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Cold and Flu Season Survival Guide + A Giveaway

Sponsored by Vicks Humidifiers

Cold and flu season is here, and we were hit pretty hard in our home- especially over the holidays! We got through it, thanks to some self care and the right products, and we are ready to take on 2018. Winter isn’t over yet, and in New York the temperatures are particularly frigid this year (feels like below zero most days) so I’m sharing my own cold and flu survival tips to help you comfortably survive in your home too, especially if you have little kids.

If you have little kids who are missing school days, if you have missed work, or if your home has just been attacked with the flu bug this year, mount your own survival campaign to get back to normal as soon as possible and actually enjoy the winter with your family.

Tips For Cold and Flu Season Survival

1. Get fresh air daily, stay very well hydrated, and amp up the fruits and veggies to get more vitamins and nutrients to fight viruses. Get lots of sleep too, because when you’re tired and not getting all your vitamins, you are more likely to get sick and stay sick longer.

2. Wash hands a lot, and mentally increase your circle of personal space when out in public. Don’t get too close to anyone if possible lest a random sneeze put you out of commission for a week or two, and keep your hands away from your face completely.

3. Take care of the air inside your home. Consider opening windows for at least 5 minutes a day to let in fresh air if it’s not super cold, or only open windows in rooms that aren’t currently occupied and rotate as you move about the house. Moisturize the air with a Vicks® Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier to keep airways clear and hydrated, particularly in bedrooms and most used rooms of the home. We have one in our family room and one in the bedroom of each of our sons to help us breath better when the air is typically so dry.

4. Have fun stuff ready to do for anyone who get a cold or flu, like crossword puzzles, coloring books, eReaders, etc. Keep fun indoor activities available, as well as snuggly blankets and favorite movies, so while you relax and get better, you have fun too. Better to have some fun while sick than to have no fun at all (and a good mood strengthens your immune system too).

5. Keep your medicine cabinet stocked with the essentials, because despite our best efforts to minimize germs, some will manage to sneak their way in (especially if you have little kids). Having the essentials, like Vicks VapoRub, at home ensures no need for a midnight run to the 24 hour pharmacy if someone is sick.

Buy a Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier at VicksHumidifiers.com to make your nights much more comfortable. It’s also available at most online and popular retailers. A Protec Humidifier Cleaning Fish keeps the water clean by reducing odor-causing bacteria, mold, and algae up to 99% and only needs to be changed once a month (as opposed to having to clean out a whole humidifying system with each refill without the Protect Cleaning Fish). If the sniffles have already started, Vicks Menthol VapoPads help sooth cough and irritated airways and fit right into the humidifier, and you can add two VapoPads for twice the power.

The Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier runs quietly and produces a cool mist you can see. I no longer hear raspy breathing overnight from anyone in my family. The added moisture to the air helps relieve cough and congestion long enough for everyone to have a good night sleep. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a cool mist humidifier throughout the winter months to help relieve congestion and cough in children, and maintaining the proper humidity level inside a home can reduce the survival of flu viruses both in the air and on surfaces, making it less likely for colds to recur. The flu virus thrives in cold, dry spaces so a humidity level between 40 and 60% is ideal, and a Vicks Humidifier can help keep the air moist.

With a blue Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier for one of my sons and a green for the other (we color code everything with blue and green), we all sleep more comfortably, and only Vicks Cool Mist Humidifiers provide the familiar and comforting scent of Vicks menthol. They were easy to set up and don’t require filters, and the stream can be adjusted from a slight mist to a very strong output that is very visible. The tank holds 1.2 gallons of water which can last up to 30 hours, and is designed for a room up to 400 square feet.

Win a Cold and Flu Survival Kit from Vicks!

The right tools can help your family survive cold and flu season comfortably, and Vicks is giving away one Vicks® Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier, one Family Pack of Vicks VapoPads, and one Protec Humidifier Cleaning Fish (ARV $110). To enter, leave a comment sharing how a Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for your family during cold and flu season. Ends January 31,2018, US only 18+. Winner has 24 hours to respond to winning notification via email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck and stay warm and healthy!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vicks Humidifiers. The opinions and text are all mine.

  • Elaina

    A new humidifier would be great, as I have 3 kids and always have to pick and choose who gets it when they are all sick at the same time. We have a Vicks humidifier and it helps soothe their tiny noses and throats when those stubborn viruses hit.

  • Sandy Klocinski

    I have a gas furnace in my house, so the air is extra dry, especially in cooler weather.

  • susan smoaks

    my husband and i have issues with our nose when it’s so cold outside and we have to run the heat so much. this humidifier would be awesome to alleviate those issues.

  • Shannon Baas

    It would help with my dry throat and nose.

  • Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for my family during cold and flu season because it would keep our airways clear and hydrated. We love Vicks! Thanks for the chance!

  • Antoinette M

    This would be great to relieve cough and congestion, especially at night.

  • Sandy Weinstein

    A Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for me and my dogs because it has been a very cold winter. using the heat makes everything so dry. my nose starts bleeding and i get very stuffed up. also one of my dogs has a stuffed up nasal passage so i think this would help her as well. it would help with dry skin and also keeping my plants from getting so dry.

  • Our house has only 25% humidity right now and we are battling bloody noses. I think a humidifier would help in the kid’s bedroom.

  • I LOVE this. The little floating fish that cleans the tank is brilliant and adorable. We have a number of vaporizers we pull out in the winter for all our rooms because they get soooo dry with the heat on. But they also get nasty with gunk at the bottom of the vaporizer unless we clean them out practically on a daily basis. I would love to give this Vick’s one a try and make sure my kids can breathe easy at night! Thanks for the opp!

