Vick Products and Flu Survival Guide

The company, Vicks, has come up with a Cold & Flu Survival Guide. There are some very helpful tips in there. Plus, this winter, Vicks is also donating a Behind the Ear Thermometer and Vicks Starr Night Humidifer to Baby Buggy, a non-profit dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children.

The new year did not start off healthy for us. As of December 30th, my son had the flu. What clued us in? When he threw up at breakfast. And guess who got sick a week after that. Your truly. I always love when doctors tell me to wash my hands to make sure I don’t catch whatever germs my kids have. Do they not have kids themselves? I can wash my hands till the cows come home or until pigs fly. It does nothing to prevent germs when my kids sneeze in my face when I am changing their diapers.

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I also had a really interesting problem when my son got sick. As most of you know, he is three, which is a tricky age I found out, when it comes to taking his temperature. He is too old for the rectal thermometer, but he didn’t understand that the oral thermometer has to stay under his tongue. I tried the temporal artery thermometer (forehead), but he is three. Do you think he sits still, even when sick? And the thing makes tons of beeping noises so I can’t sneak a peak when he is sleeping. So I dug out the Vicks Behind the Ear thermometer I got last year (check out this post). When he was sleeping, I snuck in and got a reading. (Score for Mom!) Besides showing the temperature almost immediately, the back light is either green, yellow, or red, depending on the temperature. So in the semi-dark, you get the gist of what you are dealing with. We also pulled out the humidifier I have been toting with me since college. It works great and having the air more humid can prevent respiratory issues during the winter months.

We got the flu shots, we wash our hands, but I know there are other steps we can take.

As I mentioned above, Vicks is donating a Behind the Ear Thermometer and Vicks Starr Night Humidifer to Baby Buggy, a non-profit dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children. All you need to do is to go to the Cold & Flu Survival Guide and share their message by email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest so more families can get the items they need this flu season! 

Easy peasy. Good cause. Rocks, right?

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That said, how about winning either the Vicks Behind Ear thermometer or a Vicks Starry Night humidifier (winner’s choice) to help your family stay healthy this winter (and to give you the tools you need when they do get sick.) Can you imagine getting through cold/flu season without either?

Giveaway ends February 4th. Here are five ways you can enter. Do all five for the most entries!

  1. Leave a comment letting me know which item you’d prefer to win! (How simple is that!)
  2. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so (and what your Twitter handle is!). (I send funny tweets so it may be worth your time!)
  3. “Like” the CharleneChronicles Page on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so. (I know this is a hard one, but you’d get to see cool things, right?)
  4. Go the the Vicks Cold & Flu Survival Guide and share their message so they donate to BabyBuggy (and leave me a comment telling me whether you did and how).
  5. Tweet this message! and leave a comment with the tweet URL. (How to do so can be found here.)

Contest has ended. Congrats to Sharda who won the Thermometer! 

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Rules: (Gotta have them)

+Leave a comment about this post; US entrants welcome. Include your name and email in the appropriate fields so I can contact you if you win. (Including just first name or first name + last initial is OK!). For your safety, please do not put your email in the actual comment. Anonymous or SPAM-like comments will be discarded. Entry period closes at 11:59PM ET, Monday, February 4, 2013.
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One lucky winner (drawn randomly via “And the Winner is” WordPress plugin) will receive one of the prizes listed above per their choice. No substitutions and the winner will be notified directly via e-mail who has roughly 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. They then will be listed back at this post using first name only. A minimum of 5 people must enter in order for the Giveaway to occur. Winner must comply with all rules mentioned here, or a new winner will be selected. Charlene Chronicles has the final decision on the winner and is not responsible for wrong email addresses or notification being tagged as spam. The prize will be fulfilled by a Third Party and Charlene Chronicles is not responsible for the fulfillment. Any concerns about your prize should be directed to the company(s) mentioned in the post. By entering this giveaway, you have agreed to all these terms and have assumed such liability. Twitter or Facebook is no way affiliated with this giveaway. Full legal disclosures can be found here.
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To claim entries, please post one comment on this post per entry (include permalink, name, or tweet url if required). Good luck!

