I’m Not A Good Germaphobe Giveaway

UPDATE: The winners for this giveaway are: #4 – Maureen and #37 – Caroline. Congratulations!

May I rant for a moment?


Someone would have to convince me otherwise on this, but I would not consider myself a germaphobe when it comes to my kids. I’ve never understood why new parent shelter their little ones from every possible germ. I mean, I guess I get the basic idea…don’t expose them to unnecessary germs (like sick kids with runny noses and coughs) when their little bodies may not be able to handle it yet.

But at some point, kids are going to have to go out into the big, mean world and need to combat those little germs. My kids came home from preschool, church, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) plenty of times with sniffles that they just picked up from playing with a little guy with a cold, unbeknownst to me or the child care worker. Wherever toddlers are, germs are.

Now I’m no doctor, but it seems to make sense to me that building immunity to the little germs will help with the big ones later on (how’s that for big technical terms?).

Having said all of that, I am a proponent of vitamins and supplements. As much as I try to feed my family healthy foods, it just makes me feel better to give them a multivitamin and occasional supplements.

newprod-vitamindSomething new we’ve been trying recently is Wellesse Vitamin D3 supplement. When approached by Welless to review their product, I was not totally aware of all the benefits Vitamin D gives you. My first thought was bone health. But it’s so much more…

Vitamin D aids in building immunity along with bone health. And because so many of us are concerned with sun exposure, we block Vitamin D right along with the harmful sun rays. So much so that in December, The American Dermatology Association issued a position statement recommending fortified foods and supplements as the preferred vitamin D source, instead of unprotected sun exposure.

In reviewing the supplement, its obvioulsy hard to tell what lasting immune and bone health effects we’ve experienced (but I can tell you no one had the flu this season…hmmm). But no one in my family had a problem taking the drinkable suppliment. It tastes like strong Koolaid and in my opinion is better refridgerated than at room temporature.

The 16 oz. bottle of Wellesse’s Vitamin D3 suppliment is available at Target, Walgreens and drugstore.com and retails for $9.99 (and you can fill out this form for a $2 coupon).

Win it! Wellesse would like you to try it for yourself. And they are generously offering a year’s supply to two lucky winners! Simply comment on this post by Friday, June 5 to be entered. Extra entries can be earned by tweeting up to once a day about this giveaway.

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116 Responses to “I’m Not A Good Germaphobe Giveaway”

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    Terri Cruickshank Says:

    I would love to win this.

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    MRS.MOMMYY Says:

    would love this

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    susan varney Says:

    love to be the winner of this great prize

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    Maureen Says:

    I have been deficient in Vitamin D before and have been learning about the importance of it.
    Would love it.

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    Kendra Says:

    thanks for the wonderful opp!

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    Linda Peters Says:

    we don’t get a lot of sun up here in the Maritimes, sure could use this, thanks

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    Cindy Merrill Says:

    I am type 2 diabetic, so vitamin D is extremely important to me.

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    michelle lopez Says:

    I am a gastric bypass patient and vitamin d is very important in my vitamin regiem.

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    Traumajunky Says:

    I am positive I could use more Vit D, this would be awesome. Thanks!

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    Gwen L Says:

    I’ve been shielding myself from the sun for so long – and I thought only kids needed Vitamin D! Was I SO wrong!

    Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Caroline Morin Says:

    Awesome giveaway–I was just looking into taking some of these daily.

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    Caroline Morin Says:

    I Tweeted, ID caroneko

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    Sharon Franks-Rivard Says:

    My hubby and I have been using Wellesse’s joint juice for a couple of years now .We are seniors and absolutely love the change it has made in our everyday lives. We are looking forward to using the liquid vitamin D. God’s Blessings to all…

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    Danielle Says:

    I could use the vitamins. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    icefairy Says:

    New to your site and found this great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    icefairy Says:


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    Lisa Says:

    I was really intrigued to learn that Vitamin D helps with boosting the immunity! That was a surprise to me that it helps maintain and support it.
    I am all about using vitamins to assist with boosting health and this would be really wonderful for me and my family be able to take each day..I don’t get enough sun as it is so this would be perfect.

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    Stephanie Says:

    I actually am a bit of “germophobe,” as you call it.

