Protect Your Identity #FellowesProtects #Giveaway

There are a variety of ways that you can protect your identity. Today, I’m going to discuss one of them: using a paper shredder.

Years ago, I purchased my first paper shredder and I learned the hard way that an inexpensive paper shredder would cause me frustration and waste my time. I share some of the story in this short video:

What should you shred you ask? The short answer is that you should shred anything with your name or any other personal information including your address, social insurance number, bank or visa information etc.

Here is some more useful information on protecting your identity, including WHY it’s so important:

Protect Your Identity

My parents use the phrase “you get what you pay for” often. I am learning that in many cases, this is the truth. Thank you, Mom and Dad for giving me that sound advice and modelling by example. What I have learned with paper shredders is to invest in a good quality one or don’t invest in one at all! Seriously. The frustration and amount of wasted time you will experience if you choose an inexpensive, cheap quality model is not something that I would wish on anyone.

The Fellowes® Powershred® 79Ci 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder is definitely a top quality and money well spent, in my opinion. Because it has built-in safety features AND paper-jam free technology, this shredder is the perfect one for my home office. In full transparency, my kitchen is my office and my kitchen table is my desk, you get the picture.
Protect Your Identity

Can be purchased at Staples (AutoMax 79Ci – 16 sheet Cross Cut_ or a slightly different version on Amazon (Powershred 99Ms – 14 Sheet Micro Cut).
If you’re interested in learning more, engaging in some discussion on the topic of how to protect your identity and potentially win some amazing prizes, we would love for you to join us on Wednesday March 7th at 12pm EST for a #FellowesProtects Twitter Party!

Protect Your Identity

If you have never attended a Twitter Party OR are looking for a different way to manage the large number of tweets during a party, be sure to check out this post!

It’s Giveaway Time!

Prize: One Fellowes Paper Shredder 79Ci ~ approximate retail value of $365 CAD
Ends: March 23, 2018 11:59pm EST
Open To: Canada 18+ (void for QC residents and where prohibited)

This post has been generously sponsored by Fellowes Canada. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. Full transparency: Affiliate links are used.

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  • Elaine

    The first thing I shred are bills. I shred anything with my name and address on it.

  • Kimberley Burgess Piccioni

    Our bills.

  • Monica Hall

    Anything with my info on it

  • Jeannie

    The first thing I would shred would be bills that are paid off

    • YES!!! That would feel good too, right? Hope to see you at the Twitter party on Wednesday at NOON EST!

  • Josh

    I would shred my old bills and banking info.

  • Marlo DeVouge

    I have a stack of work papers that need to be shredded, those would go first

  • fossie55

    I would shred my old tax returns that I no longer need to keep first.
    Florence C

  • I would shred my husband’s old pay stubs first. I just gave him crap yesterday for putting them in the recycle box, and I picked them out. Was going to save them till I bought a shredder, then say this giveaway. Kismet, maybe?!

  • I would shred my credit card statement.

  • Suzanne souad

    Old paystubs

  • elizamatt

    Old tax returns, old bank statements and then anything with my name and address on it. I’m afraid that I won’t be joining the twitter party as I suck badly at them. LOL

  • ivy pluchinsky

    I would shred credit card stuff and old bank stuff

  • erin2470

    my old tax returns for sure

  • doreen lamoureux

    I have so much…. old bills, credit cards old income tax…. I need to do a good cleaning.

  • Wendy Hutton

    I would shred old utility bills, old tax returns

  • lp

    a bunch of credit card receipts. thanks

  • Rosanne Robinson

    If I’m the lucky winner, would start with shredding our old income tax submissions, old bank & visa statements, credit card receipts, utility bills,

  • Jennifer P.

    I would shred our old tax documents first.

  • Silvia Demmy

    i would shred all the old bills, statements , envelopes with names/addresses on them.

  • Jenness M

    I would shred my old tax returns.

  • Donna L.

    Credit card statements

  • ShariD

    I would first shred my old household bills.

  • Jonnie

    I would shred all of our bills and bank statements first.

  • Deb Philippon

    Every year, I make a point of shredding household bills and credit card statement.

  • Tricia Cooper

    I would shred old bank statements and credit card statements! Sorry, I can’t make your Twitter Party – I’ll be at work. 🙁

  • Judy Cowan

    I would shred some old tax returns.

  • SeanM

    Old bill statements

  • kathy downey

    I would shred old bill statements

  • julie_bolduc

    I would shred our visa bill

  • lisa bolduc

    I would actually give this to my nephew. He is turning 17 and has downs. He finds therapy in shredding paper. He loves to do it

  • Leela

    All the junk mail I get.

  • Stephanie

    I would shred old bills with my name and address on them

  • Lee-Ann Sleegers

    We are pretty caught up on our shredding except maybe old tax returns.

  • Sarah Alexis

    I would shred my bills!!!!

  • Carole Dube

    I would shred my old taxes document first.

  • dewinner

    I would shred our old business papers

  • Amy Heffernan

    I would shed our old old taxes first!

  • Betty Spry

    I would shred, my oldest documents first, we still have papers from when we were first married, then we would go thru the boxes of paperwork we inherited from our parents.

  • Carol Denny

    Iwould shred old bills and old tax papers.

