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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 Lee Taylor May 13, 2009 at 1:21 am

I'm a subscriber via email!


2 Jill Myrick May 13, 2009 at 1:31 am

When one of us is sick the other will run a long ,hot bath. Make some hot tea with just a touch of lemon. And then curl up on the couch with warm blankets.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

3 Jill Myrick May 13, 2009 at 1:31 am

I am subscribed via email.

4 Catrina H May 13, 2009 at 1:46 am

We just try to drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest.

5 Christina May 13, 2009 at 1:47 am

I use Vicks Vapor Rub when children are ill, and a heating pad, and a cool water vaporizer, but I also SING to them to comfort them!
The latter is VERY important!

6 Darcy B May 13, 2009 at 1:49 am

I put the vicks vapor rub on their chests and under their nose and then I bring out my grandmother's blankets --they are crazy warm and comfy--and they make everyone feel better.

7 flared0ne May 13, 2009 at 1:55 am

The most requested "comfort" for several years now has been for me to fix a pot of Egg Drop Soup. Chicken broth, a bit of sesame oil, a little garlic and onion powder, a 'reasonable number of eggs' plus two or three, and the satisfied slurping is music to the ears! Two key elements: don't beat the eggs so much that the whites and yolk are too mixed; and get the chicken broth to a good boil, then set it to swirling as fast as you can then pour the eggs in fairly quickly (don't stir again until the eggs have set up) -- and take it off the heat right then and let the boiling broth cook the eggs "just enough".

8 Jan May 13, 2009 at 2:29 am

Lots and lots of juice. Even if the vitamins don't make you feel better then the healthy juice will aid in your recovery. Also, with my kids we always gave warm tea. It soothed them and made their throats feel better if they hurt.

9 Kathleen S. May 13, 2009 at 3:50 am

For me, Nyquil is about the only thing that keeps me sane when I am sick. That and lots of fresh OJ. Thanks!

10 Mishia May 13, 2009 at 4:08 am

I have to have home made chicken or turkey soup.

11 Ann May 13, 2009 at 4:40 am

My Grandmother always said if you put vicks on your feet at night and then put socks on and go to bed you will not have a cold. It works!!!! She was 93 years old.

12 Jennifer gersch May 13, 2009 at 4:45 am

I take a hot bat,and drink warm tea with honey and lemon

13 Roxann May 13, 2009 at 4:59 am

I make homemade soup and make lots of juice. I also snuggle with my son and read to him when he is sick. I do that when he's well also but he is very clingy when he is sick.

14 Roxann May 13, 2009 at 5:00 am

I subscribe via Google reader.

15 Patti May 13, 2009 at 6:53 am

Vics reminds me of my childhood and cold rainy winters.

16 Linda Fish May 13, 2009 at 7:02 am

Tea and toast with butter

17 john fink May 13, 2009 at 7:22 am

What my mom used to give us tea and toast

18 Penny May 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

Lots of love and prayer. Rub Vicks on my babies and light a yummy candle!

19 Elizabeth May 13, 2009 at 7:58 am

We rest and drink lots of fluids.

20 Lmay May 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

Hot soup and lots of juice.

21 Crystal F May 13, 2009 at 8:15 am

I make them as comfortable as possible. I let them watch their cartoons while they lay in their bed. They can pretty much have whatever they want to eat and drink. I pretty much just baby them. lol thank you!

22 Phyllis Adams May 13, 2009 at 8:46 am

When any of us get sick , I immediately start the homemade chicken soup, a recipe from my great grandma. I've even made it for friends and neighbors and they swear by it . Thanks for the giveaway!

23 kathleen walker May 13, 2009 at 9:02 am

chicken noodle soup and 7up for me

24 Marlene Bradley May 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

I need a new blanket for sure.

25 Tracey May 13, 2009 at 10:07 am

I try to get as much rest as possible. I drink juice and water, eat soup and crackers. When I'm not feeling well I usually spend time just lying on the couch covered up in a blanket watching TV.

26 LaDawne Brown May 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

chicken noodle soup and vicks rub when my family needs comfort from a cold.

27 Chrysa May 13, 2009 at 10:19 am

Lots of sleep and drinking plain old water!

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28 Chrysa May 13, 2009 at 10:20 am

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29 Chrysa May 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

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30 Mollie G. May 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

The very first time, I had to laugh -- my husband's father's sovereign remedy for colds and flu was a hot toddy! It involved several tablespoons of honey, about twice that much lemon juice, and an ounce of hard liquor, all at a temperature about like hot coffee -- and surprisingly, it worked fairly well for both sore throats and achy muscles, and definitely helped the young ones get to sleep!!

31 Margaret Lee May 13, 2009 at 11:07 am

For me it is Chicken broth, a warm cuddly blanket and solitude.

32 Becky May 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

For us it's control of the TV, a warm blankie, and a hot toddie.

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33 Kathy ei May 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

mustard on their chest says my opa!

34 Shannon May 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

potato soup always comforts me

35 Shannon May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm


36 Laura G May 13, 2009 at 12:34 pm

being left completely alone is the comfort for me when I'm sick...usually don't get it, though, lol.

37 Shannon May 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

joined the forum

38 susan May 13, 2009 at 12:48 pm

chicken soup, and lots of liquids!

39 Pauline M May 13, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I like to make a mix of sprite with orange juice and/or apple juice. The bubbles seem to perk us up and the orange juice is just great for the cold!

40 pat jasmin May 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm

we drink lots of liguid, also rest thank you for the giveaway

41 Kayce Crews May 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm

When I have a cold or get sick, I comfort myself by listening to audiobooks.

42 Harriett D. May 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

43 sally wess May 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm

i'm known for making my soups from scratch, and for a cold, it would be my chicken noodle soup or my green chili stew. both work

44 Allison May 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Lots of snuggles and juice!

45 carol~ May 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I am there for them and give them healthy things to eat and drink, take theri temp, give them meds, make them comfortable and make sure they rest!

46 carol May 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm


47 Linda May 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I get my pillow and my own personal blanket to snuggle up under and watch movies when I'm feeling sick.

48 Jason May 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Lots of water and a lot of comfort food

49 Melissa May 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm

to comfort myself when i have the flu...wrap myself in a warm cozy blanket with a great book.

50 Tesa S. May 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Chicken Noodle Soup, plenty of rest and Vicks for my son!

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