Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® with Energizer & a Giveaway


It’s that time of year again, we “gain” an entire hour.  Uff.  I’m tired already thinking about it!  And if your family is like mine, it takes my kids at least a week to adjust to the new time.  I predict crabby faces the week of November 4th.

It is also the time of year when it is important to change the batteries in your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.  Everybody knows about this, right? As a ritual every year when you change your clocks for the time change, you should also change the batteries on your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.  Think about it.  These devices are certainly something you probably don’t think about on a regular basis, but they are extremely important.  If you don’t check the batteries they could be lacking when you need them the most.  Scary.

For the 25th year Energizer along with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is working with local fire departments nationwide to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.

Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.*

* Fire statistics were obtained from reports by the Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association.

“To help give more families those critical seconds, Energizer is honoring its 25th year by donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas and adopting 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation, who, in addition to batteries, will be equipped with a variety Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities. Together, they will host Home Safety Days and neighborhood canvasses spanning throughout National Fire Prevention Month in October until the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 4.”

Energizer graciously offered my family a Family Safety Kit to help with our preparedness.

The kit in a reusable grocery tote contains:

  • Two packages of Energizer® MAX® Batteries with Power Seal Technology – Dependable, powerful performance for the devices that help keep your family safe; now hold their charge when stored for up to 10 years
  • One Energizer® Flameless Wax Candle – Enjoy the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the worry of open flame or hassle of soot and dripping wax
  • One Energizer® Weatheready® Safety Light – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries; includes safety whistle and imprinted preparedness checklist
  • One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm

The total value of the Family Safety Kit is approximately $78 per kit.

This flameless candle is the new wave of candles.  No soot, no flame, no mess, but still with a glow and pleasant scent.  This is exactly what parents of young children need!

This flashlight isn’t just handy to have around for it’s ability to shed light on a situation, but it also can be personally packed with valuable information necessary in an emergency.  What a great idea!

During this important time Energizer is offering a great Family Safety Kit Sweepstakes.  Check out the information below for all the details!

From October 11 through November 4, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab.  Here you will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win an additional Family Safety Kit.  Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day for 25 days.  Contained in the kit, valued at more than $150 is:

  • One reusable grocery tote
  • Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
  • One package of Energizer Advanced Lithium batteries
  • One package of Energizer® MAX® Batteries with Power Seal Technology
  • Two Energizer flashlights
  • Two Energizer Flameless Wax Candles
  • One Energizer Bunny Plush Bunny

In addition you can find fire safety tips, a home escape plan that you can download and draw your family’s home escape plan, as well as a coloring and activity sheet.

Energizer has kindly offered one lucky Mama Report reader a Family Safety Kit just like the one I received above!

Please use the Rafflecopter entry method provided.

U.S. only.  Winner will be verified.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received the above mentioned product, all opinions are my own.


  1. Brigette Estrada says

    I thought we gain an hour in the fall… “spring ahead, fall back” and all that? or i am confused?

    • Ummm…clearly I’m not getting enough sleep if I can’t recall that:) I made the change to my post. Why is it that if I gain an hour it still throws the family off? LOL

  2. Absolutely!

  3. I usually forget to check our batteries until they die.

  4. Marti Parks says

    Yes, that’s the only way I can remember to do it. 😉

  5. Christina Oddy says

    we usually only change the batteries when needed.

  6. Jessica Beard says

    Yes! Every time we do.

  7. Virginia Rowell says

    No, i change them when they die and then it’s if I remember to get batteries.

  8. Sheena Eaton says

    Yes, in all honestly I do! It is the perfect time to do it, and I know I will not forget about it, lol!

  9. Ashley Sifers says

    No, but that’s a great idea and I will start!

  10. Stephanie G says

    No….but we should!

  11. CHECK!

  12. Lisa Brown says

    No, I wait for the units to beep, letting me know the batteries are low, and then I change them.

  13. Yes! I started doing this a few years ago, it’s a great way to remember!

  14. Ann Fantom says

    Yes, i changed our batteries at the Spring time change

  15. We do!

  16. Yes,we do.

  17. Haha, no, we are terrible at changing out the batteries…

  18. No, no DST in Hawaii!

  19. No I don’t. 🙂

  20. I sometimes remember to do so.

  21. I’ll be changing batteries with the time change.

  22. I will be changing them with the time change.

  23. carol gentry says

    No always. I do if I remember.