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Image Credit: Vicks
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Would love to win the thermometer. Thanks!

  2. Melissa Tibbetts says:

    We would love to win the behind the ear thermometer!

  3. I would like the humidifier.

  4. I Follow you on twitter(kellydsaver)

  5. I “Like” the CharleneChronicles Page on Facebook (Kelly D Saver)
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  6. I shared the Vick’s message by twitter
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/297041025057296385

  7. I shared the tweet about this giveaway
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/297041256381550592

  8. Andrea Incollingo says:

    i would love the thermometer. It has been arough winter in this house.

  9. Lori Walker says:

    I’d love the Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer if I win :)

  10. Lori Walker says:

    I follow you on twitter with handle iggysaysno.

  11. Lori Walker says:

    I “Like” the CharleneChronicles Page on Facebook.

  12. Lori Walker says:
  13. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d love the Behind the ear thermometer and thanks for the great giveaway

  14. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I follow you on twitter @sandyv1955

  15. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like you on Facebook Sandy VanHoey

  16. Sandy VanHoey says:
  17. Sandy VanHoey says:
  18. The Vicks humidifier!

  19. Sue Ellison says:

    The humidifier would be my first choice, but I could use either one. Thanks for the chance!

  20. Shannon Baas says:

    the humidifier.

  21. I would like to win the thermometer.

  22. i need that humidifer!!

  23. I would really love to win the Vicks Starry Night humidifier! This would be fantastic to have right about now lol! Thank you for the chance to win!!

    Shannon M

  24. Danielle Wood says:

    I would definitely choose the humidifier

  25. I’d prefer the humdifier – ours broke last winter.

  26. I would like the behind the ear thermometer.

  27. I’d love the thermometer!

  28. Angela Qcrazy says:

    I would like the ear thermometer!!

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  34. Monique Rizzo says:

    Id love the thermometer!
    Thanks for the chance.

  35. I’d love to win the thermometer :-)

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  37. I like your facebook page

  38. I shared the message on facebook with friends.

  39. I’d love the Vicks Behind Ear thermometer

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  42. I shared their message on facebook as Daiva Baum

  43. Would love to win the thermometer. I’ve been looking to get one of these recently!

  44. Stephanie V. says:

    Vicks Starry Night humidifier please

  45. Stephanie V. says:

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  46. the thermometer for me!

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  48. Rebecca Graham says:

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  49. Natalie U says:

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  51. Deborah Mireles says:

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  53. Deborah Mireles says:

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  54. Deborah Mireles says:
  55. Megan Cromes says:

    both are great prizes,but i do need the humidifier.

  56. Would love the thermometer!

  57. Thermometer !

  58. Julie Thompson says:

    i need a humidifier

  59. James Beck says:

    Behind the ear thermometer

  60. diane Baum says:

    I would like the humidifier.

  61. The behind the ear thermometer would be nice to have

  62. The Vicks humidifier

  63. Samantha Daleo says:

    I would like the Vicks Behind the Ear thermometer.

  64. Samantha Daleo says:

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  65. Dominique says:

    i’d prefer the humidifier thanks!

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    i follow you on twitter
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  67. Dominique says:

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  68. Dominique says:
  69. I could really use a new thermometer so I would select that

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  72. The Vicks humidifier!

  73. Like” the CharleneChronicles Page

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  75. The thermometer would be perfect!!!

  76. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to win the Vicks Starry Night Humidifier.

  77. Jill Myrick says:

    I follow via Twitter as jlsc123.

  78. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

  79. I’d like the thermometer

    http://www.facebook.com/charlenechronicles I liked your page

  80. Jennifer R says:

    I would prefer the Vicks Starry Night humidifier.

  81. Karen Gonyea says:

    I would LOVE the Thermometer :)

  82. the Vicks Behind Ear thermometer

  83. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I would want the vick’s behind the ear thermometer

  84. Rochel S. says:

    I would LOVE the thermometer!

  85. Rochel S. says:

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  86. Rochel S. says:
  87. Teresa Thompson says:

    I would love to win the humidifier.

  88. Rochel S. says:

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  89. jessica edwards says:

    would love the humidifier

  90. Amanda K. says:

    I’d like to win the humidifier.

