Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My First Giveaway - Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune System Dietary Supplement

No matter where you live, it seems this winter season has made it particularly difficult to stay healthy. Almost everyone I know has been suffering from colds, viruses or the flu. And in my home, if one person gets sick, we ALL get sick. My husband can't afford to miss a day of pay from work and, as a mom, my kids depend on me to take care of them. So for me, it's important that I do everything I can to avoid becoming sick and/or run down. Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a product called Sambucol. It couldn't have come at a better time, just as cold and flu season were upon us.

What is Sambucol and why is it so unique? Sambucol, developed by a world-renowned virologist, is a unique black elderberry extract rich in immune supporting flavonoids. What makes black elderberries more superior than any other dark-skinned fruit is that elderberries have the highest concentration of specific flavonoids called anthocyanins...2x more than blueberries and significantly more than cranberries. Sambucol Black Elderberry is the original elderberry product that has been researched and tested in published clinical trials showing it to help support the immune system. Sambucol’s unique formulation and extraction process preserves and maximizes the naturally-occurring health benefits of the berry.

When your immune system isn't working up to par, you get sick more easily, your body has a harder time fighting off allergies, bodily injuries are slower to heal and your energy level can be extremely low. Overall, you just don't feel as good as you could if you were healthier. When taken on a daily basis, Sambucol can help boost your body's immune system.

Since taking Sambucol every day, I definitely have had more energy and I just feel better, overall. With the exception of Landon (the pickiest of the bunch and the one I referred to as "sick child" in one of my recent posts), my other kids, Cole, Bella and Garrett were happy to take the Sambucol for Kids on a daily basis. Since starting this product, Cole and Bella haven't missed one day of preschool, while many of their classmates have been absent several times, due to illness. What I liked the most is that it has a pleasant taste that didn't send my kids running for the hills. This is especially important considering the FDA has made a claim that cold and cough medicines are no longer safe for children 4 years old and younger. It leaves most parents in a blunder of what they can give to their kids to help relieve cold and cough symptoms.

Sambucol is sold nationwide at major retailers and drug stores, such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. You also have the option to purchase it online. Currently, when you visit the Sambucol website, you can download a coupon for $4.00 off any Sambucol product of your choice. There are a wide variety to choose from....look here to view them all.

DO YOU WANT TO TRY SAMBUCOL TOO? Well, you can!!! By entering this giveaway, you can win the “Immune Boosting Gift Set” (total value of $45) which includes the following:

Sambucol® Original Formula - $14.99 for 4 ounce bottle
Sambucol® For Kids 2yrs-12yrs. - $14.99 for 4 ounce bottle.
Sambucol® Original Formula Chewable Tablets - $14.99 for 30 tablets

Here's how to enter:
Visit Sambucol and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which product(s) you think you and your family could benefit from the most.

Here are some more ways to win (each one gives you an additional entry in the contest):
** You must complete the first entry above for other entries to count. Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1) Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to my blog
2) Add yourself to my follower list (or let me know you are already following)
3) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (leave the URL of your tweet)
4) Add my blog to your blogroll

This contest ends on Wednesday, February 18 at 11:00 pm PST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and the prize will be sent by the sponsor. Please leave your e-mail in your comment if it is not listed on your profile.

56 comments:

♥georgie♥ said...

how cool your first review you did great...I will go check out the site now...okay
while the cold and flu looks enticing i want to prevent it so i am going to go with the 'immune' version of the product

Doré said...

The Sambucol for kids would be awesome for Brayden, since he has been so sick! We are going to the immunologist on Monday to find out what's going on with his immune system. Congrats on your 1st giveaway!!

Doré said...

I follow your blog!

Doré said...

I am following you on Twitter and I tweeted http://twitter.com/BraydensMom0724/status/1199595980

ImakehairROCK4u2 said...

I did not know about Sambucol for kids! I am hooked on this stuff from the ECB freebie @ CVS! I can't believe I never noticed they had it for kids! I will definatly be starting my 5 on it! I'm a follower and have you on my blog roll already!

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

I have to tell you...I read your "trip to the pediatrician" post to the hubby last night. He had tears in his eyes he was laughing so hard. What a great post!!!!!!!!!!

And Octo-Mom....yeah, I hear she is going to use her student loans to raise her kids. Then of course, she will default on that loan and declare bankruptcy again.

She is a whack job. Even my mother, the ORDAINED MINISTER thinks that the lady is a couple sandwiches short of a picnic.

Personally, I think the whole thing was a money making scheme. She wanted to be the next Duggar / John and Kate plus 8.....I bet she thought she would get a reality show out of this.

I hope the state takes the kids and finds real homes, where they can be properly cared for and nurtured. I mean, if we are all going to be paying to support this nutcase....shouldn't we get a say?

Arggghhhh....just want to slap her and her RE until the cows come home.

(but I'm not angry....I am blaming my toe)

ParentingPink said...

Congrats on your first giveaway! Yaaa for you! I like the Sambucol® Sugar Free 4 fl.oz. Why? Because I'm on a sugar free kick right now and I think it's great that there is a choice :-)

I follow you on Twitter & you are on my blog roll of course :-)

newlyweds said...

Cool giveaway I've never heard of Sambucol. I would want the original for us since the boys aren't 2 yet, wonder if they can take it just a smaller does? Like tylenol?

I also have you on my blogroll and Rss feed!

Corrine said...

ok im a little slow and all but is there a link to their site? :)

i am a follower already.

kids are puking today...could of used this yesterday :)

mrsbear said...

Right now I could totally use some Sambucol cold and flu relief, but Sambucol for kids would help tremendously since my kids are always bringing something sicky home from school. Nice giveaway. ;)

mrsbear said...

