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Healthy Swellness: Learn about the flu during the Shoppers Drug Mart Tweet Chat on Tuesday, October 22!

Cold and Flu Adult_SDM


There are more myths about the flu shot than Taylor Swift breakup songs (and we all know how many of those there are!). What’s the truth, though? Well, take part in the Shoppers Drug Mart #letstalkflu Tweet Chat on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 7PM to 8PM and find out (and have the chance to win a prize!).

I’ll be participating — I’ll admit it, I haven’t always gotten the flu shot, but now wouldn’t dream of not getting it after having learned more about it.

What’s the Tweet Chat involve? Well, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist Victor Wong will be moderating the chat. Can the flu shot give the flu? Is there anyone who shouldn’t get the shot? He will take questions and dispell misconceptions. So #letstalkflu!

Plus, there are prizes to be won for people who take part in #letstalkflu. There are five prizes to be won, and each prize (valued at more than $150 each) consists of a Shoppers Drug Mart Cold & Flu Defence Kit (that’s it above!), which has:

  • a humidifier
  • Life Brand hand sanitizer
  • Vapo Rub
  • a digital thermometer
  • sugar-free cough drops
  • facial tissue
  • Vitamins C and D
  • Simply Food Chicken Noodle Soup
  • a $50 SDM gift card

(Sound 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 Chat #letstalkflu!)

Go ahead and follow @shopprsdrugmart on Twitter if you are not already so you’re all set for Tuesday, and pencil in Tuesday at 7PM!



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

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 http://shoppersdrugmart.ca/flushot.

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 healthandswellness@gmail.com 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: http://bit.ly/1fCFT4c

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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