AP9 24 Protect Plus Offers Tips For Keeping This Year's Holiday Celebrations Safe

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'Tis the season to be jolly — and, more importantly, cautious. As the calendar rushes to its annual holiday close, people need to be extra vigilant in their efforts to protect their loved ones from the risks that come with the season, reports AP9 24ProtectPlus, a premier security program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC.

AP9 24 Protect Plus members can log on to DealPass.com, a secure portal, to access their benefits, which feature savings on a variety of safeguards for their families, homes, assets, pets, computers and more.

The holiday season is a time of anticipation, joy and revelry for young and old alike. To help you keep your feet on the ground in the face of high seasonal expectations, AP9 24 Protect Plus offers these reminders:

-- Go as green as possible. If you prefer real trees to artificial trees, make sure the tree you select is recently cut -- not old, dried out and therefore vulnerable to the threat of fire. The needles on a fresh tree should stay on after a gentle tug or shake, and the base of a fresh trunk will be sticky with resin. To maintain your tree's "freshness," keep the tree stand filled with water until you're ready to take the tree down. And whatever type of tree you choose, be sure to set it up a safe distance from fireplaces and other sources of flame or open heat.

-- Let safety light your way. Be sure your holiday lights are in good working order and have been okayed by a recognized testing laboratory (UL and ETL standards are considered safe choices). Check for broken sockets, frayed wires and other signs of dangerous wear-and-tear. When in doubt, throw it out. Always turn the lights off when you leave the house or go to bed, because the lights can short and start a fire.

-- Deck the halls with caution. Make sure all of your decorations -- for trees, hallways, doorways, even the great outdoors -- are non-combustible or flame-resistant. If you have children, don't use decorations that have sharp edges or that can be broken -- and/or swallowed -- easily. And remember: Fire risks don't take holidays, so use lighted candles sparingly if you choose to use them at all.

-- Let your high spirits come naturally. With the holidays come holiday parties, and with holiday parties often come numerous offers to sample holiday drinks (not to mention increased traffic stops by the police to check for drunk drivers). Always use alcohol in moderation, and be sure to select a designated driver before you make the rounds of holiday parties. The life -- and license -- you save may be your own.

The holiday season can bring a smile to the face of even the Ebenezer Scrooges of the world, and rightly so. The notions of peace on earth and goodwill towards all, coupled with the possibility of a nice gift or two, stand as an annual beacon of hope across this nation, uniting us as few events do in this day and age. And with a bit of advanced planning and an eye toward safety, you can ensure that your holiday season is filled with a sense of joy and community, notes AP9 24ProtectPlus.

About AP9 24 Protect Plus

AP9 24 Protect Plus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 24ProtectPlus.

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