
  • Fits under the desk
  • Shreds staples, paper clips, and credit cards, too
  • Holds 7 gallons of shredded paper

 

You Can Win a Stack and Shred

Do you want to start shredding along with me?

To enter to win your own Swingline Stack and Shred paper shredder, simply leave a comment on this post.

Residents of the US and Canada are eligible to win. The contest will end on Friday June 24, and a winner will be announced on June 25. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

Disclosure: Swingline provided me with a review item and the prizing for this giveaway.



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Rebecca June 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Oh, I would LOVE to win this. I shred…but, the shredder is old…so, I usually let it pile up then my dh has to burn it…..one thing I really detest doing. BUT, I think this would help a LOT

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2 Selene June 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

What a great prize! My shredder only handles a few papers at a time, and I have a lot of old papers to get rid of.

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3 Terry June 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

This is SO cool! 100 papers at a time? I’d be done shredding papers in a matter of 10 minutes versus the hours I make my children spend. Crossing fingers to win!

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4 a June 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

would ove to win so i can keep my papers safe!

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5 anne hill June 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

for some reason it didn’t post my name & email :)

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6 Audrey June 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I’d love one of those. I always hand shred things sent with account numbers..it would be awesome to be able to take care of stacks at a time.

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7 Erin June 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm

This sounds great!!!

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8 Kristin June 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Oh we need a shredder so bad. Thanks so much for the chance.

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9 Ivy June 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I would LOVE to win this! We have a pile of things to shred, but our shredder is getting old (dull edges) and only works well now if you feed the pages individually. And it doesn’t cross-cut shred, which I really demand of the next one we get.

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10 TawndaM June 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

wow… this sounds great!

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11 Christine June 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Ok, I just cleaned out my file/bill drawer today and now have a stack to shred. I can’t believe I came online and saw this contest! I think it is meant to be because if I don’t win I’ll be ripping everything by hand…lol.

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12 Michelle Hires June 8, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Woah – this looks like a dream come true!

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13 Mel Pilchard June 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

this is EXACTLY what my family needs! I collect all of our “shred-ables” in a basket until the dreaded moment it’s full and have to sit infront of the shredder for what feels like an eternity! We have actually resprted to putting our shred-ables in the bonfire on occasion =\. This stack and shred would be amazing!!

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14 Jessica June 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I NEED that!!! We own a business and our shredder only does 5 sheets at a time… so I have to pay my 11 year old sister to do my shredding… or we burn them…. PLEASE?!?!?!

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15 Tracy H June 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I am in need of a shredder!

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16 Michele Puccini June 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I could really use this type of shredder. Right now, everything I need to destroy is in a big cardboard box. I am too afraid to throw it away.

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17 Ellen C. June 8, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I’d love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

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18 Jill June 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I could stop using my three year old to shred all those credit card offers. We put him to work when our shredder died last week.

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19 Melissa June 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm

ooh, ooh, ooh, we need this! I would love to win! Thanks!

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20 Angel S. June 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Great giveaway! I love a multi-function tool. Looks durable enough to handle all my junk mail!

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21 Leanne M June 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

This looks soooo handy! I would love this! Thanks for the chance!

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22 Amy M June 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I love that this shredder can load up to 100 pages at a time and that it has a super quiet performance!

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23 Heather June 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I must say, that is a monster of a shredder. I don’t think I’ve seen one that nice. Thanks for doing this….

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24 Joanna June 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I would love one of these – I have so much paperwork laying around that needs to be shredded!!

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25 Elena June 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I would love to win it. Thank you for the giveaway!

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26 Rona June 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Between my home office, mail and other paper I could so use a new shredder!

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27 Kelly June 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I would love this! Our shredder just died! And could only take one page at a time, brutal.

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28 Lachelle Bodine June 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

That would save me so much time with my shredding needs!

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29 Amanda M. June 8, 2011 at 11:29 pm

This is awesome! Our old shredder broke and we never replaced it so this would be perfect! Also great awareness for identity theft! Thanks!

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30 Marilyn June 8, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I always shred everything even questionable for those identity thieves out there! But my shredder gets hot and stops if I shred for too long of a period at one time and the basket is small and has to be emptied often. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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31 Anne June 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I so need this! Our “to shred” stack is enormous! I just never seem to find the time to sit and “feed” it!

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32 scrapcatb June 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Would really love to have this shredder! Make getting through all those piles that need shredding much quicker and might actually inspire me to do it!

