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Comfort Giveaway: Vicks VapoRub Prize Package (ARV $450)

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 9, 2009 · 1,083 comments

vaporubDid you know that kids can catch six to ten colds year-round?

I've never kept track, but that sounds about right. I don't think there was a single week this past winter when at least one of the kids was feeling under the weather.

Vicks would like to provide one very lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader with a little extra comfort for both mom and child. They've put together a “Vicks VapoRub Comfort Care” gift basket valued at $450 filled with Vicks VapoRub along with some other favorite items to make children more comfortable. The basket includes a plush Little Giraffe blanket, classic children’s books and lullaby CDs. And don’t think they forgot about Mom, especially with Mother’s Day a few days away! They're also including a 100% cashmere wrap, some favorite soothing skincare items from L’Occitane and a manicure/pedicure kit.

For child:

  • Vicks VapoRub
  • Chenille Blanket
  • Soothing lullaby music
  • Assortment of children’s books: Corduroy, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Giving Tree, The Little Prince

For mom:

  • Nordstrom Cashmere Sweater Knit Wrap
  • L’Occitane Shea La Vie Gift Set and Hand Cream
  • Sephora Professional Manicure/Pedicure Nail Kit
  • Essie Spa Pedicure Mini Kit

Want to win a this fabulous Vicks VapoRub Prize Package?

Of course you do – I wish I could win myself! Just tell me about your favorite way to comfort yourself or your child when a nasty cold infiltrates your family. Do you have a special remedy that's been passed from generation to generation? Maybe you make a big batch of chicken noodle soup like me.


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me what you do to comfort yourself, your child, or a family member when the cold or flu strikes.

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Vicks VapoRub Comfort Prize Package (ARV $450)

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, May 13th. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 desiree kelley May 12, 2009 at 6:16 pm

good book and chicken soup

2 Annette Burke May 12, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Unfortunately my 7 year old is the one who gets sick the most in our house. He is also comforting him usually requires breathing treatments and lots of rest.

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4 Annette Burke May 12, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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5 Marion Burgess May 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Hot tea, warm soup, lots of blankets and lots and lots of rest!!

6 Kasey May 12, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I always keep all the must haves on hand, soup, 7 up, and we have a sick box, full of movies and things to do in bed to help make it through the day....

7 Alison Luby May 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I comfort myself by drinking tea, petting the cats, and sleeping under a ton of blankets -- constantly!

8 Xiomara S. Reina May 12, 2009 at 6:43 pm

My grandmother, mother, and now I all use vicks vapor rub to sleep better at night when congested.

9 joanna smith May 12, 2009 at 6:56 pm

When a nasty cold infiltrates my family I immediately kick into high gear with major nurturing and TLC. I have an entire shelf in our linen closet devoted to pampering the common colds and flu! I have 2 steam vaporizers that I put into my children's bedrooms to help them to breathe better and paired with that is old fashioned Vicks Vapor Rub! I immediately make sure my kids have it gently massaged into their little chests and I truly think just my spending my undivided attention with them is half the battle in getting them to feel better. I always read them their favorite stories and make them lots and lots of hot cocoa! I do always offer up chicken noodle soup, sorry not handmade, but they are not too crazy about it, so I don't push that on them. Believe it or not, my son and middle daughter also love to have mint chocolate chip ice cream when they have colds so I always treat them to that too! Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

10 joanna smith May 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm

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11 Tammie May 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm

If the diagnosis is 'minor', then fluids, rest and (homemade) chicken soup is prescribed. If the condition worsens, then add vicks vapor rub (chest and nasal area) and double minor prescription. If at this point condition does not improve - call mom! :)

12 Susan C May 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm

When a child in my family is sick, I pamper them with lots of stories. When I am sick, I like to hibernate in my bedroom with the remote control. No homemade remedies, but I do like nyquil for myself!
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13 Susan C May 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

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14 joanna smith May 12, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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15 Melissa F. May 12, 2009 at 7:18 pm

When a child or family member is sick, I make chicken noodle soup. I also read to the kids and give them nice warm blankets to snuggle under.

16 kim v May 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I go out and buy Ben and Jerry's Chucky Monkey ice cream for the scratchy throats and rent a few funny DVDs.
Thanks for the giveaway!

17 andrea estes May 12, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I sing and cuddle!