  • Janice Ford

    We are terribly uncomfortable and dry during the cold winter with the furnance running. I know that a cool mist humidifier would be a godsend and making our house more comfortable and a place that we can all breathe.

  • Lisa Bourlier

    Super dry house here from the furnace running non stop!


    This would be great during the winter. The electric heat leaves me dried out this time of the year.

  • meredith

    We love our humidifier, but now with multiple rooms its hard when everyone is sick, probably should buy a few more so we can all have some relief

  • Jason Vaughn

    I’ve had bronchitis for a month so this would be amazing

  • Tammy Evans

    It would help since I am already sick and can’t breathe. HELP!

  • harold

    The air is so dry over here, it would help me breathe easier while sleeping.

  • Kristina Potter

    Its so dry in my home right now. A vicks Vaporizer would be awesome right now, and even better when suffering with the flu.

  • Nicole Lancaster

    A Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for my family by moistening the dry air caused by using the heater. It would hopefully prevent the snuffles when we all wake up and lessen our chances of catching a cold or flu.

  • alice minx

    We live inn the desert, so a humidifier is essential during the winter, otherwise the dry skin just destroys our skin. Our noses get so dry and painful without a little moisture in the air

  • Jacquelyn Cannon

    It would help with my stuffy nose and chest congestion.

  • Sonya Morris

    This would help tremendously since we have a wood stove and the air is very dry in our house. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  • Cathy Truman

    I have nose bleeds in the morning and my husband has dry eyes and
    dry throat this would help us so much.

  • Diana McDonald

    I have three kids ages 3,5, and 7. They all sleep in the same bedroom and when one gets a cold it gets passed on fast to the other two. I got my hands full trying to help to get rid of their colds fast enough and keeping them from feeling so miserable.

  • Karley Moore

    I often wake up in the middle of the night congested and unable to breath. I have a stuffy on a daily basis. This prize would definitely help me get some much needed rest. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • beth

    This would really help because we all wake up with dry mouths and throats at this time of year.

  • Becky O.

    I used to use vapor rub on the kids when they were little, but haven’t thought about it in years. Now my kids have kids of their own… this will be perfect for their family. The fish is such a brilliant idea! I think it will help curtail the flu symptoms and help a lot!

  • evelyn

    I’d love this for my sons room.

  • My husband’s snoring is so bad I’m hoping this will help

  • Darlene Carbajal

    This will help so much with my breathing!

  • meghan\

    Would help with all the coughs and colds!

  • Jeremy McLaughlin

    This would really help, my house gets very dry at night time.

  • Char

    I am a hockey coach and I sleep horrible! I need Vicks to help calm me through the night. Thank you!

  • Harmony

    This would be so helpful during this cold winter!

  • Janice L

    My nose and throat would be more hydrated.

  • Mary Somerville

    We use Vicks VapoRub,and it helps. So I think the Vicks, along with the added moisture in the air would do us a lot of good.

  • Kelly D

    A Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for my family by preventing dry air which would further irritate our noses when we are sick.

  • staci wells mefford

    as a child my parents always used the warm mist humidifiers when we were sick. this would be beneficial in our home not only for cold and flu season but also year round. where we live, we have horrible air quality that for example kids have to stay indoors at school if it gets to a certain level. asthma and allergies are bad in our valley from the air. i know our dr has said he recommends using a cool mist year round for everyone due to this fact and Vicks is a long time trusted name thank you for your generosity

  • sazeeroadster@comcast.net

    My husband loves Vicks! He always applies some under my nose when I am congested!

  • marlene mcglothlin

    we all have been sick this would definitely help us breathe better at night

  • Stacie Humphrey

    This would be wonderful. Our house stays so dry from the heat in the winter.

  • Virginia B

    This would be perfect for the dry winter nights. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Shelly P

    A Vicks humidifier would be great for my sinus issues plus the air gets so dry in the winter from the heat.

  • Olivia

    Great article!!! Such important tips.

  • Amy Deeter

    Our house get so dry, and it would help with our breathing better

  • Debbi Wellenstein

    When I catch a cold, I’m always very stuffed up and uncomfortable. This would help tremendously! Our house is very dry, no matter what we do. This humidifier would be wonderful to use this winter.

  • Kimberly brooks

    Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for your family during cold and flu season by helping my daughter’s asthma especially during the winter time with the heat running and the colds spreading. Would also help with me & her being congested and coughing. Thank you ! Good Luck to all.

  • Tara Darity

    I think this would really help my kids to keep them clear while resting..

  • Elle

    It would help keep the air not as dry to make things more comfortable during cold and flu season.

  • Carrie G

    I have 5 kids so it would be great to have an extra humidifier. All our noses are dry 🙁
    Also, I have never seen the fish before!! How cute is that??? My kids would love it

  • beth shepherd

    This would provide so much relief for my family. We have been sick lately and we burn wood for heat so our home is dry. Thank you

  • I have C.O.P.D. and this a Vicks humidifier would really help me with the apt. closed up for the winter !

  • Casey Everidge

    this would really help with our dry air, and all of our coughs!

  • jules l.

    my daughter and I have had a cold since December, and her nose is raw and bleeding. I think a humidifier would really help her!

  • Suzanne McNeil

    My family and I get severely congested and this would help tremendously!

  • Nicole Martin

    This would help my son so much when he’s all stuffed up!

  • Carly S

    The humidity levels in my apartment get very low in the winter, so adding moisture to the air would help me breathe better, and also make my houseplants happy! Thank you 🙂

  • Lori Walker

    This would help our family due to the cold and allergies. Humidity is lost in our older house.

