Smart Tips To Get Ready For Cold And Flu Season ~ #SinexSavings

Now that the kids have settled back into school and cooler weather has moved in, it’s time to start worrying about the season ahead - and no, I’m not talking about the holiday season. This time, I’m talking about cold and flu season.

This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.


Most of us would rather avoid catching a cold or coming down with the flu, and it isn’t hard to see why. Dealing with constant congestion and stuffed-up sinuses for the better part of a week can be absolutely brutal, and it can throw a serious wrench into your plans, especially as you approach the holidays. It’s smart to take steps to prevent sickness during the months when you’re more susceptible, but despite your best efforts, there’s still a chance you could find yourself combating a virus.

Don’t get caught off-guard by sickness. As you’re gearing up for the months ahead, here are some steps you can take to better prepare for cold and flu season:


WATCH YOUR DIET. It’s essential to maintain a healthy, balanced diet as you move through the holiday season. As tempting as it can be to prioritize Christmas cookies and homemade desserts over Brussel sprouts and side salads, eating the right stuff will keep your immune system well-positioned to ward off any sickness that comes your way.

DISINFECT, DISINFECT, DISINFECT. Do what you can to minimize the risk of sickness spreading in your home. It’s smart to sterilize doorknobs, faucets, keyboards, remotes and other high-touch items in your home often - at least once a day - whether someone is actually ill or you’re actively working to prevent sickness in your home. And to combat germs when you’re away from home, keep a pocket-sized hand sanitizer on your keychain or in your purse.

CHICKEN SOUP TO THE RESCUE! Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food, but when you’re feeling sick, the last thing you probably want to do is spend time in the kitchen whipping up a meal. Instead, give yourself the gift of convenience by making a big batch of chicken soup ahead of time to freeze. Let it cool before you portion it and freeze it - and don’t include the noodles until you’re reheating your soup to eat.


And if your little ones won’t share your desire for chicken noodle soup for dinner? Keep a couple of pizzas, a box of chicken nuggets, or your family’s go-to last-minute meal in the freezer in case of emergencies.

KEEP YOUR MEDICINE CABINET WELL-STOCKED. Don’t wait until you or your child actually feels sick to head to the store on a quest for medication. Instead, keep your medicine cabinet equipped with the products you need to soothe your symptoms and start feeling better right away.

When it comes to what to keep in your medicine cabinet during cold and flu season, I’d recommend Sinex. My family has tried just about everything to combat stuffy noses and severe congestion, and Sinex provides us the relief we need without the grogginess that usually accompanies these kinds of medicines, making it easier to get through the day.


NEED TO STOCK UP? You can snag some Sinex products at serious savings right now at Walmart. You can find a $3 iBotta rebate on Sinex LiquiCaps, Sinex Mist, and Sinex VapoCOOL at Walmart starting on November 7th, and if you were smart enough to clip the BrandSAVER coupon for $1 off any Sinex product included with the October 28th newspaper, you could combine both offers for a substantial $4 off.

By considering your own personal sickness essentials and taking a few steps to prepare for the cold and flu season ahead, you’ll be in a much better position to prevent sickness from striking - and to deal with it if it does.

This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.