  • serenitysmiles

    Anything with indentifying info on it such as income tax and banking

  • Clair P

    anything with our name and address, we have a box that needs to be shred, old bills

  • kristen visser

    Hubby would jump on shredding paid bills!!

  • binabug

    My shredder bit the dust quite a few years ago so I actually take all my banking and personal papers to work and use the huge shredder that they have..I tend to save up a stack

  • Gord

    I keep a box near my computer desk. It gets filled with anything that needs to be destroyed. So the first thing I would shred is my mail that has personal information on it.

  • ruth m-l

    The first things I would shred is past student’s mark sheets, old pay stubs, etc.

  • Michelle Matta

    the small little pharmacy tags would get shredded first. i hate those!

  • Jan

    I guess the one that is on top of the pile sitting there 🙂

  • angela

    All my banking papers

  • Jenny Major

    I would shred old bills

  • Krista Miller

    I would shred my utilities statements & old bills for renters insurance & bank statements.

  • Andy D

    I would shred all my old banking statements!

  • Tainan Lu

    I would shred receipts

  • Kristi

    I would shred my banking statements and insurance paperwork.

  • Chel Sea

    I would shred all of my school documents, now that I have finally graduated!

  • Robyn B.

    I would shred all my bank statements.

  • Jaimee

    I would shred all my bank statements

  • Angela September

    I have old tax documents of over 10 years that I would love to shred!

  • Juliee Fitze

    CREDit card statements.

  • Nicole Jubleew

    I would shred my old tax documents first.

  • Lushka Smith

    I would shred some old utility bills.

  • Amie

    All my bills , any paper work with our personal info !

  • Heidi P

    Shredding all old bills & tax info and anything with personal info on it that is not needed anymore

  • Mel

    I would shred old receipts.

  • teeslee

    I would shred old bills

  • Kristen S

    I would shred all of our important information…(Bills, bank statements, old tax info)

  • Lucy

    I would shred old credit card bills!

  • M…

    I would shred old bills

  • Monique Shuell

    I have so many old bills and personal documents being stored in bags around the house. This need to get shredded and get out. lol

  • daydreamsun3

    old credit card bills

  • Sweet Panda

    I would shred my old credit card statements and old pay stubs

  • RBuschyX

    I would Shred Everything that has my name and address on it. I am tearing them up by hand now, but that never really works as well as a Cross-Cut Shredder.

  • G. Leong

    old pay stubs

  • Andrea

    I would shred my old credit card bills!

  • Em Vee

    my bills and claims

  • Old bills, and credit card statements.

  • Tammy Dalley

    I would shred anything that has to do with my banking or credit cards

  • ToCo

    Anything letters with identification on it as well as envelopes.

  • Katharine W

    Basically the pile that has been siting in the corner separated from the actual recycling in my room. Mostly bank statements and credit card ones too. Don’t even get these in the mail anymore as I have gone paperless so let’s just say I am long overdue to shred and declutter.

  • misslynn1977

    Credit card applications that I didn’t ask for!

  • Christine DaSilva

    A whole bunch of piled up paperwork!

  • sibley_h

    I would shred all the unwanted mail that comes to my house with my name and address on it

  • Joanna Koskamp

    I would any personal documents and papers such as cred card bills and other old bills.

  • Gail Butler

    I would shred all outdated credit card receipts.

  • Donna Trowbridge

    I would shred all my 2016 bills . lol

  • Linda Klages

    applications for credit cards

  • Monica Hall

    I would shred bank statements or bills

  • Sabrina Tong

    I would shred all of our bills.

  • soneatronit

    Bank statements!

  • Leeanne C

    I would shred my revenue canada papers that are no longer needed and any personal documention i have. Sure could do a lot of clean up with a trusty shredder.

  • Jason E Woods

    I would shred bills and credit card statements!

  • Beth DiMauro

    I would shred government documents and utility bills

  • Susanne McCarthy

    Old tax returns, credit card & other bills!

  • Becky Best

    I would shred banking and credit card info first! 🙂

  • youallrlivinunderarock

    I would start with shredding my old bills.

  • sue

    First thing I would shred is bills and credit card statements that have built up over time sitting in a box collecting dust

  • nickyj

    I would shred any revenue canada papers and a few others I have hanging around first. My family would use this regularly.

  • janicour

    I would shred all my Canada tax documents from years ago.

  • Shari Goss

    I have access to people’s private data, that I would be shredding.

  • Matthew Tully

    Definitely OLD tax records no longer needed.

  • Maria Katie

    I would shred our old bills and tax rexords

  • pinksuzanne

    I would be shredding my mom’s income tax and other personal papers as I have stored them for a couple of years.

  • Sarah p

    I would shred old bills and documents that aren’t needed. Thanks!

  • Bernard N Cindy Finnegan

    I’d shred old bills and bank statements.

  • srellok

    First things I would shred are bank and credit card statements

  • Sylvia Lee

    I would shred my bank statements.

  • Leanne Scherp

    Credit card info

  • I would first shred all evidence and anything that might incriminate me. 😉

  • Nic

    old credit card bills!

  • Rebecca Roberts

    I’d shred my work documents!

  • Linda

    All my Revenue Canada documents

  • Heather Howard

    Receipts and Anything with my name on it…i have 3 recycling bags full so I’d start with those!

  • Maritess

    I would be shredding old bills and statements.