  24. Francine Anchondo says

    I change them whenever they need changing

  25. I check the batteries with the time change then I change them if needed.

  26. yes we do, it’s the easiest

  27. joanne major says

    yes i change the batteries every time. i think it better to be safe than sorry

  28. Darlene Ysaguirre says

    Yes Annually

  29. i do it on my sons birthday

  30. Yes, I change batteries with the clocks.

  31. I do not but I have now realized I should.

  32. Seyma Shabbir says

    We update our time but do not change batteries until they die or usually use a plug in charge.

  33. not usually.

  34. No, at other times during the year.

  35. Linda Lansford says

    no we wait for tthe beep

  36. Not with the time change but we have a date based on when our smoke alarms were installed

  37. WE don’t have our time change until next week but I surely will. Thanks!

  38. Monique Rizzo says

    Yes! We always have.
    Thanks for the chance.

  39. Yes and also check the smoke detecter twice a yr also. I love that flashlight, I’ve never seen one of those. Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂

  40. Not usually.

  41. Yes, always—it’s too important not to!

  42. no, I did not even think about it

  43. no I usually don’t

  44. sara wicks says

    i change my batteries every October, fire prevention month!


    Yes. yes, yes!

  46. I don’t.

  47. I change them when they die but I always have batteries at the house.
    Thanks for the chance!

  48. yes- we change them with the time change.

  49. Yes, we do change them then.

  50. Connie Bolick Lee says

    I change them when they start getting low and the detector starts beeping, but I think it would be better to do it with the time change.

  51. Michelle S says

    No, not when the time changes. I never seem to have the right batteries at the right time.

  52. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    We do!

  53. I try to remember to, I promise 🙂

  54. chantal cooper says

    my hubby does it

  55. Jessica Rose says

    Nope! I usually don’t worry about the batteries until they stop working =P

  56. No, I wait till they start beeping at me. That is a great idea!

  57. Yes – although, really my kind husband does it….so I guess TECHNICALLY the answer is no. : )

  58. No, but I really should start…..

  59. susan hartman says

    I normally start the new year that way

  60. We wait and change them as needed.

  61. Casey Everidge says

    we usually do

  62. No I don’t 🙁

  63. Safety is first

  64. I change batteries when it is clear they need changing.

  65. Penny Snyder says
  66. Mary Calabrese says

    I change the batteries when the detectors start beeping at me.

  67. beth shepherd says

    We change them on Oct. 1 and then on April 1st

  68. I don’t but I should.

  69. Christy Anderson says

    No, but I should.

  70. We change our batteries when they die or at the beginning of each year. It is whatever comes first. I live in Arizona, and the majority of this state doesn’t follow daylight savings time changes so we don’t rely on that.

  71. I check my batteries with the time change

  72. No, not usually. My smoke detector is annoyingly persistent when the batteries are dying, so they get changed quickly 🙂

  73. debbie jackson says

    I change them every fall
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  74. No, our fire alarm beeps when the batteries are low so I just wait for it to remind me.

  75. Priscilla Benavides says

    We usually just change batteries out when they are fully uncharged!

  76. we change ours new years day

  77. no but they usually always expire within the same week one at a time for me

  78. no, but I should

  79. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says

    Yes, it is the best time to remember 🙂

  80. katklaw777 says

    Yes we do…it’s a great way to remembert.

  81. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

    We do change the batteries when the time changes.

  82. The time change is good reminder. Or the kids tell me the batteries are dying.
    Thanks for the chance.

  83. i don’t but i should

  84. Katharine Davis says

    Yes, every Fall

  85. Tina Bartunek says

    Yes…when we change the clocks we change the batteries.

  86. Karen Glatt says

    Yes, we always change the batteries with the Daylight savings time change! It is a good idea to make sure all batteries are working in smoke detectors!

  87. Desiree Dunbar says

    I don’t but my husband does.

  88. I do, but I had to change them a couple of weeks ago.

  89. Yes and More often than that.. it is important to keep my li’ls safe!

  90. Cassandra Eastman says

    No I don’t, but that’s probably a good idea!

  91. Kimberly Schotz says

    Twice a year, faithfully

  92. Keisa Rogers says

    Yes i do

  93. No, but I should!

  94. Stephanie Larison says

    No, but its a good idea!

  95. yes
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  96. Tiffany Christie says

    I don’t but really should.

  97. Melissa Belle says

    No usually before.

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  98. Lori Walker says

    No, but I probably should..

