Weekend Giveaway: Energizer Smoke Alarm Prize Pack

posted by Andrea | 10/21/2011

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Congrats to:

Nicole {nchurch1@…}

Annette {derekannette@…}

I will email you all to get your information!


Do you have a smoke alarm in your house at this very moment?

Are you positive that it actually works?

Did you know that you are actually supposed to have at least one smoke alarm in every bedroom, and at least one additional smoke alarm on every level of your home? {We have 8 smoke alarms!}

And did you also know that nearly 38% of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24% occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate? {Statistics provided by the National Fire Prevention Association}

Earlier this year, I posted about my seasonal maintenance routines and how I remember to do all the random quarterly maintenance tasks that need to be done when you own a home.

However, there are other semi-annual maintenance tasks that {obviously} only need to be done twice a year, so I remember to do those right around Daylight Savings Time — which is coming up in two weeks.

Three of the main semi-annual maintenance tasks we do every 6 months are:

1. Some good deep cleaning and decluttering {as if I really needed one more excuse!}

2. Clean up the yard {either getting ready for Spring planting, or raking leaves for Fall}

3. Checking ALL our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they still work and changing out the batteries.

When was the last time you checked your smoke alarm?

I talk enough about cleaning, organizing, and yard work… so today, I’m focusing on smoke alarms. My goal is to motivate you to replace all your batteries and/or purchase new smoke alarms if necessary! It’s such a small investment if you think about the value of your home {not to mention your family’s lives!}

This year, the time change is on November 6 and Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are asking parents to take a vital step to keep their kids safe at home – Change Your Clock Change Your Battery.

This message is simple, but the habit can be lifesaving.

Throughout October, Energizer is inviting parents across the country to join the Energizer Bunny Brigade on Facebook for a chance to win free smoke alarms and batteries for their home; or a grand prize of a home fire safety makeover.

However, YOU have another opportunity to win a free Energizer Smoke Alarm prize pack right here… today!

The Giveaway:

Today, two lucky Simple Organized Living readers will win an Energizer Smoke Alarm prize pack that includes:

  • One Smoke Alarm
  • Two Energizer 9 v. batteries

How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment. When was the last time you checked your smoke alarms?

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please visit the actual blog post to enter. Email entries, Facebook comments, and Twitter messages will NOT be counted.

Prize:

(2) Energizer smoke detector prize packs as described above.


This giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Monday, 10/24/2011 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I will use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment at random. Winners will be notified by email and noted at the top of this post. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner. Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!

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23 comments

  1. julie

    10/21/2011

    i check our smoke detectors with the time changes. It’s the only way I can remember to do it regularly :)

    sue Reply:

    I am with youi Julie.. I have to do it every spring and fall.. otherwise I totally forget !
    sue in NJ

  2. Michelle Aitken

    10/21/2011

    I check our smoke alarms when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends. However, thanks to this post, I just checked them all again to be certain they are functioning – they are!!

  3. Annette W

    10/21/2011

    My husband checked them with the spring time change. I was just thinking that after my mom’s flood (and gutted house), it would be easy to forget to install smoke detectors. Sounds like we’ll be taking care of that!

  4. Deni

    10/21/2011

    We check ours when our kids have Fire Safety week at school. Also in the spring.

  5. Megan C.

    10/21/2011

    I just checked one of our smoke alarms last week but didn’t check the others in the house. Need to do that! Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Suzanne

    10/21/2011

    “Beep!”
    “Where’s that coming from?”
    Each of us takes turns standing in the hallway trying to figure out, is it the guest bedroom or our bedroom. Nothing.
    2 hours later. “Beep!”
    -To share also…we probably changed out all of our batteries about 7 months ago…..
    “Beep!” Isn’t that the worst?
    One benefit of changing them out every 6 months is not having to find out where it is coming from, especially in the middle of the night…

  7. Chris

    10/21/2011

    I usually check them when we change the clocks twice a year. Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. Lynn

    10/21/2011

    Thanks for the reminder. Usually when the clocks roll forward and back we are supposed to check them but we never do! I am going to check them this evening when my husband gets home.

  9. Krystal

    10/21/2011

    We check ours on the first of the month every month which sounds excessive but I am super paranoid about fire and we also have a friend who lost everything in an apt fire so I would rather spare the 5 minutes than that. I just write it on the calendar every 1st at the beginning of the year. Actually this month we found out one of the batteries had wiggled out of its connection some how so I was quite glad we had!

  10. Jennifer M

    10/21/2011

    About a month ago our fire alarm was making a noise so I checked it realizing that the battery was dying. I changed the battery and it hasn’t made that noise since.

  11. Jennifer M

    10/21/2011

    I ‘Like’ you on FB.

  12. mo

    10/22/2011

    I change them when the time changes.

  13. Dee

    10/22/2011

    Unfortunately, I don’t remember the last time I checked the batteries!

  14. Nicole Church

    10/22/2011

    I have not ever changed them in our new house. We’ve been here since the first week of July–NOW is the time!!!

  15. Ann

    10/22/2011

    I inadvertently check the kitchen one (which is linked to 2 bedroom ones) every time I set my oven to 400 degrees or higher. For some reason, that sets it off! I actually do not think we have smoke detectors by the other 2 bedrooms. Oops!

  16. Ann

    10/22/2011

    Since I already like you, I liked the Energizer Bunny Brigade on Facebook. :-)

  17. Jerilyn

    10/22/2011

    I’m a new reader- thanks for the reminder! We just moved into this house last January and they had all new fire detectors installed so i need to be sure to check them with this time change– and double check that there is one on every floor. We have CO2 detectors but they aren’t plugged in since we moved (whoops) I’m not sure they can be plugged in upstairs where our children sleep because of the funky outlets up there. I’m going to add that to my list too (when I find my day planner! I’m so glad I found you!)

  18. Rae C

    10/22/2011

    Oct 1st……

  19. Christine

    10/23/2011

    I checked our yesterday and new ones are on the shopping list!!

  20. Christine

    10/23/2011

    I liked you on FB!

  21. Kathleen Vogel

    10/24/2011

    Boy! Am I out of touch! I had no idea we should have a smoke detector in every bedroom. We just have one in our hall.

  22. Kathleen Vogel

    10/24/2011

    I joined the Energizer Bunny Brigade.