    I wash my hands like crazy. I always use seat protectors on public toilets. After washing my hands, I use a paper towel to open the restroom door (in public places, not homes…). And I do have one of those shopping seat covers for my girls.

    I admit. I just don’t trust places with tons of people who could have been sneezing, drooling, bleeding, etc. Yuck. Okay, I’ll stop talking about that now.

    Since we live in AZ, I never worry much about Vitamin D. I figure we get plenty from the almost-everyday sunshine…even when we’re not TRYING to be in the sun, we end up getting our fair share anyway. :)

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    Pamela Callahan Says:

    Great prize. I wish there were more giveaways out there that encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle

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    Nichole Says:

    My son never likes the different flavors liquid vitamins are offered in so I’m excited that this may be the one to work for us! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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    Caroline Morin Says:

    Tweet for today, ID caroneko

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    Alison Luby Says:

    Thank you! I don’t have any vitamin supplements, so this would be a good start :)

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    Denyse Says:

    I’d really love to win this. Thank you for the chance.

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    Cynthia C Says:

    I’ve been hearing more about all the benefits of D3. My doctor mentioned it to me also during my last visit. Thanks for the chance.

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    Marilyn Wons Says:

    I take B supplements. I would love to try this one.

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    Roxy Says:

    I rarely see the sun. I could use the supplement!

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    Diana Says:

    According to my doctor I’m D deficient and I don’t spend much time out in the sun, so I could totally use this. thanks.

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    Roxanne Says:

    This is a great supplement for anyone with bones.

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    hminnesota Says:

    I would love to win this.

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    Denise B. Says:

    Happy, happy hump day.

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    tim Says:

    Most people don’t need to supplement Vitamin D and most shouldn’t. This is a very unhealthy trend and i hate to see people tweeting every day for something that may actually harm them. Bad giveaway!

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    Shari D Says:

    This would be for my S.A.D.

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    Anna Etheridge Says:

    I love my vitamins, never miss em. Thanks for the chance!

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    Linda Lansford Says:

    good product

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    cathiem Says:

    great product

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    Miranda Allen Says:

    This would be helpful

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    alison Says:

    Great giveaway! I’d love to win this for the family!

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    Joanne Schultz Says:

    Sounds like a great product! I’d like to try it,

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Pamela S Says:

    I was diagnosed with a severe Vitamin D deficiency and have been taking supplements for over a year. I’d love to try this brand. THanks.

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    bridget Says:

    My daughter was just diagnosed with Celiac disease and Vitamin D deficiency can be a problem so I would love to win this.

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    elaina Says:

    Awesome giveaway. My kids would probably love this yummy supplement.

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    Shelly Says:

    sounds great – thanks!

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    barbara wright Says:

    This is so strange. My son is having some problems and my neighbor suggested that he might have a vitamin D deficiency. She told me that she and her daughter were SO low that they had to receive super-duper doses of it before they could even go on a dosage that was sold in stores. Kind of scary!

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    Kris T. Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a supply of Vitamin D. Living in the upper midwest, the whole family could increase their intake!

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    Caroline Morin Says:

    I’ve Tweeted again, with ID caroneko

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    Elizabeth Johnson Says:

    We could use this at our house.

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    crystal k. Says:

    Would love to win. Vitamin D is really important

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    Linda F Says:

    I’ve been reading a lot lately about Vitamin D lately and would love to win this. Thanks

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    mary boemmel Says:

    Vitamin D is definitely a very healthy vitamin to take.

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    MaryBeth I Says:

    I am vitamin d deficient – I was having symptoms commonwith MS / diabetes. I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency instead. I am currently on a vitamin D treatment plan…. It is very important to get enough vitamin D!

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    Lisa Says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I am a strong supporter of preventative medicine, so I hope I win.

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    Marianna Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I need all the wellness I can get – around sickness every day as an ICU nurse!

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    Jennifer B Says:

    I could definitely use this because the kids pick up every germ at school . I get colds and allergies easily too. Someone always has the sniffles in this house.

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    Jennifer B Says:


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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    Ashley W. Says:

    Great giveaway! I definitely could use some vitamin D.

