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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 Sarah M. May 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

When the cold and flu strikes here we like to drink a cup of hot tea with soothing honey. It warms you up and helps a sore throat too.

2 Suzie Lockhart May 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm

When I've got a cold or the flu, I love to lay on the couch with one of my bed pillows, a flannel blanket, and watch my favorite movies. Thanks for the opportunity.
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3 Bev May 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Go back and take Grandma's advice; before all the chemicals.
Rest, Chicken Soup, clear liquids, Vicks Vapor Rub, a box of Kleenex and a good DVD. Guarenteed to make you better, just like it has for generations.

4 Angela M May 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

My 2 month old recently had a cold. It broke my heart to see her so uncomfortable. I took her to the doctor and she suggested Pedialyte to help hydrate her and a humidifier in her room. My mother-in-law also strongly recommended that I put "salve" (Vick's Baby rub) on her chest, under her arms, and on her feet at night. All these suggestions together with lots of rocking and holding her close helped to comfort and help her get better.

5 Barbara May 13, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Thanks for the contest!

6 Shirley Hicks May 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

i wrap up..keep warm and want to be left

7 Miranda Allen May 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Lots of rest

8 Jovita May 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I take a break from work....and sleep all body needs to recuperate! :)

9 Tara R. May 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I comfort my sick baby by elevating the end of her bed or holding her upright in the night so that she can breath easier. We also use a nasal aspirator constantly!

10 Tara R. May 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

You're now on my blogroll!

11 Tara R. May 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm

And I'm already subscribed via email!

12 Annmarie Walsh May 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Whenever I feel sick with a bad cold or flu I love being under the covers with the smell of Vicks in the air!! I've always used it and it always makes me feel better!!!

13 Marilyn May 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Nothing is better than lemon, water, and a bit of honey--warmed in the micro. And I do love Vick's scented tissues!

14 vicky May 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I do touch healing on my children and put vics on their chest and night.

thanks so much

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15 Anita May 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Boy - I sure want to win this package. I have used Vicks since I was old enough to walk. PICK ME!

16 Anita May 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm

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17 Anita May 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I am a subscriber to your forum.

18 Jill May 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm

My daughter loves me to rub her back, but I rub very lightly so it almost tickles.

19 Jennifer G May 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm

My grandpa use to eat vics to "clear up the sinus's" lol

20 Leigh Nichols May 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I order a bunch of movies, make homemade soup, and curl up with a big fat fluffy blanket :)

21 Christine May 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Cuddle up in a warm comforter, have some good soup and watch funny movies; it always seems to help. Thank you!

22 Christine May 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

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23 kathy pease May 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm

good old fashioned chicken soup :)

24 Ingrid May 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I get plenty of rest, lots of orange juice, and hot lemon and honey tea then I rub my chest down with Vicks at night and stay under the covers. My mother used to give us caster oil every weekend when we were youngsters. Nasty stuff, but works to keeps colds and flu away.

25 DJ May 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I rub down the sick family member with Vicks vaporub and of course I have to make some hot lemon & tea with sugar to soothe their throat.

26 Jeff May 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Get The VICKS Flu in the bottle and plenty of liquids!

27 Jennifer May 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Chicken soup, of course!

28 Joanne Schultz May 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Chicken Noodle Soup is a cure-all for the cold!

Thanks for the giveaway!

29 Becky Grady May 13, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I make chicken noodle soup. My kids love it.

30 Mona May 13, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I am a subscriber.

31 Jennifer M May 13, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I prefer to stay in bed and sleep as much as I can or watch TV. I also love raisin bread toast and a cup of tea with lemon.

32 Sarah Z May 13, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Fix chicken soup and watch tv! Then when they start feeling better - get them some real food!

33 Catherine May 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Wow!! Great giveaway!! :)

34 Cindy May 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Lots of rest and love is the key.

35 Beverly M May 13, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I make a pot of homemade chicken soup and rub Vicks Vaporub on our chests, before we go to bed at night. The vicks really does help. My mother use to use it on me when I was a child, too, and I always felt better in the morning. Thanks for having the contest!

36 Kelly Ann T. May 13, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Please enter me in this wonderful gaveaway. I use this now because our family has alergies and Vicks works great, especially at night. It helps everyone sleep peacefully without coughing all night. Thank you.

37 sheila k. May 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm

My dad was a great caregiver when I would get ill as a child, and he always believed in Vicks VapoRub for colds and flu. He would rub it on our chests and backs, and on our feet and hands, and cover our feet with his work socks. He'd also warm Dr. Pepper on the stove and serve it in a mug with lemon slices, and it did help relieve a sore throat and clogged bronchial airways. I have followed his lead in caring for my own children. Whatever the remedy, the love and the compassion that is used to serve it up is most important.

38 laurie jackson May 13, 2009 at 11:18 pm

good old chicken noodle soup with lots of pepper

39 Marcy Strahan May 13, 2009 at 11:40 pm

When the cold or flu strikes is our house hold we take turns taking bubble baths & sleeping.
We use bottles of hand santizer, take alot of tv in bed.

I spread vapor rub on everyone & we use a humdifier.

We manily eat only soup or toast & drink alot of juices.

40 Marcy Strahan May 13, 2009 at 11:44 pm

You're on my blog roll!

41 Marcy Strahan May 13, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I subscribe to feed & emails.

42 Kristin May 13, 2009 at 11:52 pm

My favorite remedy is lots and lots of snuggles. :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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43 Sabine Blanch May 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I always fix fennel tea with honey when my children have a cold

44 Jennifer Jozwiak May 14, 2009 at 12:00 am

I am new to having a family but before i just loved to sleep when i was sick or if i couldn't sleep i'd pop in some dvds to keep my mind occupied.

45 Dan May 14, 2009 at 12:04 am

We comfort with frozen pops and rest

46 Helen May 14, 2009 at 12:05 am

We wash the sheets, pajamas daily to help them feel better. Cozy up under the blankets and put on a favorite movie. Eat loads of soup in a favorite bowl and drink a lot of orange juice.

47 Michelle H. May 14, 2009 at 12:22 am

I give my children plenty of juice or popsicles and I give the younger ones lots of cuddling.

48 Gianna May 14, 2009 at 12:29 am

I make everyone a big pot full of chicken, potatoes and dumplins :)

49 Heather C May 14, 2009 at 1:31 am

Comfort around here means really soft sheets and a cool washcloth, as well as something to drink and some entertainment.

50 Heather C May 14, 2009 at 1:32 am

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