Friday, October 28, 2011
It's that time of year again.... time to change your clocks! On November 6 everyone has to "fall back" and move the clocks back one hour. I for one am glad, because it has been so dark in the mornings, so moving back the clock will mean I can wait for daylight to wake me up. Of course, it means that it gets dark earlier, but we only have a few months of that before we "spring forward" again.
The fall time change is also the perfect opportunity to do something that could save your family's life -- change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It's the perfect reminder -- Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery -- and for the 24th straight year, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are reminding people to get in the habit of changing their old batteries for fresh ones at least once a year. The key thing is to pick a date that you will easily remember, like a birthday or an anniversary -- or the "fall back" date, which is great because so many people are doing it on that day, and so many people are reminding each other to do it. Last year I reminded people to change their batteries, and I'm doing it again this year.
For more information and helpful materials, visit Energizer's Change Your Clock Change Your Battery page, or visit www.facebook.com/energizerbunny and click on the CYCCYB tab to join the Energizer Bunny Brigade. You'll be entered to win smoke detectors, batteries, or even the grand prize -- a home fire safety makeover worth $5,000.
Win a Fire Safety Prize Pack
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a Fire Safety Prize Pack courtesy of Energizer, consisting of 2 smoke alarms, both equipped with Energizer batteries.
Leave a comment on this post telling me that you have already changed the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this year, or telling me when you plan to change your batteries. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.
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) Share the link to this giveaway (http://ow.ly/7caxR) on your Facebook wall, with a reminder to your friends to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks, then leave a comment here telling me you did (1 entry).
2) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page: (1 entry)
I joined the Energizer Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery giveaway! http://ow.ly/7caxR
3) Join the Energizer Bunny Brigade (1 entry)
4) Tweet this (1 entry):
@bonggafinds and the @energizerbunny are reminding everyone to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery on 11/6 http://ow.ly/7caxR
5) Tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):
Enter 2 win a set of smoke detectors + batteries on @bonggafinds http://ow.ly/7caxR
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on November 7, 2011; 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!
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Thanks to Energizer for providing the items for giveaway. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.