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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sambucol Review + Give Away!

I was given the opportunity to review a product called Sambucol. Actually, I was already aware of this product since CVS had such a great deal on it last cold/flu season! =) I got several bottles for free with their Extra Care Buck rewards program. It couldn't have come at a better time!

My fellow co-worker struggles with coughing, bronchitis, and lung problems, including pneumonia every couple of years! She had just started feeling sick and I brought a bottle to her to try. She thought it couldn't hurt! Well, now it is nearly a year later and this same co-worker asked me where I bought the Sambucol because she wanted more! She really believed it might have been what kept her from spiraling down last winter! Which is very plausible since Sambucol can be taken every day (which she did) as a way to help stimulate and support the body's immune system.

If you are not familiar with Sambucol, it is a dietery supplement made with natural black elderberry. This matters because black elderberries are known for their antioxidants - actually twice the amount found in blue berries!

What I didn't know is that there are many products by Sambucol, not just the syrup!
  • Sambucol Original Formula
  • Sambucol Cold and Flu Relied Tablets
  • Sambucol for Kids
  • Sambucol Sugar Free
  • Sambucol Immune Formula
  • Sambucol Original Formula Chewable Tablets
  • Sambucol Immune Formula Chewable Tablets
You can get these products at most pharmacy chains, online drugstores, and other major retailers. The cost for these products range from $14.99 - $24.99

You wanna try it - You can win it!

Just leave a comment here giving us one suggestion for fighting the "sickies" this winter! It can be anything you do to help ward of sickness, keep others in your family from catching the bug, or nursing your family to health!

You could win a set of Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune Support Dietary Supplement (one for adults and one for Kids) - just leave your comment by this Sunday, January 18th at 12 midnight EST.

I will pick one winner using random.org and the winner will be posted on Monday!

85 Comments:

Pamela said...

I use Lysol wipes or Clorox wipes to wipe down door knobs, bathroom knobs,, etc., especially in the winter. After having a son in ICU for 32 days, I realized how often we touch our mouths. We had to disinfect our hands upon entering and leaving his room. If you touched your mouth after doing this, you knew it because of the awful taste. I never realized how often I did this without thinking.

Thanks for a chance to win.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Granna said...

We use paper towels in the bathroom versus cloth hand towels to prevent spreading germs.

Dyan said...

Make sure you eat healthy and get plenty of rest.

Amy -Cutting Coupons in KC said...

I love Sambucol!! I stocked up at CVS when it was $2.99 with Extra Bucks in November 2008. We wash and wash and wash and wash and wash and wash and wash our hands to try to keep from spreading germs!

MrsAdams06 said...

We've found that eating healthy helps us to ward off sickness.

Becky said...

I try to keep hand sanitizer in the bathroom and kitchen and in the living room, but with kids they seem to always bring something home from school. So I stick with homemade chicken soup with lots of carrots in it!

Esther said...

Thanks Denise!

smdrm said...

Lots of handwashing, and taking vitamins.

aleshia4 said...

Lysol wipes are wonderful! Thanks for the chance. afdsm@hotmail.com

Mari said...

I wipe down my keyboards, mouse and my phone in my office. Especially when someone else has been in there. My boss laughs and says that your office always smells disinfected. I have not missed a day due to illness even when we had almost 1/2 of our employees out with the crud in December.

Jessica said...

I'd love to try it - sounds great for cold season.

Anonymous said...

We call ahead to make sure anyone that we are visiting isn't sick!

amyjd2b at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

We always make the kids wash up really well after school, because you never know what germs they bring home on their hands.

Anita said...

I love Sambucol! I got it too when CVS had it. There was also a rebate form on the website but it may be expired now.

I also take Vitamin C. Usually the Ester C kind. and my usual vitamins.

The Holdaway's said...

Lots of sleep, liquids, and disinfecting wipes!

Anonymous said...

Lots and lots of disinfectant during the winter, lysol wipes and spray... rkcombs4@yahoo.com

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Being a teacher, my body is always fighting off one thing or another. These would be a great one-a-day thing to use!