  • cheryl s

    my son sometimes gets nosebleeds from dryness so running this in his room would definitely make his room more moist at night

  • Rebecca C

    I think this humidifier would really help keep me from getting sick this year. I often wake up with a very dry throat. This would alleviate that and *fingers crossed* I won’t get sick this winter!

  • jenny

    My son had bronchitis when he was 3 months old. It may have been one of the toughest times- because he was so small, and I had to hold a machine over his face to help his lungs clear up. He got well, but the doctor told me that since he had bronchitis at such a young age, he would most likely get it every fall/winter. We are really careful about our habits and are huge fans of humidifiers running during the cold months! We also are very familiar with rubbing vicks on his chest at night to help when his nose is stuffy! They have been a lifesaver! The one we keep in his room is almost 7 years old now, and I would love to win him a new upgraded one with vicks!

  • Melissa

    I often wake up with a sore throat from the dryness. This would really help me and my family feel refreshed in the mornings and keep us healthy!

  • sarah k

    I think this would definitely help during any sickness in the family.

  • Danielle Wood

    My kids have asthma so when they have a cold a humidifier helps with their breathing greatly. It’s about time for us to get a new one!

  • Amber

    We were just talking about wanting to buy an humidifier! It’s been so cold here, and it’s been very dry. My family and I have been waking up with very dry throats and noses lately, so it’s uncomfortable. This would be ideal to allow for better breathing and help comfort the sick ones while also helping the air stay nice and moist. Thanks so much!

  • Christine L

    My daughter has a few health problems & if she does not have a humidifier, she wakes up with a 10 min bloody nose almost every morning . We have 2 15+ year old one that barely works & it would help her health so much to get one.

  • Cheryl

    I could breathe easier and sleep better with a Vicks Humidifier.

  • sylvia

    this would help increase humidity in the house and add a relief for cough so everyone is comfortable as can be when they are sick

  • Kim Avery

    It would help by adding the necessary moisture into our bedroom. We wake up so stuffy and dry from the furnace running.

  • Kathy Lane

    The Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier would be wonderful to have and would help so much with all the sickness that my three school age children bring in.It seems like when one gets sick then they just pass it around to each other.This Cool Mist Humidifier would also help with the dry itchy skin that comes with winter heat too.

  • Amanda lea

    My daughter lives with terrible sinuses. This would be a great help!

  • Leslie S.

    Winters get so dry, and I suffer from a few different types of headaches. It would really help clear up some of the headaches caused by the cold and dry temperatures. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Penelope

    My son too! It definitely helps for nosebleeds.

  • Tara Liebing

    My son gets easily congested and has a hard time breathing clearly at night. I think this Vick’s humidifier would help us breathe easier during the cold and flu season.

  • Ashley C

    This would be great because we have a new baby and a humidifier would help keep the environment just right for him!

  • Kristen radcliff

    This would be amazing! I have 6 kids, it would get used so much

  • Stacy L Wheeler

    Winter means dry throats and nasal passages!

  • Amy D

    The Vicks Humidifer would really provide a lot of relief to my family. My husband and 4-year old daughter have been coughing a lot throughout the night because of the dry air. Therefore, my daughter is very tired at pre-school. Furthermore, my husband gets really bad migraine headaches when he doesn’t sleep well. In addition, my eyes get really itchy from the dry air. As a busy mom and fitness instructor, I can’t be my best when I am sick. My daughter often gets sick from pre-school. In fact, yesterday, there were 7 out of 16 kids absent from her class with the flu. When my 4-year old daughter gets sick, she often spreads it to her 2-year old sister. My 2-year old daughter is too young for many cold / flu medications that are really effective, so the Vicks Humidifer would really help her. Vicks has been a trusted brand by our family for many years. The Vicks Humidifier would provide relief and really help my entire family.

  • Haley C

    Utah is so dry, so having a humidifier in our home would help our skin stay nice and moist. It also helps a lot during flu and cold season with congestion.

  • Kim Naumann

    My house is so dry from hot water heat that I sleep with a bottle of water, I think this would be great to put moisture back into the room.


    Our house is so dry that all of us have stuffed noses at night – a Vicks Humidifier would make each of us have a much better nights sleep during this awful cold and flu season!

  • Lindsey

    Cold and flu season has already hit my house this winter! We are all stuffy and live in a humid area. This would really help to keep us clear & feeling refreshed from the harsh weather outside.

  • Jeanna

    Growing up whenever we were sick we used the humidifier and it was so soothing! I think it would also soothe my kids when they are sick w/stuffy noses and colds and help them to breathe better too!

  • Erwin Carrington

    oooo a must have #vicks

  • Chris L

    My daughter gets sinus infections & bloody noses constantly when the air dries out if the winter. This would help her so much.

  • Darcy L Koch

    Having one would help the kids or myself breathe easier and get a good night’s sleep. Then the next day we will feel better.

  • Julia Baxter

    I am a teacher and my humidifier keeps my healthy. I can always use a new one!

  • Laurie Nykaza

    Vicks Humidifier would be wonderful to have when my son who has a heart transplant has a cold we dont have one to use.

  • Dana

    I need this because my skin dries out so much during the winter.

  • Regina

    We do not have a humidifier and with all the colds and flu being so widespread, this would be great to have right now. Thanks so much.

  • Donna Clifford

    This would be awesome. I’ve never seen one with a fish before.

  • Kristie P

    My children consistently wake up with dry throats so a personal humidifier in their bedroom would be a great idea. We use one in the hallway but it doesn’t appear to be enough.

  • karen

    A humidifier would help all seasons for my allergies.

  • Chris L

    This would help with the kids so much. They seem to get colds all the time in the winter & my daughter’s nose dries out so bad she gets a bloody nose every time she even tries to blow it.

