Showing posts with label Batteries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Batteries. Show all posts

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

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

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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

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW! Ascending Butterfly needs your votes! I really want to be NatureMade's Good Mood Blogger, please rock the vote for me daily here (voting for me daily nets you daily extra credit, talk about quid pro quo! I thank you in advance for your support!):

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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!

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

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

Monday, July 12, 2010

Energizer: Recharge Smart™ Please Re-Charge Ascending Butterfly at BlogHer '10 - HELP, I NEED YOU!

Energizer® Recharge Smart™ is offering (2) $2,000 BlogHer’10 sponsorship opportunities through An Island Life and Barefoot Mommies blogs and I really want the job! That's where YOU come in dear reader, I need YOUR help!

Keeping it Green! - I love living greener and cleaner each and everyday and I love finding new ways to keep things OUT of our landfills. What we throw in landfills leaches in to the ground, into the water and ultimately into our bodies. A great way to reduce landfill waste is with re-chargeable batteries. But you don't just want any rechargeable battery, you want the new and improved Energizer® Recharge NiMH AA batteries. These 2300 mAh batteries can now be charged up to 250 MORE** times, and will last up to 4X longer* in digital cameras. Meaning LESS waste in our landfills! Which = greener! The ENERGY STAR®-certified Energizer® Recharge Smart™ Charger also features a slow charge rate, which extends the number of battery life cycles, and a bad battery alert that automatically indicates if the batteries are no longer useful or if a disposable battery has been inserted by mistake. I have been trying over the course of the past two years to change all appliances and gadgets to Energy Star certified ones, so I'm super excited about this new Charger! Making sure all our appliances are Energy Star Certified is a goal I set out for myself in terms of living green and making a positive environmental impact.

As many of you already know I am registered for BlogHer 2010, it will be held this year in New York City which I am incrediby excited about! I live in New York City, and I can't wait to show everyone that it's radically different than those scary and negative stereotypes! New Yorkers are helpful by nature! There is no better city than the 'City that Never Sleeps' for BlogHer 2010, and partnered with the Battery that keeps going, and going, and going, it's a win/win all around!

One of the things I really want to be able to do at BlogHer 2010 is live blog and live tweet about the event so that the bloggers and readers who can't be there will really feel like they are there, but that's going to be a bit difficult to do with a desktop computer that weighs more than a toddler! I'd love to use a portion of this Energizer Smart ChargHER sponsorship to purchase a laptop (one with a powerful battery life of course!) so I can live blog and live tweet! I've become a master at relaying pertinent information in 140 characters or less! And I'm sure BlogHer will really put that expertise to the test!

The job in a nutshell entails handing out USB drives that contain information about the Energizer® Recharge Smart™ Charger and better still on ONE of the chargers is a $500 gift certificate to Target! As you all know Ascending Butterfly is a Social Butterfly by nature and I will get a kick out of having so many people trying to find me at BlogHer! I have a funny feeling this would give me the chance to meet absolutely everyone in attendance!

Now you know Ascending Butterfly always wants to be sure there is something cool and unique in everything I propose to my readers, anyone who writes a blog post about the Energizer Smart Charger between Aug. 6 – Aug. 27,  will receive a $10 gift card to Target and an Energizer Smart Charger of their very own! There will be contact info on the USB drive for you to submit the link to Your post!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How YOU can help - Tell BareFootMomma 'Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ascending Butterfly should be the Smart ChargHer at BlogHer 2010 in NYC' by posting it on her Facebook wall HERE (if you are not already liking her, you need to 'Like' her first, then you can post your vote!). You can also send a shout out on Twitter by copying and pasting @BarefootMomma + @kailani Ascending Butterfly aka @Tracy_Iglesias should be the Smart ChargeHer at #BlogHer 2010 in NYC #energizer' into your twitter feed! I can't begin to express what your vote would mean to me. And know that by voting for me you are helping me to find a way to virtually 'take you with me' so you won't miss a thing at BlogHer 2010!

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Disclaimer: This post is my entry into Energizer’s Smart ChargHer contest. I am in no way being compensated for this post and have shared my honest opinion about their product(s).