Santa, Don’t Forget The Batteries

Be honest, have you been here -> It is Christmas Eve and as you’re perfectly placing the children’s gifts around the tree, it clicks instantly in that moment – you forgot to get batteries! You either:

  1.  Run to the battery over stock hoping to find just enough for Tommy’s new Transformer.
  2. Hop in the car with the hopes that something will still be open for those last minute shoppers like you to buy some batteries.
  3. You start to steal just enough batteries throughout the house to make up the 8 AA you need for Christmas morning.
  4. You call your neighbours, friends, family anyone that is local who are on top of it all and remembered to buy batteries for Christmas morning.
  5. All of the above.

This Santa has done all the above over the years and I am already set to avoid a repeat in past mistakes.

Duracell Powers Holiday Smiles

Each year, thousands of children and their families spend time in Canadian hospitals over the holidays. To help ensure kids can still be kids, and enjoy the magic of the season even in the midst of illness, Duracell will be donating a year’s supply of batteries to hospitals across Canada. These batteries will be used to power the thousands of playroom toys and games that children and their families will be playing with this holiday season and beyond.

For every pack of Duracell Quantum and CopperTop batteries that Canadians purchase at Walmart from December 1st to December 31st, 2014, Duracell   will donate 20 cents to Children’s Miracle Network, with the goal to raise $150,000. To learn more about the campaign follow @Duracell on Twitter.

We all know there’s nothing more disappointing than a child receiving a toy on Christmas morning to find that it’s powerless. With your purchase, not only will you be powering your family’s holiday joy, you’ll also help make a child’s hospital stay a little brighter.

Hasbro sent us a Transformers: Age of Extinction Chomp and Stomp Grimlock to power up with some Duracell Quantum batteries this season. Since Transformers are a huge hit with our three boys we felt like packing this away for Christmas would be huge surprise under the tree.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Chomp and Stomp Grimlock  Duracell Batteries Power Smiles

Boys naturally play hard it usually is a little too hard for moms liking but it naturally takes place. Adventures just got a whole lot bigger with the CHOMP AND STOMP GRIMLOCK Action Figure! The CHOMP AND STOMP GRIMLOCK figure can convert to dino-mode mode – with a chomping jaw and light – up eyes – in one easy step! Plus, the included non-converting OPTIMUS PRIME figure can ride GRIMLOCK into battle and unlock electronic lights, sounds and pop -out weapons! The boys will go crazy seeing this under the tree.

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Duracell & Hasbro are Generous

One In R Dream reader will WIN Hasbro Transformers: Age of Extinction Chomp and Stomp Grimlock (Age: 5 years and up, Approximate Retail Price: $89.99) + Duracell batteries. 

Canada only (excludes Quebec) ends 12/31 EST. We cannot guarantee your prize will be similar to the one that was reviewed. Winner depends on the amount of entries received. You have 24 hours to claim your prize before another winner will be randomly drawn. Good luck!

**Don’t forget the Duracells this Christmas**

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  1. Sunshine G says:

    I’d give this to one of my nephews – this is right up their alley!

  2. I have forgotton the batteries before, not good!

  3. I have forgotton the batteries before!

  4. Aarti Missra says:

    I’d be gifting the Hasbro’s Transformer to my nephew.

  5. Monique L.S. says:

    I would give this to my neighbour’s son for his birthday. He would love it.

  6. I would gift to my little step grandson

  7. Nicole JubleeW says:

    Yes I have gifted and forgot batteries. Had to “borrow” batteries from other devices.

  8. Amy Heffernan says:

    I forgot to get ANY batteries this year 🙁 ARGH! My son was upset…:(

  9. roger simmons says:

    I never forget the batteries, it’s the accessories I never check. I would b gifting this to my son.

  10. Marilyn Legault says:

    I forgot to buy batteries one Christmas for my kids presents and we had to beg at the neighbor’s

  11. Billy Truong says:

    Give it to my son.

  12. lisa bolduc says:

    I always am a bad gifter. lol I always forget the batteries

  13. i’d give it to my brother

  14. Nate Fuller says:

    I would give it to my son who is crazy for Transformers!

  15. Margaret MacKenzie says:

    I would gift it to my little man. He’s a little young yet but with supervision…he would love this! I have forgotten batteries on lots of Christmases…makes it sucky for children wanting to play with a new toy…now I tape the batteries to the toy so I can’t forget and I purchase them at the same time as the toy.

