Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery +Family Safety Kit Giveaway!

October 28, 2012

I almost can’t believe that in just a few weeks, we will be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time.  It’s been awfully dark lately, and I’m really not looking forward to the darkness to come even earlier. I am looking forward to the kids going to bed an hour earlier, but NOT to them waking an hour earlier…

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.  Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are once again working with local fire departments nationwide to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.

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.

Win IT!!!!

So to get the word out on the reminder to change the batteries and test your alarms: Energizer and the IAFC have sponsored a giveaway of a Family Safety Kit on my site for one lucky reader!

The Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:


· Two packages of Energizer® MAX® Batteries 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 10 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.

To Enter: Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Enter on Facebook for another chance to WIN!!

Meanwhile, 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 (Larger) Family Safety Kit per day for 25 days.  Contained in the kit, valued at more than $150 is:Family Safety Kit Image


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.


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 positivenergy™   For more information, please visit and

Be sure to come back to GC2C each day for extra entries!!

Rules for GC2C Contest: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US only please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 30th, 2012.

I was given a Family Safety Kit in exchange for sharing the news with all of you.  All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced by compensation.


  1. Lisa Brown says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    This would be great to have right about now.

  3. tracee Bass says:

    We only use energizer batteries

  4. Thanks! we always change our batteries out Jan 1. We try to change them around my daughters birthday as well but that doesnt always happen

  5. always good to have in the house for emergencies

  6. Christina says:

    Great info! We always change our batteries with the time change!

  7. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This is such a great giveaway! My son is just purchasing an older home and he doesn’t have too much for it yet and keeping safe is most important for him and his 2 children he has with him

  8. rebecca williams says:

    Everyone should have a safety kit for emergencies

  9. nicole lewis says:

    You can always use an emergency kit for times like now with hurricane sandy bearing down on us, luckily we still have power 🙂

  10. Samantha C. says:

    We always use Energizer batteries!

  11. Carrie Phelps says:

    I am sitting here in New Hampshire as Sandy batters all around me hoping my electrcity doesn’t go out! I can never have too many flashlights or too many spare batteries. Thanks for this giveaway.

  12. Cynthia R says:

    i need to use some tips to remember to change my batteries, thanks energizer!

  13. I need a new fire and CO2 alarm. Our other one would not stop beeping.

  14. Great prize package. I love the talking alarm!

  15. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    I think this giveaway is so awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    This is the perfect time of year to make sure your home is safe!

  17. Jennifer Rote says:

    These are some great items to have on hand with the winter months coming.

  18. It would be nice to have one of these to put in out “Hurricane Tub”!

  19. sandy weinstein says:

    i hate changing my batteries, b/c i have to get a step ladder b/c i have one fire/smoke alarm in the ceiling….and it is very hard to change.

  20. This would come in handy in our house. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Linda Anderson says:

    this is a great giveaway..thanks for the chance

  22. Our family needs one of these desperately. We are very unprepared.

  23. campaigns like this are a great reminder to check the batteries
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  24. Melissa Belle says:

    My family would love this, thanks for the chance to win it!

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  25. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We could really use the batteries and the Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm!

  26. bonnye sensenig says:

    we can always use more batteries! awesome.

  27. I must admit I don’t always change the battery like is recommended. I need to get better about that.

  28. I’d like to put this stuff in my emergency kit.

  29. Julie Wood says:

    This is such a great giveaway because I can use a new smoke detector and batteries! It is such a good thing to have smoke detectors in every room in case of fire! Extra batteries are good too!

  30. After living through Sandy this week, I seriously see the value in this!

  31. Linda Greene says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  32. Thanks for the review and giveaway! I think the Energizer Flameless Wax Candle is a great (safe) idea.

  33. The timing on this one couldn’t be more perfect. We only just got our power back after the hurricane. Love the candle!

  34. I’m going to be more vigilant about changing the batteries in my smoke alarms.

  35. Karen Glatt says:

    What a great prize pack! We always use Energizer batteries in our Smoke detectors because they last the longest! What a great bunch of items in this prize pack!

  36. Annmarie W. says:

    With winter coming on- and having been so fortunate during the recent hurricane- these items would be great to have on hand!

  37. Desiree Dunbar says:

    We just changed our batteries in our smoke alarms, but having the safety kit would be awesome.

  38. This would be great to have and very handy.

  39. Danielle P says:

    It usually takes me a while to set all our clocks back. Seems like everything has a clock on it now.

  40. nannypanpan says:

    would love this for our house

  41. Found out this year that smoke detectors are really worth their weight in gold, and then some!

  42. Great to have in your home, expecially during hurricane season and the cold winter months.

  43. I changed my batteries last week.
    Thanks for the contest.

  44. I would love to win.


  45. This looks like a great kit any family could use – thanks for the giveaway.

  46. We are in need for these products. Hurricane Sandy wiped out our New Jersey estate.
    Thanks for the chance!

  47. jamie kelsey says:

    this is a nice giveaway. it is crucial to change out batteries.

  48. This is a great giveaway and a great reminder of staying safe.

  49. this kit would be great to have for in case of emergencies or to keep in the car as well! thanks so much!

  50. I change my batteries when I change my clocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. Rhonda S. Phillips-Tenderholt says:

    this is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Need to change our batteries.

  52. kathy pease says:

    one of the most important things in life is keeping your family safe and this looks like an awesome start 🙂

  53. I changed mine!

  54. I change my batteries in my clock and smoke/carbon monoxide detector every 6 months.It’s a small thing to do to save the lives of the ones you love. Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂

  55. This is a great idea to have! Thanks for offering this giveaway and the chance to win.

  56. We are sorely lacking in our safety protocol here. we only have one smoke alarm and, I am not sure if it was even checked this fall. Scary!

    Thanks for hosting!

  57. thank you for a great giveaway!!

  58. can always use more safety devices

  59. Miz Vickik says:

    I didn’t realize that smoke detectors could wear out over time. Good to know!

  60. Amy DeLong says:

    could really use this for when we get hurricanes

  61. Heard on the news this morning a family lost their house in a fire this morning. Everyone got out ok.

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