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33 hj June 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I would feel safer throwing out papers w.this shredder!
hmcnaron at gmail dotcom

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34 Jawan June 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

I need this…..we are so rich that we don’t want the world to find out just how much money we have. Seriously, we could use this – but not because we’re rich but rather to keep every tiny cent we’ve got! Thanks!

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35 Susan P. June 9, 2011 at 1:59 am

I need a new shredder. The blades on mine are getting dull and it only does a few sheets at a time.

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36 Kat June 9, 2011 at 2:19 am

We’re downsizing and moving. I’ve gone through two shredders already…this sounds like a powerhouse.

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37 Jyll Malotky June 9, 2011 at 2:31 am

My litle shredder bit the dust! I’ve LOVE to have this sweet new shredder for home :)

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38 Crystal June 9, 2011 at 4:30 am

This would be for my mom,she recently said her paper shredder stopped working,she’s used one for years! I will keep the link,thanks!!

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39 debra b June 9, 2011 at 5:58 am

This would be awesome, I love that you can put up to 100 pages in at a time. I had a tiny shredder once, it was just the top that you put on a box that did one page at a time and jammed up every chance it got. I have papers going back years that needs shredding.

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40 Marjorie June 9, 2011 at 6:43 am

Wow, what a wonderful prize, boy could I ever use this product.
I am always so far behind in shredding, my machine will do 3 papers at a time and then gives up. A great win for all.

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41 Van June 9, 2011 at 7:25 am

Wow, this is great. We shred one sheet at a time, but because it takes so long, we end up creating a ‘shred later’ pile that doesn’t get shredded because shredding it would take even longer!

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42 CrystalGB June 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

Awesome giveaway. This would be great to have. Thank you for the giveaway.

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43 Kathy Stevenson June 9, 2011 at 8:15 am

I really need this!!!

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44 Becky M June 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

Awesome shredder… would love this!

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45 ktjrdn June 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

I have a home business and this would be wonderful!

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46 Vilmarys June 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

I would love to have this!

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47 Christine Pettijohn June 9, 2011 at 9:33 am

I would love a shredder like that!

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48 Joanna June 9, 2011 at 10:59 am

Right now i either have to feed two papers at a time into my ancient one at home or lug a bunch of papers to work to use their industrial size shredder and pray i don’t jam it up and make a huge embarrasing mess. This would really help. Thanks for the opportunity!

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49 Jinii June 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

This would be an awesome upgrade from my current shredder!!!

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50 Tracey June 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

I could really use a new shredder. Thanks for the chance to win!

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51 hotpants™ June 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

We desperately need one. This would prevent my husband stacking up mail that needs to be shredded. Ha!

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52 Alison S. June 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I am impressed that you can shred 100 pages at a time. HUGE difference compared to the shredder I have that will only do a few pages at a time. Which is why I avoid shredding until I have a huge pile. :P

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53 Payal June 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

The features of this shredder sound ideal – shred 100 sheets at a time, shred credit cards, staples, clips. I also like that it’s quiet.

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54 Debra June 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

This would be great to have. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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55 Al June 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I need a shredder badly. This one sounds great and has really good features.

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56 Brett June 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I sure could use this prize. Thanks for the great offers!

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57 Sheila June 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I love that it will shred so many docs at one time – vs just one.

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58 LaVonne June 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This sounds like a great product. We have a cheap shredder so I’d love to replace it if I won! ;)

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59 hippie4ever June 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

AAAh how fabulous! I’d love to be rid of all te paper clutter so quickly.

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60 Lil Peach June 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I let my “Gotta Be Shredded” stuff pile up til it is hazardous (!) and then try to do it all at once, so of course, I burned out my old shredder – I’d love this one, it sounds MUCH better than my old cheapie version.

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61 Jennifer June 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Would love to have this! Thanks for the chance!

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62 June June 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Great for getting rid of all the private mail.

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63 Sandra Strait June 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I’d love to own a Stack and Shred. My current shredder works about as well as if I was shredding with my fingernails, lol!

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64 Pauline M June 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm

This is something that would definately come in handy in my home. Right now, I cut things up and put pieces in different garbage bags. Not very efficient or safe.

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65 Shondra W. June 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Wow…I’ve never seen a shredder like this. Looks like the perfect solution to getting rid of confidential or unwanted paper.

