Don’t Throw Away Those Batteries! Win a Duracell ‘Second Life’ Retro Box of Goodies

Like most parents, batteries are the scourge of our house. I go through loads of them – toys, games, gadgets. I try to have a stock of AA’s at all times!

I was amazed to find out from Duracell that over 30% of all batteries thrown away may still have up to 67% of usable power left inside.

67%!! Thats crazy!

Apparently, some high-powered gadgets such as digital cameras and mp3 players may ‘switch off’ before all the power is used up – however, in reality the battery is anything but dead and can power low drain devices, such as alarm clocks or TV remotes for a long time

To combat this waste of batteries, Duracell is working with Energy Saving Trust to help consumers maximise battery power. They want to get people to tap into unused resource and reduce wastage by giving their batteries a second life. Their unique Duracell Ultra Power batteries even have a built-in powercheck that allows you to see how much energy is left inside (I LOVE those batteries!!)

Duracell Second Life Box of Retro Goodies

Pac Man, tetris, Arcade Money Box – what more could you want!

To prove a point, Duracell sent me a fantastic box of very cool retro goodies in order to give them a ‘second life’ – that is, use batteries that I assumed were dead, to power up a Pac Man clock or Retro radio alarm clock. So I did – and they were right! I took some old batteries from a digital camera and put them in the clock radio and it worked…perfectly.

 

 

LED Duracell Bunny

Duracell have kindly offered an iconic retro-box to one of Gadget Mum’s readers.

All you have to do is watch the YouTube video below, which shows how a very cute LED bunny can be built from ‘presumed dead’ batteries, and answer the question using the rafflecopter app. There’s also some bonus entry opportunities

The retro ‘second-life’ box includes:

  • Retro Radio Alarm Clock
  • Pac Man Wall Clock
  • Arcade Game Money Box
  • Tetris Mug
  • Retro Sweets 🙂
  • A Pack of Duracell Ultra Power


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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244 Responses to Don’t Throw Away Those Batteries! Win a Duracell ‘Second Life’ Retro Box of Goodies

  1. Susan Seaman says:

    fab blog, and love duracell the only batteries strong enough to fire up my camera x

  2. Joanne Blunt says:

    192 batteries were used. I’m going to be checking all my batteries from now on!

  3. 192 discarded batteries.

  4. claire ainsworth says:

    192 batteries are discarded !! That’s scandalous !!!

  5. Katrina Day-Reilly says:

    192 batteries

  6. Helen O'Keeffe says:

    192 discarded batteries 😉

  7. wendy stanger says:

    192 discarded batteries @kikicomp

  8. Lynn Tibby says:

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  9. Tiffany Oconnell says:

    192 🙂

    @toc83

  10. Laura Williams says:

    The answer is 192 🙂
    Thanks very much! I SOOOOOOO want a Pac Man Wall clock!!!!!!! 😀

    @SaladScoffer

  11. kim plant says:

    192 🙂

  12. natalie holland says:

    192 discarded batteries

  13. Sue Tyler says:

    192 discarded batteries.

  14. Carolin says:

    192 – and that was worth it 🙂

  15. Carolina J. says:

    192!

  16. Gillian Holmes says:

    192 discarded batteries.

  17. tamalyn roberts says:

    192

    what a fab comp, making me feel all old now lol

  18. anna says:

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  19. melanie stirling says:

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  20. Jane Willis says:

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  21. Sandra Jeffrey says:

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  22. Hannah Bartram says:

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  23. lydia says:

    woah, 192…!

  24. kathleen hooper says:

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  25. Duncan Nagle says:

    192 batteries

  26. Lynne OConnor says:

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  27. shelly hollorn says:

    fab

  28. 192 batteries were used. I’m going to be checking all my batteries from now on!

  29. SUSAN BANNISTER says:

    192

  30. Sue McCarthy says:

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  31. helen battle says:

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  32. Tracey Tedford says:

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  33. John Taggart says:

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  35. Jennifer Sandland says:

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  36. Rosalind Sargent says:

    🙂 192 discarded batteries

  37. Karen Nagle says:

    192 batteries

  38. Isabel O'Brien says:

    192. I wish my batteries told me how much was left in them, but they are cheap ones.

  39. Maya Russell says:

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  40. Sandra Clarke says:

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  41. KENNETH JACKSON says:

    192………..

  42. Renee Armstrong says:

    192

  43. Lisa Waugh says:

    Great prize I love the duracell bunny the answer is 192.

  44. Clare cherrington says:

    192! Love your blog! X

  45. Lynne McEvoy says:

    192 batteries

  46. Julie Clark says:

    192 batteries 🙂

  47. Greig spencer says:

    192!!!

  48. DANIELLE VEDMORE says:

    192 batteries – fab giveaway! Love tetris! xoxo

  49. Sarah says:

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  50. Sheri Darby says:

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  51. Jennifer Jack says:

    193 lovely blog thanks for the comp x

  52. adele knight says:

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  53. Jane McColl says:

    192

  54. catherine warburton says:

    192 discarded batteries, good for duracell and the energy saving trust and you for bringing this to our attention.

