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Raise your hand if cold and flu season scares the crap out of you as a mom?
Everyone? Thought so.
Well, now is a better time than any to prepare for cold and flu season.
I honestly never thought much of cold and flu season before having the twins. Now? I DREAD it. I just think about all of the icky places they can pick up nasty germs and it makes me want to hide in a bubble!
No, I don’t actually do that.
But sometimes I really want to! Recently I have noticed the bugs starting to swarm in. A friend with a cough here, a runny nose there. Upset stomach over there. You can try all you want to keep the bugs away, but eventually, they will get you. And you will be down for the count.
Especially since you have those beautiful little babies in your life now. They are like walking lint rollers that only pick up germs, I swear. So, mamas, we have to prepare.
Clear off some space in your cabinets and counters, because we’re about to take a trip to Fred Meyers.
Fred Meyers has always been my go to regardless of the occasion. But stocking up? You can bet I am going to take them up on their every day low prices for that. They always have everything that I need, which is especially convenient now that I have the twins and never want to get out of the car more than once.
Step one in preparing for cold and flu season? Head over to your local Fred Meyers (or other Kroger subsidiary) and strap those littles into the cart.
I promise we won’t be long.
First stop, the cold and flu section. There you’ll find the first thing on your list: Theraflu Power Pods.
They are a new cold and flu product that you literally pop into your single serve coffee machine for powerful relief without a prescription. The Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold brews up a medicine that helps soothe nasty cold symptoms like;
- aches and pains
- minor sore throat pain
- sinus congestion
Theraflu Power Pods are available in Daytime Severe Cold as well as Nighttime Severe Cold! So they have you covered all day long. I should also mention that they taste a lot more like tea then liquid medicine, which is a total plus for me!
Okay, now you are going to head back to the paper aisle to pick up some Kleenex® Lotion Tissues.
Not just one box, grab the four pack. You want to prepare for the entire season, remember? And the best way to do that is with the Soothing Lotion variety of Kleenex for dependable care and the ultimate softness. There is nothing I hate more than the red, sore nose that comes with a bad cold. Thankfully, Soothing Lotion Kleenex are infused with pure aloe and vitamin E to help soothe that tender skin.
Now you have one more stop before you can run out of the store, and that is the coffee and tea aisle.
You’ll want to look for the newer Wellness Lipton Tea’s. More specifically, the Soothe Your Tummy variety. Personal favorite.
The Lipton Wellness range is made with carefully selected botanicals and blended with essential oils which helps make wellbeing a part of your everyday. The Soothe Your Tummy variety is a blend of ginger and peppermint meant to help soothe your achy tummy in those times when your tummy feels less than its best.*
Now that you have your three key tools in preparing for cold and flu season, grab anything else you might need from the one-stop shop (I bet there is something!) and then head to the checkout.
Super fast and easy trip, huh?
Once you are back home, it is time to set up and prepare for cold and flu season.
If you haven’t made some space in your kitchen already, go ahead and do that. I opted for a nice spot right next to my single serve coffee machine for easy access.
I used a wicker basket to hold the Lipton Tea along side the Theraflu Power Pods. Everything fit nice and snug. Then I placed the stock up of Kleenex behind the basket for easy grabbing. I feel like I am always grabbing a fresh box if Kleenex during cold and flu season, so I wanted them out in the open just for that!
Now you are SET.
You have officially prepared for cold and flu season!
- Look for the $1.50 coupon on 4-pack Kleenex Facial Tissues, for Kleenex Germ Removal Wet Wipes.
- And, 11/4-11/24 you can get .50¢ off Kleenex 4-pack bundles and Kleenex Wet Wipes via this digital offer.
- You can save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Theraflu Power Pods through 12/8, via this digital offer.
Now we wait. Those dang germs will be here soon. Luckily you are ready thanks to Fred Meyers, Theraflu, Lipton and Kleenex.
Which of your littles do you think is going to bring cold and flu season into your house first? My bets are on my daughter, Kendall. Tell me why you think your crazy little will be the one to bring in the season in the comments!
Kleenex – ©KCWW, Lipton – © 2018 Unilever Theraflu – ©2018 the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Read and follow label directions. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use products only as directed.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.