  • Heather B

    My youngest is always catching colds and due to poor drainage between his nose and ears they almost always lead to ear infections. A Vicks humidifier could be a great benefit to him!

  • shirley

    Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for our family during cold and flu season by relieving congestion and cough and keeping the proper humidity level in our home.

  • Nancy

    When winter comes, we often have either dry or stuffy noses. A Vicks Humidifier would sooth our wintery cold symptoms and help us sleep better.

  • Anita Duvall

    This would be so nice to have. I keep several jars of Vapo-Rub in the home at all times. The humidifier would be great for my bedside. The air is very, very dry.

  • Sam

    Doctor told me to get a humidifier last year when my son was having minor sinus problems. Vicks is always our go to medication when anyone gets a cold. But most of us dont like it on our chests makes it harder to sleep. (As you know its harder to sleep all congested though) But everyone gets cranky when they are sick and tired. But this would just solve all our problems Thank you for this chance!

  • Julianne L Peebles

    Oh we could use these, and I could share with my older naighbor. She’s really been in need of one!

  • Billie R

    A Vicks humidifier would help add moisture to the air, Iowa winters are very dry. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Susan Christy

    This would provide great relief to my problem sinuses!

  • Patricia Green

    This would be awesome to win! I’d give it to my daughter who is expecting her first child. Not only would it help her while pregnant, it would be great for the nursery! The fish inside is adorable for a child’s room! And Vick’s is our go to when any of us need a helping hand keeping our airways running smoothly. Perfect! Love this!!

  • Amanda L.

    This would help so much because my kids always seem to get so congested when they are sick and it makes it hard for them to sleep.

  • melanie huttner

    The air in our home is very dry and we all suffer from dry noses, mouths and skin. This would really help us!

  • Holli Joren

    My husband and I get really dried out sinuses during the winter, which leads to sore throats in the morning. This would be awesome in my household for that reason.

  • Darcy L Koch

    My family would benefit from using this as our house usually is dry. When the kids come down with a cold they have a hard time sleeping to to the dry air. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to recovering from uncomfortable symptoms.

  • Laurajj

    Oh this would be so helpful for our little one during these cold winter months. Our house gets so dry during the winter, and when he gets these horrible colds, he will get nosebleeds. This would be perfect for his room, I love that its a cool mist and you can still use the Vicks! So neat!

  • Monique Rizzo

    Vicks would provide relief by helping us breathe easier!!

  • barbg

    I am not seeing an entry form or box or anything. so I hope leaving a comment is the entry. It sounds like a nice product to always have on hand. Plus it is very cute.

  • Jessica Sage

    I love using a humidifier during the winter to help keep moisture in the air. I’ve never tried a vicks one but definitely like to use vicks during this time of year as well

  • Francine Anchondo

    This would help out so much. It seems someone always has a cold in our house.

  • Jennifer Reed

    Our weather is so dry that when my family members get sick it really is hard for them to not develop nagging coughs and dry noses. I think the Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for my family during cold and flu season by increasing the moisture in the house.

  • Ashley C

    Well, we don’t really get sick in my household. However, we have allergies like crazy – the changing weather definitely stirs them up. Also, my house is crazy dry as we’ve been having the heat up more with the crazy negative degree temperatures. We need to replace our humidifier as it’s old and doesn’t work the best. I’ve been looking for a good deal on one, however I’ve yet to find one. The vicks humidifiers look perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Klydra Pugh

    The beneficial moisture in the air would help everyone breathe better. The ability to add Vick VapoPads is a plus.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Melissa Shirley

    During the winter months my son gets nosebleeds because of the dry air. This would help him and keep his nose not so dry.

  • Rawlanda Hercules

    Vick’s Vapor Rub will help me with my congestion! I will be honored if I can win this, because Vick’s has been in my family for years on end. I love the smell and eucalyptus is my favorite scent. I need this to help my health.

  • Carolyn G

    We all suffer from colds during the winter. This would help clear out our sinuses and let us sleep.

  • Allyson Tice

    A Vick’s humidifier would totally help my kiddos at night to sleep better! The air would be so much moister and they wouldnt wake up so stuffy!

  • Rhonda

    As far as I am concerned, there is nothing better than Vick’s Vapor Rub. I have used this since childhood to open up clogged sinuses and can only imagine the relief a humidifier with this would provide!

  • Chris L

    This would help my daughter so much. She gets frequent sinus problems in the Winter & the dry air causes her frequent nosebleeds.This would just be great for her

  • It would help our stuffy noses!

  • Ruth Ann McIver

    The recent news about this year’s flu is really scary. Our house is always dry and we could use the reinforcements of a good humidifier. Plus we snore a lot because of dry sinuses and dry mouth; not cute at all. If viruses and bacteria can be blocked just a little; I would welcome it in our family. Vicks has always been in our medicine cabinet.

  • Debbie

    The humidifier would be so helpful for the dry Boston air. In my house, when we are sick, we are particularly impacted by the dryness.

  • It’s always miserable when you can’t breathe. THis would be great because our apartment’s indoor conditions are always so drying, which makes being sick even worse.

  • It has been sub zero where we live so our heat basically runs all night. I wake up and my mouth and nose are so dry. The cats have so much static when I touch them I get shocked.

  • Latanya

    I would use it when we get sick or to help with dry stuffy noses.

  • Jessica Whitehouse

    I would like to use this humidifier to help my sons get through cold weather- the youngest has nose bleeds due to dry sinuses.

  • Marianna

    We always have lots of sinus issues and stuffy noses, and humidifiers are great for that. Plus, I love the scent of Vicks when I’m sick!

