Change Your Clocks And Your Batteries {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: I received a home safety kit but all thoughts are my own.)

Don’t forget that tonight you have to change your clocks back! While you are doing that you should also make sure to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

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? It is so important to change the batteries because a working smoke alarm can make the difference in whether you and your family have the critical extra seconds to safely escape or not.

With the extra hour “gained” from the end of daylight saving time it might be a good time to review your home fire safety plans also. Energizer’s Facebook page has coloring pages, escape plan grids, and fire safety tips you can go over with your family.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing: one 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries years, one 1-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries, one Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight, and one Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm. {$70 value}

HOW TO ENTER:

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

1) Tell me how often you change the batteries in your smoke detectors

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

4) Follow @Energizer on Twitter

5) Comment on another one of my posts

 Giveaway ends November 23, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Must be a US resident, 18 or older 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.)

Fire Prevention Week Resources

This week is Fire Prevention Week which was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Every year in America, over 4000 people die and more than 20,000 are injured in fires. I wanted to share ten resources for families to learn more about fire safety:

1) National Fire Protection Association’s Tips For Kids (they have a printable home fire escape plan on their site, too)

2) Sparky.org– Games, an online storybook, and more. Includes a Fire Inspection Checklist for kids

3) Fire safety resources from Scholastic

4) Fire safety tips from PBSkids.org and Arthur

5) Sprout’s website has fire safety resources for children and a Junior Firefighter badge they can make

6) Fire Safety Coloring Sheets to print

7) Fire Safety Crafts for children to make

8) Fireman Sam fire safety resources and coloring pages (this is Luke’s favorite show)

9) Sesame Street Fire Safety Station

10) More information about Fire Safety Week