Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

Did you know that home fires take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United States? Most of these deadly fires happen while the people in the home are sleeping. I used to think that this was because they didn’t have smoke detectors but this is not the case. 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five fatal fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms.

Those are alarming statistics. Today, an issue at the forefront of fire safety is not installing smoke alarms, but keeping smoke alarms working because households with non‐working smoke alarms now outnumber those with no smoke alarms. One company doing their part to bring this issue to the public’s attention is Energizer. They, along with local fire departments, have been holding events all throughout the country this month.

The easiest way to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors is to get in the habit of doing it when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. A few extra seconds can make all the difference when trying to escape safely during a fire so it’s important to have a working smoke detector. This is also a good time to talk to your children about fire safety! You can find some coloring pages here.

Learn more about Energizer’s initiatives by following Energizer on Twitter or liking their Facebook page.

GIVEAWAY:

2 winners will each receive the Energizer prize package featured above that includes a smoke detector, 2 pack 9V Energizer® batteries, 12-inch Energizer® Bunny, Energizer® foam bunny ears, coloring book, journal and pen.

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment telling me something you learned by reading this post

For an extra entry, share this giveaway on social media and leave a comment below

 Giveaway ends November 22, 2014 at 11:49pm CST. Must be 21 or older and a US resident to enter.

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery {Prize Pack Giveaway}

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks, we will be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time.  This year the time change is on November 4 and it also marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program.  Working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are so important in helping to keep families safe in their homes so make sure that you change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you change your clock.

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.

ENERGIZER SWEEPSTAKES:

From October 11 through November 4, 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 {each valued at over $150} per day for 25 days.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:

·         One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® Batteries (9v) with Power Seal Technology – Dependable, powerful performance for the devices that help keep your family safe; now hold their charge when stored for up to 5 years

·         One Energizer® Flameless Wax Candle – Enjoy the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the worry of open flame or hassle of soot and dripping wax

·         One Energizer® Weatheready® Safety Light – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries; includes safety whistle and imprinted preparedness checklist

·         One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm

The total value of the Family Safety Kit is approximately $78 per kit.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me when you changed your smoke detectors last

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Like Energizer on Facebook

5) Enter another one of my giveaways or comment on another post

Giveaway ends November 6, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only.

(Disclosure: I received a prize pack for posting this giveaway. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)