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  • Laurajj

    Oh the Vicks humidifier would be a huge help for my family during this cold/flu season and well beyond! Our little one gets horrible nose bleeds when he gets colds…or when it gets to dry in the house. This would be wonderful to keep in his room and use nightly for him. I love that you can add the Vicks when they are sick.

  • Cathleen King

    This would be helpful to relieve cough and congestion during the night in the winter..

  • Tabathia B

    The vicks humidifier would help alleviate my daughter’s cough and congestion by preventing the air from becoming to dry and the moisture it would bring and which would help avoid her developing pneumonia again.

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  • James Robert

    I have 5 kids so when they get sick, it is usually close to one another or at the same time. My son just finished a bad cold/sore throat and this would have helped him breathe through the night since he was so congested.

  • Jeanne Coulombe

    This would help my family by putting moisture in our home it’s do dry in our house from the wood stove. I’m sure it would be a big help at night time. I love Vicks products

  • bn100

    would help with the dry throat

  • Vickie

    I just got over a cold and the first thing I always reached for was Vicks vapor rub. Instant relieve. I know that I could have used a vaporizer and I can just imagine how well this would work!

  • Angelica Dimeo

    Vick’s would help for my youngest son who is prone to getting sick especially during the winter

  • Elena

    It will help me breathe easier at night when I have cold. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Robin Abrams

    The Vicks Humidifier would be perfect for us because the air in our house is really dry. We all have allergies here and are always getting nose bleeds from the dryness

  • Mary West

    It would help so much with helping my boys breathe easier when they have a cough. My oldest has asthma and when he gets sick it goes straight to his chest. The vicks vapo rub helps out so much, I can only imagine this would help out as well!

  • Kelley Shymkwich

    Both my kids are having a hard time with dry air so we frequently have nose bleeds. A humidifier would help with this and help with my daughter’s cough from allergies. It would definitely help when they come home from school with colds to ease their symptoms.

  • Michelle Hill

    The humidifier would help us as our air is so dry from our furnace.

  • Meagan Bailiff-Sweeney

    I vicks humidifier would really help my daughter. She has constant sniffles or runny nose during cold season. She loves the smell of vicks, also.

  • Steve Stone

    I have allergies and it would help me breath at night.

  • Danielle

    A humidifier would help me and my boyfriend. We live in a six-floor apartment that gets hot very quickly and we end up dry and congested in the mornings!

  • golden storm

    A Vicks Humidifier would help the same way that when i was young my mom used to put vicks on our chests and make the bathroom steamy for us to go in there and breath the air to help our colds

  • hannah

    Vicks Humidifer would help us because it would keep the bedroom from being so dreadfully dry.

  • Rebecca Xavier

    A Vicks prize pack would be wonderful. I have three little ones and two suffer constantly (it seems) with colds during the winter. We need relief!

  • Lynne B

    Cold and flu season is awful because just when you think you’re safe, it hits. We had a humidifier but it was cumbersome and stopped working within a year. A Vicks humidifier would prevent us from waking up parched in the dry heat from the furnace and keep us comfortable. My husband has asthma and a humidifer makes a difference for him.

  • Alma London

    I know it would soothe coughs and sore throat.

  • Tina W

    We’ve already had a round of everyone sick with a cold at our house (while it was 85 degrees outside!!!), this would certainly make everyone more comfortable if we have a round two.

  • Sara Zielinski

    I would love a humidifier since my room is so dry in the winter, we also need this humidifier because my family members and myself have trouble with our sinuses.

  • Rochels

    My kids rooms are so dry in the winter and they get nosebleeds because of it. This would be a big help!

  • Lorena Keech

    My husband was recently diagnosed with asthma. I have been making an effort to keep the house dust and allergen free. This would probably ease his breathing as well.

  • Elizabeth Brooks Brooks

    We always have dry noses, so this would be amazing for my 2 girls

  • Angelica

    A vicks humidifier would greatly help our sinuses and dry noses. We could place in our family and run all day to keep moisture in the home. If its made by Vicks, Its gonna work!!

  • Suzanne

    We would love as it has been. Rough cold season.

  • Allyson Tice

    a vicks humidifer would help us by providing moist air! this would help my kiddos not get sick!

  • Stephen Tenyak

    A Vicks Cool Mist humidifier has been a life saver on my sinus’ in the winter.

  • Lisa Walker

    A Vick’s Humidifier would help keep our sinuses and lungs moist so it will be easier to get rid of mucus.

  • Kimberly M

    This would be wonderful for my family because my elderly mom lives with me, my grandson lives with me every other week and 3 weekends a month. We all have allergies and some of us have asthma and the cool mist humidifier would help keep our membranes moist and therefore help us to fight off colds, the flu and other problems. Thank you.

  • This would be great for my wife who suffers from allergies and this would be great

  • Audra

    This would help her breathe better when she’s congested

  • Lisa Voyce

    With clog noses, it would make it easier to breath.


    Between the 4 of us in our small apt. one or usually more of us, have been quite ill without a break, for nearly 2 months now! I’ve lost count how many Dr. Appts, Urgent Care & ER visits we have had and my husband and baby grandson were hospitalized & my Dr. said I should have been. I, myself have had Pneumonia and Bronchitis for over a month & had injected steroids & injected antibiotics, inhaled steroids, nebulizer machine treatments every 4 hours or less day and night. I’ve also been on 2 rounds of prescription steroid pills and 4 rounds of 4 different antibiotics I’ve been using a neti pot and taking hot detox baths. I have an air purifier machine running 24/7 and my husband and I have been wearing surgical masks at home and out so we don’t get anything extra and so we don’t subject anyone else to this misery. As of tonight, my adult daughter and grandson still have bad coughs and mine is so bad that I cough until I throw up and have broken blood vessels on my face and clogged sinuses with a killer sinus headache and now I feel like I may be starting to get a fever. I’m also taking over the counter meds of all kinds and am beyond frustrated that nothing helps, not even the strong prescriptions. My Dr. has been telling us that we need to get a humidifier to help with breathing and sinuses at the very least but the cost is a bit rough right now. Thank you for this opportunity. We appreciate the chance. I’m feeling desperate.

