Do more than just “fall back” from DST with Energizer | Giveaway

This coming weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time and, so important to this mom, one extra hour of sleep as we “fall back” an hour on our clocks! It’s also a good time to look around your home and measure your safety and preparedness measures.


As it is always suggested, take the two times a year that the majority of this country changes our clocks as an opportunity to check the batteries in your fire and carbon monoxide detectors. This year the time change is on November 4 and it also marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are once again 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. 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.

Did you know that 38% of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24% occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.While you’re changing those batteries, test them out and make sure they work!

As a major advocate for emergency preparedness, I also take this opportunity twice a year to go through our family’s 72-hr kits and use up items that might be expiring soon, checking batteries on flashlights or other electronic devices, and restocking them with season-specific clothes or other lifestyle items (for instance we are finally to the point where we no longer need diapers in our kits! Yayyyy!!).

From now through the end of Daylight Savings Time (November 4th) you can visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab. There you will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to a special Family Safety Kit – and Energizer is giving away one per day!


That said, I’m really excited to be able to offer a similarly amazing Family Safety Kit Prize Package from Energizer for one lucky reader right here on my blog! The prize includes all of the items pictured above! To enter to win, please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below and let me know if you have any questions!

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  1. Jessica Beard says:

    Love it!

  2. Karen Medlin says:

    I like it, the kids aren’t coming up in the dark after school

  3. like it :)
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  4. Austin Baroudi says:

    Love it!

  5. Laura Jacobson says:

    I like it…..

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    I like it :)

  7. I don’t necessarily like it.
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  8. Love it

  9. Sherrie C. says:

    I love it :)


  10. Andrea Cain says:

    Love it!

  11. I at least like the extra hour of sleep when we “fall back”!

  12. I don’t like it. The sun sets earlier.

  13. I don’t like it.

  14. I love it!

  15. love it

  16. Jennifer Young says:

    Love it!

  17. love it too

  18. Kelly Lloyd says:

    I love it!

  19. Heather R says:

    Love it

  20. Cynthia C says:

    I never saw the point of DST

  21. Margaret Smith says:

    Hate it :)

  22. Ann Fantom says:

    Mixed feelings… I like getting up in the light, but hate driving home from work in the dark

    • GFC is so glitchy. It just seems to come and go as it plseaes. Just check back and see if it’s there. The giveaway doesn’t end until 11/28, so you have time to get it done!

  23. Tari Lawson says:

    Hate it.

  24. I don’t love it or hate it. It really doesn’t bother me to do it.

  25. I love it!

  26. I like it, since I don’t have to get up in the dark.

  27. Christine says:

    love it

  28. Danielle Brown says:

    Ugh, hate it!

  29. I like DST, so I’m sad to see it go.

  30. Kathy Schoeherr says:

    Love it!

  31. hate it glad it’s over we should do away with it altogether it serves no purpose anymore

  32. I don’t care, either way is fine with me.

  33. Don’t like losing sleep but love that it doesn’t get dark right after the kids get home from school.

  34. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    lOVE iT!!!!

  35. I run early in the morning so I love it!

  36. Casey Everidge says:

    i dont like it. it gets dark wayy too soon

  37. Hate it!

  38. Hate it -gets dark way too early.

  39. I’m torn; I love it that it’s lighter when I get up but hate it that it’s dark when I get home.

  40. I love it. I wish though we didn’t change time at all. There has to be a better way.

  41. I love it!

  42. Richard Hicks says:

    like it because saves money on power bill

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  43. Love it, like the early sunrise & I’m a night owl & love the early darkness :)

  44. I don’t mind it. Gets lighter in the morning, but it is dark at 5 or so. Use to it anyways.

  45. kathy pease says:

    I love it :)

  46. I could take it or leave it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. I love it!

  48. I like it.

  49. I do not like it when it gets dark so early

  50. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love it…

  51. I don’t care one way or the other, just wish they would stick with one time the whole year round.

  52. wendy wallach says:

    hate it!

  53. I don’t mind it.


  54. I love it!!

  55. Terry Cross says:

    Hate it

  56. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I don’t like that it gets dark so early now! haha

  57. Tanya White says:

    Love it because i don’t have to wake up in the dark

  58. Laurie Emerson says:

    Love it!

  59. End it, annoying!

  60. shirley zolenski says:

    I like it