BoomerangIt returns lost iPod® in Canada

May 7, 2010

We had a great return recently we’d like to share with you.

On April 17, an iPod® was reported found on our website by Baggage Services at Regina Airport, Canada. The report was filed by a staff member and said ‘This was found March 29 on an Air Canada aircraft from Calgary. Please have the owner contact us.’ We immediately matched the BoomerangIt ID label from the item to its owner and gave him a call. He was excited to hear from us (he knew he’d lost the iPod) and said he’ll contact Baggage Services. We followed up a week later to confirm he got the item back and here’s what he had to say.

Thanks so much – I have indeed received my iPod back!  I left it in the backseat pocket on a flight from Calgary to Regina. I had reported the loss to the airline, but it was a call two weeks later from BoomerangIt that suggested I call the airline to arrange return. They sent it back to my hometown of Vancouver and I picked it up from the Baggage department. I told the Baggage people about what had happened and they all wanted to hear about your company. I also have a couple of friends that said they were going to start using your service. Thanks again for your help!”

Mark P. Vancouver, Canada

We are happy another customer has benefited from our service which, as the story shows, works worldwide. We would like to thank the Good Samaritan who reported the find and everyone who helped in getting the item back to its rightful owner.

Sincerely,

 The Folks at BoomerangIt!

iPod® and the Apple logo® are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. BoomerangIt is not endorsed by or associated with Apple Computer, Inc. 

Official Bike Registration Station Program

March 3, 2010

With the increased popularity of cycling in recent years and the approaching bike season, retailers, colleges and police departments are looking to offer additional services at upcoming rides, clinics, safety fairs and other local events. Here’s where the “Official Bike Registration Station” program by National Bike Registry (NBR®) – the nation’s largest bicycle database and recovery service – comes into place. The program includes free and fundraising opportunities and helps highlight participants in the local community.

NBR bike registration packs (retail $10) are available to retailers to offer with bikes they sell or take in for repair and to law enforcement and non-profit organizations to provide to their community or use as a fundraiser at up to a 60 percent wholesale discount. The pack registers one bike for 10 years and includes the NBR tamper-proof ID label for the bike and a bonus BoomerangIt label for a bike accessory, another bike, or a portable electronic item, as well as instructions how to apply the label and register in the NBR database.

If your budget is limited, NBR provides free bike registry forms, educational flyers, posters and “Official Bike Registration Station” window decals. Public relations support is also available to designate participants as the place in their neighborhood where people can register and protect their bikes. Police departments receive free access to the NBR database to check on recovered bikes.

Recent participants in the program include Yale University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Marshall Police Department, Santa Monica College, Cranford Police Department, Trikke Tampa Store, The Bicycle Cellar, Outskirts Bike Shop & Outdoors, and All3Sports.com among many others. For more information or to join, please contact nbr@boomerangit.com or 800-848-BIKE.

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University Police Department Has a Gift for City’s Residents-Free National Bike Registry Protection

November 12, 2009
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The CSU Channel Islands Police Department in Camarillo, CA, along with the neighboring Community of University Glen have teamed up with National Bike Registry (NBR®) to offer local residents a free way to protect their bicycles, in case they are stolen. The launch of the program is particularly timely, since new bikes are always popular holiday gifts.

The Channel Islands Police Department and University Glen are giving away an NBR bike registration kit (a $10 retail value) to any bike owner in the community who requests one. The Police Department and University Glen will be distributing the free kits on a continuous basis to current and new home owners/renters, at the police station and the university, as well as at community events. Students can obtain an NBR bike registration kit from the Police Department, the University Bicycle Kitchen club, the University Glen leasing office and the new Student Union opening on the first of the new year.

The NBR kit includes a 10-year NBR registration, a special tamper-resistant, serialized security label for the bike, and a bonus label that gives the user BoomerangIt Lost & Found Return Service for cell phones, PDAs, laptops, cameras or other valuable gear, also for 10 years. Bicycle owners simply apply the labels from the NBR bike registration kit, then register the serial number and description of the bike in the NBR secure database. The finder of a bicycle, either the police or a Good Samaritan, calls 800-848-BIKE or accesses the NBR website at www.nationalbikeregistry.com to trigger a notification to the owner.

NBR is the only national bike registry system and is searchable by police departments nationwide so they can track down the rightful owners of the bikes they recover, no matter where the bikes may be recovered. This gives bike owners a better chance of getting their stolen bikes back.

For more information, contact the CSU Channel Islands Police Department at 805.437.8444 or kevin.medley@csuci.edu.

Citizens from around the country can obtain the NBR registration kit at participating retailers, police departments, or online at http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com and www.boomerangit.com. If you are a police department interested in offering NBR protection, e-mail us at nbr@boomerangit.com.

 

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?

October 28, 2009

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Bicycles are always a popular holiday gift, and BoomerangIt, the world’s leading lost & found recovery service, is helping protect shoppers’ bicycle purchases with one of its best-selling products this season – the National Bike Registry (NBR®) Pack.

Bike theft has always been a problem and this year is no different. 44 percent of law enforcement personnel responding to a Police Executive Research Forum survey reported increases in crime levels that they believe are connected to the economy, with the most significant increases being in property crime.

The NBR bike registration pack offers the gift of security for a bike and another item (a bike accessory, electronic device, or another bike) for only $10 for 10 years. The owner simply applies the NBR tamper-resistant ID label to the bike, then records the serial number and bike description in the NBR database which is searchable by police nationwide. This increases the chances of getting your stolen bike back.

