It started out like any other day. I was following the #BlogHer10 Twitter stream and wishing I could attend. However, I just couldn’t see paying all that money to spend just as much time in the air as I would be on the ground. Oh, well . . . maybe next year.
Then I opened my email and my Fairy Godmother appeared. Energizer, the world leader in battery technology, wanted to know if I was interested in a paid sponsorship to BlogHer 2010. I had to read the email several times before it actually set in . . . I was going to NYC! And better yet, I was finally going to meet all my wonderful blogging friends in person!
For those who have been following An Island Life, you know that I recently had the opportunity to review an Energizer Smart Charger and found it to be veryÂ invaluable. We all know know how many batteries our kids toys and baby equipment go through and with everyone going green these days, just throwing them out is not very smart . . . or economical.
The EnergizerÂ® Recharge Smartâ„¢ Charger was developed in response to consumer interest in understanding more about the charging status of their batteries, so theyâ€™ll know if they will last for as long as needed. Energizer developed a charger that delivers on consumer demand by communicating information about rechargeable batteries and the charging process in three ways:
- A countdown clock with large LCD numbers displays how much charging time remains
- A fuel gauge communicates the current level of power in the batteries
- A bad-battery detector alerts users if the batteries are no longer useful or if theyâ€™ve inserted a disposable battery by mistake
The ENERGY STARÂ®-certified EnergizerÂ® Recharge Smartâ„¢ Charger also features a slow charge rate, which extends the number of battery life cycles, and a bad battery alert that automatically indicates if the batteries are no longer useful or if a disposable battery has been inserted by mistake, also a feature that will help make consumers lives easier. Sixty-one percent of the parents surveyed believe an ideal battery charger would indicate when your battery is no longer worth charging.
No wonder it’s called a Smart Charger!
Personally, I love the Energizer Smart Charger. There were times when the batteries would run low on the kids electronic toys and making a run to the store just wasn’t possible . . . especially with a baby in the family. The Smart Charger has made my life easier and the kids’ life happier! It’s the only battery brand our family uses now and found that it really does outlast the competition.
Now for the part that you’ve all been waiting for . . . the contest where TWO lucky bloggers will win a $2000 SPONSORSHIP to BLOGHER 2010! No, that’s not a typo . . . I said a $2000 sponsorship!
Here are the details . . .
The contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States including the District of Columbia as well as Canada, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Â The entry period for the Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) July 6, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) July 20, 2010. By participating and/or accepting the prize, Entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and to accept decisions of the Sponsor as final in all matters relating to this Contest.
How To Enter:
To enter, bloggers must publish a blog post on their site explaining why they deserve to be an Energizer Smart ChargHER and then post the link within the comments section of this blog post.Â In addition, each blogger must meet each of the following requirements:
- Must already be registered for BlogHer
- Must be a Facebook Fan ofÂ Energizer PowerSource
- Spread the word about the contest by tweeting . . . Enter to win a $2000 #BlogHer10 #BlogHer sponsorship courtesy of #energizer & @kailani http://bit.ly/997lLl . . . (or something similar).
- Must not already have more than one other sponsor
All eligible entries will be judged by a panel of judges under the supervision of the contest administrator (An Island Life) on the basis of the following criteria: originality and creativity, alignment with theme (Energizer Smart Charger) and promotion of contest (how many â€œtweetsâ€ and â€œretweetsâ€ about the contest – in other words, tweet your heart out! The more tweets the better your chances are!). Just don’t forget to include #energizer #blogher10 @kailani.
2 – $2,000 BlogHer sponsorships
By accepting the prize (Sponsorship) each winner will agree to attend BlogHer and promote the Energizer Smart Charger by doing the following:
1.Â Distribute USB drives with information about the Energizer Smart Charger (*in accordance with BlogHer regulations)
2.Â Help spread the message thatâ€¦.
- One of the USB drives contains a $500 gift card to Target (there will be contact information to redeem)
- Tell their friends to write a blog about the Energizer Smart Charger between Aug. 6 â€“ Aug. 27.Â If they do, they will receive a $10 gift card to Target and an Energizer Smart Charger.Â Our contact information will be on the USB drive for those to submit links to their posts.Â Their friends donâ€™t have to attend the show to get the swag as long as they post!
3.Â Wear Energizer branded t-shirts
4.Â Write three posts about their experience using the Energizer Smart Charger and tweet regularly at the show using the hashtag #energizer
So what do you think? Basically, this is a $2000 sponsorship that you can use in any way you choose . . . reimbursement for your trip’s expenses, a shopping trip in NYC, a dream design for your blog . . . or all three! The sky’s the limit . . . well, $2000 worth anyway.
So start thinking about the ways the Energizer Smart Charger can positively affect your life and you may win a $2000 sponsorship. Be funny, be creative, be original! I can’t wait to see who will be joining me as an Energizer Smart ChargHER at BlogHer 2010! Good luck!
This post was written for Energizer who provided the complimentary product for review, BlogHer sponsorship, and product information as well as the (2) additional sponsorship prizes. However, this did not influence my opinions of the product in any way. I really do love Energizer!
Owner of An Island Life. A mother to 3 beautiful girls and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.