  99. I don’t usually check with time change, because the fire alarms I have start beeping when the battery is low. This beeping makes one of our dogs absolutely terrified, so it’s taken care of very promptly.

  100. Megan Parsons says

    I check the batteries and test to make sure they are working at least once a week. I change the batteries every month even though they are still good. It’s better save then sorry and I am terrified of house fires!

  101. bonnye sensenig says

    wow- no- but I should. my smoke alarms are hard wired.

  102. No we don’t check or change our batteries at that time, although we probably should

  103. We should, but we haven’t been. Thanks for the reminder!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  104. I usually forget

  105. No, I always forget until someone says something.

  106. yep -dh is in charge of that

  107. I don’t know — my husband takes care of that.

  108. Jennifer Young says

    Yes, we do!

  109. I change my batteries with the time change.

  110. No, we check very irregularly 🙁

  111. sharon gullikson says

    No, but it would be a good idea…

  112. no but we should!

  113. I usually do it when we start up the heat in the Fall.

  114. No but I test them regularly and replace as needed

  115. I try my best to remember to change them!

  116. Gina Ferrell says

    I check and change my batteries when the time changes.

  117. We always change the batteries in our smoke detectors with the time changes.

  118. I did it before the timechange

  119. Nope, but it’s not a bad idea.

  120. no, but we should; maybe this weekend!

  121. Amanda Pennington says

    Nope, Hubby says since they’re hard wired, he doesn’t need to. Then I check them when he goes to work 🙂

  122. We always change our batteries with the time change.

  123. yes we do
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  124. No, but now I know that I need to, so I will! Thanks for the chance to win, and for the great information. XO

  125. Samantha Daleo says

    Yes I try to remember to do it right!

  126. Yes

  127. we check our batteries every three months

  128. no i don’t

  129. I’ll abmit I have forgotten lately, but this kit would be a good reminder! 🙂

  130. Yes we do!

  131. I always do! Thanks for thiswonderful giveaway! connie d

  132. Yes we do!

  133. We do not but it is a good tip that I will keep in mind!

  134. Our alarms (smoke & carbon monoxide) have warning buzzers when the batteries are running low.

  135. jennifer shaw says

    No, I actually never thought to do that. Thanks for the tip!

  136. I do check the batteries with the time change.

  137. Dustin Beckel says

    I check my batteries every 3 months

  138. I don’t check my batteries as much as I should 🙁

  139. I usually change them with the time change, but my smoke alarm was beeping so I changed them a couple weeks ago.

  140. Nope, we sure don’t

  141. My husband checks/changes smoke alarm batteries on a regular basis – not sure if he does it with the time change.

  142. Generally speaking, yes I do!!!

  143. Diane Andrews says

    I try to remember to check all of the smoke detectors when the time changes. However, I never need to test the one nearest to my kitchen due to my lack of culinary skills. 😉

  144. Michelle Carnaghi says

    I need to start!!!

  145. i don’t usually think to…but thanks for the reminder!

  146. No but I need to start.

  147. No, but that is a great idea!

  148. crystle tellerday says

    no i dont

  149. Natosha Zachary says

    I don’t but this is a great reminder. I need to write it on the calendar.

  150. Wendy McBride says

    not usually, because I usually don’t have any on hand.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  151. sindy murray says

    We tried but we have forgotten sometimes.

  152. krista grandstaff says

    I tend to change them more frequently in the kitchen one, the rest are done on the time change 🙂 ( kitchen one is HORRIFIC and goes off when the oven opens, the toaster is used, the teakettle whistles…it doesn’t like heat…so it goes off all of the time!!)

  153. Yes

  154. I sometimes forget, but am changing them this weekend.

  155. Jennifer Clay says

    I actually don’t. O.o

  156. No, I haven’t, but it’s a good idea to start to do so at that time

  157. I plan to do this tomorrow !

  158. I haven’t been checking them. I will make it a point to do so now.

  159. Jessica To says

    I don’t, but I need to!

  160. We replaced our batteries a few months ago but I should always check them with the time change!

  161. no, that’s a great idea, though!! we don’t have any sort of schedule, we just wait until things die! 😀

  162. Yes I do.

  163. No, but I should

  164. No, but that’s a good reminder.

  165. Kathy Davis says

    YES… thanks for reminding me.

  166. Kathy Davis says

    I like The Mama Report on Facebook as Kathy Newsom Davis.