  • Diana So

    Our winter days have been freezing cold or fall like, as far as temperatures and with that drastic change of only a couple days or even the next day everyone is prone to get sick. The air has been really dry and we’ve been having episodes of bloody noses going around, coughs and/or sneezes. We have a small personal humidifier, but this Vick’s one would help us tremendously since our sleeping area is bigger than what our current one can fill up. It will help us breathe better during the day and during our nights. #saynotodryair

  • Krystal larsenc

    I have 4 children and this would help so much with how dry it seems to be in our house with the heat running during these negative temps we’ve been having this winter . Plus would help so much with their dry throats and stuffy noses .

  • Michelle Fletcher

    The Vicks Humidifier would help my family by keeping our family (in part) healthy, hydrated and comfortable!! We are a big Vicks family user and use humidifiers daily, what could be better than combining the 2??? 🙂

  • Samantha Thomas

    A Vick’s humidifier would provide comfort and relief for me & my husband during these cold dry months. My husbands stress level is extremely high so when he gets sick it lasts for about a month. I try everything I can to move the cold out of his system as quickly as possible and I’m sure this would be a big help. Heck I even have him put Vick’s on his feet lol

  • Marty

    I think it might help my 4yo daughter sleep better. When she’s got a cold, she keeps waking herself up with coughing jags and stuffiness.

  • Abigail

    I think a Vick’s humidifier would bring some much needed relief to our dry and itchy winter skin. I’d hope it would help my daughter with her nosebleeds too!

  • Chris L

    This would be great to help out during cold & flu season. I have 2 kids who are always having sinus problems, especially in the winter when the air is so dry.

  • Terry

    The Vick’s Humidifier would provide me great relief to breathe easier during the really dry, winter months where I live.

  • Amy L

    We’ve all been waking up with dry mouths and sinuses this winter. A Vicks Humidifier would help moisten the air, which would help with these issues.

  • Sally Gearhart

    The Vicks Humidifier is a wonderful tool especially this cold and flu season. I watch a 1 year old baby that always seem to have a cold, i will use vicks and steam him but he always comes back that way. His mom is only 16 and I’m trying to help her get through school but i would definitely use it for him.

  • Amanda Hoffman

    With a 6 year old and a 9 month old this would be very helpful. My baby is teething and my son goes to public school so plugged noses are a almost everyday thing

  • this would be great for my wife she suffers from allergies

  • Rebecca W

    We suffer with dry air during the winter which affects our sinuses. We have had a lot of sickness and coughs to battle with. I’d love another humidifier for our kids rooms.

  • Stephanie Liske

    I would give this to my sister for her new baby.

  • Dandi D

    My children seem to get sick so much in the winter, and this would certainly help with their congestion!

  • Trasina M

    Running the heater really dries out the air in my house which leads to even more discomfort when one or all of us gets sick. The Vicks line of products would help provide relief from the dryness and help all of us sleep a little better!

  • jenny

    With the dry heat blazing from the heater all winter, a humidifier would be a perfect solution and such a help!

  • Mark Marville

    I live in Michigan and the winters are so long! This would really help with the air being so dry!

  • Shawn A

    Our house air is so dry in the winter a humidifier would great to help to keep us breathing easier and healthier.

  • KC

    With all the construction in our area, it would help us breathe. 🙂

  • Sherry Bracy

    It would surely help to relieve the stuffiness of their colds. there is 4 children here, and the youngest one has a respiratory viral infection and it is so hard for her to breath right now. the doctor has said to keep on eye on her breathing and fever but has gave her a script now for some antibiotics. it is in her chest and you can hear how congested and plugged up her nose is even with decongestant its not helping. a vicks vaporizer would sure help. we have vicks which does help when put on her chest etc, but not a vicks vaporizer which sounds like it would help to loosen that congestion up.

  • Wendy Pesce

    this would be awesome- it seems i always forget to clean out the humidifier after we use it and its gets terrible. would so love this

  • Carrie Conrad

    My job as a Mom would be a little less stressful by having a Vicks Humidifier to give my family some comfort and relief during cold and flu season.

  • Jolene Phillips

    It would help because myself included, my whole family even to the grandkids suffer from asthma and we usually rub Vicks on us before bed. This would be perfect. Thx.

  • Julieh

    I would use this in my kids room to keep the air healthy and keep the bad stuff away.

  • Kathy Hanley

    My daughter has allergies and asthma and this would help so much when she gets sick!

  • This would be so helpful for my wife who suffers from allergies

  • Erica B.

    We are all stuffy so this would be great.

  • Vidya P

    With an infant and a preschooler, this humidifier would be extremely useful during these cold seasons. It would ease them both during those bouts of cold and help them to sleep well during the night and also allow us adults our much needed rest.

  • Karen

    I have 3 kids who get sick a lot. Vicks cool mist humidifier would help so much.

  • Jane McGregor

    I have 5 dogs and their always scratching in the winter with dry skin! This would really help them!

  • elizabeth miller

    My daughter gets horrible bloody noses at night due to allergies and the heat being so dry, especially during the week because she i sin school where it is super dry. To have this to put directly in her room at night I am sure would be an amazing help to her.