  16. Taylor Closet says:

    Yes, every Christmas I forget and gift without the batteries.

  17. kristy Reid says:

    i would give this to my nephew if I won. He’s a December 24th baby and his birthday often gets forgotten by extended family as everyone is so busy this time of year.

  18. SweetPanda says:

    I would gift this to my son (and yes I remembered once I gift a toy but forgot there’s no batteries came with it)

  19. I would gift the Transformer to a local charity organization. My 2 girls wouldn’t be interested or wouldn’t be for very long. I’d love to pass it on!

  20. I would gift it to my nephew! He would love it!

  21. i would be gifting Grimlock to myself

  22. I have gifted a children’s toy and forgotten batteries. But thankfully they had some on hand to play with it.

  23. I have gifted before and forgot the batteries.

  24. I would give this to my twin sons.

  25. nicolthepickle says:

    I would give it to my middle daughter.

  26. My son would be the happy recipient of the transformer.

  27. I would gift the transformers to my step son

  28. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Definitely forgetting batteries! Or having the wrong size!

  29. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I have been gifted batteries before for Christmas. They were in my stocking. I think it’s a great gift idea, because many things need batteries these days.

  30. Yes I have gifted and forgot the batteries.

  31. Yes I had gifted a nice lego set to my nephew and there were no batteries included for one of the parts ! I felt bad haha!

  32. Wendy hutton says:

    I would love to give this to my son, he would really love it

  33. I’d give this to my nephew.

  34. The worst thing I forgot on Christmas morning was to put the turkey in the oven soon enough. So… the kids got to play with their new toys a little longer before we were able to sit down to dinner – no biggie.

  35. Of course I have forgotten batteries for Christmas morning. I’m glad a local corner store was open so I could buy a pack, at double the price, but the kids loved the toy! Now I make sure batteries r on the top of my list!

  36. I HAVE forgotten batteries xmas morning! Grandma came to the rescue!

  37. I don’t think I ever forgot the batteries, but we’ve been given toys without them and also we’ve been given toys that drain the batteries in a few days – that is the worst!

  38. The worst thing probably would be forgetting a whole present! Found it a couple days later, in our “great” hiding spot–by accident. The whole time we the kids were opening presents, I had this feeling like I was forgetting something. Yup. :o)

  39. I remember getting gifts as a child with no batteries, so I always include batteries and often bring extra batteries so that if another toy runs out on Christmas morning, we have enough.

  40. Lori Bazan says:

    I would be gifting this to my son! One year we forgot the batteries for a toy helicopter, thank Heaven for 7-11 on Christmas Day!

  41. Lindsay Cyr says:

    If I win I would gift the the Hasbro’s Transformer to my nephew for his birthday, I think he would really like it.

  42. Andrea Amy says:

    OMGosh YES! I have forgotten to stock up on batteries before Christmas before. Learned my lesson (and have already bought batteries to make sure that I have them on hand!). If I won, this would go to one of my sons. Thanks 🙂

  43. Maegan Morin says:

    I would gift the Transformer toy to my son. He would flip his little noodle over it lol.

  44. I’d gift it to my nephew

  45. One year I elfed for my Grandpa’s santa (in full costumes) at our large family giftapalooza; there were over 60 extended family members plus some pets and lots of little kids who had a tonne of presents each from everyone — we ran out of gift tags and there was already some unmarked gifts under the tree we didn’t know about so we were struggling to remember tidbits of red paper green bow green paper red bow… so on Christmas morning we had to take back the very pricey diamond necklace and hand over the most certainly regifted christmas fireplace dvd — it was awful. There were some other mishaps too but I’ll never forget that moment.

  46. Doris Calvert says:

    Christmas morning everyone came for a huge breakfast so had the bacon and sausages frying the waffle batter mix was ready along with a few other things like hashbrowns etc go to the fridge to get more eggs, oh oh thought the carton we had was full but only one egg in it, thanks to 7-11 for being open

  47. Last year I had a new kind of puzzle toy that would have been good for the whole family to play with on Christmas day. I wanted to save it for last, so we could all have a little fun after all the gifts were open. I tucked it way in back of the other gifts so it wouldn’t accidently get opened earlier. I guess I put it too far back as it never got unwrapped, or even discovered until Christmas was well past.

