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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

@PennyWiseOffice: As Simple As Squeezing Lemons W/ SteelMaster Giveaway

**** I received the following product in exchange for my honest opinion, no further compensation was provided. All photos are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
Penny Wise SteelMaster
Momma Told Me: You've got to spend a dollar to make a dollar.

Momma put me to work at an early age.

Outside of a, seemingly, never-ending roaster of weekly chores I was expected to play cashier. Momma would spend all year long preparing for a single weekend, the local Fall Harvest Festival. This was much more than a carnival with pumpkin carving exhibits and hay rides, this was a full blown artisan and crafts fair with over 200 vendors spread across a giant municipal park. For some reason it feel on a 10 year-old to count the change and safeguard the cash; all in a little tan, Nylon, fanny pack. Over the course of those weekends Momma would do thousands of dollars in business, and bill by bill would be neatly tucked into the incredulous safeguard of a zipper. Looking back, today, I just may tell my therapist that was the beginning of a very anxious childhood.
SteelMaster security box
It may not seem like it but today, as an adult, I conduct a fair amount of 'business' on my own. I frequent a spot at the local swap meet once a month, help out with charity fundraising, and even encourage the entrepreneurship of a 10 year old. I am ashamed to say, up until recently, I have always relied on a convoluted system of manilla envelopes and blind luck to get through my accounting endeavors without catastrophe. That was until Penny Wise Office Products sent me a SteelMaster Security Box with Media Slot (MMF 2216119G2) to review here on Momma Told Me. Let's just call it my 'training free' cash register. This starter cash box is made of 20% recycled material (a big plus for me), fairly lightweight, and includes a cam key lock system (optional for use) and anti-theft cable connection.
lemonade stand
cup of dirt cupcakes
At the beginning of the Summer I promised Sabrina (10) I would assist her in opening her first business (a Lemonade and Cupcake stand). We meticulously hunted down the perfect pre-made stand to decorate, put hours of Sharpie brush inhalation in, and hand crafted 48 kid-friendly cupcakes to hit the local beach park. While setting up I pulled out our brand new Steelmaster Security Box and dedicated it's first official job as a register. Sabrina was over the moon, commenting how sleek the Charcoal design was, and letting out a little squeal for the secret 'hidden' compartment for big bills and change. With a six compartment removable tray for paper and coin organization one's funds can easily be removed and counted at a remote location for security.
SteelMaster Security Box
Our SteelMaster Security box has a pressure sensitive front latch to keep the cover from popping open in transport, and can easily be carried by the recessed handle built into the top. We found the button for the latch required a little more pressure to open than we'd expected, and it took a little getting used to. We also learned quickly that the lack of pressure clamps (or covered drawers) meant money (particularly change) was subject to spilling in transit. This is an economy model of SteelMaster security boxes, so more features are available on other versions, though we found the MMF 2216119G2 met our basic needs. I certainly feel much more secure stashing our 'profits' in a container such as this, than mixing the money with the contents of my purse or easy to lose envelopes.
SteelMaster Security Box
In all it was a very profitable day. We raised some donations for our Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising efforts, and Sabrina(10) walked away with $20 and a refresher in her mathematics. In all honesty, I can't imagine why I never invested in a Security Cash Box before; there are so many events throughout the year (school, team sporting, fundraising, yard sales, etc) that I can use this for, and I've already had a request to loan it out for an upcoming community event. Penny Wise Office Products has everything you need to make your next Lemonade Stand, or other business endeavors, a success. Stop on by and request a free product catalog, and check out their stock of SteelMaster security boxes!

What Daughter Says: Secure your profits with a SteelMaster security box.






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34 comments:

  1. I like the AT-A-GLANCE Botanique Weekly/Monthly Appointment Book.

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  2. like this
    Stock Number: DAXN526985T

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  3. I would love to have a new one of these, mine is about worn out. Computer desk chair with mesh back From Penny Wise, I like this one -
    Stock Number: BSXVL561MM10
    Mid-Back Managerial Chair

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  4. I would love to have one of those lock boxes! Seriously that is fantastic! I love how it has specific slots for the dollars and coins! I need one badly!

    I seriously love your lemonade and cupcake stand too. that is so stinking cute!!!

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  5. I'd like some fellowes bankers boxes to put some old files away

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  6. I could use some HP printer cartridges.

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  7. Having a good lock box is so important! I used to do craft fairs and one woman lost her entire money box because it was just a shoe box :(

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  8. I am always in need of ink. I think it's the HP 564XL Black Ink Cartridge
    we use, not positive now

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  9. I'd love to have the Wire Study Stand, there are so many times I try to keep a book open to the page I need with different heavy objects while I'm working with my hands.

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  10. I would like a Swingline Fusion 1000L 12" Laminator

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  11. I'd like to have the Stock Number: SENOA5848 Electric Safe, w/ Tubular Key.

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  12. Welcome Pencil Banner, 10" Long, Multicolor
    PENCIL,WELCOME,BANNER

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  13. I would love to have Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Standard Staples, BK/SR

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  14. A cupcake stand is brilliant! I also love the SteelMaster box! I could really use one of these for my yard sales I have during the summer!

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  15. the Indoor/Outdoor Extension, Heavy-Duty, 50' Cord, Orange would probably do the trick...

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  16. I love the stand. And I bet having a money box like that to keep everything safe really made a big difference.

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  17. That is a great money box. I actually want to do some craft fairs for another business of mine and this would be perfect security for those events. Love the lemonade/cupcake stand! My kids have the lemonade stand all the time, but not nearly as sophisticated as yours!

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  18. I'd like some of those Neon Sharpies as I am a Sharpie Maniac. The Moneybox seems particularily helpful for keeping things sorted, but slender enough to tuck under your arm. Love how you showed it with lemons.

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  19. I love that you get your kids involved in great causes. So important to keep the money safe and secure.

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  20. I love it - it looks like such a great box for the fundraisers

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  21. I would like to have their Carousel Organizer with revolving base

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  22. I like the Buddy 30" wood space saver desk organizer for my office.

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  23. I like their Day Runner Business Card Holder. scain54 (at) aol (dot) com

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  24. I'd love to have the Book Portfolio for my artwork:

    http://www3.officesupply-link.com/6006/DealerStation/Catalog/Results.asp?ItemNbr=IA1212&ItemCo=ITY

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  25. I would like Lorell Steel Mesh 3-Tier Mesh Desk Tray.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I'd love to have the Crayola Bright Fabric Markers.

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  27. I'd love to have the 3M Scotch Super Strength Clear Packaging Tape Value Pack that includes a handheld pistol grip dispenser.
    http://www3.officesupply-link.com/6006/DealerStation/Catalog/Results.asp?ItemNbr=38502ST&ItemCo=MMM

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  28. I'd like some HP Ink Cartridges for my printer.

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  29. I'd like the AT-A-GLANCE® Executive® Fashion Weekly/Monthly Planner

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  30. love the lock box and that you encourage the entrepreneurship of a 10 year old :)

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  31. I like the AT-A-GLANCE QuickNotes® Weekly/Monthly Appointment Book, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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