Monday, December 8, 2014

Duracell Batteries Helps You #PowerTheHolidays

It’s that time again! Time for family, friends, food, and of course let’s be honest... presents! Presents are the icing on the cake that is the holiday season for kids. Sure they like seeing all the relatives, but we all know it’s because they just KNOW they’re getting at least half of the hundred things they asked for from all those people.



You know what is the one thing that can totally bum out the whole family? No batteries for all those gidgets and gadgets. My mom somehow forgot batteries every single Christmas. How? I don’t know. To this day I. Just. Don’t Get. It. Like, I just cannot comprehend it, at all. EVERY. YEAR. Yes, I'm bitter. I know.

In recent years, more and more stores are opening on holidays, so it does not seem like that big of a deal. But who wannts to go to one of the three stores open on a holiday, that likely close at weird hours (though they shouldn't even be open), and everyone and their uncle is there picking up the few things they forgot to buy... However, back in the day when I was growing up, not too many places were open.

Sure you can say that “Not everyone has a Christmas to celebrate.” A kid that is still a believer doesn't understand that, yet. Although yes, it is our job to teach them that when they're able to be able to empathize with others... And let's be honest here, I was no exception to that generalization. I was totally bummed even though I had other gifts, but I'm sure as the sky is blue, that all of you mamas and papas remember, the really cools gifts always seemed to require batteries.

Waiting another 24 hours after all that anticipation built into Christmas day just seemed to be an additional eternity! Not only that, why did Santa or one of his elves forget to put the batteries in? How could ALL those elves forget? Why isn't there a battery elf? There should be an elf whose job is specifically to put batteries in the battery presents!

Now, I’m the mom. I always buy a big package of AA, AAA, and C, since they’re the most commonly needed batteries for toys. Also, I try to finish up my holiday shopping in advance, so that I can make sure I have time to get any other batteries or last minute things that I might need. I’m all about hard life lessons, but being bummed on one of the most magical days of the year is something I just try to avoid for my kiddo.

So mamas, my advice is to just swing by WalMart, and buy yourself a big ol' package Duracell batteries when you’re out shopping. Besides, if you have some additional ones after Christmas, I’m sure you can use them to update your flashlights, smoke detectors, and of course remotes! The holiday season is also one of bad weather, so wouldn't you have the batteries stockpiled before the chance of a winter storm? Let,s just be smart and be preppers! Stocking up on your Duracell batteries makes you equally prepared for emergency lights and holiday awesomeness!

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20 comments:

  1. There is nothing more frustrating than getting a gift that needs batteries and not having the right size at hand. I always enclose batteries with my gifts.

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  2. I have to admit that I have purchased batteries other than Duracell and I'm always left disappointed. I can't even buy store brand. LOVE Duracell!

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  3. Era Light (Melissa George)
    we love duracell batteries and these are the only battries which last longer. i use them in my music player and they work really good.

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  4. That is one thing I still have to stock up on this Christmas. I am so glad I got this reminder. I would hate to have no batteries when I really need them for Christmas morning.

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  5. Thank you for posting this, it is always not good when you give a present and you forget the batteries.

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  6. Thank for this post and reminding us all, about the one thing just about everything on our children's list needs! Have you ever seen the look on a child's face when they open up their gifts, so excited, then realize there aren't any batteries in the house to power it up?

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  7. We buy Duracell all the time. I always make sure to have plenty of batteries for the grandkids' presents. There's nothing worse than getting a new toy and you can't play with it because someone forgot the batteries!

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  8. When I give a gift that needs batteries and they're not included, I will get batteries too for Christmas morning. Thanks for the reminder.

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  9. That's the worst thing, seeing a child rip into a present only to realize that you forgot to buy the batteries. I make it a point to buy and tape them on the package.

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  10. Gota have the batterys for Christmas Morning!!! You have to have the battery's it never fails you forget for something, i just buy all the sizes now!!!

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  11. How true this is:There should be an elf whose job is specifically to put batteries in the battery presents!
    Merry Christmas

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  12. Now i can make sure that i will include batteries in my gifts! thanks for reminding :D

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  13. I can't count how many times that has happened to me! I always forget the batteries and the kids can't play with their new toys! It's almost torture for them, lol. Not this year. I'm going to stock up!

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  14. Batteries are a huge part of Christmas. I have it wrote on my shopping list for tomorrow to pick up a couple of packs of Duracell. They last forever!

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  15. I always give batteries with the gift that i am giving. if the gift requires them.

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  16. I never thought about giving batteries with the gift until I met my husband and it's standard for him to do it. I think it's a great gesture.

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  17. I always try to keep a fresh supply of batteries on hand. You never know when you need them.

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  18. I have not had a duracell battery ever fail me when I really needed it, like when we go camping in bear country, lol

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  19. Most of my daughter's gifts that she received for Christmas required batteries. We usually use Duracell batteries and never had a problems.

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  20. I try to always put batteries in gifts that require them. Then there is no disappointment :)

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