Swingline Stack and Shred Giveaway

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.


Comments

  1. says

    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

  2. Selene says

    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.

  3. Terry says

    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!

  4. Audrey says

    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.

  5. Ivy says

    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.

  6. says

    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.

  7. Mel Pilchard says

    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!!

  8. Jessica says

    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?!?!?!

  9. Michele Puccini says

    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.

  10. Jill says

    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.

  11. Angel S. says

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

  12. Amy M says

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

  13. Heather says

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

  14. Marilyn says

    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!

  15. says

    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!

  16. says

    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!

  17. Susan P. says

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

  18. Kat says

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

  19. Crystal says

    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!!

  20. debra b says

    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.

  21. Marjorie says

    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.

  22. Van says

    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!

  23. Joanna says

    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!

  24. Alison S. says

    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. 😛

  25. Payal says

    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.

  26. Lil Peach says

    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.

  27. Pauline M says

    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.

  28. says

    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

  29. Karen Propes says

    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

  30. misty says

    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!

  31. says

    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!

  32. says

    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!

  33. Suzanne says

    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.

  34. Lisa says

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

  35. says

    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!

  36. Tami says

    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!!!

  37. Shannon says

    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!! :)

  38. Christina says

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

  39. Jen Del Papa says

    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!

  40. says

    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! 😉

  41. A.Leigh says

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

  42. melissa n says

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

  43. Belinda M says

    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

  44. says

    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.

  45. Margo Ducane says

    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

  46. Jennifer C. says

    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.

  47. Angela says

    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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