Kim said...

I'd love to win this and may just go buy my own. My hubby has a bad habit of coming down with bronchitis every time he gets a cold. That means that each cold is followed by a $20 doctor visit and various antibiotics, antihistimines and decongestants. It takes weeks for him to get better even after the cold has gone away. Anything that would help would be welcome in our house.

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome! My motto is wash your hands. This would be a great supplement.

Michele said...

Lysol everything! But there's no substitute for hand washing. Most of my colds seem to turn into sinus infections, so I would love the chance to try this product to see if it could help prevent some of that.

Annie said...

We drink plenty of water, get extra rest, and pray!

Tara said...

I've considered this a few times but the price has always made me hesitate. It's had for my frugal self to shell out money before I know how something works. Thank you.

Connie said...

Every fall I go through all my meds and weed out any that are expired, etc. Then I make sure to stock up (using coupons, CVS deals, etc) on all the essentials. That way, if someone starts to feel under the weather I can offer them some comfort right at home!

hayley said...

my son got strep a few weeks ago and the doctor suggested we get him a new toothbrush. also, we wash hands all the time. drink lots of fluids. and get plenty of rest.

Team Hanni said...

We wash, wash, wash our hands, and I put the toothbrushes in the dishwasher a couple of times a week.

Anonymous said...

We ash our hands a lot and get
plenty of sleep!!

Thanks,
Melissa
cmaccurso at yahoo dot com

Ginny said...

I have found that taking zinc can really stop a cold from starting. I take it when I'm starting to feel like I might be getting sick. I also take vitamin c.

Washing hands though is probably the best preventive!

Crista said...

This sounds great! I'm an asthmatic and at this point, I'm willing to try anything to break the cold-bronchitis-pneumonia chain that seems to haunt me this time of year.

Sarah said...

The best way to prevent illness is... drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. It sounds silly but it is true. My grandmother has said this forever and it works. A hydrated and rested body fights illness the best.

eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Alisha@Organizingafamily said...

I'd love to try it! We wash our hands a lot and if anyone starts sneezing, then we all take Emergen-C (powdered vitamin C)

Dave and Natasha said...

My family doesn't get sick too often and I think it's in part because I'm not too much of a hypocondriac! I always try to say we're always healthy, and we mostly are! The twin babies have been a little more prone to getting colds because they are little, but I hope they get as good of immune systems as the rest of us have!

andrea v said...

I would love to try this. I've tried airborne and emergen-c. I carry hand santitizer in my purse.
vickers at comcast dot net

Jennifer said...

My husband and I try to drink lots of water and wash our hands a bunch. It seems to work pretty well for us!

Lisa said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

Crystal said...

I'm a germ freak. :O) We are very sanitary around our house. Also, we drinks lots of water . :O)

lovinsanta said...

We do the hand washing and vitamins with OJ & water drinking. I think you also have to build your body up against germs by not always getting rid of them. I know someone that is a germ freak and her kids are ALWAYS sick...so I think there has to be balance.

I would love to try this new product because we deal more with sinus issues than anything.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Heather
savingmoney2@ yahoo.com

Gina said...

I'd love to try this product out!

Amy said...

We use Lysol wipes on everything! And Lysol spray on everything else.

Thanks for the chance.

tracy said...

handwashing and prayers, mostly . . . would love to boost things with sambucol; it's wonderful to find products with natural origins . . . makes sense that nature has the best cures
zuzutracy@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I've trained my girls to ALWAYS wash hands when they come in the door, whether they were outside or coming home from the store or church, we always take off shoes and then wash hands.

The Lindell Family said...

Oh, I would love to try some of that! My husband gets awful sinus infections in the winter!

At the store, I wipe down the whole cart with the sanitizing wipes most stores offer. I also make my toddlers leave their gloves on in the store to further protect against all of the germs.

KMATLOCK said...

There is a travel size antibacterial gel in every purse, backpack, diaper bag, and car. I have my kids wash their hands as soon as they enter the door. Especially from school and off the bus.

Wendy said...

