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Cold and Flu Prevention Tips – Lysol Live Chat + $50 AMEX GC Giveaway

Lysol Great American Flu Challenge

Every year when the weather chills enough to start wearing coats, I know we’re also entering cold and flu season. *sigh* 

We can’t control which germs we come in contact with, but knowing the basics of cold and flu prevention helps fight them off!


1. Get a flu shot (it’s CDC recommended) (Join the Great American Flu Challenge, and receive a $5 flu shot rebate!)

2. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds. (We sing the Jingle Bells chorus which takes us 16 seconds, then we add a few whoops and hollers at the end.)

3. Routinely clean and disinfect your surfaces. (Don’t forget door handles, light switches, keyboards, drawer pulls, etc.)


Ok, so that’s about all I know about prevention, and although it’s a great start, I’ve got questions.  Fortunately,  there are experts like Dr. Laura Jana, and she’ll be doing a live chat on Lysol’s Facebook page November 17, 2011 at 2pm CST/3pm EST where everyone is invited to pick her brain and get some answers!

Don’t even pretend you don’t have questions. Come on now!

Since I don’t want to be the only one bothering her with questions, I need you guys to pipe in with some of your own, and if you do, you’ll be entered into a giveaway for a $50 American Express Gift Card!

American Express $50 Gift Card



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I received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to write the post, and all opinions within it belong entirely to me.

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. crystal l allen says:

    my questions is “i am a diabetic, should i get the flu shot?” crystal l allen, clallen at ntin dot net

  2. How long do germs stay on light switches and door knobs?

  3. I asked via Facebook frame- How dangerous is the flu for someone in heart failure? Should that person avoid places where there is an outbreak even if they got a flu shot?- Kimberley Rose Meier

  4. Teresa Moore says:

    Here is my question I left on fb….my question is this…will lysol and a flu shot really help me not to get the flu? I had the flu last year and it was miserable.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway…posted question: “Bryan Eason…Some male physicians rarely wear neckties anymore because they know that the material can harbor bacteria & virus, and may spread it from patient to patient…My question then, “Is it advisable to spray clothing w/ Lysol upon return from school / work when a flu outbreak is occurring in your area ?”

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