Don’t Run Out of Power This Holiday #PowerTheHolidays

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I was thinking about all the things we use batteries for, especially around the holidays. And it’s a lot.

Don’t Run Out of Power During the Holidays

Here are 5 things we ALWAYS need batteries for:


1). Remote Control cars, trucks, helicopters, etc. – My son usually gets (and gives as gifts) some kind of remote control vehicle for Christmas. Boys love remote control vehicles! And remote control vehicles need batteries, as well as the controllers themselves… so you need to get lots of batteries.

Game Controllers

2). Game controllers – my son needs batteries for his Wii and Xbox controllers. Since he usually gets a game or two for Christmas, it wouldn’t be any fun for him to go to play his new games only to find his controllers are dead.

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3). Flashlights – We have several flashlights. When the power goes out, trust me, you’ll be thankful you have batteries handy.


4). Smoke Detectors – We change our smoke detector batteries twice a year when the time changes in the Fall and Spring.

Remote Control

5). Remote Controls – We have three TVs and Duracell batteries last a long time in our TV remotes, but inevitably if we don’t have batteries, one of them would be dead for sure.

I used to be notorious for not remembering to get batteries. Let me tell you… it’s sad. Sad I tell you, to get a child a gift that takes batteries and then forget to get batteries.

I am much better about it now. In fact, I usually just stock up on batteries several times a year. That way I always have them handy.

I’m picky about batteries. I’ve tried different brands and time and time again Duracell CopperTop All-Purpose alkaline batteries always outlast any other batteries I’ve tried.

You can take comfort in a 10-year guarantee in storage with Duralock Power Preserve Technology. They’re great for many of the devices you use on a daily basis in your home. And from storm season to medical needs to the holidays, Duracell is the #1 trusted battery brand of first responders, pharmacists and parents, so you know it’s a battery you can trust. CopperTop batteries are available in AA, AAA, C, D and 9V.

I want to know that in case of an emergency I can grab batteries out of my battery drawer (yes I have one) and know they will get my smoke detector and/or flashlight working. And especially Christmas morning when my son opens his gift that needs batteries or the new Wii game… his Wii controller will be ready for a marathon day of playing games.

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4 pack:

Never run out of power with the Duracell Coppertop AA Alkaline Batteries. These Duracell Coppertop Batteries are the ideal choice for toys, radios and other electronics that will see a lot of use. Just pop in the 4 count Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Batteries and you are ready to go for hours of entertainment and fun.

16 pack:

Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries in a Doublewide pack deliver efficient and reliable power in popular battery powered devices such as toys, Wii remotes, portable gaming systems, smoke alarms, clocks and radios. Use them in all of your devices and enjoy the fact that they are long-lasting. The Duracell AA batteries come in 16 count pack to provide plenty of power.

I put a 4 pack of Duracell Coppertop AA Alkaline Batteries into stockings for my son and niece and nephews for Christmas. Trust me, you can not go wrong making batteries a stocking stuffer. Everyone needs them at one time or another.

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If you want to power the holidays this holiday season, don’t forget the batteries!