  55. lesley hamilton says:

    192 now thats alot. I re-use batteries as well whenever i can

  56. Kelly Simpson says:

    192 discarded batteries.

  57. Midi M says:

    192 discarded batteries

  58. laura banks says:

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  59. rosemary sheehan says:

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  60. Rob Clayton says:

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  61. ELEANOR FRY says:

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  62. Kev C says:

    I’ll take a guess at….192 !!!! Am I right? lol

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  64. Emma J Lowe says:

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  65. Delwen Johnson says:

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  68. CHRISTINE ANDREWS says:

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  69. Angela McDonald says:

    192 batteries!

  70. Helen Jackson says:

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  71. emma kinsey says:

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  72. Alison reid says:

    192 batteries = 1 energiser bunny…who knew??

  73. Winnie says:

    192 batteries

  74. Geoff Hibbert says:

    192

  75. Julie Hogg says:

    192 x

  76. Rebecca Cleary says:

    192 Batteries were used

  77. Tracy Messenger says:

    192 batteries

  78. Catherine Thomas says:

    192 Batteries 🙂

  79. Sarah Pilbeam says:

    192 Batteries

  80. Emma Daniels says:

    192! This post is fab, i’m forever disposing of camera batteries…. not any more! xx

  81. tracey gibbons says:

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  82. Janine Atkin says:

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  83. julie kenny says:

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  84. clare doherty says:

    192 batteries were used.

  85. Claire Butler says:

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  86. Joan says:

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  87. Francesca Light-Wilson says:

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  88. KatC says:

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  93. Lynsey Buchanan says:

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    192 Batteries were used for the sculpture

  97. Ian Futcher says:

    192

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  105. Shelley Jessup says:

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  106. Lisa Day says:

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  107. josie harrison says:

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  108. carly carpenter says:

    192 is the answer you seek ;0)

  109. Linda C says:

    192 batteries, discarded a lot of money!

  110. S Edwards says:

    192 batteries 😀

  111. Kirsty Woods says:

    192

  112. pamela hamby says:

    192 batteries were discarded – fab comp 🙂

  113. suzzee langton says:

    love to win this!

  114. Lemknip Pink says:

    192 (That’s a LOT of batteries!)

  115. Stephanie Mamo says:

    192 batteries

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  118. Christina Curtis says:

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  119. Emma Jones says:

    192 batteries!!

    Amazing giveaway 😀 xxx

  120. olivia kirby says:

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  121. rachael jones says:

    192 were used wow !

  122. Hazel Rea says:

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  123. John says:

    One hundred and ninety two batteries

  124. Brian Orville Lox says:

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  126. Sally Peevor says:

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  129. 192 discarded batteries

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    Simon.

  137. JAMES WRIGHT says:

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  138. Helena Romanowska says:

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  145. Cristina McDowall says:

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  148. I only own rechargable’s!

    The answer is 192

    @greenandshiney

  149. sarah foran says:

    192

  150. Christina Palmer says:

    192, outragous, what a waste. Has opened my eyes to very interesting facts. Will be more careful to use up every available last bit in the battery

  151. fiona o'farrell says:

    192 batteries, thanks for a great competition 🙂

  152. Elaine Kidd says:

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  154. Lucy J Morgan says:

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  155. Christina Michael says:

    192

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    Good for you duracel not only are your batteries quality but you help your customers to get the best out of them

  157. JoJo Young says:

    Answer – 192

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    192 batteries!

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    fab, answer 192

  171. Gary Topley says:

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  172. Brendan Wood says:

    192

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  175. Kellie Faggle McIntyre says:

    192 : )

  176. Cathy Duncan says:

    192 batteries

  177. Paul Ellison says:

    192 batteries were used

  178. Joanna Orr says:

    wow = – 192 batteries!!

  179. Lyndsey Beckford says:

    192

  180. Rose Dean says:

    192!!!

  181. Cheryl Pearson says:

    192!!

  182. Ruth Wollerton says:

    192 – love all the retro bits, so cool

  183. Sue Harrison says:

    192 batteries :O

  184. Rennene Hartland says:

    192 🙂

  185. Ellie Jacobs says:

    Wohooooooo! Tetris x STILL gets me hooked, even after all these years x

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  192. Mark Allen says:

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  199. Phyllis Ellett says:

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  200. annamarie smith says:

    192
    I have a box in the kitchen where i keep pressumed dead xbox batteries. They are perfect for the kitchen clock etc!

  201. Eleanor Powell says:

    192

  202. Kerry Brown says:

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  203. Natalie White says:

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  204. Kev C says:

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  205. Hayley Colburn says:

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  206. Sherry Poppy Owen says:

    192 batteries 🙂

  207. Vicky-Louise Robinson says:

    192 Batteries

  208. 192 Batteries were used.

    I have to use Duracell for my camera, but even when the power has ‘gone’ in my camera, they’re still strong enough to power say, a clock for a while, so I always make sure I use them right up.

  209. lorraine mckee says:

    192 batteries

  210. Nicola White says:

    192 🙂 x

  211. Hannah WHitling says:

    192 batteries were rescued

  212. Fran Morgan says:

    192

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