Saturday, 28 June 2014

Giveaway #403 : Win a Nikon Coolpix digital camera with Duracell Rechargeable batteries - closed - winner sian hallewell


I have a sneaky feeling this is going to end up being one my most popular ever posts, judging by the reaction I got on Facebook when I gave you a sneaky preview ! And I can quite understand it, because it is a truly fabulous prize.

Duracell recently got in touch to tell me about their rechargeable batteries that can be used with the Coolpix camera and that can last for an amazing 70,000 photos over the lifetime of the battery. That's a lot of blogposts ! That's also a lot of batteries that won't end up in the bin, and that has to be a good thing for the planet.


Rechargeable batteries are ideal for high drain or high usage products such as digital cameras, wireless games controllers or handheld GPS devices. (As a keen geocacher, I can tell you that handheld GPS devices get through A LOT of batteries !) I was very impressed to see that the charger only takes 45 minutes which means that you can quickly power up your camera and get back behind the viewfinder clicking away. Duracell’s higher capacity rechargeable batteries also last longer, helping you recharge less often, so you won't have to worry about your camera running out of juice at the crucial moment. This will be great news when we're on holiday over the summer and not necessarily close to a power supply during the day.



All Duracell rechargeables have new Duralock™ technology which not only packs in more power but also preserves power, meaning the batteries have more capacity and last longer than ever before. Duracell rechargeable batteries are guaranteed to last 5 years or 300 recharges, whichever comes first!

I'm looking forward to putting that to the test. It's actually quite apt too because next month will mark the 5th birthday of my blog. I've posted 5754 blogposts in that time, covering huge amounts of adventures, cookery projects and fun, which brings home just how long the batteries' lifespan is.


Well, as I'm sure you've guessed from the title, I'm incredibly pleased to announce that Duracell have very generously offered to send a Nikon Coolpix digital camera to one of you lucky lot too. You'll be able to put the Duracell rechargeable batteries to the test with it too ! Fill in your entries in the rafflecopter widget below.



UK only. Closing date : 14/7/14

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

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623 comments:

  1. The lid of our Brabantia sensor bin!

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  2. My children's toy camera, nearly every day they need changing. They do use it a lot as well.

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  3. I have also commented on fab freebies of the week 28/6/14 - thank you x

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  4. hex bugs get thru batteries at a shocking rate!

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  5. The childrens toys!! They are forever needing replacing

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  6. i have commented on fab freebies of the week.

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  7. The kids toys, especially the noisy caterpillar thingy

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  8. my granddaughter baby annabell doll

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  9. My daughters leappad eats through batteries, as does her camera

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  10. Wii remotes I reckon in this house..... other than that my sons Tardis toy

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  11. My sons xbox controller.

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  12. The childrens toys including their furbys and Vtech pad toys oh yes and the Wii remote (post above reminded me of this!)

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  13. Has to either the Wii remote or Hexbugs

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  14. was going to be totally naughty here, but changed my mind ;) id say my husbands 4 cell mag light.

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  15. My old compact camera. It drains battery life like nobody's business! What a great prize, thank you for hosting :)

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  16. My wireless mouse ... it goes through loads!

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  17. xbox controller

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  18. The worst thing I've ever known for batteries was Elefun! Now it's the Wii controllers.

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  19. We have a remote control Mickey Mouse on a quad bike and. Minnie Mouse on a scooter and they eat batteries - it got to the point that everytime my little ones wanted to play with them, batteries needed changing first - lead to so much frustration that now my children just play with them without batteries like push along toys x Emma x (twitter @beachpebble)

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  20. the teenagers xbox controller

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  21. Probably the Xbox controllers or my camera, I'm not sure which!!

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  22. The children's toys, especially a little train and the ladybug nightlight

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  23. Remote control... apart from the mobile phone (which of course, is rechargable), and the house phone (rechargable) there's not much else that really uses batteries. though I am gonna have to find couple for the torch soon.

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  24. all of the kids' toys - don't think anything else on battery except phones and laptops
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  25. My Flip camera uses batteries really quickly.

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  27. The mouse for my laptop :-)

    Ashleigh

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  28. I have commented on Ravensburger 3d puzzle review : Empire State Building

    Ashleigh

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  29. The kids toys, especially my eldest son's remote control robot!

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  30. New All Bran Chocolate Wheats review - commented

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  31. my digita camera, followed by my GPS

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  32. commented on G is for *away and sulks cos it wasnt geocaching* ....lol

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  33. The clock radio in my kitchen

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  34. Tanya Camilleri29 June 2014 at 08:29

    My current camera. I am a bit snap happy when we do something....mainly because my childhood pictures were lost so I like to remember adventures with my little one.

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  35. I also commented on your Goan style curry review! Mmmm can i have curry for breakfast!?

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  36. Leappad! Seems to go flat every other day x

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  37. Wii remotes, they always need changing! X

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  38. It used to be the Wii remotes but I bought one of those rechargeable stands so now it's the wireless doorbell!

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  39. I commented on your silent Sunday, smiley building post :)

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  40. My Computer Mouse uses the most battery's because I am always online!

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  41. I commented on Ollo Foods Goan Style Curry Sauce review.

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  42. The same as Sharon Powell, wii remotes!

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  43. Toys, some of Eddie's vehicles need batteries all the time

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  44. The kids toys!! Also the xbox controller.

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  45. My old camera :< need update

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  46. My old camera

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  47. My son! Seriously it's the wii remotes that use the most.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  48. the kids toys, especially the leapster and leappad and the wireless mouse

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  49. commented on Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection Challenge #everycanhelps

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  50. The Wii Fit and Wii Remotes.

