Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Win a Halloween Party Pack with Duracell


Duracell have just launched an amazing new campaign to inform us about the usage left in our batteries when we send them off to be recycled.

I'm actually totally staggered by some of the stats.


  • One third of all batteries thrown away still have up to 67% of their power still left inside
  • Power-hungry devices like digital cameras may only use up 20% of the available power before they stop working.


I've recently got a new digital camera which uses 4 AA batteries.  I've really noticed how much juice it sucks compared to my old one which used a rechargable battery pack.  It literally eats batteries, and I must confess, I've chucked loads out.  I wish I'd known this earlier!

You can carry on using such batteries in low-usage devices such as clocks, remote controls and torches.  Save money and save resources - everyone's a winner!

So I've made a promise to myself that I'll start keeping these half-used batteries in a labelled box.  When I need one for a torch or the telly pointer, I'll know where to go.


Duracell have also launched their Ultra Power batteries, which have built-in powercheck technology - it's like having x-ray vision on your battery so you can see what's left.

To celebrate these genius products, and the campaign in association with the Energy Saving Trust, Duracell sent me a Halloween Party set and some of their batteries so we could try them out for ourselves.

We'll actually be on holiday for Halloween this year, and although we'll be having lots of spooky fun in Ireland, it was nice to be able to have an early party so Ruby could have some ghostly fun with her cousin.

'Bobbing' for tricks or treats in icing sugar


You can win your own pack containing a mini Maglight torch; a halloween projector torch; a 100 hits halloween party cd; some decorations; a bat mask making kit; some party game suggestions and a pack of Duracell batteries.

To win this spooktacular prize, simply watch the following (very cool) video which demonstrates the message brilliantly, and answer the following question:

How many 'discarded' batteries were used to power the sculpture?




Time is quite short, so this is a quickie comp.  Leave your answer in the comments below along with a way of contacting you before 3pm on Friday 26th October 2012 and we'll do our very best to get the prize out to you for Halloween.

Open to UK only.

Disclosure:  Duracell provided us with a Halloween pack and an additional pack for the competition prize.

UPDATE: Thank you for all your entries.  The winner picked at random is @4

158 comments:

  1. 192! Wow that's a lot of batteries! But cool sculpture!

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  2. Brillig bunny 192 batteries at kton.demondocodotuk

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  3. Neat idea. 192 batteries. @maximka25

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  4. I've started checking mine with a battery meter before putting them out for recycling. Have a tupperware container with lots in! 192.

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  5. Ooooh that was cool! 192 batteries @oneblueonepink

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  6. 192 - thata a lot of batteries to power a rabbit.....a few more than the other type of rabbit @pooohbear2811

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  7. Scott Wallbridge-Nichols24 October, 2012 16:41

    192

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  8. 192 batteries

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  9. 192 - let's hope they got them on a buy 1 get 1 free offer ;)

    @caro_mad

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  10. 192!

    @cheekychicken24 on Twitter

    email big.bad.30[at]googlemail.com

    Fab giveaway, thankyou x

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  12. 192

    simonpaulharris[at]gmail.com

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  13. 192
    rocket1977@hotmail.com

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  14. 192 - awesome. Love the sugar dunking too rather than water. :D great idea.

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  15. 192! haha I love that scooby doo costume!

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    1. meant to add i am @ashlallan on twitter

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  18. 192 @annieanna24

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  19. 192

    jillwebb@blueyonder.co.uk

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  20. 192, can i have the bunny, i think its cool lol

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  21. 192 batteries. I'm going to be saving the batteries out of my digital camera too! @RedRoseMummy

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  22. 192.
    Cool video!

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  23. 192

    I do love that video!

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  24. 192
    Excellent video

    nickcompy@gmail.com

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  25. 192 batteries. @cherry271949

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  26. 192 and I threw out loads of 'dead' batteries yesterday. Wish I'd read this first.

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  27. 192 - awesome sculpture

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  28. 192! Thanks for the competition! @WrightyH

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  29. Awesome prize! The answer is 192

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  30. 192 and I will be reusing my batteries too, very interesting reading.

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  31. 192

    Have a happy halloween :-)

    @MrsWebster147

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  32. 192 - email is pickingoranges(@)gmail.com :)

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  34. 192. Thanks for the info about the battery life, i didn't know this either but will now also be keeping batteries to use them for other things! My email is rsollick77@gmail.com :)

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  35. Cool thing! This is really great for duracell! Thanks for posting!

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  36. Twitter @TweetwithHelen27 October, 2012 14:38

    Answer: 192

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  37. 192

    (christine mutter)
    (c.mutter@sky.com)

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  38. 192
    jen jackson
    @jen1984j

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  39. 192



    miss_v62(at)yahoo.co.uk

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  40. 192
    celia@wests.demon.co.uk

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