Colder weather is here along with football games, outdoor fall carnivals, trick-or-treating and the warm and cozy scents of pumpkin spice. Associa Supports Kids reminds families that it’s also a great time to keep safety top-of-mind with these autumn safety tips for your family and home.
With this thought in mind, Associa, North America’s largest community management services firm, and Associa Advantage, the industry’s first exclusive online savings program, have teamed up with Staples to give away $100 in gift cards.
Two lucky winners will win one of two $50 Staples gift cards to be used on the helpful products needed to prepare for winter storms, power outages and other events with items such as burn kits, first aid kits, ice melts and flashlights.
From October 7 – October 31, every time an individual “Likes” Associa’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/associa) and completes the entry form, he or she is entered to win one of two $50 Staples gift cards. Winners will be chosen at random the week of Nov 4. For complete contest rules and regulations, click here.
Additionally, Associa Advantage members can utilize other Staples discounts at www.AssociaAdvantage.com. Exclusively available to Associa Advantage network members, the deals offer up to a 15 percent discount for various products and services.
Be sure to refer to the following checklist to keep healthy and prepared this season.
- Make sure to bundle children up. Even in Texas, fall mornings can dip down to 50 degrees. Send children off to school with a jacket, and gloves and a hat when the weather gets colder.
- Take time to test smoke alarms in every room. The change of season is a great reminder to replace smoke alarm batteries.
- Place matches, lighters and candles away from children, and pets. It only takes a second to unintentionally start a fire.
- Don’t leave burning candles unattended. Nothing smells better than the autumn scents of pumpkin spice, but unattended burning candles can accidentally catch nearby objects or drapery on fire.
- Do not dry children’s damp hats, gloves, scarves or other clothing on space heaters.
- Make sure to have an emergency kit in your home and an extra for your car. Every emergency kit should have flashlight, first-aid kit and basic tools. For your car, be sure to include jumper cables, windshield washer fluid and extra blankets.
Associa Supports Kids is a value-added program for Associa community residents, designed to enhance the neighborhood community experience. The program focuses on educating parents and kids about safety and fitness. At neighborhood events, Scout, the ASK mascot, hands out Safety Tip coloring books, plush Scout toys, rub-on tattoos, and Scout’s own books – Scout Goes to the Beach, Scout Goes to a Sleepover and Scout Stays Active and Strong – to each child in attendance. Parents receive an ASK safety brochure and a ChildPrint identification kit. In addition, ASK is focused on keeping kids strong and healthy by promoting physical activity through sports sponsorships.
Associa Advantage offers Associa homeowners savings up to 65 percent on a wide variety of goods and services. Homeowners can find great deals on electronics, flooring, furniture, home services, office supplies, and travel and entertainment from the brands they trust like Lowe’s, Staples, 1800flowers.com and Sherwin Williams. Associa Advantage partners are prescreened to ensure quality offers.
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