  • Sarah R Kirk

    Terrible sinuses unfortunately run in mine and my husband’s families. And, come winter, my kids are miserable because of it. They would definitely be the ones to benefit the most!

  • Missy

    We live in the west and it is so dry in the winter. This would help us all breath a little better.

  • Melanie Bolin

    My sinuses have been drastically messed up lately and this would most certainly help!

  • Brenda Elsner

    We could use another humidifier. I only have 1 in the kids bedroom but would love to have one for the living room.

  • Nancy Bowers

    A Vick’s Humidifier would help keep our bedroom more comfortable in the winter because our heat is too dry.

  • Megan Cromes

    i love vicks humidifiers always have ty 🙂

  • Cindy

    My four grandchildren could use this during the cold and flu season.

  • Kelley H

    We have a high incidence of seasonally allergies and sinusitis. This would be a great addition in helping us get a good nights sleep.

  • Casey Garvey

    My kids and I could all feel the releif of a vicks humidifier!

  • Fiona N

    My son has severe allergy, especially when the weather changes. He has common cold all the times 🙁 By moisturizing the air, I think that Vicks Humidifier would make him feel better, and more comfortable
    Thank You for the chance!

  • kathy Persons

    Air is so dry in our house, son has allergies this would help him relieve some of his discomfort

  • Megan Tilley

    It would help keep our airways clear and help my daughter’s breathing with her asthma!

  • Megan Riddell

    Right now we have one humidifier that we move from room depending on who is the most congested/needs it the most. Having a second humidifier so that we could use it in more than on room would be super helpful especially during cold season!

  • Darlene Owen

    I am prone to getting sick with the kids get sick, so this would work good for them as well as myself.

  • Sandra Preti

    My entire family has sinus issues and in the winter the dry environment indoors exacerbates our illness. This humidifier would hopefully bring some relief!

  • kathy dalton

    I would love a dehumidifier. I have lung disease and this would be incredible

  • Michelle S

    I have noticed a huge difference with using a humidifier with my kids health. I live in a dry climate and as soon as the heater turns on it dries everything out. Live Vicks products, their Vapo pads are amazing and easy to use!

  • janetfaye

    A Vicks Humidifier would help me get better quicker when I have a cold.

  • Marissa S.

    My apartment is sadly very dry and I’ve been waking up with a bloody nose and sore throat every morning! I would love to win the Vicks humidifier because I know it would help with these issues!

  • Lindsay Hess

    This Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier would help my family so much! We heat with a wood burning stove so it gets very dry in my home. I would love to have this for my home!!

  • Katie Bellamy

    During this time of year, 1 out of the 4 of us seems like we are always coming down with something! My son gets congestion a lot. This would be awesome!

  • TallulahJane

    I have a lot of trouble with chronic sinusitis and this is just what I need to help keep my sinus passages clear and me healthy.

  • monique s

    It would help with cold season with some humidity and in the super dry climate I live in, it would help provide moisture

  • Lissa Crane

    A Vicks Humidifier would definitely provide comfort & relief for my family during cold and flu season since I have 3 young children that always bring home colds from school. This would help them to breathe at night time and since they share a room, it would be perfect for all of them!

  • My parents used to rub vicks on my chest when I was younger and had a cold. I think the humidifier would would great for everyone in the room to breath better.

  • Diana Penn

    Vicks Humidifier would provide much needed comfort and relief for my family during cold and flu season

  • Leah Shumack

    I have always wanted to try this to see if it helps cut down how often we get sick. When we do get sick Vicks is my go-to to help oen p the nose so we can breathe!

  • Lynne T

    I have steam heat in my house and that makes the air in my bedroom very dry which leads to a stuffed up nose as well as nosebleeds on occasion. This would really help keep me breathing well and reduce or totally eliminate the nosebleeds.

  • Karrie Millheim

    It would help us all breathe better with the flu

  • sherry fowler

    Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for my family during cold and flu season by oroviding much needed moisture in the dry, hot air that the heater puts out; my son has asthma and this is such a dangerous time of year with the heat being so dry.

  • Megan Cromes

    i have a sinus infection now it would help with my breathing and coughing ty 🙂

  • Marianna

    We have all had colds and the flu in my house. I am a nurse so I have been exposed to every nasty bug working in the ER and brought most of them home sadly!
    I love the smell of Vicks, it is soothing ot me, and the humidity would help our dry, raw noses!

  • crystal frey

    This would be a life saver for my family. Every night we wakw uo with dry throats from the air being so dry. The winter nights can really dry out the house. This would also be a life saver if my kiddos were to get sick. We have nothing in our home like this and honestly we need it. Thank you for the oppurtunity

  • Jeanne Coulombe

    A Vicks humidifier is jusy what I need for my family. It’s so dry in our home from the wood stove everyone’s nose would love some moisture in the air. I only buy Vicks products we go through lots of Vicks vapor rub during winter months also. Thanks for a chance for some comfort for all of our noses.

  • cindy mahoney

    I grew up with a Vicks Humidifier they work amazing. I’m sure it would help my sons breath easier.

  • Michelle

    Would be a great help in relieving stuffy noses. Thanks for the chance!

  • stacey

    I get so scared and helpless when a baby cant breath because they are so congested. Having this would alleviate some of my stress and worry

  • Emily Benzing

    A humidifier would be an amazing product for my household because everyone gets sick! Everyone always gets the most sick when something is going on so this would be a big help to get back on our feet when being sick. This looks like it would help a ton.

  • Juanita May

    It would help keep my throat and nose hydrated and moist.

