Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery (and a giveaway for you!)




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.


Required Entry
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.


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) 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



The Rules
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.

98 Comments, Leave yours here:

Lori Thomas said...

We change them every 6 mos

ctymice at gmail dot com

Lori Thomas said...

Shared this giveaway on Facebook wall(https://www.facebook.com/CrftyDuchess/posts/176569905762882)

ctymice at gmail dot com

Lori Thomas said...

Wrote on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds/posts/255621927819588)

ctymice at gmail dot com

Lori Thomas said...

Joined the Energizer Bunny Brigade

ctymice at gmail dot com

Lori Thomas said...

tweeted(https://twitter.com/#!/CrftyDuchess/status/130119248386326528)

ctymice at gmail dot com

Lori Thomas said...

tweeted 2nd message (https://twitter.com/#!/CrftyDuchess/status/130119661021966337)

ctymice at gmail dot com

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ on October 29, 2011 at 1:07 AM said...

we change them twice per year, when the clock changes

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ on October 29, 2011 at 1:08 AM said...

I shared on my Face Book

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ on October 29, 2011 at 1:10 AM said...

I left a Wall Comment

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ on October 29, 2011 at 1:10 AM said...

Join the Energizer Bunny Brigade (Louis Here)

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ on October 29, 2011 at 1:11 AM said...

I tweeted your giveaway

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

jakiesmom on October 29, 2011 at 7:40 AM said...

i need to change them , i have a raincheck for 9volts as soon as they are in i am changing them
nannypanpan at gmail.com

jakiesmom on October 29, 2011 at 7:41 AM said...

joined brigade

mar on October 29, 2011 at 11:38 AM said...

I will change then tonight right before I turn the clocks back for time change!

LWons@HotMail.com

PAIGE on October 29, 2011 at 11:58 AM said...

I haven't changed the batteries but because of your reminder I'm changing them TODAY!
elysesw@aol.com

Anonymous said...

i change the batteries when i change my clocks back.rob,rf60527@att.net

slb3334 on October 29, 2011 at 4:17 PM said...

We change them when the time changes.

slb3334@gmail.com

rosannepm on October 29, 2011 at 4:54 PM said...

I plan on changing our batteries the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on Nov 6th
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm on October 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM said...

Shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1535228511
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm on October 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM said...

Wrote on the BonggamomFinds Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds
Rosanne M
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm on October 29, 2011 at 5:03 PM said...

Joined the Energizer Bunny Brigade
Rosanne M
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm on October 29, 2011 at 5:05 PM said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rosannepm/status/130434995503382528
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm on October 29, 2011 at 5:06 PM said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rosannepm/status/130435298252439552
rosans4@comcast.net

clc408 on October 30, 2011 at 3:35 AM said...

I'll change the batteries when I change the clocks.

clc408 on October 30, 2011 at 3:38 AM said...

Shared on fb
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=280123408687975&id=1334981763

clc408 on October 30, 2011 at 3:42 AM said...

Entered to join the Bunny Brigade

clc408 on October 30, 2011 at 3:44 AM said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/130595811573772288

llinda29 on October 30, 2011 at 10:07 AM said...

have already changed the batteries in my smoke alarms

bison61 on October 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM said...

we change the batteries the first day of the New Year

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey on October 30, 2011 at 12:40 PM said...

we are changing the next weekend
vmkids3 at msn dot com

lisa on October 31, 2011 at 8:15 AM said...

we change them 2wice a yr

lisa on October 31, 2011 at 8:15 AM said...
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lisa on October 31, 2011 at 8:16 AM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/MONKEYMOM8105/status/131026609300979713

lisa on October 31, 2011 at 8:16 AM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/MONKEYMOM8105/status/131026795066695680

Breanne on November 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM said...

We change the batteries on new years

sparkedcat on November 1, 2011 at 7:44 AM said...

We change them around the Fourth of July.

abfantom on November 1, 2011 at 6:18 PM said...

I change my smoke detector batteries every year on new years weekend.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Momma Needs Coffee on November 1, 2011 at 8:37 PM said...

I plan on changing mine Sat.
dawnhecke@yahoo.com

Momma Needs Coffee on November 1, 2011 at 8:39 PM said...

I posted about the giveaway on your fb wall.
dawnhecke@yahoo.com

aliasr2 on November 2, 2011 at 12:55 PM said...

Our smoke alarm batteries get changed when the time changes
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

aliasr2 on November 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM said...

shared on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/aliasr2/posts/130618500379042
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aliasr2 on November 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM said...

shared on your facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds#!/BonggamomFinds/posts/316296635051513
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

aliasr2 on November 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM said...

shared on your facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds#!/BonggamomFinds/posts/316296635051513
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

aliasr2 on November 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM said...

Join the Energizer Bunny Brigade
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

aliasr2 on November 2, 2011 at 1:02 PM said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/guillenwins/status/131823178619158528
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

aliasr2 on November 2, 2011 at 1:03 PM said...

tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/guillenwins/status/131823498757804032
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

PaulineMilner on November 3, 2011 at 9:06 PM said...

I will be changing the batteries in our smoke detectors this weekend when we turn the clocks back. I will change them again in the Spring when the time changes again.

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner on November 3, 2011 at 9:06 PM said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/bullittmilner/status/132307120447176704

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner on November 3, 2011 at 9:07 PM said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/bullittmilner/status/132307243235418112

dod@rogers.com

Erica C. on November 4, 2011 at 7:15 AM said...

We change the batteries when we change the clocks.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

katfam95 on November 4, 2011 at 10:37 AM said...

