Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day Giveaway from Energizer

Forty years.

FORTY YEARS.

April 22, 1970.

Around twenty million Americans participated in the "modern environmental movement" in which we so lovingly call Earth Day. It wasn't all about flowers and peace and tree hugging. Earth Day was MORE than that. It was protesting and organizing and believing that the oil spills, power plant pollution and extinction of animals HAD to stop.

Serious stuff.

It still is very. serious. stuff.

And here we are. April 22, 2010. Happy Earth Day everyone.

How are you spending today? I don't suggest protesting or causing destruction to prove a point. Hypocritical? Yes...and also, getting arrested on Earth Day would not be a line item I would like typed on my life's resume. Instead, today should be used to bring awareness and INSPIRE other people to take small steps in making our world a better place to live, to survive, to thrive. Let's teach our children, and each other, to celebrate Earth Day EVERY day...so in the future, we have an Earth to celebrate.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Conserve. Cloth Bags. Less Packaging. Less Energy. Drive less. Walk more. Carbon Footprint. Plant a Tree.

We all talk a lot, don't we? Talk. Talk. Talk. Blah. Blah. Blah.
It's time for less talk and more action.
Don't you think?

And what about household batteries? My local environmental center recycles batteries, but some communities aren't so fortunate. Don't you just hate throwing those away, knowing they are going straight into a landfill? I can't even stand the thought. Actually, I go as far as collecting them from my workplace and my neighbor! Sound familiar? If so...check this out.


Just in time for Earth Day,
Energizer® has just launched their new reusable battery charging system! The Energizer® Recharge Smart Charger was developed in response to consumer interest in understanding more about the charging status of their batteries, so they’ll know if they will last for as long as needed. Energizer developed a charger that delivers on consumer demand by communicating information about rechargeable batteries and the charging process in three ways:

· A countdown clock with large LCD numbers displays how much charging time remains

· A fuel gauge communicates the current level of power in the batteries

· A bad-battery alerts users if the batteries are no longer useful or if they’ve inserted a disposable battery by mistake


“There is nothing more disappointing than a toy or camera running out of battery power right at a critical moment. Knowing more about the charging process can help people avoid this. It is very empowering,” said Olsen, Brand Manager, Energizer Charger and Rechargeable Systems. “Think of it like a car’s fuel gauge: you don’t always need a full tank to drive the car, and you can make a decision about how far to travel and when to get a refill because you know how much gas is in the tank.”


The Energizer® Recharge Smart Charger also features a slow charge rate, which extends the number of life cycles, charges 2 or 4 AA or AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, and is ENERGY STAR®-certified.

Energizer is introducing the new charger by getting consumers involved in a video campaign to drive donations to their favorite charity. The “Kids Take Charge” video campaign asks families across the country to post a video of their child explaining the mischief they can get into when the toys that keep them occupied run out of battery power. The top ten creative entries will receive a portion of the $10,000 donation – based on an online poll – for their charity. Parents can get inspiration from the online ad campaign and viewable at www.Energizer.com/SmartCharge, which features kids talking about everything from having tantrums to telling family secrets, each closing with a “Try the Smart Charger….or Else” message.

The first 250 people to enter a video will receive a free Energizer® Recharge Smart Charger. Energizer will select ten finalists based on originality, humor and alignment with the, “Kids Take Charge or Else” theme. Consumers can help determine the amount of money each charity receives by voting for their favorite at www.Energizer.com/SmartCharge. The funds will be allocated based on the percentage of views that each video receives. To enter, visit www.Energizer.com/Smartcharge to review rules and submit a link to an online video posting with the hashtag #SmartCharge before May 17, 2010.

Giveaway!!

***Congratulations to Gianna! I have sent you an email. You have 24 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen. Thanks to everyone who entered!***

***This giveaway has been chosen as a Prizey Editor's Pick for prize quality, ease of entry or by popular demand!***

Sooo...you can't wait to see if you were one of the first 250 people to enter the contest? You want to try out a new charger NOW, you say? Listen up!

I am giving away one Engergizer Recharge Smart Charger to a lucky reader!

There are FOUR ways to enter:

  • Visit www.Energizer.com/Recharge and let me know which video is your favorite
  • Tweet the following: Happy Earth Day! Win an @Energizer Recharge Smart Charger from @ItsToni http://bit.ly/9DKlXa #giveaways
  • Tweet the following: Win cash for your favorite charity! RT and you might win an @Energizer #Recharge Smart Charger: www.Energizer.com/Recharge
  • For five extra entries, submit a video to the Energizer® Kids Take Charge contest and post your link within the comment section of this blog!

