First, thank you for helping us save money
on things we use (most folks use AA cells...)
Is there something on the outside, so we know
which are the coupon ones? I'll admit, I'm
not all that happy with rebates, after the
$40 rebate I never got from Radio Shack.
On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:30:15 -0500, Stormin Mormon
You are welcome.
The package looks the same except there is a blue label the size of a
postage stamp in the center of the clear plastic that houses the
BTW all they asked for was name, address, email and the codes. They
didn't even ask for a receipt. I just checked the email address I
furnished and there is no email with instructions to mail in a
Best place I've seen for alkaline batteries is Costco. Kirkland
Signature AA are rated almost as good as Duracell and cost $.50 per.
Energizer Max and Gold are rated lower and cost more per Consumer Reports.
I don't know who rated what, but I do know KGO (channel 7) News, in
San Francisco, did a battery throwdown, every Christmas, for years.
They put about 6-7 brand name batteries in a buncha those little toy
monkies that jump up and down and crash two cymbols together. IOW, a
motorized toy, which is a good test of batteries. Last toy running
wins. Energizers have won by several hours for years.
Another test, one I did inadvertently. I put brand new AA Duracells
in a mini-maglite in my van, one winter. It got down to about 25 deg
F and when I came out next morning at o'-dark-thirty and turned on my
maglite, zip! Nada! Not even a weak dull orange glow. Later that
day, I checked again and the flashlight came on full strength. Next
moring, another sub-freezing night, dead as a doornail! I changed to
Energizers and never had that cold weather problem ever again.
Now living in CO, so I don't see channel 7, anymore, but do know I'll
never waste money on a Copper-Flop, ever again. ;)
Thanks for the field report. Now that it's near
zero, I ought to put some different brand of
batteries out. Or, I can go out and see which
brands are in the vehicles, and try them. Check
the flash light in the van, for example.
The ratings were in the January Consumer Reports (page 7). I don't
usually get Duracells unless I need some right away. Can't recall any
issues. Someone once told me that Duracels were "oversized" so after you
use them you won't be able to use other batteries. I don't know if
that's true either. All sorts of rumors out there about battrees. :)
The Consumer Reports rated the Duracells #1 but suggests the Kirkland
Signature (#2) is the "best buy" coming in at 1/4 the price of
Energizers and Duracells.
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