It’s nearly that time of year again… time to change the clocks back for daylight-saving time and it’s also the perfect time to adopt a life-saving habit—changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This year, the time change is on November 6 and I’m helping Energizer get the word out about something important. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are asking parents to take a vital step to keep their kids safe at home—Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®.
Join the Energizer Bunny Brigade
Throughout October, Energizer is inviting parents across the country to join the Energizer Bunny Brigade on Facebook for a chance to win free smoke alarms and batteries for their home or a grand prize of a home fire safety makeover. It’s a fun way to get people thinking about an important topic—home fire safety—and sharing positivity within their communities. Hurry though, the sweepstakes ends November 6, 2011, at 11:59pm ET.
The Statistics Say it All
The message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate. Firefighters work tirelessly to help reduce the risk factors by educating their residents on the importance of having a working smoke alarm. In many communities, fire departments are able to distribute free batteries to citizens in need as a result of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. Over the past 23 years, Energizer has donated more than four million batteries to local fire departments. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country.
Two lucky Freebie Spot readers will each win a new smoke alarm equipped with Energizer batteries. Yay!
How to Enter
The first and mandatory method of entry is to leave a comment below telling me if you (honestly!) change your smoke alarm batteries each year. That’s it! To be fair to others, I will delete any entries that do not follow the rules.
(After mandatory entry is done; leave a new comment for each.)
- Join the Energizer Bunny Brigade on Facebook (and be entered to win!)
- Follow my fellow Money Maven, Mama Loves Her Bargains, on GFC
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- Follow my cooking blog on Facebook, Twitter, GFC, RSS, or Email – 1 entry total
- Subscribe to the Freebie Spot email newsletter or RSS feed – 1 entry each
- Follow Freebie Spot on Google Friend Connect (located in right sidebar)
- “Like” Freebie Spot on Facebook (located in right sidebar)
- Follow @freebiespot on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway
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- Link to Freebie Spot and/or grab my button
This giveaway ends Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 11:59pm EST. This giveaway is open to US residents only – Sorry! Be sure to enter a valid email address otherwise I won’t be able to contact you if you are the winner. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. If the winner does not contact me within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Disclosure: Blick&Staff, on behalf of Energizer, provided me with the information for this post. I received no compensation. They are offering free product(s) to give away to a reader. I was not required to write a positive review. Any expressed opinion is completely my own. View my official disclosure policy.