  167. Yes, change them with the time change.

  168. I normally don’t but it is a good idea!

  169. Usually I do but a few weeks ago I bought an extra carbon monoxide detector so when I was setting that up I changed all my other ones and our smoke detectors – so this year I won’t need to!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  170. Actually, yes.

  171. I don’t, but I should.

  172. I generally replace the batteries when they chirp but I will probably replace the batteries when I can buy them again.

  173. yes we do

  174. I don’t but thanks for the idea!

  175. Yes

  176. Yes, I try to remember to do that.

  177. Yes we do.

  178. yes, we check the fire alarms/and carbon monoxide alarms in OCT

  179. yep check them twice a year

  180. julie cutshaw says

    no but we should, I am often looking up to see if I see the red dot light that reveals on our smoke alarms that says they work. They go off in my kitchen with the slighest smoke from cooking, but have been there along time so new one woul be assuring. thanks

  181. Debra Ford says

    I changed them this morning….daylight savings reminded me

  182. Yes we did.

  183. Once a year at least.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  184. Amanda Rauch says

    I try to remember, but honestly we really only change them when they start to beep at us.

  185. Tara Liebing says

    i don’t check them but I Only change them if havethe right size batteries

  186. Miz Vickik says

    no, but I should

  187. I have to admit I do not change the batteries till the darn thing starts beeping at me. They are all hardwired, and some genious decided to put on right outside my kids bathroom door so they are set off quite regularly with hot showres!

  188. Richard Hicks says

    we always change the batteries when time changes!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  189. Yes, we do check them.

  190. I don’t. I usually wait for the chirp. I might consider it tho!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  191. Yes, I do. Thanks for the giveaway.

  192. Angela Williams says

    yes, we check them

  193. Not usually, but that’s a really good idea!

  194. You know, I historically have NOT done that. I will keep that in mind because I’m always wondering how long I’ve had batteries in them–that’s a great way to stay reminded!

  195. No I do not check them

  196. i didn’t 🙁

  197. Yes, I change the batteries twice a year 🙂

  198. christine jessamine says

    i dont check our batteries, i need to

  199. Angela Cisco says

    No, I check them frequently

  200. Yes.

  201. Yes, I do

  202. My batteries were recently changed so I didn’t have to check them.

  203. No, but I should start doing it.

  204. Amanda dodd says

    Yes, but honestly I just check on everything because the fall time motivates me to clean… My version of “spring cleaning”.

  205. Yes, I change my batteries when the time changes.

  206. We change our batteries during every time change. Needed all our batteries during the latest hurricane to power our radios and emergency lights. What a blessing to have stocked up ahead of the storm!

  207. Yes, we always have.

  208. We did not! I need to do this. We just moved here and are starting all over with so many things- would love to win-thanks!


  209. kathy pease says

    no i change them when my smoke alarm starts beeping

  210. Dee Hadley says

    nope,forgot thanks for the reminder. Checking them today.

  211. I don’t. but I will now!

  212. Yeahhhh…. we dont change the batteries until they start to die… We should probably be more on top of that! lol

  213. Leslie L. Stanziani says

    My smoke detectors are hard wired so no batteries.

  214. Yes, I did!

  215. Rachel Miller says

    I will now that you reminded me 🙂

  216. Crystal Faulk says

    Yes we change out our batteries with the time change.

  217. I actually changed all the batteries a week ago.

  218. rochelle johnson says

    yes, we did

  219. I did remember to change the batteries

  220. Carolyn Daley says

    No, we don’t change them during spring forward and fall back. However, we do change them twice a year.

  221. the changing of time reminds me to chnge the battiers in my smoke detector and my carbon monxide detector, i do this every year

  222. Yes, we do.

  223. Tonya Dean says

    Yes, we changed them.


  224. I change them at the beginning of the new year.

  225. Yes I do

  226. Teresa Thompson says

    Yes I did.

  227. I usually forget.

  228. natalia ryjova says

    I only realize I need batteries when they are completely dead.

  229. no I know we are bad at forgetting.

  230. susan smoaks says

    i change the batteries when the time changes

  231. amy deeter says

    not yet but i need to

  232. I admit, I wait until the battery dies before I change it.

  233. Lucy Schwartz says

    No we did not but are planning to this coming week end.

  234. Karen Gonyea says

    Absolutely – in the spring and in the fall 🙂

  235. I check my batteries when there is a time change.

  236. Yes we do!

  237. No, but I probably should.

  238. brenda Elsner says

    Yes, I change my batteries in smoke detectors when we change the time.

