Closed - Share tips for keeping your family cold and flu-free for a $40 gift card!

Thank you for your interest in this program. As of 1:43pm PST, 10/5/11, we have received over 100 blog submissions and are in the process of verifying each post. We will be in touch with everyone who submitted a blog link on this page regarding your rewards for participating. 

With fall and winter quickly approaching, keeping our children healthy and minimizing the impact of cold and flu season is top of mind. Germs can spread easily when kids are in school sharing lunches and school supplies, playing with friends, and participating in extracurricular activities. It’s important to keep your kids healthy so they can stay active, alert and not miss any school. The experts at Lysol recommend getting a flu shot, washing your hands with soap and water and scrub thoroughly for 20 seconds, and routinely clean and disinfect surfaces to help stop the spread of germs. Lysol Spray and Lysol Wipes kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on hard non porous surfaces.

To join Lysol’s mission and spread the word about helping to keep your family healthy, we are introducing a new blogging program. We want you to share what steps, tips, tricks or precautions you and your family take to stay cold and flu free in an original blog post. Do you take your family to get flu shots before the cold season starts? Are you teaching your kids to cover their mouth and nose with their elbows when they sneeze or cough, or to always carry some tissues? Have you taught your children the importance of washing their hands regularly after playing outside or before they eat? We can’t wait to hear all your tips for keeping your kids healthy and comfortable this cold and flu season.

Bonus Opportunity:  Like Lysol® on Facebook and get a flu shot badge and an opportunity to receive a $5 flu shot rebate. Learn more about the flu rebate at

We're looking for quality over speed, so please read on.

Posting Guidelines
We are looking for one hundred creative, original and authentic blog submissions of high quality. Create an original post on your blog, in 400 words or more (using your own words), telling us your tips for keeping your family cold and flu free. Include a thoughtful introduction, original content within the body of your post, and a conclusion. Check your spelling and grammar. You must also include the disclosure statement that is below in your post and install the campaign widget in the sidebar of your blog. Then follow the rest of the requirements below. We will review every post and select the first 100 qualifying submissions to receive a $40 gift card!

Highlights from your posts, tweets and tips will be collected and featured on, and distributed across the web for all to see. The blogging program starts on October 5, 2011 and the submission window closes at 11:59pm PST on November 2, 2011. We will contact the qualifying bloggers on or about November 9, 2011. Full terms and conditions are posted for your review at

Rewards for Participating:
The first 100 qualifying participants will receive a $40 gift card! See Terms and Conditions.

To participate, we ask that you:
  1. Create an original blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more, telling us about your "tips for helping to keep your family cold and flu free." Please include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion in addition to the main body of your essay. Give it plenty of thought, and include content that your readers would like to hear about and can connect with! Short or poorly written posts will not be accepted. Copying and pasting does not count. Blank posts submitted to create a blog link on the discussion page will be disqualified. Don't copy another blogger's post or ideas. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate disqualification.
  2. Participants must include the following disclosure as a footnote of their post:
    “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Lysol blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate,
    click here.” (make sure you link to
  1. Install the campaign widget in the side bar of your blog

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  1. Log on to your Twitter account,, and send a tweet including a link to your blog post with the hashtag #lysolcoldandflu.
  2. Return to and post a comment on this discussion page in the comments section below, including an active link to your blog post and a direct link to your Twitter tweet. (You can click on the date/time link below your tweet to get the direct link to your tweet.)
No purchase required to participate. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, have a personal blog and be a registered user of the and websites to participate and at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. See Terms and Conditions. Please see SocialMoms FAQs for more information on blogging programs.

About Lysol
We do more not just because we can, but because we must. Health matters. To all of us. That's why we've started the Lysol Mission for Health. With new mom programs, healthy habits initiatives in schools and disaster relief efforts, we are dedicated to doing more for health. Our mission is fueled by passion and backed by our expertise in killing germs. So when you use Lysol at home, you'll know you're a part of something bigger.

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Widget: Installed
Disclaimer: Included

Thanks so much!

Another great one:



Disclaimer included

Widget in sidebar

Twitter link since the below is not fully linkable!/TampaCouponMama/status/121666530051231744

Lisa Dargie said:


Widget & Disclaimer added.
Disclosure up!
400 words!
Widget is on sidebar!



Disclosure: YES

Word Count: over 400


I could not find the flu shot badge???

Here is the link to my post:




Widget and disclaimer are installed.

Blog post with hash tag & disclosure. Widget on side bar.

Tweet with hash tag:!/scentednights/status/121671547009241088

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