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    Christine V Says:

    this is great, Vitiamin d is a super vitamin

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    christopher h Says:

    would love to win this, thanks!

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    Damla Says:

    I’d like to win, thanks.

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    Sherri Says:

    What a great, healthy giveaway!

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    Kayte CookWatts Says:

    We just recently started taking D and I have felt a very noticeable energy lift and no colds this winter.

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    andrea v Says:

    This sounds great, i would love to try it. I’ll have to look for it at walgreens

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    Caroline Morin Says:


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    Karen Gonyea Says:

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    Sandy Says:

    Would love to win the Wellesse’s Vitamin D3 suppliments.

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    Caroline Morin Says:

    Tweeted with ID caroneko

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    Sidney Says:

    This would be GREAT for me! I’m in the last stages of my growth and I know I need this, plus I’m really thin and I’m pretty sure the reason why I have trouble gaining weight is because I lack nutrients, including this one!

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    David Says:

    Vitamin D is excellent, thanks for the giveaway.

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    Abigail Says:

    Wow! I’d love to win this!

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    joanmurraycefalu Says:

    I’d love to win these vitamins :)

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    Douglas Says:

    i would love to win this.. i take d supplements
    thank you !

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    Caroline Morin Says:

    Tweeted today, ID caroneko

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    Kathy Scott Says:

    I was just told that viitamin D helps your skin. I need to give it a try.

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    Caroline Morin Says:

    I Tweeted again, ID caroneko

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    John Carr Says:

    It is better refridgerated.

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    Denise Says:

    I don’t get enough sunshine to supply me with the Vitamin D I need. This would help!

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    Robert Miller Says:

    Hi I take D almost every day and sure could use this win to cut my costs. TIA Bob

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    alma gros Says:

    my mom was just told that her body isn’t absorbing enough vitamin D naturally and i’m beginning to think i’m joining her. this would surely help.

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    Ken Robinson Says:

    I think building immunity is very important. Please accept my entry. Thank you

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    Laura G Says:

    Having been diagnosed with osteoporosis a year ago, I’d love this

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    ky2here Says:

    What a great complement for the calcium I already use.

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    Lisa Taylor Says:

    I’ve tried this recently and it worked really well I would love to win

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    Naddez Says:

    I would love to win this! Great giveaway!

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    Naddez Says:

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    Chrysa Says:

    Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    georgie Says:

    The Wellesse’s Vitamin D3 supplement would benefit my health(I would hope).

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    georgie Says:

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    Vicki Andrew Says:

    I was really intrigued to learn that Vitamin D helps with boosting the immunity and since I COPD that is important to me

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    vivian Says:

    could use more vit d ty

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    Jessica P Says:

    Oh I so need this!

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    Debra Cook Says:

    I need to be healther, thanks!

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    Nanette O Says:

    I use supplements and try to eat healthy. I would love to win this prize.

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    Caroline Morin Says:

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    kathy pease Says:

    Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
    please count me in :)

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    renee Says:

    Wow! a year’s supply–that’s terrific.

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    carol ~ Says:

    I would love to try this!

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    Jennifer M Says:

    I’m not a dairy fan, so I could use this!

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    carol ~ Says:

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    I have to say this is a fantastic giveaway! We take vitamins every day and this is so important that I need to add this one also!

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    Brynna Says:

    I hope it’s not to late to enter! I’d love to win!

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    Becky Grady Says:

    I would love to win this. There has been a lot about Vitamin D in the news lately. Thanks!

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    katiea Says:

    My husband and I just started taking D3 every day per my doctors recommendation. He says that it is the single most important suppliment that you can take to help your body ‘do its thing.’ I’ve heard of the Wellesse brand of D3 and their unique liquid type juice bottle thingies, but I haven’t tried it yet. Thanks for the great contest!

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    Gianna Says:

    Please enter me :)

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    Michelle H. Says:

    I want to try this. I am really interested in bone health.

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    Marcy Strahan Says:


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    Jessica Says:

    My immune system must be sleeping cause I’m constantly catching colds, I’d love to give this a try!

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    tina reynolds Says:

    looks like an awesome prize i am trying to be more healthy thanks for the giveway

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    Donna K Says:

    I really need it.