  48. sarah jackson says:

    worst thing i ever forgot on christmas morn check the camera batteries ! no batteries = no pics 🙁

  49. Erika Belanger says:

    I would be giving it to my son!

  50. kathy downey says:

    forgot to eat Santas cookies

  51. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    Oh my … One year I got 2 remote cars for my young boys. Well, I felt silly. Ran from store to store until we found some. Corner Stores. Everything else at that time was closed.

  52. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    this would be for my grandson

  53. If I win I will give this to my little boy

  54. My son would love the transformer, I always!!!! forget the batteries LOLp-=

  55. Susan Patterson says:

    Yes, I have forgotten batteries in the past and it is very hard to find them on Christmas day. I would give the transformer toy to my grandson!

  56. I would gift to my nephews!

  57. The Hasbro’s Transformer would be for my son.

  58. nikki robak says:

    I will be gifting the Transformers to my grandson

  59. I would gift this to my son.

  60. Belinda McNabb says:

    I have missed putting batteries along with a gift that needs them a couple of times

  61. My son! We were told you couldn’t get this is canada!

  62. I would give the transformer to my nephew,

  63. I have gifted a toy and forgot the batteries. I know we don’t always have batteries on hand, so we usually always include batteries if the toy requires it.

  64. I will be gifting the Transformer to my nephew.

  65. I would gift this Transformer to my grandson. I have forgotten batteries for a toy as I thought they were included.

  66. Bailey Dexter says:

    I would love to gift the Hasbro’s Transformer if I won. Yes I forgot batteries before once and never forgot them again. Now when I buy a toy I just walk to the batteries. LOL

  67. i have gifted something that used batteries and didn’t include them, talk about heart break

  68. Yes, I’ve gifted and forgotten batteries….. and have learned from that! lol!

  69. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Yes, I have gifted and forgotten to get batteries for the toy, fortunately my son usually has a good stock so he saved the day 🙂

  70. I would love to gift this transformer to my son.

  71. seham merzib says:

    I would gift it to my son

  72. Judy Cowan says:

    I would be gifting the Hasbro’s Transformer to my nephew if I won!

  73. Darlene Schuller says:

    I would give the transformers to my nephew, he would go ape over it.

  74. Carol Denny says:

    I have gifted and forgot batteries!

  75. I have gifted a present and forgotten batteries. Its the worst.

  76. I always forget the batteries!! 🙁

  77. I don’t remember.

  78. yes, I have been guilty of gifting and forgetting the batteries!

  79. I forget almost every time to purchase batteries.

  80. I would like to gift it to my daughter.

  81. I gave my kids toys and forgot batteries ! Good luck finding some Christmas Day ! lol

  82. I have forgotten the batteries many times or not realized batteries were needed.

  83. I would give Hasbro Transformer to Miss R. We’ve done pretty good and remembering batteries in toys @ Christmas.

  84. I would be gifting this to my son, he would love it. We have reminders set on our phones for dec 20th, 22, 24th for battery checks for all gifts.

  85. Maria McLachlan says:

    I have forgotten batteries but never in main gift so wasn’t as bad, not good, but not too bad. I would give to my son.

  86. I bought a truck for my grandson and honestly didn’t know it required batteries. Luckily we managed to scrounge some.

  87. Lisa Smith says:

    I would give the transformer to my son, and forgetting batteries is the worst

  88. my sons love transformers so i wouls give it to them

  89. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would gift the transformer to my grandson. No I don’t think that I ever forgot the batteries with a toy.

  90. Jennifer P. says:

    Yes, we have gifted and forgotten the batteries – it was when my niece was little and we weren’t parents yet so we didn’t realize that almost everything for kids needs batteries!! Now we know better. 🙂

  91. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I am known for gifting without batteries

  92. Juliee Fitze says:

    Have gifted and forgot the batteries quite often. The transformer will be going to my grandson.

  93. I would be gifting the transformer to my great-nephew if I won.

  94. I have gifted many times and forgotten batteries!

  95. I always include batteries with gifts i give to people outside of my house. It’s so disappointing for kids to get a gift and then not be able to use it until you run out for batteries.

  96. I would you be gifting the Hasbro’s Transformer to my cousins oldest son. He loves Transformers.

  97. I would give the Transformer to my son, he would LOVE it! I have forgotten to get batteries for the toys on Christmas morning before and felt so bad… never again!

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