If your house has as many electronics as mine does, then you are well aware of the power that they use and the impact that this has – both on your pocketbook and the planet. So Contest Corner and Belkin have teamed up to bring you a special Earth Day giveaway – one lucky winner will receive a Belkin Conserve Surge Protector (a $49.99 value)!
About The Belkin Conserve:
“Belkin’s Conserve Energy-Saving Surge Protector conveniently minimizes standby power by enabling you to turn off the power to multiple devices with just one click of the remote switch. The remote switch easily cuts off or activates the power that flows to devices plugged into Conserve’s Switchable outlets, while devices such as DVRs or Routers can be plugged into the Always-On outlets, since they require a continuous power supply.
Most home electronics continue to use energy, even when you’ve turned them off. This wasted energy is known as Standby Power, which adds up fast. Standby Power impacts not only the environment, but also your electricity bill, as it can account for up to 10% of your household power consumption.”
With all the electricity that we use, I was very interested to test out the Conserve. I decided to try it on my entertainment center, because that’s an area where I know a lot of devices suck up power needlessly.
Once we hooked it up and mounted it on the wall, I plugged my answering machine and cordless phone charger into the “always on” slots, while the TV and DVD were plugged into the “switchable” outlets. Since those devices are off most of the time, this seems like a great way to save power. I also love that the Conserve comes with a clip to keep the cords nice and tidy!
I mounted the remote switch on the wall, right next to the light switch. This way, I can try to remember to turn it off when I’m leaving the house.
I think the Conserve is a great idea – I’ll be interested to see if I notice any difference on my power bill. Either way, saving energy is always better for the planet!
Save Some Green:
Belkin is running a special discount throughout the month of April in honor of Earth Day. If you purchase a Conserve unit through Belkin.com before April 30th, you can save $15 by using promo code earthday09. (Note: This discount only applies to the single purchase of the Conserve.)
Would you like to win your very own 8-Outlet Conserve Surge Protector, worth $49.99? Here’s how:
1. For your first entry, visit Belkin’s Conserve page and share your favorite thing about the Conserve.
This step is required to qualify for the drawing. Be sure to leave an email address with your comment, so that I may notify you in the event that you are the lucky winner!
Want extra entries? Do any of the following, and leave a separate comment for each one:
2. Write a post on your blog linking to this giveaway and Belkin. Then come back here and leave me the link!
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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway ends on May 17th at 11:59 PM, PST. Winner will be chosen the following day via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway is open to worldwide entrants.