Thursday, November 4, 2010

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery - Energizer Smoke Alarm and Battery Giveaway

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Energizer! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page Where it reads “Today’s Butterfly! Win Here’!
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I am very grateful that our dear friends at Energizer sent me a very important reminder, that Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7th! I will admit I had completely forgot about it, and probably would have freaked out Monday morning when I got up at the wrong time and cheated myself out of that sweet hour of extra sleep when we 'fall back'. (I still use the 'fall back' and the 'spring ahead' rhyme to remember which way I'm turning the clock, and sadly I can't even cite 'mommy brain' as an excuse!)

What will you be doing with that extra hour? More Sleep? Meditation Maybe?

Sunday, Nov. 7, also 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.*

Secondly, you can spend your extra hour spreading good in your neighborhood. More than 80 percent of local fire departments are staffed by volunteers. Energizer and the IAFC are encouraging people to use their extra hour volunteering to make a change in their community.

A few years ago there was a fire in our apartment complex and it was the quick thinking of a neighbor who made sure he banged on everyone's door after calling the fire department that helped to alert everyone. Unfortunately being on the upper floor, by the time I got downstairs the smoke was brutal, and a firefighter had to actually put me inside his jacket and help me out of the building which was already dark and extremely smoky!
I think to myself often that the whole nightmare evening could have been prevented if that apartment had a working smoke alarm.
The after effects of that night included all doors and locks having to be repaired, water and fire damage and countless other damage that was preventable!
So needless to say when I learned about this campaign, I felt it was incredibly important to remind readers that you really should use Daylight Savings as a reminder to change the batteries in your alarm and most importantly TEST it, make sure it is working properly. What you may think is a battery change, might be a need to replace it, so just don't change the batteries in the alarm without actually testing it!
Each year, Energizer donates 200,000 batteries to help local fire departments nationwide. This year everyone has the chance to help double the donations, up to 400,000 batteries. Visit the CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny Facebook page, and pledge to change your smoke alarm batteries, share the life-saving Change Your Clock Change Your Battery message with others and create your family’s home escape plan so you have an exit plan in place. Each action will trigger a donation of batteries!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Energizer would like to provide 1 Ascending Butterfly Follower with (1) First Alert Smoke Alarm, along with a 2-pack of 9 volt Energizer Max batteries.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - HOW TO WIN: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and Mandatory Comment Entry: (2) Have you ever experienced  fire in your home? (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Thursday, November 04, 2010 until Sunday, November 07, 2010 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Pls RT Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #ascendingbutterfly First Alert Smoke Alarm and @energizerbunny batteries #Giveaway

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @EnergizerBunny on Twitter

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Energizer on Facebook (and remember to tell them 'Ascending Butterfly sent me) HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - You can press the button below to go straight to the page where Ascending Butterfly has been nominated!

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding Energizer are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review & giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.

*Statistics provided by the National Fire Prevention Association


  1. I'm following via GFC - Tonya Dean
    No, we have never had a house fire. I can't even imagine how scary that would be.


  2. I haven't had a major fire in my house, thank goodness, likely in part to having smoke detectors. Thanks!

  3. I follow via GFC - Kathlean Owens
    There was a fire in the house when I was younger. Very frightening. This was years and years befor smoke alarms!

    abstractrose at yahoo dot com

  4. No, we have never had a fire at our home, thank goodness.

  5. I did have a fire in my apartment building but it didn't get all the way to my apartment. It was very scary.

  6. I follow on gfc
    No fires in our home, but the house directly behind ours was hit by lightning once and caught fire.

  7. Tweet:

  8. Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

  9. Following Energizer on fb and wrote on the wall:

  10. Following on Networked Blogs (Cynthia Conley)

  11. 1) GFC public follower
    2) We have been fortunate enough to have never had a fire in our home
    3) megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  12. FB fan of Ascending Butterfly
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  13. FB fan of the Energizer Bunny & left the message on the wall.
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  14. FB Networked Blogs follower
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  15. Entered the giveaway
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  16. Voted for you at NatureMade 11/6/10
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  17. Public follower and we have never experienced a house fire, thank God. Email on blogger profile

  18. I GFC follow you. Our computer actually caught on fire last weekend.Thank God we were home and awake.
    higgs.rachel at gmail dot com

  19. I'm a GFC follower.
    Yes we have.

  20. GFC follower and I had a fire in our house when I was young. It was horrible.

  21. Thankfully, no, we have never experienced a fire in our home.

  22. I follow. We had a small fire from a candle.

  23. I follow via GFC. Our dryer caught fire but it was in the daytime so it wasn't a tragedy.

  24. Follower: Atreau

    I've never had a fire in my home, thankfully.


  25. GFC: slehan
    email in profile
    no fires in my house, thankfully.
    Thanks for the contest.

  26. I am a follower.(Donna Kozar). No, thankfully we have not had a fire.

  27. I Follow @EnergizerBunny on Twitter (donnak4)

  28. I Follow you on Twitter (donnak4)

  29. I follow you on netwotked blogs.