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February 18, 2013 09:05 ET

Ace Hardware Celebrates National Battery Day

Neighborhood Retailer Encourages Homeowners to Get Charged Up and Check Their Batteries

OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 18, 2013) - Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, is celebrating National Battery Day on February 18th by offering helpful advice on the importance of proper battery use and a special promotion. From February 20th - 24th, 2013, Ace will offer customers $5 off their purchase of $25 or more of regular priced merchandise at participating stores with a coupon or online at when entering the coupon code BATTERY13 at checkout*.

"National Battery Day is a great time to remind homeowners how important it is to regularly check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors," said Lou Manfredini, Ace's Home Expert. "As any good neighbor will tell you, be mindful of the batteries in your home because you never know when an emergency will strike."

In addition to celebrating the invention that makes many modern conveniences possible, February 18th also marks a day to emphasize the significance batteries play in home safety. To help celebrate National Battery Day, Manfredini offers this neighborly advice to make sure homeowners stay powered up:

Shop Smart: When it comes to batteries, you get what you pay for. Less expensive options may seem like a bargain, but may not last as long and could end up costing you more for your portable power.

Replace Often: Cold weather brings with it increased risks of power outages, fires and potential carbon monoxide poisoning, so it's important for homeowners to remember to test and change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as flashlights. You should maintain the batteries in these items according to the manufacturer's instructions and type of battery used. In general, it's a good idea to replace these batteries twice a year, and your programmable thermostat batteries should be replaced annually.

Dispose: Alkaline batteries, such as AA batteries, have changed in how they are made. They no longer need to be recycled and can be disposed of in your everyday garbage can. However, rechargeable batteries should be recycled. Many hardware stores offer this service for a nominal fee or at no charge.

For more helpful tips and advice, stop by your neighborhood Ace Hardware store and visit or to download the National Battery Day coupon. 

*In-Store Exclusions: Coupon valid 02/20/13-02/24/13 at participating Ace Hardware stores for one transaction only. Not valid on sale and clearance priced merchandise, rental, in-store services, Ace gift cards, city stickers, previously purchased merchandise, Benjamin Moore® Genex® paints, Weber® branded products, Stihl® power tools, power equipment or in conjunction with any other coupon. Can be combined with Rewards. Any purchase minimum is calculated after applying Reward redemption and before tax. Coupon may not be sold or transferred. Void if photocopied or duplicated. No cash value. Coupon cannot be replaced if merchandise is returned. Additional exclusions may apply. See store for details. Limit 1 coupon per customer.

*Online Exclusions: Offer valid from 02/20/13-02/24/13 on Offer applies to merchandise subtotal. Tax or shipping and handling charges will not be included in determining merchandise subtotal and are not discountable. Offer not available with any other offer or on previous purchases. Offer excludes sale and clearance items, Weber® branded products, power tools, power equipment, water heaters, grills, EdenPure Heaters and Ace gift cards.

About Ace Hardware
For more than 85 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the helpful hardware store in thousands of communities across America. Customers depend on Ace to help them take care of their homes quickly and easily so they can get on with their lives. In 2012, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Stores for the Sixth Consecutive Year," according to J.D. Power and Associates. With over 4,600 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit

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