Kill your Cold Giveaway #swissherbs

December 20, 2013

Ricola wants to help us all feel better in this cold and flu season, so they provided me with some of their fantastic cough drops and a gift card in exchange for sharing their cough drops and this fantastic giveaway with you! Opinions are 100% my own.

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Sick Baby, Sick Hubby, and Sick Mommy

Absolutely no fun. Thankfully, we weren’t all sick at the same time. Micah has a little stomach flu and was sleepy and pukey for a few days. Then Peter caught a cold and had an upset stomach. After they both got better, it hit me: a cold and an ear infection. Icky. It went around the church, around the hospital, around the whole town. No one wants to be sick, especially around Christmas and New Years!

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Ricola Can Help!

Ricola Chruterchraft cough drops can help any sore throat or cough. “Chruterchraft is Swiss for Ricola’s secret magical blend of 10 herbs that is in every cough drop. It stands for efficacy and enjoyment, incorporating all of the Ricola values into one word.” So, whether it’s their square herbal drops, or their Extra Strength drops with the cough syrup center, they are strong and powerful. Peter was the first to try the cough drop with the liquid center and was impressed at how mild the drop was, until he hit the center. Then, WOW! he was impressed by the strength of the cough syrup. Throat-soothing and cough-kililng. Can’t beat that. They don’t taste spectacular, but they work well.

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Ricola #swissherbs Prize Pack

Win your own Soothing Relief Kit and $30 gift card for chicken soup and fuzzy slippers!


How to Enter: Leave a comment about your best cold remedy.

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Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. Entering this contest allows us the permission to use your email address for our Newsletter which may be unsubscribed to at any time and subscribing is not a requirement for winning. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via the email registered in Rafflecopter. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US only please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on December 31st, 2013


  1. steve weber says:

    lots of liquids and plenty of sleep.

  2. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I’m big on prevention, airborne has worked well.

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    i don’t use many remedies; if its bad maybe an aspirin, but i try not to use OTC remedies.

  4. Mary Happymommy says:

    I just use OTC medications to make it through.

  5. I like to drink hot tea with honey and lemon.

  6. rod jackson says:

    lots of handwashing and sanitizer

  7. My favorite cold remedy- hot tea with lemon and honey

  8. Nicole Newby says:

    Hot tea and lots of rest!

  9. Amy Honious says:

    We always keep plenty of Ricola in stock, plus hot tea and tons of tissues! Thanks for the awesomely useful giveaway and happy holidays 🙂

  10. My favorite cold remedy is OTC medicines and cough drops.

  11. I drink a lot of water and cranberry juice

  12. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Taking vitamin c and rest.

  13. Usually warm tea with honey and lemon does the trick for me!

  14. Kim Henrichs says:

    I swear by Vitamin C! When I even feel a cold coming on remotely I amp up my intake. Also tea and honey for a sore throat is the best. Ginger tea as well if you have flu stomach issues.

  15. Holly Thomas says:

    Vitamin C, Hot Tea with Lemon and as much rest as possible.

  16. Wanda Clark says:

    Hot toddy with rum a cozy blanket and rest. All over the counter here.

  17. shelly peterson says:

    take vitamins, drink lots of fluids and rest

  18. Hot tea with honey and lots of sleep

  19. Marti Tabora says:

    My favorite cold remedy is lots of orange juice and lots of rest. Thank you.

  20. soha molina says:

    I like Coldeze.

  21. tea with honey and res

  22. Jessica To says:

    I try to drink orange juice as soon as I feel a cold coming on.

  23. Audra O'Hara says:

    My favorite cold remedy is a goldenseal/echinacea tincture and eat a raw clove of garlic a day.

  24. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Handwashing and lots of liquids!

  25. hot tea with cinnamon

  26. Oh I try to prevent them as much as I can! We always wash our hands as soon as we get home from being out and about. But….once they hit…cough drops!

  27. My current favorite is a humidifer and some VIC’s vapor rub.

  28. I drink lots of orange juice and take oregano oil and coconut oil to feel better.

  29. I like tea and honey.

  30. Barbara Montag says:

    I like Thieves essential oil for everything respiratory – thank you.

  31. Herbal tea with honey and nyquil.

  32. If I had a tip that worked well I wouldn’t still have this cold I have had for a month now! I have increased my vitamins and am drinking more water. I think prevention is the key!

  33. Cindy Merrill says:

    My Grandfather’s Cure: Boil 1 cup molasses and 1/4 cup very sharp vinegar until syrup forms a firm ball in water (8-10 minutes), add 1/2 of a small RAW onion, finely diced. Remove from heat, pour into buttered tin or bowl. The victim, (Me), was required to consume all of it at one sitting. Needless to say, I didn’t pretend to get sick very often.

