Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries #Giveaway

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EEK! It’s almost time to change our clocks again – can you believe it?? On November 3rd it’s time to set our clocks back which means for our family it’s also time to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. Every year I partner with Energizer to promote the Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries campaign because it is SO SO SO important to have a working smoke detector (and carbon monoxide detector) in your house. Refreshing the batteries with it every November when you change your clocks is an easy way to remember it.

Energizer Change your Clock Change your Battery

I personally know people who have lost their entire house due to fire, and when we lived in our first apartment the apartment directly above me had black smoke billowing out the windows due to faulty wiring – but no smoke detector was in place to alert us. It was VERY scary and could have been a LOT worse than it was. Just last year the house down the street from me about a block away burned down too. It’s a scary experience when you watch it happening first hand!! Did you know that 38% of fatal fire injuries come from houses that have no smoke detector and as many as 24% of them occur in homes where there IS a smoke detector but it’s not working properly. That’s a HUGE percent! Why have one if you aren’t going to make sure it’s working correctly!

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.

energizer prize pack

One of my readers 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 – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries
  • ·         One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm

The total value of the Family Safety Kit is approximately $60.

To enter just leave a comment below letting me know a fire safety tip!

Giveaway is open to US only and will end at 10AM est October 29, 2013. Winner will be chosen via and have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen. Prizes supplied and shipped by Energizer. I received the same prize pack the winner will receive. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Stephanie Ham says:

    Remember to have a meeting place for family to meet up outside away from the house!

  2. R. Downey says:

    Always have a plan for how to save your pets too!

  3. I grew up with “stop, drop, and roll” but I recently learned about “get low and go!” We practice dropping to the ground and crawling to the nearest exit as part of our fire safety plan.

  4. Candy Heidersheid says:

    Call 911 from outside of your home, and don’t go back in to try to fight it yourself.

  5. shelly heerts says:

    Practice drills with your family so everyone knows where to meet and how to evacuate safely.

  6. D Schmidt says:

    We have been discussing this all week and created an escape plan, checked our alarm batteries, put our extinguisher in a safe and accessible place and are looking to buy an escape ladder.

  7. Michelle Brittain says:

    If a closed door feels hot–don’t open it! Escape through the window!

  8. Jennifer Cervantes says:

    Create an escape plan and meting place in case you get separated.

  9. A working extinguisher in the kitchen is worth having.

  10. We have a wood stove, so our fire safety tip is to have your chimney cleaned out & inspected every year!

  11. Jenni Clark says:

    If you use your fireplace often, you should clean it more than once a year.

  12. susan ardila says:

    My children and myself constantly talk about and practice an escape route/plan

  13. George J. says:

    Keep your dryer vents cleaned out.

  14. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen where it is easy to get to. Under the sink with all the junk doesn’t count. This saved our house when an extension cord in the living room caught the carpet on fire. We were able to quickly grab the extinguisher from the kitchen and put it out avoiding major damage.

  15. Lori Thomas says:

    Practice fire drills and set up a meeting place

  16. Kimberly Schotz says:

    We practice fire drills and the children are never allowed to light matches or lighters

  17. Wild Orchid says:

    Create a fire escape plan for your family and practice it regularly.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  18. debbie jackson says:

    My tip is to keep things turned off and unplugged especially when you are away from home
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  19. Practice, practice, practice!

  20. Dawn Monroe says:

    My tip is have a family plan and practice it. A plan cant help if noone knows it.

  21. Sarah Alexander says:

    For fire prevention, regularly check your lint trap and dryer vents, the build-up of lint can cause a fire when you dry your clothes.

  22. Jennifer Jean says:

    I taught my daughter how to open her window and climb out. Probably a horrible idea when she’s a teenage, but good for fire safety.

  23. Cheryl F. says:

    Store a good working fire escape ladder near a window if you live in a multi-floor home, and know how to use it.

  24. Debbie Welchert says:

    Make sure you blow all candles out before leaving.

  25. Betty Baez says:

    Make a plan and do surprise practices when everyone least expects it to be better prepared.

  26. Never ever leave burning candles unattended!!! Learned that lesson the hard way 🙁
    Actually, we don’t even own them anymore!!!

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