When it comes to kids and toys, the rule is – stock up on batteries when you can. (And now is the time to do so, I’ll tell you more in a minute.) These days nearly every toy has batteries. Lights, sounds and high-tech toys rule and that means batteries are always in high demand.
We go through so many batteries in toys, that even my two year old knows that when a toy stops working — it needs new batteries. Twice this week she came to me clutching a toy, “No work. Daddy fix batteries.”
(Don’t ask me why she doesn’t understand that I can change batteries too.)
Last month we celebrated baby girl’s birthday and when I surveyed our batteries needs in her gifts it was comical how many toys need batteries. Even some seemingly low-tech toys you wouldn’t expect need juice. They all need batteries.
The Little People Disney Princess Klip Klop Castle – it is totally low tech with horses powered by gravity, no batteries here, right? WRONG. I was surprised to learn, when I opened the box, that the castle includes a pretty purple light and music. Of course.
Then there is Ariel’s castle playset, just a playset… Oh wait, when Ariel opens her treasure box — more sounds.
Even Jasmine and Aladdin need to power up their magic carpet ride with music.
And Ariel, sweet Ariel. (Isn’t she lovely.) Baby girl had to have an Ariel doll for her The Little Mermaid inspired birthday, but even she isn’t immune from the need for the juice. Yep, Ariel sings and talks too.
After realizing that all of baby girl’s birthday gifts include Disney Princesses, I went on the hunt for other favorite battery-eating toys. In fact, when taking pictures I tested the toys — just to see — and two toys had dead batteries (again).
Guess who else is celebrating a birthday? The Energizer Bunny! He keeps going, and going — for 25 years! Happy birthday bunny. Since the bunny knows birthday gifts (and upcoming Christmas gifts) need power, he’s giving mom and dad a chance to stock up with an awesome offer on Energizer Max batteries. How does $.37 per eight-pack of batteries sound?
Here’s the scoop.
Buy any two packs of Energizer Max batteries and get a $10 Walmart gift card (by mail-in rebate).
I went to Walmart yesterday to check out the deal for myself and was super excited to see that an eight pack of AA batteries is $6.37 . That’s $12.74 for two packs – $10 rebate = less than $1.50 each.
Wait it gets better.
Right now you can find a printable coupon for $1 off a pack of Energizer Max Batteries at Coupons.com. Each computer can print two coupons, so you can save an additional $2.
2 Energizer Max Batteries ($6.37 each for AA)
– 2 $1 off coupons
– $10 rebate = $.74 or $.37 per pack
That’s less than $.05 per battery.
Plus, each household can receive up to four $10 rebates! So rinse and repeat this offer — four times.
If you don’t have access to four computers, you can also find a coupon for $.50 off in the 10/27 paper. And even if you can’t get coupons for each purchase, $1.37 is still a fantastic deal for a pack of batteries.
This offer is only available at Walmart on specially marked packs of Energizer Max batteries while supplies last. So hop on over to Walmart to stock up on batteries for toys, games, TV remotes, gadgets and more.0