Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery -- and win a Fire Safety Prize Pack


BEEP...... BEEP....... BEEP........ BEEP......... Every now and then we get woken up in the middle of the night by our fire alarms going off. It's a heart-stopping moment, and one that always gets Alfie and me rushing around in a panic (the kids never wake up -- which is one of the reasons why Alfie and I hate spending more than 2 or 3 nights away from them!). Fortunately, it has never been due to a fire, just our high-tech smoke detectors warning us that the batteries are running out. Panic quickly recedes to extreme annoyance, and we always chide ourselves for not remembering to replace the batteries before they actually run out and scare us half to death. Somehow we never seem to remember when we last changed our smoke detector batteries!

I was recently introduced to a program that could silence those low battery beeps in our home forever -- Energizer's and the IAFC's Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program, a simple but important reminder to check and change the batteries in your smoke alarms when Daylight Savings Time ends in the fall. What could be simpler or easier to remember?


Here's a snippet of their press release:
Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7, and marks the 23rd anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which reminds people to check and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors during the fall time change. This message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. Forty percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 23 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 22 years, Energizer has donated more than four million batteries to local fire departments.



23 years? Yikes, I must have been living under a rock or something. But all that is ancient history, because now we have blogs, Twitter, Facebook and the internet on our side, and we're all going to work together to spread the word and hopefully reach more people with this message than they've ever reached in the past 23 years! Who's with me? You? And you? Yeah, baby, we are on Fi-yah! Here's how you can help:

1) Visit the CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page, www.facebook.com/energizerbunny, and make the pledge to change your batteries on November 7, and Energizer will donate 1 battery* to a local fire department to distribute to citizens in need.

2) Share this information with your Facebook and Twitter friends, and Energizer will donate 3 more batteries*.

3) Share your family's home escape plan and Energizer will donate 5 more batteries*.

4) Enter the Energizer sweepstakes to win a smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detector for you and a friend.


Need more incentive to spread the word? How about a giveaway?


Win a Fire Safety Prize Pack

One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a Fire Safety Prize Pack courtesy of Energizer, consisting of a First Alert smoke, along with a 2-pack of 9volt Energizer Max batteries.

Required Entry
Get Energizer to donate a battery via their Facebook program -- basically, visit CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and do either #1, #2 or #3 above. Then come here and leave a comment telling me which one you did. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.


Extra Entries
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).


1) Send an email to 5 friends and remind them to change their batteries when they change their clocks, then leave a comment here telling me you did (1 entry).

2) Share the link to this giveaway (http://tinyurl.com/2g5mjk5) with your Facebook friends, then leave a comment here telling me you did (1 entry).

3) Write on the Energizer Bunny Facebook Page wall and tell them Bonggamom sent you, and tell them whether you pledged, shared the message, or shared your escape plan. (1 entry)

4) Tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):

@bonggafinds and the @energizerbunny are reminding everyone to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery on 11/7 http://on.fb.me/cD0S6

5) Tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):

Visit @energizerbunny on FB 2 donate batteries http://on.fb.me/cD0S6, enter 2 win a smokedetector on @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/2g5mjk5

6) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Networked Blogs (1 entry).

7) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger(1 entry).

8) Join any of the giveaways currently running on Bonggamom Finds (1 entry for each giveaway you've joined).


The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on November 7, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on November 8 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. US addresses only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!







* Note: Energizer will donate up to a total of 400,000 batteries

Disclosure: Energizer will be sending me a smoke alarm and battery pack similar to the one they are providing as a giveaway prize. Program information is provided by Energizer and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

53 Comments, Leave yours here:

Mom2anutball on October 21, 2010 at 5:06 AM said...

I did #1!
Thanks!

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Mom2anutball on October 21, 2010 at 5:06 AM said...

Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Mom2anutball on October 21, 2010 at 5:06 AM said...

I follow you on network blogs on facebook as Sheila H.

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Tamara B. on October 21, 2010 at 9:19 AM said...

I made the pledge and entered their giveaway.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. on October 21, 2010 at 9:37 AM said...

I wrote on the Energizer Bunny Facebook Page wall and told them you sent me.
(Tamara Bennington)
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. on October 21, 2010 at 9:45 AM said...

I shared on my Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/tamara.bennington

(Tamara Bennington)
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. on October 21, 2010 at 9:49 AM said...

Follower Networked Blogs.
Tamara Bennington)
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. on October 21, 2010 at 9:50 AM said...

Follower Blogger.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. on October 21, 2010 at 10:07 AM said...

I entered your Febreze giveaway.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

hity88 on October 24, 2010 at 5:01 PM said...

I took the pledge and entered their sweepstakes.

hity88 on October 24, 2010 at 5:14 PM said...

