Friday, October 12, 2007

Frugal Friday - Battery Edition

Have you ever bought a gift for someone that required batteries? And the packs of batteries at the checkout was almost as much as the gift?

There is a better way! I frequently find batteries on sale at C*VS or other places for great prices. Sometimes even free!

And when I get them I have the perfect place to store them.

I actually have two of these. This one is sitting on top of the other one. You can also hang them on a wall. I rotate them as we use the batteries so that the first ones bought get used first. The little black plastic square at the top actually lifts up and it has a battery indicator inside. Meaning before I substitute the batteries in something that I'm not sure has low batteries, I can stick the battery there and check.

A green light will indicate that the battery is OK. A yellow, that it's almost gone. And a red tells me that the battery is no longer good. (I was going to do pictures of this, but blogger is acting all wonky with my pictures today?)

It's also easy to check which batteries are running low with nothing more than a glance. We keep this in the Pantry.

For more frugal tips, be sure to check out Crystal's Blog!


Hi. My name is Alanna. said...

I love your caddy thingamajigee. Nifty! My husband discovered that Home Depot carries 36-packs of "AA" duracell or energizer batteries for around $13, but that's the best deal I've found on 'em. I'll have to start checking CVS. Thanks! Great tip!

My name is Michelle. said...

That's great about Home Depot! I'm trying to remember how much the huge pack is at Sam's? I'll have to check next time I'm there.