18 Sharon Seneker May 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I pull the shades, don't answer the phone, use nasal saline and Vicks Vaporub and try to sleep it off! Thanks!

19 Ann May 12, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Lots of fluids, hugs and love!

20 Ann May 12, 2009 at 8:29 pm

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22 Gloria S May 12, 2009 at 8:31 pm

When I first start contracting a cold, I immediately start lots of Vitamin C and zinc

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24 Christine V May 12, 2009 at 9:07 pm

homemade chicken soup!

25 Erin May 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm

My little one would love to win this.

26 Patricia May 12, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I sleep with my head up in the recliner so it is easier to breathe and drink chicken broth with garlic...........seems to help!

27 georgie May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I usually rest alot and drink tea, if we have lemon on hand I put lemon in it. No nothing passed down from generation to generation.electricisland(at)

28 georgie May 12, 2009 at 9:51 pm

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29 georgie May 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

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30 Cindy Phillips May 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm

The worst part of a cold is not being able to breathe so when one of us gets a cold I put the humidifier in the room and add Vicks Vaposteam to it. It really helps a lot to get us breathing again so we can get a good nights sleep.

31 Anna Etheridge May 12, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Chicken Noodle Soup!

32 Tamara Moore May 12, 2009 at 10:21 pm

This is such a great product. Brings back memories. Wonderful website!

33 Irene T. May 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I rub my husband's head and back, and put an ice pack to cool him off, make him drink lots of water, and rub lotion on his feet and legs to increase his circulation, and most important, I let him know I love him. :)

34 Brittany May 12, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I take a shower, it automatically makes me feel better!

35 Auriette May 12, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I grew up with my mom rubbing Vick's on my chest when I had a cold. I still rely on it when colds or flu hit my household. I like to wrap an old, somewhat threadbare, t-shirt around my neck after I layer on the Vick's. It keeps the pillows and blankets from getting greasy, and I think the warmth helps the Vick's get absorbed into my skin better. It always seems to help!

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36 Susan Ledet May 12, 2009 at 11:26 pm

We still use my Grandmother's way of dealing with stuffy noses. My Grandmother would have us go into the bathroom and she would run hot water in the sink and cover our heads with a towel and make our very own little sauna. Works everytime.

37 Susan Ledet May 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm

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38 Angela J May 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Chicken soup is an old stand by that seems to work.

39 Andi May 12, 2009 at 11:50 pm

What's better than snuggling with mom all wrapped up in a blankie watching a favorite tv show or Disney movie for the 1, 326th time when feeling crummy. That's the special thing I do. And I have a jar of Vick's in the medicine cabinet for chest colds. My mom did it for me and I'm carrying on that tradition. Just the smell comforts me.

40 scott a May 13, 2009 at 12:10 am

Taking in more zinc, echinecea, and vitamin C never hurts. Make sure to keep well hydrated and take medications if the symptoms become too bothersome. Keeping comfortable and alleviating any kind of stress on the body is key.

41 Pamela S May 13, 2009 at 12:18 am

BED!!! Sleeping non stop. Lots of TLC from family members.

oddly enough I had someone tell me about a year ago to put Vicks on the feet at night then put socks on and sleep like that and it would help with chest congestion. We've done that and it has helped!!

42 Dan May 13, 2009 at 12:36 am

Campbell's chicken noodle soup. Always comfots the kids and makes them feel better no matter if its a broken bone or the flu.

43 Gina Hindman May 13, 2009 at 12:40 am

Just rest & let my son sit on my lap when he's sick!

44 Pam T May 13, 2009 at 12:54 am

I use a vaporizer, chicken soup, 7up and lots of rest!!

45 Gabriel J. May 13, 2009 at 12:55 am

Rest, rest and more rest!

46 Mary Jo May 13, 2009 at 1:00 am
47 Mary Jo May 13, 2009 at 1:01 am

Sleep, sleep & more sleep, with Vicks under my nose & on my chest.

48 Liz C May 13, 2009 at 1:14 am

Mom's homemade chicken soup made with love!!

49 Lee Taylor May 13, 2009 at 1:14 am

When one of my children are sick, I always make them my famous ( at least, in my household) chicken noodle soup and fresh squeezed orange juice with frozen orange and strawberry slices!

Thanks for the 'great' giveaway offering and good luck to all!

50 Lee Taylor May 13, 2009 at 1:19 am

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