I wrote on the Energizer Bunny wall - Bonggamom sent me and I took the pledge.

hity88 on October 24, 2010 at 5:19 PM said...

I tried to do # 7, but got page not found.

hity88 on October 24, 2010 at 5:23 PM said...

I entered your freedom spray mop sweepstakes.

hity88 on October 24, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

I entered your PF Chang home menu sweepstakes.

hity88 on October 24, 2010 at 5:30 PM said...

I entered your secret to great breakfast sweepstakes.

hity88 on October 24, 2010 at 5:34 PM said...

I sent an email reminding 5 (actually it was 11) friends to check & replace their smoke alarm batteries.

sksweeps on October 24, 2010 at 6:48 PM said...

I pledged to change our batteries on Nov 7!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

hendy on October 28, 2010 at 10:35 PM said...

Went to their facebook page and donated batteries through spreading the message on twitter.
http://twitter.com/HendyMartin/status/29060291986
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy on October 28, 2010 at 10:37 PM said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/HendyMartin/status/29060436520
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy on October 28, 2010 at 10:37 PM said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/HendyMartin/status/29060483104
hmhenderson AT yahoo dOT com

hendy on October 28, 2010 at 10:38 PM said...

Entered Kellog's $100 GC giveaway
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy on October 28, 2010 at 10:39 PM said...

Entered New Carnival giveaway
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOt com

hendy on October 28, 2010 at 10:40 PM said...

Entered Sony Dash giveaway
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy on October 28, 2010 at 10:45 PM said...

follow via GFC
hmhenderson At yahoo DOt com

Jaime on October 29, 2010 at 8:08 PM said...

#1 pledged
http://www.facebook.com/EnergizerBunny#!/EnergizerBunny/posts/447273456650
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime on October 29, 2010 at 8:09 PM said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Copperllama/status/29149112842
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime on October 29, 2010 at 8:11 PM said...

#5 tweet
http://twitter.com/Copperllama/status/29149232181
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime on October 29, 2010 at 8:11 PM said...

networked blogs follower
copperllama at yahoo dot com

tdean30 on November 1, 2010 at 6:47 PM said...

I made the pledge.

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

susan on November 4, 2010 at 9:25 AM said...

I pledged to change the batteries! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

shiloh on November 4, 2010 at 11:10 PM said...

I pledged, it's a great idea.

Anonymous said...

i pledge to change my batteries.

terri142 on November 6, 2010 at 4:28 AM said...

I made the pledge to change my batteries.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

sjt42075 on November 6, 2010 at 6:37 AM said...

i pledged to change my batteries and shared on facebook
stracey2010@live.com

hiann88 on November 6, 2010 at 1:53 PM said...

I took the pledge on fb site.

hiann88 on November 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM said...

I wrote on Energizer Bunny wall - Bonggamom sent me and I took the pledge.

loni on November 6, 2010 at 5:31 PM said...

I took the pledge!

trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

naynays1 on November 6, 2010 at 11:26 PM said...

I took the pledge and entered their sweepstakes.
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

Gianna on November 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM said...

Entered the Energizer sweepstakes.

Homemaker on November 7, 2010 at 3:44 PM said...

I pledged to change my batteries when I change my clock..which I have already done on Energizer Bunny® Facebook page - Geri N.
sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

Homemaker on November 7, 2010 at 3:46 PM said...

Entered the Energizer Sweepstakes.
sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

js22 on November 7, 2010 at 5:19 PM said...

I pledged.
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22 on November 7, 2010 at 5:20 PM said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/1443913386696705
email in blogger profile.

js22 on November 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM said...

shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/js2222/posts/159114330790428
email in blogger profile.

js22 on November 7, 2010 at 5:23 PM said...

I wrote on the Energizer Bunny Facebook Page wall -Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
email in blogger profile.

js22 on November 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM said...

I Follow Bonggamom Finds on Networked Blogs -Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
email in blogger profile.

js22 on November 7, 2010 at 5:25 PM said...

the other tweet- http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/1444999791116288
email in blogger profile.

js22 on November 7, 2010 at 5:25 PM said...

I follow your blog on blogger -js22 .
email in blogger profile.

purango on November 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM said...

I took the Pledge and changed my batteries. garrettsambo@aol.com

Nancy S. on November 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM said...

I shared the message on twitter.
http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/1489796308402176
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Nancy S. on November 7, 2010 at 8:25 PM said...

I tweeted #4.
http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/1490246214623232

Nancy S. on November 7, 2010 at 8:26 PM said...

I tweeted #5.
http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/1490698020851712

Bonggamom on November 8, 2010 at 12:28 PM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #29, tdean30!

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