NBR packs are perfect for consumers who want to safeguard their new, and not so new, bikes and can be obtained at participating retailers like REI, police departments, or online at www.nationalbikeregistry.com and www.boomerangit.com. In addition, BoomerangIt also offers packages for mobile electronics, luggage, travel and sports gear. Prices start at just $6.25 for a pack of two labels and two luggage tags, good for 10 years.

New from BoomerangIt – Mini ID Tags

September 17, 2009

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Based on huge customer interest, BoomerangIt is happy to introduce its new Mini ID Tags.

Only 1.125″ x 0.625″ and made of the toughest materials, the Mini ID Tags are ideal for small mobile devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, and USB drives. They can also be used on keys, accessory cases, small purses and backpacks.

The small size and elegant design make these tags a subtle accessory for consumers’ mobile items while allowing lost items to be identified and returned when recovered. Prices starts at $11.95 for a pack of 5 tags, 3 lanyards and 1-year of lost & found service.

2009 Carolina Blue Ridge Classic

July 16, 2009

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August 8-9, 2009, Banner Elk, NC

BoomerangIt and National Bike Registry (NBR®) are promoting bicycle safety at the 3rd Annual Carolina Blue Ridge Classic this August 8-9 in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. The ride raises funds towards the fight against arthritis and is hosted by the Arthritis Foundation’s Carolina Chapter.

Each $250 raised earns participants a raffle ticket towards the drawing of a custom-made bike and the top fundraiser receives a two-night weekend stay at a Banner Elk hotel. Riders can pick up their packets, including bike registry forms and flyers entitling them to 20% off BoomerangIt lost & found service, at check-in at the Best Western Banner Elk.

The Arthritis Foundation mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The foundation hosts hundreds of Arthritis events nationwide, raising funds to improve the lives of 46 million Americans, including 300,000 children who suffer from the disease. The Carolina’s chapter funds over $1.1 million in research throughout North and South Carolina.

For more information, visit www.2009ridealongblueridge.kintera.org or contact Stephani Roark at 800-883-8806 ext 104 or at sroark@arthritis.org

Bay Trail Bike Brunch Bash

July 2, 2009

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Sunday, July 5, 8 am–2 pm

Craneway Pavilion

1414 Harbour Way South

Marina District

Richmond, CA 94804

National Bike Registry (NBR®) will be celebrating and registering bikes this July 5th at the Bay Trail Bike Brunch Bash in Richmond, Calif. Ride your bike this Sunday from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay to the Richmond Marina and help raise money to fight cancer.

The event marks the official opening of the Bay Trail at the historic former Ford Point assembly plant building and the new BoilerHouse Restaurant at the Craneway Pavilion, and benefits LiveStrong® (Lance Armstrong’s foundation). You’ll enjoy waterside brunch, tune ups, on-site bike registration, and complementary bike valley. Brunch menu features favorites such as oatmeal, house-made granola, French toast, buttermilk griddle cakes, and eggs Benedict.

For more information, visit http://www.craneway.com

May is National Bike Month. Are You Ready?

May 13, 2009

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May is National Bike Month and the League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week this week (May 11-15) and Bike-to-Work Day this Friday, May 15.

With bicycling increasing its popularity as a preferred method of transportation, participation in Bike to Work activities around the country is expected to increase as well. According the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the percentage of trips to work by bicycle in 2005-2007 was 0.45 percent (617,708 of 136,926,294) compared to 0.36% (465,206 of 128,617,952) in 2002. In 2007 alone, this percentage increased to 0.48 percent (664,859 of 139,259,684) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey) reflecting a 33% percent increase in the past 5 years.

While many of us will take our bikes to work this week, measures should be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. Bike safety is a big concern when bike commuting. Along with a helmet and a good bike lock, a bike registration with the National Bike Registry (NBR®) – the only nationwide system – is one of the most important accessories you should have. Here’s a chance to get one.

In celebration of National Bike Month and to promote bicycle safety, starting this week every Friday we’ll be giving away FREE registry packs and ID labels to the first four people who send us a message on Twitter. NBR also offers free bike registry and educational materials if you’re organizing bike events in your community or workplace. To request free materials, e-mail us at nbr@boomerangit.com

Great Gifts for Mom

May 8, 2009

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking for practical and affordable gifts, BoomerangIt has just the right products and deals.

Moms will be getting a lot of tech gadgets this weekend. According to CNET, the Top 5 Tech gifts for Mom this year are:

1. Digital picture frame

2. Amazon Kindle 2

3. iPod Touch

4. Flip Video MinoHD camcorder

5. GPS device

Source: CNET.com, “Tech gifts for Mom”, 5/4/09

So, why not protect the valuable gifts you give this Mother’s Day? And since moms always think of others, even on their own holiday, a BoomerangIt pack of ID labels and tags is a great idea and peace of mind for mom’s as well as family belongings – cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, cameras, luggage and backpacks, bikes and keys, you name it.

Our BoomerangIt Store offers many packages to choose from. Prices start at just $7.95 for a 4- pack of labels. Hot items include BoomerangIt Basic Subscription for 25 items for only $9.95, BoomerangIt Safe Skies TSA luggage lock ($13.95) for worry-free travel around the globe, and the National Bike Registry Pack ($10) for your bike.


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