Thanks for the opportunity.

walker(dot)shondra(at)yahoo(dot)com

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66 Karen Propes June 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I would love this shredder, we have a lot of medical records and invoices that we shred on a daily basis. This would be such a time saver we had a small one but I quess we shredded it to death. Thanks for this FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!
ncjeepster@aol.com

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67 misty June 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

OMG, this shredder would have saved my time if I had known! I have too many paper junk that I cannot just thow away in a gabage bin because I’m scared of identity theft. And my old one (this was the second one) broke about 2 months ago…and it was very clumsy one. I had to insert one paper at time, and it was so loud!

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68 Brenda Rupp June 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Please enter me! I have so much to be shredded in my office, I hate to think about it!
I am following on twitter and tweeted: Swingline Stack and Shred Giveaway – 5 Minutes For Mom http://t.co/ABfJiBv via @5minutesformom
I liked this on facebook!
I’m a subsscriber!

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69 nan June 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

thanks for the chance
nannypanpan at gmail.com

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70 Michelle June 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I shred SO many papers that it takes me 20+ minutes at times and this would be AWESOME!!

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71 Marlena U. June 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

We.Need.This! :)

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72 Linda Kish June 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

My stack keeps getting bigger. I need a shredder soon.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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73 Athena June 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

This sounds like it would be an amazing time saver!

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74 Some Lucky Dog June 10, 2011 at 4:37 am

I would love this! I can’t believe how much time I spend shredding!
someluckydog at gmail dot com

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75 Mia June 10, 2011 at 8:42 am

Oh baby could I use this – I have boxes of old documents that I planned to burn but have never gotten around to it. This is so nice that I could shred 100 sheets at a time – wow!

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76 Suzanne June 10, 2011 at 9:09 am

Holy cow serious? 100 sheets at a time? Whoa that is cool. We are self employed and that would be like a dream come true for me to handle that much at once. I am totally impressed.

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77 Lisa June 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

This sounds like a great way to build a shredder. Much more efficient and practical than regular shredders. altern147 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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78 Karen Jo Moseley June 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

I have a box of old bank statements just waiting for a good shredder! I’ve gone paper free and do my banking online! I’d love to win a shredder and this one looks like a Winner!

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79 Tami June 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

YES I WANT TO SHRED!!!! :) I have about 3 laundry baskets full of papers to shred, but my shredder burns out after about 20 papers and then jams if you put more than one piece of paper in at a time. This is an awesome product I would LOVE to win. I would promise to shred everything right away!!!

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80 Gail June 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I’ve heard great things about the Stack and Shred. I’d love to own one! Hope I win it!!!

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81 Angie June 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I’d love to win this!

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82 Cynthia Campbell June 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I admit I don’t have a shredder and would love to win this one.

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83 Shannon June 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Oh, we would love to win this! Our old shredder finally went kaput after both buttons broke off and the engine started to shine and skreech after only shredding two pages!! :)

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84 Heidi Daily June 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I would love to win this! We only have a small shredder right now but could definitely use a bigger one!

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85 Stacy H June 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm

That shredder looks awesome! Would love to have one. :)

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86 Mia Dentice Carey June 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!!!!!
What an AWESOME shredder!!!!
Thanks for the opportunity!!
=)

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87 Linda F June 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

It’ amazing that it can shred 100 sheets at a time!

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88 Daniel M June 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

cool, automated shredding

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89 Cindy W June 11, 2011 at 12:30 am

I could SOOO use this!!!! Love the features!!!!

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90 Vickie couturier June 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

My son could use this at his office,be nice to have

vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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91 Deb June 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

This is something everybody needs.

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92 Alison June 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

This would save a lot of space in my trash bin.

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93 Stacey` June 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I always feel better if my personal info is shredded, this would be great.

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94 Idaho Jill June 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I have so much to be shredded- it’s all stacking up…need to either win or take it to one of those shredding days that they have occasionally!

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95 Christina June 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I cannot believe the 100 pages – this has so many more features that what I’ve looked at (and never bought) in the past….

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96 Jen Del Papa June 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm

My husband teases me because I have refused to purchase a new shredder after burning through 3 in the $30-50 range. I literally have calluses on my thumbs today from tearing up 5 years of medical records I finished scanning.

Thanks for the chance to win a Stack And Shred!

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97 LCruz June 12, 2011 at 4:06 am

I’d definitely love to win this:) This is so useful for us. Thank you for the chance.

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98 Gilbert June 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Just what I need, I have so much to shred!

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99 C.B. June 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

This would help clean up my office!!

