Giveaway: $50 Gift Card from State Farm

BY: - 21 Dec '11 | Giveaways

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The holidays are here if you haven’t noticed. With everything on your mind please remember to be safe. State Farm has provided us with some tips to keep you and your family out of harms way during this season. Can you answer these questions?

Q: What are the most common causes of holiday fires in residences?

A: Overloaded electric outlets & faulty wires

Q: How long does it take for a dry Christmas tree to ignite in flames?

A: 7-10 seconds

Q: Name four holiday plant decorations that are toxic to humans and pets.

A: Holly Berries, Jerusalem Cherry, Mistletoe and Poinsettia

Q: How many home burglaries does the FBI report in November and December alone?

A: Nearly 400,000!

Q: Which age groups are at the greatest risk of toy-related injuries?

A: Infants and toddlers

Here are some additional tips from State Farm Insurance pertaining to these quiz questions to make sure everyone stays safe this holiday season.

  • Water your Christmas tree! To help keep your tree fresh, the National Christmas Tree Association recommends adding one quart of water per day for each inch of the trunk’s diameter.
  • Make sure your home is childproof: Keep decorations with small parts out of kid’s reach as well as dangerous decorative plants such as Mistletoe, holly berries and Jerusalem cherries which can be poisonous if consumed in large amounts.
  • Don’t let your garbage advertise your new gadgets: Setting out a box with the picture of a giant TV on it is a prime invitation for burglars

Not only did our friends at State Farm provide us with some great tips but they also partnered with us to host a great giveaway! Two (2) lucky winners will receive a $50 dollar gift card.


Follow the instructions below. There is one mandatory step to enter. All others are optional and give you additional chances to win.

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46 WordPress comments on “Giveaway: $50 Gift Card from State Farm

  1. Jodi Dawson

    Wow, I did not do very well.   I am glad that I don’t have a real christmas tree!   I never knew that a Poinsettia was poisonous!  

  2. Gina Maddox

    I didn’t do so well, so it was very informative!!!  Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  3. Mami2jcn

    I definitely knew about the toddlers being at risk.  I didn’t know the other answers.

    I’m entering the rafflecopter with my FB username Mary Happymommy.

  4. Louis Huffmire

    thank you and State Farm for this safety reminder. I didn’t answer all questions correct but learned a great deal

  5. Jazz

    Had no idea Jerusalem Cherries were poisonous! Must keep my little puppy away from all of the different holiday decor in my home!

  6. Ashley C

    We were careful about why boxes we put out to the road, especially because we just moved to our first house and we have a lot of new stuff


  7. Wendy Lindsey

    I did pretty good. My kids have been educating me every since they took a fire safety course. I have two little fire deputies on duty 24/7. lol I did learn a few things here though! Thx for the info and for the giveway! Had never thought about a dry Christmas tree being a fire hazard. Yikes!
    welindsey at gmail dot com


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