I tried this last winter after my first trip to CVS. It was great. I had a cold at the time and it vanished. Would love to get some more but they don't sell it in my area.

TinkBrown said...

I got a flu shot this year. No one else in the house did. (A group of us from work got them at lunch for $5 at our county health center). My daughter brought it home from school. Throwing up all over, dad gets from her, younger daughter gets from dad. I never got it. We are all getting shots next season!

Ann s said...

I would love to try this... sounds like a wonderful product.
Ann

Mama Llama said...

I preach the gospel of washing hands! (At least, that's how my kids put it.)

Amy said...

We like emergen-C here. Whenever we are feeling a little run-down, it perks us right up.

Angela M. said...

My DH and I are very good about washing our hands when coming home and we use gel sanitizer when we are out and about. I work at a hospital though and it's common to get sick b/c of being around sick patients. :(

The Happy Chappys said...

Rest, rest and more rest! Water, Water and more Water! Also, yogurt or a probiotic. Something that also works is putting vics on the bottom of foot and cover with a sock at bedtime. It really helps relieve a bad cough. I hope these ideas are helpful. Our family has found them to be!

pbchapman

Kiera Beth said...

I find working out a couple of times a week really helps to keep me healthy.

Anonymous said...

Wash your hands. . . with soap and warm/hot water. We wash each time we come into the house and always before eating. It's so key to reducing germs. melvan@omnitelcom.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to find something that would help me stay well. I stay sick all winter long. I live with sanitizing spray stuck to my hip like a gun. cmcain31 at aol dot com

Kristina said...

We wash our hands even more when we notice anyone around us getting sick. We also take vitamin C, get our rest and dress warm in winter.

katers2714 said...

Always try to keep everything clean, drink plenty of water, and always wash your hands. What a great product.

janetfaye said...

To ward off some of the sickie germs I use Lysol spray after cleaning.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

VincentMom said...

I am a believer in a good nights sleep. I believe that it helps our immune systems and I make a huge effort to keep the kids on schedule and sleeping well.

Hadias said...

frequent hand washing would be my number one sickness fighter.

Tasha said...

WE USE THE WIPES THAT OUR GROCERY STORES PROVIDE TO WIPE THE CARTS DOWN-THEY ARE GREAT. ALONG WITH THAT, I HAVE TO SAY, HANDWASHING TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT THROUGHOUT THE DAY IS MY #1 TIP.

karen m said...

I have been using a wonderful product for about 18 months now, it is called Vick's Early Defense. It is a foaming hand sanitizer that helps fight germs for up to 3 hours. So I put it on the kids before church, or any time we are going somewhere where they might be germs, like the library. My family has been much healthier since I've been using it.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this....Thanks for all you useful information!

Kerrsia S.

poohbearbratz05@aol.com

Chris said...

We are firm believers in Airborne at the first sign of not feeling well! For sinus problems, I've also been using the neti pot and love it!

Chris
clee0603@juno.com

Anonymous said...

One of the ways we fight off sickness is: When I go into the store I always have a box of antibacterial wipes in my purse along with a bottle og disenfectant spray. I get lots of funny looks, but I first wipe down the buggy with my wipes, then spray it down with my spray. I know it sounds funny, but I believe it has saved us. Also, it is very important to wash hands regularly and keep hydrated. Thanks ~Shannon

keelime said...

i would love to give this to my poor hubby who came down with some cough while i was unable to take care of him (i left to visit my family for a week) and hasn't seemed to shake it. it has been 3 weeks of coughing. one of us is going to be sleeping on the couch at night so we can get rest. anyone relate?
keeline@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like to carry a sanitizer with me so when ever we go out I can always sanitize my childrens hands and not have to worry about them cathing a germ.

Araceli
ada51654_(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i up the garlic in recipes.

pat(douglassandpat@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
We drinks lot of orange juice to prevent cold.
Fancy_1i@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Remind everyone to wash their hands whenever they have been out anywhere!!
Dawn


dawnylou52@yahoo.com

Bobbi said...