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100 Debra June 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

This is awesome. I could use it everyday!

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101 Mama Zen June 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I could really use this!

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102 Dawn June 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

After having our identity stolen 5 times, we could really use this!

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103 Anne-Marie T June 12, 2011 at 11:38 pm

It would be wonderful to have a shredder-right now I burn my sensitive documents.

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104 Krista June 13, 2011 at 1:59 am

This would be really nice! Then I wouldn’t have to haul it all to my parents house every 6 months and overheat their old shredder! ;)

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105 Christine June 13, 2011 at 9:30 am

I would love this! I can’t believe how much time I spend shredding!
Thanks for the chance!

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106 Deb June 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

Everybody needs a shredder, good luck to all!

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107 Leigh F. June 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

I could certainly use this. I just cleaned out our old records and need to shred everything!

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108 C. B. June 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

I have so much to shred, this would be a great thing to have. Thanks for the chance!

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109 Brett June 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

I really need this, thanks for the chance to win!

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110 Stacey M June 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

Badly needed!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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111 Judith June 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

Why do they put your account # on every page and top and bottom? i need this.

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112 DM June 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I can’t believe this shredder can handle 100 pages at a time. WOW, that is impressive.

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113 Christopher June 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

This is a great offer, I have lots of stuff to shred,

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114 A.Leigh June 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

My house might look cleaner if I had a shredder and not piles of personal documents on top of my dresser!!!

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115 Bella June 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Every person needs this, thanks for the opportunity to win.

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116 melissa n June 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

this is a great idea! my husband is a stickler for shredding stuff before throwing it out, he’d love this.

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117 Belinda M June 15, 2011 at 6:44 am

What a great thing to have at home. We do not have one and I would love to win this

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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118 Debbylou June 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

This would keep me from having to take all of my personal papers to work to shred!!

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119 Leigh F June 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

I really need a shredder, thanks for the chance to win!

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120 Christopher June 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

Need this badly!!!

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121 Wayne June 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

I have so much to shred so I could really use this! Thanks for the chance.

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122 HappyMomC June 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Would so love to win this!

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123 Cassandra D. June 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Oh this is great! this would cut down on a lot of time spent with the shredder!

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124 Mark June 16, 2011 at 1:50 am

this would be very handy!

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125 Terra Heck June 16, 2011 at 3:42 am

This would be nice to have to shred all my important papers I no longer need. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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126 Kayla June 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I would love this product, shredding items is always good.

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127 Kristin June 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm

this would make my shredding go so fast!

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128 Raven In A Blue Room June 17, 2011 at 12:54 am

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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129 Mary Faulkner June 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

I own a small shredder that shreds about 5 pages at a time. This would be ideal! Would love to be able to shred credit cards vice cutting them up. And those offers for everything under the sun! I spend about 15 minutes out of my day shredding papers I would not want tossed in the trash. I can think of alot better things to do with those extra minutes! Thanks for considering my entry for the Swingline Stack and Shred machine.

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130 RBM June 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I really love this prize. It’s so useful. Thanks for the chance :)

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131 Margo Ducane June 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm

This is a MUST HAVE……….I have worn out my current shredder……….way to many papers to shred…………….taking way too much time……………I would love to have this……………….thanks

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132 Kevin June 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Thanks!

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133 Jennifer C. June 20, 2011 at 9:12 am

I would love to win a paper shredder. I have stacks and piles galore of documents I no longer need but should shred. I just rip them up little by little when I have time in order to dump them in the recycle bin.

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134 stacy June 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Would love this! Ours is on its way out.

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135 Kristin June 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

This would be great! It would save me 10-30 minutes standing in front of a shredder each week!

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136 Lauren June 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I would love to win a Stack & Shred!!!

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137 Erik June 20, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Please let me win this for my wife….I’m tired of having papers just pile up!

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138 Chuck June 21, 2011 at 4:52 am

Great for the home and at work too.

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139 Kristi Duncan June 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

I would really love this for all of my important documents I have to take to the bank on shred day! Great giveaway!

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140 Jeanette Jackson June 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I would love to win this. I have a lot of documents I need to shred.

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141 Angela June 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

Every home need’s a good shredder like this one, have to be so careful now day’s of people getting ahold of your personal information.

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142 Cori Westphal June 23, 2011 at 1:12 am

This would be great in my office!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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143 Wehaf June 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I definitely need a shredder; right now I take my junk mail in to the office to shred!

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