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Extra Smiles

Gaming is a big part of my life. When I was a teenager, I loved to play video games and actually remember staying up an entire night playing with one of my nieces. I was a young mother at the time, which meant I was up for over 36 hours, but that was one of those great memories of laughing until tears rolled down my cheeks because we had so much fun. It was also a time when gaming controllers were wired. No batteries, so no need to stop playing to change batteries only to find there were none. Fast forward…

A Home Full of Gamers

  
Since each of my sons was little, we’ve had gaming consoles in our home. They’ve all grown up playing games, and they still do. A few months ago, I bought a large value pack of batteries for controllers and other household items. Within a few weeks (3 maybe???), all the batteries were gone. No one told me. I just heard a bit of a growl when there was an empty package and no batteries in the middle of an “epic” game. I was shocked that my guys went through so many batteries in such a short amount of time. Like, really?

Extra Life* Extra Power*

*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.
*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

There is a solution to the problem of quick battery usage in the form of AA and AAA batteries from Duracell, the #1 trusted brand, and it’s in the form of Duracell Optimum batteries.
*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

These batteries are awesome! No more running to the store in the middle of a gaming session for more batteries!


*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

I found the Duracell Optimum batteries at my local Rite Aid.

  *Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

The packaging is unique, and​ there is even a removable storage tray.

*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

Extra Smiles

  *Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

My two oldest sons aren’t home as often as they used to be, which leaves my youngest son feeling a little lonely at times.


*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

Thankfully, he and his dad make time to play together, and seeing them smile and laugh makes my heart melt!
*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

Life is about moments, lots of them, about laughter, joy, and making memories.
*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

That night of gaming with my niece is still one of my favorite memories of all time with her, and even though I rarely ever see her now and she lives over a thousand miles away, when we talk, we almost always remember that night and still laugh ridiculously about the fun we had.

*Delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices.

Pick up a few packs of Duracell Optimum​ at Rite Aid so you don’t have any “grrrr gaming moments”. These are available in AA and AAA in 4, 6, and 12 packs.