Don’t Forget The Batteries! From toys which don’t include batteries (yes, I’ve bought them, wrapped them, given to my kids as presents only to realize – no batteries!) to flashlights with low batteries (flashback to last year’s ice storm) to the everyday battered powered items we take for granted (I’m looking directly at the kitchen wall clock). Trust me…don’t forget the batteries…(SPOILER: Giveaway below!)
Don’t Forget The Batteries…
So last year’s ice storm was my call to action to always have new batteries on hand. Always. It’s amazing the number of common household items powered by batteries in my house. Our clocks. Our portable radio. The kids’ toys. Flashlights. Nightlights. TV remote. Pencil sharpener (which, obviously not needed during an ice storm but still…it’s battery powered).
All of a sudden, in the course of hours, we were powerless. And kids in the dark is never any good…unless you are camping. And we weren’t camping.
Aside: I was kicking myself because we had an Energizer usb charger new in box (so new that I hadn’t un-boxed it…meaning it wasn’t charged…so we couldn’t charge our mobile phones). Gah!
We scurried around trying to find batteries…AAs, AAAs, Ds…hoping we could gather the juice we needed. Thankfully, we found enough to power our flashlights and a portable battery operated radio (and everyone should have a battery operated radio in their emergency kit!). It was an important victory in surviving the ice storm.
Since then, I keep a stock of new batteries in a basket (top shelf…next to the flashlights). Yes, we do dip into the battery stock when a toy needs batteries (that’s why we have extras right?!). Batteries are easy to pick up when you do your weekly grocery shopping – I get them at Loblaws and that way I build up my Loblaws rewards points 😉
Energizer® EcoAdvancedTM is the world’s first battery made with 4% recycled batteries (it is also Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline battery.)
Purchase Energizer® EcoAdvancedTM batteries at participating stores (Loblaws, Maxi, Maxi & Cie, Atlantic Superstore, Real Canadian Superstore, Zehrs and Dominion). Then go to energizerwinsmart.com to enter your product UPC to be entered for your chance to win a smart fortwo ($26,000 value!). 10 Secondary prizes of $100 President’s Choice Gift Cards are also available to be won.
Enter for a chance to win a Don’t Forget The Batteries prize pack containing the new Energizer® EcoAdvancedTM, an Energizer flashlight and a Loblaw’s gift card valued at $25. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.