Be SURE to come back and leave links in the comments section, or your entries will not count.

Contest will end on April 29th at Noon (CST) A winner will be chosen using Random.org at that time. I will need need to contact you, right? Don't forget an email address!

Good Luck...and, hey, plant a tree or something today...would ya? *wink*

Honest Blogger Found Here: I received a Recharge Smart Charger at the recent SVMoms Chicago event - though no reciprocation was required. I am doing the giveaway...well...because I want to :)

Info & photo credit: Wikipedia

112 comments:

barb said...
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Toni said...

Entry for @StokesBarb
LMAO - just love that red haired lil' boy in the Earplugs video

Toni said...

Twitter from @StokesBarb
Happy Earth Day! Win an @Energizer Recharge Smart Charger from @ItsToni http://bit.ly/9DKlXa #giveaways

Toni said...

Twitter from @StokesBarb
Win cash for your favorite charity! RT and you might win an @Energizer #Recharge Smart Charger: www.Energizer.com/Recharge

Ryan said...

I like the walkie talkie the best. Hubby can relate b/c we are always taking batteries out of something for a toy!

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/12671443071
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/12671477236
kkondek at gmail.com

wildcat32 said...

tweet #1 http://twitter.com/5memb/status/12694856234
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

wildcat32 said...

tweet #2 http://twitter.com/5memb/status/12694896344
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LittleEagle said...

Really liked Grandma's Sweater video, thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Mysharona said...

I like the walkie talkie video.

Marcia said...

The boy and girl on the steps is my favorite - how do they get kids to do this?

mogrill said...

I like the walkie talkie video!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Amber said...

Grandma's Sweater is my favorite video!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Ames said...

Jumper is funny!

marybelle said...

Go Grandma - Gran sweater won me over.

marypres@gmail.com

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Walkie Talkie video!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

spike said...

The walkie Talkie video is my favorite!

sksweeps said...

Grandma's sweater is my favorite!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

jappleseed said...

GRANDMAS SWEATER

Julie said...

I thought they all were cute but I liked Grandma's Sweater the best :)

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Joan Elliott said...

The Walkie Talkie video was my favorite!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

Dwalline said...

Here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/12825053005



That one says "Happy Earth Day! Win an @Energizer Recharge Smart Charger from @ItsToni http://bit.ly/9DKlXa #giveaways'

Dwalline said...

Here is my other tweet
http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/12825105460

this one says :
Win cash for your favorite charity! RT and you might win an @Energizer #Recharge Smart Charger: www.Energizer.com/Recharge

Dwalline said...

I like the girl jumping on the bed one the best

throuthehaze said...

I liked the Grandma's Sweater video
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

h. mcnaron said...

Grandma sweater! Totally the best one.

h. mcnaron said...

I twetted @creep4ward.

Marina said...

I like the one of Grandma's sweater. ~ :) Thanks!

sounders72 @ aol.com

Jen @ GBG said...

I like the walkie talkie one. Too cute! That is something my son would do!

ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Jen @ GBG said...

tweeted the first tweet.
http://twitter.com/Greatgiveaways/status/12880959720
ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Jen @ GBG said...

tweeted the 2nd tweet.
http://twitter.com/Greatgiveaways/status/12880987184

ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Tanya said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/FMercury/statuses/12881839488

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tanya said...

favorite video was a toss up between Mother's Day and Jumper... but that alarm sound at the end of Jumper was a great touch, so I'd say Jumper was my favorite.

Thanks!

Christina Hidek said...

I like the Ear plugs video with the red heads.

Michele P. said...

I like the Happy Mother's Day video, she is pretty darn persuasive, lol.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted the Happy Earth day message here: http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/12901276956

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted the Win Cash message here: http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/12901325653

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Tavia said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/talynma/statuses/12912679637

Middy98 said...

I loved this video: "Grandma's Sweater, Energizer Kids Take Charge #recharge"!

Lynn said...

I like the Grandma's Sweater one.
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Lynn said...

Tweet 1:
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/12975172269
lynnx512 at gmail dot com

flychild7 said...

I like the Walkie Talkie
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flychild7 said...

tweeted:

http://twitter.com/flychild7/status/12977077698

ctazie(at)aol(dot)com

flychild7 said...