I am a big advocate of using saline nose sprays to help ward off germs. If I get a cough, cold, or flu, it can turn into bronchitis easily, so I rub Vicks VapoRub on the bottoms of my feet at night, and put nice warm socks over it. It relieves the coughing and congestion so that you feel better in the morning!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I start taking zinc (Coldeeze) as soon as we feel like we are getting sick...works like a charm for us!

Denise
pugmom@hotmail.com

Stacie said...

Very simple- just wash your hands.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Southerner said...

I am going out of the box here and telling something real. I have 5 kids. We don't get sick a lot. I at most take my kids to the doctor once a year. When we moved here two years ago we transferred our medical records and the office called and said that they had not recieved all the records- that the last time we went to the doctor was two years prior. She couldn't believe me. Okay, I think a big thing is to quit shielding our kids. I took my babies out the first week- we shopped, went to church, they were around people. I think they are better able to fight things because we never kept them away from people so they wouldn't get sick. I didn't have to sanitize their environment- I wanted things clean but did obsess about babies having boiled pacifiers and such. After the first they always had brothers and sisters bringing home germs from other kids. A doctor friend told me that he didn't believe in the Purell being used all the time and soaps having all the antiseptic stuff in them. He said that we are killing so many germs and not building a resistence to things. We seem to fight germs much better and it seems to be true. Golly, now someone is going to throw up all night, aren't they?

anne said...

We just wash our hands frequently with regular soap.

judybrittle said...

My biggest is to tell the grandkids that when you sneeze or cough cover your mouths. Who wants that flying in your face? Thank you!

Ysenia Ramirez said...

I use Airborne for myself since I always seem to catch from work. I also make sure my kids get there Flu shots. It really seems to help with all the sickness.


yseniar@hotmail.com

Barb said...

My kids take Airborne every day and they stay pretty healthy through the winter besides the occasional cold but their colds aren't as severe or as long. They drink orange juice every day. I carry wipes in my car and in my purse and I clean off shopping carts with them when we go in the grocery store. They also get their vitamins daily and I make sure they go to bed at a decent hour so they can get enough sleep.

bjdoll_98@yahoo.com

The Sayler Family said...

Stay Hydrated-Get plenty of rest - and wash your hands! Thanks:)

Allison said...

when we do have to go to the dr, I let my kids "play" with the toys there by cleaning them with Lysol wipes. Makes it healthier for the next patient in that room too!

athornhill@cableone.net

Anonymous said...

We encourage lots of hand washing and don't share utensils, cups, food, etc. In the past when we've shared, the day after someone would be sick and we'd realize we'd exposed ourselves when that person had germs already but no outward symptoms yet. You never know who might be coming down with something that will be passed on! ebwniki at aol . com

Anonymous said...

I actually bought this product before (same company but a cold and flu medication made from these berries. My son is on several meds for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis which weaken his Immune System. So when he got sick , i didnt want to add any more chemicals ... i tried these and they worked really really well. He had the nastiest cough and was able to sleep through the night... so i wouldnt mind winning a pack of those to make sure he doesnt get sick
...lol
Petra
fraudrpepper@hotmail.com

mama said...

We try to eat and drinks things like yogurt, kefir and other things containing live cultures evertday.
I would love to try this.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Stay hydrated and get plenty of sleep! Wash your hands!

mommyhoodisthankless{TA}gmail.com

Stacey said...

I use Sambucol and last time my family was sick I was the only well one! I'm a teacher and use it to boost my immunity.

slugmama said...

We keep cool mist humidifiers going in all the bedrooms in the winter. The dry heat in your house in winter dries out your nasal passages, which keeps them from working to keep germs from entering your airways via your nose. The 'hairs' in your nose can't snag germs if the nasal passages are too dry.

Anonymous said...

Drinking lots of water, washing hands, taking a good multi-vitamin and getting enough sleep all halp immensely. Nevertheless, the sicknesses still sneak in....so, bring on the Sambucol!

Deborah said...

We try to drink the prescribed eight glasses of water per day. And I keep the house at a frugal almost 60 degrees - it's therefore not a huge shock to go out into the cold...