In the interest of full disclosure, I am receiving nothing for hosting this post. I'm just doing it out of the goodness of my heart - and because I think their contest is pretty cool!
I met up with the folks at Energizer last weekend at the Chicago Moms Blog Event, and I learned a lot about new products they have - it's more than just the traditional batteries you replace constantly for all your kids' toys and more.
They are working to get the word out about their new products - like the Smart Charger - and are hosting a contest themselves to promote it. The "Kids Take Charge" video campaign launched yesterday and runs through May 17, 2010. The winner(s) split a pot of $10,000 donated to their favorite 501(c)3 - with funds allocated based on the percent of votes in an online poll for the top ten finalists selected by Energizer.
The campaign asks families to create a video in 60 seconds or less of their children explaining the mischief they can get into when the toys that keep them occupied run out of battery power. The entries should also include why the Smart Charger is a good way to keep batteries charged and toys working, or show a “Take Charge or Else” sign like the one in the video (download it here or get creative and make one yourself). Upload the video to www.youtube.com and include #recharge in the title, then go here to complete the required information for entry. The top ten most creative entries will be chosen as finalists. You can see sample videos here.
Oh, and did I mention that the first 250 entries will receive a Smart Charger themselves? Nope, I haven't made my video yet. Oops.
You haven't entered yet either? No worries, you can still win your own Smart Charger with me!
So what do you need to do?
First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Tuesday May 4 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me something new you learned about Energizer's new products that I haven't mentioned here or in the Chicago Moms Blog recap post from yesterday. If you don't do this one, no entries will count.
Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):
1) Earn one additional entry for Tweeting this contest (leave a link to your tweet as your comment).
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly!