Play Defensively! Shoppers Drug Mart #Giveaway

It’s back!! Cold and flu season is back and it’s here with a vengeance!  I don’t know if it’s the strange fall then summer, then fall again weather we have been having, or if my little family has just been terribly unlucky, but for the last two weeks we’ve not been sharing the love, we’ve been sharing the Kleenex and cold medicine! 

According to Health Canada, in a typical year, up to an estimated 25 per cent or about 8.6 million Canadians come down with the seasonal flu.”   When your entire family gets knocked down by a virus, the best way to get through it is to be prepared for it in the first place!  Having a few favourite (and essential) cold remedies stocked in the house can make a difference between survival with a smile and true misery. 

ShoppersColdPrizeShoppers Drug Mart has generously offered one of my readers a chance to win a stocked Cold and Flu Defense Kit to help prevent the flu and manage those cold symptoms when they do occur! 

Valued at over $150  the Shoppers Drug Mart Cold and Flu Defense Kit contains a $50 gift card to use at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. This fantastic prize also contains essential items you should have on hand including Life Brand Hand Sanitizer, Vapo Rub, Digital Thermometer, Sugar-free cough drops, facial tissue, Vitamins D and C, a Humidifier and Simply Food Chicken Noodle Soup.

PS If interested, you can also get your annual flu shot at Shoppers Drug Mart by walking-in or booking an appointment online

Ready to be prepared for this season’s runny noses?  Entering is easy!  If you are Canadian simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Ends October 28th.

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  1. Melissa Fowers says:

    great contest! would love to win

  2. Homemade chicken noodle soup from scratch!

  3. danielle t says:

    humidifiers and essential oils. seems to safely do the trick

  4. soups and vapor rub

  5. plenty of rest and lots of fluids (mostly herbal teas) and a humidifier would be nice.

  6. Rest, fluids and some lemon tea

  7. Chicken soup, gatorade and Sleep!

  8. I liked your facebook post

  9. Sabrina T says:

    Plenty of fluids and rest, no real secret there 🙂

  10. Lots of chicken soup.. and rest..

  11. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Rest, lots of fluids and patience.

  12. Michelle B says:

    Lots of Chicken soup and Vitamin C.

  13. Michelle B says:

    I liked this post on Facebook!

  14. paula huie says:

    Raw honey, lemon and ginger paste by the spoon full with a few drops of oregano oil!!!

  15. jenniferlucas says:

    colds are not nice to have

  16. Andrea B. says:

    I wish I had a method that actually worked. I just drink a lot of orange juice and have chicken noodle soup and plenty of rest.

  17. Kicking up the healthy eating and lot’s of REST!

  18. Angela Mitchell says:

    Liked on Facebook as Angela Mitchell

  19. Angela Mitchell says:

    Washinhg hands and using sanitzer. Taking vitamins and avoiding sick people when possible, lol.

  20. Frequent hand washing and taking a multi-vitamin/mineral daily.

  21. SueSueper Sue says:

    I just like to get lots of rest if possible.

  22. Lots of fluids and bed rest!

  23. Neo Citran and lots and lots of rest.

  24. I liked the post on facebook
    Jeannie Lam

  25. Doris Calvert says:

    Flu shot and rest with a lot of water and vitamin C

  26. Had sanitizer! I make sure we are all using it so we’re not passing the germs back and forth to one another.

  27. Flu meds,lots of water and rest.

  28. Lots of rest,fluids and cold & flu meds.

  29. Lots of hand washing and anti bacterial!!

  30. Karla Sceviour says:

    lots of rest and OJ 🙂

  31. vicks and orange juice

  32. Melinda L. says:

    Bed rest, home made chicken soup and honey water

  33. Belinda McNabb says:

    Plenty of rest and vitamin C

  34. Get plenty of rest, vitamin c, water and\or chicken soup

  35. Rest, relax, wash regularly, eat and drink well, and medication.

  36. At the first sign of having a cold I like to take a massive dose of Vitamin C, it seems to mitigate the duration of the illness.

  37. Lots of rest and Vitamin C. Zinc lozenges at the first tickle in my throat.

  38. Tammy Dalley says:

    Rest and advil!!!

  39. Tammy Dalley says:
  40. Anne Taylor says:

    I think, washing your hands is super important to prevent getting a cold or the flu! If you end up with either, rest and lots of fluids.

  41. Vitamin C and rest.

  42. rest, eating well and purell 🙂

  43. stacey dempsey says:

    I like to make ginger tea with fresh ginger root, it seems to help and it is said to boost the immune system either way I like the way it tastes lol and seems to help me

  44. stacey dempsey says:
  45. Hot tea with lemon and honey, then as much rest as we can get as mom’s

  46. Sleep, hot cider and vaporub!

  47. Liked post on Facebook

  48. Amy Brown says:

    Oh I really wish I had a tried and true method! I do try to have a lot of vitamin C and plenty of rest, wash my hands often… but I do still get sick. I blame my stuffy work environment!

  49. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    sleep, liquids and tylenol

  50. I use neo citran so I can get plenty of rest

  51. Tammy Dalley says:
  52. Terri Moore says:

    I make a big pot of chicken soup with Lots of onion and garlic in it.

  53. rest, eating more fruit, and being careful not to over-exert.

  54. Vitamin C, chicken noodle soup, rest, warm fuzzy blanket and more rest. Twitter fan@plumerea

  55. Tammy Dalley says:
  56. Lemon & Honey drink and lots of tea

  57. Vickie Cheung says:

    NyQuil, nothing cure like a good night sleep

  58. taylor fladgate says:

    Flu shots for seniors are covered under ODB, but wife’s vegetable soup with chicken and smaltzy broth works wonders.

  59. Colleen C says:

    Oregano Oil and Zinc tablets at the first sign of a cold!

  60. I liked the post on facebook! as Jaimee McAllister

  61. Oil of Oregano and Vitamin C, plenty of rest.

  62. Brenda Penton says:

    My tried and true method would be exercising, eating right, and staying hydrated. Since I started doing all three in the past few years, I’ve never had a cold or flu.

  63. Hot Honey and Lemon plus lots of sleep!

  64. Julie Bolduc says:

    Wash your hands all the time and stay away frome people who r sick

  65. Vitamins and lots of sleep!

  66. Susan Ovington says:

    Rest. Fluids and Vicks!

  67. I liked the post on FB as well. 🙂

  68. lori butler says:

    washing hands and rest

  69. Kirsten M says:

    Hand washing & echinacea

  70. lisa bolduc says:

    eating lots of oranges

  71. Tammy Dalley says:
  72. Halls… lots of ’em!

  73. Oh I hate fly season. But happy for shoppers being open late for when we need more meds! Ha!

  74. Lots of water and vitamins!

  75. Lots of hand washing and echinacea.

  76. Tammy Dalley says:
  77. Wash hands before touching face/food, sleep, plenty of water and vitamin C

  78. Debbie S. says:

    Staying active, using cold fx when the first sign of a cold hits, avoiding coughing people when possible! Washing hands!

  79. Megan Bailey Barnecutt says:

    I prescribe myself a healthy dose of bed rest, vicks vapo rub & lots of OJ!

  80. lots of rest, lots of hot showers, and ginger tea

  81. Sleep, lots of lemon tea, tons of cough drops, long hot showers, big Vitamin C chewables and more sleep

  82. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Sleep and hot soup

  83. homemade beef and chicken broth!

  84. Lots of vitamins and just get enough sleep. comment on Facebook

  85. oops, i meant i liked this post on facebook

  86. Chicken soup, Vicks vapoRub, Saline nose drops and Tylenol :)!

  87. Victoria Ess says:

    Nyquil and vitamins.

  88. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    Drink tons of fluid, take vitamin c and REST!

  89. Lots of water and rest!

  90. Even with the extra Vitamin C, multivitamins and healthy eating, I think what does the job is keeping us cold-free is the handwashing. I wash my hands when coming in from outside, before eating or prepping food, so often – and always with at least 60 seconds of soapy scrubbing then proper rinsing off.

  91. getting a full night’s rest every night.

  92. Tammy Dalley says:
  93. Sarah Stickney says:

    dristan and sleep

  94. Susan Marks says:

    nice winter prize

  95. Doug Ritchie says:

    We need this in our house. Surrounded by neighbors who are all sick.

  96. While it might sound silly, a LOT of sleep usually does the trick!

  97. Heather R. says:

    WOW, what a great prize pack!!! I sure could use this, sooner than later, as someone in my household has just come down with an upper-respiratory ailment (and I’m hearing people cough and cough wherever I go). 🙁

  98. Washing hands fanatically

  99. Lori Bazan says:

    Sleep works, if you can. When my nose will not let me breathe I have resorted to Vicks Vapour Rub just underneath my nose to allow me to sleep. I know you are not to do this but I am not sure why!

  100. lots of rest and nasal rinses

  101. Tammy Dalley says:
  102. For our home tea and honey work really well.

  103. The boyfriend makes a home made hot toddy of Tea, honey, lemon and tylenol. Better then any store bought remedy for aches and pains.

  104. lots of rest

  105. Shannon Baas says:

    Eat healthy and wash hands frequenly.

  106. soup and lot’s of liquid

  107. Kristy s (undomesticgirl) says:

    Eating lemons, limes and oranges

  108. Adrienne Gordon says:

    When I feel one coming on, I take vitamin C

  109. Eat well, keep my immune system as strong as possible.

  110. Lots of rest

  111. Heather Bush says:

    usually about the middle of November I start to take echinaecaea religiously

  112. heather baker says:

    sleep, vitamins, and plenty of liquids

  113. Anne Derkat says:

    Extra strength Cold FX

  114. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Get lots of rest, eat soups, drink lots of fluid, take medicine, & take a warm shower/bath 🙂

  115. Lots of Rest, Comfy PJ’s, fluffy blanket, warm baths and tv time

  116. Melissa Avey says:


  117. Sleep, rest, hydration, and OTC meds to ease the symptoms.

  118. Holly Messana says:

    Washing hands and eating well is important for good health.

  119. Holly Messana says:
  120. Holly Messana says:

    Liked and shared on facebook

  121. Lots of rest and fluids help fight off the cold/flu!

  122. Stephanie N says:

    When ever I feel like I am getting sick I always eat a meal that has a lot of garlic in it, and drink lots of orange juice.

  123. Stephanie N says:

    I also liked your facebook post

  124. Ginger ale and warm bathes

  125. Mary Casper says:

    vernors gigner ale and lots of rest

  126. Katie Roch says:

    I’ve always been a believer that rest, staying hydrated, and a good vitamin can help to prevent or fight off a cold or the flu.

  127. get plenty or sleep, don’t get run down.

  128. Tammy Dalley says:
  129. chicken soup and lots of rest

  130. randi cook says:

    I don’t have one but to get rest when it happens!

  131. My secret weapon in fighting colds/flus is a pre-emptive strike… Flu shot!

  132. Angela Ethier says:

    Vitamin C, lots of fluid and Menthol Crystals. I add them to my showers and I do face steams.

  133. Wash hands a lot to keep healthy.

  134. Molly Gibson says:

    Hot tea and rest.

  135. Tammy Dalley says:
  136. Maegan Morin says:

    I just tell myself that I dont have time to get sick and 95% of the time it works 😀

  137. I like vitamin C and chicken soup.

  138. NyQuil and lots of sleep

  139. I take echinacea, and many many chewable tablets of vitamin c

  140. lisa bolduc says:
  141. Debbie Petch says:

    Flu shot and lots of fluids!

  142. Nena Sinclair says:

    Lots of Vitamin C, Echinacea, and Zinc, drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep and I take either Advil Cold & Sinus or Neo Citran.

  143. Nena Sinclair says:
  144. Tammy Dalley says:
  145. shannon sweeney says:

    Cold FX

  146. Angela Mitchell says:
  147. Sunshine G says:

    Lots of sleep – although I’m just getting over the flu, so clearly it didn’t work!

  148. wash your hands ++++. thanks

  149. Beth Gallinger says:

    Ideally, a day spent resting is my cure. I try to take lots of vitamin C as soon as I feel a cold coming on, but I have no idea if that actually works.

  150. Beth Gallinger says:
  151. Beth whittington says:

    Oil of oregano!!

  152. missbobloblaw says:

    hydration and rest.

  153. Tammy Dalley says:
  154. Tammy Dalley says:
  155. michelle tremblett says:

    We drink a lot of orange juice and eat plenty of fruits and veggies. 🙂

  156. Leah Barnard says:

    Great contest and very nice of Shoppers drug Mart for the prize!

  157. Rhonda W G. says:

    I like to use oil of oregano!

  158. More rest than what you think you need.

  159. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    vitamin c

  160. Monique Rizzo says:

    Chicken soup.
    Thanks for the chance.

  161. Wendy Lange says:

    Lots of orange juice, plenty of rest, and a few boxes of lotion tissue!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Facebook: Alexia Harvours

  162. christopher h says:

    vitamin c, zinc, & echinecea

  163. lots of sleep

  164. Rhonda W G. says:

    Like on facebook via Rhonda Way Greig.

  165. I keep away from people! #Hermit lol

  166. Kyl Neusch says:

    lots of sleep

  167. With 2 kids that are walking germ magnets we can positively anticipate at least 3 bouts of cold/flu. I keep Shoppers Drug Mart in business and my optimum points boosted through the winter months.


  169. Kristi Renout says:

    Rest and relaxation.

  170. I believe prevention is the best way. Hand washing, eating healthy, getting enough sleep and taking a vitamin supplement all are keys to keep your immune system strong so it can fight off any virus’s you may be exposed to!

  171. joseph gersch says:

    oil pulling

  172. Nina Bergeron says:

    rest and fluids.

  173. @newfiechick says:

    I drink lots of Vitamin Water

  174. Heather B says:

    lots of fluid, and for coughing its nasty but it works…. my grandfather always made us drink a little bit of pickle juice or vinegar, it really breaks things up!

  175. Lots of sleep and staying bundled up

  176. Lorina Padgett says:

    Chicken soup, Nyquil and Rest.

  177. stay in bed sleeping

  178. Wash hands and sanitize a lot!

  179. Richard Hicks says:

    Wash hands frequently and avoid crowds

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  180. Brittney House says:

    I choose lots of fluids and bed rest!

  181. Dayna Wilson says:

    Lots of tea and sleeping.

  182. Laurie Emerson says:

    I drink a lot of orange juice and take vitamins.

  183. Lots of rest and lots of tea and soup.

  184. Rest, Liquids, Steam, Ginger Root Infusions

  185. Lemon honey tea, soup, bread

  186. Denise Donaldson says:

    My sisters homemade chicken soup or homemade veggie soup, always make me feel better

  187. Lots of hand sanitizer

  188. pd reimer says:

    Drink lots of liquids and get plenty of rest

  189. Francine Anchondo says:

    To to get alot of sleep/rest and Chicken noodle soup

  190. susan smoaks says:

    vitamin c and sleep, lots of sleep!

  191. Soup, honey lemon tea, vicks

  192. Donna Pyszk says:

    Home made chicken soup and tendering loving care 🙂 all you need

  193. Washing hands often and neti pot.

  194. Karrie Millheim says:

    I just had the worst flu in my life last month. I ended up the hospital with dehydration. The only thing that would help was drink juices High in vitamins, water and hearty soups

  195. Trisha McKee says:

    I sleep! Lots of fluids and lots of sleep!

  196. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I received my prize package from Shopper’s and it is amazing! Thank you! Hopefully we won’t have to use it too much over the winter but it will be great to have it handy!

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