Tweeted:


http://twitter.com/flychild7/status/12977146736

ctazie(at)aol

Lynn said...

Tweet 2 -
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/12977358419
lynnx512 at gmail dot com

Charlene said...

My favorite video is Ear Plugs.

karen said...

My favorite is Grandma's Sweater. Thanks.

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codi said...

My favorite video was Mother's Day. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

codi said...

I tweeted about your giveaway: https://twitter.com/codisweepstakes/status/13001258583 codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

codi said...

I tweeted about your giveaway again: https://twitter.com/codisweepstakes/status/13001239094 codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

idahomom said...

Favorite- Kids take charge

idahomom said...

http://twitter.com/idahomom7/status/13002947006

idahomom said...

http://twitter.com/idahomom7/status/13002990637

Ryan said...

I like the walkie and talkie video. Hubby could relate to his stuff not working b/c the batteries are in the kids toys.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I enjoyed Grandma's Sweater, thanks for the chance!

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Happi Shopr said...

Grandma's Sweater is my favorite video. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Shellie said...

The instructional video with the little girl and her borther (who put the toast in the charger) was sooo cute! Definitely my favorite!
fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

Shellie said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/13026609925

Shellie said...

Second Tweet:

http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/13026645188

Stephanie said...

Grandma's Sweater is pretty cute.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

Kim Benton said...

I like the Walkie Talkie video. Just last week we were swapping batteries from the Wii controllers to the TV remotes. We could use this so much. So grateful for this offer. camsgram@kc.rr.com

dpschad said...

I like the two red headed kids sitting on the stairs.

EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

I like the grandmas sweater video. hehe.

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EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/BoosAndRawrs/status/13048321701

EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/BoosAndRawrs/status/13048341387

Auriette said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Auriette/status/13048544198

Colleen said...

The walkie talkie video is my favorite.
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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/13054073687

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brianpiero said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/13054145384

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arla said...

Grandma's Sweater video

brianpiero said...

I like the "Ear Plugs" video the best...

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Gianna said...

Grandma's Sweater!

Karen said...

I like Walkie, Energizer Kids Take Charge #recharge

Ardy22 said...

I liked the video with kid stealing the batteries from his Dad'sdrill!

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Ardy22 said...

tweeted the happy earth day tweet

http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/13060296175

Ardy22 said...

TWEETED the win cash tweet

http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/13060334007

Smooshy said...

i like the grandma's sweater video!

Amanda said...

I liked the jumper video - she was so cute!!
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susan1215 said...

I like the Grandma sweater video

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/13069150422

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/13069240309

lilyk said...

My favorite video was Grandma's Sweater.

purango said...

Grandma's Sweater was my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

scarter305 said...

I liked GMa's sweater, the little girl is cute.

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Lyudmila said...

I liked Grandma's Sweater video.
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kathy pease said...

i like the earplugs video that little curly redhead is so adorable :)

Lyudmila said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/13071284869
lusizova (at)gmail.com

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/13071382671

clynsg said...

The Grandma's Sweater video was cute.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/13071446167

giggling kids said...

I like the one where all the kids talk.
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FDP 4 Life said...

i love the grandma sweater video!

FDP 4 Life said...

http://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/13072881931

FDP 4 Life said...

http://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/13072915968

dvice said...

I tweeted here - http://twitter.com/dvice1/status/13074397874

dvice said...

I left another tweet - http://twitter.com/dvice1/status/13074475679

tina reynolds said...

I like the grandmas sweater video with the little girl in the blue shirt thanks for the chance she is really cute eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/13075811104

tina reynolds said...

tweet 2 http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/13075856587

wccharlotte said...

The "Walkie" video was great!

Amanda S. said...

I like the "Jumper" video!

Email is in my profile.

beshe said...

Grandma's Sweater video is my favorite

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Donna said...

I like Grandma's sweater.
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Donna said...

I tweeted #1.
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/13078234372
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Donna said...

I tweeted #2. http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/13078380957
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Melissa said...

My favorite video is Ear Plugs.

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Melissa said...

Tweet 1
http://twitter.com/Lisa4Christ/status/13084404876

lafittelady @ gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Tweet 2
http://twitter.com/Lisa4Christ/status/13084436137

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kat said...

Grandma Sweater was the best.
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MAT said...

I like the walkie talkie the best.