    I am always having to change them!

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  51. camears run out of batteries so quick

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  52. my controllers for my xbox360 use a few

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  53. Hexbugs, I hate 'em... except for when they make that satisfying crunching sound as you accidentally step on them!

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  54. My wireless mouse, it goes through them like crazy.

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  55. My sons XBox controllers :-)

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  56. The XBox controller as it has a lot of use!

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  57. 4 clocks - nothing else uses replaceable batteries, except the smoke alarm.....

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  58. The portable laptop speakers eat up battery life enormously.

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  59. my mouse on my laptop , uses lots x

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  60. currently most likely a camera - 4 AA batteries twice a week

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  61. keyboard and mouse don't seem to last long at all

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  62. http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/silentsunday-29614.html?showComment=1404045089544#c4168733452993933358

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  63. My son's Xbox gaming controller

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  64. The remote control for the television.

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  65. wii remote! @Amezeylady

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  66. Dymo label printer - 8 x AAA's

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  67. My sons mobile in his bedroom

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  68. My toddlers Thomas the Tank Engine toy!!!

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  69. My wireless mouse

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  70. The remote control car my grandson plays with every time he visits x

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  71. Daughters reading tool for booked, 4 every week

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  72. my digital camera seems to run out of battery power almost as soon as I replace them!x

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  73. My sons x-box controller

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  74. Look at him go (at last) Pierre is gorgeous love the suit and matching face. I've got similar pictures of my son at around the same age, it still makes me smile even though he's 45!x

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  75. My eldest sons xbox controllers - they eat them

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  76. Our ancient digital camera - it just seems to eat batteries! Not very energy efficient...

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  77. My battery operated fairy lights, which I have in my bedroom x
    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  78. Compact Digital Camera I got on loan whilst doing Digital Photography class. Nice neat camera, and I much appreciated loan. Though it did seem to consume batteries at an alarmingly fast rate. I would love opportunity to continue to do Digital photography. Whilst like the idea of rechargeable batteries, as may be more convenient for the hobby of Digital Photographyy.

    Rachel Craig

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  79. The kitchen clock, I don't know why but it seems to eat batteries alive!!

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  80. Wii controllers! and also kids robot toys. Drives me nuts how often I have to buy them :-(

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  81. My kids toys, always running out of power!

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  82. I commented on http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/new-all-bran-chocolate-wheats-review.html?showComment=1404054103384#c6430025620595523017

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  83. Peppa Pig's train!

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  84. Samantha Wheeler29 June 2014 at 16:12

    ANY child's toy!!!

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  85. I commented on blog :- Tales from the Kitchen Sink.

    Rachel Craig

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  86. Rechargeable mouse! (computer accessory, not child's toy :-) )

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    My Tens machine

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  88. My camera - it's with me every waking hour of every day!

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  89. my lensor headtorch..we use it for all sorts of things

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  90. its always clocks in our house .
    (Karen Delaney)

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  91. wii remotes and wii fit board

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  92. my digital cameras and xbox controllers!

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  93. my daughters on their games consoles

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  94. The inanition box on the gas fire grrrrrrrr 3 x C Batteries, costs a blooming fortune!!

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  95. Wii remotes and other accessories

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  96. My Xbox Controller

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  97. Commented on Fun Facts about our four-legged friends (and their owners !)

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  98. TV remote easily! @LyndaBrown5

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  99. Tammy Stevenson29 June 2014 at 17:07

    Our camera! And the childs toys

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  100. Argh my sons remote control car. it takes 4 big batteries & the remote takes 4 AA & it runs out every week!

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  101. Wii remote...when I'm in fitness mode, that is!

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  102. Definitely the Wii remote as it gets used so much.

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  103. Mary Brothwood29 June 2014 at 17:32

    The Xbox controller! It's a good job my partner can charge his PS controller or we'd never have any batteries in the house!! :-) x

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  104. the air freshener

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  105. The xbox controllers

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  106. The Wii remotes and Wii Fit board. Does my head in!

    Laura x

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  107. Gavin O'Shaughnessy29 June 2014 at 18:11

    Games console controllers :(

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  108. hi my door bell uses up ridiculous amounts of batteries it goes dead without warning then i get notes pushed through the letterbox saying the delivery man has left my parcels with random neighbours x

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  109. My Sony camera - mainly used for taking photos for ebay!

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  110. My digital camera!

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  111. my camera as i get very snap happy

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  112. I comented on your haloeeeeeeen photos

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  113. my sons baby swing, it eats them

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  114. Kids toys and kitchen bin lid sensor ....all chew them like kids eating sweets !!!

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  115. Edward Guerreiro29 June 2014 at 18:48

    The only thing I own, at least from what I can think of, is the TV remote control.

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    1. Edward Guerreiro29 June 2014 at 18:51

      As far as I am aware, the only thing I own that still requires batteries is the TV remote control.

      p.s. I accidentally clicked publish before I finished the comment this is a reply to :-\

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  116. commented here x
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  117. The XBox 360 remotes us the most batteries in our house.

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  118. Exactly the same as Charlie. The XBox 360 controller, we use rechargeable ones but we are constantly swapping them.

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  119. Commented on Edd Kimber recipes inspired by ‘The Jordans Wildlife Garden’

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  120. Commented on New All Bran Chocolate Wheats review.

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  121. My Stannah Stair Lift remote for going up and down the stairs.

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  122. My daughters Furby and Furby boom- they are a nightmare to power!!

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  123. my wii control, I use the wii for netflix

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  124. My computer mouse, I seem to be constantly changing it!

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  125. My baby's mobile - gets through so many batteries for something so simple!

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