Change Your Clock Change Your Battery! (Review & Giveaway)

Is it just me, or has this year just flown by?  I cannot believe that we are going to be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time in just about a month on Nov. 3.  It’s also that time of year when Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and fire departments nationwide join forces for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program to raise awareness of the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.  This is the 26th year for the annual program and the message is still an important one.

Did you know, thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.*

Too many of us know someone who has been impacted by a home fire and believe it can never happen to “me.”  Yet, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that 28 million homes are at risk because they either don’t have smoke alarms or their smoke alarms do not work, mostly due to dead or missing batteries. A working smoke alarm can make the difference in whether you have the critical extra seconds to safely escape. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have worked for decades to change those numbers with the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, and this fall they are continuing that work with firefighters across the country bringing the total number of batteries donated to 5 million.

To help give more families those critical seconds, Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries this fall to fire departments across the country to distribute to families in their communities. Together, they will host Home Safety Days and neighborhood canvasses spanning throughout National Fire Prevention Month in October until the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country. that’s positivenergyTM.

From now through November 3, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab.  Here you will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win an additional Family Safety Kit.  Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day.  Contained in the kit, valued at more than $167 is:
·         One reusable grocery tote
·         Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
·         One Kidde fire extinguisher
·         One 4-pack of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries
·         One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
·         One 4-pack of Energizer® MAX® AA batteries
·         Two Energizer Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlights
·         One Energizer Bunny® Plush Bunny
 In addition you can find fire safety tips, a home escape plan that you can download and draw your family’s home escape plan, as well as a coloring and activity sheet. 

MY STORY

Last year, I shared my story on how my family lost our home to a fire back in 2001. This year, I have teamed up with Energizer once again to share ways to keep your family safe for another year. I got the chance to check out a Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm, an Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight, 2 packs of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries, 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries, and a reusable grocery tote.

Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm did not fail to impress. It was loud, and it emits 2 different beeps, depending on the alarm. Even if you are such a heavy sleeper that not even a train in the middle of the room could wake you up, you will NOT miss this alarm. It is VERY loud. It also says "Warning Fire" or "Warning Carbon Monoxide" so you know EXACTLY what the problem is.

I will say this- putting up this alarm in the bedroom reminded me to check the batteries in the other alarms and change them. As you can tell, fire safety is very important to my family.

GIVEAWAY
We all want our families to stay safe. One(1) winner will receive the following:

  • One 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries years
  • One 1-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
  •  One Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries
  • One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm
Enter below. Good luck!


I was NOT compensated for this review/giveaway. I received the products mentioned above to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.

53 comments:

  1. We usually change them 2 times per year.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. We change the batteries on the day the time changes. My husband is a retired fireman and is a stickler about it.
    jodysis at windstream dot net

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  3. I try to change mine whenever the time changes. That would be twice a year.

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  4. I change the batteries in our smoke detectors once a year.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  5. I change the batteries when the low-battery alarm goes off.

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  6. we change the batteries once a year.

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  7. I change the batteries when the low-battery alarm goes off. I probably should do it more often, huh?

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  8. We change ours twice a year.

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  9. Change them spring and fall with daylight savings time

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  10. Twice a year, usually in the spring and fall

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  11. Twice a year, usually in the spring and fall

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  12. I change the smoke alarm batteries every New Year's Eve.

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  13. I change the batteries in our smoke detectors once a year.

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  14. We check ours twice a year but they seem to die once a year, although they never go off except to check the battery!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I change them whenever they die :) The smoke alarm is not shy about telling us when the batteries are low :)

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  16. I change the batteries 2 times a year
    elysesw@aol.com

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  17. I change them twice a year when we turn our clocks

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  18. i don't know. i usually leave that up to my husband

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  19. I'm bad... once a year on New Year's Day.
    cgreenleaf2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. We change ours every time daylight savings occurs. Its such an easy way to remember!

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  21. When the alarm beeps annoyingly at us for no reason. :)

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  22. I shared on facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/maryann.drapkin/posts/571737122881420
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  23. I'm a daylight savings battery changer.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  24. we change them when we change the clocks

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  25. We change them twice a year unless it is needed more often....i.e. beeping!

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  26. We change our batteries whenever we set the clocks forward and back so twice a year.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. We change them every 6 months or when the time changes!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  28. I change the batteries the same time we change the clocks.

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  29. Shared:
    https://www.facebook.com/maryann.drapkin/posts/574956035892862
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  30. Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/6966574397299736/
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  31. I have never had to in my apartment.

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  32. When they beep to warn us that the battery is low.

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  33. We change ours every day light savings.

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  34. We change the batteries in the smoke alarms when they die.

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  35. We change our batteries at least twice a year in our smoke alarms.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  36. Usually when they start beeping.
    Michelle Tucker

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  37. Change them in the spring when clocks change


    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  38. I wait for the beep from the alarm. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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  39. I change them 6 months to 9 months

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  40. I change them twice a year when time changes.

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  41. I change them when the time chages each year

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  42. I change them every time they start beeping,which means they need a new battery.

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  43. every time we set the clocks twice a year wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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