  239. yes we did

  240. Brooke Frakes says

    Yes I do!

  241. no,I dont – just being honest

  242. christopher h says

    not yet

  243. Kathy Luman says

    I never seem to remember.

  244. Yes, I do.

  245. Sarah Yurga says

    no – and I keep kicking myself for forgetting

  246. Not usually, but we try.

  247. Corey Olomon says

    I always try to remember to.

  248. Melina Ramirez says

    In Arizona there is no time change, but do check batteries regularly

  249. We have a battery tester, so we check the batteries and replace them if the tester indicates that they are weak. We actually need to replace our smoke detector. It is old and keeps going off due to steam coming out of the bathroom.

  250. Christopher R says

    remember remember ! great sweeps thanks ! : )

  251. Usually we check with the new year…Beginning of January…we have a to do list.

  252. Brian Mungle says

    Yes,we do.

  253. Shirley Hicks says

    yes i do

  254. We have not checked our batteries this year.

  255. I have not changed my batteries.

  256. Strangely enough the monitor started beeping a day before the time chane….weird

  257. Yes.

  258. Terry Cross says

    Yes we do

  259. I know I should but I don’t

  260. jessica schueler says

    I normally change them when it starts chirping

  261. Ann Council says

    No I did not but will check them now.

  262. Chrissy Nestor says

    I haven’t yet, but I do plan to soon.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  263. Jamie Leigh Martin says

    Didn’t change ’em.

  264. amanda whitley says

    no i leave em alone till i know i need new ones.

  265. Yes we do!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  266. we do not check or change batteries but we really should start doing that!

  267. No I don’t change batteries but I really should.

  268. shirley zolenski says

    I did not. I changed them earlier.

  269. Yes, we do. It’s always such a good reminder to change the batteries.

  270. No…but I test them regulary and change batteries when I hear the “chirp”

  271. Giveaway Gal says

    I change them whenever it beeps

  272. Not really, but we should check them on the time change. It is a good reminder. Usually we just wait until it does the “beep.”

  273. I must not have very good batteries because they seem to need changing more often than twice a year.

  274. i dont- i hope my hubby does
    tcogbill at live dot com

  275. Kerrie Mayans says

    I do change the batteries in the smoke detectors when it is time to change the clocks.

  276. no i didnt not change or check batteries with the time change…

  277. Vikki Billings says

    Yes I do check the batteries in my smoke detectors

  278. I feel ashamed to say no 🙁 But we just moved into a new house so all the batteries were changed then!

  279. Yes we do

  280. Mary Joy Argo says

    This is a great reminder to me that I should put together our family’s emergency kit.

  281. No, when they die only.

  282. Cheryl Reinhardt says

    Yes we do check them with the time change

  283. No, I only change the batteries when my alarm starts to beep.

  284. I usually forget.

  285. I didn’t check them

  286. Marlee Kendrick says

    great idea!! thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  287. Amy DeLong says

    yes we do!

  288. Yes- it’s a good way to remember! I probably forget otherwise…

  289. Yes, I change batteries in my alarms when I change the time

  290. Christy Weller says

    We change batteries as needed

  291. No, we do ours on New Year’s Day

  292. Amy Chester says

    No, I normally don’t.

  293. Trisha Dowling says

    no, my husband handles all that

  294. I don’t usually remember to change batteries until the horrible beeping starts. I should really start marking it on my calendar.

  295. No i did not but I need to this was a good reminder.

  296. Always!! 🙂

  297. Lucy Lopez says

    Yes I do change the batteries when we change the time.

  298. Laura Proctor Unger says

    I try to remember to do it in the spring, but usually it’s when the batteries die.

  299. Yes most of the time I do

  300. Rebecca Scott says

    I don’t but I really should and am going to start : )

  301. Beverly Metcalf says

    Yes, I change my smoke alarm batteries when we do the fall and spring time change. Thanks for this contest!

  302. Linda Greene says

    No, but I will try to from now on.

  303. Not yet but it’s a great idea!

  304. No on our birthdays

  305. We do when we fall back. When we spring forward, we’re too tired! BUT! We’ll work on that…

  306. Buddy Garrett says

    I change my batteries with the time change.

  307. yes i do both

  308. Yes I do because otherwise I would completely forget! 😛

  309. yes, because otherwise i’d never remember!

  310. No, but i should

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  311. Sarah Harding says

    Yes we change the batteries

  312. Marcy Strahan says

    I check mine every month!


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