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Don’t Run Out of Power This Holiday #PowerTheHolidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden
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Duracell Batteries #PowertheHolidays

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

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.


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.

AA16pk_Duracell Batteries

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! #PowerTheHolidays

What do you find you need batteries for the most during the holidays?


16 Responses to Don’t Run Out of Power This Holiday #PowerTheHolidays

  1. bianca roman says:

    i always, always forget about the remotes and my wii remote!!! i always say i’m going to buy a charger for the wii remote, but never do HAHAH..but those tv remotes always catch me off guard.

  2. HilLesha says:

    Duracell has always been my go-to brand for batteries. I remember doing a science fair project to see which battery (Duracell vs. Energizer) lasted longer, and it was the Duracell battery that lasted the longest. 🙂

  3. Alina R says:

    This post just reminded me that I really need to get some more batteries. I use the most batteries on and after Christmas because the kids get so many battery powered toys. Time to stock up 😉

  4. Great reminder to add these to our list!

  5. Raijean says:

    I know that’s right. this is the one thing that I always forget to buy.

  6. Colleen says:

    We go through so many batteries with our mouse, keyboard, garbage can. We always have some on hand and definitely during the holidays.

  7. krystel says:

    love duracell batteries

  8. Terri S says:

    I always try to remember to have plenty of extra batteries. Duracell is a great brand. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Ty says:

    I absolutely love Duracell batteries! Which remind me, I seriously need to go purchase some as my remote control batteries are a little low.

  10. Fabulous idea to change the smoke alarm batteries when the times changes so you don’t ever forget! We always have batteries on hand for many of the reasons you pointed out.

  11. Mai Tran says:

    We certainly need lots of batteries for this holiday with all the devices we got at home. This is a great reminder.

  12. Veronica Lee says:

    Duracell has always been my fave brand for batteries. Thanks for the reminder.

  13. Dina Eighties says:

    i like this post

  14. Mish L. says:

    That’s a great reminder for me since I forgot to change the smoke detector’s battery. I’ll keep that in mind. It’ll go handy in life with the batteries available for me to access

  15. Marcie W. says:

    It seems like we are always running low on batteries around our house. Between remote controls, gaming controllers and toys we use a ton!

  16. Tammy says:

    We use a lot of battery operated light strings on garland and in the bathrooms for decorating. Seems we’re always running out of batteries for those and they take “C” ones which we don’t use for anything else!