Christmas Ready! A #Giveaway from Hasbro & Duracell

Christmas morning is only one month and 2 days away.  Do not be the Mom who gives her babe the best gift ever, but can’t turn it on because she forgot the batteries!!  (Not that I have ever done that)  Cough, Cough.  Since the year of the Christmas morning fail;  where my babe looked up to me with her baby blues, holding out the bestest toy ever in need of a little battery magic and I was left to do the panic rummage through remotes and flashlights to get the whirly gigs to light and beep, I am now the Prepared Mom! 

DuracellQI am ready to go at all times with Duracell batteries that fit the toys Santa brings and extras on hand for toys I would never have dreamed needed a little extra power!  Our house is a full on Christmas success story!  We are ready to #PowerSmiles thanks to Duracell. 

This year I will be trying out the Duracell Quantum. A revolutionary advancement in battery technology. Combined with a Hi-Density Core™ and PowerCheck™, it’s a Quantum leap in battery power.


The very first toy that will be powering some smiles?  The KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION MARINA MADNESS Building Set. I may be raising two girls, but one of these little people loves to build, and I have no doubt the the KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION MARINA MADNESS building set, packed with action, danger and a SONIC MOTION enabled shark figure will be a hit in this house.

KREO Marina Madness


Check it out!  Using the 206 KRE-O pieces included, builders can construct the marina, fishing boat, shark transport vehicle, crane and the spear projectile. Don’t you just love toys that require a little imagination? 

The second toy getting powered up by Duracell, is the Magic Jinn! Have you seen this toy yet?



“Think of an animal and leave the rest up to Magic Jinn! Be amazed as Magic Jinn guesses your thoughts in this new interactive guessing game. Listen to a series of questions from Magic Jinn to which you answer yes, no, or I don’t know. You may think you can stump Magic Jinn, but he will magically try to guess the animal you are thinking of with his questions!   Recommended for those Age: 6 years and up.”

I don’t know how the Magic Jinn does it, but it is always right!! Great for some entertainment on a long car ride!

It’s Giveaway Time!  Thanks to our friends at P&G, Duracell, and Playskool/Hasbro,  I have the fun of helping one lucky How To Survive Life In The Suburbs Reader knock two fun Christmas presents off their list!  Canadian Readers, please use the Rafflecopter form today to enter to win your very own Hasbro Prize Pack!  Includes:

Kre-O Marina Madness: Set + 3AAA batteries AND a

Magic Jinn + 3AA batteries

Total Prize Pack Value: $61.96


a Rafflecopter giveaway


By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected.  ENDS December 10th!


  1. Batteries…..we always seem to be looking for them! Can you believe that. Both our smoke detector and remote needed new batteries this week? We ONLY use Duracell!

  2. Duracell is the best!!!

  3. Michelle B says:

    My cordless mouse needed new batteries 3 days ago!

  4. Laura Dorion says:

    My little girls crib aquarium.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    Wireless mouse

  6. My daughter has a leap pad that needs batteries.

  7. My daughters train set needed batteries

  8. Anne Taylor says:

    my camera

  9. My sons leappad

  10. My mouse!

  11. Amanda Neilson says:

    MY computer mouse! Lol! It always seems to die so quick and I never have AAA’s in the house…so usually wind up stealing batteries form the TV remote in my bedroom lol.

  12. My little ones mini digital camera…. it eats batteries like it’s a sport! 🙂

  13. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    my cordless mouse and keyboard

  14. Charmaine T says:

    My son’s x-box controller

  15. shelley Hickey says:

    remote for the television

  16. TV remote here too – I swear it gets worn out from all the channel surfing my hubby does!

  17. Carey Hurst says:

    My toddlers glo-worm toy and my car lock remote. thank you for contest.

  18. Kimberly Kihega says:

    XBOX controller.

  19. Kimberly Kihega says:
  20. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    My wireless mouse!

  21. Angela Mitchell says:

    My laptop mouse.

  22. Angela Mitchell says:
  23. Angela Mitchell says:
  24. Alexander S. says:

    We ONLY use Duracell! better safe than sorry

  25. I just had to change the batteries in my daughter’s camera!

  26. I always fail on the batteries or the some assembly required

  27. kristen visser says:

    the mouse for the laptop

  28. Marcy Bouchie says:

    Wii remote

  29. Amanda Hoffman says:

    my sons bouncing turtle toy

  30. Rhonda W G. says:

    My laptop mouse! It’s so annoying when I don’t have back up…lol.

  31. My kids’s musical seahorse bedtime buddy.

  32. my camera

  33. A new science game.

  34. My DH’s bike light.

  35. KittyPride says:

    Wii remotes 😀

  36. My granddaughter’s game Elefun.

  37. Bonny Dixon MacIsaac says:

    A flashlight. Realized the batteries were dead when the power went out a couple of nights back. Luckily had some on hand.

  38. The radio!

  39. My cordless mouse !

  40. Andrea Amy says:

    My wireless mouse

  41. The XBox controllers seem to constantly need new batteries!

  42. The smoke detector

  43. Shared on FB

  44. Liked your giveaway on your FB page

  45. mine was also the TV remote!

  46. Last battery change here was my son’s awesome RC firetruck he got for his birthday- even shoots water BUT takes 6 AA batteries and runs through them far too quickly!

  47. Meghan Finley says:


  48. My son’s Dream Lite needed batteries.

  49. Flashlight!

  50. Xbox controller. Died in the middle of my little one playing Skylanders!!

  51. Kristi Renout says:

    Our wii remote.

  52. Sarah Stickney says:

    my sons nighttime turtle

  53. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Our flashlights needed new batteries the other day!

  54. Cassandra Eastman says:
  55. Jim Lipscomb says:

    The Balance Board for the Wii Fit was the last thing I needed batteries for.

  56. Dawn Monroe says:

    Actually my daughter had her baby this morning and my camera batteries died on me. Thank god for gift shops!

  57. Liked your facebook post about this giveaway

  58. Lauren Becker says:

    my digital camera relies on batteries instead of charging, so that’s the last thing I needed new batteries for…

  59. Digital camera

  60. kids hand held games

  61. wendy rozema says:

    my kids furby needed batteries!

  62. DVD remote

  63. My camera needed batteries last

  64. My little guys’ music player!

  65. Kristy Short says:

    wii remote

  66. My hubbies camera flash

  67. Jennifer P. says:

    Our wireless mouse.

  68. Susan Ovington says:

    My garage door opener!

  69. Our Universal TV remote

  70. my food scale needed new batteries lat week

  71. My son’s remote controlled car. Always needs new batteries!

  72. SueSueper says:

    The last thing that needed batteries was my DYMO labeller.

  73. sarah jackson says:

    My daughters leap pad

  74. It’s always the remote!

  75. Karla Sceviour says:

    my smoke alarm!

  76. Karla Sceviour says:

    I liked and shared the giveaway post on facebook,I don`t see a groovy joovy post on your facebook page though,so can`t share that one?

  77. Nina Bergeron says:

    one of the kids toys.

  78. It’s always the xbox remotes here!

  79. Smoke detector

  80. roger simmons says:

    XBox 360 Controllers, Flashlight and Smoke Detectors

  81. My daughter’s toy

  82. Crystal Englot says:

    Our Wii remote sure needs new batteries!

  83. Belinda McNabb says:

    My son’s remote control car

  84. My son’s remote control transformer

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