  • Jerry Marquardt

    The Vicks Humidifier would be beneficial for including great and healthy living in the winter months due to better sanitary conditions than other brands.

  • my wife would love this for her allergies

  • shanna

    It would help with our coughs and sore throat! It is SO dry here in minnesota!

  • Vikki Billings

    A Vics Humidifier would help my family to keep noses clear and moist, instead of everything drying out, it will help keep us all breathing easier.

  • The Vicks humidifier would be great for my family because my kids have asthma and seem to catch colds all winter long.

  • Richard Brandt

    My dad is 93, this would definitely help him sleep easier during the cold season!

  • Renee Rousseau

    A Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief from dry sinuses that we suffer from in the winter. I also would like to help keep our houseplants healthy and lower the heating bill.

  • A Vicks Humidifier would keep the air moist during cold and flu season.

  • Pam Halligan

    A Vicks Humidifier would help relieve congestion when we suffer from colds and flus.

  • Margaret S Porter

    Nothing helps you breath as easy as Vicks does. i would love one for my grandson!

  • elizabeth miller

    This would be such a help in trying to control my daughters bloody noses at night. They are horrible from all the dry heat but especially during the week where at school it is so bad.

  • Pam C.

    Our home is so dry during the winter with the heat running and we suffer from sinuses, so this humidifier would be awesome and so very helpful.

  • Aaron

    A Vicks Humidifier would provide comfort and relief for my sinus problems and nasal congestion.

  • Francine Fridrich

    This humidifier would be amazing for my little family! I have two kids under 2 years old and their sleep is always affected when they can’t breathe correctly. My husband and I are both teachers, so we are always bringing home germs. We’d love to win this!

  • Trish

    I have allergies and a house with dry air — this would be a tremendous help!

  • Kelly Skibbe

    The air is so gross and dry during the winter. Vicks humidifiers could save our family from sickness!

  • wendi

    My grandma who lived until 92 always used Vicks and we need it in this Ohio weather to keep us well!

  • Gina Rock

    It would help my family to breathe better when they get a nasty cold!

  • LeAnn Harbert

    It would help my granddaughter. She gets a stuffy nose a lot and this would help her.

  • April P.

    We don’t have a humidifier and I know having one would help my family a great deal during cold and flu season by helping us breathe and keeping nose and throat hydrated rather than dry.

  • Cassidy ciazza

    We all have the flu as I write this. This would be awesome right about now.

  • Sonya Allstun

    This would be great during the winter. The electric heat leaves me dried out this time of the year.

  • Ed

    I would be able to breathe better after my illness last week!

  • courtney hennagir

    Oh man,I wish I had one of these now! Everyone in my house is sick and this would be so great to have to help soothe our throats and noses.We love Vicks products! We use the tissues with Vicks scent in them and they are a lifesaver when you are all stuffed up.Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Jennifer Mays

    This humidifier would be so helpful when the kids get congested to help them sleep.

  • Laurie Emerson

    This would help so much as our home is so dry due to our heating system which makes it hard when you need moisture in the air.

  • Anita Jude

    Vicks Humidifier would help by family in cold weather to clear their nose up and make them breather easier and add moister to the house because it get dry in the winter time

  • Anita Duvall

    This Vicks Humidifier would add not only moisture to our dry Arkansas air, but that wonderful Vicks aroma. Every night I put Vick’s Vaporub on my lips, under my nose, and under my eyes!! I even carry a jar in my purse at all times.

  • Lisa

    It would help me sleep better at night! My nose is always stuffy.

  • AJ T.

    It sure beats what my mother used to do in the early 1960s, which was slather three tons of that Vicks stuff on my chest. That was far more miserable than being sick.

  • Abigail Gibson

    Vicks Humidifier would help me breathe easier at night when I need my rest the most.

  • jennifer riggs

    would love to win this

  • kathy pease

    This would be great for my daughter because my granddaughter attends daycare and always seems to be coming down with some bug..This would be very helpful to her.

  • Jennifer H.

    The air is so dry in our house. This would be great for the winter season.

  • John H.

    We don’t have a humidifier and this would be nice to have especially in the winter.

  • Carol

    I think that humidifiers are good during the winter. We would like to win this.

  • Jim Snider

    I’ve been fighting a sore throat since Christmas. I imagine the moist air in the room would help a lot.

  • Allison

    I can just tell
    How dry the house has been and it is causing a ton of issues this year. This would greatly help the situation! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  • Yvonne Delgado

    This would really help us in our family of 6. We seem to be catching everything that is going around and one by one feeling yucky. We tend to get the stuffy nose and cough. Vicks has been in my family as a remedy since i was a little girl. I trust it and know it helps!

  • Peggy Rydzewski

    It help when you are sleeping and from drying out during he night

  • Richard Hicks

    It would provide comfort because it would help our sinuses from drying out

  • Cheryl B

    Having a Vick’s humidifier will help maintain a healthy moisture level in my Granddaughter’s rooms when she visits.

  • kelly woods

    This would really help with my sinuses and nose bleeds. It would also help with my children’s as well. Thank you so much for the chance.

  • Laurie Emerson

    It would help my daughter so much as her room gets so dry and little moisture. She suffers from sinus infections several times a year and the humidifier we use now just does not work well.

  • DanV

    It would help fight winter dry air

  • Meme

    This would help my dad and grandson who suffer from asthma and allergies. Our house has very dry air and this would really help

  • Shakeia Rieux

    It would help me breathe better when i have a stuffy nose

  • BRIAN E.

    We would love a Vicks Humidifier to help “tame” our desiccated sinus ailments this winter !

  • Carolyn D

    The Vicks Humidifier would make it easier to breath when we have a stuffy nose.