  91. Susan Broughton says:

    I would be happy with either one of them! But I guess if I had to choose…….the preventive over the existing item. So the Vicks Starry Night humidifier Thanks so much

  92. Susan Broughton says:

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  93. Susan Broughton says:

    I follow you on twitter @susanbroughton5

  94. Susan Broughton says:

    I went to the and flu site and shared the message on my pinterest board my link is as follows pinterest.com/sbrought1/

  95. Susan Broughton says:

    I tweeted your message . Here is the link: https://twitter.com/SusanBroughton5/status/298172340959838209

  96. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’d prefer the thermometer.

  97. tiffany lane says:

    We would love to win the humidifier

  98. I’d like to win the Vicks Starry Night humidifier.

  99. I “Liked” the CharleneChronicles Page on Facebook.

  100. I shared the Vicks Cold & Flu Survival Guide on my Facebook page.

  101. I want the humidifer. I love having those in each room of my house during the dry winter.

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  103. “Like” the CharleneChronicles Page on Facebook—- KJ Skib

  104. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to win the Behind Ear Thermometer.

  105. Laurie Emerson says:

    I follow you on twitter.
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  106. Laurie Emerson says:

    I like Charlene Chronicles on Facebook.

  107. Laurie Emerson says:

    I shared their message on Twitter.

  108. Laurie Emerson says:
  109. Shirley Hicks says:

    love to have the thermometer

  110. The Humidifier.

  111. Sarah Hayes says:

    Id like to win the humidifier

  112. Sarah Hayes says:

    Follow you on twitter…@skhekh

  113. Sarah Hayes says:

    I ‘liked’ on FB

  114. Sarah Hayes says:
  115. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’d have to go with the Vicks Behind Ear thermometer!

  116. Austin Baroudi says:

    Following you on twitter @Austieb7

  117. Austin Baroudi says:

    Liked the CharleneChronicles Page on Facebook as Austin Baroudi.

  118. Austin Baroudi says:

    Shared the Vick’s message via twitter @Austieb7
    https://twitter.com/Austieb7/status/298299348096270336

  119. Austin Baroudi says:
  120. amy delong says:

    the ear thermometer

  121. I’d like the thermometer!

  122. THE HUMIDIFIER!

  123. FOLLOW YOU ON TWIITTER @IMLUCKYSOCKS

  124. I’d prefer to win the thermometer but I’d love either really.

  125. I would love to win the behind the ear thermometer!

  126. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    I’d love to win the Starry night humidifier!

  127. Laura Proctor Unger says:

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  128. Laura Proctor Unger says:

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  129. I’d love to win the humidifier. We could really use it!

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  131. julie matek says:

    I’d luv the THERMOMETER:)

  132. julie matek says:

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  133. I’d love to have the thermometer

  134. I would love to win the humidifier! Thanks.

  135. I’d prefer the Vicks Starry Night humidifier

  136. jeanne conner says:

    Vicks Behind Ear thermometer

  137. jeanne conner says:
  138. susan smoaks says:

    i would prefer the humidifier because we really need one

  139. I could really use both but thinking the behind the ear thermometer would be needed more in my home

  140. Following on twitter as magspie0

  141. Beverly Metcalf says:

    Our air inside is so dry, we could really use the humidifier. Thanks for the chance to win!

  142. Vikki Billings says:

    I would choose the Vicks Starry Night humidifier

  143. Vikki Billings says:

    I am a Twitter follower (@VikkiBillings)

  144. Vikki Billings says:

    I like/follow you on Facebook – Vikki Billings

  145. Allison Lesley says:

    I would love the thermometer :)

  146. Allison Lesley says:

    Twitter follower @Alliekat12345

  147. Allison Lesley says:

    FB follower Allison-Jacob Lesley

  148. Allison Lesley says:

    Shared the Vicks message on FB, Twitter. and Pinterest

  149. Allison Lesley says:
  150. I’d prefer to win the Vicks Behind Ear thermometer.

  151. Saver Sara says:

    Would love the thermometer. Thanks

  152. Debbie Welchert says:

    They both sound great. I would really love to win the thermometer.

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