I'm following...but not in a stalky way.

mrsbear said...

You're already on my blogroll. Cuz you're cool. ;)

mich said...

I'd love to try the Sambucol Immunity one. I have been so run down for a long time now and haven't been able to figure out what's going on. I'm actually going to an endocrinologist next month to see if they can help. Maybe this Sambucol can do something for me. It's worth a shot. Great blog Helene. I honestly don't have any idea how you juggle everything!

mich said...

Oh yeah, and I'm a follower. Thanks.

Jen said...

I have never heard of this, but I am always interested in things that will keep us healthier. I think the original would be good for us, since everyone in my house is over 4 years of age.

Jen said...

I am already one of your followers.

Reva Skie said...

I would try the Sambucol®
Cold & Flu Relief. You can never have enough flu meds on hand before the ick strikes.

The Mother said...

Maybe this is why the old ladies used to drink elderberry wine? Wait, it didn't work so well in Arsenic and Old Lace.

Mother of Multiples said...

Hey-- thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am now following your blog. Your double set of twins are very cute.

Heather Mott

Jen said...

I now follow you on Twitter (I signed up for an account and I am following you, but I don't know what the URL of my tweet is...)

I am so blogger illiterate...

Aimie said...

Very cool review! I will give you a shout out tomorrow.

I left you something on my blog today. Hope you like it!

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

Oooh! Sambucol for Kids would definitely be good in this house. I need to keep everyone getting sick. Because if they get sick, I'll get sick and if I'm sick the earth will surely stop turning.

Chatabox Girl said...

Yay! Everyone loves free stuff :)

I will go for the immuse one.

Chatabox Girl said...

I follow your twitter... which I didnt even realise you had!

Chatabox Girl said...

And I also already follow your blog

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Debbie said...

I've never heard of this either. But if it will give me more energy - hook it up to the kitchen faucet!

Jeff said...

Thank you for your blog about cough and cold medicines in children, as a dad and a doctor, I find children’s cough and cold medications a very scary topic.

There is a new cough product that has been shown to be safe and effective for children 1 and older. It is called Honey Don’t Cough, you should check it out and let parents know about it. www.honeydontcough.com

-Daddy Doctor

Cascia said...

I am not interested in participating in your giveaway, but Sambucol looks like a great product. I'll have to check it out at my local pharmacy. Thank you for sharing!

valerie2350 said...

the immune tablets look great

valerie2350 said...

follower

Wendyburd1 said...

I hate anything but a cold (I like being taken care of, so!?!!)

But I hate other bugs and flus, especially stomach, so the Immune tablets (liquids can taste icky) would work best here.

Lisa said...

I want the one for kids! Jake came home sick today!

Malaika said...

Thanks for the great opportunity to try this. I´d probably choose this one: Sambucol Immunity Booster
I´m excited about possibly winning the gift pack as all those products seem great too.

laikilu@yahoo.com

twinmama said...

Congratulations on your first review! You did a great job!

I posted about your giveaway on my blog and I am a follower.

http://bringinguptwins.blogspot.com/2009/02/helene-is-hosting-giveaway.html

The Sambucol for kids would be my first choice since it seems the kids get sick and then me and my husband follow.

Doreen said...

I would love to try the Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune System Dietary! My immune system has taken a beating since November before the Elections. I keep getting Sinusitis, Rhinitis and got Bronchitis also. HELP!!!

Doreen said...

Following!

Doreen said...

Following you on Twitter & Tweeted: http://twitter.com/luvscontests/status/1210960785

Doreen said...

Added you to my Blog Roll!

Helen Keeler said...

I have Diabetes Type 2. Would love to try.

yyeres said...

Sambucol Cold & Flu Relief would be the best for my family,

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Fab giveaway! I followed you back from my giveaway.

And btw: "What's in your fridge?"

(Not crazy, I swear. We're just big Imagination Movers fans over here too!)

munecita said...

Sambucol cold and flu relief

tiffanybeth said...

defifnitiley need the cold and flu

Anonymous said...

The Sambucol Sugar Free sounds great for diabetics and those watching calories!

TuTu's Bliss said...

I saw that it was gluten free. The immunity boost plus C sounds cool but like a true mom the kid's formula sounds the neatest.

TuTu's Bliss said...

I'm following but I would have without the promise of Sambucol ;) YOur posts crack me up!

Carolyn said...

The Cold and Flu relief would suit us best, especially since they are quick dissolve.

cathleen nash said...

I'd like to try the Sambucol Immune Tablets for daily maintenance.. kids and adults. Thanks for the entry! This prize would be most welcome :)


c81280@hotmail dot com

Peggy said...

Great review! I am always on the lookout for a better product and the Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune System Dietary looks like something for me.
My daughter cannot take a pill.she hates them so I also like the fact that cold and flu comes in a liquid. Thanks for the info!
matternu@aol.com

Peggy said...

I subscribe
matternu@aol.com

techyone said...

Sambucol cold and flu relief. These products sound wonderful.

Samantha P said...

the Cold & Flu Relief sounds great!

tiff snedaker said...

Great Giveaway! I think the children's formula would benefit us best. My kids always get hit the hardest when they get sick!
(PS - I love your blog and your family is ADORABLE!)

KristenH said...

The product that my family could use the most is the Cold&Flu Relief. Me and my family members have been fighting colds over the last couple of months and I know the Cold&Flu Relief would really help us out. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
girlof80s@aol.com

Maggie R said...

Hi,
What a beautiful family you have...Blessings to each of you.
I am on the Welcoming Committee with SITS and just wanted to pop by and give you a big welcome hug.. I joined SITS last year and have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful gals, you will surely enjoy your time spent with us.
oxox
((((hugs))))
Maggie

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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