Hubby changed them a few months ago.

katfam95 at aim dot com

Anonymous said...

I CHANGE THEM EVERY 6 MONTHS.


jimpat34@broadstripe.net

PaulineMilner on November 5, 2011 at 9:03 AM said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/bullittmilner/status/132850555847585793

dod@rogers.com

Caryn on November 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM said...

We plan to tomorrow, when we switch the clocks

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

moushka on November 5, 2011 at 2:14 PM said...

I will be changing them tomorrow 11/6.

Natalia said...

Change 9 month ago
natatheangel at ayhoo dot com

Anonymous said...

We do 2 times a year, january and july.


Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

bbrittbrat1398 on November 6, 2011 at 2:57 PM said...

We change our batteries 3 times a year, and i just changed the batteries not to long ago so i think we're good.

BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

amy16323 on November 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM said...

i changed them
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

amy16323 on November 6, 2011 at 6:24 PM said...

we changed them
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

PaulineMilner on November 6, 2011 at 8:04 PM said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/bullittmilner/status/133394291321090048

dod@rogers.com

Hotsnotty2 on November 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM said...

We changed them in August, thanks

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Hotsnotty2 on November 6, 2011 at 8:52 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/Hotsnotty2/status/133406276976783360

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Hotsnotty2 on November 6, 2011 at 8:52 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/Hotsnotty2/status/133406376679587840

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

csue on November 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM said...

I put the new batteries in when I turned the clocks back.

mail4rosey on November 7, 2011 at 6:05 AM said...

We have changed the batteries this year.

msurosey@yahoo.com

mail4rosey on November 7, 2011 at 6:07 AM said...

First tweet option:

http://twitter.com/#!/mail4rosey/status/133545868665163776

msurosey@yahoo.com

Bonni on November 7, 2011 at 6:32 AM said...

I just moved into a new house, so my husband just checked the batteries in our smoke detectors

Bonni on November 7, 2011 at 6:33 AM said...

I joined the energizer bunny brigade

PaulineMilner on November 7, 2011 at 7:47 AM said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/bullittmilner/status/133571295316152320

dod@rogers.com

kathy pease on November 7, 2011 at 9:07 AM said...

i changed mine a few months ago

kathy pease on November 7, 2011 at 9:10 AM said...

https://www.facebook.com/KathyLPease/posts/229232597140616

kathy pease on November 7, 2011 at 9:14 AM said...

http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds/posts/198801176861724

kathy pease on November 7, 2011 at 9:15 AM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/klp1965/status/133593165277052928

kathy pease on November 7, 2011 at 9:16 AM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/klp1965/status/133593479589797888

amanda mclemore on November 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM said...

I changed both of mine yeterday morning:)

mclemore102 at gmail dot com

missrantsypants on November 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM said...

We live in a apartment, they recently changed them for us.

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

c allen on November 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM said...

we changed our smoke detector bateries about 3 weeks ago. we do need to get 1 more detector for our sunroom and 1 more to replace one in our laundry area. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

c allen on November 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM said...

i have joined the bunny brigade clallen at ntin dot net

c allen on November 7, 2011 at 4:55 PM said...

tweet 1 http://twitter.com/#!/clallen1971/status/133709083600629760 clallen at ntin dot net

c allen on November 7, 2011 at 4:56 PM said...

tweet 2 http://twitter.com/#!/clallen1971/status/133709309119959040 clallen at ntin dot net

carolpie on November 7, 2011 at 7:11 PM said...

My hubby takes care of this and checks two times a year on the smoke detector and changes the battery then. We do not have a carbon monoxide one, though.
This would be wonderful for my son who bought a crappy repo! LOL
spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

carolpie on November 7, 2011 at 7:12 PM said...

Join the Energizer Bunny Brigade carol yerby lewis
spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

carolpie on November 7, 2011 at 7:13 PM said...

http://twitter.com/#!/dresdenrain/status/133743770813464577
follow you and tweeted
spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

carolpie on November 7, 2011 at 7:14 PM said...

Other tweet http://twitter.com/#!/dresdenrain/status/133744115065176067
spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

carolpie on November 7, 2011 at 7:17 PM said...

Not sure if this is a separate entry but follow you on Twitter (Twitter id?) dresdenrain
spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

Jim on November 7, 2011 at 8:36 PM said...

i usually change them when they start beeping

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Jim on November 7, 2011 at 8:37 PM said...

i tweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/133765027470651392

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I am going to change my batteries this weekend, thanks for reminding me. Thanks also for the giveaway



frugalslhf@hotmail dot com

brianpiero on November 7, 2011 at 9:07 PM said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we change our smoke alarm / CO detector batteries on New Year's Day !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero on November 7, 2011 at 9:09 PM said...

Joined the Energizer Bunny Brigade...

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Atreau on November 7, 2011 at 9:57 PM said...

I change my batteries when the time changes.

purango on November 7, 2011 at 10:39 PM said...

I changed the batteries when the time change went into effect. garrettsambo@aol.com

Donna on November 7, 2011 at 11:56 PM said...

I plan to change my batteries.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna on November 7, 2011 at 11:57 PM said...

I tweeted the 1st tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/donnak4/status/133815142843555840
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna on November 7, 2011 at 11:58 PM said...

I tweeted your 2nd tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/donnak4/status/133815429268385793
donna444444@yahoo.com

Angela on November 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM said...

We just bought a new house so we will check ours again after the new year!
veniceangel@hotmail.com

Bonggamom on November 22, 2011 at 5:56 PM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #30, Valerie!

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