Has this ever happened to you – you need to make an emergency phone call or you want to snap pictures of something amazing on your smartphone, and the battery is just about dead? It’s a horrible thing to have to experience, especially when you have no way to charge your device.
This has happened to me more times than I care to remember. The worse experience was when I was at the airport after taking a “red eye” flight from L.A. back home. It was the middle of the night and I needed to locate my car service driver. My phone was dead and I didn’t think to pack the power chord to charge it. I also had no change, so I couldn’t make a call on the payphone. I had to call my husband collect and have him be the “middle man” between me and the car service driver. It was a nightmare!
An interesting survey done in 2015 from Deloitte found that people in the United States across all age groups check their phones an average of 46 times per day. WOW! That is a lot. It’s no wonder that smartphone batteries are constantly drained of power and people are always searching for a power cord and outlet.
Do you check our phone that many times per day?
myCharge, a leading portable power bank manufacturer, hopes to lend a helping hand the next time anyone finds themselves with a low battery and an urgent need to send a text or make a call with its new Charge It Forward campaign.
I’m sure you have heard of “pay it forward,” where someone does something nice for you and in return, you do something nice for someone else. Charge if Forward is sort of the same thing but instead of doing good deeds, you are providing someone with power to charge their device so that they are able to take those special pictures or make that important phone call.
Over the next several months, myCharge will be releasing free, specially marked portable chargers. myCharge power teams will hand out over 25,000 chargers at 12 events across the United States with one simple ask, that everyone use the devices then pass them on the next time they come across someone with a low battery and no way to charge it.
To encourage people to do the right thing and pass on the charger instead of keeping it, each Charge It Forward device will be marked with a unique number. Texting that number will direct the person in possession of the charger to a website where they will join that particular charger’s team. Teams will be able to track how far their charger has traveled on the website. And, each month the team whose charger travels the furthest distance will be eligible to win amazing prizes including trips, chargers and gift cards. One lucky individual will also be randomly awarded $1,000 at the end of the year for “charging it forward.”
The Charge It Forward event schedule includes stops at:
- The Belmont Stakes – June 9 – June 11, 2016 in Belmont, NY
- Rock the Garden – June 18, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN
- CE Week – June 21 – June 23, 2016 in New York City
- Summerfest – July 6 – July 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI
- The Beats Run – July 15, 2016 in Seattle, WA
- The NASCAR Brickyard Race – July 23 – July 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN
- Hood to Coast – August 26 – August 27, 2016 in Portland, OR
- Cincinnati Reds Game – September 2, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH
- Stanford vs. USC Football Game – September 17, 2016 in Stanford, CA
- Chicago Marathon – October 9, 2016 in Chicago, IL
- Tennessee vs. Alabama Football Game – October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, TN
“That feeling of dread when you look down at your phone and see a low battery alert, knowing that you have no cables, adapters or a portable charger on hand, is something we have all experienced. In today’s world being cut off from technology for a few minutes or hours means missing out on something, which leaves us all running for outlets or asking strangers for a charge on a regular basis,” said myCharge VP of Marketing, Julie Pickens. “We want the Charge It Forward campaign to help people out when they are in a power pinch, and we hope that we will get to hear some great stories along the way like a family being able to connect in an emergency or someone being able to deliver good news like the birth of a baby or a new job. By empowering people to do a little good by passing on a charger they got for free, we anticipate that those who are touched by the gesture will want to do a little good of their own.”
What a fun idea! I love this. I especially like how you are able to track the charger you passed on to see how far it goes and that you can win prizes too.
Each charger that is part of the Charge it Forward campaign will feature a special sticker so you are able to recognize them. Here are some examples.
Here is a bit more information about myCharge.
myCharge, innovators in portable power create the ultimate portable power solutions for anyone, anywhere who needs to stay charged. Incorporating the highest quality components, cutting-edge design, and smart technologies, myCharge responds to the latest technological advances by providing products dedicated to restoring everyday balance and fulfilling consumer needs in today’s on-the-go, always connected, digital society.
If you are interested in learning more about this fun campaign visit myCharge.com. There you can also learn more about myCharge devices and more.
You can also check out the brand on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.
To get you excited about this campaign, myCharge would like to give five (5) lucky readers a Razor Ultra* powerbank ($99.99 value) that you can use to charge your smartphone, tablet or other devices. You can keep it for yourself, or you are welcome to Charge it Forward. *ONE (1) Razor Ultra per winner.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winners will be contacted via email and will need to reply promptly (no later than June 1st) or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of site readers. myCharge is supplying the prizes.