Giveaway Swellness: Win a Shoppers Drug Mart Cold and Flu Defense Kit

October 16, 2013

Life Brand tissue

Oh, the irony — I’m writing sniffly and scratchy throat-ish as I’ve come down with a cold. What I would give to have this Shoppers Drug Mart Cold and Flu Defense Kit right now!

Lucky for one of you — you can win this kit (valued at more than $150) so you’re prepared to prevent coming down with the cold and flu this season and so you can better manage your symptoms if you do.

In the Cold and Flu Defense Kit prize:

  • $50 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card (which you can use for more cold and flu stuff if you’re practical, or beeline it over to the Beauty Boutique if you’re like me, haha)
  • a humidifier (one of those items always on my should-buy list, but then I never get around to it…here, you win one in the prize pack! Sweet!)
  • Life Brand Hand Sanitizer
  • Vapo Rub
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Sugar-free cough drops
  • facial tissue
  • Vitamin C and D
  • Simply Food Chicken Noodle Soup

You’ll be pretty grateful to have all of these cold and flu helpers if you do get sick this season!

Oh, and did you know that you can get your annual flu shot by walking in or booking an appointment online at

How to enter? You can enter in five different ways (each way counts as one entry, so go ahead and enter in all five methods!):

1. Email me at with your name and mailing address. Please put “Shoppers Drug Mart Cold and Flu Defense Kit” in the subject line.

2. Twitter: Follow me on Twitter (@healthswellness) and tweet:

I want to #win this @ShopprsDrugMart Cold and Flu Defense Kit from @healthswellness:

3. Comment on this post and tell me how you spend the day when you call in sick.

4. Like the Health and Swellness page on Facebook and also leave a comment on the wall post about this Cold and Flu Defense Kit giveaway about what TV show or movie you watch when you’re at home sick.

5. Instagram: Follow me on Instagram (@healthandswellness), like the Instagram photo related to this giveaway, and write a comment what you do when you’re under the weather (sleep? drink lots of tea? go into the office or stay home?)

The prize is valued at $150 and the giveaway will close at 11:50PM on Monday, October 21, 2013. Please note that this giveaway is open to Canadian  residents only. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Health & Swellness. If I cannot reach the winner within a week, another winner will be selected at random.

Psst! More prizes to be won in the Shoppers Drug Mart @LetsTalkFlu Tweet Chat on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 7PM! Be sure to take part! More details on the Tweet Chat coming to you shortly right here on Health &  Swellness!



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27 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Lauren  |  October 16, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    When I call in sick, I stay home, curl up with a whole lot of tea and watch old TV shows on Netflix!

  • 2. Andrew P  |  October 16, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Spend the day in bed watching all my favourite classic TV shows on NetFlix or watch all 3 Lord of The Rings movies

  • 3. Jess  |  October 16, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Making a tea of ginger/honey/garlic/lemon, and watching favourite childhood movies :)

  • 4. Jason C  |  October 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    My sick days are spent with tea, Sprite, grapes, and falling down a TV hole on Netflix.

    Netflix: Benefiting from Colds & Flus since 2011

  • 5. Glogirl  |  October 16, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    I follow you on Twitter @glogirl3 and tweeted~

  • 6. Glogirl  |  October 16, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    On sick days I spend the day lying on the couch sleeping and watching TV.

  • 7. SUMMER PLEWES  |  October 16, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    I pretty much spend it praying to get better and wondering why women take care of everyone else when they are sick but no one takes care of women….

  • 8. angela m  |  October 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Watching movies with popsicles and chicken soup


  • 9. Cheryl (@loucheryl)  |  October 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    When I had a full time job and stayed home when sick I would drink tons of fluids and sleep all day long. Now I have a 4 year old and 10 week old (both boys). If I get a chance to lay on the couch for a bit and drink Orange Juice it’s a good day!

  • 10. Jonnie  |  October 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    I like to curl up with my heated blanket and watch movies when I’m not feeling well

  • 11. Health & Swellness &r&hellip  |  October 17, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    […] familiar? Yes, it’s the same prize I’ve giving away — have you entered yet? Anyhow, if you don’t win one from me, you can win one of five by participating in the Tweet […]

  • 12. Kristina  |  October 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    I spent all day in bed reading and drinking tea and eating soup :)

  • 13. Xing  |  October 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    I turn on my humidifer and nap all day and drink lots of fluids!

  • 14. Brenda Penton  |  October 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    I spend as much time as I can in bed so I can get as much rest as possible.

  • 15. JaimeeM  |  October 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    When Im sick I spend the day eating TimHortons chicken noodle soup and going about the day as normal. #BeastModeMomma

  • 16. Belinda McNabb  |  October 20, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    When I call in sick I usually spend the day curled up on the couch with everything I may need close by. I bring out the big blanket and fully pillow. I am set

  • 17. Belinda McNabb  |  October 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    follow on twitter as prairiebelle and tweeted

  • 18. Belinda McNabb  |  October 20, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I follow on facebook as belinda mcnabb and posted on your wall

  • 19. Karla Sceviour  |  October 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I get a nice warm snuggly blanket,and curl up on the couch or in bed,with some OJ and crackers.

  • 20. Karla Sceviour  |  October 21, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    I follow you on twitter & tweeted

  • 21. Karla Sceviour  |  October 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I emailed
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  • 22. Karla Sceviour  |  October 21, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    I like on facebook and commented
    Karla Sceviour

  • 23. Nicole  |  October 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    I curl up on the couch with my kleenex and watch tv while slowly working my way through a big box of popsicles!

  • 24. Health & Swellness &r&hellip  |  October 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    […] the winner of the Shoppers Drug Mart Cold and Flu Defense Kit is @the2scoops! Your entry via Twitter won you the prize valued at more than […]

  • 25. Cindy (@cindylee137) Procter  |  October 22, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    I am on the couch with blankie and everything I might need within arms length,,cause when I am sick I am on my own

    did all required above, follow on twitter and instagram @cindylee137 and Liked on Facebook

  • 26. Lori B  |  October 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I normally spend the day on the couch with a box of tissue, a drink watching old movies

  • 27. Catharine  |  October 25, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    In bed, with a book or watching a movie. Kleenex, water and phone nearby.

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