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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery – An Important Reminder And Giveaway

Energizer Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

Days are getting shorter and nights longer as winter approaches. Soon Daylight Savings Time will end, on November 7. Years ago I remember taking my daughter to Sunday School and finding no one there. Confused, I returned home only to learn that I had forgotten to turn my clock back.

There are loads of things we all forget–consciously and unconsciously. However, testing and changing smoke alarm batteries definitely should never be one of them. Did you know that in the 96% of American homes with smoke alarms, many do not work.

Q: Why? A: Batteries, worn out or worse–missing.

Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and many fire departments across America are asking you to do something now. On November 7, start a habit of checking smoke alarms with every fall time change. This one will help not hurt. A working smoke alarm can cut the risk of dying in home fires by 50%. It can also cut injuries by giving time, critical time, to escape.

Visit the CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny Facebook page. If you make a pledge to change your smoke alarm batteries, share the message with others, and/or create your own home escape plan, Energizer will donate batteries to help local fire departments nationwide. Last year Energizer donated 200,00 batteries. The challenge to you is help double up the donations. 400,000 batteries can do a lot of good.

WIN IT!

ONE winners will receive a First Alert smoke alarm, along with a 2-pack of 9volt Energizer® Max® batteries.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me how often you change the batteries in your smoke alarm.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

1 – Subscribe to my newsletter. (sidebar)
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1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (sidebar)
1 – Tweet this giveaway.
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1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
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Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Wednesday 11/10/10 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

I received the same items that the giveaway winner will receive. This review is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

46 Comments on “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery – An Important Reminder And Giveaway”

  1. #1 karen M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:48 am

    June and Dec, I always have it in my mind for when the kids get out of school and the holidays

  2. #2 karen M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:48 am

    newsletter subscriber

  3. #3 karen M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:48 am

    RSS feed subscriber

  4. #4 karen M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:49 am

    twitter follower-karenmed409

  5. #5 karen M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:50 am
  6. #6 karen M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Facebook Friend
    Karen Medlin

  7. #7 karen M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 7:52 am

    tweet-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/29364367312

  8. #8 Kay M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 10:39 am

    We change the batteries in our smoke alarms on New Years Day. I take batteries to our rent house (for the smoke alarm) when I take my renters their Christmas presents. It just makes it easier!

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

  9. #9 Kay M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I subscribe via email..

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

  10. #10 Kay M
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I follow on twitter, and tweeted!

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

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  12. #12 nan lara
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    i think about once a yr..i know we have to get better
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  13. #13 nan lara
    on Nov 1st, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    rss subscriber

  14. #14 dogsmom
    on Nov 2nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I try to remember to change the batteries when we change the clocks and test them every other month as well. There have been too many times I hear the unwelcome beep beep beep of a failed battery and have to lug a ladder up or down the stairs since it NEVER is the detector on the same floor as the ladder.

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  16. #16 Laura G
    on Nov 4th, 2010 at 5:19 am

    When we switch the clocks, we switch the batteries. Easy!

  17. #17 Laura G
    on Nov 4th, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I subscribe to the newsletter.

  18. #18 raina
    on Nov 4th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I follow on twitter

  19. #19 raina
    on Nov 4th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Facebook friend :)

  20. #20 raina
    on Nov 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I get your emails.

  21. #21 raina
    on Nov 5th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Our ONE smoke alarm is electric. We need new ones that are battery operated. I follow on twitter.

  22. #22 mary
    on Nov 5th, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Haven’t in a while. & I follow on twitter.

  23. #23 mary
    on Nov 5th, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I get your emails. Haven’t switched them out in a while.

  24. #24 mary
    on Nov 5th, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Haven’t in a while and I get your emails.

  25. #25 Christine
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    We change the batteries about once per year

  26. #26 Christine
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I am an email subscriber

  27. #27 Christine
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I follow you on twitter = @justicecw

  28. #28 Christine
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I am a newsletter subscriber

  29. #29 Christine
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I am a FB friend = christine wember

  30. #30 Christine
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  31. #31 LC
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    We need one. We haven’t got one. Follow on twitter.

  32. #32 LC
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I get your emails.

  33. #33 LC
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Follow on FB friend

  34. #34 LC
    on Nov 6th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Twitter follower

  35. #35 Emaleigh
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I follow on twitter

  36. #36 emaleigh
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I get your daily emails.

  37. #37 emaleigh
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I haven’t switched out our batteries since oh wow I can’t remember maybe last christmas???

  38. #38 helen
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I’m a follower on twitter.

  39. #39 helen
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I get your updates on emails.

  40. #40 helen
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I haven’t changed mine out since the spring. I’d love to win this.

  41. #41 helen
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Pick me!

  42. #42 sue
    on Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Twitter follower

  43. #43 CherylS22
    on Nov 9th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I change the batteries in my smoke alarm when the clock changes in the spring & the fall. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. #44 CherylS22
    on Nov 9th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Newsletter subscriber

  45. #45 CherylS22
    on Nov 9th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    RSS feed subscriber (Google Reader)

  46. #46 CherylS22
    on Nov 9th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    FB friend