  34. We run the vaporizer I think that helps alot.

  35. We run the vaporizer and I think that helps.

  36. For my kids I like saline drops

  37. wild orchid says:

    We currently pump ourselves full of vitamin c.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  38. drink some hot tea and get some extra sleep

  39. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Lots of homemade chicken soup with hot tea with honey and lots of rest!

  40. I stock the pantry with soups and drink hot tea to soothe the throat

  41. I take a lot of nutrilite vitamins

  42. Rest, rest and more rest but usually, if it’s just a cold, I don’t have time to rest unfortunately so it’s tissues, cough drops and vitamin C.

  43. I always keep hot tea, honey and chicken noodle soup on hand. Also get plenty of rest.

  44. CJ Godfrey says:

    My favorite cold remedy is to breath in the steam from boiling water mixed with Epsom salt.

  45. Mary Cloud says:

    I love honey – it works great on a cough
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  46. Kyl Neusch says:

    drink tea

  47. I use Zicam to “cure” my colds!

  48. christine jessamine says:

    I like anything with menthol

  49. We always use honey with lemon when we catch a cold.

  50. Nyquil is my favorite cold remedy

  51. Jenny Sims says:

    Warm honey lemon water works wonders.

  52. i love taking coricidin and sleeping it off!

  53. The heating pad and menthol

  54. sleep and soup

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  55. I have been fighting a cold for a week. Nothing is helping. Maybe it’s time to try Ricola.

  56. danielle Marie says:

    for me it is miso soup. my fave.

  57. My favorite cold remedy is good old fashioned chicken soup it works every time

  58. I drink fluids like crazy and rest if I can.

  59. Michaela R. says:

    my favorite remedy is drinking hot tea.

  60. My best remedy is a fuzzy blanket and hot lemon tea with honey. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  61. Homemade chicken soup and the get better blanket. That’s my cure.

  62. My favorite cold remedy is to drink lots and lots of water and green tea.

  63. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    a humidifier and a steam heat treatment.

  64. hot tea & mucinex

  65. I don’t usually take any meds but I’m just getting over the flu and it knocked me on my butt. The main thing that helped with it was motrin. The fever was killing me. Once I got the fever under control I didn’t feel so bad. I will look into Ricola the next time I go to the drug store because I am now stuck with a yucky cough. Thank you!

  66. liquids and rest

  67. Susan Christy says:

    I haven’t had a cold in years. I used to take NyQuil, drink tea & honey and use Vick’s Vapor Rub.

  68. Hot tea with honey is very soothing when you have a cold.

  69. I drink lots of tea and take vitamins

  70. Laurie Layton says:

    Getting plenty of rest is always a good idea. And staying away from other people so you do not get them sick.

  71. Lorena Keech says:

    Hot tea with lemon and honey and lots of it!!

  72. My remedy is a Sudafed and a dose of Nyquil. And sleep.

  73. molli vandehey says:

    ive actually been making my own remedy by boiling cherry bark from my tree, straining it, thenadding elderberry and honey!

  74. Brittney House says:

    I drink lots of fluids and rest.

  75. Jill Myrick says:

    We take a vitamin C and Zinc tablets daily to try to keep colds away.


  76. Susan Smith says:

    I always use honey with lemon

  77. Carol Mclemore says:

    I like to take Coldeze.

  78. Thomas Murphy says:

    I take vitamin’s, juice, and sleep.

  79. joseph gersch says:

    i drink tea and honey

  80. Monique Rizzo says:

    Chicken Soup and Nyquil.
    Thanks for the chance.

  81. Melissa L. says:

    My favorite cold remedy is orange juice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. robyn paris says:

    i like to use vicks vapor rub for colds

  83. tina reynolds says:

    Vitamin c lots of water and rest

  84. My “remedy” is Nyquil & Dayquil

  85. My favorite cold remedy is to gargle with honey and vinegar when you have a sore throat.

  86. Nothing beats a day off from work and sleeping all day.

  87. wendy wallach says:

    nothing like a hot bowl of chicken soup

  88. I usually have hot tea with lemon

  89. Mary Casper says:

    my favorite cold remedy is whiskey and honey

  90. Chicken noodle soup

  91. Cough drops and vapo rub. Thank you

  92. Francine Anchondo says:

    Vick vaporizer and dayquill

  93. beth shepherd says:

    Nyquil and a good nights rest.

  94. my tip is lots of orange juice

  95. Vikki Billings says:

    I run the vaporizer and rub down with Vicks Vapor Rub!

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